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Future proof gaming system

Hello, new member here. Looking to get back into PC gaming and would like a system that will max all current games(FFXIV,GW2,BF4) and also not have to worry about upgrading for 3 years or maybe more. I want to be able to play 1440p resolution and need a complete system minus the computer desk that I will build on my own. Budget is around $4500.

This is my first full build and would like to do the work myself. This is what I've come up with from reading the forums here. Please help me tweak it up or down based on performance, longevity, and value in that order.http://

Not sure how to post my build on partspicker in a neat format like I see on here.
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  1. Looks like a good build overall. Just a couple of issues:

    1. That case is waaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive. Pick a cheaper one; there's really no reason to get a $300 case.

    2. 1200W PSU is overkill. You would do fine with 850W.

    Also, is there a reason you have a 128GB and a 256GB SSD? Or did you forget to delete one of them when you added the other?
  2. For a rig like that, would think go to better higher freq DRAM, as well as Haswell scales to DRAM would go 2x8GB 2133 Gskill Tridents, (and prob 2400) will come in handy as games and more apps become even more memory centric, otherwise think you'll be thrilled with it and should definately run anything that comes along in the next 3-4 years - are you planning on OS on smaller SSD and Apps on the other ...or....?
  3. aznricepuff said:
    Looks like a good build overall. Just a couple of issues:

    1. That case is waaaaaaaaaaaay too expensive. Pick a cheaper one; there's really no reason to get a $300 case.

    2. 1200W PSU is overkill. You would do fine with 850W.

    Also, is there a reason you have a 128GB and a 256GB SSD? Or did you forget to delete one of them when you added the other?


    Your right about the case, I will edit that. The small SSD was intended for the OS and my games would go on the larger SSD.

    Thanks for the reply,
    Brad
  4. Tradesman1 said:
    For a rig like that, would think go to better higher freq DRAM, as well as Haswell scales to DRAM would go 2x8GB 2133 Gskill Tridents, (and prob 2400) will come in handy as games and more apps become even more memory centric, otherwise think you'll be thrilled with it and should definately run anything that comes along in the next 3-4 years - are you planning on OS on smaller SSD and Apps on the other ...or....?

    Yes, my plan was to run the OS on the smaller of the 2 SSD. Can this present any issues?
  5. bjt1509 said:
    The small SSD was intended for the OS and my games would go on the larger SSD.

    Thanks for the reply,
    Brad


    Fair enough. However just so you know for the price of those two SSDs you could almost get a 840 Evo 500 GB SSD, which is more or less the same as the 840 Pro series in terms of performance. The main difference is expected lifetime (50 years for Pro, 15 years for Evo).
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    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($146.30 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty X79 Professional ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($259.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.93 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.94 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($727.27 @ TigerDirect)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($727.27 @ TigerDirect)
    Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($146.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: OCZ ZX 1000W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
    Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - OEM (64-bit) ($139.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($549.00 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K90 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($133.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
    Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M95 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $4113.55
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 21:06 EST-0500)

    Better Cpu(complete overkill, but it's in the budget). Solid motherboard, good 16gb's of 2133 Ram. You don't need that sound card, onboard sound has come a very long way. I'd also find a cheaper wi-fi adapter, 100 is way too expensive for one. Much cheaper Psu, and still a great brand with plenty of power for overclocking and gold efficiency. Solid case as well. Didn't change the video cards or the monitor. 250gb SSD and 2 1tb HDD's for raid 0 goodness.
  7. No worries, that's what I was guessing on them, but wanted to be sure it was a forgotten item where you just increased size and forgot to remove 9 be surprised how many people do that ;) had one guy put an order together and sent it in and was surprised when he got both a 770 and a 780 GPU, had forgot to take the 770 off (not sure to this day how the $400+ dollars escaped him ;) )
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