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August 22, 2011 8:41:10 PM

This is what I have:

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: LOW AS HUMANLY POSSIBLE FOR PARTS REQUESTED

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (WoW, BF3, DotA2, Borderlands 2, Diablo 3)

Parts Not Required: Case, Ram, HDD, Screen, Keyboard, Mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com / Whatever has cheapest parts.

Country of Origin: Usa

Parts Preferences: Wanting to possibly upgrade my cpu/mobo intel i5 2500k or if an AMD for similar price is better, that. no preference on mobo.

Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 is what I can do now, so w/e.

Additional Comments: I'm asking advice on what I should do. I have a asus p5qc with 8gigs of ddr3 1333mhz and a Q6600 cpu. I'm getting kinda crappy fps and I dont quite no why. Thus, getting sick of it, I am wondering if yall suggest I get a sli board, double up on the gtx460 I currently have 1 of, and get a intel i5 2500k. I don't wanna spend money on an overkill system though.\

Advice is appreciated. Links appreciated. Suggestions appreciated.

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August 22, 2011 9:02:29 PM

You have a gtx 460. That should be capable of handling those games. Are you crappy fps before or after a driver update? Sometimes driver updates improve your gaming experience.. sometimes it doesn't. I would try updating your components first and retry your games. If you want strict budget gaming, then go grab an i3 2100 and a H61/H67 motherboard. Ivy Bridge will use 1155 but it's pretty much up to the manufacturer to send out the bios. The i3 2100 can match up to the highest end Phenom II x4 and Sandy Bridge quad cores for just $125. A decent H67 motherboard will probably cost you around $80.

Intel Core i3 2100 $125 [$10 promo ends today]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
AND
ASRock H61M-VS $60 [no usb 3.0/sata6gb/s]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
ASRock H61M/U3S3 $75 [includes usb 3.0/sata6gb/s]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The GTX 460 runs hot already but if you want to risk overclocking it some more. I would recommend downloading MSI Afterburner:
http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

Only viable CHEAP crossfire/sli is x16/x4 which isn't bad. Two GTX 460 will eat a lot of power so you need at least 600W. The price is close to $100 which can grab you a budget p67/z68 which is recommended. I would suggest you take a look at those too:


BIOSTAR TH67+ $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|13-157-270^13-157-270-TS%2C13-138-319^13-138-319-TS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
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August 22, 2011 9:06:08 PM

I actually have a gtx465, idk if that matters. I just heard the fan/cooling is better on the 465vs460.

I don't like that the i3 is a dual core.. it just messes with my brain. I also don't like that the mobo's don't really have much of a future. Is that wrong? Do those mobos support SLI?
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August 22, 2011 9:44:23 PM

No, those boards don't support SLI :p . You have to spend a little more to get SLI

MSI P67A-G45 (B3) $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, a GTX 465 uses up a good bit more power than a 460 especially when you have two of them in SLI. Get a good PSU for them, at least a good 750W unit.

As for your current setup a single 465 is a bit weak for 1080p and even just overclocking your CPU would help alot.

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August 22, 2011 10:02:20 PM

Btw my screen is a 32" LG LCD. Does that effect anything?

Isn't 750w way overkill?
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August 22, 2011 10:08:40 PM

Does the size of screen have any effect on anything?
Does that motherboard support the "i's" how futureproof is this mobo? Will my Ram work on this mobo? I dont know what type of ram I have just that its 8 gigs of ddr3 1333mhz dont know the PCXXXX number
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August 23, 2011 12:35:05 AM

circulate said:
Does the size of screen have any effect on anything?
No, not the size, just the resolution; the size will only impacts power consumption so it doesn't really matting since it's straight from the wall (might be a circuit limitation if you were planning to have 6 of them plus a 1200W PSU :p ).
circulate said:
Does that motherboard support the "i's" how futureproof is this mobo?
All P6X, H6X and Z68 boards support only the latest LGA1155 "i" processors (2nd generation). Since LGA775 (which your board uses BTW), Intel didn't have a socket that lasted more than a single generation CPUs (LGA1156, LGA1366 and LGA1155), so futureproofing is kind of gloom.
circulate said:
Will my Ram work on this mobo? I dont know what type of ram I have just that its 8 gigs of ddr3 1333mhz dont know the PCXXXX number
Exact specs would be important as some early DDR3 modules were requiring more than the 1.65V of power the recent Intel CPU can provide. CPUZ should be able to give you the information under the SPD tab.
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January 27, 2012 12:52:06 PM

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