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700-1000 AMD 955/ gtx 460 build help please!

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September 2, 2010 4:59:20 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week/ weekend

BUDGET RANGE: 700-1000 (including monitor)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (sc2, l4d2)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, keyboard, mouse, speakers

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg or micocenter

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES:

Would like to use:

MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814127510

Nvidia Free Just Cause 2 Coupon Free with purchase!
Item #: N82E16800999242
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
GIFT StarCraft2 - FREE Trial Version Game coupon

-$10.00 Instant
-$59.99 Combo
sub total: 204.00

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

$139.99

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: SLI in the future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: not sure yet

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Interested in some new egg bundles. really don't know what motherboard to get. just need on board sound card. i have a 2.5 bose system. I want to be able to hook up another 460 in the future if i want. Motherboard and combos are holding me up. also need a nice monitor.
September 2, 2010 5:48:05 PM



I wouldnt go AMD for SLI, even the sli capable boards don't work as well
September 2, 2010 6:13:49 PM


I wouldnt go AMD for SLI, even the sli capable boards don't work as well[/quotemsg]


the reason i wanted sli was for future upgrading. It is not completely necessary if it is going to give me a better system now. any recommendations for a non sli system with the graphics and processor i suggested?

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September 2, 2010 7:12:35 PM
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If you want the sli, get the 955 with this board:

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

Note there aren't any combos involving this board with anything worthwhile, so you're kinda out of luck in terms of getting combos.

Everything else in Zooted's build is fine, except maybe get the 1 tb version of the samsung spinpoint HHD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which can be had for $5 more for the next few days.
September 9, 2010 3:58:59 PM

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