A Computer w/recycled parts.

Approximate Purchase Date: within the next 7 days

Budget Range: $700 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, internet MMO, surfing the internet, watching Blu-Ray movies)

Parts Not Required: : keyboard, mouse, monitor (Acer X243W), speakers, Power supply (650 watts) 2x6pin, ATX case, case fans, LG Blu-ray/DVD rw

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com. ebay.com

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences:
AMD 965 BE ( can buy for $130),
ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 or TD, ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131631 )
EVGA 01G-P3-1366-TR GeForce GTX 460 SE (found one for $125),
4 GB of dual channel
SATA 3 HD ( looking at http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136544 )
Windows 7 HP ($99)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1200)

Additional Comments: Looking for suggestions on tweaking. Is it a good build?
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  1. That SE GTX 460 is a cut down 288sp (not 336) and performs worse than a 768M GTX 460 IIRC so i would rather cut down from a pricey 890GX and hit either a single PCIex16 870 or a CFable Asrock 870 Extreme3 and hit the HD 6850 or if CUDA is a must the 1GB/256bit GTX 460?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157198&cm_re=aSROCK_870-_-13-157-198-_-Product
  2. Okay, I concede your point on the 460 SE. If I stick with nVidia, then sli and crossfire doesn't matter much. Then Do i need the 870 or 880G?
  3. Note: Not many new AMD chipset boards are SLI capable......

    I'd try hard to scrounge enough for a 1 GB GTX460....very solid card.
  4. any advice on a 460 gtx. i have about $240 to spend on a evga, asus or msi
  5. i found out the power supply is a bfg 650 watt PSU. should i get new one?
  6. If u do not require CUDA i'd have a serious long look at the more efficient HD 6850 actually

    HD 6K Barts single/CF review
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3987/amds-radeon-6870-6850-renewing-competition-in-the-midrange-market/20
  7. I have almost always used nVidia cards. After some research, I'm not sure what advantages CUDA or fold (?) or PhysX does me. My favorite game is the Civilization series. I also play DDOnline. I do internet gaming some, online research, that sort of thing.

    However, the 6870 does interest me.
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