I am not planning on overclocking this rig , so would 212+ be enough ?
I know that GTX 460 SLI is faster than a single GTX480 , but i don't feel like having 4 GTX460 cards lol . I will get an sound card later on this year . Already have a 32" Samsung which i will bring as a HDTV/Monitor . And also i got an OS , Windows 7 64BIT ULTIMATE .
Also , i plan to sell this build when colleauge finishes , i don't think i will be upgrading it .
Just don't post a whole new rig . Just need an advice on which parts should i change and which to keep . English is my second language so sorry if i made a lot of mistakes .
if you just need something for a few months, why not a low-end AMD processor?
try this idea:
Athlon II X3 445 (~$80)
a 770, 785G, or 880G motherboard (~$60)
4 GB DDR3-1333 RAM (~$80)
Spinpoint F4 320 GB Drive (~$45)
GTX 470 $300 (why go with the 480's heat?, I'd suggest a 460 at $220 but you don't want it or a $250 AMD Radeon, so...)
CM 690II case or Antec 300 Illusion ($70)
600-650W PSU from Antec, Sea Sonic, or other reliable brand. ($75)
Cheap DVD burner: $20
total: about $730
it will cost a lot less than your build, and plenty of performance for any game you mention
Your system build will be just fine as it is. I just don't see the point in building a $2000 computer that you will only use for half a year, and because of the new stuff coming out in that half year, will have much lower resale value than you seem to think.
Thus I suggested a different system, which will perform as well in many games - the i5 is faster than the Athlon, the Athlon will deliver 40fps in almost everything, so everything would be playable. (and really, it could trim $100 off just using a 460 that you don't want)