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April 11, 2011 4:37:41 AM
April 11, 2011 5:05:30 AM

Should last 2 years or so. If not you can always add in more RAM and a newer video card or go crossfire. That CPU is a beast and the 6870 can run anything now at max depending on your resolution. It might have probs with Metro 2033 at 1920x1080 max detail but other than that it'll run anything smoothly. If you are planning to do Crossfire in the future I would recommend going with a 700 or 750W version, 2x 6870s eat up a lot of power.
April 11, 2011 5:10:23 AM

It looks good. However your CPU. I'm not a big fan. What is your budget?
If it is 700$. You could get the 600$ build in my siggy and switch the i3 2100 for an i5 2400.

Best SUB-200$ CPU
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu-cor...

i3 2100 vs 1090T
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/146?vs=289
Sad the i3 2100 beats the 1090T in many situations including gaming.

i5 2500K vs 1100T
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288
The 2500 is just the 2400 with a higher clock. There is no HT so this comparison can be made with the 2400/2500 vs 1100T
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April 11, 2011 5:29:29 AM

Budget is around $800. Looking for something that will last about 5 years without upgrading.
April 11, 2011 2:00:41 PM

Yes then get the build in my siggy.
But switch the CPU out for the i5 2400. Switch the GPU out for a 560 Ti. That'd add about 130$ to total to about $730. I assume you won't CF or OC. So you can change the motherboard to this motherboard instead to save money.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
April 11, 2011 2:35:21 PM

I second azn's recommendation. =D
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