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Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) $229.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 $141.99
Western Digital WD Black $91.99
Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 $299.95
ASUS VH236H 23-Inch Full-HD 2ms LCD Monitor $159.98
Windows 8 System Builder OEM DVD 64-Bit $90.99
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced $139.99
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W $89.99
Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) $43.99 x2 for 16GB
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS $19.99
Enermax ETS-T40-TB CPU Cooler $34.99

Future Additions:
SSD
Second Monitor
Second HDD
Second GPU (Crossfire)
Upgraded Fans
Fan Controller

Updated Pics:
http://imgur.com/a/lnyex#0

PCPartPicker:
http://pcpartpicker.com/b/AXJ

 
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Built this and pretty happy. I will make it better and look better. Cable management is blah but it's good for airflow. Big case to eventually make this into a serious gaming PC.

Pics: http://imgur.com/a/lnyex#0
Link to pcpartpicker - http://pcpartpicker.com/b/AXJ

I have about $300 for a GPU, I assume the 7950 is the way to go
Looks really nice :smile:

and yes a 7950 is the way to go, i personally recommend a Sapphire 7950. I have two of them and they haven't had any issues :smile:
 
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Looks really nice :smile:

and yes a 7950 is the way to go, i personally recommend a Sapphire 7950. I have two of them and they haven't had any issues :smile:

I do like how they look, they overclock well?
 
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I have heard Sapphire GPUs are nice, but I haven't had to much luck with them. I had a Sapphire 6950 unlocked to a 6970 via bios swap and it got abnormally hot. I prefer XFX. They have great support and they are sexy as hell.
 
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I have heard Sapphire GPUs are nice, but I haven't had to much luck with them. I had a Sapphire 6950 unlocked to a 6970 via bios swap and it got abnormally hot. I prefer XFX. They have great support and they are sexy as hell.
Why would you bios swap them in the first place? Overclocking to 6970 speeds would've given you the same results...
 
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Why would you bios swap them in the first place? Overclocking to 6970 speeds would've given you the same results...

The first edition 2GB 6950 had dual bios option. If you flashed a 6970 bios to a 6950, it would unlock the remaining shaders to a 6970. a 2GB 6950 and a 6970 are the same card in every way, just with different bios to lock and unlock certain shaders.
 
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The first edition 2GB 6950 had dual bios option. If you flashed a 6970 bios to a 6950, it would unlock the remaining shaders to a 6970. a 2GB 6950 and a 6970 are the same card in every way, just with different bios to lock and unlock certain shaders.
Ahhh okay well that makes sense.
 
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It is. That's the one I have and it's great. You'll probably get it just in time to play Bioshock Infinite (comes out the 26th).
Amazing card :smile: i've got two of them (except mine are the longer ones) so i know you'll enjoy that card. Plus it comes with two great games.

Cannot freaking wait!
 
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BUMP: I'm made some changes and updated OP with new pictures of my build along with my plans
 
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S Selena Gomez You say you have x2 7950's?
If you are, what CPU are you using. I think i might bottleneck if i stick in another.
 
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