I want to build a new gaming PC, and I already have a GTX 460 from my previous computer. I'd really like to reuse my GTX460, which I think is still a good graphic card, and I'm thinking of buying another one to use in SLI.
I have chosen a few components and I'd like to be sure that everything is compatible. Also if you have some advice for better components of the same price, don't hesitate to comment!
Approximate Purchase Date: This month or the next one Budget Range: £800-£900 System Usage: Gaming and programming Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS Preferred Website for Parts: none so far... Country: England Overclocking: probably a little SLI: yes Monitor Resolution: 1920*1080
Details: case: Antec 1100 (I'd like something smaller than 900 and 1200, which seem huge, but is it cool enough? and what about the noise?) PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 (or 850) motherboard: Asus Maximus V GENE (it's a mATX, so the 2 GTX will be very close to each others, is that a problem?) CPU: i5 3750K (or i5 2500K) GPU: SLI GTX 460 (is it just me or are they becoming rare?) RAM: 8 Gb DDR3 1600Mhz (any advice?) SSD: OCZ Agility 120Gb HD: Western Digital 1To DVD reader: (can I do without one?)
My main concerns are on the case, PSU and motherboard because I don't have much experience with them. But I'd like them to be reusable when the other components will grow old.
For RAM, its hard to go wrong if you stick with the better brands, Corsair, GSKILL, PNY, Samsung, Kingston, etc.
DVD reader, yes you can go without one, so long as you understand that you can't install software on DVD media (including Windows7) without one. Not a major inconvenience as far as Windows7 since you can purchase an iso download and install it from a bootable USB drive. DVD/CD burners are only $20USD or so nowadays, its not like they're a budget breaker.