So here are my questions: 6950 or 560 ti? 8gb or 4gb of ram?
C'mon .... lesser rig ? Your kid's gonna kick ya butt in all the games you play anyway
The 560 Ti (900MHz) is the buy right now. In SLI it beats the 6970 (note: not 6950), 862 fps to 825 fps in Guru3D's game test suite and it's $35 cheaper than the 6950 you picked. The Asus version I can personally attest easily OC's to 1000 Mhz. The other thing is, you will get a chance to try the games you buy with PhysX turned on. decide if you like PhysX by watching this:
this unit combines utterly amazing voltage regulation with outstanding efficiency and just about the best ripple and noise suppression I have ever seen. And it does it all silently, too, because I sure couldn't hear that fan at any time. Even in the hot box. I almost wish I could hand out better than a perfect score, but I can't
TIM - Do you want to deal w/ the 200 hour curing time ?
Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity.
Shin Etsu which has same thermal properties and no curing issues.