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Doubts with the best option for my first build - Intel i7 4770k Asus MAXIMUS VI HERO

I'm trying to assemble my first build and this is as far as i've got until now:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($97.16 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.73 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($207.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.99 @ TigerDirect)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.34 @ Mwave)
Total: $2127.90

I've never assembled a pc before, this would be my first time and i have doubts about compatibility on the parts and what else would i need besides what's listed here to make it work.

Mainly this build would be for Gaming and for getting started with 3d design, nothing too professional but i'd like for it to handle stuff like Maya and similars neatly.

Other doubt is about the power supply, should it work with the build, thinking that i may get a 2nd 780 Ti in the future? i was thinking on a Corsair 860i or 760i, or another full modular option.

My other concern is in matter in size and space, should i use that full tower case or a mid tower would be enough?

Other advice that would help me get through this project would be great :)
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  1. Everything there will work together.

    I would say get the 860i PSU just to be on the safe side 750W is really close for 780Ti SLI.
    The mid tower case will hold it but space is more cramped and cooling is alot easier for SLI in a full tower.
    If you can I would get the Phantom 630 instead of the original phantom it is a nicer case.
  2. Spectre694 said:
    Everything there will work together.

    I would say get the 860i PSU just to be on the safe side 750W is really close for 780Ti SLI.
    The mid tower case will hold it but space is more cramped and cooling is alot easier for SLI in a full tower.
    If you can I would get the Phantom 630 instead of the original phantom it is a nicer case.


    Thanks for the quick reply, do you know if i would need to buy anything else beside the things listed to be able to get it running?

    I've seen the PSU comes with some cables but i don't know if i'll need something else.
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    jafetgx said:
    Spectre694 said:
    Everything there will work together.

    I would say get the 860i PSU just to be on the safe side 750W is really close for 780Ti SLI.
    The mid tower case will hold it but space is more cramped and cooling is alot easier for SLI in a full tower.
    If you can I would get the Phantom 630 instead of the original phantom it is a nicer case.


    Thanks for the quick reply, do you know if i would need to buy anything else beside the things listed to be able to get it running?

    I've seen the PSU comes with some cables but i don't know if i'll need something else.


    No everything you need should be there.

    You will need a little rubbing alcohol and a coffee filter to clean the stock paste of your CPU cooler. Corsair's paste isn't bad though so you may just want to leave the AS5 until you have to re-seat the cooler.
  4. Why not a i7 4790K. Sorry, I'm just curious :D
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