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post #1 of 13
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I plan to sell my current machine to build another one.
Reason is to be able to sli and buy more ram for cheap.
My new Gtx 560 ti http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604
Should arrive monday. Ima keep this graphics card with me.
Im going to overclock a amd phenom 975 of 125w.
Im also plan to SLI the 560's and oc as well.
Would the corsair 750HX be able to handle it or should i step up to a corsair 850hx?

ima get the gigabyte GA-970A-UD3. Im think i will have some heating issues since the pci e slots look kinda close.
Edited by UEndHere - 8/18/11 at 11:41am
post #2 of 13
You might get a bottleneck with SLI on a Phenom 975, but you could always upgrade to bulldozer will probably sort it out just fine. The 750HX should handle it I would imagine, but best to leave yourself with some to spare, but what ever fits your budget.
post #3 of 13
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well i already got the gpu. 700$ for the rest of the parts. hdd, cpu, ram, psu, case, mb, etc.
Edit: Nvm i thought u were askin wat my budget was. xD
post #4 of 13
Stick with ONE GTX 560 Ti for now.

Buy a new 990x motherboard... grab 8 gb of DDR3 1600 ... grab a 60 gb SSD ... new case of your choice...

Don't bother buying a AMD 975. Save your money. Your current CPU is good enough to play with the GTX 560 Ti. Yes you might get hit with some intensive cpu games, but why waste you money on AMD 975 when bulldozer is coming out in like 2-3 mths?

Grab a SSD now... you see a huge difference in everyday computing.... use your 1tb HDD as storage drive.

Save more money .... when bulldozer comes out ... buy one... and then grab another GTX 560 Ti.

HX 750 is overkill for even a SLI GTX 560 Ti

ANOTHER route you can go is ... if you are so incline to upgrade right now... i5-2500k + a $150 motherboard, SSD, 8gb DDR3 ram, and another GTX 560 Ti .... $700 should get you there. Look below =)
Edited by mcc21 - 8/18/11 at 12:11pm
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Don't 'quote' me on this... but I be VERY surprised that Bulldozer will be beating the i5-2500k out of the water... they might be better...by 20% or so ... but it won't be that huge of a difference you will see for now. Also if you have a 1155 socket motherboard...get the i5-2500k now...and when Ivy bridge coming out next year you can always upgrade to that...and i m sure Ivy Bridge will be on par with Bulldozer or even beat it slightly.

Intel build if you are interested:

CPU + Motherboard combo $350:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.660725

Video card $215 after rebate:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130604

Ram $55:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231416

SSD $80 after rebates:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233194

Perfect $700 after rebates and before shipping.

You will be using your HX750, 1TB HDD, DVD rom, and case.

Reuse your case for now ... until you can save up a bit more and switch to that.

Going this route... you get the best cpu on the market today...and able to SLI 560 Ti right away... and in 6 mths if you are so incline to...you can buy ivy bridge cpu...its not really needed as the i5-2500k would be more than enough for your gaming needs for at least 2 years to come.

If you want to OC your cpu now ... add another $30 for this cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103065
Edited by mcc21 - 8/18/11 at 12:14pm
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Stick with ONE GTX 560 Ti for now.

Buy a new 990x motherboard... grab 8 gb of DDR3 1600 ... grab a 60 gb SSD ... new case of your choice...

Don't bother buying a AMD 975. Save your money. Your current CPU is good enough to play with the GTX 560 Ti. Yes you might get hit with some intensive cpu games, but why waste you money on AMD 975 when bulldozer is coming out in like 2-3 mths?

Grab a SSD now... you see a huge difference in everyday computing.... use your 1tb HDD as storage drive.

Save more money .... when bulldozer comes out ... buy one... and then grab another GTX 560 Ti.

HX 750 is overkill for even a SLI GTX 560 Ti

ANOTHER route you can go is ... if you are so incline to upgrade right now... i5-2500k + a $150 motherboard, SSD, 8gb DDR3 ram, and another GTX 560 Ti .... $700 should get you there.

Couldnt agree more. If your intent on buying a cpu NOW i would go sandy bridge. Otherwise it would be wise to wait for bull dozer. I would continue to use your current cpu with a new 990x and then upgrade when bull dozer is available.
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HX 750 is overkill for even a SLI GTX 560 Ti
Reiterating this.

People drastically over exaggerate how much power a system truly needs.
    
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Originally Posted by guyladouche View Post
Reiterating this.

People drastically over exaggerate how much power a system truly needs.
Thanks...

he has this already... so don't give him a hard time... i was just reminding him he doesn't need to spend money on HX850... so he can focus his funds on the real important parts...
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i think ill buy that 990x board, just which one? the asus or gigabyte?
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Thanks...

he has this already... so don't give him a hard time... i was just reminding him he doesn't need to spend money on HX850... so he can focus his funds on the real important parts...
Oh, yeah, absolutely agreed--I wasn't implying to give him/her a hard time. More often people voice up suggestions on PSU's that are entirely way more power than necessary.

OP, I've always had luck with Gigabyte boards, but people recently have had problems with their customer support. Maybe this bump will get some of their attention.
    
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