Originally Posted by downloads_plz
One thing right off the bat is you can get the same CPU and Mobo as part of a combo and instantly knock off $38 bucks.
That being said though, might I suggest just getting a new video card first and seeing how that goes? I just upgraded to the same card you're considering from a 8800 GTS and it alone has made a huge difference in all the games I play. I'm sure it would for you as well, and for significantly cheaper. And of course if it's still not good enough, you can always just get the rest of the pieces later.
Originally Posted by KoSoVaR
So I have about $700, give or take a few bucks for this upgrade. My build thoughts were pretty much still the same, the i5 760, evga p55 sli, Mushkin Enhaned Blackline ..
However, since I came across a few more bucks, anyone say go i7? I need mobo,cpu,ram,video .. with that build, was gonna go with the 470 fermi 1gb card.
Let me know whatcha guys think. I want to finalize and order this today!