I want to be play pretty much every game out now (ARMA 2, BF3 etc.) and I also play a lot of older games too. I'm not a graphics snob but I want the games to look nice and I don't want to have to upgrade for a while. So I don't know if this is overkill or not.
Finally, is the Six-core i7 worth it? Because I REALLY don't want to spend that much but if it's a night and day difference I just might have to.
the gpu is ok the heat sink is also ok but ivy do tend to heat up allot more then sandy i would go with this gpu instead if not just go with the evga still like asus more heard they overclock nice and there silent and cool.