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Need help upgrading my computer

Last response: in Systems
October 4, 2011 3:37:26 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week or the week after

Budget Range: Around $850

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, media, websurfing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, PSU, DVD drive, HDD, OS
Currently using
XFX XXX Edition P1-650X-CAG9 650W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesn’t matter

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: no preference.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Monitor Resolution: 1440x900

Here’s what I put together for myself

Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor – $219.99

Cooler Master RR-B10-212P-G1 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler - $27.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard – $189.99

Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory- $74.99

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB Video Card- $244.99

Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case- $89.99


Any advice/comments/changes would be much appreciated.

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October 4, 2011 4:36:53 AM

Id say you were wasting money .

Theres no way you need that much grunt to game on a 1440 x 900 screen
October 4, 2011 5:13:50 AM

Hmm I see. Thanks for the feedback, what would be more appropriate in terms of cost for that resolution?

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October 4, 2011 5:19:41 AM

Antec three hundred
Amd 6870 or even 6850
Asrock extreme3 (although if you want usb3 in front you will need the extreme4 and a diff case)
October 4, 2011 5:48:46 AM

a 6770 or a 6850

nVidia 550 ti

for graphics card

I do like your first build btw. I just think you should by a 24 inch 1080p monitor to go with it
October 4, 2011 5:51:09 AM

That's likely the plan once Christmas rolls around. But I appreciate the feedback from both of you guys. So in this case is it only the graphics card that's unnecessary? I'm a bit new to building comps, so I apologize in advanced for any stupid questions.