Originally Posted by sniperviper21
Id think buying a 5870 would be better choice then a 295 for price to performance, and power requirements to.
The HD 5870 has better price vs performance, and
just plain ol' better performance than the GTX 295.
As for being convinced not to buy 8GB RAM, if you're spending $3000 on a computer, I'd go with 8GB anyway. People say you'll never need more than 4GB but before I upgraded from 4GB to 8GB I was hitting 100% RAM usage quite a bit. If it's in the budget, go for it imo.
You'll save like $150 getting an HD 5870 over a GTX 295, use that money on 4GB more RAM imo.
Lower price, lower power consumption, lower temperatures, higher performance, DX11 support... No reason not to get the HD 5870.
As for the Phenom II X4 965 b.e.... All it is is a Phenom II X4 955 b.e. overclocked... Just get the 955 and overclock it yourself it is literally