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System was built with spare parts. Its only used for gaming and movie's on the big screen. Also trying out Steam's Big picture, it's quite a gratifying feeling to pick up a controller and sit on a comfy recliner and play some skyrim on the 60 inch screen.

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  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

What fps are you getting out of the crossfire?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

haven't benchmarked the system, but I will be ocing the CPU to 4GHZ and seeing what scores I can get with it.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice, I have that setup with the dual 6970s, those things are beast. Love the build quality of them too. Just feels so solid in your hand. My brother has the rig now with an 1100t and it got ~p1100 on 3dmark11. not bad.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

Is a 1250W PSU really necessary...

  • 87 months ago
  • 3 points

Those cards under load eat about 300w a piece. That's 600w, just for the cards. That power supply, if all the stats are correct, runs at about 1100w with the listed 92% efficiency. The CPU wants 125w on it's own. He's got a little room for expansion I'd say, but it's not unnecessary power.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

1148W max, precisely xD

I guess that's still a bit overkill. A 1000W or 900W was enough and he won't even need 1/2 of that power if he gets a single new card with same performance.

Overall, it's a nice build but that doesn't seem much like a HTPC :p It seems more like a gaming build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

There's no such thing as overkill. You can never have too much power. (;

I'm using a 750w and using under 500w. That gives me room to add a blu-ray drive, a couple more HDDs, a wireless and/or bluetooth card, and possibly a capture card.

Taking overclocking into consideration, my 95w CPU is running probably 110-115w already and I can push it harder.

  • 85 months ago
  • 2 points

And to quote emperor palpatine:

"UNLIMITED POWER!"

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build!! I'd be very interested to see Unigine heaven benchmarks on those cards, single and crossfire. If you would do me the honor hit me up on my facebook page: IamApropos I've recently met up with some builders who did some comparisons with a MSI 680, a GTX 560 Ti, a GTX 570 and a ASUS Matrix 7970. Everyone is welcome to come talk shop the facebook page is dedicated to gaming and computer build consultation.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Just iut if curiosity, why not go with 2X4 RAM to give some upgradability and also why do so many people go with OCZ when sooooo many people don't recommend it? besides that, awesome build!

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I had all the parts already laying at home, the only thing I had to purchase was the Case and H20 cooler.

Also OCZ's RMA is really awesome service. I own 7 of there PSU's ZX1250

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

i don't know why people keep dissing OCZ power supplies. on the build i currently use, i use an OCZ StealthXtream 600W PSU - been going for at least two years so far with daily use and i haven't had any troubles with it.

nonetheless, that's a great build you got there. like someone said earlier, i would've gone with at least two 4GB sticks of RAM instead of 4 2GB sticks

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

I own quite a few of there zx1250 and they run solid. Had to Rma once and it was done promptly with great support to boot.

If I was purchasing the Ram I would of gone that route but I did already have all the parts laying, the only thing I had to purchase was the case and H20 cooler.

  • 87 months ago
  • 2 points

then i must commend your bargain beast of a machine. i hope it lasts for awhile, and there's certainly no reason why it shouldn't.

  • 85 months ago
  • 1 point

Is it a good case?

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

nice build. good cable management

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

thanks, took a bit of time to to the management. I built this as a gift to my parents and wanted it to look neat and tidy as possible :)

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

What on earth are your parents going to do with a Crossfire 6970 setup??? lol thats an awesome gift.

  • 87 months ago
  • 0 points

Is it worth getting the Zalman Z11 plus or shall I save money and get Z9 plus?

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

Go with whatever suits your needs, the Z11 is bigger, has a few better features, and will be easier to build in. Just look at the two and decide whether or not the Z11 is worth the extra money for your build.

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

My only gripe with the z9 is it doesn't give much room behind the motherboard tray for cable management. I had to literally press down on the panel to get it closed. Other than that its great budget case.