Advice on $1200 US Distrib Comp/Gaming Build NEW


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Distributed Computing Projects, some gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers,
Reusing this Thermaltake Xaser 3 Case unless the parts won't fit or you don't recommend I reuse it.)
Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply


Intel I-7 chip
Windows 7 Pro 64

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI yes in future


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: This case holds my old P-4 3.0 machine that I'm looking to upgrade and would really like to reuse my case as it fits in my desk and was a pretty good case in the day. I'm thinking the PS will have to be updated. Plan on RAID 0
Thank you in advance
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  1. for a gpu go fr a single 5770 since ur gonna play games less nd then assuming that u get too much u can crossfire it a year or two.....
  2. nd fr the cpu u might want to go for a i7-860 or a 920...
    oops didnt see the sli part.....sorry
    forget the 5770 and go fr a 9800 or a gtx 260
  3. The reason I'm going SLI is that SLI has a larger selection of Distributed Computing Projects available to crunch. My main concern is the reuse of the case and whether the PS can handle newer components.
  4. I don't know much about the case, but depending on which cards you want to SLI, I think I would want to have a beefier PSU. My preference would be a Corsair 750TX, but you could probably get away with a 650W as well.
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