trying to play max settings hd games like batlefield 3 mw3 crysis 2 i have a budget of around a 1200 dollars but i do have money to spend if it would be smarter to get somethin these are the prices the items where at like 3 months ago
i also would like a recomended blue ray player and burner if i even need that to watch blue ray? if not nvm then just like a disk burner. and if i should get a primary faster hard drive and a bigger data drive if so please recomend some.
4GB? C'mon, we can throw another 4 for very little money. You aren't eve using dual-chanel with 1 stick.
HD 6950 is a good card, but certainly not for the 2GB VRAM. 2GB will be useful if you plan on crossfiring the card later on, otherwise it won't really be an advantage.
Phenom 1100T: Again, good CPU but not because of the 6 cores. It's a decent performer for the price, but 4 cores are still underused, let alone 6. I get the feeling you are leaning to AMD parts, wich is allright, but a 2500k would be a better gaming CPU.
I would reccomend going 2500K+EVGA z68 FTW for about the same amount of cash, maybe a little more.
If your going to go with an AMD sytem, why not wait another week before buying everything and see if BullDozer finaly lands on Oct 12, as the last of the hundreds of rumors say it's supposed too....key words...supposed too! The Thuban is 6 core, but its still old tech. BD should be much faster and price comparible....so the rumors say again.
Other than that I agree with above, for a few bucks more go with 8GB mem.
Only other thing I would change is the case. Im lovin' my CM HAF 922. Its a little deeper than the AZZA box. This is important when you cram long graphics cards into short cases. The air moves easier when theres more room to move.