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First Gaming PC Build. Need Advice.

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August 5, 2011 11:56:23 AM

Hello,

I am seriously planning on purchasing this build, but I need to know if it can handle all the current generation titles right now, such as crysis 1 &2, and other graphical heavy games. I also want to know if you guys think this system will last me for awhile.

ASUS P8P67 LE B3 Intel P67 Motherboard and Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked Bundle
***LINK TO MOTHERBOARD BELOW***
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Kingston KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 9-9-9-27 CAS Latency, 1.5V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered
***I am not sure if 16GB is overdoing it, but I was planning on just 8GB if 16GB would be overkill***

Western Digital WD20EARS Caviar Green Hard Drive - 2TB, 3.5", SATA-3G

Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)

Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready

One specific question I have regarding this rig is will I be able to run two graphics cards on this motherboard in SLI configuration?

Thank you for your help!!!

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August 5, 2011 11:58:59 AM

^ No, that board doesn't support SLI,... Also you would need a faster HDD as a boot or even better a SSD,...
Yes 16GB is an overkill, stick with 8GB,...
From where will you buying the parts ? Budget ?
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August 5, 2011 12:01:06 PM

The GTX 560Ti is a good card and will run all current games.

Some or the much more intensive games (Metro 2033) when ran with maxed out settings will show lower fps rates (more like 25-30fps). Obviously though if you drop from Ultra to High settings the game will still look amazing and you'll get more like 40-50fps.

In short: 560Ti is a good card.
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August 5, 2011 12:08:15 PM

gkay09 said:
^ No, that board doesn't support SLI,... Also you would need a faster HDD as a boot or even better a SSD,...
Yes 16GB is an overkill, stick with 8GB,...
From where will you buying the parts ? Budget ?


Mainly looking at buying from Tiger Direct.com, I am trying to keep under 1200.00, but can you up to 1500.00 if necessary. Is there a hardrive you recommend. I kind of want to stay away from SDD right now, because of the price and the fact they don't have much space at this time. Also, what would be another motherboard comparable to the one I am considering, but supports SLI?
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August 5, 2011 12:37:43 PM

Thanks!!! I was actually just looking at that board. I will update my build and post.
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August 5, 2011 12:48:23 PM

My new build will consist of:

ASUS P8P67 Pro B3 Intel P67 Motherboard and Intel Core i7-2600K 3.40 GHz Quad-Core Unlocked Bundle

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Kingston KHX1333C9D3B1K2/8G Desktop Memory Kit - 8GB (2x 4GB), PC3-10600, DDR3-1333MHz, 240-pin DIMM, 9-9-9-27 CAS Latency, 1.5V, Non-ECC, Unbuffered

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Seagate ST32000641AS Barracuda XT Hard Drive - 2TB, 7200 RPM, SATA 6G, 64MB Cache

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti Free Performance Boost Video Card - 1GB, GDDR5, PCI-Express 2.0 (x16), Dual DVI, HDMI, DirectX 11, SLI Ready

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Lite-On IHAS124-04 Internal DVD Writer - DVD+R 24X, DVD-R 24X, DVD+RW 8X, DVD-RW 6X, DVD+R DL 8X, SATA (OEM)

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...


Thermaltake TPX-775M Toughpower XT 775W Power Supply - ATX, 775 Watts, 80PLUS Bronze, SLI Certified, CrossFire Certified, Status LEDs, 140mm Fan

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Thanks for the help everyone. I am going to compare with New Egg and see if I can get a better deal.
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August 5, 2011 2:36:36 PM

Thanks Addict!!! I saved a good deal using new egg. Really appreciate the help.
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