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Is this a good 1500 dollar gaming rig?

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September 25, 2012 10:00:24 PM

i will be buying in late december or early january, and i might do sli in march or april. i do need windows and a monitor.
here it is: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ixgd
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September 25, 2012 10:03:34 PM

Don't get Seagate. Ton of failures. Get WD. That SSD is a bit expensive. Get a Crucial M4 or Samsung 830. Also, if you're running at 1080p, SLI is unnecessary. So, I'd get a 650w PSU.
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September 25, 2012 10:06:59 PM

the reason i might sli is because i want it to play games on atleast medium for 2+ years. would a ocz vertex 4 120gb be ok for an ssd? i think its on sale for like 80 bucks at the store im buying from
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September 25, 2012 10:14:29 PM

You don't want that RAM with those tall cake cutter heat spreaders unless you plan on using them for a hair comb. The serve no purpose other than to impede any decent sized cpu h/s. Also no need for an 850w psu for two of those cards in SLI. 750w gives you plenty of headroom. And if this is a gaming PC then go big on the SSD seeing how it's in your budget. SSD's are dropping in price just about every other week now so by the time you purchase they should be even cheaper.


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a b 4 Gaming
September 25, 2012 10:17:09 PM

Playing on med. for 2 years just needs a 7970 or 670. It's better to get a highend/midrange card and get a newer, next-gen card using the money you would have saved from not getting a multi-GPU setup.
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September 25, 2012 10:17:22 PM

That PSU is overkill.

And newer and/or cheaper parts will be out by then, so just wait until you're 1-2 weeks out from buying.
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October 6, 2012 8:29:34 PM

Best answer selected by computernoob29.
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