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March 10, 2014 7:28:36 AM

Okay so after weighing many options and doing a ton of market research i've decided on what i think are the best parts for my pc. I plan on gaming at 1440p playing pretty much anything except these 'SSDD' shooter titles mainly fantasy/scifi RPG style games. With that being said, my planned setup is as follows:

GIGABYTE Z87X-HD3 ATX motherboard
EVGA superclocked 780ti w/ ACX cooler
AZZA Titan 1000W 80 Plus Bronze Active PFC Power supply
120mm corsair hydro series H60 cpu cooler
2x4gb 2133 MHZ gskill ripjaw x RAM
2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD
Apevia X cruiser 3 case

Now my first question is am i missing anything? I plan on using a wired connection so wifi is not going to be an issue. I'd like to have this run high/ultra on 1440p for at least the next year. Everything is eventually going to be running at full possible overclock and i'd like to be able to add a second 780ti in SLI without making any other changes to this system, will this all be possible with my current PSU? Please feel free to share any other concerns you have as i'm quite new to PC gaming and open to suggestions

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March 10, 2014 7:31:47 AM

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March 10, 2014 7:35:41 AM

Everything looks good with the exception of a processor. That's a good PSU made by Super Flower, but you don't need that much power. Even if you were to get another 780TI, you'd have power for one more, but then you'd also have to upgrade your motherboard to support 3-way SLI.
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March 10, 2014 7:41:33 AM

Sorry i forgot the processor is an intel core i7-4770K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1150. I'm honestly not sure what most of that means but it seems to be a very popular choice for high end gaming, what would you recommend for power? also this motherboard will support two of those cards right?
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March 10, 2014 8:32:04 AM

As others have said, the PSU is overkill. For comparison, the crossfired and OCd system in my Sig pulls 660w from the wall under full load in Crysis3. 4770k does better with CPU power use, but the 780ti uses more power on the GPU side. So you'll end up in the 600-700w range.

A good 850w unit should be fine. I went with a PC Power & Cooling 950w unit for the SUPER quiet 140mm fan and power-off cooling features. Plus I'm in the efficiency sweet spot when I'm under heavy load, usually between 40%-70%.

Also, if you have a single 780ti now but PLAN to get a 2nd 780ti in the future, stay with the 4770k. An i5 4670k is better value for gaming with 1 GPU, but the i7 scales a little better with crossfire/SLI in some games. If you plan to just stay with 1 GPU, the i5 may be a better pick cost wise.
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