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youll be fine, assuming that psu is quality. the max power is plenty. check out what i have on a 750w
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at 4.7 1.50v with my 2 OCed 6870's and 16g ram I am under 600w from the wall , you should be fine.
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Just ordered my BULLDOZER:

AMD FX 8120
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CRUCIAL M4 128GB 2.5 SATA 6GB/S SOLID-STATE DRIVE
Thermaltake Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid-T Blk

I have two questions...
#1 - Will I be happy with this setup??? I was willing to take the plunge but I am having second thoughts.
#2 - I have a MSI GTX 460 1GB Card right now and the 900 series chipset allows for NVIDIA SLI, Should I buy anouther 460 or upgrade to a newer card? I have a HP with an i-5 650 and the 460 and am unhappy with the performance.
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Originally Posted by dcrawford View Post

Just ordered my BULLDOZER:
AMD FX 8120
Asus 990 FX SABERTOOTH
Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC15000 DDR3 1866MHz CL9 2x4
CRUCIAL M4 128GB 2.5 SATA 6GB/S SOLID-STATE DRIVE
Thermaltake Frio Dual 120mm Universal CPU Cooler
Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid-T Blk
I have two questions...
#1 - Will I be happy with this setup??? I was willing to take the plunge but I am having second thoughts.
#2 - I have a MSI GTX 460 1GB Card right now and the 900 series chipset allows for NVIDIA SLI, Should I buy anouther 460 or upgrade to a newer card? I have a HP with an i-5 650 and the 460 and am unhappy with the performance.

What's your budget? You can get another 460 and configure them in sli. You'd get the performance of a stock 580. But I'd say upgrade and pick up a GTX670. Those cards seem to be the best price to performance card. thumb.gif
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What's your budget? You can get another 460 and configure them in sli. You'd get the performance of a stock 580. But I'd say upgrade and pick up a GTX670. Those cards seem to be the best price to performance card. thumb.gif

I would go with your second suggestion of picking up a GTX670 or alternately a AMD 7950, rather than putting more money into another GPU that is two cycles old.
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You will not get much more performance increase gamingwise with new CPU, becouse i5 650 is good enoughfor GTX 460. Sell it and buy GTX 670 or HD 7950 for performance increase. With Frio dual fan, go for clock to about 4.5Ghz, becouse FX chips need high clock to perform in games espacially.
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Thanks to everyone for their quick replies.


So this may sound like a dumb question but would the ATI card work better with the Bulldozer chip? I think I read somewhere that in order for that to happen AMD would have to redo their drivers for the RADEON.
Sucks I bought this 460 about 3 weeks ago and then got the bug to build a new system. hah.
I guess I will just leave it in this pc and give it to my 5 year old. Or sell it here.
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You will not get much more performance increase gamingwise with new CPU, becouse i5 650 is good enoughfor GTX 460. Sell it and buy GTX 670 or HD 7950 for performance increase. With Frio dual fan, go for clock to about 4.5Ghz, becouse FX chips need high clock to perform in games espacially.

Thanks for the info. good to know what I should shoot for with my setup. I guess that air cooler should be enough? The reviews on that cooler looked decent and the CFM was crazy. It is definitally going to sound like a JET! but hey if you want a nice gaming rig you may as well hear it run. thumb.gif My wife will love that!
Edited by dcrawford - 5/19/12 at 4:09pm
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Originally Posted by mironccr345 View Post

What's your budget? You can get another 460 and configure them in sli. You'd get the performance of a stock 580. But I'd say upgrade and pick up a GTX670. Those cards seem to be the best price to performance card. thumb.gif

I don't have a budget per say. I'd like something that will play all games and most on MAX.
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I don't have a budget per say. I'd like something that will play all games and most on MAX.

Sell your 460 and get a 670 or a 7950.. biggrin.gif That would be your best option.

A GTX 460 on newegg is around 150.00. Sell your 460 for around that price, (since it's only 3 weeks old.) Then spend the a little extra money and get a 670/7950. Either cards will yeild in great performance.
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Sell your 460 and get a 670 or a 7950.. biggrin.gif That would be your best option.
A GTX 460 on newegg is around 150.00. Sell your 460 for around that price, (since it's only 3 weeks old.) Then spend the a little extra money and get a 670/7950. Either cards will yeild in great performance.

Not really. Anything used is minus 30%. 1GB models are no more than $100 used and 768MB models are around $70-80 used.
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