My budget was around 500 including taxes and this was the best I could come up with. Please let me know if you guys think there might be a better solution. Also, will my psu be able to power that setup above? Finally should I stick with the Athlon II x3 or the Phenom II x2 and is the ram I selected any good? I plan to purchase this within the next couple days so any immediate input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I guess I can give it a shot with my current PSU. If it doesn't work out, I guess I'll have to pick up a new psu. I posted in another section of this forum and they did say that it shouldn't be a problem to power the gpu.
Hopefully it works . Based on my findings, looks like I'm going to go with the Athlon II x3 over the Phenom II x2. If anyone is interested in that Phenom chip, fry's is selling it for 69.99 which is 30 under newegg. Besides that, does everything else look ok? How's the ram look? It was the first combo I could find with the GTX 460.
The RAM looks fine. There are some complaints flying around about OCZ RAM, but I wouldn't worry about it too much...I suspect it's largely people with Intel chips that can't get them to run at rated timings at under 1.65V.
Even if you can't get it to run at 1600 MHz CL7, it's not like you're going to notice a difference in day-to-day usage. I say go for the combo and be happy with it.
Hmm actually what resolution do u game on? Though CX400 is a quality 80+ 400 watter it's cutting close with all that @@
Depends on if my cpu can handle the game but I play on a 30" dell wfp at either full screen or window it at 24". I've checked out other forums and it seems that the 400W has success powering the GTX 460. Say if I try it, will the psu fry my system if it doesn't work? I don't want to try it if it'll be harmful to my system. But if it works, I could save myself that extra $$. Thanks.