Hi guys, I wanted to make sure these parts went well together before I bought anything. I'm buying everything in the UK so expect prices to be slightly different. Hope to buy within the next two weeks or so.
I'm a gamer and have all the peripherals already so don't worry about that. I'm hoping to play at 1920x1080 on almost highest settings (I think it may struggle with BF3 on ultra). Anyway, I'll be using it to play games like Skyrim and BF3 so I want it to be fairly heavy duty. Here's the list:
I'll be overclocking the CPU and GPU soon after I put it together and run some stress tests. The SSD will only be used for windows 7 professional. Everything else will be on the HDD.
The motherboard is a point of contention because I am probably going to be buying another 6950 in a year or so. The new Z68 boards seem expensive without offering anything I think I really need. The P8P67 pro runs x8x8 which is why I've got that as opposed to cheaper P67 boards. From what I've seen crossfire 6950s work pretty well: Charts, benchmarks 2011 Gaming Graphics Charts, Gamer Index
I would really appreciate any comments bad/good/ugly etc
Is there some reason you chose that HDD? It seems to be a drive for a laptop with its 2.5" form factor and the 5400RPM speed. Not that it wouldn't work, it just seems to be a bit on the slow side when compared to your other components.