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Super_Glue

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Hey guys, I have been using these forum's for a while and decided to make an account.
I am building a new system and wanted to ask what my bottleneck (if any) is. I am on somewhat of a budget and am building this PC for gaming (BF3).

Any issues you see with this setup before I commit and buy?



1) Rosewill DESTROYER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147144

2) GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 AM3+ AMD 990X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128510

3) EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

4) Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049

5) Kingston HyperX 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model KHX1600C9D3K4/16GX
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104169

6) AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 4 x 512KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103727

7)x2 RAID0- OCZ Solid 3 SLD3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227728
 
You do not need 16 gig of RAM for gaming . 4 gig is enough . Games simply cant use more
For some future expansion then maybe 2 x4 gig is worthwhile .
Since you have a motherboard that can accept the new bulldozer cpu's that are being released next month you should probably also buy RAM that is compatible with Bulldozer . That means 1.5 volt .
2 x4 gig of 1.5 v [ or less ]

No point buying the 965 phenom either . Its the exact same part as a 955 but clocked 100MHz higher . With an unlocked multiplier you can make that change your self in under 60 seconds
 

Super_Glue

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Wow thanks for the quick reply. Since the game is not due to be released for another moth or so should I wait and buy the bulldozer CPU? would that be overkill?

I will loo around for 1.5v memory. I can't seem to find it on newegg I will look elsewhere. Thanks for your help!


 
you can search on newegg for memory speed , timings and voltage .

Click on MORE OPTIONS in the left hand pane

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611+600006069+600006127+600000261&QksAutoSuggestion=&ShowDeactivatedMark=False&Configurator=&IsNodeId=1&Subcategory=147&description=&Ntk=&CFG=&SpeTabStoreType=&AdvancedSearch=1&srchInDesc=
 

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