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MSI GTX 660 Twin Frozr w/ Amd FX 8320 Good?

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February 10, 2014 6:39:37 AM

Currently im just starting to build my first gaming rig and im just wondering if the parts I picked are compatible and are good for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QJ52
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QJ52/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QJ52/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($208.99 @ Staples)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($208.99 @ Staples)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.60 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1071.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 09:39 EST-0500)
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February 10, 2014 6:50:40 AM

It will work fine but I would rather go with a single GTX770 than a dual GTX660 setup.
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February 10, 2014 6:51:08 AM

great setup will run amazingly
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February 10, 2014 6:51:38 AM

StraightSteezy said:
Currently im just starting to build my first gaming rig and im just wondering if the parts I picked are compatible and are good for gaming.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QJ52
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QJ52/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QJ52/benchmarks/

CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus M5A99X EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($109.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($208.99 @ Staples)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($208.99 @ Staples)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.98 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.60 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1071.48
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 09:39 EST-0500)


That's fine although I don't know why you would want to SLI on your first build, especially with an older card like the gtx 660. I would say get a GTX 770 instead and then you can SLI with that in the future. Also I prefer Intel CPUs, an i5-4670k would be better imo.

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February 10, 2014 1:45:52 PM

Alright, I was just doing the SLI because it would be cheaper and the performance gain from 2 cards is better than a single one.
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February 10, 2014 2:43:53 PM

So what would be the gain of instead going the GTX770 route and start out first as a single gpu, then once I get enough money SLI it with another.
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February 10, 2014 2:53:55 PM

So if I do the 770 route single gpu would it be able to play some of the new releases such as; Watch Dogs, BattleField 4, etc. On Ultra or High graphics? If so would it be smoother than the SLI 660s?
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February 10, 2014 2:56:55 PM

Yes it can at 1080P and single card is going to be smother than any dual card setup at the same power level.
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February 10, 2014 3:00:49 PM

Alright well then I guess im going to get the 770, thanks for the suggestion!
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