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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by kuroikenshi, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. kuroikenshi

    kuroikenshi

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    Howdy folks. I have been running the same hardware in my specs for close to 3 years. I think its getting close for an upgrade. With that I am going to be going to be going to AMD for CPU and possibly NVIDIA for GPU since they came out with the GTX 460.. so Tell me how this is...

    MSI NF750-G55 AM3 NVIDIA nForce 750a SLI HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard - $99.99

    x2 EVGA 768-P3-1360-TR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 768MB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $399.98 total

    G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ
    $98.99

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX $159.99

    ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 92mm Fluid Dynamic CPU Cooler -$34.98


    Do you think I could get away with my power supply? or would I need to upgrade to a 650? Appreciate any help on this! :toast:

    EDIT: Just for clarification... I will be playing games, games, and more games on this. Also i will be playing at a resolution of at least 1080P. i want to be future proof for a couple of years so yea. hence my picks on the hardware.
    Last edited: Jul 15, 2010
  2. DonInKansas

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    I would upgrade due to the age of the PSU if nothing else, especially if it's not a well known brand.
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    i doubt you could run a Quad core with overclock (if you plan on it) and 2 GTX460s in SLI. i would definetly upgrade to a decent brand PSU..maybe even up it to a 750watt for extra room.


    i can see your new system peaking to 500+ watts under heavy load.
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    haha thanks... I already knew the answer honestly but I hoped that maybe it would be ok. haha.

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