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Building gaming PC for friend, any advise?

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October 9, 2013 9:44:43 PM

Hello, A good friend of mine has hired me to build a gaming PC for him, he is going to be recording himself for youtube/ live streaming on it.

Approximate Purchase Date: 2-3 weeks
Budget Range: ~2100, can go a little over for shipping and what not, but would prefer to stay under
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, recording/editing, everything else
Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Do you need to buy OS: Yes
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Location: Northern Ohio, USA
Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes
Your Monitor Resolution 1920x1080, but will be upgrading to 3 1080 monitor in the future
Additional Comments: Alright, my friend has requested that he has multipul graphics cards in it, that it has an i7 processor,Nvidia graphics card, that it has a dedicated sound card, that the case is a Thor V2 ( Rosewell, I think makes it), and that everything is overclocked as high as it will go.

I already have a build in mind for him, but I would like to see what the community comes up with.
sorry if this inst formatted correctly, im kinda new ( although i've been building PCs for people for a while)

The build I had in mind, was
Roswell Thor V2 case
2 Seagate Barracuda 2TB in RAID 0
2 zotac Gtx 770s ( 2GB)
an EVGA 1000w modular PSU
Crosair vengance 16GB ram DDR3 1600 ( 2x8 sticks)
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-OC motherboard
Intel i7- 4770K Cpu

He is selecting a mouse/keyboard/monitor. and for a CPU cooler im not sure.

if anyone has any advise, then feel free, or if you have a better build also feel free to say. Thanks.

P.s. sorry for any typos, it's ~2 am ( my PC's time is off by a bit) and im very tired, but I cant sleep ( mild insomnia)

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a c 683 4 Gaming
October 9, 2013 9:57:58 PM

For a cooler, depending on the OC planned , up to 4.4 or 4.5 a Hyper 212 EVO is good beyond than look at the Phanteks, I'd change the mobo to the Asus Hero, Asus seems to have the best handle on the Z87/Haswells. You don't mention what DRAM would suggest 1866/2133, not so much for gaming, but for the other apps - could prob drop the PSU a bit and might look to add a SSD for OS and apps

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a b 4 Gaming
October 9, 2013 10:19:07 PM

Here is what I threw together.

Single link (with combo deals and rebates):

Big Version:
CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($327.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H90 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.48 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1962.33