Hey, looking to upgrade my system. I have 2 combos im thinking about.
Intel i5 750 with a hd5970
Intel i7 875 with GTX 460X2 in sli.
Hopefully, will get both cpu's oc to a stable 3.8-4.0ghz.
What combo would you recommend and why? Any other combo in the same price range?
As far as PSU, should i go for 1000? 700? 800? Any certain mobo you'd recommend?
Hello and welcome to the forums
Well 2 GTX 460s perform pretty much like a single HD 5970(if not faster in some titles).
But like Timop said,why don't you go with i5 750 with 2 GTX 460s ? that way you can save some $ too.
As for motherboard,any P55 motherboard with dual 8x VGA support would be fine.
And for PSU,i recommend going with a good 750W+ one,Corsair HX750 would be good .
Thanks for the welcome, and the feedback.
Yeah, i think you are right, the 750 (or maybe 760) would probably be best. As for the GPU, im still on the fence, though the gtx460 sli looks better and better to me.
Im not going anywhere near those resolutions, so ill be good.
One more question, i can get the i7 940 for only about 100$ more than than the i5 760, would that be a better choice, again obviously will be overclocking it (thinking overall performance, not just gaming)?
Well that depends on the chipset that you want,X58 has 3 main advantages
1_6 core CPU support
3_Dual 16x PCI-E support(which doesn't have much of a difference with dual 8x)
On the other hand,the advantage of a P55 build is that it costs less.