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June 19, 2013 6:44:25 AM

So far I've put together a list of the parts that I'm confident that I'll go with which are:

Asus GeForce GTX 690 4GB GPU
Intel Core i7-3820 CPU
CM Storm Stryker Case
ASUS PCE-N53 Dual Band Wireless N600 PCI-E Adapter
LG GH24NS95 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive OEM
Corsair Hydro Series H100i CPU Cooler
Western Digital WD Black 2TB WD2002FAEX
Corsair HX-1050 V2 80 PLUS Gold Power Supply
Noctua NT-H1 Thermal Compound
ASUS Rampage IV Formula Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance Red (or black) CMZ16GX3M4A2133C9R 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3

I'm unsure if I should be spending more on RAM and that I should upgrade to something like vengeance pro or go 32GB?

I wanted to know if there are any well-priced 27'' 2560x1440 monitors, or if I should go with a three-monitor setup? I already own a BenQ GL2450 24'' monitor. This also means that I need to know whether it's worth buying the GTX 690 over something from the 700 series.

I need to know whether my motherboard is overkill for a gaming pc and if there's something for less that would suit the purpose just as well and wouldn't be outdated in five years.

I would also like to know if there is a PSU, which is similar to mine but with a red glow, instead of blue (I think) on the one i've currently chosen.

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June 19, 2013 6:55:56 AM

What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.

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June 19, 2013 7:02:38 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?
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June 19, 2013 7:24:41 AM

Hey there,

this is what I would suggest for a high end LGA2011 system...

few words about what you picked already.
* 3820 is not a good idea at all. its a very weak version if you want 2011 socket
* 690 is glitchy compared to 780 series. 2*780 will provide more power and more efficiency
* SSD is like a must in a high end system, will boost overall performance for daily usage and file access
* Asus rampage formula is overrated. can get same performance on a Gigabyte up4, full voltage control is provided with it
* 2*8GB memories would be more efficient instead 4*4GB it would put less stress on cpu and draw less power from psu and more open to future updates
* case is a preference, i just like NZXT
* 1050W psu is too much, I chose 850W Seasonic Gold instead, premium quality psu to be honest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($539.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($248.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($174.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($216.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($92.46 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($164.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2951.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-06-19 10:19 EDT-0400)

good luck.
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June 19, 2013 7:34:37 AM

superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?


Samsung 256GB 840 pro is one of the best SSD out right now.
For you motherboard i would recommend a ASUS P9X79 which is going to save you some money and will have plenty of ram slots for how ever much you want.
For the ram you could go with a 16GB 4x4 1600 Vengeance and will be plenty.
If you are video editing then the CPU is fine,
A Corsair AX850 will be good for you since its a modular PSU and is one of the best for your system currently.
The 690 will be able to run triple monitor but not sure how well it would perform on max settings, for recording a single monitor would work best since you would get highest FPS and best quality without and drops in fps.
For a larger monitor i would recommend a 27" 120Hz Monitor or you could just use your BenQ which would work fine.
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June 19, 2013 7:45:58 AM

Oh wow 8320! I meant to write i7 3820 haha such a fail!! -.- Also, with the two 780's, i thought that sli won't won't run as well as a single card? What colour is the glow or light emitting from the PSU? Also, is corsair vengeance ram overkill? Will the motherboard overclock well? :)  I also want to know if i should buy any additional fans or if it's unnessecary?
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June 19, 2013 7:53:23 AM

superdonny67 said:
Oh wow 8320! I meant to write i7 3820 haha such a fail!! -.- Also, with the two 780's, i thought that sli won't won't run as well as a single card? What colour is the glow or light emitting from the PSU? Also, is corsair vengeance ram overkill? Will the motherboard overclock well? :)  I also want to know if i should buy any additional fans or if it's unnessecary?


690 is a dual GPU in a single large card but the 780 sli would kill a 690. always get some other fans. the ram vengeance isnt overkill. the Mobo will OC very well.
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June 19, 2013 7:53:40 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?


Samsung 256GB 840 pro is one of the best SSD out right now.
For you motherboard i would recommend a ASUS P9X79 which is going to save you some money and will have plenty of ram slots for how ever much you want.
For the ram you could go with a 16GB 4x4 1600 Vengeance and will be plenty.
If you are video editing then the CPU is fine,
A Corsair AX850 will be good for you since its a modular PSU and is one of the best for your system currently.
The 690 will be able to run triple monitor but not sure how well it would perform on max settings, for recording a single monitor would work best since you would get highest FPS and best quality without and drops in fps.
For a larger monitor i would recommend a 27" 120Hz Monitor or you could just use your BenQ which would work fine.


Ah well i'll go with a lower wattage PSU and i think i might try to find a quality 27'' monitor. Not sure if a 2TB HDD is unnessecary if i have a 256Gb SSD... :/  just working out what to do about my graphics card, and my cpu is definitely fine to handle all HIGH END games for years?? I also found this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... and it looks pretty good, but is quite expensive. The seasonic PSU is more expensive for 850W than the corsair one is for 1050W.... what should i go for?
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June 19, 2013 8:03:06 AM

superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?


Samsung 256GB 840 pro is one of the best SSD out right now.
For you motherboard i would recommend a ASUS P9X79 which is going to save you some money and will have plenty of ram slots for how ever much you want.
For the ram you could go with a 16GB 4x4 1600 Vengeance and will be plenty.
If you are video editing then the CPU is fine,
A Corsair AX850 will be good for you since its a modular PSU and is one of the best for your system currently.
The 690 will be able to run triple monitor but not sure how well it would perform on max settings, for recording a single monitor would work best since you would get highest FPS and best quality without and drops in fps.
For a larger monitor i would recommend a 27" 120Hz Monitor or you could just use your BenQ which would work fine.


Ah well i'll go with a lower wattage PSU and i think i might try to find a quality 27'' monitor. Not sure if a 2TB HDD is unnessecary if i have a 256Gb SSD... :/  just working out what to do about my graphics card, and my cpu is definitely fine to handle all HIGH END games for years?? I also found this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... and it looks pretty good, but is quite expensive. The seasonic PSU is more expensive for 850W than the corsair one is for 1050W.... what should i go for?


you could get a 1tb caviar blue, Corsair ax850 PSU and this for RAM http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...
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June 19, 2013 8:09:19 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?


Samsung 256GB 840 pro is one of the best SSD out right now.
For you motherboard i would recommend a ASUS P9X79 which is going to save you some money and will have plenty of ram slots for how ever much you want.
For the ram you could go with a 16GB 4x4 1600 Vengeance and will be plenty.
If you are video editing then the CPU is fine,
A Corsair AX850 will be good for you since its a modular PSU and is one of the best for your system currently.
The 690 will be able to run triple monitor but not sure how well it would perform on max settings, for recording a single monitor would work best since you would get highest FPS and best quality without and drops in fps.
For a larger monitor i would recommend a 27" 120Hz Monitor or you could just use your BenQ which would work fine.


Ah well i'll go with a lower wattage PSU and i think i might try to find a quality 27'' monitor. Not sure if a 2TB HDD is unnessecary if i have a 256Gb SSD... :/  just working out what to do about my graphics card, and my cpu is definitely fine to handle all HIGH END games for years?? I also found this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... and it looks pretty good, but is quite expensive. The seasonic PSU is more expensive for 850W than the corsair one is for 1050W.... what should i go for?


you could get a 1tb caviar blue, Corsair ax850 PSU and this for RAM http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...


What's the difference between caviar blue and black? I also think i might go down to a 128Gb ssd, $240 is a fair bit just for the SSD

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June 19, 2013 8:13:45 AM

superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?


Samsung 256GB 840 pro is one of the best SSD out right now.
For you motherboard i would recommend a ASUS P9X79 which is going to save you some money and will have plenty of ram slots for how ever much you want.
For the ram you could go with a 16GB 4x4 1600 Vengeance and will be plenty.
If you are video editing then the CPU is fine,
A Corsair AX850 will be good for you since its a modular PSU and is one of the best for your system currently.
The 690 will be able to run triple monitor but not sure how well it would perform on max settings, for recording a single monitor would work best since you would get highest FPS and best quality without and drops in fps.
For a larger monitor i would recommend a 27" 120Hz Monitor or you could just use your BenQ which would work fine.


Ah well i'll go with a lower wattage PSU and i think i might try to find a quality 27'' monitor. Not sure if a 2TB HDD is unnessecary if i have a 256Gb SSD... :/  just working out what to do about my graphics card, and my cpu is definitely fine to handle all HIGH END games for years?? I also found this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... and it looks pretty good, but is quite expensive. The seasonic PSU is more expensive for 850W than the corsair one is for 1050W.... what should i go for?


you could get a 1tb caviar blue, Corsair ax850 PSU and this for RAM http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...


What's the difference between caviar blue and black? I also think i might go down to a 128Gb ssd, $240 is a fair bit just for the SSD



Performance. The Black is optimized for performance at the expense of noise and power consumption, the blue is a general use drive, designed to be a good balance of performance, power consumption, and noise
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June 19, 2013 8:34:36 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?


Samsung 256GB 840 pro is one of the best SSD out right now.
For you motherboard i would recommend a ASUS P9X79 which is going to save you some money and will have plenty of ram slots for how ever much you want.
For the ram you could go with a 16GB 4x4 1600 Vengeance and will be plenty.
If you are video editing then the CPU is fine,
A Corsair AX850 will be good for you since its a modular PSU and is one of the best for your system currently.
The 690 will be able to run triple monitor but not sure how well it would perform on max settings, for recording a single monitor would work best since you would get highest FPS and best quality without and drops in fps.
For a larger monitor i would recommend a 27" 120Hz Monitor or you could just use your BenQ which would work fine.


Ah well i'll go with a lower wattage PSU and i think i might try to find a quality 27'' monitor. Not sure if a 2TB HDD is unnessecary if i have a 256Gb SSD... :/  just working out what to do about my graphics card, and my cpu is definitely fine to handle all HIGH END games for years?? I also found this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... and it looks pretty good, but is quite expensive. The seasonic PSU is more expensive for 850W than the corsair one is for 1050W.... what should i go for?


you could get a 1tb caviar blue, Corsair ax850 PSU and this for RAM http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...


What's the difference between caviar blue and black? I also think i might go down to a 128Gb ssd, $240 is a fair bit just for the SSD



Performance. The Black is optimized for performance at the expense of noise and power consumption, the blue is a general use drive, designed to be a good balance of performance, power consumption, and noise


Ah okay cool, i think that i'll go with that then and i'm going to go single 780, rather than get a 770, since i can sli the 780 later.
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June 19, 2013 8:37:02 AM

superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
superdonny67 said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
What do you plan on doing with this PC i assume at least gaming but are you going to be doing video editing daily?
i would say get a gtx 770sli and that would be cheaper and still perform great.
I would also recommend a SSD since you have a huge budget and it will help your PC with loading times.
The PSU you are using is a little overkill for what you are running you could prob get away with a 850watt or so.
For ram get 8x2 it wont put as much stress from using 4 Ram and a 8x2 will work better in the long run. You dont need 32GB at all for gaming 8GB is plenty 16GB is just overkill for gaming.
For a 1440p monitor idk what your price would be but they are at least $500 for a lower end one, for the triple monitor setup you would have to upgrade your GPU for more VRAM and i personally dont think its worth it but thats up to you.



Well i want to start making a youtube channel once i have my pc so yeah probably video editing. Are there any SSD's you would reccomend, as well as PSU's?

My friend was telling me that if it's a quad channel motherboard YOU HAVE TO run 4 ram sticks? If not, should I buy higher end ram? Like vengeance pro? Also with my motherboard, is it going to perform well?

Would a 690 run three screens well? or is running a single, large monitor better? Like are 2560 screens actually worth it..?


Samsung 256GB 840 pro is one of the best SSD out right now.
For you motherboard i would recommend a ASUS P9X79 which is going to save you some money and will have plenty of ram slots for how ever much you want.
For the ram you could go with a 16GB 4x4 1600 Vengeance and will be plenty.
If you are video editing then the CPU is fine,
A Corsair AX850 will be good for you since its a modular PSU and is one of the best for your system currently.
The 690 will be able to run triple monitor but not sure how well it would perform on max settings, for recording a single monitor would work best since you would get highest FPS and best quality without and drops in fps.
For a larger monitor i would recommend a 27" 120Hz Monitor or you could just use your BenQ which would work fine.


Ah well i'll go with a lower wattage PSU and i think i might try to find a quality 27'' monitor. Not sure if a 2TB HDD is unnessecary if i have a 256Gb SSD... :/  just working out what to do about my graphics card, and my cpu is definitely fine to handle all HIGH END games for years?? I also found this: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i... and it looks pretty good, but is quite expensive. The seasonic PSU is more expensive for 850W than the corsair one is for 1050W.... what should i go for?


you could get a 1tb caviar blue, Corsair ax850 PSU and this for RAM http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Desktop-Memory-...


What's the difference between caviar blue and black? I also think i might go down to a 128Gb ssd, $240 is a fair bit just for the SSD



Performance. The Black is optimized for performance at the expense of noise and power consumption, the blue is a general use drive, designed to be a good balance of performance, power consumption, and noise


Ah okay cool, i think that i'll go with that then and i'm going to go single 780, rather than get a 770, since i can sli the 780 later.


The 770 is still a good card and i would get the 770 over a 780 for the price per performance ratio, but you can choose for yourself.
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