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850$ Ivy/Nivida build

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September 16, 2012 4:16:05 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week

Budget Range: 850$

System Usage from Most to Least important: Gaming.

Are you buying a monitor: 23 to 24 preferably.

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.:

Location: City, State/Region, Country - USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (e.g.: i5 3570k, 660 Video card.)

Overclocking: Yes.

SLI or Crossfire: SLI when chrismas rolls around.

Preferably 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Building a friend a rig so he can screw around with me on the internets. I want to throw another 660 in his system when he gets the money. What do you guys think?

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September 16, 2012 4:27:48 PM

should be doable

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($215.98 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($115.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Pareema 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($37.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Hitachi 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($35.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill R218-P-BK ATX Mid Tower Case ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus ML228H 21.5" Monitor ($99.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $831.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-16 12:27 EDT-0400)
September 16, 2012 5:38:16 PM

Looks good. But it seems a bit questionable that 500w is decent enough for a SLI and a decent OC. Each card will take about 150w each and the ivy I'm not entirely sure. What are your thoughts?

Also if you could recommend speakers/headset that would be nice. :D 
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September 16, 2012 5:47:38 PM

Best answer selected by Jeffdom55.
September 16, 2012 8:42:08 PM

the 500W has 34 amps on he 12v rail, should be enough for two 660s and a safe overclock, but will be a little tight. you could step up to the Corsair 600W or the Seasonic 520W (which has 40 amps on the 12v rail)