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Feedback on possible High-End Gaming build

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October 13, 2013 11:32:31 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($644.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($94.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($266.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2009.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-14 02:24 EDT-0400)

I know about the difference between the i5 and i7, I will be doing Video Editing and 3D Modelling :) 
Also Win8 users get a free upgrade to 8.1 right?

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October 13, 2013 11:42:48 PM

I will be doing Video Editing and 3D Modelling

Then you know that intel 4930k is best choice for you?

Soundcard you do not really need with that mobo. It do have really ood sound on board. What you most likely need is more memory.

Water cooler is other thong you really do not need.
Id buy this monitor.

For video editing you really need better color not 144HZ monitor.
IPS panel do have better picture quality.

October 13, 2013 11:51:32 PM

AxlFone said:
I will be doing Video Editing and 3D Modelling

Then you know that intel 4930k is best choice for you?

What is the difference in performance in gaming though? I will only do video editing and modelling occasionally (I feel i should mention that)
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October 13, 2013 11:58:28 PM

Both do games really well. For gaming 4670k is enough.
Video editing do not need video card so much. It need more cpu + memory.

You did not have any SSD on this build?

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October 14, 2013 2:33:59 AM

I would agree with the cooler. Unless you are going to do a real water cooling setup I would go with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO instead. For one Thermaltake's water coolers have never been that great anyway. I tried a AIO water cooler setup once and would never go back to them again.

I got two Corsair H100i's in January one for my FX-8350 and another for my i5 3570K setup and they made it about 4 months before the LED's and pumps bit the dust. Never again. For not much more I got a full water cooling kit from and have been very happy with it. I got a XSPC Raystorm 750 EX360 Extreme Universal CPU Water Cooling Kit for $160 that comes with everything needed minus the coolant and all in all it did not take much longer to install than the Corsair H100i did plus the performance is much much better.