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First time full-build, good to go for future 2-way SLI?

Enclavet

62 months ago

Looking to SLI two beefier cards in the future and having the option to overclock is nice though I won't be doing it for now.

Hopefully nothing is too overboard.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.00 @ Canada Computers
Motherboard Asus Z97-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $134.99 @ Canada Computers
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $182.99 @ Canada Computers
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $169.00 @ Canada Computers
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) -
Monitor Asus VE278H 27.0" Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $0.00
Other Gaming Series™ GS600 — 80 PLUS® Certified Power Supply Purchased
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $895.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-01 21:58 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, you will probably be ok to SLI on that PSU. But how old is it? It says purchased so I'm assuming you already have it.

300W for the GPUs and 100W for CPU +more for mobo and HDD and fans... It's getting a little close to 600W, but it should be good.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The PSU is a couple of years old I think. I figured by the time I'll try using SLI might be time for a new one.

I don't really know the reputations of manufacturers these days. Anything overpriced? Should I grab a CPU cooler while I'm at it?

Just looking to do some gaming, streaming, recording for now maybe animate and render 3D later.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, 16gb ram is a little much for gaming, but you might need it for rendering later. I have 8gb and CAD doesn't slow me down at all. But the more the merrier.

A CPU cooler is a good idea, the CM Hyper 212 Evo is a really good air cooler at a very good price, so you could add it if you want to make use of that K series CPU and OC a little bit.

The only thing that you need to change are those case fans. The SP in their name means Static Pressure. That is for pushing air through tight spaces like CPU cooler radiators. The ones you want for your case are called AF120 (Air-Flow). They will work much better to push air through your whole case. You can use the SP120 ones if you buy a CPU cooler.

If you upgrade PSU when you do SLI, Corsair is still a great company. EVGA also has some good PSUs now. 700W would be a safe number for SLI. But I think you will be ok with yours for another year.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for letting me know about the fans!

TBH I don't remember what type they were, just picked a corsair two pack with a familiar name. I'll check when I build and see if they're SP.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Info on the PSU http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023

Hopefully it'll be alright with the build.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Final list woo! I'll be hurting my wallet tonight so check it out guys and tell me what you think. Am I cheaping out on my PSU with an old non modular bronze type?

Changed ram as I found a 2133 kit at cl 9 for about the same price. Wanted this to last me a few years so changed mobo to accommodate the cpu to match its worth although I'm debating between the hero or the z97-pro wifi.

Also switched from Samsung 840 to Intel 730 to grab a better sale.

Running everything stock.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $329.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $214.99 @ DirectCanada
Memory G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $189.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Intel 730 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $138.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Canada Computers
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Antec P280 ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Monitor Asus VE278H 27.0" Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans Purchased For $0.00
Other Gaming Series™ GS600 — 80 PLUS® Certified Power Supply Purchased
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $953.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-03 20:26 EST-0500
  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Well, there really wasn't anything wrong with the first board you had, unless you wanted to run more than 4 SATA3's. A board's a board, IMO.

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