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December 14, 2012 10:32:51 PM

I live in Brazil, PC parts here are ridiculously expensive, but I'm going to north america(US and canada) next month, and I'm planning a $1000 upgrade.
I have 3 22 inch monitors, running games on 5760x1080, right now, I can run most new games(BF3, fc3) on medium, but I'm focusig on a machine able to max out most modern games( Anti aliasing included).
Right now I have:

Sapphire HD6950 2GB
Phenom II x4 965 3,4GHz
2x4GB DDR3 1333MHz
Asus M4A77TD MOBO
Seagate 7200RPM 500GB
Samsung "Green" 1.5TB 5400RPM

PSU Corsair TX650

I'm planning on getting a cpu/mobo combo for ~500
(i7 3770K + Mobo)
(The mobo must support crossfire and 1600MHz RAM)

Another 6950 2GB for CrossfireX ~ 350
(These cards seem hard to find, I don't know)

So, I'm left with 150(can get it up to 200) for an SSD and 1600MHz RAM
I don't need more than 8GB, so, 2x4GB 1600MHz memories will be enough.

I need brands, names, links for the parts, please

Also, will my 650W Corsair PSU be able to handle this setup? I'm not planning on overclocking the CPU or flashing the 6950s BIOS.

Thanks
December 14, 2012 10:53:42 PM

Don't spend 350 on another 6950, they weren't that much new. If you can't find one for under $200 then you 350 is best spent on a 7970. Or better yet, sell your 6950 in Brazil (sounds like you'll get more for it), and buy two cards with the extra money here (not sure how much you'll end up with).

The 650W will be fine.

Look at the "Best SSD for the Money" on this site for recommendations based on your budget.
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December 14, 2012 11:21:37 PM

Thats the problem, Will a TX650 handle 7970 CF?
Really, I can't seem to find a 6950 for less than $300.
Can I still find those at stores in US? Or only on the internet?
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December 14, 2012 11:28:34 PM

It should handling it under the no oc scenario. As for the 6950, and computer parts in general, stores here typically have poor selection at high prices (apart from sales and specialty warehouse stores) and internet is almost always better. The 6950 is pretty scarce now I wouldn't expect much luck other than 2nd hand.
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December 14, 2012 11:59:11 PM

Decided to buy the 6950 here in brazil, the price here is ~R$750which is ~$350
I will get a $200 SSD(256GB probably) and an i7 3770K/mobo for ~ 500 + a $50 1600MHz Mem kit.
= $750 + the GPU in Brazil

Thanks a lot for the advice.
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December 15, 2012 12:10:20 AM

np, good luck
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December 26, 2012 1:23:02 AM

Best answer selected by CarcassDevourer.
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