[citation][nom]ekive[/nom]Thanks for the reply. I suppose a better question to ask would be this though. Should I still continue with september months build or should I take this one? I've read through the comments on this one and as far as I can tell there isn't much difference from the previous. I wish to overclock as well, so perhaps septembers would be the better choice? Moreso I'm looking on dependability for games, so I'm unsure of which month to pick. Decembers or septembers.[/citation]
First, don't just blindly build one of these experimental PCs. They're cobbled together in an attempt to see if something pulls a miracle. If you look at the speeds and feeds, the OCed PhenomII gets pounded by a stock i5-2400. A few bucks ($30) more and you can OC the thing to bottleneck your GPU. This gives you plenty of headroom to introduce a second gfx card for XFire in 6mo when the prices fall with the mainstreaming of the 7xxx Radeons. If you were running a PhenomII, you'd already be CPU bottlenecked with a simple 6870.
You haven't spent money on parts yet? Good. Go buy an i5-2500K (future-proofing just a bit), a socket 1155 mobo with 4xRAM slots and 2 PCIe slots that run as 8x/8x in XFire (they're out there for the same price as the mobo featured here). Reuse your hard drive from your current build (save $100! heck, reuse your DVD burner and case too). Use the 6870 Radeon and enjoy (make sure it is OCable by having a good after-market cooler or the like). In 6 months or 12 when you feel you need "Mor Powaa!" you can drop another 6870 in there for $100 (prices fall). With a PhenomII, if you try to XFire, you'll bottleneck just like the cards did with Bulldozer in the $1200 build.