Originally Posted by Bubba Hotepp
Correct me if I'm wwrong everyone but the G530 is just an i3 without the hyperthreading. So, if you don't have the 460 already I wouldn't get it. I would stick with the 9800GT for now and either the G530 or an i3-2100 would be fine for what you want to do now and then later on pick up the 2500K and a videocard better than the 460 (multiple options there).
*note it's a little confusing to tell what you have and what you're keeping/buying
Okay... what I HAVE
CPU: Intel Pentium D 925 at 3.0ghz
PSU: 550watt OCZ ZT Modular Power Supply
Memory: 1 gig of DDR2 Memory
Motherboard: Some socket 775
Case: Lian Li PC-v354b
What I have on the way
Memory: 4Gigs of GSkill DDR3 Ram
Motherboard: Asrock H61 mATX board
Originally Posted by trumpet-205
You can't. OP has a H61 motherboard, and want to keep this budget. G530 is not an i3 without HT. It does not have HD 2000 nor extra L3 cache like i3 does.
I will incline to agree on getting something better than 460. HD 7770 will be my recommendation.
ooohh the 7770 was actually something I was considering, it's around the same price point I was looking at.
I'm just looking for a bump in GPU performance over the course of the next few weeks to play D3 without hiccups, I don't know much about bottlenecking with a G530, if I could get the G530 right now and not worry about say the 7770 getting choked out and it being a good performing card, I'm good with that. If I need to bump it up to an i3 2100 and it would last me and I had to get a Video card in two weeks instead then I can survive. I'm looking for minimum for the next 4-6 months as far as the CPU goes because I plan to get an SSD and upgrade my I/O devices before then.
Also I my monitor is 1680x1050 so that can be taken into consideration. In about 4-6 months I will upgrade my monitor, so I'm not looking to get a higher end CPU right now as I don't think it's neccessary?