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June 10, 2011 7:50:56 PM

I'm planning to build a new computers to run games like Skyrim and BF3, the parts I have in mind are:

-AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo 6 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDE00ZFBGRBOX -OR- AMD Phenom II X4 955

-NZXT Phantom case(with all 7 fans)

-SAPPHIRE 100311SR Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

-Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SD-RAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGD38G1333ELK

-SILVERSTONE ST75F-P 750W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

-SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

-ASRock 890GX PRO3 AM3 AMD 890GX HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

-Asus Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

So what I want to know is if all this parts are compatible, what else should I buy (coolers, fans, cables,etc), and also if someone has a suggestion about replacing one of this parts for another one that works better and is around the same price I would appreciate it. Thnx :) 

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June 13, 2011 1:33:33 AM

everything you have listed is compatible.....the only thing i have in question in the power supply because it doesnt list what kind of pci-e connectors it has. The 6970 requires a 6pin and 8 pin connector. That's what you need to find out. Try looking on their web site. As long as it has 2x6+2 pins you will be good. If you want to crossfire in the future you will need 4x6+2pins. I dont know much about patriot mem....i would go with g skill. If you are not planning on overclocking then you will not need a cooler. if so look for one that matches your cpu socket type and make sure u check reviews and demensions to make sure it will fit in case.
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June 13, 2011 2:05:34 AM

and if it sais it has an 2 x 8 / 4-Pin EPS / ATX 12V connector?
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June 13, 2011 2:10:50 AM

your mobo only needs 1x8pin cpu power connector....that comes with 2. Just use one of the 8 pins and you will be good. Not really sure why they sell will 2x8pins and 2x4 pins. Makes more sense to me to sell with 1x8pin and 1x4pin just in case the consumer switches motherboards in the future. Long story short.....your good.
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June 13, 2011 2:13:45 AM

I also didnt see it earlier in the PSu description it comes with Dual PCI-E 8pin and four PCI-E 6pin connectors support ...so it will work with your card
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June 13, 2011 2:15:42 AM

Thnx man.
One last thing, do you think with a setup like this I should be able to run most games that are already out and comming in the near future at least at high settings??
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June 13, 2011 2:24:09 AM

6970 is a high end card....6990 would be considered extreme at the moment. If you are not on a budget someone just told me that the 560ti's in sli mode would own anything in the near future...they run about 240 a piece....but honestly the 6970 should do good things for you. Also look in to crossfire 6950 and 6850 and determine if that could also fit in your price range.
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June 13, 2011 2:41:36 AM

very well then, I guess I will stick with a single 6970, at the moment dual 6950 or 6850 does not fit with my price range. Thank you
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June 13, 2011 2:41:54 AM

Best answer selected by iiH3R3T1C.
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June 13, 2011 2:47:17 AM

I meant Crossfire 6870's and 6950's...either way still out of price range. Good luck!
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