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March 14, 2014 2:50:01 PM

Hello guys I plan on building my first gaminc pc and this is the parts list:

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)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($709.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($162.81 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($145.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2076.66

Are there any compatibility issues? For example will the ram sticks and CPU cooler both fit on the motherboard?

How about any suggestions on different parts?

ALSO should I to buy any fans for more cooling?

Thanks!
March 14, 2014 3:01:01 PM

Looks great, nothing wrong with it.
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March 14, 2014 3:07:14 PM

CPU: Most gamer can't utilize more than i5-4670K
CPU Cooler: H100i is a good option, but I chose Glacer 240L for quietness, but still top notch performance
Motherboard: Sure
Memory: Cheaper and higher frequency isn't really necessary
SSD: Yea, I just got a different packaged 840 EVO for cheaper ._.
HDD: WD Black is not worth it unless it's the main drive and affordable
GPU: Saved some money and got you GTX 780 SLI
Case: Just a suggestion, the new (just came out) H440 looks very sexy (but no optical drive bay)
PSU: Cheaper, higher quality and still modular
Optical: Case can't fit, and not many people need them anymore
OS: Nothing to say about it

Going with GTX 780 SLI will be a better choice than GTX 780 Ti, this build will more than likely last you more than 5 years without changing a sinlge thing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2082.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 18:01 EDT-0400)
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March 14, 2014 3:08:28 PM

Should be good to go (and should love it, have had my Hero in that same basic config and it runs great ;)  )
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March 14, 2014 3:30:44 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
CPU: Most gamer can't utilize more than i5-4670K
CPU Cooler: H100i is a good option, but I chose Glacer 240L for quietness, but still top notch performance
Motherboard: Sure
Memory: Cheaper and higher frequency isn't really necessary
SSD: Yea, I just got a different packaged 840 EVO for cheaper ._.
HDD: WD Black is not worth it unless it's the main drive and affordable
GPU: Saved some money and got you GTX 780 SLI
Case: Just a suggestion, the new (just came out) H440 looks very sexy (but no optical drive bay)
PSU: Cheaper, higher quality and still modular
Optical: Case can't fit, and not many people need them anymore
OS: Nothing to say about it

Going with GTX 780 SLI will be a better choice than GTX 780 Ti, this build will more than likely last you more than 5 years without changing a sinlge thing.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2082.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 18:01 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the input. I particularly like the PSU and Hard drive changes that you made. I might have to go with those choices.

However regarding the SLI configuration of the GTX 780s, will the performance of that setup be significantly better than just one GTX 780Ti?

Also would I need to provide additional cooling in order to compensate for the SLI setup?
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March 14, 2014 3:31:28 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Should be good to go (and should love it, have had my Hero in that same basic config and it runs great ;)  )


thanks! I only hope that the building process goes without a hitch as this will be my first time doing it!
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March 14, 2014 3:35:50 PM

1. This review will help you out, http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gtx_780_ti_sli_gef...

2. Additional cooling will be determined by the actual temperature, it is hard to tell you since it depends on case, the aftermarket GPU cooler, the cable management you got, the room temperature, and how many fans you originally going to get. Basically, the temperature is very dependent on a lot of factors and I will not be able to tell you, but I will say that most people are not running 10 fans for a SLI set up.

Update: Honestly, what I think of GTX 780 Ti vs GTX 780 SLI is that GTX 780 Ti is hitting the diminish return as the best GPU on the market, you will be paying too much to get a small amount of difference from GTX 780. Either of those two set up will only shine if you have multi-monitor set up. Actually, I'm just going to recommend you to just get a GTX 780 and spend the money on upgrading your monitor, or get a mechanical keyboard, nice headset, or all the other accessories. It's best for the money.
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March 14, 2014 4:02:24 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
1. This review will help you out, http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gtx_780_ti_sli_gef...

2. Additional cooling will be determined by the actual temperature, it is hard to tell you since it depends on case, the aftermarket GPU cooler, the cable management you got, the room temperature, and how many fans you originally going to get. Basically, the temperature is very dependent on a lot of factors and I will not be able to tell you, but I will say that most people are not running 10 fans for a SLI set up.

Update: Honestly, what I think of GTX 780 Ti vs GTX 780 SLI is that GTX 780 Ti is hitting the diminish return as the best GPU on the market, you will be paying too much to get a small amount of difference from GTX 780. Either of those two set up will only shine if you have multi-monitor set up. Actually, I'm just going to recommend you to just get a GTX 780 and spend the money on upgrading your monitor, or get a mechanical keyboard, nice headset, or all the other accessories. It's best for the money.


Yeah I only plan on having one monitor and playing on 1080p

So under those circumstances I would not benefit from the GTX 780Ti? Should I just get the GTX 780 and save a few bucks? I just want to make sure I can play on >60 fps 1080p on ultra settings using one monitor
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March 14, 2014 4:05:35 PM

Yup GTX 780 will be enough for that, for sure.

Here is a modified version.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1592.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 19:04 EDT-0400)

It's up to you on whether you want to keep that PSU around for future SLI or you want to save more and go with this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 14, 2014 4:15:55 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
Yup GTX 780 will be enough for that, for sure.

Here is a modified version.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($124.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.79 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1592.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-14 19:04 EDT-0400)

It's up to you on whether you want to keep that PSU around for future SLI or you want to save more and go with this one
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks man you have been a lot of help! I'll keep that PSU just in case I go SLI down the road.

So just to be 100% sure, I won't benefit from going with the Ti right for one monitor right? My budget is 2k so spending 200 more for more performance is justified in my eyes lol
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March 14, 2014 4:36:54 PM

You will be benefited but only by a little, and it's not worth the extra $200 for that little FPS gain. However, I'm not going to stop you if you want to get that GTX 780 Ti.

Select a best solution if there is one for our future readers, please :) 
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March 14, 2014 5:10:57 PM

Gotcha, thanks for the help!
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March 14, 2014 6:53:33 PM

Great_Society said:
Tradesman1 said:
Should be good to go (and should love it, have had my Hero in that same basic config and it runs great ;)  )


thanks! I only hope that the building process goes without a hitch as this will be my first time doing it!

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It's not all that hard, my kids started building at ages 5 and 7, and if you do need any help, there's plenty of us here ;) 

Also you had a question about the differences between 780 SLI vs 780TI, good article here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7492/the-geforce-gtx-780-...

the 780 SLI setup is very strong, have had my Asus CUs for about 3-4 weeks now
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March 16, 2014 8:06:11 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Great_Society said:
Tradesman1 said:
Should be good to go (and should love it, have had my Hero in that same basic config and it runs great ;)  )


thanks! I only hope that the building process goes without a hitch as this will be my first time doing it!

__________________

It's not all that hard, my kids started building at ages 5 and 7, and if you do need any help, there's plenty of us here ;) 

Also you had a question about the differences between 780 SLI vs 780TI, good article here:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7492/the-geforce-gtx-780-...

the 780 SLI setup is very strong, have had my Asus CUs for about 3-4 weeks now


Wow your kids are awesome! Thanks for the input, I appreciate the help!
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