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post #1 of 23
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Hello guys. My absolute budget is $440.

Check out my Sig for my current specifications. I'm looking into upgrading the PSU/GPU.

I would like a SLi Capable Suggestion. And hopefully the PSU a modular solution. The PSU can run SLi of the card you suggest + the rest of my rig.

If you guys can do this for me I'd be ecstatic. I'm not really familiar with what to go with lately as I'm stuck on a 9800 and the only "NEW" I know is my 1055T & water-cooling.

Thanks guys! gunner2.gif
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post #2 of 23
PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...82E16817151088
GPU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...XFX-_-14150506
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post #3 of 23
Gtx460 if you want SLI but I doubt you'll need SLI seeing you run a 1680x1050 resolution. I'd go for one 6950 instead and keep the rest for future upgrades. That'll be more than enough to last you a year or two.
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post #4 of 23
Thread Starter 
I wanted to SLi some 460's but should I just save extra money & get a GTX 580?

I was hoping to run 2 or 3 monitors, I've been looking into getting some new monitors... Being stuck on this old acer sucks!
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post #5 of 23
6950 + antec Tp-750 or better
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post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thank you for all the suggestions guys, but I'm trying to sway away from AMD Graphics as I would like to SLi, my Mobo is SLi ready.

Hmm, this makes me wonder though. I've been wanting to buy a X4/X-FIRE ready mobo. I can get a bundle cheap for like $160 atm.. Off topic tbh,,, I sold my spare thermaltake case today (damn>.<)

Mm
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AMD Phenom II Thuban 1055T Asus M4N75TD SLi Motherboard MSI GTX460 OC 768MB G.Skill Ripjaw 
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3x1TB Seagate Barracudas & 1x50GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 2x LG Burners & 1x Samsung Writemaster Water-Cooling by Swiftech Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL2016W 20in Widescreen LCD 1680x1050 Razer Arctosa Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W PSU Coolermaster Haf 932 
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Tubin' Thuban!
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AMD Phenom II Thuban 1055T Asus M4N75TD SLi Motherboard MSI GTX460 OC 768MB G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3x1TB Seagate Barracudas & 1x50GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 2x LG Burners & 1x Samsung Writemaster Water-Cooling by Swiftech Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL2016W 20in Widescreen LCD 1680x1050 Razer Arctosa Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W PSU Coolermaster Haf 932 
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post #7 of 23
If I were you I would go with a GTX 470 and an OCZ EliteXstream 800W

Asus ENGTX470 : 266.43 $ CA (w/o 30$ mail in rebate)
OCZ EliteXStream : 99$ CA Reg. 199$ (w/o 30$ mail in rebate)
Final Price w/o taxes and shipping : 365.43 $
Savings with mail-in-rebates : 60$ (305.43 $)

Links :
Asus Gtx 470 : http://www.bestdirect.ca/products/23...DI_1280MD5_V2/

Ocz EliteXstream 800W : http://ncix.com/products/?sku=29823&...y&promoid=1276

Use NCIX.com so you can price match the 470.

Good Luck !
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post #8 of 23
Sapphire HD 6950 (can unlock to HD 6970 safely) - $290
Seasonic S12D 750W (80+ Silver) - $90
$380 winsawce
post #9 of 23
i recommend 6870 crossfire with an antec tpq-850.

if your MB is sli ready, there's a good 95% chance it's crossfire ready too.
also the amd solution for 2-3 monitors is outstanding.
post #10 of 23
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Aw darn... some people removed their comments. All the comments that were left were great, I don't know why they removed them frown.gif
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AMD Phenom II Thuban 1055T Asus M4N75TD SLi Motherboard MSI GTX460 OC 768MB G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3x1TB Seagate Barracudas & 1x50GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 2x LG Burners & 1x Samsung Writemaster Water-Cooling by Swiftech Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL2016W 20in Widescreen LCD 1680x1050 Razer Arctosa Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W PSU Coolermaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Black Edition Razer Vespula Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Pro w/ 5.1 ... 
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Tubin' Thuban!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II Thuban 1055T Asus M4N75TD SLi Motherboard MSI GTX460 OC 768MB G.Skill Ripjaw 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
3x1TB Seagate Barracudas & 1x50GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 2x LG Burners & 1x Samsung Writemaster Water-Cooling by Swiftech Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer AL2016W 20in Widescreen LCD 1680x1050 Razer Arctosa Thermaltake TR2 RX 750W PSU Coolermaster Haf 932 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Deathadder Black Edition Razer Vespula Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Titanium Pro w/ 5.1 ... 
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