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February 17, 2014 2:52:23 AM

Making my first gaming build, budget is 2200 pounds (this is 2100 pounds) please tell me ways to improve, I am using stock cooler coz I don't oc, tell me if it's good or bad

CPU
Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Motherboard
Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150

Memory
Corsair Dominator Platinum 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

Storage
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk x2

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

Video Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)


Case
Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case

Power Supply
Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

Please suggest ways to improve thx
February 17, 2014 3:02:15 AM

Yeah I'll use your ram thx but would the build play bf4 on ultra
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February 17, 2014 3:04:30 AM

yup definetly ;) 
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February 17, 2014 3:04:49 AM

r u planning on sli?
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February 17, 2014 3:16:58 AM

nashdes001 said:
r u planning on sli?


Yes two gtx 780 ti why would it be bad

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February 17, 2014 3:19:30 AM

for sli that psu it good enough
but try other brand like seasonic xfx or antec etc.. corsair has some bad reputation here :p 
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February 17, 2014 3:21:28 AM

nashdes001 said:
for sli that psu it good enough
but try other brand like seasonic xfx or antec etc.. corsair has some bad reputation here :p 



Will do thx
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February 17, 2014 3:22:09 AM

u welcome ;) 
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February 17, 2014 3:27:51 AM

"I am using stock cooler coz I don't oc..."

Your build is all over the place then. You're going with the stock cooler, and not going to OC at all, and then spend tons of money getting parts that cost substantially more solely for their OC ability (the MB, the memory, the CPU, etc.). You are then pairing it with a PSU that costs extra for it's "silent" ability, but make no other attempt to quiet the machine so that's wasted too.
It looks like you didn't so much plan this build as just randomly throw darts at a list of whatever the most expensive parts you could find. And what is with the two evo drives which I assume you'll stripe? Just get a 256mn 840 pro and be done with it.
I think you will be a lot more satisfied with the build if you instead sit down with a plan for what you want, and then buy parts that actually compliment that plan.
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February 17, 2014 4:03:39 AM

Pretty nice :) 

Personally I would choose to go with the Samsung EVO 250GB (the 840 Pro 256GB is better than the EVO) drives for longevity - they have approx twice the expected lifespan of the 120GB models. (you would be Very surprised about the amount of writes windows makes to your SSD on a daily basis - especially when you browse the net a fair bit!!!)
- Even just having the single SSD will give you fantastic performance and you will not feel you are missing anything (I assume you wanted the 2x 120GB SSDs to RAID 0 them?)

I would (being a bit of a data hoarder) also keep an eye open for a 2TB HDD as sometimes you get them on sale for not much more than the cost of a 1TB. Can never have too much space right and game installs are getting Pretty Big these days ;) 

A friend had a stock cooler on his recent Intel build and tbh it can be quite noisy and get overly hot in some situations. If you are on a budget (not likely with that motherboard choice) to squeeze in the awesome specs you list you can wait to add an upgraded cooler later, but if cash is not the issue go straight to it.

If you Really are not going to OC ever on this system then save some money and buy the non "K" model of that CPU. (though having a decent motherboard and a K model does allow you to push your system later and possibly save wasting money on an upgrade)

With many of your choices you'd think you are all about pushing the limits of what is possible! Keep the K and play later ^^
(or maybe )


- - Personally I would ditch that hugely overpriced motherboard and put the saved money towards a 4930k ;) 



TLDR; What Deuce65 said: "Your build is all over the place... ...sit down with a plan for what you want, and then buy parts that actually compliment that plan."
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