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How does this build look? £4000 Budget. Compatibility?

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October 28, 2013 2:33:24 PM

Hey guys.

This is my finalised build, ready to begin purchasing it all and then eventually getting it built.

Are all these components, etc compatible with one another? Any bottlenecking or other issues I might encounter, or perhaps any recommendations or advise you may have?

Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II Chassis
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-4960X Extreme
Graphics Cards: 2x EVGA Classified ACX GTX 780 - SLI
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz 32GB
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro H100i Extreme
Solid State Drive: Samsung 840 EVO-Series 500GB SSD
Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Barracuda 3TB HDD
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
PSU Unit: Corsair AX1200 Professional Series
Optical Drive: 5.25 LG BH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD RW
LCD Display Bay: 5.25 Matrix Orbital GX Typhoon TCI
Thermal Controller Bay: NZXT SENTRY 2 Touch Screen
Multimedia Bay: 3.25 BitFenix SuperSpeed Card Reader
Wireless Card: TP-Link TL-WDN4800
Platform: Windows 8.1 Pro

What would be the best, most stable overclock for the 4960X, as I'd like to ramp it up a little bit too.

I'll also be adding some LED fans and LED strips to the case too.

Thanks in advance guys!

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October 28, 2013 2:58:31 PM

not good.

for what is this pc ?
playing on how much monitors ? which resolution?

i suggest to do a custome watercooling loop. and wait for gtx 780ti , gtx 780 price will drop.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£434.99 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme EATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£305.98 @ Dabs)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£119.99 @ Novatech)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£274.99 @ Ebuyer)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£83.99 @ Aria PC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£426.94 @
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) (£426.94 @
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Series Primo Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case (£199.18 @
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£148.63 @
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) (£69.70 @
Total: £2491.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-28 22:17 GMT+0000)

i7-4930k same performance as 4960k
cheaper motherboards has the same performance
2400 mhz memory is not better then 1600mhz.
1200w is overpowered
October 28, 2013 3:10:17 PM

Equally for both gaming and Adobe CS6 and everything that comes in between.

Two Dell U2713HM's - 2560x1440.

How is this build 'not good'?
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October 29, 2013 12:51:29 PM

ok, then 1 gtx 780 would be enough to play on 1x1440p monitor...

not good beause most of the parts you picked don't make sense.
October 29, 2013 12:56:58 PM

Thanks for the feedback, but I've gone through 3 PC's in 5 years, the idea is to future proof this particular build as best I can so it will last me a lot longer than the previous ones.
October 29, 2013 2:45:53 PM

won't last you longer, it just cost more.