Need advice building a new Gamer PC

Hey everyone and thanks for viewing and helping with my problem. Im currently thinking about building a new PC since my present one is almost 2 years old. Since the price of the GTX 780 dropped, i wanted to go with a possible SLI Setup in the near future. Since I have little experience in building a custom PC and even less in SLI Setups i was hoping for your help. I appreciate your help, Thanks ! :)

Approximate Purchase Date: This Month
Budget Range: 1000 - 1200 €
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming
Are you buying a monitor: Definitly, but most likely some months after the PC
Do you need to buy OS:No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.mindfactory.de/
Location: Germany
Parts Preferences: Nvidia
Overclocking: Never done, perhaps :)
SLI or Crossfire: Yes in the near future
Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050, but I will definitly upgrade to at least Full HD or even more
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  1. imho that is a good build for your first oc:

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

    CPU: AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor (€134.90 @ Caseking)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler (€74.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (€124.03 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Grey 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (€68.98 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (€53.04 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (€453.99 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case (€94.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (€84.90 @ Caseking)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer (€15.70 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Total: €1105.34
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-06 17:52 CET+0100)
  2. Thanks for your reply :)
    As im not experienced enough i´d like to ask some questions for my understandment. I am in no way doubting your choice!
    1. Why did you choose AMD CPU over Intel ?
    2. Is 650 W enough for SLI ?
    3. What is the difference between those two ?
    http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/3072MB-Gigabyte-GeForce-GTX-780-WindForce-3X-OC-Rev--2-0-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x_918496.html
    http://www.mindfactory.de/product_info.php/3072MB-Gigabyte-GeForce-GTX-780-Windforce-3X-OC-Aktiv-PCIe-3-0-x16--Retai_856177.html
    Wich one do you prefer ?
    Much Thanks :)
  3. 1.Budget,i suppose.A comparable 4670K + z87 mobo should cost more than the AMD CPU and mobo above
    2. Nope.650W is for one card,going by specs from gigabyte.If these true,then you should be looking at 1200w and above for a sli setup. May i ask why you intend on a sli setup? A single 780 can and will max almost all games out there.
    3.I think it has to do with the card temps or noise levels.One of these should be lower in rev 2.
  4. For SLI you could get a XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified PSU.

    http://www.amazon.de/dp/B0066AH4L6/?tag=pcp05-21

    But navask01 is right: One 780 is enough for any game at 1080p.
  5. Yes i know one 780 is enough for everything i do at the moment, but since im almost finished with my apprenticeship and have more money to "waste" i might get more screens or at least higher resolution than Full HD. Ah i dont know >.< and if i have the chance for SLI id really like to try it, if even just once. :D
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