Hard Drive: Sandisk 2.5" 128GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) (84.99 @ MacMall)
Case: APEVIA X-SUPRA G-Type X-SUPRAG-BL Black / Blue SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (52.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: I need your help finding one that will support sli with all this and another 660 ti! trying to stay at $75
I am going to be gaming on this at 1920x1080 resolution and using it to do every day things such as college work and regular browsing. i play everything from skyrim and wow to cod and bf3, all at max settings. please advise me on a psu and any other info that pops into your head! thanks!
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Hi, if you can pick that i5-3570k in a microcenter store, get the MSI Z77A-G41 for 40$ combo or ASUS P8Z77-V LK for 80$ combo.
That ram is rated at 1.65v, it's not recommended for ivybridge, get lower voltage ram : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/mushkin-memory-996995
i really wanted to go with 1600 mhz ram, i want a case with a clear side panel, the one i chose has tons of great reviews and looks cool, and i figured i needed a 700w to future proof myself for sli and stuff, dont think i wanted to drop to 550w, how do those mobo's compare to the asrock z77 extreme4?
Hi, the mushkin ram is 1600 mhz, there's several out there rated at those speeds with 1.5v.
The Asus board has the same specs, it's sli ready too, you can pick that Asus for 80$, the Asrock for 90$ on microcenter, so it's cheaper getting the asus.
As for the psu, if you want to do a SLI setup, the xfx 650w will do for it : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1650snlb...