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October 1, 2013 9:18:59 PM

Hey everyone, I'll be going off to college in a year and I'm trying to get an idea for what I'll be buying.... I was going for a quiet and powerful build for my gaming, video editing and design. Can you tell me if there would be any problems (the problem I was concerned about was whether or not the Video Card would fit in the case) with the build I selected, I also appreciate all feedback and criticism. Thanks


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus VI GENE DDR3 1600 Intel Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard ($210.00)
CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($579.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($288.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($676.30 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($175.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($183.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2843.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 00:14 EDT-0400)
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a c 169 à CPUs
a c 168 V Motherboard
a c 128 } Memory
a c 115 U Graphics card
October 1, 2013 9:31:59 PM

Jebus that's a lot of fans

The H100i includes two SP120L fans, which from my personal experience are noticeably louder than the Quiet Edition fans in general but are PWM driven so they can be quieted right down.

The Obsidian series cases also include several very high quality fans. My 850D included 3 140mm AF fans and was augmented by a further 3 120mm SP fans on the radiator.

Incase you don't know, use AF for entry and exit points, and SP for blowing air across a radiator. It's a tossup on which to use for CPU heatsinks if you have one though, but I generally recommend AF.

I think that you could ditch a lot of those fans and quiet your PC down quite a bit.
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2013 9:34:23 PM

You almost certainly do not need 8 case fans.

May we assume you'll also be getting a laptop for going to class with?
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a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2013 9:37:01 PM

Made a few minor changes for the better.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JSvP) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JSvP/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JSvP/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80633i74930k) | $579.99 @ Newegg
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $94.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [GeIL EVO Veloce Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/geil-memory-gev332gb1866c9...) | $250.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $224.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $119.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7020310...) | $635.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-750d) | $175.98 @ Newegg
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050001...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050001...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050005...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050005...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050005...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050009...) | $18.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050009...) | $18.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050009...) | $18.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [OCZ ZX 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-oczzx1000...) | $139.99 @ Microcenter
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-fqc04649) | $139.99 @ Newegg
**Other**| ASUS Maximus VI GENE DDR3 1600 Intel Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard| $210.00
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $2721.81
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 00:36 EDT-0400 |
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October 1, 2013 9:41:18 PM

Thanks for all the questions, I just wanted to keep my PC cooled, how many fans, and where would you suggest I put them?
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October 1, 2013 9:42:22 PM

Most notably the Zotac AMP! 780 which has the highest stock clock speeds and is one of the coolest and quietest 780's out there. And I also put up 1866MHz RAM, cheaper than what you had. And I changed your power supply to an OCZ 1000W
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October 1, 2013 9:42:51 PM

As for the laptop, I will save up for one but I'd prefer to have the desktop until I can get the laptop.
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October 1, 2013 9:43:52 PM

is Zotac a trusted and reliable brand?
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a b } Memory
a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2013 9:44:38 PM

As for fans you could go 2 in the front(intakes), 1 in the back(exhaust), 1 on top(exhaust)

And yes Zotac makes quality products nobody I know has ever had any trouble with them
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October 1, 2013 9:47:17 PM

Ok, thanks
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a b } Memory
a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2013 9:48:02 PM

Anbiti said:
Ok, thanks


Anything else you would like to know?
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a b à CPUs
a b V Motherboard
a b U Graphics card
October 1, 2013 9:48:49 PM

patrick47018 said:
Made a few minor changes for the better.

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JSvP) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JSvP/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1JSvP/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80633i74930k) | $579.99 @ Newegg
**CPU Cooler** | [Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-h100i) | $94.99 @ Newegg
**Memory** | [GeIL EVO Veloce Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/geil-memory-gev332gb1866c9...) | $250.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/samsung-internal-hard-driv...) | $224.99 @ Newegg
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-driv...) | $119.99 @ Amazon
**Video Card** | [Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-video-card-zt7020310...) | $635.99 @ SuperBiiz
**Case** | [Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-750d) | $175.98 @ Newegg
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050001...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050001...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050005...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050005...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050005...) | $14.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050009...) | $18.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050009...) | $18.99 @ Amazon
**Case Fan** | [Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-fan-co9050009...) | $18.99 @ Amazon
**Power Supply** | [OCZ ZX 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/ocz-power-supply-oczzx1000...) | $139.99 @ Microcenter
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw24b1...) | $16.99 @ Newegg
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-fqc04649) | $139.99 @ Newegg
**Other**| ASUS Maximus VI GENE DDR3 1600 Intel Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard| $210.00
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $2721.81
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-02 00:36 EDT-0400 |


I disagree if he is video editing a FX-8350 would be better.
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October 1, 2013 9:52:19 PM

um not at the moment I got to get to bed its getting late, but thanks for all the help everyone, much appreciated!
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