Originally Posted by DJMONDY
This is what im looking at getting first:
- CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.30GHz @ 4.40GHz Sandybridge CPU
- Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Intel Z68
- RAM: Kingston HyperX Genesis Grey 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 PC3-12800C9 1600MHz Dual Channel
- Cooler: Corsair A50 CPU Cooler
Is the motherboard capable of running 2 680s?? I think it is but there's not 2 pciex16 slots, the second drops down to x4 which im guessing isn't ideal. I don't really know about motherboard specs so im in need of some help in this section. What do I do??
I'm going to be using it on a 52" sony 3dtv 1080p
I want to run my games at full settings. Games like BF3, Skyrim, Crysis 2 and hopefully future titles for the next couple of years.
Looks good but for the money I would go 2x4gb for 8gb total, that will give you a bit more breathing room and future proofing. If a motherboard drops down to 8x you won't notice a difference. I think it makes 00.1% difference having both slots @ 16x vs both @ 8x. Look up on youtube and Linustechtips does a comparison. That board looks like it only supports Crossfire and is only running @ 4x but don't know what 4x would be like? either case you are better to look at a different board that supports SLI.
I'm running 2xGTX 680s and it makes a difference in games like BF3 etc frames are very high but you really need to be running a 120hz screen or gaming at a 2056x1600 or multi monitor to make it worthwhile.