Originally Posted by ttaylor0024
Render times are better, higher PPD in F@H, and more games are being coded for 6 core PCs. Its kinda like the quads a few years back, now anything with less than 4 is eh...
Rofl.. I'm still running dual core and it does fine. Please tell me about these games that are being made for 6 core, I've not heard of any.
The Phenom x4 is plenty for gaming, it's more important that you put the money into a good video card, which is what I would have thought more people would be talking about. Your not going to be able to play games maxed out with a single 6870. You should be looking at getting either a 6950/6970 or a 560/570.
HX750 is a great power supply, but is overkill on that system. You wouldn't be pulling more than 350w at the wall during regular gaming (benchmarks/stresstests use much more obviously). Even if you go SLI/CF you wouldn't be using more than 400-450w during gaming.