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High-end gaming build

I'm looking at building a $5000 gaming rig that has to be gaming on ultra settings on a 2560x1440 screen. Games like company of heroes 2 , metro 2033 and crysis 3 must be able to be played fluently at 60+ fps on ultra. That is, this rig must be seriously kicking some ass. Any suggestions as to the parts needed to make this a full-blown reality?
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  1. where do you live and is your budget US$5000 ?
  2. You can build a pc for $1500 that will do what you want at 2560x1440 - no need to spend $5000
  3. IRONBATMAN said:
    where do you live and is your budget US$5000 ?


    Right in the U.S capital and my budget is indeed $5000
  4. TBC1 said:
    You can build a pc for $1500 that will do what you want at 2560x1440 - no need to spend $5000


    Really?And will that $1500 build be future proof, that is, will it be able to run the next few so-called gpu killer games on ultra settings? Prbably not.
  5. Best answer
    challenger15 said:
    IRONBATMAN said:
    where do you live and is your budget US$5000 ?


    Right in the U.S capital and my budget is indeed $5000


    challenger15 said:
    TBC1 said:
    You can build a pc for $1500 that will do what you want at 2560x1440 - no need to spend $5000


    Really?And will that $1500 build be future proof, that is, will it be able to run the next few so-called gpu killer games on ultra settings? Prbably not.


    Umm, a $1500 will easily play the upcoming titles maxed out.
  6. TBC1 said:
    challenger15 said:
    IRONBATMAN said:
    where do you live and is your budget US$5000 ?


    Right in the U.S capital and my budget is indeed $5000


    challenger15 said:
    TBC1 said:
    You can build a pc for $1500 that will do what you want at 2560x1440 - no need to spend $5000


    Really?And will that $1500 build be future proof, that is, will it be able to run the next few so-called gpu killer games on ultra settings? Prbably not.


    Umm, a $1500 will easily play future games maxed out.



    Ok, what would be the parts you suggest? I am also planning on getting a 4k resolution monitor within the next 6 months, and so my resolution may very well be much higher than the 2560x1440 monitor. With all that in mind, do you honestly think that a $1500 build will cut it?
  7. You can get a 4k monitor in that budget O.o
  8. xhaxhank said:
    You can get a 4k monitor in that budget O.o


    Precisely what I am planning to do within the next 6 months, but that isn't part of the $5000. But if anyone can suggest a much cheaper build for what I am planning to do, then I am open to suggestions.
  9. Check it -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1478.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:15 EDT-0400)
  10. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($536.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2750.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:17 EDT-0400)
  11. Are you going to need monitor(s) or just looking for the case and guts
  12. IRONBATMAN said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($536.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2750.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:17 EDT-0400)


    $536 ssd XD! I'd spend that on something else.
  13. It's what I thought with the $5000 budget
  14. TBC1 said:
    Check it -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1478.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:15 EDT-0400)


    Tradesman1 said:
    Are you going to need monitor(s) or just looking for the case and guts


    TBC1 said:
    IRONBATMAN said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($536.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2750.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:17 EDT-0400)


    $536 ssd XD! I'd spend that on something else.


    Just the case and guts, will be getting a 4k monitor soon (not part of the budget) to replace the 2560x1440 monitor
  15. The second list given by IRONBATMAN seems to be packing much more punch, and a 780 will be better for multi-monitor setups in which I will be playing multiplayer .
  16. challenger15 said:
    The second list given by IRONBATMAN seems to be packing much more punch, and a 780 will be better for multi-monitor setups in which I will be playing multiplayer .


    Get maximus vi formula instead of hero or MSI Mpower MAX
  17. IRONBATMAN said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($536.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2750.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:17 EDT-0400)

    ___________________________

    +1

    Good build here:though think I'd kick up to the 4770K, change the DRAM to the 2x8GB 2133 Tridents (Haswell scales up well with DRAM even in gaming) and change the GPUs to Asus or EVGA - won't touch MSI due to poor QC
  18. Well, since you have the $5000 budget here is something absolutely overkill -

    SLI titans will last you awhile

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1008.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1008.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($208.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $3505.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:29 EDT-0400)
  19. I knew someone was going to put titan there :P
  20. xhaxhank said:
    I knew someone was going to put titan there :P


    XD!
  21. Tradesman1 said:
    IRONBATMAN said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($536.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2750.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:17 EDT-0400)

    ___________________________

    +1

    Good build here:though think I'd kick up to the 4770K, change the DRAM to the 2x8GB 2133 Tridents (Haswell scales up well with DRAM even in gaming) and change the GPUs to Asus or EVGA - won't touch MSI due to poor QC


    Yeah, EVGA would be probably better since people seems to be having highly-rated opinions about their warranty services.
  22. TBC1 said:
    Well, since you have the $5000 budget here is something absolutely overkill -

    SLI titans will last you awhile

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1008.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($1008.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($208.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($104.98 @ Newegg)
    Total: $3505.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:29 EDT-0400)

    That's more of what I am talking about. How about adding another Titan and making it 3-way SLI since I do have the money?
  23. High-end gaming build indeed:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($289.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.51 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($258.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard ($90.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $2928.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:44 EDT-0400)
  24. At in the area of close to $1,000, premium of two Titans over two 780's for very little gain, to me a complete waste of money. Doesn't make alot of sense to say don't waste money, then turn around and propose wasting money :(
  25. IRONBATMAN said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($536.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2750.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:17 EDT-0400)


    Really? 32GB is a ridiculous waste of money, plus you can't pair the Vengeance with the Dominator Platinum - all RAM has to be the same. You can't mix and match sets. And Dominator Platinum is a huge waste of money no matter how much your budget is. You're paying 3x more than standard RAM for nothing more than a fancy heat sink. Plus having 32GB of RAM and an i7 will not affect gaming performance at all. Plus why would you pay $3K for a rig and pair a 4670K with a Hyper 212 Evo?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($517.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($517.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($218.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($185.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $2273.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:52 EDT-0400)
  26. Getting a little confused here, everybody seems to be contradicting each other..
  27. challenger15 said:
    Getting a little confused here, everybody seems to be contradicting each other..

    _____________________________

    That's typical here ;)
  28. g-unit1111 said:
    IRONBATMAN said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($160.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($200.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Crucial M500 960GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($536.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($503.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2750.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:17 EDT-0400)


    Really? 32GB is a ridiculous waste of money, plus you can't pair the Vengeance with the Dominator Platinum - all RAM has to be the same. You can't mix and match sets. And Dominator Platinum is a huge waste of money no matter how much your budget is. You're paying 3x more than standard RAM for nothing more than a fancy heat sink. Plus having 32GB of RAM and an i7 will not affect gaming performance at all. Plus why would you pay $3K for a rig and pair a 4670K with a Hyper 212 Evo?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($127.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.95 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($517.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($517.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 820 (Grey) ATX Full Tower Case ($218.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: NZXT HALE90 V2 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX Power Supply ($185.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $2273.56
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:52 EDT-0400)


    Your build seems fine, but what would be the primary advantage that a Titan has over the 780?As far as I am concerned, a Titan has 6gb of vram, which would ideally be better for multi-monitor set-ups than a 3gb 780, and I do intend to play games on 3 monitors for some multiplayer action. So, would you recommend a Titan?
  29. filippi said:
    High-end gaming build indeed:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($289.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.51 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($258.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard ($90.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $2928.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:44 EDT-0400)


    Tradesman1 said:
    challenger15 said:
    Getting a little confused here, everybody seems to be contradicting each other..

    _____________________________

    That's typical here ;)


    Yeah, I guess it is, but that is also a good thing as it does present me with a variety of options before making the best informed decision.
  30. Extreme gaming build:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VOPG
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VOPG/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VOPG/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.51 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($258.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($178.25 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard ($90.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $3527.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:58 EDT-0400)
  31. TBC1 said:
    Check it -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1478.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:15 EDT-0400)


    Do you think this is future proof system ? and also can play games no on max even call of duty ghost and BF-4 on 1440p monitor? in which world are you living ? i don't know what exactly you are think when your building rig. are you here to misguide only? and do you have any info about rigs and hardware ?
  32. Well then one thing to give thought to, especially if even thinking dual or Tri GPUs is to look at the X79 mobos and 6 core CPUs, they have more PCI-E lanes and can turn the GPUs loose as well as quad channel DRAM, am going to grab some sleep, but can put a good build together for you Fri PM after I get done with work, have to set up a couple new PCs at a guy's office and reconfig his network after I add them
  33. filippi said:
    High-end gaming build indeed:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VONp/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($289.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.51 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($258.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard ($90.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $2928.33
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:44 EDT-0400)


    filippi said:
    Extreme gaming build:

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VOPG
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VOPG/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VOPG/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($77.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.51 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($258.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($513.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T Silver ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($178.25 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Elite Wired Gaming Keyboard ($90.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $3527.57
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:58 EDT-0400)


    Ok, thanks for your input, but it seems that some other people are suggesting going with an i5-4670k, while others like you are suggesting an i7-4770k. Personally, I would prefer an i7 and the quad-core you suggested should be able to ensure that the cpu does not pose a bottleneck problem. And then comes the problem of the video card. It seems that it's a toss-up between a 780 and a titan right now, as the titan does have double the vram capacity of a 780, which will come especially useful in multi-monitor setups.
  34. Alpha-Black said:
    TBC1 said:
    Check it -

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.98 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.00 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1478.88
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 01:15 EDT-0400)


    Do you think this is future proof system ? and also can play games no on max even call of duty ghost and BF-4 on 1440p monitor? in which world are you living ? i don't know what exactly you are think when your building rig. are you here to misguide only? and do you have any info about rigs and hardware ?


    What are you cracking on about??? 1. There's no point in future proofing as you can't predict the future! 2. This build will easily max bf4 1440p and seriously, COD ghosts (that game will run like the rest of the cod series...) 3. I'm not misguiding in the slightest and yes, I have experience with rigs and hardware.
  35. Tradesman1 said:
    Well then one thing to give thought to, especially if even thinking dual or Tri GPUs is to look at the X79 mobos and 6 core CPUs, they have more PCI-E lanes and can turn the GPUs loose as well as quad channel DRAM, am going to grab some sleep, but can put a good build together for you Fri PM after I get done with work, have to set up a couple new PCs at a guy's office and reconfig his network after I add them


    Thanks for the heads-up, I will try to find out more about them. Go ahead and get some rest, and feel free to reply when you have the time as I am not scheduled to order the parts just yet.
  36. Will do, have time for about 5 hrs - C U
  37. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)
  38. i5-4670k and i7-4770k have the same price in a $5000 build. The same cannot be said about GTX 780 and Titan. Even in a $5000 build spend $3000 in GPU is too much for my taste. Now 3-Way SLI 780 x 2 Titan is something to think about.
  39. Alpha-Black said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)

    Getting closer to my budget cap, the only moot point being the video card. Should I just go with a 2-way SLI Titan like you said or go with a 3-way SLI 780 like another person has suggested?
  40. filippi said:
    i5-4670k and i7-4770k have the same price in a $5000 build. The same cannot be said about GTX 780 and Titan. Even in a $5000 build spend $3000 in GPU is too much for my taste. Now 3-Way SLI 780 x 2 Titan is something to think about.


    when your spending high then why not spend for the best?
  41. challenger15 said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)

    Getting closer to my budget cap, the only moot point being the video card. Should I just go with a 2-way SLI Titan like you said or go with a 3-way SLI 780 like another person has suggested?

    2 titans are equal to 6x 780s in real time action ...i'm using both in my lab.
  42. Alpha-Black said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)


    5-7 is a long time. Just look back 5-7 years and where were we? geforce 8800... And you know what, I don't think that card is holding up too well these days. So the question is, what's the point of future proofing when technology just keeps getting better and better? the answer is to buy a $1500 build and upgrade the thing in a year or two. Seriously, it's better than spending $5000 on a system since new tech will outperform it in 2 years...
  43. TBC1 said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)


    5-7 is a long time. Just look back 5-7 years and where were we? geforce 8800... And you know what, I don't think that card is holding up too well these days. So the question is, what's the point of future proofing when technology just keeps getting better and better? the answer is to buy a $1500 build and upgrade the thing in a year or two. Seriously, it's better than spending $5000 on a system since new tech will outperform it in 2 years...


    at that time tech was growing very fast and needs where getting high but now field is saturated and there are many parts way bigger then needs on high and mid rang prices.i'm in hardware testing since last 12 years i can understand your point but now if you can check speed of upgrades in hardware is slow then last 5 years like 65% and it will get more slower coz people having hard rock stuff will not upgrade that much.
  44. TBC1 said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)


    5-7 is a long time. Just look back 5-7 years and where were we? geforce 8800... And you know what, I don't think that card is holding up too well these days. So the question is, what's the point of future proofing when technology just keeps getting better and better? the answer is to buy a $1500 build and upgrade the thing in a year or two. Seriously, it's better than spending $5000 on a system since new tech will outperform it in 2 years...


    Let me clear one thing i'm not against your rig.your one is fine beast in the budget but not in 5K demand. i didn't meant your wrong by the word Misguide that means your not giving something according to buys need.
  45. Alpha-Black said:
    challenger15 said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)

    Getting closer to my budget cap, the only moot point being the video card. Should I just go with a 2-way SLI Titan like you said or go with a 3-way SLI 780 like another person has suggested?

    2 titans are equal to 6x 780s in real time action ...i'm using both in my lab.


    Wow, I never knew that 2 titans are equivalent to 6 780's. But when it comes to such a high-end build, I guess the best is always the priority, and seeing as you do have a huge amount of experience in this field, I am inclined to believe that your argument does hold water. Besides, a titan would have double the vram capacity of a 780, and that would be a plus point since I do game on multi-monitor setups.
  46. challenger15 said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    challenger15 said:
    Alpha-Black said:
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N Check link.
    This rig will be a future proof for next 5-7 years and will rip off the soul of any game on ultra setting on even 4k monitors and also you can run any heaviest application on it

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1VP4N/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Extreme ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($376.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($283.20 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX Titan 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($995.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: Thermaltake Chaser A71 ATX Full Tower Case ($129.77 @ Mwave)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($170.88 @ B&H)
    Total: $4322.74
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-01 02:20 EDT-0400)

    Getting closer to my budget cap, the only moot point being the video card. Should I just go with a 2-way SLI Titan like you said or go with a 3-way SLI 780 like another person has suggested?

    2 titans are equal to 6x 780s in real time action ...i'm using both in my lab.


    Wow, I never knew that 2 titans are equivalent to 6 780's. But when it comes to such a high-end build, I guess the best is always the priority, and seeing as you do have a huge amount of experience in this field, I am inclined to believe that your argument does hold water. Besides, a titan would have double the vram capacity of a 780, and that would be a plus point since I do game on multi-monitor setups.

    2 titans one 4 42" LED screens and very smooth game play is my personal experience
  47. the top 3 GPUs are ( not in order )

    - GTX Titan
    - GTX 780
    - GTX 690
  48. My final opinion: Get a Asus Maximus VI Extreme LGA1150 and a XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified PSU. Go SLI Titan.
    It will be a fantastic build and highly upgradable: 3-Way SLI, memory and next-gen CPUs.
  49. Alpha-Black said:

    Do you think this is future proof system ? and also can play games no on max even call of duty ghost and BF-4 on 1440p monitor? in which world are you living ? i don't know what exactly you are think when your building rig. are you here to misguide only? and do you have any info about rigs and hardware ?


    Well there's no such thing as future proof. No matter if you're spending $500 or $5000. You just can't predict what is going to be out there.

    And yes I do know what I am talking about. Dual GTX 780 will handle 1440P perfectly fine:

    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/08/06/nvidia_geforce_gtx_780_sli_video_card_review/5#.UnPWmhBYQX4

    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/radeon_r9_290x_crossfire_vs_sli_review_benchmarks,18.html

    The fact is that very few people can afford a dual Titan setup, dual GTX 780 will handle pretty much anything you can throw at it.


    Quote:
    Wow, I never knew that 2 titans are equivalent to 6 780's. But when it comes to such a high-end build, I guess the best is always the priority, and seeing as you do have a huge amount of experience in this field, I am inclined to believe that your argument does hold water. Besides, a titan would have double the vram capacity of a 780, and that would be a plus point since I do game on multi-monitor setups.


    Nope. That is completely wrong. There's actually very little difference between a dual Titan setup and a dual GTX 780 setup. You'll maybe notice about a 10 FPS difference but that's not worth spending an extra $1000. And there's absolutely no motherboard on earth that would support 6 x 780, and if there was, good luck finding drivers for it.
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