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February 12, 2013 1:29:04 PM

I plan on developing games but need a decent computer for under $1500 dollars. I was wondering if this build will be good enough.

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Processor: Intel i7 3770k
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Ram: 16 GB 2x8gb Corsair Vengance PC3-12800 DDR3 1600MHZ
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

GPU:2xEVGA Geforce GTX 660 2gb Superclocked Sli
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Optical Drive: L49-8020 OEM SATA
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

HDD: Toshiba 1tb Hard drive SATA
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

SDD: Intel 60gb SATA 3(6gb/s)
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

PSU: C13-2852 Corsair GS800 GS Series 800W 80 Plus Bronze
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

OS: Windows 7 home Premium 64bit
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CASE: C283-2094 Cooler Master HAF Mid Tower
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

if anything is incompatible or if there is better hardware withing my price range i would appreciate the info thanks.


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February 12, 2013 1:33:12 PM

those parts are all compatible :)  but you need improvement here

60 ssd is too small, trust me :)  OS partition will grown pretty fast with update/cache. make sure u dont fill sdd more than 80% its capacity

single powerful GPU is better than SLI. it is correct 2x660 will outperform 670, but it will bring more problems too, which i believe u dont want to deal with
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February 12, 2013 1:36:15 PM

thanks for the advice I've been debating on that for a while now. What kind of problems will there be if I go with the 660 sli?
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February 12, 2013 1:42:59 PM

>microstuttering
>i have seen some ppl in this forum claimed that their 660 sli performs worse. and we have no idea why
>more powerdraw
>some games dont utilize SLI
>and 2x660 actually has 2GB and 192-bit usable
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February 12, 2013 1:43:27 PM

If you don't plan to overclock, you can go with this build. Not sure if you absolutely have to order only from TigerDirect. If you live near a MicroCenter, you can get the 3770k for @229.99 and $40 off select motherboards.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($289.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($132.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.72 @ Amazon)
Storage: A-Data S510 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($259.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill Line Glow ATX Mid Tower Case ($52.00 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Masscool FDVB12025L1L 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Masscool FDVB12025L1L 52.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1458.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-12 10:42 EST-0500)
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February 12, 2013 1:50:47 PM

thanks for the info. I haven't decided on overclocking yet but I want the option to be there if I ever do want to. as for the Graphics cards I'll probably go with the 670 instead.
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