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It's a pretty decent build but IDK why he'd want to SLI down the road? The GTX 650 Ti Boost is a mid range card, if he wants to have more power in the future he'd be better off purchasing a new card.
Here's a different build, with a non-SLI capable build but a better GPU.
I'd suggest going with the Gigabyte B75M-D3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128555 which saves 63$
Add those to the video card budget and you can get this instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404 @ 219.99$ and you still have some money left over. And maybe up the CPU to i5 3470 @ 199.99$
If you can go a bit over budget by around 10$, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484 @ 249.99$, keeping the CPU as i5 3350p.
The second more expensive one is the Tahiti LE one, which is better than the original one.
Both ones come with BioShock & Tomb Raider for free.
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post #13 of 18
I agree with Skorpian. If he wants to go SLI then he needs a bigger budget. You can get more bang for your buck if you get rid of the SLI requirement and spend the extra money on getting a faster card. If this is something he will consider I will reconfigure the build. Let us know! thumb.gif
post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skorpian View Post

It's a pretty decent build but IDK why he'd want to SLI down the road? The GTX 650 Ti Boost is a mid range card, if he wants to have more power in the future he'd be better off purchasing a new card.
Here's a different build, with a non-SLI capable build but a better GPU.
I'd suggest going with the Gigabyte B75M-D3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128555 which saves 63$
Add those to the video card budget and you can get this instead http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161404 @ 219.99$ and you still have some money left over. And maybe up the CPU to i5 3470 @ 199.99$
If you can go a bit over budget by around 10$, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131484 @ 249.99$, keeping the CPU as i5 3350p.
The second more expensive one is the Tahiti LE one, which is better than the original one.
Both ones come with BioShock & Tomb Raider for free.
Ill takea look at this when i have time iv been busyfor the last few days but willtake a look ASAP but i, but i got to say again that i love all the help you guys have been giving thanks. Aslo i plan to do watercooled 900d(when it comes out) with haswell 4th gen i7 and i know i will have a ton of questions.
Edited by Fololight - 4/4/13 at 10:15pm
post #15 of 18
I think with a extra 100-200 you can get a lot better parts. More like 2x performance. Why upgrade when you can get the best now.
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post #16 of 18
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I think with a extra 100-200 you can get a lot better parts. More like 2x performance. Why upgrade when you can get the best now.
He currently games on a ps3 and cant stand the quality of the gamming plus me and my friends all game on pc so he has no one to play with
post #17 of 18
What was the terrible power supply? I'm seeing an XFX one, but I didn't think XFXs were so bad.
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post #18 of 18
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What was the terrible power supply? I'm seeing an XFX one, but I didn't think XFXs were so bad.
I believe he was reffering to the old power supply that indeed everyone hated lol
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