Budget Range:1500 but is flexible, what I really want is the best parts for the money on what I need.
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Pure Gaming PC - preferrably 3D with best settings. Min res 1920X1200 or 1920X1080 24inch
Parts Not Required: I do not need a harddrive as I have a 600 GB on my old PC. I do not need a powersupply as I have a 600-650 Watt Corsair one from 3 years ago (unless you guys recommend I get a bigger one). Keyboard, mouse, and tower. I currently have a Antec 900 that I can use. My monitor is a 24 inch dell however, I would need a 3d monitor if I plan on going 3d.
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:Memoryexpress.com , newegg.ca , tigerdirect.ca or pretty much any reliable Canadian site.
Parts Preferences: Prefer Nvidia video card, and the new ivy bridge CPUS, I also prefer a gtx 680 with the ability to upgrade to SLI GTX 680 in the future, so I would need a motherboard that supports pci e 3.0 at 16x? (not sure but I want the best slots for the cards)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes - need a mobo with best pci e 3.0 16x slots (dont rly know much about this)
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 also in 3d mode - I prefer a 24inch monitor or higher.
Now the reason why I picked that board is because it has 3 Pci e 3.0 16x, however I am not very knowledgeable on how SLI works or what is the best SLI configuration for the future. So please recommend any other board that is better regarding this. Thanks in advanced!
what you have already is pretty much what you need i would most likely change the Ram to something less expensive like g.skill sniper series if you want to keep low voltage
you mobo will do its job for you if you plan on changing you can go for a Asus z77 boards or MSI z77 as they tend to be the best out there other than gigabyte
i would also add a SSD in the build for good measure it will make your system boot pretty fast and it seems you have about $300 extra to spend i can say for got a 256GB SSD about 1:1 ratio of GB to money so it will be the best for your system
you can put a lot of games inside an boot them all up pretty darn fast
Not sure about the shipping to canada but I always order quite a bit from Micro Center, http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
here they have the same processor for $60 less. Sometimes it is easier ordering everything from the same site. I do agree with others in stating to add an SSD, it'll be the icing on the cake. Also dont forget about a cooler for your CPU.
- Any suggestions for changes or additions?
- I would like to overclock the processor to a safe 4ghz (not sure how but I am sure I can figure it out) - Would my mobo and ram combo work doing this?
- Also I will be using a 3 year old samsung 600GB harddrive 7600 or 7800 RPM cant remember - would this bottleneck my video card and cpu?
- Also will my corsair 600 or 650 watt be good enough for future SLI?
If you suggest another mobo can you make sure it supports pci e 3.0 16x for the slots as I want to grab another gtx 680 down the line.
an Antec or Corsair water cooler for your CPU would be helpful for overclocking, I'd also think about a blue ray player/ recorder as you can pick one up for about $100. As far as the power supply if you're going to SLI 2 680's I would think your power supply would not be strong enough, also make sure your PS can even do SLI ,although I suppose you could always buy adapters. But if your not prepared to spend a couple hundred on a quality PS you can always wait and buy it later when you buy your other 680. Lastly you should note that you're going to sit on this build for a while because the 680's are impossible to keep in stock right now.
Technically a 750w psu will push two of those 680's in SLI but a 850w psu gives you a bit of headroom for over clocking, extra drives, fans, etc... This psu down below is manufactured by Seasonic as are all XFX psu's and the mid and upper tier Corsair psu's (TX/HX/AX).