System upgrade finalized but ....

Ok. A few weeks ago I posted a topic to get help / ideas to upgrade my current system. I ONLY need a new motherboard, CPU, ram and a GPU. I have everything else in my current system.

Here is what I will be reusing :

Antec 1200 case
Rosewill 850w "Extreme" PSU
Tuniq 120 HSF
64GB Vertex 2 SSD
Samsung 1 TB hard drive
Windows 7 64 bit

Now I've picked this from newegg :

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.564031

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510

Total before rebates is $670.00. My budget is $800.00 so I have $130.00 to get RAM. What do you guys suggest to go with this motherboard ?

The main focus of the system is gaming with an emphasis on World of Warcraft with Cataclysm. I want to run high FPS on ULTRA graphics setting while raiding and FRAPSing the raids for my guild. I play on a 32" 1080p flat screen.
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  1. I think you need to fix the links.
  2. I did. sorry.
  3. echarlie said:
    I did. sorry.


    still dont work ( what mobo did you get ? )
  4. Grrr...try them now.

    It's the Intel i7 875k cpu and ASUS Maximus Formula III motherboard combo.
  5. This ram will work. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285

    Why so much CPU and a so so GPU ?
  6. The HD6850 is cheaper than the 460GTX but is slightly better
  7. Wasif said:
    The HD6850 is cheaper than the 460GTX but is slightly better


    going with a i5 760 over that CPU will give him 100 bucks more to add to a GPU, the i5 760 will be plenty of CPU for wow + there is no need for the HT CPU.

    I would look into a HD 6870 or GTX 470
  8. Well i was going with this because i liked the motherboard and the combo deal.

    I originally was going to go with an i5 760 but newegg doesn't have the mboard i wanted. I want a mboard that i can use my 9800gtx gpu as a Physx card.

    Can you guys recommend a mboard, ram and gpu for an i5 760 build then?
  9. EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Item #: N82E16814130550
    $249.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130550

    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMX4GX3M2A1600C7
    Item #: N82E16820145285
    $89.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145285

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $29.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80605I5760
    Item #: N82E16819115067

    ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131482
    $364.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.572500
    Subtotal: $734.96


    You can still use your old GPU for Physx
  10. echarlie said:
    Well i was going with this because i liked the motherboard and the combo deal.

    I originally was going to go with an i5 760 but newegg doesn't have the mboard i wanted. I want a mboard that i can use my 9800gtx gpu as a Physx card.

    Can you guys recommend a mboard, ram and gpu for an i5 760 build then?


    The 1156 MOBOs lets you sli or xfire on BTW
  11. I'm not really looking to SLI or xfire. Just want to run my old 9800 GTX GPU as Physx.

    What about an i7 950 build ? would it be fine with that Asus mboard too?

    Reason I ask about the i7 950 is because Microcenter has it for $230.00 and I work like 15 mins. from a Microcenter.

    The 950 would be $250 after tax. The 760 is $205 shipped from newegg. Would the 950 be with the extra $45 ?
  12. echarlie said:
    I'm not really looking to SLI or xfire. Just want to run my old 9800 GTX GPU as Physx.

    What about an i7 950 build ? would it be fine with that Asus mboard too?

    Reason I ask about the i7 950 is because Microcenter has it for $230.00 and I work like 15 mins. from a Microcenter.

    The 950 would be $250 after tax. The 760 is $205 shipped from newegg. Would the 950 be with the extra $45 ?


    The i7 950 CPU will not fit ANY 1156s MOBOs..... for a i7 950 you need a 1366s MOBO.

    IMO a AMD 955 or the i5 760 with the best GPU you can buy, Will give you what your looking for in WOW.

    @1080 rez the GTX 460 is a ok GPU ( but there are better GPUs you can get ) if your not spending so much money on a CPU.
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