Building a Gaming PC. Advice??

Alfonzie916

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im looking to build a gaming pc. this build would be the first i do and i have a list of parts that im looking forward to using.. i also want to run SLI. i need some advice.

-G.SKILL PI Black 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) $44.99

-CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified $119.99

-EVGA 512-P3-N884-AR GeForce 9800 GTX+ Superclocked Edition 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 $154.99

-EVGA 132-CK-NF78-TR LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 780i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard $169.99

-Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor $164.99

-ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler $54.99

-Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD7500AAKS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $79.99

This is what i have planned out. will this be good enough to run games like Crysis or COD4-5? i also want to buy a 2nd 9800GTX in the future for SLi. Thanx
 

jaypamps

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If you want to SLI you need an i7, well more specifically an x58 mobo as they are the only mobos that have reliable/stable SLI. If you want to crossfire then you can go with a 790fx or gx.

I do not recommend SLI with that build.