CPU: AMD PHENOM II X6 SIX-CORE 1055T
GPU: HIS ATI HD 5770
Mem: Corsair CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB (2x XMS3 2GB) PC-12800 (1600MHz)
HDD: Hitachi 500GB Deskstar 7K1000.C 7200rpm HDD - SATA II 3.0Gbs, 16MB Cache
PSU: 650W "Aywun" MEGA POWER ECO Series A1-650E Power Supply
Case: Antec "Three Hundred" Tower Gaming Case
I'm planing on getting another 5770 later on and going crossfire with them (probably 6-12 months away). My three main questions are:
-Would that PSU be able to handle 2 cards?
-Would the case provide enough airflow (I may overclock a lil)
-Is that motherboard overkill for my needs (Mainly just gaming.)
If anyone has any suggestions or comments they would be greatly appreciated ;D
Thanks so far but, unfortuantly I'm in Australia so US deals don't mean much to me
I'm planning on keeping this system for a while, that's why I thought the 6core CPU would provide advantage in the future?
It may, I don't think it will within the lifetime of the PC (3-5 years). Dual core and quad has been around for long time and only now is it finally worth having quad over dual, and even then it is actually the 3rd core that is making the difference (and even then not in all situations), currently the 4th is not much use, so I would say its a long while before 6 cores is going to be useful for gaming.
Indeed, if you are concerned that in the future 6 core will be of use, then getting the RANA x3 440 is a nice cheap CPU which can cope with everything now, when it starts showing its limits in a few years you could then buy a new CPU - by the time more cores are of use, the Bulldozer CPU will have been released for a long while, will be fairly cheap and beter than the current 6 core CPU
Assuming you are gaming at 1920 x 1080, absolutely, the higher the res the less dependant on the CPU games become (though some games are of course more CPU dependant than others, but the x3 440 is a great gaming chip)