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September 13, 2013 11:31:45 AM

I'm trying to keep this under 750$ and will be upgradeable for the future.

This is my setup:

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 Series CA-PH410-G1 Gunmetal Steel
Mobo: ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87
CPU: i5-4670k Haswell 3.4 GHZ
GPU: ASUS GTX660 2GB
PSU:650 watt (Free from friend)
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Storage: Seagate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM
DVD Drive: LG (free from friend)

I will get a SSD in the future for the OS. I already have keyboard, mouse, and monitor, and os.

Let me know what you guys think and if i should swap anything, please explain your reasoning for your swapping out certain parts.

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September 13, 2013 11:49:27 AM

i would advice you to get a more powerfull card..as gtx 660 is a decent card no doubt.. but as you are building a new system and probably you might wanna last it a bit longer... so get a 7950 or 660ti at least... that being said gtx 760 will be best.. for its price.. see if you can get a cheaper case and shift the budget for a better GPU...as to increase your performance..
thats what i think :p 
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September 13, 2013 12:09:49 PM

What power supply is that? You might want to check before buying any current GPU to make sure it can handle loads correctly. I would also second the suggestion of a better video card. You want minimum a GTX 760 or Radeon 7950, don't settle for anything less on a $1K build.
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September 13, 2013 12:18:31 PM

I forget the brand of the PSU he is giving me. Hes had it for 3 months, upgrading to SLI and he needs a bigger PSU. The main reason i was going with the 660 is because i found one new for 158$ At that price is it worth for me to get a 760? I wasthinking at that price itd be worth to SLI the 660's for the price of one. Thanks guys
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September 13, 2013 12:23:27 PM

get the gtx 760...and later on sli 760s...
and its probably better to have a single powerfull card then 2 weaker GPU..just for the sake of statement 660 is not that weak..but you should go with atleast 7950 or gtx 760
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September 13, 2013 12:26:27 PM

OK thanks, for the tip. Is there anything else besides the GPU in this build that may need tweaking? I have used a PSU calculator online and it showed with sli 660's, and the rest of my parts, i only need around 550 watts, with the gtx 760 should a 650 watt PSU still be sufficient?
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September 13, 2013 12:31:02 PM

yeahh it should be sufficient ..just calculate it ...
also make sure you have a good PSU..before you SLI or overclock
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September 13, 2013 12:34:03 PM

I think the 760 is what i should go with anyways, becuase other than playing games ill be doing alot of CAD. Ill be using AutoDesk, im not sure though if that runs of a card, ram, or CPU....
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September 13, 2013 12:36:30 PM

Jared485 said:
I think the 760 is what i should go with anyways, becuase other than playing games ill be doing alot of CAD. Ill be using AutoDesk, im not sure though if that runs of a card, ram, or CPU....


you'll do just fine,dont worry :) 
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September 13, 2013 12:37:51 PM

Lol. Alright thanks!
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September 13, 2013 12:39:15 PM

do mark the best answer,if any answer helped you :p 
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