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First Gaming/Editing PC Build + a few questions. Help please!

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January 16, 2014 6:55:30 PM

Hello, I finally decided to build my first Gaming/Editing pc. Would like to know your views about this build, if you can help make it better, and also ask a few questions since I'm pretty new to this. Thanks everyone for your help.

Approximate Purchase Date This week.
Budget Range: 1700 CHF.
System Usage: Audio Editing/Gaming/Video Editing (I'm a music composer, so I will use it a lot for audio editing, and sometimes to edit videos for my songs. I also wanted a pc that allowed me to play all the latest games).
Are you buying a monitor: Yes, I already ordered a 1440p monitor, shipping this week.
Preferred Website for Parts: http://www.toppreise.ch. I live in Switzerland, so I usually search here for the best prices.

Part List:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K (3.50GHz / 8MB) [330CHF]
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A [138CHF]
RAM:
Storage: Intel Solid-State Drive 530 Series [137CHF]
Video Card: Gigabyte GV-N780GHZ-3GD GTX 780 GHz Edition 3Gb [515CHF]
Case: Corsair Carbide 330r [95CHF]
PSU: Corsair RM850 850W PSU [148CHF]
Monitor: 27" Slim Qnix QX2710 Evolution II LED PLS 2560x1440 [290CHF]

total: [1650CHF]
I already have an original copy of Windows. I still have to decide for the memory, but I see I'm already close to budget max. I think I could go over 1700, but not by much. I would like to know your views about this build. Also I had a few questions, hope you can answer:

1) About the GPU: I found an Asus GTX-780 DirectCU II OC 3GB GDDR5 priced at 479CHF. Would it be better than the Gigabyte GHz edition I used in the build for 40CHF less?
2) If I decided to go SLI in the future, could I still do it with this PSU?
3) Will I be able to play games in 1440p with this setup?

Thank you for your help! :) 
a c 275 4 Gaming
January 16, 2014 7:06:58 PM

1. I would definitely get the Asus version over the Gigabyte. You'll pretty much get the same performance.
2. Yes that psu can handle SLI.
3. You can definitely play any game at 1440p with this build. Not sure if you'll be able to max out every game, but you should be able to max out almost every game. you may need to turn down the settings a bit for some games.

For the case, if you want silence (which you probably do because you picked the Corsair 330R), this Define R4 does a better job at only a bit extra: http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_290380.html

Also, I don't see RAM listed.
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January 16, 2014 7:10:47 PM

Thank you. Yeah, I still have to decide for the ram. I would like to get 16gb, even if I'm not sure which one. And I'm really close to my budget cap, so maybe I should get the asus gpu to save a little money there, so I can spend more on the RAM.
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a c 275 4 Gaming
January 16, 2014 7:58:15 PM

Here is good RAM for your needs: http://www.toppreise.ch/prod_278668.html

Also I noticed that there's no HDD. Do you already have one? If not, I would highly recommend at least a 1tb HDD for storage purposes.
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January 24, 2014 11:11:32 PM

16 gigs of RAM is overkill. But, other than that, I agree 1000% with these guys. Look into Corsair Vengeance RAM. It's nice. So is Rip Jaws and the Gigabyte Sniper series.
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a c 275 4 Gaming
January 24, 2014 11:16:33 PM

16gb is overkill for gaming, but this is also an editing build so it's perfectly normal.
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January 25, 2014 11:08:31 AM

realchaos said:
16gb is overkill for gaming, but this is also an editing build so it's perfectly normal.


Editing software uses that much RAM? I never noticed it if it did.
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a c 275 4 Gaming
January 25, 2014 11:24:16 AM

Yes it does. If you're constantly editing for your job, the extra ram can really help. If it's just a hobby and you only do it once or twice a day, then the 16gb of ram isn't really worth it. Since the OP stated that he's a music composer that does a lot of music editing, in this case the 16gb of ram is definitely worth it.
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January 25, 2014 11:50:34 AM

realchaos said:
Yes it does. If you're constantly editing for your job, the extra ram can really help. If it's just a hobby and you only do it once or twice a day, then the 16gb of ram isn't really worth it. Since the OP stated that he's a music composer that does a lot of music editing, in this case the 16gb of ram is definitely worth it.


Well. Note made. LOL
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