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Old August 25, 2010, 07:51 AM
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My System Specs

Question Stuck...

Hello, this is my first thread on HWC, and I am glad to be part of this community.

So, I am running possibly the world's crappiest custom-built computer, and I thought I had a selection of parts made out for a new one.
This will not be my first build (far from it, more like my 13th, I believe) but I am stuck on a parts decision, specifically concerning the Mobo/Proc/GPU relationship.

My original list had:

MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156
Intel Core i5-750
MSI HAWK Radeon HD 5770

I would love to be able to run CFX with the Hawks, but the P55 chipset only has 16 PCIe lanes. No, I can't afford LGA 1366, I would prefer to not have AMD at this budget (maybe as a last resort) but as far as I can see this leaves me with no options. Help?

If this helps, I am an avid gamer who will end up running the games listed in my sig and some others, plus need to have enough power for newer games that come out, such as MoH.
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