actually our very own forums has stated a humble Rana 4xx good enuff for a gaming rig ^^ By the way i've seen your recommendations: guess u the type that equates spending more = better hehe
No sir, I don't. It's just that good enough is sometimes not good enough. That's why people have a budget IMO. If you can afford a 760 based system, you don't really wanna look at a Rana. The 955, maybe but not the Rana.
I myself have recommended the Rana 440/445 previously only to find that you've come up with a Propus 620-640 recommendation for a gaming build.
In any case, the higher up the price range you go, AMD seriously makes less & less sense & Intel becomes the obvious choice IMHO
BTW, without insinuating anything, why do I never find you recommending Intel? Do you have any disclosures 'bout your relationship with AMD?
Go with the 955 I linked, if you want slightly better value & can't afford the 760. Go with the 760 if you want a better, more powerful system overall.
The lower price point was achieved by compromising on the RAM, PSU and Monitor quality. Just to let you know. Your call.
Unless one needs the sheer brute force of the Gulftown 980X more often than not there are very much more wallet friendly alternatives and i would say TS should be moving to a HD 5870 for a gaming config if budget is expanded from my earler config for best gains for gaming ^^