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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array PlaneName's Avatar
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    1x GTX 680 will do fine. However if you want to buy the GTX 660 Ti:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...irtualParent=1

    Just only for $290 and it still can play TERA at max because Tera doesn't require a high-end video card. Then later in the future if you want to play other games you can get another GTX 660 Ti and it will beat the GTX 680 completely.
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    To answer your question, I'm trying to find two cheap GPU just for under $400 but they won't have much performance, and later you have to through them out. The GTX 560 Ti SLI will be a better choice:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121424

    It will run very nice, but this time people are selling this card to upgrade to the GTX 660 Ti which the GTX 660 Ti has better performance and better power consumption to the GTX 560 Ti in SLI.
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    try LGA1155 for gaming.
    maximus 5 formula
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    2x8 gig ram ( corsair or g-skill ( 1866-2133mhz range ) )
    vidcard 680
    ssd/hdd+++ is up to you.
    its cheeper and more aimed for gaming.
    the LGA2011 is more aimed for benchers and sutch.

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    If you are planing to do SLI or crossfire just go for the 2 slot cards( unless water cool) . If you are hoping to do custom water cooling don't spend money on buying closed loop LCS. Use a CPU stock cooler until you do your custom water cooling. For gaming there is not much different between i5 3570k or I7 3770k or i7 3930k. In your case( only for gaming) go for a 3770k as i did. it won't make you regret. If you buy a x79 mobo and then you can update it in future for new CPU. but 80% of people just not only update the CPU they also update the mobo for new features in 3 or 4 years time. MVE or MV formula is good for gaming. Go for a bigger SSD like 256 gb for windows. Happy building and show us ur rig when finish.
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    Thanks for all your replies, definitely will post my rig when its done but probably not so soon.

    If you are planing to do SLI or crossfire just go for the 2 slot cards
    What do you mean by 2 slot cards? Sorry not very "pro" in this kind of stuffs.

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    If you look at the back of your case, you'll notice there are some expansion slots. Expansion slots are the place where your GPU/Sound card/Capture card/etc pertrude from the case.


    So when people say 2 lot cards, they're referring to GPU that takes up two expansion slots.


    Here's a picture of a 3 slot card just so you can notice the difference.

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    If you are new to builidng and considering gaming, i would cut your budget in half. Theres no need to go the enthusiast route until you've learned the ropes later down the line. You could easily get away with a $1200-1500 budget for maxing out TERA and other games, while also creating a good learning foundation and gaining a solid understanding of what you're doing.

    Go with Ivy Bridge - 1155 - z77 - i5-3570K
    GTX670 or radeon 7970
    an SSD for boot, platter for storage

    You would be wasting cash on an x79 platform with multiple GPUs if you are not experienced to utilize it.
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