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October 3, 2013 4:05:08 AM

I want excellence in both gaming and sound performance. any recommendations? also what "lifespan" such a pc would have and how much wide margin for upgrades? thanx in advance.
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October 3, 2013 4:33:10 AM

First of all there isn't really a way to guess how long a build will be good for in the future since we don't know what will come out in the future. But I am guessing this build will be powerful for quite a long time.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ NCIX)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($383.61 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($134.99 @ Memory Express)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($229.79 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Memory Express)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Memory Express)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($176.00 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ Vuugo)
Total: $2982.93

This build will be perfect for what you need. You can't really get anything better for gaming than this. Also as for upgrade room you do have some but to do any major upgrades (2 new high-end graphics card or a new high-end processor) you may need a more powerful power supply.
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October 3, 2013 4:59:39 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KiIE For this one you probably will never need to upgrade. It is amazing with i7 4770k plus you get an actual gaming motherboard. To be honest, you probably wont even need the maximus VI extreme. You already got 16 gb ram with DDR3 2133 RAM! Also you get an additional 8gb of DDR3 1866 Ram. You can't really upgrade the ram unless you remove them completely cause the ram in the build will take up all of the slots. You got a nice 250gb SSD and top it up with a 3TB Hard Drive. Instead of 2-Way SLI, you get the beast of them all, the Geforce GTX Titan. You get a 1250w power supply and then you get a blu ray dvd drive. The best part of all, it costs 500 dollars less than the previous answer. Your welcome
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2013 1:27:51 PM

TheMohammadmo said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KiIE For this one you probably will never need to upgrade. It is amazing with i7 4770k plus you get an actual gaming motherboard. To be honest, you probably wont even need the maximus VI extreme. You already got 16 gb ram with DDR3 2133 RAM! Also you get an additional 8gb of DDR3 1866 Ram. You can't really upgrade the ram unless you remove them completely cause the ram in the build will take up all of the slots. You got a nice 250gb SSD and top it up with a 3TB Hard Drive. Instead of 2-Way SLI, you get the beast of them all, the Geforce GTX Titan. You get a 1250w power supply and then you get a blu ray dvd drive. The best part of all, it costs 500 dollars less than the previous answer. Your welcome


My Build VS Your Build
- Yours has a low-end, overpowered power supply.
- You don't need 16GB of RAM for gaming.
- The Maximus VI Extreme has many great features as well as great integrated audio (Which he wants) and the G65 doesn't.
- Higher speed RAM only makes about a 2-5 percent difference.
- The SSD I put is faster.
- Two GTX 780's are considerably faster than one Titan.

PS: It's impossible to build a computer that you won't have to upgrade. Also the Asus Maximus VI Extreme is a
Gaming Mother Board, a very high-end one actually.
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October 3, 2013 7:10:03 PM

wtalk2 said:
TheMohammadmo said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KiIE For this one you probably will never need to upgrade. It is amazing with i7 4770k plus you get an actual gaming motherboard. To be honest, you probably wont even need the maximus VI extreme. You already got 16 gb ram with DDR3 2133 RAM! Also you get an additional 8gb of DDR3 1866 Ram. You can't really upgrade the ram unless you remove them completely cause the ram in the build will take up all of the slots. You got a nice 250gb SSD and top it up with a 3TB Hard Drive. Instead of 2-Way SLI, you get the beast of them all, the Geforce GTX Titan. You get a 1250w power supply and then you get a blu ray dvd drive. The best part of all, it costs 500 dollars less than the previous answer. Your welcome


My Build VS Your Build
- Yours has a low-end, overpowered power supply.
- You don't need 16GB of RAM for gaming.
- The Maximus VI Extreme has many great features as well as great integrated audio (Which he wants) and the G65 doesn't.
- Higher speed RAM only makes about a 2-5 percent difference.
- The SSD I put is faster.
- Two GTX 780's are considerably faster than one Titan.

PS: It's impossible to build a computer that you won't have to upgrade. Also the Asus Maximus VI Extreme is a
Gaming Mother Board, a very high-end one actually.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KzVh I do agree with what you say about the power supply. So check this new one out. First of all, you really don't need a Maximus VI. Sure it is a good motherboard but there really is no big advantage over the GD65 except for the price<----LOL see what I did there. It already has built in amazing sound card plus it can help the gamer with ping problems. It even has a gaming mode where the motherboard will adjust and give you the best gaming experience. I did change the Titan to a 780 2 Way Sli and I changed the case. I also changed the power supply. It doesn't really matter if the ssd goes 1 second faster. Won't make a really big difference. Plus with my build, you get another 300 dollars to spare on games, monitors, etc.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2013 7:10:03 PM

wtalk2 said:
TheMohammadmo said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KiIE For this one you probably will never need to upgrade. It is amazing with i7 4770k plus you get an actual gaming motherboard. To be honest, you probably wont even need the maximus VI extreme. You already got 16 gb ram with DDR3 2133 RAM! Also you get an additional 8gb of DDR3 1866 Ram. You can't really upgrade the ram unless you remove them completely cause the ram in the build will take up all of the slots. You got a nice 250gb SSD and top it up with a 3TB Hard Drive. Instead of 2-Way SLI, you get the beast of them all, the Geforce GTX Titan. You get a 1250w power supply and then you get a blu ray dvd drive. The best part of all, it costs 500 dollars less than the previous answer. Your welcome


My Build VS Your Build
- Yours has a low-end, overpowered power supply.
- You don't need 16GB of RAM for gaming.
- The Maximus VI Extreme has many great features as well as great integrated audio (Which he wants) and the G65 doesn't.
- Higher speed RAM only makes about a 2-5 percent difference.
- The SSD I put is faster.
- Two GTX 780's are considerably faster than one Titan.

PS: It's impossible to build a computer that you won't have to upgrade. Also the Asus Maximus VI Extreme is a
Gaming Mother Board, a very high-end one actually.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KzVh I do agree with what you say about the power supply. So check this new one out. First of all, you really don't need a Maximus VI. Sure it is a good motherboard but there really is no big advantage over the GD65 except for the price<----LOL see what I did there. It already has built in amazing sound card plus it can help the gamer with ping problems. It even has a gaming mode where the motherboard will adjust and give you the best gaming experience. I did change the Titan to a 780 2 Way Sli and I changed the case. I also changed the power supply. It doesn't really matter if the ssd goes 1 second faster. Won't make a really big difference. Plus with my build, you get another 300 dollars to spare on games, monitors, etc.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 3, 2013 7:33:49 PM

TheMohammadmo said:
wtalk2 said:
TheMohammadmo said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KiIE For this one you probably will never need to upgrade. It is amazing with i7 4770k plus you get an actual gaming motherboard. To be honest, you probably wont even need the maximus VI extreme. You already got 16 gb ram with DDR3 2133 RAM! Also you get an additional 8gb of DDR3 1866 Ram. You can't really upgrade the ram unless you remove them completely cause the ram in the build will take up all of the slots. You got a nice 250gb SSD and top it up with a 3TB Hard Drive. Instead of 2-Way SLI, you get the beast of them all, the Geforce GTX Titan. You get a 1250w power supply and then you get a blu ray dvd drive. The best part of all, it costs 500 dollars less than the previous answer. Your welcome


My Build VS Your Build
- Yours has a low-end, overpowered power supply.
- You don't need 16GB of RAM for gaming.
- The Maximus VI Extreme has many great features as well as great integrated audio (Which he wants) and the G65 doesn't.
- Higher speed RAM only makes about a 2-5 percent difference.
- The SSD I put is faster.
- Two GTX 780's are considerably faster than one Titan.

PS: It's impossible to build a computer that you won't have to upgrade. Also the Asus Maximus VI Extreme is a
Gaming Mother Board, a very high-end one actually.


http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1KzVh I do agree with what you say about the power supply. So check this new one out. First of all, you really don't need a Maximus VI. Sure it is a good motherboard but there really is no big advantage over the GD65 except for the price<----LOL see what I did there. It already has built in amazing sound card plus it can help the gamer with ping problems. It even has a gaming mode where the motherboard will adjust and give you the best gaming experience. I did change the Titan to a 780 2 Way Sli and I changed the case. I also changed the power supply. It doesn't really matter if the ssd goes 1 second faster. Won't make a really big difference. Plus with my build, you get another 300 dollars to spare on games, monitors, etc.



That's more like it :D 

Only things I would change are get a Corsair AX860, it is more efficient and is fully modular plus it is only like $20 more.
Also get some different RAM LOL, Ripjaws is so ugly.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz16gx3m2a... $20 more and looks a lot nicer :D 
Lastly case is his choice and he has plenty of budget left to pick any case he wants.
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