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AMD gaming build I need help.

Ok so I was going to buy an intel i5-2500 not (K) build and i then decided it was just to expensive. Im just using my pc for gaming. So why not try amd and save 200$. I was thinking of getting these parts:


Would be able to run any game In Max Setting for the next 2-3 years or so with this?

MSI 890FXA-GD65 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

$109.99


AMD Performance Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory Model AP38G1338U2K

$43.99


AMD Phenom II X4 980 Black Edition Deneb 3.7GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ980FBK4DGM - OEM

$149.99


COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 RR-920-N520-GP 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler

$29.99

Radeon Hd 6950 2g

$264.99

A total of $578.00 vs $700+ Intel build

I have a 680 watt power supply.
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    Oh ya, you'll be fine with that set-up. I can run BF3 great at 1600 X 900, on ultra with a PhenomII X4 965, clocked at 3.4Ghz, GTX 560Ti 448core, and 8gb of ram. Your cpu is faster, and video card is in the same class as mine, so you are in good shape for a while. It's hard to say what games will require in 2-3 years, but, that should play games at decent settings for a while
  3. Looks good and yes you will play games on max settings for a fair time. However you could also consider one of this combos and update later to the i5-2500

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.841790

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.841797

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.841799
  4. Best answer selected by alquemist.
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