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December 3, 2010 12:32:12 AM

I was gonna use an i5-760 in my system, mainly for gaming, budget around 800$. But a friend of mine is gonna sell me an i7 860 for almost same price and I can't resist the offer. Here is my old build with new CPU:

Core i7-860
Siretec High Power 750W PSU
MSI GeForce GTX 460 Hawk: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MSI P55A-G55 Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
4GB Kingston valueRam 1333 MHz KVR1333D3N9K2/4G: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I don't think I'll use SLI or CrossfireX since I think I'd rather spend another 200$ for a new video card in 2 years than spending it right now.

Is there any piece that would hold my system from performing at it's best (considering my budget) ?
Also, is that motherboard good ? I haven't seen many reviews of it.

Thanks for your help.

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 3, 2010 12:34:47 PM

I'd say the CPU is overkill for the GPU, but you say you're going to upgrade in the future so thats ok.

I'd maybe change the PSU to a brand that's more reputable like Corsair, Antec or Silverstone. I tend to get finicky about PSU brands as the ones you don't hear of too much are like that for a reason...
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December 3, 2010 12:51:01 PM

Thanks for the advice about the PSU.
So you would think my MB and RAM are ok ?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 3, 2010 1:11:11 PM

Well the Kingston Value RAM isn't really meant for gaming, i would go for their mid range stuff that can take a bit more punishment for gaming. But so long as you stick within its boundaries for voltage and speed then you're good. The motherboard looks fine, MSI do good motherboards.
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December 3, 2010 1:24:49 PM

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