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November 5, 2010 2:50:37 AM

Hi all, Im thinking about keeping some components from my actual system and upgrade mobo, cpu, ram, gpu and hard drive.The final configuration could end something like this:

OLD COMPONENTS:
Case Antec p180
Power Supply Corsair HX620W
Display ViewSonic VX2025WM 20” (1680x1050)
GPU 8800GTX (for physx? Im worried about heat/noise of 470+8800GTX)
HD WD Caviar Green 1tb SataII + WD Raptor 74 SataI (both for storage)
Sound Card Audigy 2 ZS

NEW COMPONENTS:
CPU i5 760
MOBO Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3
RAM G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3 1600 4GB L7-8-7-24
GPU Asus GeForce GTX 470
HD WD Caviar Black 640GB SATA3 (for OS)

What do u think about the mix? would u change anything? Im looking for a well balanced/performance system.I dont plan to Oc (at least nor my primary goal) or SLI. I will use it for gaming.Any opinions would be appreciated a lot.

Thanks!

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November 5, 2010 3:48:30 AM

Get the Samsung Spinpoint F3 500 or 1T. This month AMD will release the new HD 69xx cards, I think your should wait for those but for your monitor resolution the 470 is overkill already, a HD 6850 or a GTX 460 is fine.
November 6, 2010 10:59:11 AM

Good point mosox thanks.I didnt consider an alternative to black caviars at same price range before.I read F3s reviews and easily do it better:
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2009/10/06/sam...
About resolution I dont want to upgrade in about 2 years so probably the games will start stressing my 470 by then even at lower than 1680x1050.
69xx series my only concern is price considering theyd be high class,same with nvidia 580

November 6, 2010 2:38:12 PM

The GTX 470 is slightly better but has a much bigger power consumption than the 6870, also it's hotter. I'm pretty sure that by the time you go full HD any of those cards will be fine.
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