My first build how does this hold up for BF3?

tmntdonjuan

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I've already purchased these parts. How, in your opinion, does it hold up for BF3? Note: My plan is to run BF3 in 1920X1080 with max details.

CPU
Intel I5 2500K $180

Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 $120
(Awesome combo deal for both from Microcenter)

CD/DVD
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19

Case
Rosewill FUTURE Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case,come with Four Fans-2x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan,1x Top 120mm Fan,1x Rear $50
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147108

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

GPU
P262-6954 ::powerColor AX6950 2GBD5-2DH Radeon HD 6950 Video Card - 2GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.1 (x16), Dual-DVI, HDMI, 2x Mini DisplayPort, DirectX 11, Dual-Slot, Eyefinity, CrossFireX Ready(3 lbs) $250
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=292642&sku=P262-6954

Power Supply Unit
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231311

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $80

Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236117

Total (including tax and shipping before rebates) $1049.50 With rebates (-$40) it's $1009.50.
 

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No, one 6950 will be fine for one monitor, and a SSD would have been nice but not really needed for more FPS.
 

tmntdonjuan

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Is there that big of a difference between 650W and 700W? From what I understand the brand is very reliable.
 

tmntdonjuan

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Sorry guys I'm a total noob at this. Is the 650W not enough? I've read VERY good reviews on the antec earthwatts. I really doubt I'd try x-fire (again, I'm a noob) since the single 6950 seems like it'd be enough for the majority of games for a long time (once again I'm only planning on playing BF3). I would be interested in overclocking, however.