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Judge/improve gaming build. Need psu, ssd, monitor

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October 5, 2012 8:51:46 AM

EDIT: I also need a good heatsink/fan. Some games I will be paying are BF3, GTA, Watch Dogs.

Hello, I just wanted to get your opinion and possible improvements on a build I've been working on. I'm looking for a 100gb+ ssd and a good 600ish watt power supply.

I'm trying to keep this build under or around $2000 (Canadian) and I'm currently at $1500. The price doesn't include the monitor or any peripherals. I would prefer you used newegg.ca if you're going to link sites.

I'm still saving up money for it so feel free to suggest something a bit pricey if it will drop in price in 1-2 months.

What I have so far is..

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Blu-ray Burner
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

WD Blue 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgra...

Couple questions.

Should I get windows 7 ultimate or professional or is it a waste of money?
How much fps can I get if upgraded to 2 gtx 670s and would it be better to just got with a better graphics card.
October 5, 2012 9:36:47 AM

you should use a Z77 board. other Canadian sites are better on shipping than newegg.ca, and in any case, you should be able to do triple-screen gaming for $1500

heres a $2000 pc including 2x 670 in SLI, windows, an ssd, and 3 monitors:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.03 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($126.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.49 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: OCZ Agility 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($74.99 @ Canada Computers)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.79 @ DirectCanada)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($64.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.97 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.00 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.00 @ DirectCanada)
Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor ($129.00 @ DirectCanada)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Computer Valley)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-201 Wired Standard Keyboard ($5.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Mouse: Rosewill RM-2400L Wired Laser Mouse ($9.99 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1953.78
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
October 5, 2012 11:24:33 AM

Thanks for helping me and showing me some good sites.

BTW. Any suggestions for a cheap graphics card? Our family computer's graphic card is pretty old and crappy so I thought I'd buy a new one for it. I'm not looking for anything crazy, a $50 card would be more than enough.
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October 5, 2012 1:17:26 PM

in that price range, HD 6670 DDR3
October 5, 2012 1:20:25 PM

Though if you can afford to spend more, a HD7750 is a good option. Its enough for low-end gaming and doesnt require any power connectors, so it will run on almost any PSU.
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