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So this is my first build and i want to know what do you think about it.

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November 18, 2013 12:13:55 AM

my current and max budget is 2000 usd I was very temped to buy digital storm bolt
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadbolt.asp?id=8...

ibuypower revolt
http://www.ibuypower.com/Store/Revolt-R777
it has a titan (drools) but I don't see any potential future upgrade from this mini little beast.

cyberpower
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Hadron_Hydro_400
tempted but kind of expensive

and finally my rig I picked up
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/lilaznboi0617/saved/2R3j

how does this compare to those customized build? and is there any future upgrade on this the case I picked is
http://www.corsair.com/us/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-ca...

please give your true honest opinions. ( I am a noob no computer component knowledge or whatsoever) am I getting my money worth. will I be able to do 2x 780ti with this motherboard??

games that I would be playing is
bf4
black ops ghost
final fatansy 14 (the online one)
league of legend

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November 18, 2013 12:50:22 AM

Here is better build. I did take other case. But take your pick if you like that better:)  SLI 780 need bigger psu. 800-1000w is good to have.
One OC 780 can take over 360w so two is over 700w so 800 is bit small for max out OC. 1000w is better.
Now this is cheaper than 1000w so it is really good buy now.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...

Here is build.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($162.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($518.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Lightning 800W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($116.49 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1491.26
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-18 03:50 EST-0500)

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November 18, 2013 9:31:58 AM

@axlfone how do u know if the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard is sli or not? and for the duo 780ti I would need at least 1000w? shouldn't I go with a liquid cooling than heat sink fan?
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November 18, 2013 9:57:31 AM

Jeffrey Wong said:
@axlfone how do u know if the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard is sli or not? and for the duo 780ti I would need at least 1000w? shouldn't I go with a liquid cooling than heat sink fan?


UD3H is SLI mobo Cheaper X-D3H is SLI too :) 
Im not sure what do u mean. But yeah. If plan is OC best GTX 780 to max out + CPU then it is better to buy +1000w PSU.
One GTX 780 can take over 360w / card. Like Zotac 780AMP.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

Here is how much power it takes.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

For me water cooling is only option but with good air cooler you can OC good 4.5-4.8GHz 4670/4770k.
For SLI 780s or 780Ti better go water cool IMO. Custom loop is easy to build and really makes build silence. And giver better (read cooler parts) in SLI and other components.

Im not so sure how much 780Ti takes power. But no harm done if you buy good cheap 1000w PSU like this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...

800w is cheaper and good if you do not plan on OC all max out.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...


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November 18, 2013 10:46:26 AM

AxlFone said:
Jeffrey Wong said:
@axlfone how do u know if the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard is sli or not? and for the duo 780ti I would need at least 1000w? shouldn't I go with a liquid cooling than heat sink fan?


UD3H is SLI mobo Cheaper X-D3H is SLI too :) 
Im not sure what do u mean. But yeah. If plan is OC best GTX 780 to max out + CPU then it is better to buy +1000w PSU.
One GTX 780 can take over 360w / card. Like Zotac 780AMP.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

Here is how much power it takes.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

For me water cooling is only option but with good air cooler you can OC good 4.5-4.8GHz 4670/4770k.
For SLI 780s or 780Ti better go water cool IMO. Custom loop is easy to build and really makes build silence. And giver better (read cooler parts) in SLI and other components.

Im not so sure how much 780Ti takes power. But no harm done if you buy good cheap 1000w PSU like this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...

800w is cheaper and good if you do not plan on OC all max out.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...




I don't know much about ocing, but I heard it shortens the life span of cpu or graphic card in a long run?
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November 18, 2013 11:06:51 AM

Jeffrey Wong said:
AxlFone said:
Jeffrey Wong said:
@axlfone how do u know if the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard is sli or not? and for the duo 780ti I would need at least 1000w? shouldn't I go with a liquid cooling than heat sink fan?


UD3H is SLI mobo Cheaper X-D3H is SLI too :) 
Im not sure what do u mean. But yeah. If plan is OC best GTX 780 to max out + CPU then it is better to buy +1000w PSU.
One GTX 780 can take over 360w / card. Like Zotac 780AMP.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

Here is how much power it takes.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

For me water cooling is only option but with good air cooler you can OC good 4.5-4.8GHz 4670/4770k.
For SLI 780s or 780Ti better go water cool IMO. Custom loop is easy to build and really makes build silence. And giver better (read cooler parts) in SLI and other components.

Im not so sure how much 780Ti takes power. But no harm done if you buy good cheap 1000w PSU like this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...

800w is cheaper and good if you do not plan on OC all max out.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...




I don't know much about ocing, but I heard it shortens the life span of cpu or graphic card in a long run?


Yes. But what is long term? Heat is bad but how much is bad.
Hard to tell. My water cooling set did cost about 500€
So is worth to pay that much just for gaming? No. Buy 50$ cpu cooler and use it. Buy good case with good airflow and make single gpu system. Then if you must have SLI then go for it. But with one monitor it is not going to happen anytime soon. IMO.

Now I have 560 radiator top of my case. (enermax fullmo gt). and 2 780 SLI cpu + video cards are water cooled. But I have 3930k and so on. Next thing I buy is more monitors. But this is like hobby to me. I do not much count how much money goes in this system.
2 SSD's in RAID 0 and 2 3TB HDD + 1 Old 1TB drive. So there is some parts in.. And do not forget the good PSU.

Memory I need more but was thinking I wait DDR 4 buy new mobo and cpu then.

But ready to use water coolings is easy to start with. But they do not work so well ither. Aircooling is much more reliable and you do not lose much OC potential by using air cooler. + you never get leak over expensive components in your system :) 

Look this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoaAT5TkXc4
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November 18, 2013 11:26:15 AM

AxlFone said:
Jeffrey Wong said:
AxlFone said:
Jeffrey Wong said:
@axlfone how do u know if the Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard is sli or not? and for the duo 780ti I would need at least 1000w? shouldn't I go with a liquid cooling than heat sink fan?


UD3H is SLI mobo Cheaper X-D3H is SLI too :) 
Im not sure what do u mean. But yeah. If plan is OC best GTX 780 to max out + CPU then it is better to buy +1000w PSU.
One GTX 780 can take over 360w / card. Like Zotac 780AMP.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

Here is how much power it takes.
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/59857-zotac-gefo...

For me water cooling is only option but with good air cooler you can OC good 4.5-4.8GHz 4670/4770k.
For SLI 780s or 780Ti better go water cool IMO. Custom loop is easy to build and really makes build silence. And giver better (read cooler parts) in SLI and other components.

Im not so sure how much 780Ti takes power. But no harm done if you buy good cheap 1000w PSU like this.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...

800w is cheaper and good if you do not plan on OC all max out.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/rosewill-power-supply-ligh...




I don't know much about ocing, but I heard it shortens the life span of cpu or graphic card in a long run?


Yes. But what is long term? Heat is bad but how much is bad.
Hard to tell. My water cooling set did cost about 500€
So is worth to pay that much just for gaming? No. Buy 50$ cpu cooler and use it. Buy good case with good airflow and make single gpu system. Then if you must have SLI then go for it. But with one monitor it is not going to happen anytime soon. IMO.

Now I have 560 radiator top of my case. (enermax fullmo gt). and 2 780 SLI cpu + video cards are water cooled. But I have 3930k and so on. Next thing I buy is more monitors. But this is like hobby to me. I do not much count how much money goes in this system.
2 SSD's in RAID 0 and 2 3TB HDD + 1 Old 1TB drive. So there is some parts in.. And do not forget the good PSU.

Memory I need more but was thinking I wait DDR 4 buy new mobo and cpu then.

But ready to use water coolings is easy to start with. But they do not work so well ither. Aircooling is much more reliable and you do not lose much OC potential by using air cooler. + you never get leak over expensive components in your system :) 

Look this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BoaAT5TkXc4


alright thanks a lot man, you have enlighten me a lot !!1
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