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November 9, 2013 3:07:18 AM

Hi guys.. I am looking to build my next high end PC..
Greatly appreciate for the help provided.. :) 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.75 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2666 Memory ($549.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($209.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($579.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($705.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($299.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($198.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($94.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $3980.47
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 20:31 EST-0500)

I have two concern thou.

- Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard has an onboard USB 3.0 header, but the Cooler Master Cosmos ATX Full Tower Case does not have front panel USB 3.0 ports. (Solved)

- G.Skill Trident X Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2666 Memory operating voltage of 1.65V exceeds the Intel Haswell CPU recommended maximum of 1.5V+5% (1.575V). This memory module may run at a reduced clock rate to meet the 1.5V voltage recommendation, or may require running at a voltage greater than the Intel recommended maximum.

Thanks guys..
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November 9, 2013 3:26:19 AM

Get a Cosmos II rather than the older Cosmos, I have the original, love it, HUGE, but no USB 3.0.
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November 9, 2013 3:46:04 PM

That's a pretty solid build and will definitely last the next 3~5 years.
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November 9, 2013 4:30:27 PM

For USB 3 up front, might get an inexpensive card reaser or the lick that has USB 3, on the DRAM, 1.65 is perfectly fine for sticks 2133 and up as well as high performance 1866, 1.5 is stated recommended as they expect you to run 1600 max and the CPU at stock as well. Further would suggest looking at GSkill for your DRAM, Corsair is relatively new to the big high freq sticks, GSkill has had a variety of 2400 sets for well over a year (actually a year and a half now, got my Tridents in May of last year), they also have much better sticks and prices
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November 9, 2013 4:37:48 PM

Any recommendation on which GSkill series to get for the 2400 set?
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November 9, 2013 4:56:55 PM

Also heard that GTX 800 series is coming in a couple months later.
Should I wait for the release or just get the GTX 780 Ti?

In a dilemma right now.

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November 9, 2013 5:25:48 PM

On your combo (same as mine) first choice is the Tridents, second would be their Sniper series, both run great and have some OC headroom - I've got the 2666 Trident's and can run them at 2800.

GTX 8xx series of cards is due in the 1st Quarter of 2014, initially they were looking at Mar, but that may be moved up depending on the success of the AMD R7 and R( cards along with the price cuts on the 7xx series and release of the 770/780 TI cards 9lots of variables so it's up in the air, my guess will be early/mid Feb)
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November 9, 2013 5:38:34 PM

Thanks Tradesman1.. I have updated the specs.. :) 

Can someone give me some alternatives to the items below?
- mobo
- case

Those on my list are not really to my liking.

Ty Guys..
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November 9, 2013 5:47:31 PM

ON case - do you NEED a full tower? if not look at the HAF 922, if full needed, might look at the other HAF cases....and mobo, to be honest don't think you'll do better without going up into the $300+ range, I did 20 some Haswell builds before deciding on the Hero, thinking it to bes the best overall mobo - which seems to be proving true - it's best rated by customers at the Egg, by a fair margin and believe the best selling Z87
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November 9, 2013 5:54:14 PM

I will be getting water cooling maybe in 2-3 months time.. Currently I will need to rely on the cooling from the fans.. I dun have any preference for full or mid tower.. Just need a cool(looks) and cool(air flow) casing. :) 
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November 9, 2013 5:57:05 PM

actually that's a very decent build already, the only thing you're lacking is clicking on the buy tab.
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November 9, 2013 5:59:34 PM

Tavo_Nova said:
actually that's a very decent build already, the only thing you're lacking is clicking on the buy tab.


Thanks.. Trying to push it to perfection.. :D 
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November 9, 2013 5:59:37 PM

There's plenty of fancy and eye catching ones out there, have built with many different, but my favs remain the HAF cases, sorry can't offer more on that :( 
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November 9, 2013 6:06:15 PM

Tradesman1 said:
There's plenty of fancy and eye catching ones out there, have built with many different, but my favs remain the HAF cases, sorry can't offer more on that :( 


No worries.. You have offered great advises.. Ty for the time and patience.. :) 

Just to mention, HAF cases are really cool too.. I will explore more into it.. Do let me know if you have some good ones in mind..
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November 9, 2013 6:11:49 PM

What you guys think about Digital Storm? I am thinking of getting my new rig from them.. Black OPS Aventum II just look way too cool not to mention the specs.. imba..
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November 9, 2013 6:22:43 PM

As a builder myself, I don't use other builders ;)  so not familiar with them, haven't heard any bad that comes to mind :) 
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