Making my first computer. Need some advice on this build iv'e made. Just want to make sure all these parts will play nice with each other before I commit to it. The final price after rebates, promos and combos is $512. Looking to do some moderate gaming with computer that won't piss itself when it sees newer games.
Just as long as you're aware you might not be able to touch those cores either. Some people get 2, some get 1 and quite a few get none.
And it can put a limit an overclocking ability of the CPU itself.
if you are going to buy the 6870, the 965 is the obvious choice. they are basically the same processor with different clockspeeds, and unless you have any other combo deals available, the 965 is both cheaper and faster.