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Gaming Rig (approx. $1300, 2xGTX 460 SLI?)

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July 25, 2010 10:22:25 AM

Hello, I am planning on purchasing a new PC next month. I have made my mind on the parts of my future gaming rig, but would like to hear your comments, opinions and suggestions as well:

MB:
GB P55A UD5 /P55/LGA1156

CPU:
I5-750 /2.66GHZ/8M/BOX/LGA1156

GPU(great confusion):
ASUS(because of the voltage tweak) EAH5850/2DIS/1GD5 or 2xGTX 460 768MB SLI or 2xGTX 460 1GB SLI...Which of these three SVGAs should I go for?

HDD:
1024GB WD SATA3 /64MB

RAM:
2x2GB DDR3 1600 HYPER X KINGSTON

Case:
XIGMATEK Middle Case MIDGARD w/o PSU

PSU:
XIGMATEK PSU
700W Silent 140mm fan NRP-PC702

DVD RW:
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/SATA/BLACK

CPU Cooler:
CM HYPER 212 PLUS

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: at the beginning of August

BUDGET RANGE: 1000 - 1300$ (approx.)

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Bulgaria

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: extreme gaming, graphics software, watching movies (with HD quality), surfing the internet

PARTS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PRICE: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: -

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU

OVERCLOCKING: Of course

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Definitely

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 (currently, but I am planning on buying a new monitor, too.
Would you recommend me one?)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Case - nice looking, having a good ventilation; PSU - stable and quiet.


Thank you for your time. Have a nice day!
July 25, 2010 10:44:24 AM

Recommendations:

Motherboard - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
Graphics cards - Go for the GTX 460 768 MB SLI, pretty sure at 1920 x 1080 768 MB is big enough in terms of frame buffer.
PSU - 650W is enough, I'd go for the Corsair HX650W if possible.
July 25, 2010 11:45:07 AM

Lmeow said:
Recommendations:

Motherboard - ASUS P7P55D-E Pro
Graphics cards - Go for the GTX 460 768 MB SLI, pretty sure at 1920 x 1080 768 MB is big enough in terms of frame buffer.
PSU - 650W is enough, I'd go for the Corsair HX650W if possible.



Thank you for your suggestion. As far as the ASUS P7P55D-E Pro is concerned, I have read quite discouraging reviews on http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621. Could you recommend me a Gigabyte Mobo? Wouldn't GB P55A UD5 be a wise choice?
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July 25, 2010 1:41:33 PM

newegg reviewers are noobs they can give 1 egg because it's not made out of choclate(lol)

also i would recommend getting the p7p55d-e pro it's a great mobo http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/asus_p7p55d_pre...

2 of these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

try getting some g.skill's eco 4gb 1600mhz cl7 @1.35v (if it's cheaper)

also try getting the

cm haf 922
lancool pc-k62
cm 692 advanced
July 25, 2010 6:59:51 PM

Won't the x8/x8 speed of the motherboard bottleneck his GTX 460s, especially if he goes for the 1GB ones? And I'm not sure a 650W PSU is enough for 2 1GB GTX 460s, especially if he overclocks everything...
July 25, 2010 7:08:28 PM

x8 will only bottlekneck an oced 5970

the 650 one i mentioned can handle 2 5870'/s oced and an i7 oced to 4ghz and still run at it's maximum efficiency
August 8, 2010 3:59:33 PM

CtrlAltDefeat said:
Won't the x8/x8 speed of the motherboard bottleneck his GTX 460s, especially if he goes for the 1GB ones? And I'm not sure a 650W PSU is enough for 2 1GB GTX 460s, especially if he overclocks everything...


a GOOD 650 will be able to handle his build. And the x8 speed is like a 2% bottleneck on a GTX 480. I'm sure it will run a gtx 460 at max speed.
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