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Thank you all for the replies, you've helped a lot
I was planning on this GPU and this SSD. I mostly play games (planning around skyrim, BF3, and TOR for my upgrade time) and render videos when it comes to GPU. As far as my hard drive goes I got my current 2x320GB drives off a friend, so I'm not sure how long they have left to live.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 860 Gigabyte P55 USB3 Sapphire GTX 560 12GB G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3-1600 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility III SSD Western Digital Black LG DL DVD Hyper 212 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win 7 Professional x64 22' Viewsonic Logitech G15 Antec 750W modular 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Coolmaster Centurion 5 Logitech MX518 Razor Goliathus 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5-3570k asus sabertooth z77 EVGA GTX 960 g-skill ripjaws 16GB 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
OCZ Agility Seagate barracuda Western Digital Black Coolermaster hyper 212 evo 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
WIndows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Dell U2312hm dell u2312hm ducky shine 3 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
ANTEC 1100 logitech g9x Steel Series Evil Genius Brainwavez HM5 
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Originally Posted by Archammer;15225959 
Thank you all for the replies, you've helped a lot
I was planning on this GPU and this SSD. I mostly play games (planning around skyrim, BF3, and TOR for my upgrade time) and render videos when it comes to GPU. As far as my hard drive goes I got my current 2x320GB drives off a friend, so I'm not sure how long they have left to live.

Yeah, those look like good selections, the hd6950 is a nice GPU, I can't attest for HIS, I've never had one, but you can't go wrong with the crucial m4. They weren't available when i got my c300, otherwise I'd have one.

As for Sandy Bridge, I would say don't bother, just OC that 860 to 4+ Ghz, and you'll be set, even if you decided to add another hd6950 with the $$ you would have spent on a new CPU/Mobo, a first gen i7 isn't going to bottleneck 2 hd6950's.
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Nice choice with that ATI card, its cooler looks mighty fine. I too say 'stay the course' with your i7 860 (though I am a bit biased). I too am tempted by SB, considering its socket has a future (vs. 1156 which became DOA less than one year after its launch). As for the SSD, I say don't bother at this time. Is $100 worth saving about a minute at boot time? I'd go for even a better GPU with that $100. In a few years this story will be different.
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