Second of all, it's P67, not P76. I would recommend a Z68.
You said the GTX card can be replaced by the EVGA make......what do you mean by that? GTX is part of the name of the card, not a brand. The brand is Asus. So....I take it you MEANT, "should I replaced the Asus with the EVGA"? Then you ask if it's worth the savings? But you didn't tell us what the cost of the EVGA card is, so that's an impossible question to answer.
I think he's actually buying the p76 mobo,
its just that you guys are soooooo far behind tech with your z86's and p67's lol
He doesn't mention which thermaltake cooler he is considering for the heatsink, maybe a model number please Op?
too much ram for a game only rig, 4 or 8 max and put money elsewhere or save
and a 1200w is way overkill for requirements,I like overkill on psu's to a point but I think you exceed it by a margin, an 850w would be considered too much by some, again more savings there
The GTX580 Asus is 680
The GTX580 EVGA ( not sure on brand but it's something like that is 580) almost 100 less. I'm concerned about the different make of the card.
Is it better to go 6990 Asus for $720?
The power is very over kill, for $265 I think it was I'm not sure I'll need it.
Can anyone suggest another power supply for a lot less?
The RAM as I understood from most only put 8GB is there a huge difference with 8GB and 16GB? Can you even tell the difference.
Right now I'm bouncing...
P67 Fatality motherboard or UD7 Gigabyte
GTX580 or 6990
Asus or EVGA
physxs won't help at all with the frame rate, it helps with the "reality" of the game, look up some screenshot with physx on and off. if you want best frame rate go for a 6990, but IMO there is no need to spend the extra money on a ASUS card. IMO i think all the cards are the same (except super OC editions) and all they do is label it and stick a sticker on it
After 8 posts in different sections which I'm sure has fustrated people I've finally paid for my system to be built and ready for pick up tomorrow.
This is what I decided.
NZXT Phantom Full Red - Case
Dominator Red 8GB 1866Hz ( fans inc )
Antec 900W High Voltage Red/black
6990 Asus 4GB
i5 2500k OC
AsRock Fatality Professional Red/Black
TT Heat sink - Red
500 T HD 7200rpm
Win 7 Pro 64 bit
Thanks so much for all your help. - I'll post pics tomorrow on my red looking machine!!!