Need advice on gaming rig

Hey guys,

could I please get some advice on my build, im hoping on being able to run BF3 1920x1200 on ultra settings.

Mobo - P8P67 Pro
CPU - Intel i5-2500k (hopefully overclocked to 4Ghz)
RAM - 8GB G.Skill 1600Mhz
GPU - Powercolor HD 6970
Cooling - Hyper 212 Evo + 120mm exhaust fan + 200mm top fan
Case - Haf 912 Plus
PSU - OCZ 650w Z series
SSD - 128MB Crucial M4
HDD - 2x 500GB Western Digital Black (Sata 3)

I have a budget of just under £1000, and have estimated this at costing me around £900, was just wondering if there is anything you would change/improve.

Thanks in advance!
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  2. Instead of 2 500GB hardrives, try one smaller SSD (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725 I have one of these and it suits me fine for a boot drive) and one of your original drives. Keep your games and OS on the SSD and your data on the HDD. Even if the 2 500s were in RAID 0 or 01/10 the SSD boot drive+ HDD data drive is a better option for a performance minded budget. Also, you can install non-critical programs onto the data drive and keep the things you need quick access to on the SSD.
  3. I recommend an i7- 2600k + LGA 1155 with only 2 SLI.s should be around 150 USD. and you will get much better performance than i5.
  4. thanks for the advice on hard drives Rishiswaz, I think i'll get a smaller SSD and a 1TB Data drive instead of 2 500gb.

    Axtenar; from what I've read, people are saying that the 2600k is more for video rendering and an unnecessary upgrade over 2500k for pure gaming. Also the p8p67 pro supports SLi / Xfire running at x8 x8, which, again from what i've read is only about 3% different than 16x 16x.
  5. axtenar said:
    I recommend an i7- 2600k + LGA 1155 with only 2 SLI.s should be around 150 USD. and you will get much better performance than i5.

    For gaming 2500K will do more than fine, spending more wouldn't be necessary for a tight sub 1k budget
  6. Would you say that the p8p67 pro is a good motherboard for the money?
  7. z68 Asus or Asrock are popular.
    -Bruce
  8. 2500K is perfect for gaming ...not sure about 6970? why don't you wait till kepler is out it will for sure cause prices to drop...in a mean time you can experience the horrors of intel's integrated graphics :D
  9. yeah...also Z68 board not the P one
  10. I like Asrock or Gigabyte over Asus but that because I have received a lot of Asus parts DOA
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