My main question concerns the GTS 450. Would I gain any significant benefit by purchasing a second one and running SLI? Or should I maybe scrap the SSD and use the extra money from that to buy a new video card? Or keep both the SSD and get a new video card?
I'm trying to keep this build below $800, however I can go as high as $1000. (Currently at $652 with all the parts I've mentioned)
The plan is to purchase this next weekend. Also if anyone has any suggestions on using different components than the ones I've picked out, feel free to list those as well.
Personally I wouldnt spend so much on a processor and then buy a budget graphics card . The graphics card is the always the limitation in high resolution , high detail gaming
But you will get a decent boos with SLI
Didn't realize the 450 was a budget card . To be honest the only reason I have that card is because my previous card died and it was literally the only NVidia card in my Best Buy that day. I didn't really have time to do any research. I'm willing to replace the card with something different, if anyone has any suggestions.
Changed the case and power supply as I realized the case I had originally had picked out was too long for the space I have to put it. It was going to stick out a few inches from my desk. Still using a 750W PS.
Finished build last night. Went smoothly for the most part, except that I didn't try to install my CPU cooler until the mobo was already mounted in the case. There's some stuff mounted too close to the CPU that I wasn't able to push down on all of the connectors on my SpinQ to mount it. So I'm currently using the stock fan. I know its garbage, but its better than nothing at the moment, and I don't plan to overclock it right away. Now I just need to find an easy to mount CPU cooler that won't make me disassemble the computer. Thanks for your help!