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January 20, 2014 11:19:16 AM

Hi guys!

I'm planning to build a pc and I would love your guys opinion on it.
I want it to play all 2014 games on ultra or the highest settings, I don't
want to upgrade it very soon!

Setup:
i5-4670k
MSI Z87-GD65
8gb ram
GTX 780Ti
Seagate Barracuda 2tb
600W
Hyper 212 evo cooler
Corsair Vengeance C70 case

A few questions:
Will my CPU or GPU get too hot?
Is 600W too little?
Is the GTX 780Ti an overkill? Can I go with an R9 r290? (it's 200$ cheaper)
I love multitasking, should I go gor 16gb RAM?

Thanks a lot for replying!
I hope you guys can answer all my questions :) 

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January 20, 2014 11:22:56 AM

I would get a 650w unit from XFX for good quality.

YEs an r9 290 will still easily max all games for a long time.

Unless you do rendering or encoding, 16gb RAM is pointless and 8gb is plenty.

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January 20, 2014 11:25:32 AM

So 650W, but if I have like 10 applications running,
none of whom are rendering or editing, is 16gb still too much?
RAM is pretty cheap so if it makes a difference I would consider it.

And do I have a heating problem?
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January 20, 2014 11:28:12 AM

its a good build. your cpu and gpu wont get to hot. they both come with cooling.
600 watts is fine for this build, but dont go any lower then 600.
780ti is an amazing card. it beats the titan. as far as overkill...well depends on what your looking to spend but you definitley dont need that powerful of a card to play games.
8gbs of ram is more then enough for gamimg and multitasking at the same time. and you probably dont need any more then 8. you can always add more later.

hope this helped :) 
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January 20, 2014 11:31:31 AM

Paradoxale said:
So 650W, but if I have like 10 applications running,
none of whom are rendering or editing, is 16gb still too much?
RAM is pretty cheap so if it makes a difference I would consider it.

And do I have a heating problem?


No, just having programs open will not use anywhere close to 8gb RAM while gaming at the same time.

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January 20, 2014 11:34:27 AM

Is the R9 290 enough for 2014-15?
In other words, would you get the 780Ti or the 290?
And I'm still worried about 600W, should i get 700W?

Thx a ton!
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January 20, 2014 11:36:35 AM

either card should be fine. both really fast cards, as for your power supply 600 watts is the lowest to get with these graphics cards but if you feel safer getting higher wattage then go ahead. get as many as you want. just make sure its 80+ certified and a trust worthy company
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January 20, 2014 11:37:40 AM

I would get a 290 simply because a 780ti is pointless if you are only playing on a single monitor. Yes the 290 will easily max all games for 2 years.

No, 650w is more than enough. Technically you could run this on 500w with no problems. Get the XFX 650w unit.
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January 20, 2014 11:40:46 AM

Thanks for the help, you guys are great!
But I heard the 290 is very noisy, so should I get the 780Ti just for
less noise?
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January 20, 2014 11:43:23 AM

If you care that much about noise you should invest in a better silent case and replace every fan with a silent fan.

Get a 290 without the reference cooler and you will be fine for noise.
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January 20, 2014 11:44:46 AM

i personally wouldnt pay all that extra money just because its a little quieter. get a 290 with an after market cooler, should cut down on noise
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January 20, 2014 11:46:46 AM

Reference cooler? is that the fan in my build list?
Noise isnt such a big deal, but i want to do it right in one shot :) 
I can pick the 750W corsair 80+ certified or the bequiet 600W 80+.
What would you pick?
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January 20, 2014 11:49:26 AM

plankingdom said:
Using the r9290 http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2EvsV
Using the 780ti http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2EvyS

I personally would recommend getting a 200+GB SSD (for your favorite/most played games) and go for a gtx 770. Also, you may want to consider getting a 140mm case fan or two.


DO NOT get a Cx unit for this build. I had a cx600 blow up my first computer. Get a quality unit. The Cx units are made with cheap capacitors that like to fail.
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January 20, 2014 11:50:35 AM

would go with corsair over bequiet. bequiet is a less known. corsair is what im using right now, and have no problems with it.
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January 20, 2014 11:51:13 AM

Paradoxale said:
Reference cooler? is that the fan in my build list?
Noise isnt such a big deal, but i want to do it right in one shot :) 
I can pick the 750W corsair 80+ certified or the bequiet 600W 80+.
What would you pick?


No, the reference cooler refers to the style of cooling which is installed on the GPU.

http://videocardz.com/images/2013/10/HIS-Radeon-R9-290-... reference card. LOUD, runs slightly hotter.

http://videocardz.com/images/2014/01/Gigabyte-R9-290X-W... non-reference card. quieter and run slightly cooler.
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January 20, 2014 12:03:29 PM

Alrigth, i think im going with this GPU over the 780Ti,
SAPPHIRE TRI-X R9 290 4GB OC BF4 Edition (11227-00-50G).
It has no reference coolers. Or is the 780Ti still worth it?

And I'm also going with the 750W Corsair.
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January 20, 2014 12:04:24 PM

Which 750w Corsair are you getting? That 290 is a good choice.
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January 20, 2014 12:07:36 PM

the CX750 80+
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January 20, 2014 12:10:00 PM

i know tiny voices had an issue with the cx power supplies. but im using one for a while now and have no problems. alot of people use them and they have high ratings all over...he might of just gotten a faulty power supply.
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January 20, 2014 12:12:51 PM

There was a user here about a week ago who had a cx750 blow a capacitor and ruin their system. The are made with inferior capacitors that easily fail. They are good units for non-high draw situations, but for thins pricey of a gaming machine, I would seriously invest in a better PSU. There is even a thread in the Corsair forums dedicated to failing Cx units. The XFX 650 is MUCH better quality and costs the same. I would pick it 100 times over the CX750.
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January 20, 2014 12:13:27 PM

alright i'll keep that in mind :) 
Would this build be able to run Witcher 3 on the highest settings
in a good fps?
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January 20, 2014 12:14:37 PM

Paradoxale said:
alright i'll keep that in mind :) 
Would this build be able to run Witcher 3 on the highest settings
in a good fps?


YEs it will do that with no issues at all easily at 60fps.
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January 20, 2014 12:16:22 PM

you can play just about anything with that card with good fps
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January 20, 2014 12:19:29 PM

Guys thanks a lot for answering my questions so detailed.
This is my first build and I'm glad I could fire my questions at you.

If i could pick multiple solutions, I would :) 
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