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December 14, 2013 9:27:39 PM

Hi,

This is the build I'm currently planning:

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k65V
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k65V/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2k65V/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master RR-H101-22FK-RA 30.0 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: MSI 970A-G46 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 311 (Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case ($37.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 800W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $731.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 00:24 EST-0500)

I have some spare cash left from which I can either buy a Kingston V300 120GB SSD or upgrade to a GTX770. What do you think I should do?

BTW: I will be playing at 1080p, will be running dual monitors but will game on only one.

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December 14, 2013 9:31:55 PM

I think it would be more worth your while to get the 770, but I am no expert. According to benchmarks the 770 will be able to max games at 1080p ultra smoothly. What games will you be playing?
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December 14, 2013 9:33:44 PM

I just had this issue, going from an AMD product and was upgrading. In my mind the 760 was a GREAT value, but in real world, every day performance, the SSD is a better upgrade over a normal HD than the 770 is over the 760.
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December 14, 2013 9:37:04 PM

With the spare cash, buy an Operating System for the PC.
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December 14, 2013 9:56:16 PM

SSD will not effect game performance, it will only improve loading time. So 770 is better choice
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December 14, 2013 10:50:53 PM

I already have an OS (Windows 8 64Bit).

Will my PSU and Motherboard allow to SLI two 780s in the future?

The thing about SSD is I can later get them for 60$ or so but cannot upgrade from from a 760 to a 770 with 60$.
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December 14, 2013 11:00:08 PM

Your 800w PSU is able to run two GTX 780.

If you can't upgrade the graphics card then go for an SSD if you want one.
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December 14, 2013 11:13:31 PM

I changed the PSU to Corair 750W TXV2 based on reviews and reading threads on TH. WIll it still be able to handle dual 770s
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December 14, 2013 11:22:53 PM

Yes.
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