Hey guys, I have been using these forum's for a while and decided to make an account.
I am building a new system and wanted to ask what my bottleneck (if any) is. I am on somewhat of a budget and am building this PC for gaming (BF3).

Any issues you see with this setup before I commit and buy?

1) Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

2) GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

3) EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

4) Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

5) Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX

6) AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor

7)x2 RAID0- OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC
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    You do not need 16 gig of RAM for gaming . 4 gig is enough . Games simply cant use more
    For some future expansion then maybe 2 x4 gig is worthwhile .
    Since you have a motherboard that can accept the new bulldozer cpu's that are being released next month you should probably also buy RAM that is compatible with Bulldozer . That means 1.5 volt .
    2 x4 gig of 1.5 v [ or less ]

    No point buying the 965 phenom either . Its the exact same part as a 955 but clocked 100MHz higher . With an unlocked multiplier you can make that change your self in under 60 seconds
  2. Wow thanks for the quick reply. Since the game is not due to be released for another moth or so should I wait and buy the bulldozer CPU? would that be overkill?

    I will loo around for 1.5v memory. I can't seem to find it on newegg I will look elsewhere. Thanks for your help!
  3. Best answer selected by Super_Glue.
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