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January 23, 2012 11:13:15 AM

Mobo- MSI Z68MA-G45 (B3) Intel Z68 Motherboard

case- Apevia X-PLORER2

cpu- i5 2500k 3.3Ghz

RAM- 16gb VisionTek Black Label DDR3 1600

PSU- Thermaltake W0382RU Modular Power Supply

GPU- dual GTX 560 ti's in SLI


those are the parts im buying, I already have a lightscribe drive and a 750 gb hdd to put into it. I plan on getting an aftermarket cooler for the cpu to overclock, and a SSD sometime in the future. This is mostly a system for framerates on a budget, and those parts are running me a little under 900 dollars. I've put some time into building this, and before anybody says anything, the case stays. I like it. :sol:  Also, I know that RAM is probably not the most reputable (lol) but it was 16 gigs of 1600 memory for 70 dollars. im risking it :sol: 

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January 23, 2012 11:32:37 AM

looks good
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January 23, 2012 11:39:34 AM

$900 budget....

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Try:

$550 ATI 7970
$120 ASRock Extreme3 GEN3 Motherboard
$50 8GB RAM 1600MHz CL9

Total: $720 leaving $180 for case and 600w+ PSU.

You'll get more performance from a single 7970 than you will SLI 560Ti's.
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January 23, 2012 11:46:00 AM

AdrianPerry said:
$900 budget....

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Try:

$550 ATI 7970
$120 ASRock Extreme3 GEN3 Motherboard
$50 8GB RAM 1600MHz CL9

Total: $720 leaving $180 for case and 600w+ PSU.

You'll get more performance from a single 7970 than you will SLI 560Ti's.


Hard to build a system with no CPU :-)
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January 23, 2012 12:36:05 PM

I'm assuming he meant to stay with the 2500K.
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January 23, 2012 12:44:20 PM

No monitor ;) 
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January 23, 2012 12:48:30 PM

I got 8GB of reputable 1600 for $20....

Anyways, I would take Adrian's suggestion (did i just say that?)
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January 23, 2012 12:50:34 PM

I would probably wait till nvidia gets 6 series out and get single card solution like GTX580
Not sure what monitor you use but unless you have 30" dual cards are overkill
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January 23, 2012 1:00:57 PM

Adrians build isn't really possible, unless you already have the processor and I misread the original post. I would suggest getting a single 570 over SLI 560's. This would leave you open to upgrade later on, and a 570 will run pretty much anything now on ultra with good framerates.
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January 23, 2012 7:06:51 PM

Im using a 47 inch 120 hz as my monitor :)  and my roomates each have 42 inch tv's. I was going for the ti's because according to testing done here http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_5... the dual 560's destroy a 580 by quite a bit. and it will cost me about 100 to 150 dollars less to get the 560's. the performance per dollar is a much better ratio
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January 23, 2012 7:08:35 PM

also i mention my rommates tv's but failed to mention why lol. how many monitors will my 2 560's support? does nvidia have something like eyefinity to allow for a triple monitor setup with these 40+ inch beasts?
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January 23, 2012 8:01:28 PM

I can't say for sure from personal experience, but knowing that i can run 2 monitors from my card and one from my onboard graphics, i would say at least 3 monitors and maybe 5
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February 1, 2012 11:12:25 PM

Best answer selected by TheRawkstar.
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