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

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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  1. It will work fine but I would rather go with a single GTX770 than a dual GTX660 setup.
  2. great setup will run amazingly
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. The GTX660 is about 65% of the GTX770 adding 60% gain for SLI would give it about 104% performance of the GTX770 http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_770_TF_Gaming/26.html
  6. 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.
  7. Similar to this with 2 x GTX680 which on average gives 35% increase (pulled down by some games) http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_680_SLI/22.html but my number 60% for the 660's was to high according to that.
    Similar increase for GTX780 in SLI http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_780_SLI/21.html
  8. 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?
  9. Best answer
    Yes it can at 1080P and single card is going to be smother than any dual card setup at the same power level.
  10. Alright well then I guess im going to get the 770, thanks for the suggestion!
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