I live in Portugal so ill be ordering my parts from Amazon.co.uk
I Have been wanting to make my own pc for a very very long time now, and i finally got to it.. Ill be wanting to play games like crysis 2, and mass effect 3 when they come out, so it has to be a good solid build..
My budget is around 1050 euros on parts, and around 1250 with a monitor...
So thats what i have come up until now, id like to know what u guys think.. If its a good build, and if all the pieces work out good for each other...
I do have preferences with AMD so i dont really want any Intel or Nvidia
If you really want to buy a relatively inexpensive 6 core processor, go right ahead. But if you want your gaming PC to be better optimized, you need a 3-4 core procssor at best and you've gotta change that GPU to a 5870 if you want Radeon or a GTX 480 if you're ok with Nvidia.
Most games are bottlenecked with GPU's and not CPU's and are not optimized even for quad cores.
Also, what's your monitor resolution? Any less than 1920x1080, and there's no way you'll be needing even a GTX 460/6870.
Also, you don't need any more than 4GB RAM for gaming. If you're into video rendering/photo editing, be my guest, but for gaming, any more than 4 as of now is a waste of money.
Corsair DDR3 1600 2 x 2GB - that's all the RAM one will ever need for optimized gaming performance in an AM3 system. You can get something that says CL7 or C7 though. That will be a wee bit faster in some benchmarks, but won't make much of a real world difference in gaming.
Also, get an Asrock 870 Extreme3 - more mobo than you'll ever need. Nobody needs a 154 pound AMD mobo. I mean honestly.
But is the pc well balanced for all the needs i will needing??
Yeah looks like it. The parts were all good taken in isolation. It's just that for gaming alone, it made no sense whatsoever, with no mention of xfire, that PSU made no sense either. But now it all pretty much does.
Congrats, looks like you're gonna have a pretty decent system