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October 10, 2013 1:32:30 AM

This is my first ever custom built PC, and well i would just like confirmation that everything is ok with it so i know i'm able to purchase it, or if some things need chaging. Anyway here is my setup

CPU: intel i7 4770K 3.4 Ghz
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS5X Performa
OS: Windows 7/8 64 bit
Motherboard: Asus Z87-K
RAM: 16GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x8GB)
Memory: 2TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s
Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Sound Crad: Onboard 7.1 Audio
CASE: Zalman Z9 Plus
PSU: 650W Corsair VS

The total cost of this PC is £859.91 and i can't really go any higher as i am pushing it on the cost as it is. But if there are any suggestions for things such as the Motherboard or the PSU as i don't know very much at all about what is required there and took a guess hoping that it would be enough. Also, please take into consideration that in the future i may purchase a second 660 card to add into the setup which is where i need help knowing if my Motherboard will do the job. Thank you.

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October 10, 2013 1:43:52 AM

the mb does not do sli or crossfire.
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, yellow)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, dark brown)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/GRYPHON_Z87/#specifica...
as you can see it supports sli and crossfire. if you can wait a few weeks nvidia just drop there gpu prices and amd just drop there new r line of cards. here in the us the r7 280x (replacement of the 7870) is 199. you may see a price drop on the newer 760.
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October 10, 2013 1:46:24 AM

Everything looks good. 650 is enough to run 2x 660s although I would be more comfortable with a 750 myself.
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October 10, 2013 1:46:35 AM

smorizio said:
the mb does not do sli or crossfire.
1 x PCIe 3.0/2.0 x16 (x16 mode, yellow)
1 x PCIe 2.0 x16 (x4 mode, dark brown)
2 x PCIe 2.0 x1
3 x PCI
http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/GRYPHON_Z87/#specifica...
as you can see it supports sli and crossfire. if you can wait a few weeks nvidia just drop there gpu prices and amd just drop there new r line of cards. here in the us the r7 280x (replacement of the 7870) is 199. you may see a price drop on the newer 760.



Thanks, i appreicate your answer. But unfortunately i have no idea what any of that means, if you could put it simpler that would be good. I think you were saying to wait ans see if prices drop and get a 760 instead of a 660 ?

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October 10, 2013 1:47:27 AM

FastGunna said:
Everything looks good. 650 is enough to run 2x 660s although I would be more comfortable with a 750 myself.


Yea that is something i was hoping that would be answered, i will definetely get that chnaged, thanks for the answer !
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October 10, 2013 1:52:08 AM

on lower end mb to cut cost they not sli or crossfire compatible. there made for one card only. on gaming pc the two or three pci slots can be split evenly.
16x one card 8x 8x for two cards. on the k line of the mb one slot running at `6x the other is 4x. on the second mb if you look at the video card pci slots they break down to 8x with two cards.
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October 10, 2013 1:58:27 AM

smorizio said:
on lower end mb to cut cost they not sli or crossfire compatible. there made for one card only. on gaming pc the two or three pci slots can be split evenly.
16x one card 8x 8x for two cards. on the k line of the mb one slot running at `6x the other is 4x. on the second mb if you look at the video card pci slots they break down to 8x with two cards.


Right ok i think i'm following you now. So what would you suggest ? here is the list of the Motherboards i can choose from keeping within my price range and these are the only ones i can choose as i am building this on a website that build it and sends it to you so there are only certain ones i can select.


Gigabyte Z87-HD3
Asus Z87-K
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP
Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
For my price range this is about as far as i can go, and i am not certain about getting another 660 i was just wanting to be able to have the choice but if it is too expensive then i will stick with the first one i slected.
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October 10, 2013 2:05:24 AM

Actually the D3H is the one I suggested. I will stick to that even though I spaced on the different currency when posting to begin with...
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October 10, 2013 2:08:03 AM

FastGunna said:
Actually the D3H is the one I suggested. I will stick to that even though I spaced on the different currency when posting to begin with...


Ok, i will look into getting the D3H then since i will be able to fit it into my budget, thanks !
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October 10, 2013 2:13:01 AM

Kyle Edgar said:
FastGunna said:
Actually the D3H is the one I suggested. I will stick to that even though I spaced on the different currency when posting to begin with...


Ok, i will look into getting the D3H then since i will be able to fit it into my budget, thanks !


Your welcome, make sure you select smorizio's answer as best answer especially since he caught the motherboard issue.
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