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$500 Gaming pc (future SLI)

How is my first build :o am going to get another gtx 460 for SLI in the future and this is the basic for now ;)


cpu: phenom ii x3 720 OEM $75

graphic card: pny gtx 460> $130

ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws S4GB DDR3 1333 $25

mobo:MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI> $90

case: Xigmatek ASGARD II B> $30

psu: Antec EarthWatts EA-650w> $70

CPU cooler: Rosewill RCX-Z80 $10

Burner: ASUS 24X DVD > $21

hard drive: 500G Western Digital Caviar> $42

i just want your comments :ange:
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  1. i don't think ur psu will handle sli in the future
  2. do u have microcenter close by?
  3. madchemist83 said:
    i don't think ur psu will handle sli in the future

    Yes it will provide enough power, but you will have to use 2 molex to pci-e adapters.

    I would recommend a different motherboard for sli, look at the asrock 970 it offers sli,usb3,sata 6gbs and is bulldozer ready. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157262&Tpk=asrock%20970
  4. any comments ??
  5. do you think that athlon ii x3 455 will be better than phenom ii x3 730, in gaming
  6. hameem 1 said:
    the antec earth watts 600w support SLI :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    Yes .. you can sli gforce 6600. You have to look at idle power and power under max load. Also PSU will go higher under max load. Also ther is efficiency as a 80+ certified. So you only get 80% of your power delivered

    hameem 1 said:
    do you think that athlon ii x3 455 will be better than phenom ii x3 730, in gaming


    I think they will be about the same but athlon II x3 445 is best cpu for the money according to toms
  7. hameem 1 said:
    the antec earth watts 600w support SLI :

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371044

    Yes .. you can sli gforce 6600. You have to look at idle power and power under max load. Also PSU will go higher under max load. Also ther is efficiency as a 80+ certified. So you only get 80% of your power delivered

    hameem 1 said:
    do you think that athlon ii x3 455 will be better than phenom ii x3 730, in gaming


    I think they will be about the same but athlon II x3 445 is best cpu for the money according to toms
  8. i3 2100 is better in gaming.
    Also, get 1333Mhz DDR3.
    Get a cheap DH61WW MoBo for 60$.
  9. so what psu you recommend for gtx 460 sli for less than $70 ?
    and why the athlon is better than the phenom ?
  10. The phenom is better due to its l3 cache and it has an unlocked multiplier, however it is an oem, so it does not come with a cooler. You would have to buy an aftermarket one putting the cost up higher.
  11. how about the rosewill rcx-z80
  12. I dont really know much about it, it looks similar to the stock hsf that comes with the cpus. It has decent reviews. This looks like a good combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181012
  13. hameem 1 said:
    so what psu you recommend for gtx 460 sli for less than $70 ?
    and why the athlon is better than the phenom ?


    How about http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817815010 seems pretty decent.
  14. And that's true. If you not planning on ocing ur cpu just get i3-2100 it is better in gaming
  15. i3 2100 pulls 100FPS in MAFIA II if paired with a GTS 450. That too in highest settings.
  16. If you need to fit into 500 just get i3-2100 and maybe even HD6870 and you'll be cool like a cucmber. The problem if you want sli/cf in the future u have to spend more on the mobo with 2 pcix that support 8x/8x. I'd rather go for single gpu mobo and decent CPU
  17. no.. a phenom ii x3 720 and sli gtx460 and msi 750a and eartheatts 650w and rosewill cooler will be great for 630$
  18. screw phenoms. i-3 2100 will beat any amd in gaming. Sli 460 idk if he has budget big enough ... that adds up to mobo cost
  19. ^^

    +1
  20. i just bout tow gtx 460 and the msi 750a mobo and the earthwatts 650
    i only have $90 for the CPU :)
    whats you recommendations ??
  21. Athlon II X3
  22. i was thinking of phenom ii x2 560 BE, but its dual core
    is it better than a x3 720 ?
  23. No. The tri core is better. They both do have the possibility of unlocking into a quad core, but that is hit or miss.
  24. ok .. what about the thlon ii x3 460 ? is it better than the 720 BE ?
  25. zooted said:
    The phenom is better due to its l3 cache and it has an unlocked multiplier, however it is an oem, so it does not come with a cooler. You would have to buy an aftermarket one putting the cost up higher.
  26. how much i can SAFE overclock the x3 720 ?
  27. hameem 1 said:
    how much i can SAFE overclock the x3 720 ?


    3.4Ghz would be a safe overclock with that rosewill cooler with a high end cooler i think you could get it to about 3.7Ghz
  28. scroll up and see my system and tell me what you think :)
  29. It's not really future proof on the mobo side .. if u go AMD might as well get AM3+ socket
  30. for $500 its the best .. right ?
  31. Best answer
    sure
  32. Best answer selected by hameem 1.
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