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August 11, 2010 1:20:47 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: This Month

BUDGET RANGE: Preferably less than $700

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Video games Web Browsing Downloads

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, DVD drive, OS, Case

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg's / TigerDirect

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: 1x GTX 460 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite.... I will add one late on. I'm not buying two right now.

OVERCLOCKING: If I figure it out ?

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI !!!!!

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1650x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want a gaming computer right now. I want this build to sli in the future when I buy another gtx460.

More about : gtx 460 sli build

August 11, 2010 1:38:01 AM
August 11, 2010 1:43:18 AM



Don't even think about that power supply. It's drastically over priced and it's 550 watts. You don't buy a 550 watt PS for a 460 SLI, Try 700. Also the RAM recommendation is all wrong. DDR 1066? No. Also no on the 945, get the 955 for $10 more and combo it with a better PSU for cheaper. Oh the hard drive is bad as well. The 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 is cheaper and better. Basically avoid the above build like the plague. It's not a good use of your money.
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August 11, 2010 1:45:49 AM

So can you suggest a build?
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August 11, 2010 1:54:33 AM

1. that PSU isn't 550 watts, its 600 watts
2. the 945 is just as good, and the 955 would go over his budget
3. that RAM can be OCed past 1333 so it is pretty good

if you're so good why didn't you provide an alternate?
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August 11, 2010 1:57:45 AM

Upendra09 said:
1. that PSU isn't 550 watts, its 600 watts
2. the 945 is just as good, and the 955 would go over his budget
3. that RAM can be OCed past 1333 so it is pretty good

if you're so good why didn't you provide an alternate?


No offense dude, but that's just a horrible build. We both know that. You didn't use any combos. You used partly cheap parts, partly expensive parts where cheaper better quality options are there. You're not helping him at all.

By the way, did you click your own Newegg link for the PSU?

NZXT HALE90-550-S 550W ATX 12V v2.2, EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Do you think ANYONE would recommend a 550 watt PSU for somebody who plans to SLI a 460?
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August 11, 2010 2:02:27 AM

did i recommend a 550 watt PSU? no, i was recommending a 600 watt PSU

but i guess i might have clicked on the 550 watt PSu instead

what cheap parts? other than the PSU which is not that bad, just wrong wattage
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August 11, 2010 2:03:00 AM

and of course you could provide an alternate instead of beating around the bush
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August 11, 2010 2:09:04 AM

^you realize that if there isn't going to be any overclocking on his processor that the 955 is a waste of money. The RAM doesn't matter if he isn't going to be overclocking. The real life benefits between 1066 and 2000 is minimal if any. It only shows up in synthetic benchmarks. The power supply is enough to run sli, but it will be running more towards its peak rather than the sweet spot for a power supply. The new wd black uses 500gb platters just like the samsung f3 giving similar performance. Only thing is that he wants to sli and that motherboard won't support sli.
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August 11, 2010 2:13:46 AM

anonymousdude said:
^you realize that if there isn't going to be any overclocking on his processor that the 955 is a waste of money. The RAM doesn't matter if he isn't going to be overclocking. The real life benefits between 1066 and 2000 is minimal if any. It only shows up in synthetic benchmarks. The power supply is enough to run sli, but it will be running more towards its peak rather than the sweet spot for a power supply. The new wd black uses 500gb platters just like the samsung f3 giving similar performance. Only thing is that he wants to sli and that motherboard won't support sli.


So let me get this straight. You're recommending this substandard overpriced build recommendation from a guy who didn't even try to use combos and used bargain basement components? I dlon't care if the guy is going to use all of the capabilities now or not, you don't recommend 1066 RAM a lower processor and a low wattage over priced PSU when someone asks for advice on a build. Atleast act like you care a LITTLE and put in some effort to get the guy a deal.
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August 11, 2010 2:16:01 AM

not like you care anymore, cuz so far you have not given him an alternative

obviously you're just bored and want to do something pointless

good job
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August 11, 2010 2:20:10 AM

Here's a DRAMATICALLY better starting point for you. I will keep working on this as I get more time. This is where you should start,

COMBO - CPU & PSU - $214.98:

CPU:
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX

PSU:
OCZ ModXStream Pro OCZ700MXSP 700W ATX12V V2.2 / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC ...

RAM - DDR3 1600 - $77.99 AR
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 996782

Motherboard (Unlike the people here who are recommending for what they don't know, this is one of the 2 only dual 16X SLI AMD motherboards out there. - $139.99
ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard

HDD: $74.99:
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GPU: $229.99:
GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

TOTAL = $737.94 - $25 Main in Rebate additional = $712,94

MUCH better system. And instantly upgradable with a 2nd GTX 460.
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August 11, 2010 2:22:25 AM

Seattleguy2000 said:
So let me get this straight. You're recommending this substandard overpriced build recommendation from a guy who didn't even try to use combos and used bargain basement components? I dlon't care if the guy is going to use all of the capabilities now or not, you don't recommend 1066 RAM a lower processor and a low wattage over priced PSU when someone asks for advice on a build. Atleast act like you care a LITTLE and put in some effort to get the guy a deal.



That's about as good as he's going to get. Then tell me what's wrong with 1066 RAM if he isn't going ot be ocing. Tell me what wrong with the phenom II 945. Tell me what's wrong about the rest of the parts upendra09 picked. 600w is enough for sli gtx460's although I'd prefer a brand like corsair upendra'a PSU is 80 plus gold certified and that commands a premium all by itself. Lie upendra09 said if you think that his build sucks then make an alternative.
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August 11, 2010 2:25:53 AM

anonymousdude said:
That's about as good as he's going to get. Then tell me what's wrong with 1066 RAM if he isn't going ot be ocing. Tell me what wrong with the phenom II 945. Tell me what's wrong about the rest of the parts upendra09 picked. 600w is enough for sli gtx460's although I'd prefer a brand like corsair upendra'a PSU is 80 plus gold certified and that commands a premium all by itself. Lie upendra09 said if you think that his build sucks then make an alternative.


That's about as good as he's going to get if you're someone who doesn't know a thing about combos, deals, or what you should look for. Look at my post above for a better starting point. That's not the best he's going to get for $700. Makes me laugh to think about it.
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August 11, 2010 2:43:23 AM

OP: Just completed my recommendation see above.
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August 11, 2010 2:50:51 AM

no link to the combo :x
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August 11, 2010 2:56:01 AM

piivilp said:
no link to the combo :x


Just go to Newegg, search for the processor I wrote above, click on combos and find the combo with the PSU that's stated there. It'll take about 5 minutes to find it. The price will match what I wrote cause I just looked it up myself. I don't have time to go back and search again.
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August 11, 2010 3:03:37 AM

Seattleguy2000 said:
That's about as good as he's going to get if you're someone who doesn't know a thing about combos, deals, or what you should look for. Look at my post above for a better starting point. That's not the best he's going to get for $700. Makes me laugh to think about it.



If you knew a thing or two about parts then then you would know that that is about as good as he's going to get.

Anyways this is much better power supply with the 955. The ocx is crap as far as I'm concerned.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Your memory kit if you want the hassle of rebates

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

or any other kit as long as it is from a reputable brand

Your mobo is somewhat of a troublesome product as there are very few amd sli boards.

Either the 750a or 980a.

I'd say get the 980a msi. I prefer giagbyte and asus, but msi is good too. it's a shell shocker so grab it now

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

cheaper 750a board

the gtx 460 wither 768mb or 1gb depending on what you want, but i prefer the msi 768 because of its cooler and the increased performance of the 1gb won't be noticed at 1680x1050

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

HDD

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

Total 722.94 before rebates 662.94 after

add $20 to the price if you want the 1gb version of the gtx 460 so 742.94 br and 682.94 after
You could even squeeze in a cpu cooler for only $10 over budget.

What did I accomplish for that price essentially the same performance as upendra's build and got him better memory which isn't going to be noticeable and a BE processor wen he isn't even sure if he's going to oc. A saving of $30 mostly from a combo deal. shell shocker, and dropping down to the 768mb version of the gtx460. Move back up to the 1gb causing a savings of maybe $10 from upendra's build. Slightly better, but not so much better that I can say upendra's build was bad.



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August 11, 2010 3:13:34 AM

anonymousdude said:
If you knew a thing or two about parts then then you would know that that is about as good as he's going to get.

Anyways this is much better power supply with the 955. The ocx is crap as far as I'm concerned.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Your memory kit if you want the hassle of rebates

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

or any other kit as long as it is from a reputable brand

Your mobo is somewhat of a troublesome product as there are very few amd sli boards.

Either the 750a or 980a.

I'd say get the 980a msi. I prefer giagbyte and asus, but msi is good too. it's a shell shocker so grab it now

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

cheaper 750a board

the gtx 460 wither 768mb or 1gb depending on what you want, but i prefer the msi 768 because of its cooler and the increased performance of the 1gb won't be noticed at 1680x1050

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

HDD

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

Total 722.94 before rebates 662.94 after

add $20 to the price if you want the 1gb version of the gtx 460 so 742.94 br and 682.94 after
You could even squeeze in a cpu cooler for only $10 over budget.

What did I accomplish for that price essentially the same performance as upendra's build and got him better memory which isn't going to be noticeable and a BE processor wen he isn't even sure if he's going to oc. A saving of $30 mostly from a combo deal. shell shocker, and dropping down to the 768mb version of the gtx460. Move back up to the 1gb causing a savings of maybe $10 from upendra's build. Slightly better, but not so much better that I can say upendra's build was bad.


There's a reason I chose the board I did. NONE of your boards are good suggestions. They all run the second SLI card at 8X. Those are 16X for the first card, but run the 2nd card at 8X. You don't want that. If the guy has first priority on SLI, as he mentioned, he should go with my motherboard.
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August 11, 2010 3:21:38 AM

Seattleguy2000 said:
There's a reason I chose the board I did. NONE of your boards are good suggestions. They all run the second SLI card at 8X. Those are 16X for the first card, but run the 2nd card at 8X. You don't want that. If the guy has first priority on SLI, as he mentioned, he should go with my motherboard.



Then what do call this off of newegg's spec page

3 PCI Express x16 slots with x16 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
The three PCIE x 16 lanes will be x16 / x16 / x0 or x16 / x8 / x8

Either x16/x16 with the third slot inactive or all three slots active with the latter two being x8
Also most graphics cards can't saturate all of a pci-e 2.0 x16 slot's bandwidth. The performance difference is minimal unless you're using gtx 480's and such.

This is what toms article said a couple days ago

That is to say, for most of today’s tests, a faster CPU would be far more important than dual x16 slots in achieving the ultimate SLI performance.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pcie-geforce-gtx-48...
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August 11, 2010 3:25:46 AM

anonymousdude said:
Then what do call this off of newegg's spec page

3 PCI Express x16 slots with x16 operation (PCI Express Bus SPEC V2.0 compliant)
The three PCIE x 16 lanes will be x16 / x16 / x0 or x16 / x8 / x8

Either x16/x16 with the third slot inactive or all three slots active with the latter two being x8
Also most graphics cards can't saturate all of a pci-e 2.0 x16 slot's bandwidth. The performance difference is minimal unless you're using gtx 480's and such.

This is what toms article said a couple days ago

That is to say, for most of today’s tests, a faster CPU would be far more important than dual x16 slots in achieving the ultimate SLI performance.

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pcie-geforce-gtx-48...


Look, again, I don't care what you think is "acceptable" as far as compromises you can live with. I don't live with compromises. Read what I said, NONE OF YOUR BOARDS DO 16X WITH THE 2ND CARD. The board I recommended does. It may not be as important with a 460GTX but if he upgrades to a 480 some day, it damn sure is important. My build was $710 after rebates for MUCH better components. Upendra's advice was complete and utter garbage. He was recommending a substandard processor, substandard ram, a 550w psu for an SLI system and all for the same $700 price range I hit. Go smoke on that kid.
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August 11, 2010 3:33:38 AM

alright bud you dont' get it do you

945 is only one step below your 955 hence, it is not substandard

second i meant to recommend a 600 watt PSU not a 550 watt, get it? i know 550 watt isn't enough for SLI, it isn't even enough for a Phenom 945 and GTX 460 in the same computer

so for the last time, i was meaning to recommend a 600 watt PSu, not a 550 watt PSU
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August 11, 2010 3:35:49 AM

Upendra09 said:
alright bud you dont' get it do you

945 is only one step below your 955 hence, ti is not substandard

second i meant to recommend a 600 watt PSU not a 550 watt, get it? i know 550 watt isn't enough for SLI, it isn't even enough for a Phenom 945 and GTX 460 in the same computer

so for the last time, i was meaning to recommend a 600 watt PSu, not a 550 watt PSU


Seriously dude, ARE YOU ON THE SLOW BUS IN THE MORNINGS? It is substandard not because of just the components, but because of the components AND the build and the price that you recommended. I mean does it occur to you that within $10 of your original build price, I was able to include an AMD 955, DDR3 1600, a 700W PSU, and a better motherboard? Seriously? Is it that hard for you to figure out? *rolls his eyes*
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August 11, 2010 3:39:49 AM

Seattleguy2000 said:
Look, again, I don't care what you think is "acceptable" as far as compromises you can live with. I don't live with compromises. Read what I said, NONE OF YOUR BOARDS DO 16X WITH THE 2ND CARD. The board I recommended does. It may not be as important with a 460GTX but if he upgrades to a 480 some day, it damn sure is important. My build was $710 after rebates for MUCH better components. Upendra's advice was complete and utter garbage. He was recommending a substandard processor, substandard ram, a 550w psu for an SLI system and all for the same $700 price range I hit. Go smoke on that kid.



you actually chose a fecal PSU. None of the boards I recommended do x16 with the second card. Maybe you should get your eyes checked and look at the specs of the board. x16 with the second card as long as the third slot is not in used and since I don;t see him getting a pci-e soundcard or anything it will do x16 with the second card. Same chipset betwen the asus and msi only difference is that the msi has a third full size pci-e slot. Also exactly how are your components better? same proc, same memory, my better psu, comparable mobo's, and the same chip for the graphics card. Only difference for the graphics card is that I chose the 768mb version with a better cooler, but I told him that he could get the 1gb version if he wanted even though even though there wouldn't be much difference. Upendra's advice wasn't garbage because he saw that he probably wasn't going to oc so no sense for a BE, RAM was based on price and timings. Tighter timings are better than faster speed. an 80 plus gold PSU that if you still don't understand commands a huge premium in the market. also upendra a 550w is enough for a single gtx 460 as nvidia only recommends 450w for a single one.
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August 11, 2010 3:39:54 AM

i was responding to where you said

"substandard processor"

not setup, learn to read

and good job you gave him a better setup, that is what we are here for. not incessant comments on how something could be better like you did up there for 5 posts before you finally got a better setup.
don't get so riled up ud, it isn't and end all be all decision
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August 11, 2010 3:48:13 AM

anonymousdude said:
you actually chose a fecal PSU. None of the boards I recommended do x16 with the second card. Maybe you should get your eyes checked and look at the specs of the board. x16 with the second card as long as the third slot is not in used and since I don;t see him getting a pci-e soundcard or anything it will do x16 with the second card. Same chipset betwen the asus and msi only difference is that the msi has a third full size pci-e slot. Also exactly how are your components better? same proc, same memory, my better psu, comparable mobo's, and the same chip for the graphics card. Only difference for the graphics card is that I chose the 768mb version with a better cooler, but I told him that he could get the 1gb version if he wanted even though even though there wouldn't be much difference. Upendra's advice wasn't garbage because he saw that he probably wasn't going to oc so no sense for a BE, RAM was based on price and timings. Tighter timings are better than faster speed. an 80 plus gold PSU that if you still don't understand commands a huge premium in the market. also upendra a 550w is enough for a single gtx 460 as nvidia only recommends 450w for a single one.


Fecal PSU? Let's see:

OCZ700MXSP - 700 watts, 80 plus certified:

Newegg score: 4 eggs out of 5, 448 reviews

Amazon score: 4.5 out of 5, 14 reviews

Google shopping, 4.5 out of 5, 66 reviews

So let me see, about 600 combined reviews for that PSU, mean score of over 4 out of 5 in all sources. For a 700 watt psu. When you're friend Upendra chose a 550 watt not the least bit suitable for this type of SLI. Serously, learn to shut up when you're clearly wrong. Again, do your research, the info you saw was wrong, NONE OF YOUR BOARD DO 16X ON THE SECOND SLOT IF THE FIRST 16X SLOT IS ACTIVE. Only mine does. Period
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August 11, 2010 3:55:22 AM

wow you are stubborn

can you read????

I MEANT TO CHOOSE A 600 WATT PSU NOT A 550 WATT PSU

in other words, i was recommending a 600 watt psu look at my post it says 600 watt PSU 80 plus gold

but i accidentally linked a 550 watt psu

you are one arrogant, stubborn person
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August 11, 2010 4:57:39 AM

Seattleguy2000 said:
Fecal PSU? Let's see:

OCZ700MXSP - 700 watts, 80 plus certified:

Newegg score: 4 eggs out of 5, 448 reviews

Amazon score: 4.5 out of 5, 14 reviews

Google shopping, 4.5 out of 5, 66 reviews

So let me see, about 600 combined reviews for that PSU, mean score of over 4 out of 5 in all sources. For a 700 watt psu. When you're friend Upendra chose a 550 watt not the least bit suitable for this type of SLI. Serously, learn to shut up when you're clearly wrong. Again, do your research, the info you saw was wrong, NONE OF YOUR BOARD DO 16X ON THE SECOND SLOT IF THE FIRST 16X SLOT IS ACTIVE. Only mine does. Period



Like user reviews mean anything. They are nothing more than that it powered up or not. Every expert review has the ocz as good budget models that are simply ok. Corsair on the other hand essentially every single model is recommended as it is a consensus that they make some of the best PSU's on the market shown clearly by jonnyguru, harocp, etc. On hardocp they use a pass fail rating. The ocz got tested twice and it stilled failed. Corsair on the other hand passed. MSI's website clearly states that it supports x16/x16 sli and x16/x8/x8 tri sli. Do your research off of reputable sites rather than user reviews.
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August 11, 2010 4:46:33 PM

I'm going to refer to this article at Tom's:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/pcie-geforce-gtx-48...

If you read through and look at the results, full x16/x16 is not required.

There is what, a maximum of 4-5 fps difference?

Also, CPU selection:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-co...



Heres' my recommended build: NOTE: I did not look for combo's; The Total price could be lower...

CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 445 - $82
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: ASUS M4N98TD EVO AM3 NVIDIA nForce 980a SLI ATX AMD Motherboard - $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair 650 Watt - $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA 01G-P3-1371-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card - $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Storm Scout - $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaw - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Either one - $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD: Any for $20

OS: Win 7 Home Premium - $100

Total: $877

Remove the Case, OS and CD/DVD

Total: $677
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August 11, 2010 9:27:40 PM

snowgoer has a solid cheap am3 build.

my intel build:

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115222&cm_re=i3_530-_-19-115-222-_-Product $114.99

reason: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-processor-core-i3-athlon-ii,2666-11.html
read the conclusion

MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128425 $119.99

fantastic value with moderate oc on stock cooler

RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277&cm_re=g.skill_4gb-_-20-231-277-_-Product $94.99

low voltage ram means lowers temps. 9 cas rating wont affect your gaming any more than a 8 cas or 7 cas.

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005 $69.99 AfterRebate

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127512 $209.99

you dont need 1gb for that resolution, only at 1920*1080+
MSI has the best cooler for that price. honestly, its a steal for $210. easily oc'd, low noise and temps

CASE: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066&cm_re=antec_300-_-11-129-066-_-Product $69.99

Best entry level case, 3 fans included, great airflow to keep your i3 cool and 460 cool

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185 $60

Best hdd out there besides SSD. Better than WD Blacks. Its 60 dollars for 1tb and super faste performance. cmon...

CD/DVD: pick the chepest one...as long as it can read... $20 max

OS: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=windows_7-_-32-116-754-_-Product $104.99

win 7 home 64 bit

TOTAL: $760 without OS, for a beast gaming comp, def overclockable. you could even add a slightly better mobo for maybe 30 bucks more and a cpu cooler and oc the heck out of that i3.


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August 12, 2010 1:49:47 AM

what type of mobo do you suggest then? ^^^
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August 12, 2010 6:40:52 AM

piivilp said:
what type of mobo do you suggest then? ^^^



I'd say get this if you go intel $40 more for sata 6gb/s and x8/x8 sli compared to snoshy's gigabyte's x16/x4. Probably the best value for the next step up in mobo's

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

I'd still say get an AMD build as upcoming games will support more cores unless you can get some money for the i5 760.

Also if you want to save $40 on the amd build then you could get a 750a board instead. biggest difference is that it has x8/x8 instead of x16/x16, which won't really matter. Disregard what seattleguy2000 said about x16/x16 sli because more than likely after that second gtx460 goes in you would probably buy a single more powerful card instead of two weaker ones. Chances are you wouldn't sli that new card anyways.
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August 13, 2010 6:38:36 PM

We have the same goal.

Here's the setup I have. It's focused primarily on easy overclocking hence a slightly more expensive board and future sli.

With the i3(price/perfomance champ) and all the reviews I've looked at this PSU should handle sli in the future.

Without "Monitor, keyboard, mouse, speakers, DVD drive, OS, Case" it comes to: 701.93 before shipping.

Link to Newegg Wishlist: http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...

I've been continuously refining to improve the the price/performance.
I found that in most cases (higher proc speed, 4gb ram, 1g vs 768 gpu) the gains were very marginal when compared with price, but the board is where i stepped it up, because a nice mobo is everything, plus it handles i7 if you want to upgrade in the future.
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