Hi, I finally decided to get a better Gaming PC by building one (first time). So after like 12 hours of research I made a list of components on PC Part Picker. I'm currently in Australia, Melbourne and will probably order them online in the week or so with budget of around 2000AUD.
My main aim is to be able to play any games for at least the next 3-5 years so I've tried future proofing it as well. I might also dabble in some overclocking or SLI in the future if I decide to learn them.
The build looks good to me, just changed it to the Noctua cooler, as it's cheaper, quieter and better at cooling, and changed the PSU to something better able to handle SLI, and a bit better quality. Saved about $40
The components look good. My only comment is that the motherboard doesn't support SLI. I only mention it because you said you might be interested in SLI in the future. You would also need to upgrade to a minimum 850W PSU if you're serious about SLI in the future.
Thanks for the replies! I was stuck deciding on the PSU for awhile and the XFX does look better! I also just kinda winged the memory because most of the articles says it doesn't matter that much.
With regards to the SLI, any recommendations to swap in one that would still be compatible with the rest? The article I read said it supports both SLI and CF haha.
Also with the graphics card, it's to my understanding that the difference between Radeon and Nvidia is that Nvidia has the 3D and physics aspects while Radeon has the multi-screen going for it. I don't think I'll be using the multi-screen at all, so is it still better to choose Radeon over Nvidia?
Totally up to you on the graphics card as I would factor in what games you like to play and how the cards perform in those games.
However, with that being said, there certainly isn't $100 more performance in the GTX 780. As I demonstrated in an earlier graph, the R9 290 performed better than the GTX 780 across the 4 games tested. There is also AMD's Mantle to think about. If you play EA games, like BF4, you can expect free performance gains that you wouldn't get otherwise. But, also keep in mind that Mantle is VERY new and in an early beta phase with no clear indication of how wide the adoption rate will be.