I've been tearing my hair out with what gpu / mobo to get. I hope you guys can help me.
Here's my Current 'Planned' Setup.
CPU: Intel i7 3770k Mobo: ASUS Maximus V Formula RAM: G.Skill Ares G.Skill Ares F3-2133C11Q (2133mhz 11-11-11-30 2N) Graphics: 2x MSI GTX 660ti Power Edition SSD: Sandisk Extreme 240GB HDD: 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm PSU: Corsair TX-850M Cooler: Corsair H100i Case: Corsair Carbide 500r Optical: Samsung DVDRW Drive.
Total price is $2233 AUD (Australian Dollars).
My budget is between $2200-$2400.
So far i've gone back/forward on so many setups it's not funny.
I've gone from 1 670 to 1 680 to 2 670s to 1 7970 matrix now to 2 660ti's and it's really confusing me.
My primary purpose is to build a high end gaming system that will run everything out there at Ultra 1920x1080 60FPS or more.
It has to be strong all through 2013 and until the Maxwell architecture comes out in 2014.
So help me out here, PLEASE give me decent specs for a system that's within the $2200-2400 range that can play games on Ultra and then hold it's position through 2013. (games wise i'm mainly talking Bf3, Crysis 2, GTA V(2013), SimCity(2013), BF4(2013???).
RAM: G.Skill Ares G.Skill Ares F3-2133C11Q (2133mhz 11-11-11-30 2N)
this is waste of money, believe me you need DDR3-1600 from corsair(recommended) or gskill
Graphics: 2x MSI GTX 660ti Power Edition
GTX 660 Ti sli will be bottlenecked by its own 192bit bus. you need GTX 670 for SLI or you can go cheap by crossfire two 7870. but i bet you already what is the consequence of using xfire/sli. you will face microstuttering. i think you need to choose BEST single GFX atm and add them later in the future for sli
SSD: Sandisk Extreme 240GB
if the price is close, consider choosing trsuted brand : intel, samsung, crucial M4, OCZ vertex 3/4
PSU: Corsair TX-850M
You will need 750 PSU you can save money
otherwise, it is good build, you know what you will buy
I'd +1 Mr Downtown's second built - if you're wanting 60fps at 1080p AA and max, you really will need a dual-GPU setup. A single GTX670 will handle Far Cry 3 at those settings (most demanding game I'm aware of) but in the 30s. You'll need a second to reach 60.