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First Post so be gentle!
Can anyone tell me, if I wanted to SLI this card, would I need the exact same version of this card to do so, or could I just get an EVGA GTX 560 ti??
No. You wouldn't need the exact version but have a look here (http://www.slizone.com/page/slizone_faq.html) for more detailed answers. Under "Technology and configuration" have a look at the "Can I mix..." topics.
Top stuff! Thanks for your reply, I have ordered it and cant wait to fire it up! I have all my new PC bits to build! First time PC builder/buyer and its tough making the right choices within a budget.
Working out what to buy is the most difficult bit - putting it together is a relative breeze. What's your full spec?
NZXT Gamma Steel Black Midi Case
Quicklinx:77STWS00 | Mfr#:GAMA-001BK
Asus P8P67 DELUXE REV 3.0 LGA1155 Intel
P67 DDR3 ATX (B3 Stepping)
Quicklinx:7D9WQ200 | Mfr#:P8P67 DELUXE REV
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.30GHz LGA1155 6MB
Quicklinx:79Q8WS00 | Mfr#:BX80623I52500K
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 900MHz 1GB PCI-E HDMI Crysis 2
Corsair Memory 800W Gaming Series GS800
High Performance 80 PLUSÂ® Certified PSU
Quicklinx:7JSTWS00 | Mfr#:CMPSU-800GUK
Corsair Memory 8GB (2x4GB) Vengeance
Performance DDR3 1600MHz CL9 DIMM
Samsung 1TB Spinpoint F3 7200rpm SATA
Quicklinx:65QCWS00 | Mfr#:HD103SJ
LG Electronics 10x BD-RW SATA Lightscribe
Internal Drive - Full Retail Kit
Quicklinx:6LZ9WS00 | Mfr#:BH10LS30.AUAR10
My budget was sub Â£900 so just got in!
Hope it was the right choice!
Only thing I would change is the motherboard :p Z68 ftw
Whats the difference between them?
The motherboard has just arrived, is it worth returning? Is the z68 newer?
Would it be this one?
The main differences are the ability to use an SSD as a cache drive and slightly faster video encoding with the right software it's not really worth changing boards for. It can use the onchip graphics in the intel processor too though which has it's uses.
This (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z68-express-lucidlogix-virtu-ssd-caching,2888.html) gives an idea of the main differences. Personally, if I had a P67 board in my hand, I would want to be getting on with the build. The Z68 is definitely an improvement but you will need to have a think as to whether the couple of extra features are actually worth sending the P67 back, waiting for a refund, re-ordering etc.
Nice build. The PSU is overkill for a single GPU system but, seeing as you are planning to go SLI at some point, it is a sensible bit of future proofing. Only other thing worth mentioning is that, if you plan to overclock the CPU, you will want to look at getting a third-party CPU cooler.
Thanks DMS I feel a bit better about the board now!
If you do look at aftermarket cooling, have a look at the Corsair H80 (http://www.dabs.com/products/corsair-memory-cooling-hydro-series-h80-high-performance-cpu-cooler-7JSP.html?q=corsair%20h80)
Absolutely nowt wrong with the P67 board. Keep it until you may need the newer features offered by Z68, by which point it will probably have been superseded by the next chipset. If we spent our time worrying about the coulda, shoulda, woulda's there would be no time left to enjoy what we have.
TOP STUFF! Cheers guys, Thanks Cmdrx3 for the reassurance, it is a nightmare choosing stuff! I am terrible at making decisions on tech as I always want the best!! Had to compromise with this as the misses gave me a Â£1000 budget inc software and games!!!
Altair, cheers for the link, I hadnt thought that far but knowing what Im like I dont think it will be long before Im tweaking settings etc, dont really know what im doing but im sure with youtube and the new bios on my side I'll be tweaking in no time!!
If you have gotten an AMD system you could've saved some extra but you made a good choice with Intel :P Get the corsair H80 :) getting it myself soon enough!
The i5 2500K with a Z68 board is the best gaming setup right now, i know he hasn't got the Z68 but the P67 is very nearly as good
Also buying AMD right now is a little foolish unless you get an AM3+ board as it is at the end of it's life.
Plus 2011 early september mmmmmmm