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Two builds need help deciding

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May 15, 2012 5:01:42 AM

First build is

NZXT Phantom Full Tower

Asus Sabertooth x79

EVGA GTX 580

Corsair AX850

i7 3930k

Samsung 830 64gb SSD

Corsair vengeance 2x4gb ram

Samsung spinpoint F3 1tb HDD

Sony opticar DVD burner

Windows 7

Coolermaster 212+

Price: $2,172.89

Second build is:

NZXT Phantom Full Tower

Asus Sabertooth x77

EVGA GTX 580 x2 SLI

Corsair AX850

i7 2600k

Samsung 830 64gb SSD

Corsair vengeance 2x4gb ram

Samsung spinpoint F3 1tb HDD

Sony opticar DVD burner

Price $2,152.89


Will mostly be used for gaming on high settings.

I also will need a monitor to upgrade to (right now ill be connecting it to my HDTV) but im not sure what a good monitor is, and is the 850w PSU enough for 2x gtx 580's?

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May 15, 2012 10:20:46 AM

if its a new build look at GTX 680/670/690 instead of the 580.. more performance, less power and heat.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...

x79 vs z77 and sandy vs Sandy E and you left out IVY?
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmar...

for a new Gaming build, I would go with Z77 and Ivy (i7 3770K) for the PCIe 3.0 in conjuction with the GTX 690/680/670 GPU's and there isn't much of a price premium over Sandy. Sandy-E is just too much $ for gaming with no real return.




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May 15, 2012 1:18:36 PM

I agree with jerreddredd. I would have just thumbs up his post but I cant seem to find the button to do that.... anyway, yes go with the Ivy Bridge
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