Sub $900 gaming computer

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  2. That GPU is a pile. Its a very low end gamer if that. 6950-2gb is the sweet spot. Any stock reference card will work. If you want to unlock it then you have to do legwork and track down the right model.

    There are about 3 different PSU units out there you are going to need to look at. For watt per $ around the holiday you can always find an Antec 800 or a Corsair that will work. Always peg around 800 watts. You dont want to run your rails all out and you never get what you pay for so the electronics rule 1-1 of adding 30% supply capability is in affect.

    Never plan on crossfire or sli for that socket. Its a budget part. You are going to be running one card at 16x or multiple cards at 8x8 pretty much. In reality in most of the builds you find online its a 10% performance hit. Plan ahead. If you are going to invest that kind of money in a gpu then get top end. A 6990 or something comparable. Take out all of the performance problems you get with xfire/sli and save money on cooling.
  3. A 6950 2gb is the sweet spot? No!

    Depending on the monitor resolution, the 6870 would be the sweet spot of a 1920 x 1080p monitor.
  4. Get this PSU:

    And this GPU:

    Noticed you didn't have a DVD drive listed:

    And if you are going to OC get this it will do just fine:

    If possible I would highly suggest making these changes.
  5. Hes looking for a cheap build....
    The 6870 is a fantastic budget card and runs everything great.
    This one is cheaper, rebates as well to 139

    I prefer sapphire like nekko mentioned, this one is also cheaper...

    Either card is fine reviewed.
  6. Thanks for all the replies.
    I am mostly worried about the Mobo, Will the one i have listed work?
  7. Yes it will work fine.
  8. Alright one last question.

    I was looking at the EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card and Was wondering if it would be better to go with a cheaper Video card and a SSD or this EVGA card.

    I also am switching the PS to a RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular LED Power Supply.

    Thanks for all your help
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