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Hi,

I dont know what setup to choose. I need your help. What should I take between a dual GTX 760 SLI system or a single GTX 770 system. I know that obviously, two card are better than only one but I heard that it causes many problems of compatibility with games and heat and bugs, etc. My planned system looks like a bit like that:

Corsair Carbide 500R case

Intel Core i5 4670K CPU

Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H

EVGA GTX 760 or EVGA GTX 770

1 HDD + 1 SDD

8 GB RAM @ 1600 MHz

650W PSU (if single card) or 850W PSU (if dual cards SLI)
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550W PSU (if single card gtx770) or 650W PSU (if dual cards SLI gtx760) with high quality PSU
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post #3 of 5
personally would go with just one 770, they are very powerful. you kinda said why too, less heat, compatibility issues, etc
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Also most people here gonna suggest you,
Cpu + mobo bundle if you leave close from a Microcenter (Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H + i5 4670K)
Case; Cooler masters or fractals
Ram: 1866 with lower cas (G.skills)
Psu: Seasonic or Rosewill
Hdd: WD Blue (one platter) SSD: samsung 840 120 gb or 128gb

And budget...
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Originally Posted by Oleonius View Post

Hi,

I dont know what setup to choose. I need your help. What should I take between a dual GTX 760 SLI system or a single GTX 770 system. I know that obviously, two card are better than only one but I heard that it causes many problems of compatibility with games and heat and bugs, etc. My planned system looks like a bit like that:

Corsair Carbide 500R case

Intel Core i5 4670K CPU

Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H

EVGA GTX 760 or EVGA GTX 770

1 HDD + 1 SDD

8 GB RAM @ 1600 MHz

650W PSU (if single card) or 850W PSU (if dual cards SLI)

CPU and Motherboard are solid.

I would say forget the 760 and the 770. Go with a SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition, they are $364.99 @ Newegg.com right now. If you are still dreaming of an SLI/Crossfire setup, you can get two SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 OC with Boost for $600 right now @ Newegg.com

HDD: WD 1TB Blue - $55 @ Amazon.com

SSD: Sandisk Extreme 120GB - $95.99 @ Amazon.com

Memory now is cheap, and the difference in prices between 1600MHz and 2400MHz are minimal. Considering that I would opt for this memory: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231665 G.Skill Ares 2400MHz for $66.30

As far as the PSU goes, and determining power requirements. If you are going with a single card setup, a decent 550W unit will be more than applicable. I would go with a 550W Seasonic G Series, Gold Certified and Modular for $79.99 @ Newegg.com. If I was running two overclocked 7970's, I would want a little headroom over an SLI setup so I would opt for XFX PRO 750W XXX Edition, which is Silver Certified and Semi-Modular for $99.99 @ Newegg.com

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