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February 22, 2011 4:39:45 PM

Hello guys I'm going to buy and build my own gaming pc and I'm just looking for advice on if the componants I have chosen are good.
This is gonna be the computer's specs:

Motherboard: Asus P7P55D-E PRO, Intel P55, 1156, 4DDR3, 2PCI-Ex16, CrossfireX/SLI, RAID, 8CHHD, USB3 & SATA6, ATX
Processor: Intel Core i5-650 3.20Ghz 4MB DDR3 LGA1156
Graphics card: Sapphire Technology ATI Radeon 6850 HD 820MHz 1GB PCI-Express 2.0 x16 HDMI Toxic ( I will buy one for the moment but I'm thinking about buying another one once i have enough and crossfire them. Is that a good idea?)
Hard drive: Hitachi 1.5TB Deskstar 7K3000 720RPM SATA-600 64MB
Case:Antec 600 Six Hundred Mid Tower Gaming Case
Power supply: Corsair Memory 750W Corsair Modular PSU
RAM: Corsair Memory XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800 C9 1600MHz (CMX4GX3M2A1600C9) (Is 4gb of ram enough or should i order more?)

Okay guys thats the specs. Are they enough to run high end games like metro33 on high res and is it a good idea for me too buy two ATI Radeon 6850 HD's and crossfire them? Sorry if I seem stupid but I'm not that good with computers.

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February 22, 2011 5:18:33 PM

you're probly going to get stronger performance by using a Phenom II X4 955 and an AS Rock 870 Extreme 3. for running Metro 2033 at resolutions higher than 1920x1200 (a 30" monitor, or multiple 1920x1080 monitors) then you will want 2 HD6850s.
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February 22, 2011 5:21:52 PM

Hmm in the UL this would be my monster frames/$$ gamer config ^^

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February 22, 2011 5:21:57 PM

It'll be able to play metro2033, but the settings and quality will depend on how high the resolution will be.

To me it looks like you are less than £10 away from a 6870:
XFX HD 6870 £166
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/1gb-xfx-hd-6870-4200mhz-...
Which will probably help you a bit trying to run metro2033 well, without spending much more.

Could you clarify which power supply you are thinking about buying because you have listed the case twice.
February 22, 2011 5:23:44 PM

Opps :S I'm thinking of buying the Corsair Memory 750W Corsair Modular PSU.
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February 22, 2011 5:36:42 PM

the 750 is overkill even for crossfire 6850/6870. A 650W will be enough for two 6870s, with overclocking headroom
February 22, 2011 5:38:05 PM

Okay. So what brand do you recommend buying from?
February 22, 2011 5:54:28 PM

How long would this system last untill I would have to upgrade some thing to play the latest games in max graphics??
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February 22, 2011 7:25:45 PM

2-3 years easy.
February 23, 2011 9:25:52 AM

Okay thanks for all the help guys. Time to order.