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August 8, 2011 11:39:57 PM

am going to buy this:

CPU: phenom ii x4 955 for $98
graphic card: PNY gtx 460 for $130
ram: crossire 4gb for $30
hard drive: 250gb sata with 8mb cashe for $20
case: enlight gaming pc for $20
mobo: MSI NF750-G55 for $90 SLI ready
psu: coolmax 500w for $25

all new for $430

and i have some stuff from my old pc like dvd driver..
and planing to buy the acer G245HQ 24inch full hd monitor for $170 after this :sarcastic: 

so what you think .. ?

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August 9, 2011 1:13:31 PM

I am in really tight budget .. i think i will keep the coolmax 500w for one gtx 460
and when i have the money to upgrade to sli, i will install another psu
and for the hard drive i don't care about the speed as much as to do the job "storage"
the mobo is the cheapest sli am3 mobo i found $100

i think even if i asked about gtx 590 sli and intel i7 990 and 1000w psu and 3tb hd
for $5000 .. people will still recommend you for better stuff although its the ultimate
August 9, 2011 1:30:26 PM

hameem 1 said:
I am in really tight budget .. i think i will keep the coolmax 500w for one gtx 460
and when i have the money to upgrade to sli, i will install another psu
and for the hard drive i don't care about the speed as much as to do the job "storage"
the mobo is the cheapest sli am3 mobo i found $100

i think even if i asked about gtx 590 sli and intel i7 990 and 1000w psu and 3tb hd
for $5000 .. people will still recommend you for better stuff although its the ultimate

The mobo you selected is a very old chipset which will hinder performance. IF you are looking for a good sli board and is am3+ ready for bulldozer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... This one is the best bang for the buck.
Cool max is not a reputable brand, the absolute most important part of a build is a quality psu. If you are on a real tight budget and plan on upgrading the psu if you want to sli, try this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 9, 2011 2:48:01 PM

Hey there. It's a nice budget build for the money.. I'd only suggest the following:

- 250gb is not enough these days. I understand you don't care much about speed, but on this day and age you'll fill your 250gb in a few months..
- The mobo you're getting for $90 does indeed have an older (I don't believe it's OLD, it's just a bit older) chipset, and for the price you're paying, I'd only justify that purchase on the premise that you want it to be SLI ready. Hence, you plan to buy another 460 in the future, and hence, should get a better PSU. I would recommend, in any of these cases, to go for this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=13-157-...

It costs the same 90 bucks you're willing to spend, has a much newer chipset (870 instead of 750) although not bulldozer ready, but I don't think that's your priority, and although it's not SLI certified, you can certainly but 2 460s in there and run them in a 8x8 config which won't do anything to your performance.

I'd still give a second tought to your PSU brand. Maybe it's worth giving Coolmax the benefit of the doubt, but considering that a wrong choice there can fry your other $430 bucks in a second, it might be a good idea looking for some other options which are less likely of giving you a headache. Look for an 80+ certificate. 500w is enough for your current config, although if you plan to buy another 460 in the future you might want to have some more muscle available.

Good luck.
August 10, 2011 12:07:38 AM

i thought that the mobo most include a nvidia chipset to support nvidia sli.
as i said my budget is tight so i don't think that i will change the psu maybe i will install another psu in the future if its possibly or just replace it
and for the hard drive i will keep 250gb and install another one in the future "$"
maybe i will chose a less expensive quad cpu for gaming what you recommend ?
and just a question : is it possible to install a gtx 560 ti to my gtx 460 .. i mean a different geforce gtx cards ???
August 10, 2011 11:02:17 PM

ok i want something cheap and has the minimum quality required and can handle one gtx 460+the rest of the build .. what is it ?
plus you did't told me about the mobo .. is it good for future sli and can i install a gtx 460 and gtx 560 ti in one mobo in the future ??
August 11, 2011 8:31:01 AM

A cheap 7$ frontech 450W PSU has just killed my Motherboard. So think twice before buying a cheap PSU. ;) 
August 11, 2011 11:32:00 AM

thanx for the advice all of you :) 
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