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November 8, 2011 11:46:17 PM

I am thinking about building a good gaming pc that would play the latest games and not need to upgrade over the next couple of years. Is this spec good enough, compatible and leave upgrade room? or is some of it overkill? or should I change up a few things?

Option 1
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD7
Processor: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition 3.3GHz
Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6950 2GB (Sapphire)
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB
Optical: Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
Tower Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified
Software: Windows 7 64bit

Option 2
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
Processor: Intel i7 core 2600k 3.4GHz
Graphics: Nvidia GTX 560ti 1GB
Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 750GB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB
Optical: Asus Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO
Tower Case: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified
Software: Windows 7 64bit

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November 8, 2011 11:52:16 PM

Option 2 with an i5 2500k. I'd switch out the Nvidia for a Radeon one though 6800+ should be good.

Then again, it's your choice if you wanna stick with Nvidia.
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November 8, 2011 11:54:18 PM

No preferences just wanting bang for my buck with a 3D option
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November 9, 2011 1:25:22 AM

Option 2 with an i5 2500k
might as well get a 1TB HDD with the savings as well and or up the GPU more
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November 9, 2011 1:31:24 AM

Option 2 with an i5 2500k
with the saved money, get a gtx 570 instead
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November 9, 2011 1:59:35 AM

Assuming we are talking the usual pricing, the WD Black drives aren't worth it, the TX750 is pretty overpriced for the wattage and feature offered, the P8Z68 Pro is overpriced as well when the Asrock Extreme3/4 Gen3 Z68 can offer more features for a cheaper price, the 2600K isn't worth it in gaming, the 2500K performs pretty close.
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November 9, 2011 10:07:27 AM

what hdd would you recommend? and what wattage should I look at?
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November 10, 2011 4:25:38 AM

Well again, if you fill the forum post out that I prior linked I could/ we could better help you.
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