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June 29, 2012 9:38:18 AM

Hello everyone, I wanted some details if my build will run every game I throw in. I don't expect 70 fps. 30-50 is enough. I researched alot about the build. The details about my build is it would be in 2-Way SLI. Well here's my build. Discuss and leave a comment if the hardware I picked up is not compatible with this one and so on. If you have any recommendation, please post here. Maybe about same price as of mine or lower. This will be a tight budget build which I expect to run better than other expensive cards.

GPU :2x EVGA GTX 550 Ti 1 GB FPB - $260 In All

Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU and Mobo : MSI Z77MA-G45 Micro ATX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 SLI and Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000- $325

Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

RAM : Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) - $44

Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case and PSU : Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower and Rosewill HIVE Series 750 Watts SLI READY - $110

Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HDD : Western Digital Caviar Green WD10EADS 1TB IntelliPower - $74

Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor : SAMSUNG 740N-BK Black 17" 8ms Off Lease LCD Monitor - $64

Link : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SLI Bridge : Nvidia 120mm Long SLI Flexible Bridge - $6

Link : http://www.amazon.com/Asus-08G160001240-Bridge-Connecto...

TOTAL COST : Components with HDD and Monitor - $899.91

Thanks.

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June 29, 2012 9:46:06 AM

Scrap the 2 550s and go with a single card, like a 6870 or the 480 Newegg has and drop the extra money into a better monitor that monitor is crap too.
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June 29, 2012 9:52:40 AM

I don't need a really nice monitor, just a monitor to be used when I'm going back home. I have a 32" inch monitor. 550 Ti performs much better in SLI rather than a single card, it even wipes out 6870 or 570 in gaming. Any more suggestions?
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June 29, 2012 10:00:32 AM

The 550 is a low end card. 2 bring it up a notch, maybe. A single card will have less issues with games due to SLI not being fully implemented in every single game out there. But to each their own :) 
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June 29, 2012 10:12:54 AM

It's kind of a mid range card, I saw alot of reviews about GTX 550 Ti 1 GB FPB in SLI from Newegg and Youtube, it has the performance of a GTX 570 in playing games like Metro 2033, Crysis 2, Battlefield 3 and lots of others. If I buy a single card, I'm buying the less of the same performance out of the price I can get out of SLI'ing. I know that not all games are SLI-compatible, but there are lots of mods in different games that can make it happened. Before I even come up with a decision, I first saw how this single card in SLI.

Here's a sample playing BF3 on ULTRA : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VojzxXzA3N4&feature=rela...

So any more suggestions besides the GPU and monitor? Like the sizing of GPU doesn't fit on my casing or stuff that relates about that.
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