Phenom x4 965
Crosshair IV Formula
HD 6970 PCS+ (Soon to be two!)
750w PC Power & Cooling
4GB DDR3 GSkill Eco
750GB Green Caviar
I was thinking my system is fine for what I want, but I can see the CPU as a bottleneck soon, is their any point in even looking at the 990x for Gaming/Benchmarks?
If not I plan on waiting for Bulldozer which hopefully outdoes SB.
Besides that I was maybe thinking of more/better RAM and a better Case/PSU
I doubt I need faster RAM but maybe a little more would help.
I enjoy playing very hard to run games like Metro 2033, Crysis etc and hope to setup Eyefinity later on
Sorry about all the info but I just want anyone to bounce around idea for new things to boost my system, I know SSDs are fantastic but I still feel like they could get cheaper (Vertex/Agility 3) and I heard mixed reviews about them.
Obviously you can spend more money on the Mobo if you want to, you won't get that much of a benefit but it can be done. I kind of gave the principal idea what to look for. The Maximus IV Extreme and Extreme-Z are both great motherboards.
With the memory in addition to the specs, also make sure you will be able to fit the memory with your HSF. So that you won't run into any unexpected clearance issues.