One of my friend just brought a new PSU from abroad, the Corsair TX850W for his PC one week ago. But, his other components remains old school - E6850 @ stock, Giga P45, 2x Sapphire 4830 512MB in CF, 4GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066.
He wants to get CPU, Mobo, RAM, GPU upgrade. He choosed i5-750 (he also told me about i7-860) and GTX 470. And, asked me to suggest him a good P55 mobo and 8GB DDR3 1333 Ram. He loves Corsair/Gigabyte and hates MSI. BTW, he is not gonna OC.
Now, u guys suggest me which GTX 470 is the best ? and Corsair 8GB DDR3 1333 Ram. His budget for CPU + Mobo is around 500$. So, I thought something different than i7-860/i5-750. How about AMD Phenom II X6 1090T (310$) + Gigabyte GA-890FXA-UD5 (rev. 2.0) (180$) = 490$ rather than i5-750 (200$) or i7-860 (280$) + Any good P55 (around 170~200$ maybe) ? :S
He will not buy some big upgrade in next 2.5~3 years, so suggest him some good upgrades.
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Oh, I forgot to mention that, I don't think that this time he's gonna CF/SLI.
And, he's really interested in Sata 6Gb/s, not much interested in USB 3.0 though. So, he wants at least a Sata 6Gb/s capable mobo, by which he can turn on both PCI-E 2.0 x16 and Sata 6Gb/s.