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Decent build?

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June 9, 2012 11:00:49 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week.

Budget Range: $1800 ( flexible )

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, music, movies,


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing)
I am Getting my parts From www.memoryexpress.com

Country: canada

Parts Preferences: All the parts i selected, i prefer that company but i am open to suggestions.

Overclocking: Maybe, i doubt it, depends if i am satisfied with my Graphics card(s)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, Trying to decide whether i want 1 card with dual DVI or 2 separate cards,
Either Way I will have 2 monitors ( suggestions as to why i should pick either would be very helpful )

Heres my build. Please Let me know if it will work( I'm sure it will, just want another opinion )
One thing im worried about is if my Motherboard, psu etc will fit in the case i want? i checked the dimensions but once again id like another opinion.

Antec Nine Hundred Advanced Gamer Case
$119.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX14869
Intel Core™ i5-3570K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 6MB Cache
$239.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX39008
Asus P8Z77-V PRO w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, WiFi, SLI / 3-Way CrossFireX
$234.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38188
Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (2 x 4GB), Cerulean Blue
$59.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35115
Western Digital 1TB Caviar Blue7200rpm SATA III w/ 32MB Cache
$89.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32840
Samsung SH-222AB 22x DVD-Writer SATA, Black, Retail
$22.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36046
eVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores Classified Ultra 1280MB PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, Mini HDMI
$299.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX36987
Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 Power Supply
$134.99
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32588

price comes to 1442.89 (with keyboard, mouse and OS )
I am flexible on the Graphic card/price.
the Other graphics card that i was looking at is
HD7770 DirectCU Radeon HD 7770 1GB PCI-E w/ DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort
139.99x2
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX37871
If i got 2 of them, will it run better then the GEforce GTX 560? i know its only 1.2gbs to share between the 2 monitors, and 1 HD7770 one on one isnt better then the GTX 560, but with 2 HD7770 connected to 1 monitor it will have better end results, correct?

thanks for your help!

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June 10, 2012 12:10:48 AM

thnx for any help
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June 10, 2012 12:35:47 AM

I'd get a much cheaper motherboard unless you plan on using every feature on that board, a Radeon 7850 instead of a GTX 560 TI 448 core (faster, much lower power usage, more VRAM capacity, and cheaper), a cheaper PSU (but still a Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic brand PSU), and yes, Radeon 7770 2GB Crossfire is better than a GTX 560 TI 448 core by a very large margin.

Two of these 7770s would be needed if you want to go 7770 CF:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The 1GB 7770s don't have enough VRAM for this. CF doesn't combine the VRAM capacity of multiple GPUs, so two 1GB 7770s in CF still only get 1GB of VRAM accessible to each GPU. CF lets each card do an entire frame and interleave which one does each frame, not each card work on one monitor. Basically, one card will draw a frame for all monitors, and then another card will draw the next frame. They take turns doing the full job.

It's faster than a single 7850, but it's also more expensive and has inferior upgrading potential. If you have two 1080p monitors, then the 7850 would not be fast enough for both monitors. You could also consider the GTX 670 for this and it would be considerably faster than 7770 2GB Crossfire (unless you overclock because 7770s can overclock a little better than most GTX 670s can), but a lot more expensive.
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