Will this system run games smoothly on a 2560X1440 resolution moitor

I am building a new system and am trying to determine if its worth the cost/risk to run sli on air cooling alone. I'd rather just run one video card if possible. The case I bought before I really thought it out was a thermaltake new soprano and it has a large 200mm front fan, a 120mm bottom intake fan and one 120mm exhaust fan. With no other fan mounting options I'm concerned about heat damaging the system if I had to run sli. Do you guys think this setup would run modern games at 2560X1440 resolution with just this one video card. If not - could I run sli? would it really impact the heat in the case? I do not want to go the water-cooled route just for convenience sake.
Thank you for your input

My components so far that I've purchased. I have not assembled them yet

Monitor: Asus PB278Q
Case: Themaltake new soprano
Motherboard: Asus pz8z77-v LE PLUS
CPU: Intel I7-3770K
CPU Cooler: Cooler master hyper 212 evo 2GB
GPU: EVGA GTX 770 sC with ACX cooling
RAM: 16GB corsair vengeance
PSU: Corsair TX850 M
Soundcard: Soundblaster Z
SSD: Samsung 840 128GB
HHD: WD Black 1TB
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  1. It will run games just fine with one card, but it will take 2 cards to max the intensive stuff. And if you SLI you're just fine on air.
  2. That card will max out crysis 3 at that res at a respectable ( and to me playable) 26 fps. It should be more than fine for you.

    Considering that game brings Titans and 7990's to their knees xD
  3. You should have come here *BEFORE* purchasing, not after. I would have told you to lose the sound card and 16GB of RAM won't affect your system's performance, and 850W is overkill for a single GPU solution. But yeah a GTX 770 will handle anything you can throw at it.
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    You should have come here *BEFORE* purchasing, not after. I would have told you to lose the sound card and 16GB of RAM won't affect your system's performance, and 850W is overkill for a single GPU solution. But yeah a GTX 770 will handle anything you can throw at it.


    I chose not to mention the ram... looking at the pairing with an i7 I assumed they knew what they were using it for :P
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    You should have come here *BEFORE* purchasing, not after. I would have told you to lose the sound card and 16GB of RAM won't affect your system's performance, and 850W is overkill for a single GPU solution. But yeah a GTX 770 will handle anything you can throw at it.


    Thanks for everyone's feedback - I feel more comfortable now with the prospect of running just a single GPU. As far as the ram goes - I edit a lot of HD video and the memory was cheap so I figured why not futureproof a little. ya -I was wondering about the sound card. seemed a little gimicky to me, but I figured it was probably better then on-board sound especially with surround sound. But I was just guessing.
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