Originally Posted by NeverArcade
as for memory i believe CL7 and CL8 is too expensive, and i don't think i'll need more than 8GB CL9 for gaming... i mean i play more tf2 than any other game...
Hmm I don't know about pricing over at your side but G.Skill's CL7s seem to be quite cheap. Here's a quick thought: The better your ram, the better your overclock will be for -both- the cpu & ram. So might as well invest in good quality hardware instead of regretting it. Here are some awesome deals:
As for TF2, games like that (with cartoon-like graphics & textures that are obviously easy to render) don't require much of a system at all. Ie. a typical dual core coupled with a much weaker card like the gtx460 or 4890 will be able to max the game out entirely.
The reason you're buying the 6950/570 is not to run games like TF2, it's more to prepare for upcoming
titles such as Battlefield 3 or some Crysis counterpart. Those are the games that will make your 6950's/570's money worthwhile. So unless you're planning on buying those games, you can pretty much settle for something ~$100 cheaper like a 560Ti or some other amd card (Sorry I'm clueless on their cards). However if you really want to focus on graphics performance, there's no harm in buying the best
EDIT: Here's some PSU information. Modular
. Notice the huge bunch of cables on non-modular? Yep. Huge mess. Just some fruit for thought ^^ From personal experience, modular psus last longer. They are also more expensive - Trust me it's worth buying the good stuff.Edited by Dust - 6/5/11 at 10:34pm