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Hi everybody I want to build a new rig and I want to get my money worth without spending so much. I'm interested in OC'ing so having a good OC'ing mobo will always be important in this situation. As you see my sig below, it's time to get some better hardware. This rig will primarily be used for autocad and gaming. I have spec out some nice hardware (well...I think so ) but here it is. All help is greatly appreciated

Proposed P55 Build:
EVGA P55 SLI/Crossfire mobo - $139 after rebate
Core i5 760 - $186 after tax (maybe I can find it cheaper?)
Patriot Sector 5 1600MHz 4gb - $35 after rebate
Lian Li A05N {planning to mod}

{not sure about what GPU to buy}
{not sure about psu to buy}

Any objections about the hardware? Should I consider something else and why?
Edited by sKiLou - 5/15/11 at 10:15am
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I highly recommend you move to Sandy Bridge. a 2500K is only $30 more than that i5 760 you have. Then you can find a P67 mobo and RAM to fit your needs. As for GPU, I'd go with the 5830 as it's pretty cheap on newegg now ($114?) and for the PSU, anything over 500W should be plenty.
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I'm sort of familar with Sandy Bridge. My dad has provided some 411 about it but I've heard that gaming performance between the P55 & P67 is not that different at the end of the day (please correct me if I'm wrong). Are there any P67 mobos out there that I can get for about $140 that is SLI/Crossfire compliant and memory for Sandy Bridge for $50? I've also noticed that I see a lot of people with Sandy Bridge setups are using 8gb of memory. Is there any reason why?
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Originally Posted by sKiLou View Post
I'm sort of familar with Sandy Bridge. My dad has provided some 411 about it but I've heard that gaming performance between the P55 & P67 is not that different at the end of the day (please correct me if I'm wrong). Are there any P67 mobos out there that I can get for about $140 that is SLI/Crossfire compliant and memory for Sandy Bridge for $50? I've also noticed that I see a lot of people with Sandy Bridge setups are using 8gb of memory. Is there any reason why?
You just get easier overclocking and more headroom to overclock. It'd be more worth it to save up a little more. I'm not at home so I can't check newegg. But I believe the p8p67-m has what you need.
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An X6 @ 4.0Ghz build wouldn't be bad.
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hey Skilou

Yea this build will be a nice upgrade for you. the only thing i would change would be to have 8GB+ of ram over the 4 GB you have there. Reason would be AutoCad, its very heavy on the ram. as for Video card hard to say, as it would be based off how much to put aside for it. PSu well i would do a bit of overkill here as it will allow you to upgrade to SLI better in the future, so 800 watts or more and a 2+ 12V rail would be good. always want good clean power. so don't cheap out here. anyways good luck and have fun. Oh and one last thing make the jump to Win 7 64bit. it will run real nice on that system.
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Although you may not notice a large difference between your i5-760 and the i5-2500k, in the long run you will appreciate the difference, especially if you decide to overclock it. Your power consumption will be less and your temperatures will be lower. Also, the system won't get outdated quite as quickly.

A good p67 motherboard to go with sandy bridge is p8p67. You won't need the pro model or any of that.

RAM and case look great.

GPU - Go with a GTX 460. These things are only $100 used or $150 new and are excellent GPU's.

PSU - From what it sounds to me you could go with something as basic as http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-061-_-Product

Your choice of power supply really comes down to: 1. Quality 2. Quantity. Quality doesn't seem to be relevant in this situation so don't worry about it, and 500 watts will be enough quantity for you unless you plan to upgrade. If you plan to upgrade then get something closer to 650-700 watts.
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Thanks for the comments & getting my brain into gear Okay, so far after doing a little more research and reading, I've come up with the following for this low budget rig:

New Rig Shopping Cart

Still trying to figure out a real nice GPU and PSU for this build. Trying to find a nice compact modular PSU (850w min). This case is kind of small and I do not want an oversize PSU. I'm gaming @ 1280x1024 for now. I'll will enventually upgrade to either 1600x900 or 1680x1050. Any suggestions that can help me out?
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well your link did not work for me so am not sure what you had there.. but here's the PSU i would get for your build

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817152043

Good price
80 gold cert
modular
and has Active PFC ( cleans the power to your hard ware)

good luck

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