Advice on New Gaming PC Build

I'm looking to build a new gaming computer. These are the components I'm looking at and am considering going SLI in the future. I would like some opinions on whether this would be a good build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Mid to late March
Budget Range: $900 - $1300
System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe at a later date
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Components
Case: NZXT M59

Motherboard: MSI NF980-G65

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition

Heat sink: COOLER MASTER V6 RR-V6SV-22PR-R1

Memory: G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 460 SE (Fermi) 1GB

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5001AALS 500GB 7200RPM (system drive)
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALS 1TB 7200 RPM

DVD Drive: ASUS DRW-24B3LT SATA

Power Supply: Rosewill Green Series RG700-S12 700W
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  1. Quote:
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies
    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


    Designing strictly as per needs and unless you hit a 30" LCD and/or Eyefinity on the cards i would think a HD 6850 but better a HD 6870 with room to CF would be a better option on a USB/SATA 3.0 capable chipset. No render/encode/video edit means 955BE/4GB RAM is more than enuff ^^

    $652AR



    HD6K Barts: single/CF review
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/8
  2. ^+1 for above build
  3. So the stock heat sink will be good even if I overclock?
  4. qam_jah said:
    So the stock heat sink will be good even if I overclock?

    If you would like to overclock, I would suggest an aftermarket heat sink. The question of "do I NEED to overclock" can only be answered by you. In your case I don't really see the point beyond being a fun activity/learning experience.
  5. the stock heatsink is fine for a slight bump, like getting the 955 running at the 975s stock speed but for more intense overclocking I recommend this: http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RR-B10-212P-G1-Universal-Heat-Pipe/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1297997203&sr=8-1
  6. Qam,

    Do you already have an OS? Monitor? I would also go with ati 5870+ if you are considering xfire later on as the board you picked will not support sli. i have a post on my new system a few above yours and i brought it in at 1176 with shipping. may be something there you like as i am OC'ing everything gpu/cpu/ and the ram which had great oc'ing reviews.
  7. ^assume that he only needs the parts he linked to
  8. qam_jah said:
    So the stock heat sink will be good even if I overclock?



    Depends on how high but for best results nab an after market and my suggestion is to use that gift coupon to finance a CM Hyper 212+ HSF :lol:
  9. Thanks for all the advice. It's very helpful.
  10. Yep happy shopping and u are welcomed ^^
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