How much are you spending on each specific component? I'm assuming Newegg, but if you could list prices/where you're buying from that would be awesome. I'm willing to bet you're overpaying for the 460.
Hi Thunderstorm, I think before somebody asks you to change your build unilaterally, he ought to have asked you 'bout your usage. I find it ludicrous that somebody can ask you to change your build completely without even knowing bout your usage
So please state your usage in order of importance (Gaming/Video encoding/sound editing/Office/just schoolwork/surfing & watching movies etc) and budget range (for the tower only) & whether you'd like to OC/SLI/XFire in the future.
^ This information will let me more accurately advise you on your build.
If that's the case your build is probably fine. Still see how much could be saved with an i5-760+P55 build, additionally, see how much an i7-870 is in relation to the 930. The 930 is slower than either the 870 or 760, but is an X58 platform.
A P55 would probably save enough to upgrade to 8GB of ram at least.
Do you think you'll have need of more than 8GB of ram? More than 12?
Corsair RAM : Corsair XMS3 4GB (2x2GB).Get 2 sets of either to get 8 GB. (Couldn't find any CL7 kit. But really, the difference is minute)
You can also get a 2 X 4GB kit. 4x2GB would be slightly faster than 2x4GB because there would be more interleaving. Interleaving means that the data is spread out across more memory chips. While some chips are waiting for their CAS timing cycle to complete, data can be accessed from the other chips.
The thing is, it really depends on the the Northbridge implementation. The NB must be able to take advantage of interleaving across 4 DIMMs and I don't know which NBs do and which don't. I know for sure that most of the Xeon NBs can interleave across 4 DIMMs, in fact most of those NBs require DIMMs to be installed in groups of four.
2 X 4GB will leave room for upgrade later on but is also a lot more expensive. So unless advised otherwise, stick to this 4 DIMM module.
Keep your HDD & GPU. Drop your Zalman cooler. It's a waste of money if you're not OC'ing. The case is a matter of personal choice, but personally I'm a little uncomfortable with a 120 dollar case. I feel the money can be better spent on components. Also, there's no way you're gonna need a 850 watt PSU.