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New build. do you see any major flaws?

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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  1. Best answer
    looks good
  2. $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.
  3. 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 :-)
  4. I'm assuming he meant to stay with the 2500K.
  5. No monitor ;)
  6. I got 8GB of reputable 1600 for $20....

    Anyways, I would take Adrian's suggestion (did i just say that?)
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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_560_Ti_SLI/ 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
  10. 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?
  11. 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
  12. Best answer selected by TheRawkstar.
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