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July 28, 2013 6:12:34 AM

How will this far in gaming? I am looking at building my own computer that will last for a long time. Are these all compatible? For liquid cooling, how does that work? do you get the liquid cooling system with the case or is separately? Is there any real need for liquid cooling?


CPU Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core
CPU Cooler Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 56.3 CFM
Motherboard Asus P9X79 PRO ATX LGA2011
Memory Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
Storage Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB
Sound Card Asus Xonar DSX
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower
Power Supply CoolMax 600W ATX12V / EPS12V
Optical Drive LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit)
July 28, 2013 6:36:25 AM

If you are building a gaming rig, there are quite a few changes I'd make.

Here is your build on PC Part Picker. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ly2B

For gaming, you would see little to no benefit from the more expensive 3930, and higher priced motherboard. Another problem is using a cheap power supply and cooling fan for all those expensive parts.

As far as water cooling goes, for me anyway it makes my skin crawl. On little mistake, or leak and all those parts are dead. Air can't short out your computer. Using the 4670k you will have more than enough power for any gaming. It will run cooler, and the savings allow you to bump your video card to a Titan, which is the most important part of a gaming build.

Here is how I'd spend the same budget. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ly6B
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July 28, 2013 6:50:49 AM

PSU's too weak! At least get 650W XFX PSU for current and 850W/1050W PSU for future usage. Remember u should buy modular PSU to ensure stability and sustain more heat. XFX, Seasonic and Corsair are good brands.

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July 28, 2013 7:36:18 AM
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($449.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.73 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2175.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-28 10:36 EDT-0400)
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