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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:
MSI P55A-G55 Motherboard:
4GB Kingston valueRam 1333 MHz KVR1333D3N9K2/4G:

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...
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.
December 3, 2010 1:24:49 PM

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