Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Can I 2 Way SLI?

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 10, 2013 10:32:50 PM

Hi I am think about getting this build

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.5 Ghz = $322.28
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096 MB GPU = $559.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth Z77 = $239.99
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series Black 800D Full Tower = $254.99
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus = $24.98
Thermal Paste: Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste = $8.35
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM = $81.88
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition = $23.99
PSU: Antec High Current Pro 850 Watt 80 PLUS GOLD Modular PSU = $179.71
DVD-RW: Asus DRW-24B3LT 24x Internal DVD-RW Drive = $59.95
SSD: Crucial v4 128GB SSD = $89.99
HDD: WD Green Desktop 2TB Hard Drive = $107.98
OS: WIN 7 Home Premuim SP1 64 Bit = $89.98

Total: $2084.06

I was wondering if it was possible to SLI Configure a 4GB EVGA GeForce GTX 680? I will have enough power, I just want to know if the motherboard would allow it (Im abit new to PC building and also how would I do it?.) If not I will probably get a 690.

Thanks

More about : sli

January 10, 2013 10:40:32 PM

That mobo supports SLI.
Although, you have parts that are overpriced, like the antec current gamer psu and the z77 mobo, also a 670 FTW 4GB is a better value, also change the ssd for the crucial m4, you'll want the m4 not the v4, the m4 is better.
But it's your build, and if the question is only about SLI, then like i said it supports it.
m
0
l
January 10, 2013 10:50:55 PM

djangoringo said:
That mobo supports SLI.
Although, you have parts that are overpriced, like the antec current gamer psu and the z77 mobo, also a 670 FTW 4GB is a better value, also change the ssd for the crucial m4, you'll want the m4 not the v4, the m4 is better.
But it's your build, and if the question is only about SLI, then like i said it supports it.


What would you suggest I changed the motherboard to?
m
0
l
Related resources
January 10, 2013 11:03:59 PM

I agree if your going to do SLI go for the GTX670 you'll get better value. I'd probably say go for the i5-3570K its a great gaming chip and put the money towards your 2nd GTX670. I'd go for the Samsung 840 Pro SSD it's fast and has a better controller, and I'd go for a blue or black WD 2tb not a green. Your spending all this money on performance why use a slow hard drive.

Finially, GOD BLESS YOU BUDDY!! We need more gamers dropping this kind of cash on builds!
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 1:22:55 AM

Ok, so I am think of this

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K = $233.79
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096 MB GPU = $559.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 = $151.99
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series Black 800D Full Tower = $254.99
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus = $24.98
Thermal Paste: Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste = $8.35
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM = $81.88
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition = $23.99
PSU: Antec High Current Pro 850 Watt 80 PLUS GOLD Modular PSU = $179.71
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3LT 24x Internal DVD-RW Drive = $59.95
SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 128GB SSD = $138.99
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3 TB = $139.67
OS: WIN 7 Home Premuim SP1 64 Bit = $89.98

Total: $1988.26

I will be sticking with a single 680 for now, but when there are more graphics intense games out there I will be adding another 680. So does everything look right good?
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 1:25:58 AM

Add any more fans :) ?
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 1:33:22 AM

Thermal Paste: Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound Paste = $8.35

You don't need that, the one that comes with the hyper 212 evo is enough.
You just need 8GB for now, for gaming it's plenty, just get 2x4GB for now, when the time comes add another 2x8GB.
Also there're plenty of cheaper, psus with 750w-850w for a SLI setup:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-caps...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-hx750
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bnlg...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cmpsu...
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 1:59:13 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K = $233.79
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 FTW 4096 MB GPU = $559.99
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 = $151.99
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series Black 800D Full Tower = $254.99
CPU Fan: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus = $24.98
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM = $44.99
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition = $23.99
PSU: Raidmax 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified = $103.98
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B3LT 24x Internal DVD-RW Drive = $59.95
SSD: Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 128GB SSD = $138.99
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3 TB = $139.67
OS: WIN 7 Home Premuim SP1 64 Bit = $89.98

Total: $1867.29

Thats what I have come up with. Changed RAM, Took away thermal paste and I have added a new PSU. Is that compatible with a 2-Way SLI? How do you tell?
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 2:22:46 AM

If you want to, it's also good.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 2:33:49 AM

I just want to find out 1 last thing :) 

Does the motherboard have a spot where you can plug in an Ethernet cable? Also, do you know a video on youtube which will tell you how to install a WiFi Card? I would like to add one in there. I just need that answered then im done.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 2:37:51 AM

why spend that much on a single 680? for just a little more you can get 2 670's.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 2:39:23 AM

jonjonjon said:
why spend that much on a single 680? for just a little more you can get 2 670's.


In 2-3 years I will be getting it SLI'd, If there is any better I will upgrade
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 2:44:18 AM

that still does explain why you would want to get a ridiculously expensive 680. what resolution are you going to be using?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($86.13 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1758.95
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-10 23:42 EST-0500)
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 2:56:59 AM

What would be a FPS difference on a 2-Way SLI 670 FTW 4GB vs. a 2-Way SLI 680 FTW 4GB on Battlefield 3?
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:03:24 AM

He's asking two 670 vs two 680 gtx, both are overkill for 1080p.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:05:23 AM

but he isn't buying 2 680's he is only getting 1. im confused. either ways its like 10 FPS.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:10:09 AM

Monitor Res. 1920x1080
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:10:44 AM

Get the 670 GTX FTW 4GB :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.71 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1434.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Notes: get the crucial ballistix it has a combo, and it's lower voltage, meaning it's good for overclocking the ram.
You can change the psu for another, but it's one of those in my list, fully modular.
Also do you need a bluray drive ?...cause a dvd drive is plenty, get an asus dvd drive, if you don't plan to use the bluray : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:12:28 AM

From that, I will get a Corsair 800D, and Change that 2TB HDD, to a Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM 3 TB
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:13:18 AM

what you should really do get 2 more monitors so you can use 3 monitors and then sli 2 670's.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:14:30 AM

3TB thats a lot of storage. i don't think i could use 3TB if i tried. maybe i could download half the torrents on piratebay.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:18:25 AM

jonjonjon said:
3TB thats a lot of storage. i don't think i could use 3TB if i tried. maybe i could download half the torrents on piratebay.


I have alot of games and I also do some recordings so I like to have alot of space. I already have 2 monitors, so I guess I could get another one and use the 3 of them.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:20:56 AM

What are the monitors ?
You can get one now and two cards, or latter one card and one monitor.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:22:56 AM

djangoringo said:
What are the monitors ?
You can get one now and two cards, or latter one card and one monitor.

I have 2x BenQ GW2450
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:24:41 AM

battlefield with 3 monitors is fun. get another and run 3 monitors.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:25:09 AM

It fits for your initial budget :


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ GW2450 24.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1975.79
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

But with the dvd drive, there's space for the samsung 840 pro.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:30:26 AM

its sold out at newegg and amazon but best buy has it.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:33:23 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.71 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($149.93 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Series AX 850 Watt ($144.49 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $1590

That's what I shall get now. Later on, I will get another monitor and another video card.
m
0
l

Best solution

January 11, 2013 3:36:55 AM

Do you really need the bluray drive ?
You can get a dvd drive, it's cheaper, if you don't plan to use bluray disc movies.
Also the psu is a lot expensive like i said 750w from that list is plenty.

Also some tweaks for cheaper price : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/wYWn

It's lower than the build you had, even with the monitor in another place.
Also there's a good case for less : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-cc9011016ww

From corsair.

And good luck with your build.
Share
January 11, 2013 3:45:35 AM

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($151.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.71 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 800D Full Tower Case ($254.99)
Power Supply: Rosewill Hive 750W ($144.49 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 ($18.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)

Total: $1599.59

I think I am done. I made it a Full Tower Case just because I wanted it. Thank you guys for helping me save nearly $500. :)  If there anything else the could be done, please let me know.
m
0
l
January 11, 2013 3:49:38 AM

Best answer selected by RyanHooli.
m
0
l
!