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July 22, 2013 9:24:03 PM

I am building my first gaming station. I plan on using dual monitors and playing games at 1980x1090 res on high, and around black Friday or xmas buying a second 770 GPU to continue to play on high next year.

My major concerns are should I go with the 770 or AMD? Should I pump up to 16gb or Ram for future? Will I need a bigger Power supply to run 770 in SLI? I planned on using Windows 7 over Windows 8. Is that a good or bad idea? Lastly I was going to get two of these monitors:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Will those be fine, or should I look for something else? I mainly want them because they are white and so will my PC build. I was going to try for a single 28inch monitor but figured this would be less stressful on the GPU as would a triple screen set up...

PC BUILD: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16fDL
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CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.46 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Corsair Force Series GT 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($405.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($57.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1429.30
July 22, 2013 9:28:04 PM

I recommend ATLEAST an 850W psu for ur system. 600W is recommended by NVidia for just a single 770
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July 22, 2013 9:33:38 PM

Cant tell you much about monitors, because two similar spec monitors can be worlds apart in terms of the actual image you get, and that will be personal preference. Just read some reviews and if they are generally good, they should be fine.

Getting windows 7 over 8 is not a problem, however, if you like windows 8, why not go with the newer one. Personally, I find it to be a more refined version of windows 7.

8 gb ram is enough for gaming, and you can always get more during black Friday sales.
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