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March 6, 2014 7:58:43 AM

Hey there. This is my attempt at a first build for a computer to upgrade the dell dimension 2350 I'm using. While anything would certainly be better, I'd really like to put together a great pc that can handle any game I throw at it and do some web design and graphics editing, well into the future.

I've been putting this together through research and responses I've seen to other builds, but since I've never built a computer before, I'd appreciate any advice those more knowledgeable or experienced can offer.

I'm planning to add a second monitor as well as running a second video card within the next 6 months. The build (hopefully) reflects that.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 240mm
Motherboard: ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory
Storage: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Storage: WD BLACK SERIES WD2003FZEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: EVGA 03G-P4-2884-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/EVGA ACX Cooler Video
Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 FD-CA-ARC-R2-BL-W Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Power Supply: CORSAIR RM Series RM1000 1000W ATX12V v2.31 and EPS 2.92 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Optical Drive: ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS
Monitor: ASUS PB Series PB278Q 27" 5ms (GTG) WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Monitor

Please let me know what I could change or improve upon. If something looks wrong...its probably because I don't know any better...criticize away. Similarly, I apologize if this isn't in the generally accepted format. Thanks.

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March 6, 2014 8:01:01 AM

Great build but I'd recommend you to get 650-750W PSU! 1000W is overkill!
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March 6, 2014 8:15:27 AM

I think he would want at least an 850W if as he said, he intends to add a second 780ti in the next 6 months. Do not think 750 would really be enough, especially if he wants some OC room.
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March 6, 2014 9:35:23 AM

Thanks for the response Ahmadjon. The power supply was one thing I expected to hear about. I would be looking at the 750w except for the fact I want to add that second video card soon. I'd heard that 850 was the minimum...not sure if that's true, but Sherk seems to be confirming that suspicion. The choice of PSU reflects my intention to run two video cards and yes, have some OC room as my knowledge and needs grow. If you (or anyone else) feels that given these circumstances the 1000w is still overkill, chime back in or let me know.
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March 6, 2014 10:31:12 AM

Ginkomist said:
Thanks for the response Ahmadjon. The power supply was one thing I expected to hear about. I would be looking at the 750w except for the fact I want to add that second video card soon. I'd heard that 850 was the minimum...not sure if that's true, but Sherk seems to be confirming that suspicion. The choice of PSU reflects my intention to run two video cards and yes, have some OC room as my knowledge and needs grow. If you (or anyone else) feels that given these circumstances the 1000w is still overkill, chime back in or let me know.


Then yeah 1000W PSU would be fine for you but i saw that some people are running SLI of 780ti's with AX860 PSU!
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March 6, 2014 9:41:20 PM

I quite like the look of the Ax860. Seems like really good quality. Was originally going to opt for an 850w power supply but wanted to purchase this week and it was out of stock, so I upped it to the 1000w. Definitely going to switch the power supply to the AX600.

Any other opinions? Or should I just go ahead, bite the bullet, and twiddle my thumbs in feverish anticipation of the parts?
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March 7, 2014 5:42:19 AM

Bite the bullet!
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March 7, 2014 8:28:39 AM

Thanks. Probably will order this weekend. Going to mark as solved but would still appreciate any input
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March 7, 2014 10:15:30 AM

Ginkomist said:
Thanks. Probably will order this weekend. Going to mark as solved but would still appreciate any input


Good Luck :) 
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