Would you make any changes to this gaming build?

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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  1. 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.
  2. so the hard drive is going to really hurt your build and be the bottle neck.
    to calculate your psu needs, http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/

    i would add a ssd for the os 90$ 120 gb
  3. I'd maybe go with a Z77 mobo.
  4. How about every thing the same but a evga 560 ti and a cx 500?
  5. 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).
  6. They will be out in a fiew weeks? How much will they be?
  7. 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.
  8. 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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