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Building a new computer

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November 6, 2010 5:44:45 PM

Hey, I'm in need of some advice from the pros

Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core
INTEL LGA1156 Gigabyte P55A-UD3P
Kingston DDR3 1333 PC10666 2x2gb (i know its lousy)

what about NVIDIA GEFORCE Gigabyte GTX460 OC?? is there any big differences?

i build this mainly for gaming but i'm not really a hardcore gamer. Thanks to anyone who helps.

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November 6, 2010 5:55:24 PM

I'm not planning to upgrade this rig in the future. Will last me for many years. Could I cut down on the mother board and instead go for h55 or h57 chipset?
November 6, 2010 6:12:10 PM

If you don want to upgrade. H55/57 will be fine. P55 supports Crossfire/SLI and RAID. And in general, P55 motherboard is built in better materials for overlocking. Make sure you do not need these.
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November 6, 2010 6:14:17 PM

You could cut down directly on costs by opting for an AMD build (Phenom II X4 955 + Asrock 870 Extreme3)..
November 6, 2010 7:41:31 PM

Looks like a great build with a good deal of longevity.
November 7, 2010 7:17:15 AM

Good build except the memory - What about casing?
November 7, 2010 10:34:42 AM

I'll go with the average casing.

Which one is better? ATI HD6850 or NVIDIA GTX460
in terms of performance, power consumption and temperature.
November 7, 2010 10:43:58 AM

I dont like OC versions of gpu..They cost more than the original..Much more than the original model..
NVIDIA GTX460 is my pick
November 7, 2010 3:34:11 PM

I personally prefer the 460 for the drivers among other things, but the performance of the two cards is close.

Although buying OC'd cards is not always a bargain - and you can often do it yourself - the exception is this OC'd 460:

which, at $182 after MIR including shipping is cheaper than all but one 1GB 460 (that I wouldn't recommend in any case) at Newegg. Always check the shipping costs at Neweeg because they often play games juggling price, MIRs, and shipping. To me, its the total net cost that counts.
November 7, 2010 3:35:37 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey