-ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard with UEFI BIOS -SAPPHIRE FleX 100314FLEX Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity -AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor -G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR (x2) -COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RS800-80GAD3-US 800W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Gold -Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe MKNSSDCR120GB-DX 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler -I also have a 1TB WD Cavier Black
Ok...Now my question. I am wondering if I will create a bottleneck with the graphics card. I cannot afford a 6970 or higher card. I can afford a 6950 but I was hoping to save a few bucks. I cannot afford to crossfire just yet either, but may in the future. If I do, will I need to buy a bigger PSU?
Please do not turn this into a debate between Intel and AMD CPUs. Or a debate between Radeon and Nvidia. I dont mind budging so much on the graphics card type, but I really want to build an AMD system, and kind of wanted a Scorpius platform which is why I chose Radeon. I appreciate all the input y'all can provide. Thank you so much.
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You will game well even at 1080p using a 6870 . Two of them game really well
You need a 650 watt psu to crossfire 6870's. The Corsair TX 650 is often the best priced quality unit
I guess I should add that I plan to overclock the CPU to 4.0 Ghz. This is my first build so I'm hoping for a few more responses. Thanks for your input Outlander.