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My new Budget Build. Opinions please

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October 24, 2011 8:45:48 PM

Hey Everyone im doing a budget build from newegg and i need some opinions. First of all heres what i got ready so far let me know if this will be good to run most games atm and coming out soon.


Cooler Master Elite 430 Black Case
GIGABYTE 990X UD3 AM3+ SATA 6GB/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD MOBO
Cooler Master Silent Pro M700 SLI Certified Modular PSU 700 watts
AMD Phenom II X4 965 Black Edition Deneb 3.4GHz 125w Quad Core CPU
ADATA XPG Gaming Series 4GB DDR3 1600 Ram 2x2Gb sticks, will be running 2 sets for 8GBs Total
EVGA Geforce GTX 460 (Fermi) Superclocked Edition 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 running in "SLI" x2
Cooler Master R4 120mm Blue LED Case Fans.

Just wondering if that build even with the Quad core will run most things now and is it worth the budget build. Total is around 700$ right within my price range. Let Me know.

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October 24, 2011 9:45:17 PM

This should work well: corsair cx600 600w for $49.99 after rebate at newegg. The antec neo 520 also has 40 amps on a single 12v rail, but isn't on sale right now.
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October 24, 2011 10:28:32 PM

ok ill check on those, other then that does it look good enough to run games like Crisis and upcoming game Skyrim
October 24, 2011 10:33:59 PM

Yes I personally would have gone with a single GTX560Ti instead of the GTX460's and sacrificed a little bit of performance.
October 24, 2011 11:40:27 PM

hmm well i havnt bought it all yet, im still tryin to figure out what video card/cards to run
October 24, 2011 11:41:29 PM

and ive also heard that SLI 460s is on par with a Superclocked 570
October 24, 2011 11:47:03 PM

Yes you are right on the GTX460's there!
October 24, 2011 11:54:09 PM

so at this time, im hoping to get the build done by christmas or sooner its more exciting building this then i ever thought it was gonna be lol. So will i be able to run mostly every game atm with a single 460 and the quad core till i get 2 or i might just save for another week and grab the second card
October 24, 2011 11:55:17 PM

by save i mean putting it all together
October 24, 2011 11:56:22 PM

That depends on your monitor resolution but a single GTX460 1GB handles most things well up to 1080P resolution. If you are on a budget go for 1 to start with it will do fine.
October 25, 2011 12:04:39 AM

my monitor runs in 1920x1080
October 25, 2011 12:05:11 AM

its a HD 1080p 23.6 inch ACER
October 25, 2011 12:09:19 AM

A single card GTX460 will run most things fine but 2 in SLI will be excellent.
October 25, 2011 12:54:32 AM

Get the x4 955 instead and just up the multiplier by 1 to get the 965's speed. They all overclock to around the same point. best part is the 955 is $10 cheaper plus newegg has a $15 off promo code currenlty for a total of $25 savings! That like getting your DVD drive for free

edit - I would also reciommend going with a 2x4 ram over two 2x2's. From an OC standpoint there is less possible issues when using only 2 sticks of ram plus you can easily go to 16gb ram in the future whereas with the dual 2x2's you would need to replace them all.
October 25, 2011 5:12:37 PM

Good point ok ill do that
October 25, 2011 5:14:48 PM

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