I posted this in the component section a week ago but am looking fore more opinions. I am getting a system built primarily for gaming (along with some photo editing) and a budget of $2000-$2500 AU without the keyboard, mouse, headset or screen. It is primarily for FPS and will be operating at 1080p or higher screen resolution with settings on ultra in single screen configuration. I know its impossible but i want to future proof the system a little so i can upgrade sensibly and hopefully not a for a little while. This is the system i have put together but i have limited technical it knowledge and keen to know any other opinions.
CPU: intel i7 4770k 3.5GHz
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA Z87x OC
GPU: Geforce GTX770 2GB
RAM: 2x8gb of single stick 1600MHz
SSD: Samsung 256gb 840 pro
Storage Drive: WD 2TB hard drive
Cooling: Corsair hydro H60-SE CPU cooler
Power Supply: Corsair HX-750, 750 WATT Modular 80 Plus Gold (changed to 2nd tier PSU from Casecom after reply in other post)
OS: Microsoft window 7 home premium
Case: Corsair 600T case
Any thoughts would be fantastic. I have been debating the GTX780 but the performance per dollar doesn't match the GTX770. I think i would have to increase the power supply with the GTX780 as well. Please let me know anything you think of.
Unless you're doing rendering, video editing etc, I would get the i5 4670k. They overclock a bit better as they run cooler (lack of HT) and if you're not doing the aforementioned, you won't notice the difference between the two when gaming. Also, it would allow you to get the better graphics card.
Oh and the 750watt PSU is more than enough for the 780.
Thanks for the reply. I will look into the i5 option. Thankyou for confirming the power source will be sufficient. I have been recommended against benq because of difficulty with warranties in Aus but i do like the monitor. I also have read that their gaming monitor are overpriced compared to similar options. The increased resolution would be great. I am keen on an ips screen though.