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Parts for gaming PC build

I am looking to build a gaming pc to play GTA5 at 40-60 FPS.

I have found a deal for 2x Nvidia GeForce Fermi GTX 550 Ti 1GB cards for 80 bucks.

The Nvidia website says that these cards are SLI capable.

What kind of motherboard should I get? The CPU I want to use is a Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 (Socket 775)

Also, what power supply should I use?

I have no experience with SLI whatsoever and any advice would be helpful.


What I have decided on so far:

Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 (Socket 775)

2x Nvidia GeForce Fermi GTX 550 Ti 1GB

DDR3 4GB 1600MHz RAM

Thermaltake H15 Versa

WD 1TB HDD and 128GB SSD




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i suggest getting an used i7-4770 or i5-4590

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for newer games, you'll need to run more than 4gb of ram. Someone else earlier today just posted an issue with GTA V maxing out his 4gb of RAM and bogging down severely. 8GB should be a safe zone. Also, your CPU's stock clock speeds are a bit on the low side, and will most likely be a bottleneck for those 2 GPU's. Are you planning to OC? For an example, I had an old Q6700 running 6GB DDR2, and used a 650 TI and it sometimes bottlenecked my GPU depending on what i was doing, ran VERY close to the limits of that 6GB of RAM, but my CPU was not overclocked and ran stock 2.66GHz. This was also a few years back and i wasnt trying to play newer games like GTA V. If your gonna try and make it work, i suggest getting an aftermarket cooler and overclocking as far as you can stably to relieve any kind of bottleneck, However i would advise not purchasing an old platform like this for playing newer games as it may not work very well and i cannot guarantee it will work well =/ 

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what budget are we working with here? if you get an LGA775 board at least swap in a Xeon and overclock. Fermi i wouldent go for, see if you cant get a 680 for cheap, i have seen sevral go for €50

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Ok then, so I have found parts online on eBay and Craigslist. What do you think?


Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600

Asus P5K-E

VIVO ATX Mid Tower Economy Computer Gaming PC Case

EVGA 500 Watt 80+ Bronze PSU



Nvidia Geforce GTX 660 GPU

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