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February 11, 2014 7:03:23 AM

I Just recieved my two amazon gift cards and I'm about to purchase the parts before the end of the day and I wanted to know if anyone had any last thoughts on my build. I have $100 left of spending room. Nothing on this is permanent and if you have a good reason is subject to change. Like the Core I7 for example I went with it just because of spending room, I know I only need I5 for gaming but I had no where I could think of better to put it.

The case is because I'm going to be moving towards watercooling in the future.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2R9xk
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February 11, 2014 7:09:00 AM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
I Just recieved my two amazon gift cards and I'm about to purchase the parts before the end of the day and I wanted to know if anyone had any last thoughts on my build. I have $100 left of spending room. Nothing on this is permanent and if you have a good reason is subject to change. Like the Core I7 for example I went with it just because of spending room, I know I only need I5 for gaming but I had no where I could think of better to put it.

The case is because I'm going to be moving towards watercooling in the future.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2R9xk


Overall solid build. I made some minor adjustments for performance. I also suggest Windows 8.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($509.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($153.14 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1755.98
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 10:08 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2014 7:34:09 AM

Here is a much better build. I changed the RAM around to 1600C7 while keeping the same color (not sure if that's what you were going for or not). I also dropped the SSD in order to get a 780Ti vs a 780. Also changed out your PSU to a more reliable one that has a lot of nice features.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.89 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1759.80
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 10:32 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2014 7:35:45 AM

Eww I always hated windows 8, I have a "way" of getting 7 and never thought 8 would be really any good.

as for the memory, That one actually benchmarks slower than the vengeance pro due too latency issues...although it is good memory.
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February 11, 2014 7:37:23 AM

I recommend you buy a Corsair H60 to cool that CPU if you plan on doing any overclocking.
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February 11, 2014 7:37:41 AM

Hmm that is an interesting way too do that, I'm going to consider some of your changes. I just always thought the TI version didn't justify the 200 dollars extra for maybe 10% better performance.
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February 11, 2014 7:57:18 AM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
Hmm that is an interesting way too do that, I'm going to consider some of your changes. I just always thought the TI version didn't justify the 200 dollars extra for maybe 10% better performance.


It's a lot more than 10%, especially when overclocked. But if it fits inside your budget then I see no reason why not. Otherwise feel free to step back down to a regular 780 and bump up your SSD.
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February 11, 2014 8:00:17 AM

Well I was looking at the benchmarks, and it was at the most 10% and I have had issues with only having an 128gb memory, I mean I would love 780ti.

But I feel I need to upgrade my PSU
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February 11, 2014 8:12:24 AM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
Well I was looking at the benchmarks, and it was at the most 10% and I have had issues with only having an 128gb memory, I mean I would love 780ti.

But I feel I need to upgrade my PSU


You won't need 850W unless you plan on doing heavy overclocking and going SLI.
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February 11, 2014 8:17:18 AM

Not really overclocking but maybe SLI another reason I have against a TI right now
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February 11, 2014 8:32:43 AM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
Not really overclocking but maybe SLI another reason I have against a TI right now


I mean this is great. The G.Skill Sniper series is one of the best performing RAM sticks out there, besides the highly priced premium RAM sticks. This build is very strong, the PSU is just fine, and this is capable of rendering very high quality videos. Another option you have is this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-DELUXE/DUAL ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($308.97 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($294.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($294.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1848.81
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 11:31 EST-0500)

It is $100 more and without an operating system, but as you said you have a way of getting Windows 7, and this has performance much better than a build with a 780 Ti.
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February 11, 2014 8:42:53 AM

I actually switched out the the PSU for corsair AX760.

I think you have me convinced on the Ram

But gskill sniper or ripjaw?
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February 11, 2014 8:52:28 AM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
I actually switched out the the PSU for corsair AX760.

I think you have me convinced on the Ram

But gskill sniper or ripjaw?


Both are excellent!
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February 11, 2014 9:01:10 AM

So I was going to go with the sniper but then I realized on Amazon the sniper is literally 3 dollars less lol.
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February 11, 2014 9:18:47 AM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
So I was going to go with the sniper but then I realized on Amazon the sniper is literally 3 dollars less lol.


The Ripjaws are better for the LGA1155 CPU socket, and this is LGA1150, so it is about equal with the sniper. They are both the same price, so the Ripjaws X RAM is better.

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8...

Pick either of those for your build, and they should do just fine. Good luck in your build!
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February 11, 2014 2:59:11 PM

The only thing is both of those literally are just like 3 to 5 dollars less then the corsair vengeance pro's and look no where near as good
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February 11, 2014 3:23:08 PM

Latency times are actually slower, also way too expensive on amazon.
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February 11, 2014 3:40:21 PM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
Latency times are actually slower, also way too expensive on amazon.


Yeah. It has a little bit higher performance, though. You should probably stick to the most recent full build that I gave you. It has nice RAM and is under $1750.
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February 11, 2014 4:10:18 PM

That motherboard is 100 dollars more for features I will never use.
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February 11, 2014 4:15:49 PM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
That motherboard is 100 dollars more for features I will never use.


I agree, also it is pointless to go SLI when you can get a single card that is more powerful. It is a waste of power and SLI isn't perfect.
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February 11, 2014 4:23:46 PM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
That motherboard is 100 dollars more for features I will never use.


It is great for overclocking for gaming and has great BIOS. I do think that this board is worth it.
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February 11, 2014 4:26:50 PM

Also if im going to go with any motherboard it would either be the Formula or the Sabertooth
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February 11, 2014 4:42:22 PM

tcb1005 said:
I recommend this Hard Drive. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Yeah. That is the one that I put in for the Seagate.

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 ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Adorama)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1746.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 19:42 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2014 5:06:33 PM

Id rather not SLI 760.

I upgraded my PSU too the corsair Ax760
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February 11, 2014 5:33:28 PM

You know I was actually looking it up, and all the failures are with the hybrids and older 1.5 .5 models.
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February 11, 2014 6:10:25 PM

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 ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1801.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 21:10 EST-0500)
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February 11, 2014 6:12:30 PM

Andrew Buck said:
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 ($29.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1801.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-11 21:10 EST-0500)


That setup looks excellent. Have fun building your new PC!:D 
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February 11, 2014 6:14:40 PM

MichaelAngelo would you be willing to spend that extra $50 for that better PC?
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February 11, 2014 6:23:42 PM

Andrew Buck said:
MichaelAngelo would you be willing to spend that extra $50 for that better PC?


That PC is less powerful and more expensive than the one that I linked, why would he build that over my suggestion?
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February 11, 2014 6:30:15 PM

Drew010 said:
Andrew Buck said:
MichaelAngelo would you be willing to spend that extra $50 for that better PC?


That PC is less powerful and more expensive than the one that I linked, why would he build that over my suggestion?


He specified the Motherboard and PSU that he wanted, and it was discussed earlier that the Seagate Drives have a higher failure rate. That will add some price to your build.
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February 11, 2014 6:38:55 PM

I would go with the single 780 or 780Ti over the SLI 760's. Sure, they edge out the single card in most games, but if you go single card now you can always add a second one later if you need to, and the build will run cooler and quieter and consume less power.
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February 11, 2014 9:36:05 PM

Is the Rm series even good? I heard that one was the one not made by seasonic.
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February 11, 2014 9:38:58 PM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
Is the Rm series even good? I heard that one was the one not made by seasonic.


Yeah. The RM750 would be pretty good for this setup with the 80+ Gold Rating. This will ensure power issues not really happening as much.
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February 11, 2014 9:49:57 PM

I just saw It wasnt made as good as the other corsair units.
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February 11, 2014 9:51:36 PM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
I just saw It wasnt made as good as the other corsair units.


Any PSU with an 80+ Gold rating is pretty good. I would go for an EVGA SuperNOVA PSU, though. They are by far some of the most reliable PSUs.
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February 11, 2014 9:58:50 PM

Im going to take a risk and go with the Evga NEX 750 gold series, cheaper than the AX and has a 10 year warranty.
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February 11, 2014 10:05:56 PM

MichaelAngelo Chacon said:
Im going to take a risk and go with the Evga NEX 750 gold series, cheaper than the AX and has a 10 year warranty.


Alright good luck :) 
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