New setup looking for assitance.

Okay I had a really decent computer and still have the case and screen and speakers and HD so those arent a problem. However there was recently a surge while i was on vacation and my computer was fried. Which I dont mind so much because i was right about to upgrade anyways. I'd appreciate if someone could take a look at my parts and tell me if their worth the price at $755 dollars because i more of needed around $600 but im not willing to sacrifice much in terms of long term usability in gaming. RAM 95 (85 mail in rebate) free shipping CPU 195 + free shipping PSU bundled with Mobo 289 (245 after mail in rebate) + free shipping GPU 230 + free shipping

Thanks for your time.
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    unless you plan to sli that motherboard isnt worth it and besides it is the wrong socket for your motherboard the i5 750/760 are 1156, here is a gigabyte board that includes usb 3 & sata 6gb/s for $139.99

    and acheaper memory 4gb ram kit from gskill $81.99

    other than that everything looks good
  2. One big problem. It appears that you're planning on getting an intel X58 motherboard to go with your i5 build - this won't work. Intel X58 motherboards are designed for i7 9xx processors due to their socket 1366 - the i5 is on a separate platform, intel P55 for socket 1156.

    Here's a good motherboard for your i5 -

    Other than that, it is a decent build - i5 based rigs are great in terms of performance and value.
  3. This is what happens when you don't do your damn research, you have got a 1156 with a 1366 mobo, don't come here clueless please ;) do SOME research yourself.

  4. Thanks guys. And i know i fudged it a little bit. The reason for my parts was i was trying to make it easily upgradeable if i had ever needed and i7. and the SLI was there because i had thought about the 480GTX but the 460 was a better value and in the long run if i needed something more i planned to just put in another 460.
  5. If you want an upgradeable PC go with AMD
  6. ive honestly never made and AMD computer before. I cant say im not open to it but its really quite different from what im used to so id have no idea what to look for.
  7. Best answer selected by Kingdestiny.
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