Check my upgrade.... to i5 from E6850 Duo

For day to day use and lots of gaming - Before I pull the trigger I wanted to hear some fellas
Im out of the loop 3 years since my last build and my guru is MIA LOL
do these new parts mesh up OK?
I like the MSI MOBO with OC Genie since I dont know who too :ange: has nice reviews
and do I have the memory picked out OK? 1600 or 1333

ON HAND In my current PC:

OCZ700wGXSSLI psu (In action now)
Antek case (in action now)
1-HD 300 GB 7200 (being used as we speak)
1-HD 300 GB 10000 RPM Velocoraptor (BNIB)
Actic Cooling Freezer,CPU cooler........(BNIB)

Looking to buy :

MOBO : MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel (I cant OC but this one can for me )
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130239

CPU Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067

MEM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL (do I want 1600 or 1333?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

GPU EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5
PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130550
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  1. If you can hold off a month or two, Intels coming out with a new CPU "Sandy Bridge" that might be 17% better then the i5 760 for about the same price tag. If not what you posted looks good.
  2. Hold off? Geees Im busting at the seams to tear into this one LOL
  3. Agree with niklas_13. Sandy Bridge is actually being released in early January, so it's more like 5-6 weeks at this point. If you can, I would highly recommend waiting. If nothing else, it should drive i5 prices down at least a little bit (since SB is the new mainstream line replacing i5s).
  4. excelerater said:
    Hold off? Geees Im busting at the seams to tear into this one LOL


    @ 3.2 your Quad core is not holding you back atm, if you cant wait pick up the GTX 470 for a quick FPS boost and in 5 to 6 weeks pick up the new SB CPU/MOBO.

    Hmm i some how missed something lol what is your CPU ? MOBO ? RAM ? atm.
  5. the current rig,its no a problem machine its just a little laggy
    E6850 Core duo
    Gigabyte N650SLI
    6 Gigs Ram ,some OCZ reaper stuff - all built in 2007.....8800GTS is my current GPU
  6. excelerater said:
    the current rig,its no a problem machine its just a little laggy
    E6850 Core duo
    Gigabyte N650SLI
    6 Gigs Ram ,some OCZ reaper stuff - all built in 2007.....8800GTS is my current GPU


    I would buy the GPU now and hold off for the rest.
  7. The GPU is clearly the weakest part of your build.

    The 8800 GTS isn't even making benchmarking charts anymore.
  8. coldsleep said:
    The GPU is clearly the weakest part of your build.

    The 8800 GTS isn't even making benchmarking charts anymore.



    Benchmark charts ?

    I have no clue what a Benchmark chart is LOL But I assume its some rating system - and u are telling me
    my junk is old ! :fou: :lol:
    I have the recipts for my 2007 build (which I am on now) and that card was 379. bucks back then - and now 3 years later
    its worth 3.79

    This industry moves the fastest of any industry on the planet,if you dont keep up with it
    in 6 months your latest build is obsolete.....So Imm gonna pick up that 470 and wait for this
    SandyBridge Jan thing - Id like to see what exactly happens to the CPU market place...
    Or U never know Newegg can throw up a sale ,last week the sold out i5 760s for 175 bucks
    now they are back up to 205ish.........


    Can any of U fella tell me what the difference between these 2 470 GTX's are ?
    I see 10 bucks,and I see a some Drams thing which I have no idea what that is
    and if it even makes a difference

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130550

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130549
  9. The 2nd one has a slight overclock. Probably not worth $10.

    Here's an example of a benchmark chart:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/88

    It looks like I was wrong, and the 8800 is only showing up on some charts here and there:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/90
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/GPU/102

    But as you can clearly see, it's pretty weak, and it's old enough that it probably isn't going to be included for much longer.
  10. Ordered a EVGA 470GTX today......
    gonna see how it does for me,then its save up time for
    the rest
  11. i5 seems like a waste.....
    i5 and i7's are dropping in price at a rate of about 5-10 bucks a week.....I am watching it pretty close and I see an industry that is constantly slapping its own products in the face with newer ones
    I bet in a month or so an i7 will the same price as that i5 760.....

    I'll wait LOL
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