I'm hoping that this will be enough to run games like BF3 and Batman at decent settings with Eyefinity, but if not, then hopefully adding another GPU in CF would do the trick? Anyone see any bottlenecks in this system? All thoughts and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance everyone!
16GB is probably overkill, but then memory is cheap so you should be fine with it.
Get the EVO model of the Cooler Master Hyper.
Try to find out that the 6970 actually fits the case, it is a pretty big case so it should, but then 6970 is a very long card.
2x 1680 x 1050 probably works decently with a single 6970, but to go for 3 then you want the 2nd 6970. It will also let run higher settings.
A good 850W PSU will be good enough for you. Antec, Corsair, XFX, Seasonic.
That was kinda my thinking on the RAM, for that price it seemed ok to go with more than I might need.
I'll check out the EVO model for sure.
Part of the reason I went for the ATX full case was in hopes of making enough room for the 6970 since I've heard it's a big card. I'll see what I can find out about it fitting or not.
I also wasn't sure how much power I'd need if I went with 2 GPU's eventually, so I decided to give myself some room with the 1000W PSU. If you think 850W will do then maybe I can save some money there.
Oh, and if I do add another GPU, is that going to put the limiting factor back to the CPU, or will my bottleneck still be at the GPU's? I'm trying to get a feel for whether or not this will be a future-proof-ish build...