personally i would go with ati. its price is cheap and its great for multiple monitors and hi definition video. just go onto youtube and search gameplay with the 6870 and the gtx 560. i think the 6870 is better. and the more cores on the proccessor the better. battlefield 3 is going to take a lot of power to run on high settings. overall everything is great just try to upgrade the processor a little more. probobly go with intel
I think they meant to say the GTX560ti.Lots of people are confused with the "ti" and when most people say GTX560 they mean the "ti" version by default since it was released before the non "ti" version.That would also make more sense because the 6950 and GTX560ti perform the same.
You say your not building this until next year?
You could go with a lesser PSU and save some money and put it towards a better GPU.You really only need a 500 watt PSU for a single GPU.
If your not planning on building this till next year I would wait until then.Theirs going to be a lot changes in the market around that time.Prices are going to go up and down and who knows maybe after bulldozer is released next month it might be hard to find a Phenom ii around the time you want to build this.Of course I would suggest going with a bulldozer 4 core when you build it.Should be around the same price as a the 955.
The CM 430 doesn't have very good cooling I would suggest going for this instead.
It's only $10 and it's really worth the extra.Other than that I'd say your set unless you need an aftermarket CPU cooler.I assume your going to use the stock CPU heatsink that comes with the processor because you haven't listed it.
Good luck with your build, always go with the latest hardware you can afford. Wait and see what Bulldozer brings to the table like said above. Prices are going to be really cheap for good performance. ...
instead of creating a new thread ill try barge in here sorry OP. Do u guys suggest a 2gb 6950, or a 1gb 560ti. It seems the 6950 still just marginalizes an overclocked ti. I do plan on xfiring eventually when i can afford to upgrade mobos. I am thinking 2 6950's would be better than than 2 560ti's sli'd so do you think i should dish a bit more out and get the 6950 (2gb version, reduce micro stuttering etc)?