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Hello there i'm willing to buy in the near future a new rig to replace my old faithful Barton 2500+ Mobile version and 6800 GT graphics (better not to mention ram 1,5 GB).

Interested in getting:
i5 2500k
2 x 4 GB RAM (Kingmax or Kingston, maybe Mushkin Radioactive version @ 1600 Mhz)
650 or 750W PSU
Asus P8Z68-V PRo or that cheaper one of ASUS without Z68 support
and finaly i'm doubting what to get regarding GPU.
Mentioning that i'll play on 1440 x 900 resolution, not planing to buy new monitor but considering it as an option.

Thinking of MSI 560 Ti Twin Frozr III Hawk (in the future upgrade it on SLI mode) or Radeon MSI 6870 Hawk in Crossfire.

I know i will get the major boost with just one of this cards i know the differences between nvidia and ATI but ATI's cards are better regarding the price and power consumption so overall i'll pass through cheaper.

I'm seriously thinking 'bout going SLI or Crossfire and i'm willing to hear some thoughts 'bout that and possibility of microstuttering is this true or false, truth or lie?

What kind of performance will i get in WoW on single card and/or SLI, what 'bout other games?

Also i'm willing to spend 'bout 1200$ on this new rig.

Is this the right time to buy it or wait for newer cards/processors?
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Hi, and welcome.

Check out my sig rig; I just finished my new build about 5-6 weeks ago and I am loving it!

Your budget is close to what I spent, before I decided to go with water cooling.

I have 2 of the TwinFrozr 560Ti's in SLI and they perform great. I am not a huge gamer but do play the Crysis games on a regular basis and these cards will play them at highest settings with no problems.

One option to consider, to save money, is going with some open box buys. IE: I got both my 560's from NewEgg as open boxes, for $184 ea. If you have a Micro Center near you, go there and you can really save some dollars vs. online buying.

Right time to buy??? It's always the right time to build/upgrade
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
S.B. 2500k (OC @ 4.8ghz) ASRock Extreme4 2- MSI Twin Frozr II GTX560Ti OC in SLI Corsair Vengence 8gb @ 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston 64gb SSD (OS), Seagate 500gb (Data) 2- CD/DVD Burners Win 7 Home Prem. 64bit Dell 24" Ultra Sharp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell wireless PC Power & Cooling 910w SLI Cert. NZXT Phantom Blk. Full Tower Dell wireless 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
S.B. 2500k (OC @ 4.8ghz) ASRock Extreme4 2- MSI Twin Frozr II GTX560Ti OC in SLI Corsair Vengence 8gb @ 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Kingston 64gb SSD (OS), Seagate 500gb (Data) 2- CD/DVD Burners Win 7 Home Prem. 64bit Dell 24" Ultra Sharp 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Dell wireless PC Power & Cooling 910w SLI Cert. NZXT Phantom Blk. Full Tower Dell wireless 
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Considering the monitor, a 6870/560TI would be perfect, with a 6850/460 being enough. Depends on what you want to spend. You can't go wrong with either of those options though. Your resolution is going to be pretty easy to handle for either of those cards.
Edited by Horsemama1956 - 6/19/11 at 10:28am
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.8Ghz Gigabyte AB350M-HD3 MSI Geforce GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X G.Skill 16GB(2x8GB) 3200Mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SSDs and HDDs Windows 10 x64 Pro Acer G7 G227HQLbi @75Hz EVGA 430w 
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Deepcool Frame 
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AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.8Ghz Gigabyte AB350M-HD3 MSI Geforce GTX 1060 3GB Gaming X G.Skill 16GB(2x8GB) 3200Mhz DDR4 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
SSDs and HDDs Windows 10 x64 Pro Acer G7 G227HQLbi @75Hz EVGA 430w 
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Deepcool Frame 
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