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June 15, 2014 7:29:49 PM

i was wondering if this would be a good pc build for gaming on the next couple of years
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cfpQf7

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a c 255 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 7:40:50 PM

Yes it will be very good. Could be better though. Are you intending on getting a 2nd 770 for SLI in the future?
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June 15, 2014 8:30:23 PM

I was planning on getting a second card in the future
This build is what i can afford for now, but what are some improvements you have in mind that I could do in the future when i get some more money?
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a c 255 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 8:49:55 PM

I figured you were going for a SLI setup. I would not want to SLI two 2GB 770s though. If you actually NEEDED two 770s, the 2GB vram will surely hold you back.

I am not a fan of overclocking so I feel that you are spending WAY too much on cpu power. You could save about $150 here for no noticeable performance loss by not bothering with overclocking. That $150 could go towards a better video card now.

Like this. This is a non overclocking/non SLI capable build but it's a way better back for buck.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NLsvqs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/NLsvqs/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97 PRO4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($86.66 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($469.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G-750 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1436.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 23:49 EDT-0400
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June 15, 2014 8:55:46 PM

So what 770 cards would I get if I were to SLI?
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a c 255 4 Gaming
June 15, 2014 8:58:47 PM

And if you didn't want to give up on SLI/xfire support, here is a build setup for two 290s.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9wgCFT
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/9wgCFT/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-SLI ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($118.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Black Edition Double Dissipation Video Card ($381.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Nine Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($152.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1428.93
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-15 23:56 EDT-0400



One R9 290 will outperform one GTX770 by a long shot. Two 290s would destroy two 770s.





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So what 770 cards would I get if I were to SLI?


None. There are 4GB 770s but they are too expensive and are about as much as a 290.

If you don't like any of my changes, and want to keep overclocking, I recommend changing the 2GB 770 for a 3GB 280x. One 770 is a little faster than one 280x but two 280xs will outperform two 2GB 770s, and they're cheaper too.

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