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$2600 Gaming/Productivity Build

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October 26, 2013 1:26:51 AM

What do you guys think? What changes, if any, should I make to create the most effective build possible while staying around the $2600 price range?

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($239.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($184.25 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.98 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($187.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.98 @ Outlet PC)
Other: Corsair Individually Sleeved Cables ($79.99)
Other: Corsair Individually Sleeved 24pin ATX Cable ($19.99)
Other: EVGA GTX 780 Classified Backplate ($19.99)
Other: NZXT Sentry Mix 2 ($29.99)
Other: NZXT Hue ($32.99)
Total: $2616.94
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-26 04:25 EDT-0400)

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October 26, 2013 1:36:05 AM

Dude the r9 290x kicks the GTX 780's butt! I would reccomend you change that. If you do, this is gonna be a kick ass gaming pc.
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October 26, 2013 1:40:33 AM

The Adventuring Bacon said:
Dude the r9 290x kicks the GTX 780's butt! I would reccomend you change that. If you do, this is gonna be a kick ass gaming pc.

I've seen some of the benchmarks and it does do better, but at what cost? The temps are extremely high and that thing is as loud as a god damn leaf blower. Whereas I can just get the 780 Classified Edition and overclock it to the point where it does just as well as the R9 290X without the absurd temperatures or noise.

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October 26, 2013 1:52:34 AM

I love it! Right down to colored cables, fans and GPU backplates. You are the MAN!
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October 26, 2013 1:52:47 AM

dont buy R9 290x unless non-referance cooler come out

referance R9 290x will burn
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