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October 18, 2013 3:40:00 AM

As i said in other posts i am buying a new pc and i just got some parts(my graphics card and the PSU.I am going to give the list of the things i got/am thinking to buy:

Motherboard - GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER 5 RETAIL
RAM - CORSAIR CMY16GX3M2A2133C11 VENGEANCE PRO 16GB (2X8GB) DDR3 2133MHZ C11 DUAL CHANNEL KIT
CPU - INTEL CORE I7-4770K 3.50GHZ
GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 780 SC w/ ACX Cooler
PSU - Corsair Power Supply 850W ATX 24 pin HX850
Cooling - CORSAIR HYDRO SERIES H110
SSD - Samsung 256GB SSD 840 PRO SATA 6Gb
HDD - SEAGATE ST31000524AS 1TB BARRACUDA 7200.12 SATA3
Case - CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES 650D BLACK
Monitor - ASUS VS248H 24'' HDMI + DVI LED FULL HD BLACK

These are the stuff i decided to get.Thing is i am worried if the case can take this motherboard as it says it takes ATX, mATX and my motherboard says it is E-ATX Form Factor; 30.5cm x 26.4cm.Is it going to be fine?And if not which case would you suggest from the same family of cases.

PS:If some1 has to make any suggestions for the other parts feel free to do so.

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October 18, 2013 4:02:06 AM

The E-ATX motherboard will not fit in a ATX supporting case. I recommend you to get a full tower case with a support for E-ATX mobo.

I would like to change the i7, with an i5 as the only difference between an i5 and i7 is hyperthreading.

Also i prefer XFX over the Crosair.

CASE:
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-cc800dw
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc932kk...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-rc942kk...
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October 18, 2013 4:04:22 AM

It will fit, but will be tight. There will be little space left above PSU to connect front panel, front USBs and additional fans.
Here you can see a Asus Rampage III black edition in corsair 650d. This board is even bigger than sniper 5.


Why do you want this Gigabyte board? Are you going to get 3 or 4 way SLI? With this PSU I guess not. Consider then a "normal" Z87 board, capable of standard, 2-way SLI. Saved money invest in bigger screen or 2TB HDD or grab some beers.
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October 18, 2013 4:13:05 AM

Well tbh i was told to get this motherboard by a friend of mine that got it himself and has on it 2x EVGA GTX Titan on it.What i am thinking to do later on is get a 2nd GTX 780 or just save up sell this one(after sometime)and when the Volta are going to be out to get 2x of the 80s versions.Either way though if you say that i can do the job with a normal Z87 board which 1 would you suggest?
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October 18, 2013 4:20:47 AM
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October 18, 2013 4:28:12 AM

If you want the higher-end mainboard, then consider:
Asrock Z87 OC Formula
Asus Maximus IV Formula
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD5H
Each has some unique features (dual LAN, wireless, better audio etc). Decide which of them you are going to use and pick one.

EDIT:
One of the features, that are missing compared to Gigabyte Sniper5 is that PCI-Es run in x16 or x8/x8 on these mainboards. On Sniper5 you have x16/x16.

This may be said to be irrelevant, because the PCI-E 3.0 x8 provides enough bandwidth even for Titan, but the fact is that upcoming R9 290X will use the crossfire over PCI-E slot (without the external bridge). Nvidia may copy this solution and use it in future cards. For now it is unknown, how this will influence the required bandwidth, but there is a chance that x8 will cripple the performance a little bit.
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October 18, 2013 4:38:20 AM

Thanks a lot i think i will go for the Asus Maximus IV Formula
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