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severity November 27, 2010 05:34 PM

New PC - mid range
 
So basically my current computer caught on fire, well the power supply did and so I'm building a new PC
with the Black Friday sales at NCIX I've assembled a new PC that follows

CPU : http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=54753&promoid=1264
Motherboard : NCIX.com - Buy MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - P55A-G55 In Canada.
Memory : NCIX.com - Buy G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Core i5 1.5V Memory Kit - F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL In Canada.
Video card : NCIX.com - Buy EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi 720MHZ 1024MB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card - 01G-P3-1370-TR In Canada.

Corsairs mailing me a new TX750 watt power supply that i plan on using in the computer

in december i also plan on buying a second ram kit and a second 460GTX to go sli

my current computer is

CPU : Q6600
Motherboard : Evga 680i SLI LT
Video card : PowerCooler HD4850
Ram : 2GB of Corsair XMS2 and 2GB of Firestix

I got around 40-60FPS in call of duty black ops with the Q6600 rig, think i would notice any major FPS increases?

martin_metal_88 November 27, 2010 05:42 PM

Welcome to the forum!
part are good and this PSU is awesome. Getting 8GB of memory is useless unles you want to do VM or thing like CAD. For gaming you will see no gain. Also, if you want to go sli maybe concider a mobo that CAN do sli? this one can't according to MSI web page.
MSI Global ? Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

Maybe also add a good cooler to overclock the CPU a bit later?

severity November 27, 2010 05:53 PM

I feel embarrassed it provided the wrong link meant to put this as the motherboard NCIX.com - Buy MSI P55A-G55 P55 ATX LGA1156 DDR3 2PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 3PCI SLI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3.0 Motherboard - P55A-G55 In Canada. and the cpu being NCIX.com - Buy Intel Core i5 760 Quad Core Processor Lynnfield LGA1156 2.8GHZ 8MB Cache Retail Box - BX80605I5760 In Canada., I shall edit my post

martin_metal_88 November 27, 2010 05:59 PM

That's the exact same mobo you showed previously so I think MSI site is right about no sli and NCIX is wrong.
Look at the bottom of the spec, all sli are list with a N/A, only crossfire have a Yes
MSI Global ? Computer, Laptop, Notebook, Desktop, Mainboard, Graphics and more

According to few forum SLI support is trough driver hack.

severity November 27, 2010 06:05 PM

Ugh, time to go back to the drawing boards, do you have any suggestions as to a cheap / decent mother board?

edit : i found this motherboard NCIX.com - Buy ASUS P7P55D-E LGA1156 P55 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 2PCI CrossFireX USB3.0 SATA 6GB Motherboard - P7P55D-E In Canada.

martin_metal_88 November 27, 2010 06:13 PM

Here is a little list of some of the best mobo that can do sli.
Newegg.ca - ASUS SABERTOOTH 55i LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
This is the higer model : Newegg.ca - MSI P55-GD65 USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - ASUS P7P55D Deluxe LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard w/ USB 3.0 & SATA 6 Gb/s
Newegg.ca - ASUS Maximus III Formula LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - MSI P55-GD65 LGA 1156 Intel P55 ATX Intel Motherboard

martin_metal_88 November 27, 2010 06:13 PM

double post admin please delete this comment.

severity November 27, 2010 06:34 PM

Okay so I'm going to get the following setup

CPU : i5 760 - going to buy water cooling in December to over clock
Mobo : ASUS Sabertooth 55I
Ram : 4GB of the RIPJAWS
video card : Evga 460GTX - going to buy a second one in December as well

back to my original question do you think i will notice a performance upgrade in video games and by how much

martin_metal_88 November 27, 2010 06:47 PM

The saber is a really good choice, give us news about it;). For your question, You will notice a difference due to the GPU. Also, some game that are CPU dependant will love the new I5. It wont double the FPS I think ( depending on your resolution ) but there will be a difference since the 460 is more powerfull than your 4850. Ho and, what resolution are you gaming at? If you are over 1080 I would concider getting a second 460 right now when some are cheap for black friday. Even getting a 480 ( the zotac at 350 is hell of a deal ). If you play at 1080/1050/1024 and less a 460 will be plenty enough. I am waiting mine to come in from NCIX ( so fast...:blarg: )

severity November 27, 2010 06:57 PM

thanks again for the help


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