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Would you make any changes to this gaming build?

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July 13, 2012 12:34:14 PM

I will be using this for bf3 cod video editing recording and rendering.

CPU- i5 2500k

Mobo- asrock z68 extreme3 gen3

Memory- G. SKILL Ripjaws 8gb

GPU- XFX Double D Radeon HD 6870 1GB

Case- HAF 912

PSU- corsair enthusiast series tx750 (so I can crossfire later)

HDD- 2.5" 5400rpm HDD (already have )

What FPS Will I get In BF3 and MW3? What size psu will I need I dont know if this one is right? Will the 750w be big enough for crossfire 6870's? Any changes?

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July 13, 2012 1:11:33 PM

Should be fine for ultra high settings in both of those games, BF3 might not be completely smooth though. I'd forget Crossfire personally, It's not really necessary on a single monitor. I would get a better single card so you can avoid unnecessary heat/compatibility/noise issues.

You could get a cheaper board like the PRO3, a cheaper PSU like the CX-430 or CX-500 and upgrade to the HD 7850 2GB. That gives performance similar to the HD 6970 with a lot less power consumption than the HD 6870.
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July 13, 2012 1:15:16 PM

I'd maybe go with a Z77 mobo.
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July 13, 2012 4:06:18 PM

How about every thing the same but a evga 560 ti and a cx 500?
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July 13, 2012 5:32:14 PM

There isn't much of a difference between the 560Ti and 6870. I would be looking at the next generation cards (HD 7XXX and 660Ti due in a few weeks).
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July 13, 2012 5:39:12 PM

They will be out in a fiew weeks? How much will they be?
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July 13, 2012 5:52:32 PM

They're expecting the GTX 660Ti to be $300, but there have been no specifics on models or pricing. There's still debate as to whether there is even a 'Ti' model in the works.
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July 13, 2012 5:59:07 PM

2.5" hdd is going to be pretty slow compared to a 3.5" desktop drive. if you get a 5400rpm 3.5" or a 7200rpm 3.5" both seem to work fine. I was doing a lot from a 1TB caviar green and had no trouble at all.

I would recommend getting an SSD instead. Once you try out SSD you won't want to run anything from a hard drive again.
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