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November 9, 2013 12:35:22 AM

Hello!
So I need a desktop and for the longest time I planned on purchasing a maingear. Then my coworker told me I could save a bit if I build it myself. So this is my first build and hopefully with a bit of help I will be successful.

Here are the components I have chosen:

1. Processor: Intel Core i7 4820K
2. MB: Asus rampage IV extreme s2011
3. Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB)
4. Graphics card: ASUS GTXTITAN-6GD5 GeForce GTX TITAN 6GB
5. Hard drive: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)


Questions:
~Do I need more than 500GB of memory?
~What should I choose for an optical drive (I think I just need one)?
~How do I choose the right power supply?
~I like the CM Storm Stryker case , is that enough room or too much room? Should I go full tower or mid tower?
~Do I have too much ram?
~The case I like comes with a fan, should I still buy another possibly better fan. If so, any recommendations?
~Should I overclock?
~Would it be possible to have two monitors? I want to be able to play my game on one and browse on the other. What would I need to accomplish this?
~I currently have wifi so what do I need to connect my computer?
Im really hoping that I have chosen the right parts. If there is a cheaper alternative or another product that is worth the extra money then please let me know.

I really do appreciate any and all help.
Thanks!

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More info:

Approximate Purchase Date: Jan 1st 2014
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, photoshop, movies/tv/youtube/music, document/powerpoint
Preferred Website(s) for Parts:newegg.com or Frys
Country: USA (more specifically Southern California)
Overclocking: maybe
Budget Range:$4,000 max
Additional Comments: I want my games to run smoothly and look amazing
Monitor Resolution: havent decided on my monitors yet
SLI or Crossfire:Maybe?
a b K Overclocking
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2013 12:44:03 AM

What are you planning on using the computer for?
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November 9, 2013 12:52:13 AM

Deuce65 said:
What are you planning on using the computer for?


I will be using the computer for mostly gaming but other things too like image editing/creating with photoshop, watching tv show/movies/youtube and school work (word, ppt, excel etc).

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November 9, 2013 1:40:41 AM

Do not get the titan, the titan is not designed for gaming. If you want a good gaming experience get a gtx780 or gtx780 ti.
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November 9, 2013 2:24:53 AM

1 Do you really need i7 4820k for gaming? i 7 is overkill for gaming, i5 4670k will do the job just fine
2 The case have enough room to accommodate parts you have listed above.
3 Better go with single more powerful GPU, something like GTX780ti or if you have the time, just wait, the GTX800 series are just 2-3 months away.
4 It is possible to use dual monitor setup.
5 Better use 250GB SSD ass bootable device, and 1 or 2 TB HDD as a storage.
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
a b } Memory
a b U Graphics card
November 9, 2013 2:34:56 AM

Here is something to consider

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($87.32 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($153.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($21.99 @ Adorama)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit) ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420TE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2381.10
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 05:34 EST-0500)
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November 9, 2013 11:30:12 AM

xafropuffx said:
Deuce65 said:
What are you planning on using the computer for?


Scycron said:
Do not get the titan, the titan is not designed for gaming. If you want a good gaming experience get a gtx780 or gtx780 ti.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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So this one would be better?



Yes, for the price of a titan you could almost get 2 of those and they preform almost as good with just one of them.
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November 9, 2013 3:47:33 PM

Yes. You could do work and game on seperate monitors.
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