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Does p67 support pci e

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March 31, 2012 8:11:31 AM

I wanted to build my own PC but I'm not too knowledgeable in this area. My budget is <$2500. I'm mainly going to use the PC for gaming on the alienware optx aw2310 3d ready monitor. I'd like to play games on highest settings and don't want to upgrade anything for another year atleast. I did some research and so far I decided on
G.SKILL Ripjaws series 2GB X3 (6B)

GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

GTX 570 X2 in SLI configuration (want only Nvidia graphics cards)

Intel i7 processor 2600k 3.4 GHz

I was wondering if you guys could help me for the rest? Thank you so much. This is my first time on this forum.

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a b Î Nvidia
March 31, 2012 8:34:08 AM

Yes P67 support PCI-E and SLI.

I don't recommend GTX 570 SLI, But I actually recommend single GTX 680 over that.

If you're only gaming, there is no need to go for i7. You can get cheaper i5-2500k's or i5-2550k's.
March 31, 2012 9:26:19 AM

Thank you. I'll look into that.

Is the rest of the build ok then?
And for the power supply, is it ok if I get a power supply which generates more power than I use, by about 100W?
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a b Î Nvidia
March 31, 2012 9:34:50 AM

Yes your rest of the build is OK :) 

It is OK to buy PSU which generates more power than you need by 100W, even I recommend it to be honest. There will be money increase, but it's OK and worth it. Because to have that extra 100W power, you can use that to overclock or to upgrade your parts to other higher end parts.

But it's a good idea to see what PSU are you getting, because you should be very careful when selecting PSU. Not popular brands of PSU might have written '1000W' while they can only provide 300W and takes 1000W from your wall.
March 31, 2012 9:42:33 AM

Thanks alot. Just last two questions:

Is the GTX 680 capable (with the build above mentioned) of playing modern games on ultra graphics, if not, what should I improve?

Can you please recommend a cooling unit for me as there are so many to choose from?

Thanks for your help!

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a b Î Nvidia
March 31, 2012 11:47:27 AM

You haven't told me what PSU you'll get. Just good luck to you.

Yes GTX 680 will be fine on 1920x1080 Ultra settings. And what cooling Unit you mean? CPU cooler? You can get this, it's cheap and it's very good.

But there is cooler much better than this. But it's expensive. Like these:

and many more

for gpu, reference cooler seem to be ok.
March 31, 2012 1:01:48 PM

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