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Gaming, Video Production and Game Development Rig - Help with Part Selection and Spatial Awareness

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August 11, 2013 8:26:55 AM

So I need some very general help on this build. It's my first one and I'm being a little ambitious.

The goal of the Build is to be a gaming, video production, and game development rig. This, of course, requires 16gb of ram, storage, etc. This rig will be used by both myself and two student organizations (competitive gaming and game development) that I advise (so I may be moving it around if that matters). They want to start live streaming/commentating their games.

Things I'm not sure about include:

- Spatial Awareness in the 600T (or should I even get the mid?)
- Cooling Practice (trying to stay away from liquid but if it needs to happen I can)
- Additional Parts (EX. 2xGTX 780s?)
- Correct Parts?
- Anything else you can think of by way of peripherals and the like.

I've included a parts picker list below. I greatly appreciate any assistance provided in trying to get this beast together.

Thanks!

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ NCIX US)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX-2 4g Thermal Paste ($4.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.60 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($689.99 @ Amazon)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N250PC2 802.11b/g/n PCI Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Turbine 120 (4-Pack) 60.4 CFM 120mm Fan ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($142.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)

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August 11, 2013 8:27:57 AM

Oh I should have mentioned but I have about $2500+ at moment but time isn't exactly a factor; January is the end goal here.
~ Thanks Again.
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