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What are thoughts of my gaming rig im buliding???

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January 20, 2012 12:35:44 AM

this is build that i am currently building...im listing the main componets....as im doing an upgrade from an amd build to SB

current build\
HDD: seagate 1tb
GPU: msi gtx 460 hawk OC 925/1856/2221
PSU:corsair tx650
RAM: Gskills 2 x 2gb 1333
MB: amd 760gm-gs3
CPU:p henom ii x3 720be@3.2ghz...unlocked 4th

upgraded build
HDD: seagate 1tb i think its old...(should i get the samsung spinpoint f3?)

GPU: msi gtx 460 hawk OC 925/1856/2221...possible sli in the near future ...OC both to 850/1800 which should put it above an gtx 580...is it worth it?

PSU:corsair tx650 i read that being a quality PSU should handle 460s fine...benchmarks show it using 575w at full load OC so i should be fine

RAM: Gskills 2 x 2gb 1333

MB: ? suggestions ? i would most likely sli unless you suggest otherwise(z68/p67)

CPU:i5 2400...i already bought it at microcenter....their MB prices arent as good as CPU prices unless you get the 2500k where you get $50 off the MB which i dont have money for...

i have about $150 at the moment and more money to come
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January 20, 2012 8:49:44 AM

Wait out on upgrading the HDD, you don't need to get another HDD yet. Specially not with current prices.

The only thing you could possibly upgrade is the CPU/MB but that's about it the rest is fine. But IMO you can hold up with an unlocked 720. That's basically a 955 which holds up pretty well. You should just upgrade to a 9xx series chipset motherboard so you can SLI then you wouldn't need to get a CPU.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cheapest board supporting SLI with AMD at the moment.
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January 20, 2012 12:45:47 PM

@aznshinobi i already got the i5 2400...its was crazy how the dual core i3 2100 beat top of the line phenom ii .....so i decided to go with the four core version of the i3 2100 which is basically a i5 2400.....@sosofm thanks sosofm for the MB suggestion ..do you think sli gtx 460s OC'd at 850/1800 could last for two to three years gaming at 1920x1800 on 32 inch screen on high details..??... should i consider a ram upgrade to 8gb??...
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January 20, 2012 2:51:28 PM

dufresda said:
@aznshinobi i already got the i5 2400...its was crazy how the dual core i3 2100 beat top of the line phenom ii .....so i decided to go with the four core version of the i3 2100 which is basically a i5 2400.....@sosofm thanks sosofm for the MB suggestion ..do you think sli gtx 460s OC'd at 850/1800 could last for two to three years gaming at 1920x1800 on 32 inch screen on high details..??... should i consider a ram upgrade to 8gb??...


4GB should be plenty for gaming, since you already have that. If it were a new build and you were getting Ram, I would suggest getting an 8 gb (2x4GB) kit.

I think you meant 1920x1080 on your 32 in screen, as for your SLI'd 460s lasting 2-3 years, well that depends on what new games (that you just HAVE to play) come out in that time period. :bounce: 
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January 20, 2012 4:45:54 PM

i did mean 1920x1080 on a 32inch screen sorry about that.....
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