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budget LGA1155 SLI Motherboard suggestions.

hello friends, recently i got some money to buy a graphic card so i was thinking of buying 2gtx 650ti boost and wil buy a new motherboard also because my motherboard does not support SLI , so can u suggest which is the best cheap sli lga1155 socket motherboard and all this worth it?
thanks.

current specs:

processor - intel core i5 2500k

motherbaord - intel dh67bl

ram - 4gb

monitor- acer 19inch lcd monitor (1440x900)

psu - cooler master thunder 500watt

cabinet- cooler master elite 371

hardisk - 500gb

TOTAL BUDGET - 400 dollars
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  1. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

    Assuming you go with the lowest price I could find on a pair of gtx 650ti boost cards ($160 each), you'd have $80 left over. I couldn't really find anything that would allow you to buy all 3 and have enough to pay taxes and shipping, but the above link was as close as I could get.
  2. Zooshooter said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

    Assuming you go with the lowest price I could find on a pair of gtx 650ti boost cards ($160 each), you'd have $80 left over. I couldn't really find anything that would allow you to buy all 3 and have enough to pay taxes and shipping, but the above link was as close as I could get.

    ok i will increase till 450dollars now is it possible?
    and the mobo u suggested does not support sli.
  3. abuzz said:
    Zooshooter said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157302

    Assuming you go with the lowest price I could find on a pair of gtx 650ti boost cards ($160 each), you'd have $80 left over. I couldn't really find anything that would allow you to buy all 3 and have enough to pay taxes and shipping, but the above link was as close as I could get.

    ok i will increase till 450dollars now is it possible?
    and the mobo u suggested does not support sli.


    Nope, you're right. Like I said, that was the closest I could get.
  4. IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D
  5. ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.
  6. abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.
  7. ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?
  8. abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.
  9. ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.


    will it power my 760 at least for now so that i can buy new when i do SLI and iam not sure that i will do sli or not it depends on what performence i get from one gtx760 NOTE : That my current psu has on 1x6pin power connector
  10. abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.


    will it power my 760 at least for now so that i can buy new when i do SLI and iam not sure that i will do sli or not it depends on what performence i get from one gtx760 NOTE : That my current psu has on 1x6pin power connector


    It should be fine to power a single 760 as long as you don't overclock your components and stress the psu. The 760 at full system load (including cpu and all other components) will require about 350W~, given your PSU's efficiency rating of 85% it should output at least 425W. So you should be fine, now you will need a 4 pin to 6 pin PCIe power adapter as the 760 requires 2 6 pin connectors.
  11. ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.


    will it power my 760 at least for now so that i can buy new when i do SLI and iam not sure that i will do sli or not it depends on what performence i get from one gtx760 NOTE : That my current psu has on 1x6pin power connector


    It should be fine to power a single 760 as long as you don't overclock your components and stress the psu. The 760 at full system load (including cpu and all other components) will require about 350W~, given your PSU's efficiency rating of 85% it should output at least 425W. So you should be fine, now you will need a 4 pin to 6 pin PCIe power adapter as the 760 requires 2 6 pin connectors.


    in these two which one to go with?

    ASROCK Z77 EXTREME 3

    OR

    MSI Z77 G45 GAMING
  12. abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.


    will it power my 760 at least for now so that i can buy new when i do SLI and iam not sure that i will do sli or not it depends on what performence i get from one gtx760 NOTE : That my current psu has on 1x6pin power connector


    It should be fine to power a single 760 as long as you don't overclock your components and stress the psu. The 760 at full system load (including cpu and all other components) will require about 350W~, given your PSU's efficiency rating of 85% it should output at least 425W. So you should be fine, now you will need a 4 pin to 6 pin PCIe power adapter as the 760 requires 2 6 pin connectors.


    in these two which one to go with?

    ASROCK Z77 EXTREME 3

    OR

    MSI Z77 G45 GAMING


    The MSI board features a killer nic card, which will give you lower latency for your internet connection and some extra onboard audio software for better surround sound, since it's better optimized for gaming. If low latency and slightly better sound is important to you, then go for the MSI. Otherwise, save the $40 and use them to get yourself an extra 4GB of RAM.
    I found this Radeon HD7950 3GB card on sale at newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    It comes at $250 after rebates, this card trades blows with a 760, being about 5% faster or slower depending on the game, but it comes with 4 free games which is a sweet deal, thought it might interest you.
  13. ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.


    will it power my 760 at least for now so that i can buy new when i do SLI and iam not sure that i will do sli or not it depends on what performence i get from one gtx760 NOTE : That my current psu has on 1x6pin power connector


    It should be fine to power a single 760 as long as you don't overclock your components and stress the psu. The 760 at full system load (including cpu and all other components) will require about 350W~, given your PSU's efficiency rating of 85% it should output at least 425W. So you should be fine, now you will need a 4 pin to 6 pin PCIe power adapter as the 760 requires 2 6 pin connectors.


    in these two which one to go with?

    ASROCK Z77 EXTREME 3

    OR

    MSI Z77 G45 GAMING


    The MSI board features a killer nic card, which will give you lower latency for your internet connection and some extra onboard audio software for better surround sound, since it's better optimized for gaming. If low latency and slightly better sound is important to you, then go for the MSI. Otherwise, save the $40 and use them to get yourself an extra 4GB of RAM.
    I found this Radeon HD7950 3GB card on sale at newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    It comes at $250 after rebates, this card trades blows with a 760, being about 5% faster or slower depending on the game, but it comes with 4 free games which is a sweet deal, thought it might interest you.


    will my psu can handle 7950hd?
    is gtx760 better then 7950hd?
    and iam going with msi z77 g45 gaming.
  14. abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.


    will it power my 760 at least for now so that i can buy new when i do SLI and iam not sure that i will do sli or not it depends on what performence i get from one gtx760 NOTE : That my current psu has on 1x6pin power connector


    It should be fine to power a single 760 as long as you don't overclock your components and stress the psu. The 760 at full system load (including cpu and all other components) will require about 350W~, given your PSU's efficiency rating of 85% it should output at least 425W. So you should be fine, now you will need a 4 pin to 6 pin PCIe power adapter as the 760 requires 2 6 pin connectors.


    in these two which one to go with?

    ASROCK Z77 EXTREME 3

    OR

    MSI Z77 G45 GAMING


    The MSI board features a killer nic card, which will give you lower latency for your internet connection and some extra onboard audio software for better surround sound, since it's better optimized for gaming. If low latency and slightly better sound is important to you, then go for the MSI. Otherwise, save the $40 and use them to get yourself an extra 4GB of RAM.
    I found this Radeon HD7950 3GB card on sale at newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    It comes at $250 after rebates, this card trades blows with a 760, being about 5% faster or slower depending on the game, but it comes with 4 free games which is a sweet deal, thought it might interest you.


    will my psu can handle 7950hd?
    is gtx760 better then 7950hd?
    and iam going with msi z77 g45 gaming.


    Both cards require a minimum 500W PSU, so you should be fine, both cards trade blows with one another, so it's hard to say which card is better. Read this review and decide which one better suits your needs, if you don't own any of the games AMD offers, it might be worth it for you to take a hit in performance in some games.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2227/
  15. ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    ekagori said:
    IMHO instead of going for 2 gtx 650 ti boost in sli, why not grab yourself a single gtx 760 which will run you about $250, give you the same performance as 2 650 boost cards, and it will leave you with $150 to $200 left over for a better mobo or an upgrade to your RAM, as it seems you will benefit more from having 8GB available for games. Or if you don't want to get more RAM or a new mobo, you could go for a nice 128GB SSD or a 1080P monitor :D

    so where to spend my 450 dollars , i thought 2gtx 650ti boost is equal to gtx680.


    In theory 2 gtx 650 ti boost are about equal to a gtx 680, you're right, but because you are gaming at such a low resolution of 1440 x 900, you will not notice any difference in fps. Even though theoretically 2 650 boost will give you more fps compared to a single 760, your monitor won't be able to display more than 60fps anyway, so you will have a lot of graphic power left over not doing much. If you can save up for a future upgrade, I suggest getting the 760 and something like the ASRock extreme4 z77 board now, then in a few months get a 1080P monitor and another 760 to sli.


    thanks for making my myth clear , so if i buy gtx 760 will my psu able to handle that?


    500W is what NVidia recommends for the gtx 760, having said that, cooler master is not well known for their power supplies and sometimes tend to under perform. If you are seriously thinking of going sli in the future, you will need to replace your PSU since 500W will not be enough to power 2 760's.
    I'd recommend getting this PSU:
    http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=78946&vpn=P1750BBEFX&manufacture=XFX&promoid=1275
    XFX, made by Seasonic, Gold rating and on sale for $89.99, you will have no problem powering your rig with it. I have one, it's a solid buy for the price.


    will it power my 760 at least for now so that i can buy new when i do SLI and iam not sure that i will do sli or not it depends on what performence i get from one gtx760 NOTE : That my current psu has on 1x6pin power connector


    It should be fine to power a single 760 as long as you don't overclock your components and stress the psu. The 760 at full system load (including cpu and all other components) will require about 350W~, given your PSU's efficiency rating of 85% it should output at least 425W. So you should be fine, now you will need a 4 pin to 6 pin PCIe power adapter as the 760 requires 2 6 pin connectors.


    in these two which one to go with?

    ASROCK Z77 EXTREME 3

    OR

    MSI Z77 G45 GAMING


    The MSI board features a killer nic card, which will give you lower latency for your internet connection and some extra onboard audio software for better surround sound, since it's better optimized for gaming. If low latency and slightly better sound is important to you, then go for the MSI. Otherwise, save the $40 and use them to get yourself an extra 4GB of RAM.
    I found this Radeon HD7950 3GB card on sale at newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202026&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
    It comes at $250 after rebates, this card trades blows with a 760, being about 5% faster or slower depending on the game, but it comes with 4 free games which is a sweet deal, thought it might interest you.


    will my psu can handle 7950hd?
    is gtx760 better then 7950hd?
    and iam going with msi z77 g45 gaming.


    Both cards require a minimum 500W PSU, so you should be fine, both cards trade blows with one another, so it's hard to say which card is better. Read this review and decide which one better suits your needs, if you don't own any of the games AMD offers, it might be worth it for you to take a hit in performance in some games.

    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/2227/

    in that offer iam having 2 of the games plus gtx 760 is a newer tech , but many said that upcoming games will be optimized for amd?
  16. abuzz said:
    in that offer iam having 2 of the games plus gtx 760 is a newer tech , but many said that upcoming games will be optimized for amd?



    The gtx 760 may be a "newer" card but it's actually based on NVidia's kepler gk104 chip, the same chip they've been using in their 6 series cards for over a year now, it's just tuned to give you 670 levels of performance for lower price, a really good deal. To answer your question, since both the PS4 and Xbox One are based off AMD APU's, we are speculating as enthusiasts that since the console games will be developed on AMD hardware, then the PC ports of those games will be optimized for AMD hardware as well. Although this may be true, it does not mean that Nvidia cards will not be able to play those games at a high level.
  17. ekagori said:
    abuzz said:
    in that offer iam having 2 of the games plus gtx 760 is a newer tech , but many said that upcoming games will be optimized for amd?



    The gtx 760 may be a "newer" card but it's actually based on NVidia's kepler gk104 chip, the same chip they've been using in their 6 series cards for over a year now, it's just tuned to give you 670 levels of performance for lower price, a really good deal. To answer your question, since both the PS4 and Xbox One are based off AMD APU's, we are speculating as enthusiasts that since the console games will be developed on AMD hardware, then the PC ports of those games will be optimized for AMD hardware as well. Although this may be true, it does not mean that Nvidia cards will not be able to play those games at a high level.


    please friend suggest me which one to go with because iam little noob in all these so i cant decide.
    NOTE: iam getting gtx760 a little cheaper.
    and will there will be any risk on using molex connectors?

    i can really understand that its painful for u people to answer every small question, but i must say you guys are great .
  18. Best answer
    abuzz said:

    please friend suggest me which one to go with because iam little noob in all these so i cant decide.
    NOTE: iam getting gtx760 a little cheaper.
    and will there will be any risk on using molex connectors?

    i can really understand that its painful for u people to answer every small question, but i must say you guys are great .



    When it comes to these 2 cards there is no right or wrong choice, they are both good cards, it comes down to price, brand preference, and/or game bundles. If you have chosen to go with a gtx 760, don't fret about it, you've made a good choice, especially because it fits your budget. As for the molex to 6 pin adapter being an issue, I haven't personally heard of any case where it has gone wrong so I can't say either way, you could ask other members of the forum for their opinion on that. Much of it will have to do with your PSU though, if it is outputting the 500W it's rated for, then there is no reason to suggest using the molex to 6 pin adapter would be a problem.

    No worries about the help, I get where you're coming from, we all started as noobs at some point and needed guidance. Don't hesitate to ask here at Tom's, there are a lot of good experienced members that will be glad to help you out. Remember as a courtesy to all members, if someone has given you a proper response that answers your question, select best answer to give that member a boost. Plus it will help others with similar issues find a solution as well.
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