Advice Gaming PC

Hello Everyone,

I'm thinking of buying a new gaming PC and following some Best Buy-guides, this what I came up with until now. If anyone has any remarks on this build, please let me know. Considering the SSD, should 60GB be well enough or would you recommend more? And as last question : anyone a good idea for a monitor?

Thanks in advance for reading!

Case : Antec Midi Tower Sonata IV ATX, 620W (zwart)

Motherboard : Asus P8H67-M EVO B3 iH67, SATA600 RAID, USB3.0

Video Card : Asus Videokaart PCI-e Radeon HD6970 DCII 2GB DVI/HDMI/2xDP

Memory : Corsair 2x4GB, DDR3, PC12800, CL8, Vengeance

Processor : Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz 6MB Box

DVD : Lite-On DVD-/+/RAM IHAS124-19 24x/24x/12x SATA

Software : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 NL 1u 64bit OEM

SSD : OCZ SSD 2.5", 60GB, SATA, Vertex 2

Harddrive :Western Digital Harddisk 3.5" 1TB, SATA600, 64MB, WD1002FAEX

Cooler :Scythe Processor Koeler Mugen 2 Rev. B AMD & Intel
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  1. Curious why you would spend big $ on a HD 6970 GPU and not get a P67 MB with a i5-2500K CPU?

    Good Monitor. ASUS has a good warranty for dead pixels:
    ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
  2. Quote:
    Considering the SSD, should 60GB be well enough

    No worries.

    W7 will take around 20GB -- load all your 'heavy' stuff (programs) on your 1TB drive. Just keep an eye on your built up 'Restore Points' as they accumulate rapidly and take up massive HDD space.

    If you wish to have a chance at a future upgrade to Ivy Bridge you should probably snag a Z68 chipset (hard to say which one -- all that is known is that it will be 'available on selected Cougar Point chipsets with a firmware and BIOS update')

    Your mobo is now out-of-stock :(

    And if you wish to dance with the devil you may snag the ASRock 890FX DELUXE5 AM3+ with the AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition and save a few bucks (or save even more with the MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX motherboard)
  3. jerreddredd said:
    Curious why you would spend big $ on a HD 6970 GPU and not get a P67 MB with a i5-2500K CPU?

    My knowledge of PC Hardware is kinda lacking, but you mean that with that video card, I'd better get the 2500k which I can overclock? Is the motherboard I choose still a good option then or should that be changed as well?
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