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First $800 SLI Build

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December 27, 2012 7:08:03 PM

Here is my build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Biostar TZ77XE3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 160GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($39.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 550 Ti 1GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Raidmax 530W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $712.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 16:23 EST-0500)

Any comments/questions would be greatly appreciated; this is my first build. I might just need a link to another SLI build forum. THX!

My main concerns are:
-Would it be better just to get a $220 660 and lose the SLI.
-also are there better cards for SLI in the same price range
-do i need a cooler even though im not overclocking
-i feel like there might be a cheaper compatable mobo out there

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December 27, 2012 7:19:01 PM

`.Yes, I have read some articles and It would be more effective to get one 660ti then 2 55oTi's. :) 

2.You might go with 560ti's sli they are ok cards and run most modern games on high/medium at 60 fps.

3.You dont "need" it but dont risk it just go with a coolermaster hyper 212 evo

4. Give this a read http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/311290-30-bridge-supp...

5. I dont think you would need a 550w but to make sure the Corsair CX600 is quite cheap and reliable- My own PSU is a CX600

If you dont mind ill rebuild your PC with some minor adjustments :) 
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December 27, 2012 7:33:08 PM

Don't go SLI unless your budget is at $1500+.
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December 27, 2012 7:33:24 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($31.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Merc Beta (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($65.48 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $720.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)


All compatible, SLI ready mobo and psu for 660ti...
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December 27, 2012 7:34:37 PM

Thanks guys!
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