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December 31, 2011 6:31:15 PM

I am going to do a major overhaul on my PC in the new year. The only thing that is going to stay is one of my hard drives and my geforce 460. I have picked out some items and I was wondering if somebody could look at them and let me know if there are some compatibility problems or just some things that I should know before I purchase these. Thanks. Case CPU SSD dvd drive ram x2 mobo cpu fan

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December 31, 2011 8:24:10 PM

If you really don't care about the brand of SSD you get, you can change to this 120GB drive that is cheaper:
Or if you want intel, then you can still use this, which is $80 cheaper:

Both have good reviews.

Also, may I ask what is going to be your power supply? If you don't have one, then this one works perfectly fine:
or this:

And finally, with that kind of budget, I would go with an i5 2500k and maybe a cheaper case:
and a cheaper motherboard:

and finally get another gfx card, something like the Nvidia gtx 570?
or maybe the 560Ti 448 core?

I would go with the 570 and rather than the 460 because of better performance:
and even if you SLI the gtx 460, the performance will only be slightly better than 1 gtx 570:
December 31, 2011 8:31:20 PM

Ya, I forgot to mention that I'm bringing over my old power supply. It's an Antex True Power Trio 650w psu. That should be good enough shouldn't it?
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December 31, 2011 9:03:08 PM

Save my RSI....product names plz :) 

500R wud be mu choice

2500k if just gaming

Lotta money for a Tier 5 drive .... Chronos is 2 tiers higher and $70 cheaper

If ya wanna watch Blue Ray movies ...

Skip the tall toothy heat sinks
The only cooling effect of these big coolers is that they "look cool". While they served a purpose (when they were effective) w/ DDR2, they are absolutely useless on DDR3.
At more than 2" tall in certain areas the Corsair Vengeance could pose a problem for users like me who use large coolers such as the Scythe Mugen 2. I was able to use the Corsair Vengeance only after I mounted the fan on my cooler on the backside. Size is definitely a concern with heat spreaders of this size and therefore I encourage users to check that they will have enough space under their heatsinks before purchasing the Corsair Vengeance kit.
The problem I have with the Corsair Vengeance is the same I have with many kits of RAM on the market. Companies insist on putting large coolers on their RAM and it limits the choice in CPU heatsinks that can be used within users system. DDR3 does not require these elaborate coolers with its lower voltages which translate to lower temperatures then RAM saw during the DDR, and DDR2 era. Corsair is correcting this with low profile versions of its Vengeance line but ultimately I would like to see the average size of coolers drop instead of having to look for specific low profile versions of a memory line.

And no reason for 16GB in a gaming box

Does the Deluxe give ya anything that the Pro doesn't ? Need a 2nd LAN port ? If not save the $50|13-131-790^13-131-790-TS%2C13-131-791^13-131-791-TS

Noc was the LGA 775 king of the hill but it gets edged by the top cooler for Sandy Bridge die to different hear signatures. If ya gonna spend $80+, Id get the Thermalright Silver Arrow.....the new 612 PWM comes awful close doe jsut $50

Dont forget TIM .... all of AS5's thermal performance but w/o the curing time issues

The PSU will work w/ one 460

December 31, 2011 9:08:24 PM

I would really get a PSU that is 80+ Certified.
December 31, 2011 9:22:58 PM

azeem40 said:
I would really get a PSU that is 80+ Certified.

80+ certified only means it's 80% or more efficient, it doesn't mean the PSU is good or reliable.