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May 31, 2013 8:21:15 PM

Basically I have all the parts picked out for my gaming computer. I just need to know if they will all work together so I wont have any problems. Can you please let me know?

I have:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
GPU: 2X EVGA 02G-P3-1559-RX GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3/120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III
Power: CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77
RAM: Havent decided but I heard the Corsair Vengance Series are good any ideas?

Also I wasnt sure if getting 2 smaller gpus was better than 1 big one. I heard as long as the game supports SLI its better to have 2 and all the games I wanna play are SLI ready.

Finally should I stick with the extreme 3 motherboard or go up to and extreme 4 or 6? I want this rig to last me for a long time.

Thanks for all the help!!!

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May 31, 2013 8:41:06 PM

What you have picked out will work together, here's my input for your build and concerns on SLI.

750 watt PSU is over kill, UNLESS you really want to SLI down the road.. but i wouldn't suggest SLI 550 Ti's

One single GPU would be better in the long run, less heat and power consumption.

say you go with a GTX 650Ti/660/660Ti/760/750 you could get away with a good 550w PSU.

the Extreme 3 is a fine board (I have the older z68 Gen3/X3 from ASRock) the 4 and 6 will have more bells and whistles generally better for OCing.

RAM is RAM, I don't know of any bad brands of RAM, buy what's in budget or goes with the scheme of your build.
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May 31, 2013 9:42:31 PM

Well thank you for your advice. I think ill move up to the 660 or 660 ti (haven't decided yet). Would I be able to SLI with the 660 geforce and a 600 watt psu?
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