I7-950, 6870 build. awaiting tom's approval!

Approximate Purchase Date: one week

Budget Range: 1500 before taxes etc. (flexible)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming (starcraft 2 mostly), movies, possibly video editing in the future

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: Canada

Parts Preferences: intel cpu, amd gpu

Overclocking: maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: Yes in 6-12 months

Monitor Resolution: 2048 x 1152

Additional Comments: I have done a lot of research and i think i have a fairly solid build here, however i would love to hear what the tom's community thinks.
Would crossfire 6870's have room to breath on my selected mobo? will this stuff fit in the case? Thanks a lot!

Intel Core i7-950
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115211

ASUS P6X58D-E
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102909

G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB)
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231225

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196&Tpk=COOLER%20MASTER%20Storm%20Scout

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

ASUS Black 24X DVD+R
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
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  1. any opinions???????
  2. For mainly gaming i feel your config is CPU/mobo heavy


    The Game Rundown: Finding CPU/GPU Bottlenecks, Part 2
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/game-performance-bottleneck,2738-16.html
    Quote:
    Conclusion: A Trend Toward 3+ Cores

    The average optimal number of CPU cores suggested by the test results is 2.75, showing a clear trend towards at least three CPU cores.The question of whether the CPU or GPU is most important is easily answered. If you don't have a multi-core CPU, then upgrade it. If you have a dual-core CPU at around 3 GHz, then invest your money into a graphics card, as most games are GPU-limited. This is not something that will change with new DirectX 11 games.


    I could easily rig up HD 6850CF set ups at $800 price point which would be more apt for gaming on 2048 x 1152 res
  3. thanks for the feedback!
  4. You are welcomed ^^
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