Bulding New Computer. Is this a good build?

Hi guys,

I've recently decided to upgrade my old Q6600 processor and mobo (P5k) to this.

i7 2600k CPU
ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.0 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard
Sapphire HD 6870 1GB
4x2 DDR ram
GX 750Watt Cooler master.

I'm just wondering, will this new build suffice? Will I be able to play all the new games on the highest possible settings?

At first I was hooking my Sapphire HD 6870 on my Q6600 processor, and I felt performance wasn't to good..

What are your thoughts on this build?

Thanks guys.
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  1. The parts look compatible but since you didn't provide links we cant comment on the quality of the hardware you are purchasing.
  2. As above - things look compatible.
    One thing to note is that unless you are doing a very large amount of multi-tasking, etc... then a 2500K will do just as well for gaming as a 2600k - at least until games make use of more than 4 threads/cores.
  3. If I get the 2500K will i be able to play the latest games on the highest settings?
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    In most cases, the i5-2500k is a better buy. It doesn't have hyperthreading, has 2MB less L3 cache, and stock speed is 100Mhz slower. But it's $100 cheaper and if you're primarily gaming, you probably won't notice a difference.

    4x2GB of RAM doesn't make sense. Get 2x4GB instead.

    As far as playing all new games on highest settings with a single 6870, no. But you should get high settings on many new games (depending on your monitor resolution). If that motherboard has 2 PCI x16 slots running at x8, you can use the $100 you saved on your cpu to go towards another 6870 for crossfire. Then you'd be able to play most games at highest settings.
  5. I would advise a more powerful graphics solution (dual 6870's, a 6950, or even a 6970) and a core i5 2500k. As hapkido said, the gaming performance between the 2500k and the 2600k is not considerably different, and the $100 saved would go to better use in the graphics department from a gaming perspective.

    Take a look at Tom's best graphics cards for the money and find a price point that you're comfortable with because I think you would be happier with a better graphics card if you want to play on the highest settings.
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