Would that power supply be able to run it? and what do you think about the parts? I dont know much about specifics so that is why im asking, just looking for products in that performance range or higher if not too much more.
Yea basically. My 9600GT has run every game at max or near max just fine. Such as bad company 2, dues ex although dont have that many new games atm. And i didnt want to spend more than £300 as i didnt think i would need a graphics card. My Core 2 duo atm seems to run everthing fine, so i dont think it needs to be at least i5.
What do i really even look for in a motherboard apart from the max ram, slots it has, and the CPU it can handle.
Is that really going to be much of a problem though. When i next upgrade my pc i would buy a new motherboard with it so i wouldnt be upgrading with it. But i cant really afford much better at the moment.
Ok, so i been thinking a lot and looking at a lot of battlefield 3 footage and decided i need a powerful pc lol.
Basically NEW BUDGET: About £500 (if i sell my airsoft gun probably £600-£700)
So i will probably get that motherboard you said, and i have a few questions.
Intel i5 still good for this? and 2.8ghz or 3.3ghz?
Should i get a slightly less powered graphics card and later on get it in crossfire, or just get one good one?
If i can afford it, should i get 8GB of ram? (current bought 2x2GB kingston 1333mhz)
Also powersupply, Prob be something like Corsair but 650W or 750W?
Also, overclocking. Worth it? i dont really know what to do and does it create a lot more heat?
Last one, is it worth saving up a bit more and waiting till after BF3 comes out and get a more powerful pc as i would have a bit more money? Really would like BF3 when it comes out, although think i can play it on my pc atm just lot lower specs.
Your list looks fine, but really the PSU is a bit too much for a single card and you are unlikely to get a second. The selected MB is a fine one but the second PCI-E slot only operates at x4, making it inappropriate for crossfire or SLI.
Go with the 6950 2Gb if you can afford it.
Consider a 650TX V2.
And make sure the selected RAM is 1.5V. You may need to confirm this with the vendor or compare the part number with the Corsair site.
Also the artic cooling freezer isn't that great. You said that you do not plan on overclocking at all? If so the additional Heat sink fan would be unnecessary. Not to mention, a K series cpu would also be unnecessary. If you do want to dabble with overclocking (very simple with the 2500k) Look into something like like Hyper 212 evo.