I already have a Nvidia Pny GTX-275 896mb graphic card and I wonder if it will be possible to make a SLI in the future using my gtx 275 and another graphic card (but better than gtx 275)?
Will this motherboard support sli?
Here in Brazil, I'll maybe get a CM 690 and a full hd lcd or led monitor.
Still on the fence about switching down to an i5 though.
I was reading some articles and threads here and everywhere I go, there are people saying that there's no difference from getting i7 930 or i5 750 when you are building a gaming pc. Please, I'm really confused about these CPU performance while gaming.
Give us a total budget that you have. It's also a bit hard to give you deals for a build in 2 months so I'll just list general parts for now.
In regards to your PM's, the i5-750 is the most you'll need for gaming. The 8 threads of the i7's don't improve gaming performance, as games utilize 2 or max 3 threads.
The Asus P7P55D-E PRO would be the MOBO to get for an i5-750 build.
RAM would be the ripjaw 7-8-7-24 DDR3 1600 kits for the moment. However, base don price fluctuations a different kit may be better in july/august.
HD wise switch to a Samsung spinpoint F3 or 7200.12.
MOBO supports SLI, you can SLI a 275 with another card, but if you use a better GPU it will be clocked down to the 275 level, so pointless.
Can't SLI btwn the 400 and 200 series though.
PSU is fine.
Case wise an Antec 300 illusion of even better a HAF 922.
Really appreciate your attention, but in my case it will be better to take i7, because of SLI, and its x58 future proof MB.
EDIT 1: It`s hard for me to calculate my total budget, as I live in another country and won`t buy everything in USA finishing the PC in Brazil, after purchasing the components in USA (psu, cpu, mb, ram, hd). I know spinpoint f3 is the best one, but I intend to buy everything at Fry`s and i need to check with them, if they sell samsung spinpoint f3 hd and g.skill memory.
What they are saying is the combination of the X4 955 and ATI 5850 would be a better gaming system than an i7 920/930 and ATI 5770. The x4 and i7 920/930 are pretty equal in CPU gaming performance so you'll get the biggest gain in performance in the GPU power.