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!
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