Upgrading please help asap

I am on a price/performance type gaming build so I choose amd. Is this a good build? I already have a new monitor its a asus led 19 inch and only goes up to 1440x900 reso but I got it because it was only $119 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236072&Tpk=asus%20led%2019%20inch. Would I have a bottleneck with the cpu or is it all good? Should anything be changed, I dont want to over do it if say I don't really need like a 850w power supply ect.. A little future proofing is ok but it doesnt have to be way out there. I would be upgrading from a amd 64 3700+,geforce 7900gtx,ddr 2gig ram, windows xp to windows 7. I hope I would notice a difference with this upgrade?

amd x3 440
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103843&Tpk=amd%20x3%20440

asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631&cm_re=asus_m4a89gtd_pro%2fusb3-_-13-131-631-_-Product

patriot g series ddr3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220435&cm_re=patriot_memory_ddr3-_-20-220-435-_-Product

evga gtx 460 - $189 at compusa
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130566&cm_re=evga_gtx_460_1gb-_-14-130-566-_-Product

corsair tx 850w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&cm_re=corsair_850w-_-17-139-009-_-Product
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  1. The thing is you can't add a second Nvidia video card on that mobo, it has only crossfire. You either buy a cheaper mobo and forget about SLI,

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128443

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

    Or buy a SLI mobo, this one is cheaper:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131637

    Even if you will add a second card, 850W is way too much, 650W is enough.
  2. y dont u try a ATI<now AMD> GPU?
    thatl save u some $$$, and theyre more powerful...
  3. You have a nice rig. Although you can go for a full quad core rather than a tri core. Like the X4 640.
  4. Why don't you buy the graphics card, PSU and Windows now and then get a new AMD chip when it comes out soon (months). There should be a better range of mobos and CPUs that could fit your budget that would be faster and more future-proof than buying right now.

    I also think 850W is too much. 650W should be OK.
  5. doive1231 said:
    then get a new AMD chip when it comes out soon (months).

    Are you talking about Bulldozer?
  6. i think he is...
  7. If he is then i must say its not just months away. It may take a while for them hit the market. By then SB would come out and fill in the market.

    Also read that Bulldozer is server first then desktop. So a little more waiting for us!!!
  8. bulldozer is all in 1...
    server chip= desktop chip...
  9. zenan said:
    I am on a price/performance type gaming build so I choose amd. Is this a good build? I already have a new monitor its a asus led 19 inch and only goes up to 1440x900 reso but I got it because it was only $119 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236072&Tpk=asus%20led%2019%20inch. Would I have a bottleneck with the cpu or is it all good? Should anything be changed, I dont want to over do it if say I don't really need like a 850w power supply ect.. A little future proofing is ok but it doesnt have to be way out there. I would be upgrading from a amd 64 3700+,geforce 7900gtx,ddr 2gig ram, windows xp to windows 7. I hope I would notice a difference with this upgrade?

    amd x3 440
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103843&Tpk=amd%20x3%20440

    asus m4a89gtd pro/usb3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631&cm_re=asus_m4a89gtd_pro%2fusb3-_-13-131-631-_-Product

    patriot g series ddr3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220435&cm_re=patriot_memory_ddr3-_-20-220-435-_-Product

    evga gtx 460 - $189 at compusa
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130566&cm_re=evga_gtx_460_1gb-_-14-130-566-_-Product

    corsair tx 850w
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&cm_re=corsair_850w-_-17-139-009-_-Product

    Looks good to me for a little bit more you could get this combo
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.500642
  10. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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