comes out to be about $745 (does not include taxes from microcenter purchase).
What do you guys think?
1) aftermarket cooling necessary? my PSU ok?
Newegg currently has sale on for $213 after rebates and promo code:
XFX Double D Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition Black Edition 2GB GDDR5 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2) Is the 7950 worth $57 more than the 7870? perhaps I'm better off spending elsewhere like on a SSD?
3) Also, microcenter has alternative motherboards on sale which can combo with the cpu, dunno if I'm better off spending a bit more on that.
this seems like a great build and yes after market cooling is required since you do have a k version cpu you can grab the cm hyper 212 for like 20 bucks and i would personally get the 7950 but the 7870 is still a great card if you want to grab that instead and i would recomend getting a higher wattage cpu maybe 700w if you plan to crossfire two 7950 or two 7870 in the future