Pc build. Good enough for bf3 and skyrim?

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Marwan5418
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Hey guys, I was thinking of building a computer and I was wondering what do you think about the specs and if I should change any of the things on the computer, I only have a 2000 budget btw. So to begin with my motherboard is a Asus P8Z68, my case is a Cooler Master Haf X, for my video cards I'm getting 2 6950 xfx 1gb, a 1050w corsair power supply, an i5-2500k sandybridge 3.3ghz, 2 120gb intel 320 series sata 2 ssd's, 8gb of corsair vengeance ram, and a Seagate Barracuda 500gb 7200 rpm hard drive. Should I water cool any of this? But anyways please let me know what you guys think, thank you. :)

Warmacblu
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Looks good to me. I would take away one SSD to save some more money. You shouldn't have to water cool any of those components.

Marwan5418
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Marwan5418
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Awesome, and is the 2gb gpu worth the extra money?

Warmacblu
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I forgot to ask what resolution you are running at. You may not even need 2 6950's, a single 6970 would be cheaper and may be just as good.

Marwan5418
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most likely 1600x900 or higher

Warmacblu
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If you plan to game at 1600x900 then you definitely don't need 2 6950's.

Marwan5418
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so it would be smarter to get the 6970 then?

Marwan5418
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so it would be smarter to get the 6970 then?

Warmacblu
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How about this ... purchase a single HD 6950 and if you feel like you need another then get another. I think you will be fine with a single 6950 at that resolution. You can step it up to a 6970 if you have the funds, you definitely won't be disappointed in that card.