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Gaming PC - 1200$ final choice

Last response: in Systems
September 18, 2011 4:14:08 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: in 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: 1000 to 1200$

System Usage: Gaming

Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any

Country of Origin: Italy

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I5 2500K and ATI GPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or less

I've been following the forum for a while, this is what i've choosen from an italian e-store:

CASE: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Nero (CMRC912PKKN1)

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W 80Plus Bronze (CMPSU-750TXV2EU)

RAM: DDR3 Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 1600MHz 8GB (2x4GB) CL8

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K

MB: Asus P8Z68-V PRO Socket 1155 Intel Z68 DDR3 SATA3 USB3 HDMI ATX

GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6950 Core 800MHz Memory GDDR5 5000MHz 2GB DVI DisplayPort HDMI

HD: 2x Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200rpm 16MB SATA2 HD502HJ

Everything listed above: 859€ - 1180$

I didn't put the single prices because i'm interested in buying at this particular store (close to home, i can collect the pc directly at the store).
As 6950 they also have "PowerColor Radeon HD 6950 Core 800MHz Memory GDDR5 1250MHz 2GB DVI 2xHDMI DisplayPort" or I could choose the "XFX Radeon HD 6970 Core 880MHz Memory GDDR5 5500MHz 2GB 2xDVI-I HDMI 2xDisplayPort" adding 80$.
I know the 6950 can be unlocked to reach the 6970 but i've got no experience and, if i'm not wrong, with these particular 6950 models it's not possible.

September 18, 2011 4:21:15 PM

That's a good looking build.
September 18, 2011 4:36:09 PM

Yeah, its a good build. good luck mate
no more options since you selected a good variety of parts
September 18, 2011 4:45:24 PM

Thanks guys, glad to hear that!

What do you think of the 6970 option? Is it worth the 80$ difference?