It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
Hi, I have recently come into some money and have decided to build myself a new gaming rig as my old one is rather outdated.
This is what I currently have;
CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @ 2.83Ghz
Mobo: Asus P5N-E SLI
GPU: Nvidia 9500GT x2 (SLI)
PSU: 350V, unknown make
Memory: Corsair Value Select 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2
HDD: 750 GB Seagate Barracuda
This is what I'm thinking of building;
CPU: Intel Core i7 950 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/166528
Cooler: Nocturna NH-D14 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/195165
Mobo: Asus Sabertooth X58 - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/241996
Case: NZXT Lexa S - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/175611
GPU: Gainward GTX 460 2GB x2 (in SLI) - http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/2GB-Gainward-GTX-460-3600MHz-GDDR5-GPU-700MHz-Shader-Clock-1350MHz-336-Cores-DL-DVI-D-Sub-HDMI
PSU: XFX 850W Black Edition Modular PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/177664
Memory: Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600Mhz XMS3 CL9(9-9-9-24) - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/152640
HDD: Western Digital WD20EARS 2TB Hard Drive SATAII 64MB Cache - http://www.ebuyer.com/product/183971
I have plans to add an SSD and sound card when I get the extra funds. Have seen some reviews saying the 460s and i7 950 can overclock fairly well, so might give that a try too. However, if I can salvage my old CPU (been told it is decent), what should I be upgrading other than the PSU & GPU?
I have about £700 to spend, but already have the 2 GTX 460's. Any recommendations for alternative parts is welcomed, as it is my first build and don't want to cock it up
Thanks in advance for the help