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September 28, 2010 2:09:17 AM

I want to buy a gaming system under 800 bucks and thats my configuration which im thinking -
AMD Athlon ii x4 640 - $110
MSI NF750-G55 - $100
4 GB ram - $100
1 tb hd 7200 - $80
raidmax rx-630z 650 watt - $80
nvidia gtx460 - $200
Any suggestion would be helpful and i am also thinking for sli in the future...

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September 28, 2010 2:14:32 AM

i forgot the case - thermaltake v3 - $50
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September 28, 2010 2:22:50 AM

Horrible PSU, switch that out before anything.

I would switch the setup for a i5 one, Nvidia chipsets arnt the best, and an Athlon X4 wont be able to feed dual GTX460s.

Whats your budget?
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September 28, 2010 2:31:13 AM

rather than $100 on the NForce 750a, go with $59 for the AS Rock 880. and get the samsung F3 1TB drive for $75. use the $45 saved for a Phenom II 955 instead, get some G.Skill DDR3 1600 RAM for $80 instead of $100. Use that money to get a Kingwin-XT1264 cpu cooler and overclock
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September 28, 2010 2:37:56 AM

does i5 support two gtx460s with 16x....my budget is arnd
should i go for gtx460 1gb or 768mb....i want to play games like crysis and bad company2
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September 28, 2010 2:41:34 AM

You're still stick with dual X8 with that 750a board, and i5 is indeed limited to dual X8.

However, the performance hit you get from X8 is only 3-5%, so its not too big of a deal. What resolution is your monitor?
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September 28, 2010 2:43:45 AM

1920x1080
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September 28, 2010 2:44:41 AM

if i take i5 what board should i get for $100 that supports sli
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September 28, 2010 2:47:36 AM

its just that with amd you can get a better cpu if you want after 1 or two years....uu dont have to update the motherboard but with intel it doesnt...
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September 28, 2010 2:50:25 AM

Then I would suggest you wait a couple of days for HD6000, then you can get a full AMD based solution.

However, the fact is with a cooler the i5-750 can easily last you a nice 3 years without lagging behind, and new AMD CPUs after the Thubans probably wont be compatible with AM3.

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September 28, 2010 2:53:13 AM

the problem with evga p55 is that it has very little space for two big gpus like gtx460.....i5 750 is a good choice.....but the problem is with my budget...
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September 28, 2010 2:54:38 AM

Heres your next step up if you want ATX: $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Though I would recommend this ASUS for OC:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Or this Combo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

On the budget, you can shave $20 off RAM, $5 off the HDD, with a F3 $30 off the GTX460 with 768MB and $30 off the PSU with a TX650and you'll be pretty much even after MIR.
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September 28, 2010 4:16:28 AM

i think that combo is a good option....but i think i should wait till christmas or thanksgivings....
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September 28, 2010 11:18:12 PM

If you want then what are saying wont help you much, With the HD6000 and SB coming out in the next months, the market would change quite a bit by then.
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October 6, 2010 1:29:18 AM

Best answer selected by taran95.
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