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New setup looking for assitance.

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August 13, 2010 8:33:40 PM

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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August 13, 2010 8:39:36 PM

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
August 13, 2010 8:41:59 PM

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.
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August 13, 2010 8:48:18 PM

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.
August 13, 2010 8:49:26 PM

If you want an upgradeable PC go with AMD
August 13, 2010 9:00:28 PM

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.
August 13, 2010 9:13:05 PM

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