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Gaming PC - 1200$ final choice

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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.


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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?