I'm about to buy new gaming PC in a week now. My budget is limited at 900$(less will be better). I've made a custom theoretical configuration, so considering my low knowledge on this subject, I would appreciate any advanced help. This is what I custom-made:
Sapphire ATI PCX HD 6950 2GB GDDR5 HDMI/2xDVI/DP/2xFan/2xBios/Dirt3 - 330$
DIMM 4GB DDR3 1333MHz Apacer AP4096UTQB1K2 - 26$
HDD 3.5" 320GB Simmtronics SATA2 7200rpm - 63$
PSU 800W Hantol 20+4pin,600W Real Power, 5xSATA,2xIDE,2XPCI-E,12cm Fan, 80 Plus Silver, Full CE - 47$
ATX Midi Tower Case Hantol 9806 500W CE - 31$
Monitor LCD 22" 221V2AB Philips Full HD 1920x1080, 5ms, DVI w/Speakers
It all sums up to 899$.
NOTE - don't need any software or additional accessories.
I would like to play newest games with decent graphics at high performance if possible.
So, I would like to know if this makes a good bargain, or if I can get more for less(would prefer if possible). Also, I would like to know if I should improve some parts by weakening others? And if you think that I am overacting with the configuration, don't save words
About the GPU, the shop I'll be getting my new PC sells these 2 GPUs with difference in price of 30$, so I believe the 6950 is better bargain. Anyway, about the Motherboard. I did read some guides on the net about getting a new MB, and researched abit. What keeps my hands tied is the limited options in choosing the MB, since I have to buy all the parts in one shop. And they don't offer many MBs. Around that price, they have these MBs :
MB Sapphire H67 s1155 mini ITX Pure Platinum DDR3 1600 USB3.0 SATA3
That is all, more or less, around that price.
And I was wandering if the PSU is good choice. I am in doubt about it's quality. Anyway, I think it should give enough power supply without any problems.
And one more thing. Do you think I should go for the
CPU Core i5-2300 Quad 2.8GHz LGA 1155 6MB BOX, instead of the i3 ? It's 60$ more expensive, is the performance worth the difference, especially for a gaming PC like in my case ?