Recently I've decided to completely upgrade my system after my 8800 gt's cooling solution bit the dust (though I currently have some external 120mm fans rubber-banded to the heat-sink to keep it at operating, (53 at idle and 90 at load)). I've always been curious at 3d gaming, and everyone talks well about 3d vision and makes AMD's seem a little more complex. With this in mind, I do plan to overclock the cpu only to about 4ghz and use an SLI setup. My current shopping cart looks like this
2x ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Also comes with free extra pair of 3d glasses, 2 copies of Arkham City and 60 dollars in rebates in a combo deal from newegg
PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
Parts not required: mouse, keyboard,
Purchase date: this week
Websites: newegg, amazon
Resolution: 1080 3d
I know I'm missing an optical drive, have yet to decide, the few questions I do have are;
Is 2x 570's overkill 1080 gaming?
SSD really necessary for a gaming pc?
Is my mobo good enough for sli and overclock (4ghz 2500k is the goal)
psu good enough?
This will be my first custom built pc, so case sizes and airflow are something i have never had to consider before will it do?
Is the monitor overkill? it's a lot more expensive for just a few more inches, but the reviews act like it's the better in more ways than just size. Also will the ps3 be able to display 3d with it?
Thanks for your help/time... if you know of cheaper parts that will suffice just as well, it would be much appreciated.
That nice small SSD is going to be perfect to put your OS on, and your web browser. Stick with it It wont make any difference to gaming, but over-all its going to be a nice component to have.
SLI 570's - Overkill.......hmm....well currently, yes they pretty much are, a single GTX 570 will handle all currently released games - HOWEVER stepping up to 3D your really going to want to maximise performance, so if they fit budget, stick with it. I seem to remember reading a review somewhere around TOM's showing GTX 570's 3D performance and it came out really well!
I can't see your motherboard listed anywhere? Which do you have? Make sure there are enough slots between the PCI slots to fit the ASUS GPU's - they are 2.5 slots wide I seem to recall, compared to the standard 2 slots wide.
Case - Honestly, id look more into doubling what your spending on your case. Something BIGGER would be recommended. Whichever case you pick, make sure the inside dimensions are big enough to fit a GTX 570 inside. (Space between back of the case and HDD cage's inside). A case with side fans might also be beneficial since your going to be running SLI, having a side fan blowing cool air directly onto your GPU's can be very useful. (CM Storm Scout is worth checking out).
Im presuming the GTX 570 deal you listed comes with Nvidia's 3D vision kit? If you could include links to the products you plan on buying, that would also be helpful
Thanks for the reply! I updated the op with the links and also included the mobo, it was a GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 in a combo deal with the psu. I think the monitor itself comes with the 3d kit built in and the pair that comes with the gpu combo is an extra pair without the software.
I don't think the links in the op are clickable, not sure how to do that just yet.