Two builds need help deciding Tags: New Build Corsair Samsung Systems Product Last response: May 15, 2012 1:18 PM in Systems Share sheenygod 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? More about : builds deciding jerreddredd 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. m 0 l nhasian 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed help deciding between two gaming pc builds Forum First Two Builds - Need Help Deciding and Advice Forum I need help with deciding which two different future builds to pick Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two laptops due to the CPU (i5 + GTX860) vs (i7 + GTX850) Forum Help Deciding Between Two Possible Builds Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between these two laptops Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two graphic cards Forum Solved2 Builds, I need help deciding on which one, and/or if can be improved... Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between these two PSU's Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two Lenovo laptops Forum SolvedI need help with two builds with two different budgets Forum SolvedNeed help deciding between two video cards. Forum Help me decide between two builds Forum Need help deciding between two monitors. Forum Ordering a system Monday, need help deciding between these two Forum SolvedStuck deciding between two builds Forum Help decide between two builds. Forum Need help deciding between these two GPU's Forum Two potential Rigs, one budget, REALLY need help deciding. Forum need help deciding between two cpu's Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !