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Posted 01 December 2011 - 11:30 PM
Posted 02 December 2011 - 07:59 AM
Posted 02 December 2011 - 10:58 AM
I would swap out the RAM with this as it will leave more open slots for upgrades. That CPU will work with that motherboard, however, it seems hardly worth it as the 8120 can be easily overclocked to 8150 levels and cost less. If this is a gaming PC, eight cores aren't necessary unless your friend also does content creation or rendering. You may be better served with a four core CPU, or, if you want to leave some performance headroom just in case, a six core. A good quad core CPU would be the FX-4100 and a good six core CPU would be the AMD Phenom II X6 1100T. Water cooling is also not needed unless you are doing extreme overclocking and you need a copy of Windows. If you have the money, the HIS Radeon HD6850 1GB is more of a mid-range gaming graphics card whereas the 6790 is more of a lower end card that has been clocked higher.
Posted 02 December 2011 - 12:10 PM
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Posted 04 December 2011 - 08:52 AM
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+ System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch
Posted 04 December 2011 - 04:06 PM
Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:35 AM
A 700W power supply is more than enough, just one 6850 needs 500W, I doubt that card uses 250W at load.
Posted 06 December 2011 - 07:59 PM
That 500W estimate includes the entire system with a bit of a buffer. At 100% load the Radeon 6850 itself draws less than 150W. See here for an example.
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