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2 x MSI GTX 660Ti OC edition 2gb SLi

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December 30, 2013 5:58:59 AM

Hi, I wonder if anyone can help me. I have 2 x MSI GTX 660Ti OC edition 2gb ram in SLi. My current motherboard is XFX 790i ultra SLi with QX9650 and 8 gb ram. I wanted to upgrade my HD to 1 TB SSD but the current motherboard will not take advantage of the setup. Also, I am having weird problem when booting up every now and then. However, I can run Crysis 3 at 1920 x 1200 High setting without any problem. So, I wanted to upgrade my motherboard and of course, the CPU, and the rest going with the motherboard. My budget is £1,500 or US$2000. Currently, I am looking at Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H with Intel Core i7-4770K, 1150, Haswell, Quad Core, 3.5GHz. Ram is 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Jet Black, PC3-12800, And the item that started all these is 1TB Samsung 840 EVO Basic SSD. And the second choice is bit out of my budget, Asus P9X79-E WS, Intel Core i74960X Extreme, 2011, Ivy Bridge, Six Core, 3.6GHz, 32GB (4x8GB) Corsair DDR3 Vengeance Pro Series Silver, PC3-14900 plus the same SSD. I have to admit, the choices out there are so confusing. So, I restricted myself with two items, my existing two GTX 660Ti and a budget of £1,500 or US$2000. I would be most grateful if anyone of you can help. Happy New Year to you all by the way.
December 30, 2013 6:07:19 AM

32 GBs of RAM is not needed at all. 16 is perfectly fine for your build. 1 TB of SSD will cost more than 6 of your house's monthly internet bills with this pc. Haswell is great, get it. Gigabyte makes terrible mobos, get asus. i7 4960X Extreme is waaaaay too much, nope to that.
Good luck :) 
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December 30, 2013 4:27:03 PM

mbarbantini said:
32 GBs of RAM is not needed at all. 16 is perfectly fine for your build. 1 TB of SSD will cost more than 6 of your house's monthly internet bills with this pc. Haswell is great, get it. Gigabyte makes terrible mobos, get asus. i7 4960X Extreme is waaaaay too much, nope to that.
Good luck :) 


Thankyou very much for your suggestion. I couldn't decide on Asus MAXIMUS VI EXTREME or Asus Z87-DELUXE/QUAD. Latter has thunderbolt but not the Maximus. Yet, Maximus seems to have better review than the Z87 Delux board. Also, the Delux board supports crossfire as well which will allow me to change to ATI in the future.
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