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Dragonass13

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Hello I have been doing some research on building myself a new gaming computer and was wondering if y'all could take a look at what I have chosen. Let me know if I have made any comparability errors or if you have any suggestions. Thank you.

Case: Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129093

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda XT ST33000651AS 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822148736

Graphic Card 1: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130604

Graphic Card 2: EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130625

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371026

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813131759

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231314

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115072

BlueRay/DVD/CD: SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo Model SH-B123L LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827151222

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986
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Why do you have two different graphics cards? And also note that motherboard has integrated graphics too.

While that RAM is listed on the QVL so should work, DDR3 1600 is about the slowest RAM that motherboard supports. If me, I would go for 2200 or 2000 - if budget permits.

PS - I deleted your other thread. Please do not post the same question in multiple forums - it wastes volunteer resources, can create confusion and conflicting advise, and is not considered good forum etiquette.
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I was under the impression that you could have 2 diff graphic cards hooked up with SLI. And thank you for pointing that out on the motherboard, that's why I posted here. Also sorry for posting in 2 different forums, I wanted to post this in that one because it had more people viewing it but I couldn't figure out how to delete my first post. Anyways sorry again and thank you for replying.

PS: any suggestions on Motherboards?
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In theory, with both cards being in the same 500 series, they "should" work - I have just never seen anyone mix different cards when buying all new.

There's nothing wrong with that motherboard - it just has features you don't want to use.
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Yeah I just don't have enough money for 2 of the better graphic cards their but I think I'm just going to get the better one and buy a second one of the same kind later. Thank you for your help.
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I think the 560 will be pretty impressive on its own.
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I have actually changed a lot of the original internals I had posted prior. Can anyone take a look at them and tell me what you think?

Case: Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129093

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 HD204UI 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822152245

Graphic Card: EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130661

Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts EA750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V version 2.3 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC "compatible with Core i7/Core i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817371026

Mother Board: EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-KR LGA 1366 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813188065

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9T-12GBRM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231408

Processor: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115211

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16832116986

Edited by Dragonass13, 30 August 2011 - 03:57 PM.

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