Hi Toms here's my idea for a new gaming PC. I intend to build this at the end of march, when I move into my new house, in the US. I will be gaming on a 1600 x 1200 screen until I get either a 1080p TV or Monitor. I intend on overclocking and eventually adding a watercooling loop. Also CFX will be needed when a game can best the 7950. Also, if anyone knows the projected release date for the MSI Twin Frozr III version of the 7950 If you could post, because I would much rather get that one.
Cheaper motherboard with colors you might prefer. It's all the rage right now for cost effectiveness. Also it claims to have what your GPU requires: 2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 slots although I can't verify that. It's only mentioned in the details.
And, I don't like that motherboard, the colors, they make my eyes hurt. Much better quality than MSI? In what ways. I think MSI makes good quality stuff.
Yes I will get a 1TB HDD, they are just to expensive right now.
I realized that was a poor choice for motherboard. MSI doesn't have the best reputation around here - people either really love them or really hate them, there's no in between. I personally have not had a lot of good luck with their products - the most recent motherboard I tried was the 870A-G45 and it died on me after only three days of owning it.
Reasons for not upgrading to a 7970, The small performance gains are not worth $100 to me. I would need to upgrade to a higher PSU in order to do a CFX setup later which will take me over buget. Also I think I just get the MSI GD 65 at my local tiger direct, and if it doesn't work I will just return it and get a new one. Ah nevermind, sorry I keep editing this post, I think I'm just going to go for the Asus Z68V Pro.
Okay, so I got that. Good. Thanks toms. Hopefully nothing new comes out so I dont have to redo this post, but until then I will keep updating my parts and when I get about a week from build time I will do a final check.