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Old 01-24-2011, 04:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the main specs

cpu;
i5 2400 @ 3.1ghz

motherboard;
gigabyte GA-P67A-UD3R

ram;
gskill 4gb ddr3 ripjaws @ 1600mhz

hardrive;
samsung spinpoint F3 1TB @7200

GPU;
evga gtx460 1GB

PSU;
corsair HX-650

any thoughts on this for a computer mainly for a bit of casual gaming that will last a while into the future.

also is it worth going with the new sandybridge processors and with the new gtx560 coming out should i wait?

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Thats a pretty solid build, I wouldn't wait for a 560 ... The 460 is pretty solid.

In case you didn'/t know... the 2400 is a Sandy, and yes its worth going too.
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Well depending on your definition of "casual gaming", that seems like a solid build. Like patonb said, the 460 is a really nice card. Besides, if you're going to be waiting for better parts, you're never going to get around to building a computer because technology grows so fast . It feels like yesterday when the 200 series cards were top of the line.
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Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Cheaper and sightly better than the GTX 460.

There really isn't any reason to get a gtx460 1GB unless it's cheaper than the 6850.
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Man AMDs numbering always makes me forget about them at this price point.
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Man AMDs numbering always makes me forget about them at this price point.
Yeah, with all the new cards both sides have out it's easy to skip over a model or two.
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