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October 20, 2010 6:10:04 AM

Hi guys,
I'm going to buy this system below (someone suggested these):
$226 - Intel Core i5 760 CPU
$179 - Asus P7P55D-E Pro Intel P55 ATX Motherboard
$100 - G.Skill Ripjaw Series F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 2 x 2GB DDR3 1600 RAM
$249 - Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 1GB PCI-E Video Card
$59 - Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$95 - Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W PSU
$160 - Corsair Graphite Series 600T ATX Case
Cooling system:
$30 - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus HSF for LGA 1366 and LGA 1156

Will this system be future proof and able to play latest fast twitch FPS games smoothly?
If not please suggest parts that can be changed.

I'm also intending to OC it up to 4GHz or so, please advise if this build is alright and if anything can be changed for the better :) 

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October 20, 2010 6:13:46 AM

Kelloggs said:
Hi guys,
I'm going to buy this system below (someone suggested these):
$226 - Intel Core i5 760 CPU
$179 - Asus P7P55D-E Intel P55 ATX Motherboard
$100 - G.Skill Ripjaw Series F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL 2 x 2GB DDR3 1600 RAM
$249 - Gigabyte GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 1GB PCI-E Video Card
$59 - Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
$95 - Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W PSU
$160 - Corsair Graphite Series 600T ATX Case
Cooling system:
$30 - Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus HSF for LGA 1366 and LGA 1156

Will this system be future proof and able to play latest fast twitch FPS games smoothly?
If not please suggest parts that can be changed.


Its a great build. I wouldn't spend that much on the case though...You could move $100 off that towards the graphics card and bump up a tier to a GTX470 or maybe a 5870.
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October 20, 2010 7:14:48 AM

Great build. But there's no such thing as future-proof. In fact, many would say the current sockets are dead.

If you want to protect against needing higher FPS (ie, add a second 460 in the future), your mobo choice isn't the best. It only supports Crossfire and the second PCIe slot runs at x4. Ideally, you want a mobo that supports SLI and either 8x-8x operation with USB/SATA 3.0 support, or one that runs SLI at x16-x8 and supports USB/SATA 3.0 until you use the second slot (or doesn't support 3.0 at all).

Asus x8-x8, no 3.0 support:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte, x16-x8, 3.0 support until you use 2nd video card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Your PSU should be OK since i5/750 + 2x460 shouldn't draw more than 525W, but many folks would prefer to use a 750W to allow the psu to run within a more comfortable range as it ages.

Your case is expensive, but a good case. At that price you might want to look at the Silverstone Raven 1 or 2 . . . they really run cool and noise is reduced since internal fans don't have to spin up as high.
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October 20, 2010 7:55:29 AM

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Will this system be future proof



A few things u should know about SATA/USB 3.0 tech and mobos as shown by our very own forums here
USB 3.0, SATA 6Gb/s, Motherboards, And Overcoming Bottlenecks
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/usb-3.0-sata-6gb,25...
Not All USB 3.0 Implementations Are Created Equal
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nec-controller-usb-...
Also note that LGA 1156 shall be usurped by LGA 1155 as soon as end of this year/possible Q1 next year if u intending to sink a wee bit on chip + board FYI...
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/04/21/intel-...



So nope no backwards nor forwards compatibility

Also HD 6000 out this Friday and we may see price revisions hehe
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October 21, 2010 2:23:33 AM

I'm planning to spend a bit more and came up with these, please give me your thoughts:
- 470 gtx (What's the difference between oc and non-oc edition?)
- Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 (Planning to oc around 4-4.5Ghz and get lower temp)
- Will the PSU still be sufficient if I decided to change the above?

I'm open for comments, discussions and suggestions :D 
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October 21, 2010 1:52:54 PM

Kelloggs said:
I'm planning to spend a bit more and came up with these, please give me your thoughts:
- 470 gtx (What's the difference between oc and non-oc edition?)
- Noctua NH-U12P-SE2 (Planning to oc around 4-4.5Ghz and get lower temp)
- Will the PSU still be sufficient if I decided to change the above?

I'm open for comments, discussions and suggestions :D 

The difference is that the speeds on the gpu and memory are bumped a bit then normal. Usually the oc editions will only get you about 2 extra fps as it is a mild factory overclock, But the most important thing is the cooler: quieter and better temperatures, that will allow you take the overclock even higher and put in on par with maybe a 480 gtx.

These i believe to be the best 470's:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For the cooler just to be safe as you plan on going past 4g's i would go with the big brother, if it can fit in your case:
http://www.svc.com/nh-d14.html

Thats a pretty big overclock, to be on the safe side at least look at 650w models.
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