SLi Compatible PC for $500 - $600

Approximate Purchase Date: Any time

Budget Range: 500-600 dollars before rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Web browsing

Parts Not Required: Hard Drive, CD/DVD Drive, Wireless Card

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, TigerDirect (I do not live near a microcenter)

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Graphics Card, Motherboard, Processor, Power Supply, Case, Win 7

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Additional Comments: Can't go over $600, would like to play most Valve games, World of Warcraft, Guild wars 2 (Battlefield 3 (If possible) Mainly concerned with MMO games.
Also, I only need one SLi compatible Graphics card for now, I'll buy the other one later in time.
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  1. Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4WIV
    Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4WIV/by_merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Patriot G Series Sector 5 Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($14.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Diablotek CPA-0390 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $517.94
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-02-20 22:19 EST-0500)

    This leaves you some wiggle room for a better case or maybe a 560 TI instead of base 560....
  2. Check out my $650 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    You don't need a HDD so the actual total will only be like $570.

    HerdNerfer your build is 517 after rebates. A lot of rebates, also Microcenter prices can't be used unless the OP has Microcenter locally.

    OP All Microcenter prices are only if you can pick up the product locally.
  3. herdnerfer said:
    Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4WIV
    Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/4WIV/by_merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2400 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($112.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Patriot G Series Sector 5 Edition 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($14.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 560 1GB Video Card ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Diablotek CPA-0390 ATX Mid Tower Case ($19.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Rosewill 630W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $517.94
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-02-20 22:19 EST-0500)

    This leaves you some wiggle room for a better case or maybe a 560 TI instead of base 560....



    I don't live near a microcenter, unfortunately.
  4. Well you can check out my $650 build and just drop the HDD as mentioned! Should work out fine. It will sadly not be SLI compatible or CF compatible unless you get this mobo:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
  5. Still looking for help.
  6. What help do you need? I suggested a build...
  7. aznshinobi said:
    What help do you need? I suggested a build...


    Sorry, that's not quite the build I'm looking for; it's 50 dollars over my llimit aswell.
  8. Umm.. It's not because you don't need the HDD it's $30 below your limit. But OK.
  9. aznshinobi said:
    Umm.. It's not because you don't need the HDD it's $30 below your limit. But OK.

    There is no sli compatibility.
  10. scootaloos said:
    There is no sli compatibility.

    The motherboard suggested is SLi capable :- http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3856#sp
    And,
    Don't...
    Bump posts
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/283384-33-read-first
  11. Where is the bump? I don't see a post by the same person more than once.
  12. scootaloos said:
    Still looking for help.


    Anonymous said:
    Where is the bump? I don't see a post by the same person more than once.


    You're not looking very hard then. :pfff:
  13. Mousemonkey said:


    You're looking at the wrong build lol, I can't spend more then 600, you are looking at the 850 build.
  14. scootaloos said:
    You're looking at the wrong build lol, I can't spend more then 600, you are looking at the 850 build.

    I was looking at the motherboards suggested, both of which are SLi capable.
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