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July 13, 2010 1:32:40 AM

hello all i would like some advise on my current system, weather or not it would be better to build a new one or upgrade/oc more.

current systen is 4 years old and consists of:

OS: Win7 64bit
MOBO: Asus P5E
CPU: Intel E6850 dual core OC to 3.3Ghz
RAM: Kingston HYPER X 4GB
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OCX MAXCORE 55
PPU:NVIDIA 8800gt

and if a newbuild is recommended i would like your opinion on my selection of parts

BUDGET RANGE: $1500~$1600
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet, productivity, etc.
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada
PARTS PREFERENCES: NVIDIA GPU, Intel i5,i7 CPU,
OVERCLOCKING: yes
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes


Case: Thermaltake Element V http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
MOBO: EVGA P55 SLI http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU:Inetl Core I5 655K 3.2Ghz unlocked http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
RAM: Kingston hyper x 4GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
HD: WD Caviar black 640GB http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
Sound card: X-Fi Tiatnium http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
PSU: corsair 850W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
CPU cooler: cooler master hyper 212 plus http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...
GPU: EVGA GTX460 SLI http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

total cost $1611.40

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July 13, 2010 3:10:40 AM

I suggest the Core i5 750 instead of the i5 655K, the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro instead of the EVGA P55 SLI, a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB instead of the WD Caviar black and a Corsair HX650W should be enough for GTX 460 SLI. Your links seem to be broken btw.
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July 13, 2010 2:01:14 PM

newegg.ca links don't work properly in firefox. Not sure if it's tom's or newegg.

Sound card in unnecessary.

Hyper 212 plus is $30 on NCIX. Overpriced on newegg.

Also swap ram to a g skill kit. Ripjaw or eco ddr3 1600 7-8-7-24 4gb
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