Planning on ordering a new gaming pc in the near future (in about 1 week).
As mentioned my budget will be approximately €650.
I live in the Netherlands so I would prefer you to search parts on www.tweakers.net or www.azerty.nl www.newegg.com wouldn't be a pain in the ass either; I can search the parts on Dutch sites.
I was first looking at the AsRock Z77 Pro 3, but I read some bad reviews about it and it lacks SLI. Would be great to have it, so I can upgrade my system with another GTX 560 Ti and double performance; a great way to invest in the future, right?
Would my PSU be powerfull enough for both the normal and SLI setting?
I am not experienced in overclocking, but I might actually perform it with this new system. At last my screen resolution is 1280x1024, but it will be 1920x1080 by christmas.
Parts that are not needed are: hard drives, dvd drive, sound card, all plug-in devices and computer case (using a modded old tower case)
Ah okay, now I understand. Well, if I would do SLI, I'd probably do that in like 2 years from now, so I guess I'll save the money for a more expensive PSU now and pay that extra when I actually do SLI in 2 years.
I made up my mind about the intel i5 3750k. I will go with the i5 3450 after all, because it can be overclocked in the turbo boost technology, up to like 4 ghz. So it will not be a massive overclock, but it will help a bit and I cannot spend more than that €650.