I was just wondering if anyone would be willing to look over this build and give me any suggestions they had. My budget is around $1300-$1400, and I plan on buying my components through Newegg, except for the GPU which I bought from a friend. Here is the system:
I didn't included the peripherals and other small things, like a PCI wireless card. I plan on buying these components in the next few months. I do know about the Ivy Bridge release in April, but it looks like most of the advantages will be in power consumption, heat and integrated graphics and not gaming performance. First of all, are there any problems with this system? I've done a fair bit of research and I am fairly sure these parts will all work together, but I may be wrong. Also, will this CPU bottleneck the HD 5970? I know it's a massively powerful card, and it was a little above what I needed but the deal was too good to pass up. Finally, next year I anticipate being in a climate with average temperatures in the 60s-70s with 50-75% humidity. Will this be a problem for high performance computers? I intend to use this desktop as a gaming system, primary computer, media center and TV (I know I need a tuner). Thank you!
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I +1 this and would agree with Obsama in that the 5870 will outperform the 6870, however being an older card would be harder to get another later if you plan on crossfiring. In that case I would suggest the 6870 over the 5870 for the future.
Personally I agree with the OP case being overpriced, however I would go with