I'm just wondering if this set up will be compatible with all the other components and if I'm missing anything really important.
Only thing I can think of is an aftermarket cooler for the CPU but the case has 4 pretty good sized fans.
Case- NZXT Phantom
Hard Drive- 2TB Hitachi GST Deskstar
Video Card- EVGA Geforce GTX 660i
Power- 850 Cooler Master (thinking of going 950 for adding another video card at a later date)
Ram- 16G G.Skill Ripjaws
Motherboard- ASUS P8Z77-V LK LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
CPU-Intel i7 3770k Ivy bridge
SSD- Corsair 120G
I was going to be running fraps/games/streaming all at the same time. I was going to get the i7 because I'm kinda going for a future proof "perfect" build and the only real upgrade ill need in the next few years would be an extra graphics card.
(thats what I'm thinking anyway)
Would the 850w work after SLI the 670's? I'm still wondering about graphics cards (7870's vs 660ti's?)
Thank you guys for your quick response. Appreciate the knowledge you guys are sending my way.
Only reason I was going 850 was because I was trying to build my computer on ibuypower and it said for the SLi 7850's I would need an 850w power supply. If I shouldn't go for the i7 because it's just an i5 with hyper threading should I go with the AMD 8core since I'll be multi tasking so much with it?
Is this motherboard going to work or is there a better one I should be looking at? I'm not like super into the best brands but all the ones on the high end comp lists were the ASRock and Z77's. I took your guys advice on changing the power supply and SSD to better quality ones.
Also off topic question. A Dual monitor set up is more based on your video cards for efficiency and quality right? Or is it something else?