Gaming PC, Partial upgrade

Hello everyone, I'm looking to upgrade and this is what i've got so far.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: ( Folding@Home, gaming(WoW,SC2,B3,COD,Diablo 3) surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, PSU, DVD/CD Drives, HDD(WD Caviar Black),

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution:1920x1200

Wish list-


16 GB Corsair Vengeance

MSI z77 Motherboard, PCI-3.0, 1155

Intel i5 2500k

Are there any changes that you think i should make as far as price/performance?

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  1. Gamingwont use more than 4 gig of RAM , and nor will any 32 bit program

    So unless folding@home is a 64 bit program the RAM you are buying will be wasted . 2 x4 gig is more than enough

    The GTX 460 is a couple of generations old now . If you want gaming performance at that resolution then you probably want to spend the money I just saved you on RAM upgrading the graphics to something a little more current like the Radeon 7850
  2. At a glance, your PSU is not going to be enough for your choice of graphics card, the PSU you currently have lists as a 460 watt and that card does say 450 watt minimum, however that PSU is 460 watts MAX power not continuous power.
    Also 16GB of RAM is a bit overkill, 8GB should be plenty unless your doing some heavy video editing.

    So I recommend upgrading the PSU to at minimum 600 watts continuous power single 12v rail with 40 amps or so (for future upgrade ability for your system) or getting a much lower power graphics card.
  3. I agree with the first two about RAM. 8 GB is more than enough unless you do some heavy video editing. Take the money you save and put it towards a better PSU + Graphics card.

    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2. ($79.99 after rebate)


    Corsair Builder Series 500W ($29.99 after rebate).

    Both can technically power a 7850.

    If you don't want to spend that much on a 7850. I found a GTX 560 $159.99 after rebate.

    Or the same graphics card GTX 460 Fermi ($89.99 after rebate)
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