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October 6, 2010 3:15:29 AM

Hi, my budget is around $1000, I did some research and this is what i came up with, i believe its all compatible but Im no expert, any suggestions/advice on my build would be much appreciated!

Case- Coolmaster HAF 932

Power Supply- Corsair CMPSU-750tx 750w

Motherboard- Gigabyte GA_p55a-ud3 LGA 1156 intell p55

CPU- Inter core i7-860

Memory- Crucial 4 gb 2x2gb 240pin ddr3 1333

Harddrive- Seagate barracuda 7200.12 750gb 7200rpm

Cpufan/heatsink- coolermaster hyper 212

dvd/cd burner liteon 4xdvd writer

video card- geforce gtx 460 768mb

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October 6, 2010 3:23:43 AM

For a $1000 budget, you'd be better served by dropping to an i5 750 or 760 (saves $80-90) or changing to an AMD build and putting the extra cash into the video card. Is this going to be primarily for gaming, or will it be used for something else?
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October 6, 2010 3:39:27 AM

You'll need to be clearer about what you want to do with this build.

coleam45 gives good advice IF YOU ARE ONLY GAMING on this machine.

As it is your MB selection is not capable of running a second video card, so the 750W PSU is overkill. If you were to upgrade the board to something SLI capable, and the primary purpose was gaming, then I could go along with everything else.

If gaming is secondary and you are doing some heavy work including multi-tasking, CAD, or some such then simply select a higher quality and quieter PSU such as the Antec TP-550 and you have a good build.
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October 6, 2010 4:45:32 AM

The fact of the matter is:

768 GTX 460 may be a batter buy than a HD 5830 currently but in reality the 2 trade blows and for a budget of $1k for anywhere a serious gaming rig you best be served hitting a HD 5850 or better @@
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October 6, 2010 5:11:55 AM

Mr Pizza said:
Um, Coleam45... the i5 beats the hell out of the AMD x4 in gaming..

Eh...from what I've seen the i5 750/760 is only slightly better than the Phenom II 955/965, especially at stock clocks, and then the difference is mainly in video editing applications. The i5 also costs $40-$50 more. If you're planning on overclocking, then yes, the i5 will pull away, but even then, not by too much.
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October 6, 2010 2:25:58 PM

Thanks for all the input, yes ill be playing games on it but i wont be demanding the highest fps for the most demanding games. But im definelty looking at switching to the i5 think theres much of a performance difference? Also looking at antoher motherboard and power supply. Ill post my revised system again, thanks for the suggestions
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October 6, 2010 2:38:33 PM

Wait until the 6000 Radeon's come out.
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October 6, 2010 3:06:34 PM

If switching to AMD allows you to get a better graphics card, it's worth it. While the i5-750/760 gives slightly better fps results, it's not significantly different in many games.

See Phenom II X4 955 vs. i5-750 for some benchmarks (gaming benchmarks down at the bottom).
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October 6, 2010 6:06:44 PM

Revised Build, What you think?

Case- Cooler Master HAF 922
Power Supply- Antec Truepower tp-550
Motherboard- ASUS sabertooth 55i lga1156
CPU- Intel i5-750
CPU fan- Artic cooling freezer 7 pro
RAM- Gskill eco series 4gb (2x2gb) 240pin ddr3 1600
Hard Drive- Samsung spin point f3 1 tb
DVburner- lite on 24xdvd writer
Graphics card- EVGA gtx 460 768
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October 6, 2010 6:22:15 PM

You should try to fit a 1GB GTX 460 in there if you can. It's a much better card.
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October 6, 2010 6:31:51 PM

so ugrading to the 1GB cared its definitely worth the 60-70$?
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October 6, 2010 6:33:32 PM

If you can afford it, definitely.
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October 8, 2010 10:42:07 PM

well i ordered everything should be here weds, I ended up going with the 768mb coleam, you had great advice i just figure if start playing alot of games on the pc rather than my xbox, i can buy another 768 for the dual setup. Thanks everyone for the help!
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