together that is 741,46, and the store will assemble it for 55,- making it 791,46
I have a few question's about this build:
1: does this motherboard have 2x 8 pins connectors or better for SLI?
2: Is this case any good, I have no idea wat makes a case good, and i can't find any reviews on this case, It just look nice and has 3 build in case fans.
If you have any suggestion on how to improve this build or make it cheaper, please tell me!
thank in advance for any suggestions or information.
1.) That Gigabyte motherboard has PCIe slots that will do 8x/8x for dual GPUs in SLI. The power supply will need to have the power connectors for powering the grapics cards. If you are planning on a second GTX 560ti you will need a power supply with four 6-pin power connectors for PCI devices. That 750w OCZ power supply meets the needs, but isn't in the same quality class as an Antec, Corsiar, XFX or Seasonic. May want to switch that out...
2.) That case looks fine. Don't see any concerns...
thanks for the answers, but I have a problem when using the PSU's you recommended:
I am using the PC builder option on the website to pick all the parts, and when I use the XFX 750W Black Edition, the XFX 750W core edition, or the Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 it sais I need a PSU with 2 separate 12 volt circuits to be able to use SLI (wich I am planning to do in the future) and the website sais those PSU's don't have that. Is this a mistake from the website, or are all those PSU's unable to use SLI?
I also like to keep this motherboard when there is nothing wrong with it because it is z68 and cheaper then the ones suggested.
Not sure what rules the web site is following, but both the power supplies that mosox linked to will be fine. The TX750 has 62A on the 12v rail, and the XFX is the same. The web site may be accounting for power supplies that have multiple smaller 12v rails instead of the "good" PSUs with a single rail...
I send the store an E-mail about the PSU problem, they'll probably respond tomorrow. I think i'll take the XFX 750w core edition if they fix it and let me use it, because it is the cheapest. About the alternative for the GPU: I have spend several hours trying to find out if the 6950 or the 560 - Ti is better, and I still don't know, I believe their just equal in performance. I picked the MSI N560GTX-Ti twin frozr II?OC one because it supposedly runs very cool and pretty quiet, wich is good for SLI in an mATX motherboard, and because it has a 3 year warranty, and I also read somewhere that SLI has less issues than crossfire. If someone however knows a good reason to buy a 6950 instead of this 560-Ti, tell me.
I also changed the RAM to the suggested 4GB G-SKILL RAM.
I've got a reply from the store already, they told me it was a mistake and that the PSU's all are able to power multiple GPU's.
I've narrowed my choice down to the XFX 750w core edition (90 euro) and the Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 (97 euro): which one should I choose?
I will never own another PC (that is primarily for gaming) that does not have a SSD running the OS. I boot up in like 10 seconds...that alone is worth it to me. They are pricy though. That is why i suggested you build it yourself and put the extra 55 into the SSD.
I think the only thing that possibly has to be improved is the case: because I'm planning to SLI in the future, and have a mATX motherboard the card can get pretty hot because the're so close together. Can anyone suggest a cool case around 70 euro (or below) because I'm not shure if this case will keep two 560 Ti's so close together cool enough.
because they don't sell that one where I am buying my pc (www.alternate.nl) this one is the cheapest SLI motherboard and had good reviews. The next least expensive ATX motherboard is the ASRock P67 Extreme4 (B3), 17 euro's more expensive, but I read that ASrock is a spin off from ASUS (they're both owned by asustek) and that it has an inferior quality compared to other large brands such as ASUS or Gigabyte.
and even if I would have an ATX motherboard, would this this case be good and cool enough?