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Find it in my signature. If you need any extra information, let me know.

I just want to see how people think it will perform.
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Reminds me of my first build. Nothing really wrong with it as long as it gets the job done ;D
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Nice. SLI 460's will provide some nice performance. Your CPU may bottleneck them though, so be sure to overclock it at least a little bit. With your CPU cooler (ironically the same as mine ) You should be able to get good temps at a 3.8GHz OC. After 24 hours of Prime95 on my OC, I hit 59C max load. It's recommended with our CPU to avoid 60c for long periods of time, so with 3.8GHz OC and max temp of 59c I know I avoided that and that's why I didn't go any higher. What I'm planning on doing my self is saving up the cash for an H60, and waiting for an MIR. The last MIR on it was $15, so I'm hoping for $15 off or higher, and then I'll purchase the H60 and sell my A70 for $30-$35 ish to bring the overall cost of the H60 down. I'm still wondering how much better the H60 is than the A70 though. I wanna know if I'd be able to get a stable 4.0-4.2GHz OC with good temps. If I can't get minimum solid temps with a 4.0GHz OC, then I won't even bother XP

Oh, btw, at your resolution you'll most likely be able to max out almost everything with SLI 460's.... Should definitely be easily done at 1440 x 900.
Edited by rivaldog - 10/8/11 at 7:29pm
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Yeah theyre on sale so I'm going with them. Im going to OC the CPU to 3.7 GHz. Can't wait to play all the games this year! 720p is good enough for me.

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Get a credit card from local bank and pay it in time. You also can use this service to avoid common mistakes while buiding credit and pre-estimate future scores for different scenarios of payments
post #6 of 10
Nice work on the build. Yeah you should oc that little beast to avoid minor bottlenecks. I have the H60 myself and my CPU tops put at 53c @ 4.1 Ghz.
Edited by PunkX 1 - 10/8/11 at 10:02pm
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post #7 of 10
Well balanced system. Make sure and OC. I mean, lets be real, this is OVERCLOCK.net
Edited by ezikiel12 - 10/8/11 at 10:07pm
post #8 of 10
I'll bet you can get a steady 3.55-3.6Ghz without upping voltage or ridiculous temps. With good air flow, you can oc those 460's a little, there isn't a title out you can't play in decent framerates. If you built it, and it works good for what it does, and it didn't require a second mortgage,then you did very well indeed.
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post #9 of 10
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Yeah. Just worried about the risks. Less life span if I oc :/. I'm thinking of ocing the slis But would I require any extra coolers?

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post #10 of 10
You can OC your graphics card pretty safely with software like EVGA Precision (works for all nvidia-based cards). I highly recommend that you manually control your fan speeds, rather than waiting for the 100C fail-safe to kick in and cause the fans to rev louder than a vacuum cleaner.

If you want a noticeable performance improvement, use a ~60 GB solid state drive for your primary OS/important apps. You'll get a noticeably improved boot time and faster application opening speed.

I own the 955BE myself, and although I haven't overclocked it personally, I know people who have OC'd it to 4 GHz without a hitch (non-stock cooler, of course).

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Overall, your build is pretty good. It's more powerful than mine in terms of GPU, so you should run BF3 and SC2 with flying colors (both run great for me, nearly maxed at 1080p res).
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