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February 7, 2014 6:43:24 PM

This is my first time building thought i had some good parts but from what some people have told me ive overkilled for use. Heres my list id like advice or revisions. Im a gamer and would like the pc more built where its more graphically able to handle most if not all games on ultra. im only doing single monitor but if i can do more than one without dropping fps under 60fps ill consider it. though i would like more than one monitor.

The parts im looking at right now:

CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model CMX8GX3M2A1333C9

SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE750BW 2.5" 750GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm

CORSAIR CX series CX500 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz (4.2GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8350FRHKBOX

Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx soundcard (this part is a must and by that i mean a sound card in general with 5.1 surround sound because of the astro a50s i have)

ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

EVGA 03G-P4-2888-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card (this is what i meant by over kill id like to keep it but if someone has something cheaper that works just as well id like to hear but otherwise id like to know about suggestion to parts that compliment this card so it isnt slowed down ima newb at this but i do know a graphics card cant be the only good part in a computer)

Rosewill THOR V2 Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case, support up to E-ATX / XL-ATX, come with Four Fans - 1 x Front Red LED 230mm Fan, 1 x Top 230mm Fan, 1 x Side 230mm Fan, 1 x Rear 140mm Fan

I have about a 2k spending limit though i can go above that by maybe 300 or so dollars so ive got a little room. any and all advice would be very much appreciated.

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February 7, 2014 6:51:10 PM

Let me look some stuff up, I'll get back to you on it in a bit...
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February 7, 2014 6:58:32 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.29 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI B85-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.48 @ OutletPC)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290X 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($579.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Inwin GRone White (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Kingwin Lazer 1000W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2092.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 21:59 EST-0500)
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February 7, 2014 7:02:42 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($194.67 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Microcenter)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2-W ATX Full Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($184.99 @ Best Buy)
Total: $2226.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 22:01 EST-0500)
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February 7, 2014 7:04:12 PM

Your CPU and mobo will not work together. Here is a started build based upon your wish list, some modifications:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($102.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($248.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($762.32 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Zx 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec HCG M 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2068.49
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 22:03 EST-0500)

Wasn't sure if you needed keyboard, mouse, monitor or OS. Build can be modified if necessary.
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February 7, 2014 7:22:00 PM

The manufacturer is Super Flower? Yeeeaaahhhhhh no thank you.

I usually don't trust a PSU until I've seen it hooked up to some expensive-ass equipment and had its stability and max load tested.

That being said, it looks like it scored well with the reviewers. I wouldn't trust it if it was only one reviewer, but JohnnyGuru, PCPer, Silent PC Review, and Hard OCP all liked it.
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February 7, 2014 7:27:54 PM

Here's a way to cut costs:
If someone wants to edit this to add in some stuff, be my guest.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.29 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($80.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.50 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Sound Card: Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z 70SB150200000 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($57.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1765.67
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-07 22:26 EST-0500)
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February 7, 2014 7:28:26 PM

Ah, sounds good. Was about to post a "Not sure if" meme, but that works.

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February 7, 2014 7:37:29 PM

Super Flower is a quality manufacturer, although many in the USA have never heard of them.
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