Is this processor fine ???
Intel Core i3 Processor i3-2100 3.1GHz 3MB LGA1155 - $141
And the following GPU
Sapphire ATI Radeon HD6870 HD 6870 1GB PCI-E Video Card - $190
MSI P67A-G43 Socket 1155 ATX B3 Motherboard - $80
will this setup play crysis 2 with dx11 on high settings??
For gaming you have alot of CPU power compared to GPU, I suggest you lower the CPU to i3 2100 and upgrade the GPU to 6850-6870 with the change.
he will eventually need a quad core though.
i think that you should save the extra money and get a 6950 which will cost roughly 250. thats better than spending 125 now then anything above 125 later which you will have to eventually to play new games. you will be money ahead to buy a better gpu now then later.
will the i5-2500 and HD 6950 be good enough for the upcoming Battlefield 3 on med to high settings with dx11 ???
and what type of mobo does the 6950 require ????
And is 8GB enough ram for graphic intensive games ?????
Yes the 2500 is a quad core. With the 6950 get a 600W PSU for one if you want to get crossfire later 750W. Get a corsair antec or seasonic brand PSU as some cheaper ones can only supply less than half what they are rated at. If you want to overclock the CPU then get a better cooler otherwise the stock one if fine. Also get as many case fans as will fit in your case.