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Old October 10, 2011, 10:46 PM
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1. What YOUR PC will be used for.
Gaming (BF3), everyday use (email, youtube etc, no encoding)
2. What YOUR budget is.
$700-800CDN
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada
4. IF YOU have a brand preference.
Intel, nVidia, Gigabyte or ASUS for MB
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Case CM Haf 912
PSU OCZ modxstream 700w (possibly)
GPU MSI NGTX460 768mb cyclone (possibly)
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
Yes.
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Stock speeds.
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
Between now and January
9. What resolution do you use?
1920x1080

I'm looking to upgrade/replace my current rig as its no longer really practical to upgrade (in terms of ram). I was wondering if I'd be better off getting a gtx560ti/570 instead of searching around for a second 460 768mb to sli? The majority of the parts will be ordered, PM'd and picked up from NCIX.


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Old October 11, 2011, 12:35 PM
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Choice #1
Case: You have
PSU: You have
MB: Asus P8Z68V-Pro $385 right now with 2500K CPU
CPU: 2500K
HD: WD 1TB Black $80
GPU: GTX 560Ti $240
RAM: Corsair 8 gig CL9 DDR3 1600 Dual Channel kit $60 ish

Total ~$765

MB and CPU combo on for $385 right now at memory express Asus P8Z68-V PRO Motherboard w/ Intel Core

In that price range you are probably not going to be able to go SSD. Also, not sure if you need an OS or not but Win7 x64 pro is about $150 OEM and Home Premium is about $120 OEM

Doubling up the 460 might be a better option, should be able to find one for <$120 and SLId 460s will beat a single 560Ti..even the 768 Meg versions. you never mentioned what resolution you use though so hard to tell for sure.

On another note I would consider waiting a week or two to see what the Bulldozer release tomorrow does to prices.

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Old October 11, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Looks like a solid system. If you have a larger sized monitor perhaps a 6950 would be a better option than the 560ti. Also, How old is the OCZ PSU? Might be worth taking a look at replacing it for a corsair or Seasonic.
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Old October 11, 2011, 02:16 PM
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Razz: Resolution will be 1920x1080 and I'll likely end up getting Win 7 x64 Home.

Dandelion: The OCZ is about a year old, but I'd have to replace it if I'm going to SLI 460's.
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Old October 11, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Your list sounded liek you are an Nvidia fan but, if not, dandelioneater is right, a 6950 might be a better choice.
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Old October 11, 2011, 06:58 PM
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He says he won't be overclocking, so no need for a 2500k, 2500 would be suffice.
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Old October 12, 2011, 04:41 PM
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At the stores i shop at the 2500K is $10 cheaper than the 2500 if you can even find a 2500..
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Old October 12, 2011, 06:11 PM
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If not OCing then grab a 2400 if you find a good price. Usually 2400 is $30 cheaper than a 2500k from what I have seen (were $185 vs $215 for a while, not sure now).
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