My first PC build (aiming for ultra 60fps at 1080p for games like witcher 3 and big upcoming titles)

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I plan on building a high-end PC, I already did my research for the parts I want, but I still have some questions. Here's how it looks for now :

Case : phanteks enthoo pro

CPU: Intel Core BX80646I74790K i7-4790K Processor

Motherboard : MSI Z97S SLI KRAIT EDITION (not sure)

GPU : 2 EVGA GeForce GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ 4GB GDDR5 256bit,
DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI, DP SLI Ready Graphics Card 04G-P4-3975-KR
or
A GTX 980 (not sure which one)

Memory : Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz
PC3 12800 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit

CPU cooler : Phanteks U-Type Dual Tower Heat-Sink CPU Cooler
PH-TC12DX_BK, Black

HDD : HGST/Hitachi (HUA723020ALA641) Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB
64MB 7200RPM 3.5" (Enterprise Grade) SATA III 6.0Gb/s

SSD : Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD
(MZ-75E250B/AM)


Power Supply : EVGA SuperNOVA 850 B2 80+ BRONZE, 850W


First : will it run games like witcher 3 at 1080p 60fps at ultra ?

Second : 2 gtx 970s or a gtx 980 ? if I choose a gtx 980 do I need ans SLI motherboard for future proofing

Third : Does this build make sense ? If not why ? and if it does but there is place for improvements within the same price range I'd like to know.

Thank you for reading and thanks in advance for your wisdom.

Someone looking to join the PC gaming party.
 

Derza10

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I would get a single GTX 980 Ti over SLI GTX 970's. It will be about the same price and only slightly lower performance, but it will use less power and have fewer issues in games ( not all games support SLI ).
 

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Get a GTX 980 so you can SLI later if you wanted more performance, if you get two 970s now you are locked into that until you upgrade again really.
 


Agree, this would be my choice. Nearly as powerful as sli 970's with 6gb vram as opposed to 3.5gb which can be efficiently used by the 970's. Also none of the limitations of sli and better options if you ever want to go for higher resolutions
 

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Thanks a lot ! I'll look for the 750 psu and as derza10 I might get a gtx 980 ti if it does the job well enough and add another in the future for more demanding games that will eventually be released, so I don't get locked with SLI 970s
 

sgttony

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thank you everyone for your answers, I'll start building now, being confident I'm not throwing money out the window making a bad build !
 

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It might be smarter to get a bigger PSU if you want to SLI 980 ti. Look here; http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2669164/980-sli-psu-watts.html
 

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Thats a pretty good idea, saves the trouble of selling your old one and getting a new one if you ever do need more than 750W.

 

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