System build for 1700~1800$

Approximate Purchase Date: next week


Budget Range: 1700~1800$ (prices are higher in my country so little bit less than 1700 is better so i can get it for 2000$! )


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard mouse monitor speakers OS Case


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesn't matter because the prices are different here :)


Country of Origin: Iran


Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, Nvidia Graphics


Overclocking: Maybe after 1~2 years of usage, Maybe not


SLI or Crossfire: Yes


Monitor Resolution: 3D 1080P

I want to get a 580 SLI or 570 SLI but I'm thinking of powercolor 6870 x2 + powercolor 6870 (CFx3) which one is better?
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  1. i5-2500k
    Gen3 Motherboard (z68 chipset) (ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 recommended)
    SLI/CF 6970's or GTX 570's (EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte recommended)
    120/128GB SSD (Crucial M4 recommended)
    7,200 RPM HDD (SpinPoint F3/SeaGate Barracuda/WD Caviar Black recommended)
    850w PSU (SeaSonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX recommended)

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    Should all fit into budget, check local deals and offers to get the best value for money.
  2. AdrianPerry said:
    i5-2500k
    Gen3 Motherboard (z68 chipset) (ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 recommended)
    SLI/CF 6970's or GTX 570's (EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte recommended)
    120/128GB SSD (Crucial M4 recommended)
    7,200 RPM HDD (SpinPoint F3/SeaGate Barracuda/WD Caviar Black recommended)
    850w PSU (SeaSonic, Antec, Corsair, XFX recommended)

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    Should all fit into budget, check local deals and offers to get the best value for money.


    thanks bro, isn't it better to sacrifice the SSD for 580 SLI? just askin
  3. with a 7200rpm HDD, yes! you can always add an ssd later on, and quite frankly, if you go with a GTX570, at max OC, its basically the same as a GTX560 max OC. I think you're money would be better spent on 2 GTX580's.

    SSD's are overrated imo, but if you have the budget for it, a really nice upgrade. I dont, however, suggest sacrificing your gpu(s) for an ssd though.
  4. casualbuilder said:
    with a 7200rpm HDD, yes! you can always add an ssd later on, and quite frankly, if you go with a GTX570, at max OC, its basically the same as a GTX560 max OC. I think you're money would be better spent on 2 GTX580's.

    SSD's are overrated imo, but if you have the budget for it, a really nice upgrade. I dont, however, suggest sacrificing your gpu(s) for an ssd though.


    thanks for advice, would a 800 or 850 Wat PSU suffice for 580 SLI?
  5. one more question whats the difference between ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 and Extreme 3 can I go for Extreme 3 for budget saving purposes? so I can buy BF3 :P
  6. For SLI GTX580, i suggest something like the Corsair HX1050. Its 80+ Silver, and a good price. Very high quality system, and plenty of juice. If money is a concern, the HX850 SHOULD be enough, but i dont like to puch it that close. gpu wattage on 2 of those cards would be roughly 490W, plus 170W for the cpu (max load power useage, compared to the i7 ive seen on other charts), runs you at around 660. Personally, i like the HX1050 due to the head room and the amperage you gain, but honestly, the HX850 is probably enough.
  7. casualbuilder said:
    For SLI GTX580, i suggest something like the Corsair HX1050. Its 80+ Silver, and a good price. Very high quality system, and plenty of juice. If money is a concern, the HX850 SHOULD be enough, but i dont like to puch it that close. gpu wattage on 2 of those cards would be roughly 490W, plus 170W for the cpu (max load power useage, compared to the i7 ive seen on other charts), runs you at around 660. Personally, i like the HX1050 due to the head room and the amperage you gain, but honestly, the HX850 is probably enough.



    thanks for advice
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