Building a value $1000 All Purpose Machine

 So tell me what you think? I thought a lot about SLI with this card. The value is unreal for under $400 bucks, and MSI's TWIN FROZR cards run very cool for a 600 series nvidia GPU. took me a long time to choose that power supply, but i bit the bullet and went with a modular supply JUST IN CASE, and suck it up and deal with the price difference. I may change my mind and get the non modular version of the supply, but i haven't made up my mind yet.


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[b]CPU:[/b] [url=]Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($169.99 @ Microcenter)

[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)

[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=]Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard[/url] ($119.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Memory:[/b] [url=]Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($67.16 @ NCIX US)

[b]Storage:[/b] [url=]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)

[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=]MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card[/url] (2-Way SLI) ($174.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=]MSI GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card[/url] (2-Way SLI) ($174.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=]TP-Link TL-WDN3800 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($34.64 @ Outlet PC)

[b]Case:[/b] [url=]Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($79.99 @ Newegg)

[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=]Corsair Enthusiast 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply[/url] ($79.25 @ Newegg)

[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=]LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)

[b]Total:[/b] $1015.57

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I'd rather have one single gpu to make sure there are no problems, because two cards may not be optimised for some games. Maybe a 670 ftw or a 7950/7970 instead?

Definitely sticking with nvidia, and I can't afford to spend more money up front. see simple fact is, I'm purchasing every component to make the pc functional on friday, except for the extra GPU, which I will order in another 2 weeks. I simply do not have the patience to wait longer to save for a single GPU, but I've researched this constantly and the temps for this card are cool as cool gets and my case has plenty enough airflow. in optomized games it outperforms a single 680 which just screams value to me. I'm willing to sacrifice SOME compatibility for that, but a single 660 will handle quite a bit anyway, so thats why i went with that setup.