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October 6, 2010 6:50:24 AM

Hey All,

my present system config as:

AMD Athlon 3000+
Mobo Asus K8V
2 GB DDR2 Memory
500 GB + 80 GB HDD
DVD Writer
Zebronics PSU 450W Pro
22" monitor
keyboard + mouse (wireless + Rechargable)

i am planning to upgrade my system (for gaming and testing "sharepoint, exchange, biztalk, isa etc" use)

Intel i7 950 8M Cache, 3.06 GHz, 4.80 GT/s Intel® QPI X58 ChipSet, 1366 Socket
Cooler Master Hyper N520
Asus SABERTOOTH X58
Corsair XMS3 6GB Kit 2GB*3 Unit 1600MHz
Asus ENGTX460 DirectCU TOP/2DI/1GD5
Corsair HX850W

please let me know your view on this.

Thanks
Bhupesh

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October 6, 2010 6:57:19 AM

What's your budget?

The 850W PSU is overkill; you could definitely get by with a 650W, or go for a 750W to leave plenty of room for future SLI/overclocking.

For a cooler, I would recommend the Hyper 212, but you don't need one if you're not planning on overclocking.

Also, what case are you using?
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October 6, 2010 3:35:36 PM

1) I would get a cooler that uses a larger fan than 92mm. They run cooler and quieter. Most any will do.

2) Is that GTX460 the 1gb version? I hope so, it is more appropriate for your system and gaming.

3) Corsair850w is a good unit, but the 550 wis fine for a single GTX460, and 650w would be good for sli GTX460.

4) What will you use for a hard drive? I suggest a SSD for your OS and apps, and a much larger conventional drive for storage and backups.
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