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My new Rig- few questions

I was thinking about getting a new rig, and was wondering if now is a good time to buy or maybe i should hold off longer, the specs i was looking at buying were as below. I recently bought a new GTX 670 for my current pc and it has not increased performance at all and was wondering if when i buy my new pc it was worth buying a 2nd GTX 670 and running 2 x GTX 670's SLI or should i go with a single card setup and just get a 680. i also wanna future proof my pc so that it can last hopefully 3 years for high end gaming, i was thinking i should probably get a 240GB SSD as they seem to fill up fast.


SSD Intel SSD 520 SATA3 120GB $158
CPU i7-3930K $595
HDDS Seagate SATA3 2TB x2 $109 + $109
MOTHERBOARD Sabertooth-X79 $368
RAM 8G Kit 2400 G.Skill Ripjaws-Z $105
RAM 8G Kit 2400 G.Skill Ripjaws-Z $105
GRAPHICS CARD 2G GTX 680 Gigabyte $625
DVDRW SATA Samsung Pioneer 220 $24
MONITOR 27” 2ms BENQ GL2750HM $282
POWERSUPPLY Antec HCG 900 $149
CASE Antec Dark Fleet DF-35 $117
COOLING Liquid Cooler Antec Kuhler H2O 920 $128

$2874 + 10% GST

Im not sure on the power requirements for 2 x GTX 670s would i need a bigger psu than 900?


I am playing mainly playing MMO games which are usually CPU orientated but i do play FPS as well, i do know that thunderbolt is out and on the Socket 1155 motherboards but i have not seen it on the 2011 socket motherboards.
Any advice on my build and choices would be appreciated.
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  1. which 670 did you get. ill get a rig for 1500-1600 that can perform equally as well and get a 670 that matches the one you got
  2. i got the gigabyte gtx 670 with the windforce on it, ill be overclocking my machine my prices are in australian dollars too if thats much difference
  3. oh ok. good choice

    http://pcpartpicker.com/au/p/ebot

    you dont need another gpu if you are just playing MMOs. a 670 will max out all games at 1080p (except the witcher 2 with uber sampling)
  4. how big a power supply would i need to run the above specs and 2 x GTX 680s
  5. You don't have a high res monitor to go with SLI. Stick with one 670.
  6. Best answer
    For a gaming rig (with a focus on MMO's no less), that is very overkill. X79 is very expensive and uneeded, 900W supply for a single card, 16GB of RAM and a GTX680 is way too much.
    That GTX670 you already have will be just fine for maxing out modern games at 1080p.

    Here's a much more realistic gaming build, with potential for overclocking and dual cards.

    CPU: i5-3570k. $239
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_346_1184&products_id=20138

    RAM: G.Skill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600mhz 1.5v. $55
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_912&products_id=19632

    Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme4. $155
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_711_1183&products_id=19867

    PSU: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W, 80+ Silver and Fully modular. $149
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=15350

    CPU Cooler: CM 212 EVO. $36
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_845&products_id=18670

    SSD: OCZ Vertex 4 128GG. $135
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_903&products_id=19985
    You may want bigger if you have an extensive games library or want to put the MMO's on there.

    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM. $90
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19747
    Or the 2TB model if you need it.
    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=19554

    Case choice is largely personal, as you have to like the look of it. Anything from Corsair or the Coolermaster HAF series is guaranteed to be good. But if another catches your eye, just make sure to research it first. For purposes of the total, I'l assume the case costs $150.

    Total: $1009
  7. if i want to run 2 x gtx 670s how much a PSU would i need?
  8. 750W.
  9. Best answer selected by Fyne.
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