If I could be sure that the PSU would adequately run the GTX 460 SE, that would be my top choice for performance. However, if that is not the case, I would be more than happy with a 550 Ti/HD 6770, as they would definitely be cooler/less power consumption. The HD 6670 is just a throw-in, since I know it does not require a separate power connection with the PSU. Which of these GPUs would you recommend, given the 450-watt PSU? Or is there another GPU that you would recommend entirely? Thank you very much for taking the time to read this, and I would really appreciate it if you would leave your thoughts/opinions about the system in general and the GPU you would recommend for this system.
Not gonna lie, you got a shrewd deal. A good CPU, good ram, but that's about it. The mobo is crap, same with the PSU. They list no specs on the PSU meaning it won't be good. If you haven't ordered yet, let me know ASAP and we can put something together.
Thanks for the reply! I haven't seen much about the mobo itself, I've searched for reviews but haven't found any. It is last-gen, but I don't need any fancy bells or whistles as I don't plan to SLi or CrossFire. Any link to a review/discussion about the mobo would be welcome.
As for the GPU selection, do you think I should post that in the graphics section of the forum?
Antec earthwatts are very nice (efficient of course) antec is a good PSU manufacturer but you can also get a nice RAIDMAX 530w modular PSU for $40 i fell with that phenom II x6 you may be under powered with a tiny 380w.
Definitely try to find a Motherboard that has a reputation or at least good reviews i wouldn't buy any motherboard if someone else hadn't tried it first.
and I generally find much lower prices on Newegg.com than i do on tiger direct so i would check there first for a similar combo deal.
try this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... (it is a bit more but the motherboard wont die in a month)
or in your price range maybe a phenom II x4: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I... (in your price range more cores doesn't always= better keep that in mind)
Raidmax is known for making low quality PSU's. Very low quality. Only once you get to the very high end do they start to become worth it. They are cramming way to much into said PSU. I think it would be an inefficent PSU at best. It's up to OP though.