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Build for CPU heavy games + streaming

GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 780 3GB PhysX CUDA DirectCU II OC, with Assassin's Creed IV, Splinter Cell, Batman Arkham Origins

RAM/Memory: Crucial DDR3 BallistiX Sport 16GB KIT 16GB kit (8GBx2), Sport,1600MHz, 1.5V, CL9-9-9-24

Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl Fans: 1x 140mm Front, 1x 140mm Bak, Silenced, ATX, mATX, mITX, USB 3.0

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Socket-LGA1150, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 8MB, 84W, HD4600, Boxed w/fan, Haswell

Microsoft Windows 8.1 English 64-bit, OEM

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming, Socket-1150 ATX, Z87, DDR3, 3xPCIe-x16, SLI/CFX, VGA,HDMI,DP,Killer 2200,SB Cinema, Haswell

CPU cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler Socket 2011, 300~1300 RPM, 63.4~110.3 m³/h, 12,6~19,8 dBA

SSD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 250GB BK OEM Basic KIT, 540/520MB/s read/write, Samsung MEX controller

HDD: Seagate Barracuda® 3TB SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3.0), 64MB Cache, 7200RPM, 3.5"

Additionally, provided a good PSU, will this build be awesome for CPU heavy games + streaming such as World of Warcraft? thank you.
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  1. Yes! If that doesn't do it, then there is no hope for 99% of the systems out there! :)
  2. Since the bitcoin miners are buying every high end AMD gpu they can right now, I would say the 780 is your best bet. I would have recommended an R9 290 otherwise.
  3. logainofhades said:
    Since the bitcoin miners are buying every high end AMD gpu they can right now, I would say the 780 is your best bet. I would have recommended an R9 290 otherwise.


    Do you think it's worth waiting for the new maxwell series or can I just as good buy a 780?
  4. Considering I can play WoW on ultra with my 3570k and HD 7970, you will do fine with that setup. What is your budget for this system?
  5. logainofhades said:
    Considering I can play WoW on ultra with my 3570k and HD 7970, you will do fine with that setup. What is your budget for this system?


    roughly $2500 for only the computer, discluding monitors & keyboard, however i live in norway aka expensive as shit so i wont get the deals from newegg and such
  6. For PSU, you could go with something from Corsair, Seasonic, XFX in the 800-850w range to give yourself some headroom in case you decide to SLI that 780. If you can find an R9 290 or 290x for less in your area, I would get that as they are both faster than a 780. I would probably go with an Asrock Z87 extreme4 over that MSI board also.
  7. logainofhades said:
    For PSU, you could go with something from Corsair, Seasonic, XFX in the 800-850w range to give yourself some headroom in case you decide to SLI that 780. If you can find an R9 290 or 290x for less in your area, I would get that as they are both faster than a 780. I would probably go with an Asrock Z87 extreme4 over that MSI board also.


    What differs the Asrock from the MSi one? additionally, r9 290/290x is cheaper than 780 here, but according to sources you need an aftermarket cooler to keep a quiet build..
  8. RequiringAssistance said:
    logainofhades said:
    For PSU, you could go with something from Corsair, Seasonic, XFX in the 800-850w range to give yourself some headroom in case you decide to SLI that 780. If you can find an R9 290 or 290x for less in your area, I would get that as they are both faster than a 780. I would probably go with an Asrock Z87 extreme4 over that MSI board also.


    What differs the Asrock from the MSi one? additionally, r9 290/290x is cheaper than 780 here, but according to sources you need an aftermarket cooler to keep a quiet build..


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-express-motherboard-review,3582-26.html
  9. logainofhades said:
    RequiringAssistance said:
    logainofhades said:
    For PSU, you could go with something from Corsair, Seasonic, XFX in the 800-850w range to give yourself some headroom in case you decide to SLI that 780. If you can find an R9 290 or 290x for less in your area, I would get that as they are both faster than a 780. I would probably go with an Asrock Z87 extreme4 over that MSI board also.


    What differs the Asrock from the MSi one? additionally, r9 290/290x is cheaper than 780 here, but according to sources you need an aftermarket cooler to keep a quiet build..


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z87-express-motherboard-review,3582-26.html


    what about the R9 and its aftermarket cooler needs
  10. To keep it quiet, supposedly, yes aftermarket cooler is best. We should be seeing cards soon from vendors with their own cooling solutions.
  11. logainofhades said:
    To keep it quiet, supposedly, yes aftermarket cooler is best. We should be seeing cards soon from vendors with their own cooling solutions.


    when do you think? i dont want to wait to long
  12. I think you'll be fine with the 780 its not going to stop you from doing whatever you want to do with that computer. I think you'll be fine streaming with that rig.
  13. Best answer
    RequiringAssistance said:
    logainofhades said:
    To keep it quiet, supposedly, yes aftermarket cooler is best. We should be seeing cards soon from vendors with their own cooling solutions.


    when do you think? i dont want to wait to long


    This is the best I can give you on timing. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/amd-radeon-r9-290-custom-cooling,news-46473.html
  14. logainofhades said:
    RequiringAssistance said:
    logainofhades said:
    To keep it quiet, supposedly, yes aftermarket cooler is best. We should be seeing cards soon from vendors with their own cooling solutions.


    when do you think? i dont want to wait to long


    This is the best I can give you on timing. http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/amd-radeon-r9-290-custom-cooling,news-46473.html

    how much better is the r9 290/x than the 780 btw?
  15. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html


    none... not that that is the only Benchmark there is but it actually shows the 780 to win. There isn't a big enough difference for me to consider waiting on a 290x either way.
  16. It isn't extremely faster, but in some titles it can even trades blows with Titan. The R9 290's biggest advantage is in price.
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