I'm looking for some advice on what motherboard to buy. I plan to buy an Intel i7 processor (Unsure of which right now) and run 2 Nvidia GTX 660Ti's (ASUS' DC20-2GD5) in SLI. The plan is to put 4GB of RAM in for now, but bump it to 8 if it becomes a requirement or I need it for some reason.
I'm not a complete computer noob, I've upgraded and modified PCs before, however this is the first time I've made one from the ground up, so I would like a little advice.
I'd welcome any suggestions about a good/large but relatively inexpensive case / SLI-safe PSU too, if anyone has the time.
My budget is fairly variable, but I can drop £120 a week into a "pot" for my motherboard. I'd hope to spend less than £600 on the motherboard and processor combined, but I'm willing to push it further if there is real reason to do so.
The aim of this PC is to make it now, so it's pretty close to the top possible, then use it for the next 5 years or so. I'm willing to pay a little more for extra future-proofing. (I just got my first job so new PC then transport is my plan).
I bought the graphics card expecting it to work in my current PC whilst I finished off some games (My previous card died) until I saved up the cash for the rest of my new PC. For some reason it doesn't. I came here presuming it was simply that I had too old a slot, but I'm not sure since I've seen reports of people running PCI3.0 cards in 1.1 slots just to test things. If anyone could help me with that I'd be happy. I'll make another thread with the info if needed.
I am in u.s. but i tell you what i will do since i don't know what all is available to you i will make a list of recommended motherboards and cases mobo:ASUS P8Z77-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...