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May 15, 2012 11:02:13 AM

I want to build a new gaming PC, and I already have a GTX 460 from my previous computer. (it's a Gigabyte OC 1Gb) 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

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.
Thank you.

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May 15, 2012 1:13:32 PM

the Antec 1100 is a beast. it fix an XL-ATX MB. I would not put a mATX motherboard in there. you will be limiting yourself. at least get a standard sized MB so you dont have any issues with SLI or future upgradability.
May 16, 2012 10:37:33 AM

Thank you for your reply, what do you think of this motherboard instead: Gigabyte Z77X-D3H Intel Z77 (Socket 1155) DDR3 Motherboard
Also, do you know if the Antec 1100 is very noisy?