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High end gaming pc, anything i should change?

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July 3, 2013 4:56:31 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($66.61 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Wired Network Adapter: Intel EXPI9301CT 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter ($29.98 @ PCM)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($152.95 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Sparkle 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($130.04 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($56.23 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2113.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-03 19:55 EDT-0400)

This is for playing current gen games and next gen games on high/ultra settings at 60-80+fps on 1 24" monitor will also be used for recording and video editing.

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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 5:09:58 PM

If you know you won't be adding more GPU's, 760 SLI beats a single 780 price and performance-wise. 770 SLI is also an option, although it costs about 150$ more than your current selection. For your RAM, it's always best to go low profile in case you install some bulky cooler later on. I would go with vengeance LP instead of vengeance. The last thing is your PSU - sparkle isn't exactly a well-known, proven company for PSUs, so it might be better to go with a corsair HX850, although what you have chosen seems to work as well. Also, with what you have chosen, 650w would be fine. 850w will leave you more room for expansion later on, of course.

Hope this helps! :D 
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July 3, 2013 5:13:00 PM

Munchbot said:
If you know you won't be adding more GPU's, 760 SLI beats a single 780 price and performance-wise. 770 SLI is also an option, although it costs about 150$ more than your current selection. For your RAM, it's always best to go low profile in case you install some bulky cooler later on. I would go with vengeance LP instead of vengeance. The last thing is your PSU - sparkle isn't exactly a well-known, proven company for PSUs, so it might be better to go with a corsair HX850, although what you have chosen seems to work as well. Also, with what you have chosen, 650w would be fine. 850w will leave you more room for expansion later on, of course.

Hope this helps! :D 


thanks for the advice i decided i would go with the Corsair AX850 instead of the sparkle, so would a 760 or 770 sli beat the 780 in performance, i don't think i will change the cooler later on but i will look into that ram ^_^ thanks for the help
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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 5:49:23 PM

Yes, both would.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 6:04:03 PM

Quick questions: 1) why the PCIe network card? and 2) why the 2 completely different HDDs?
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July 3, 2013 6:22:36 PM

Munchbot said:
Yes, both would.


i decided to go with the gtx 770 but should i go with the evga 770's or the msi ones?
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a b 4 Gaming
July 3, 2013 10:05:12 PM

popesloth said:
Munchbot said:
Yes, both would.


i decided to go with the gtx 770 but should i go with the evga 770's or the msi ones?


EVGA

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