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My first build and looking for advice on possible better ways to go.

So I have been looking through things for a few weeks now and I think I have a build selected, but I just wanted to see if I could get some help choosing cheaper but equal parts.

I am going to be using this primarily for Gaming with 2 monitors. I may give a whirl to gameplay recording in the future so Id like to be a little prepared so I dont have to upgrade anytime soon.

EDIT: I would prefer to play on max settings on most games.

Here is what I have in my build list right now.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($565.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($73.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($314.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($155.76 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.93 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.98 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2052.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 18:25 EST-0500)

I hope I made some good choices and I want to thank anyone who offers suggestions and such for me.
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  1. 1. If it's for gaming, why the 4930k instead of a 4670k or 4770k?
    2. An lga2011 cpu has a quad-channel memory controller, so you might think about getting a quad-channel memory kit instead of dual-channel.
    3. Why haven't you included an SSD in a build this powerful?
  2. Try this and you can even over clock and sli in the future if you wanted to.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($315.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1964.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 18:49 EST-0500)
  3. In my opinion going for the 2011 CPU's isn't necessary since you are going to be gaming mainly. I would downgrade to the i7-4770k which is more than enough for gaming but also gives you great processing power for rendering videos. This will save you a nice chunk of money. You might then want to upgrade your GPU to a 780ti but this isn't strictly needed. The 780 is a very good card but if you want to get those few extra fps then go for it. Other than that you've got a very solid build.
  4. Best answer
    Stan Harris said:
    Try this and you can even over clock and sli in the future if you wanted to.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($315.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1964.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 18:49 EST-0500)


    32gb's of RAM is just silly really, even 16gb isn't needed but since you have a large budget i would get 16gb, but 32.......no.
  5. With that rig you can really run anything with very little trouble.
    As a suggestion, though, I would add a 256gb ssd (like samsung 840 pro) and get a higher-end GPU to go with that system, like an R9 290x or a 780 ti, because that CPU is way overkill if you want to run a 780 and just might want to record, I recommend LGA 1150 and the 4770k (not that there is anything wrong with LGA 2011)
    If that is strictly your budget, get a smaller SSD and hard drive and skip the higher GPU (though a 290x would still work very well)
    You can probably find cheaper 16 gb ram, just make sure it fits under the D14
    The NZXT HAVOK 140 has similar performance to the D14 also, at $25 cheaper.
  6. Yes it is silly but if ever want to do any video editing in the future 32 would be good for a just in case situation
  7. Stan Harris said:
    Yes it is silly but if ever want to do any video editing in the future 32 would be good for a just in case situation


    Not really for gameplay editing, the files just aren't large enough to justify it but thats just my opinion.
  8. Stu 95 said:
    Stan Harris said:
    Try this and you can even over clock and sli in the future if you wanted to.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($315.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1964.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 18:49 EST-0500)


    32gb's of RAM is just silly really, even 16gb isn't needed but since you have a large budget i would get 16gb, but 32.......no.


    So maybe this would be better for me then?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1803.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 19:02 EST-0500)
  9. Yes that would be very good
  10. Guyy90 said:
    Stu 95 said:
    Stan Harris said:
    Try this and you can even over clock and sli in the future if you wanted to.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2L0nx/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($315.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1964.35
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 18:49 EST-0500)


    32gb's of RAM is just silly really, even 16gb isn't needed but since you have a large budget i would get 16gb, but 32.......no.


    So maybe this would be better for me then?
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($158.49 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($154.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($494.98 @ Best Buy)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($137.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1803.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-31 19:02 EST-0500)


    Yeah this is a very solid build.
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