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March 22, 2014 10:27:28 PM

Hello, all.
I'm planning a super-high-end build. So i'm willing to spend a good chuck of cash. I just need advice on some PSU's and good mobos for high end builds. I am using an SSD as my primary and only drive. I really want to resurrect a really good computer. I will not budge on the 780ti or the SSD so those are solid. I'm just concerned about the CPU, MOBO, PSU, and COOLER. The 4770k is good enough for me so i'm not interested in the x series. Does EVGA make good PSU's? It comes with a 10 year warranty and the reviews are phenomenal. Please give me in depth advice and i will pick your solution if it is coherent and sensible. I would like to stick with the i7 because i do edit and multitask.

The total price for all parts combined is a mere 2300 dollars (USD).

Here's my plans:

DVD-DRIVE: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE: NZXT Phantom 530 Black ATX Full Tower
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GRAPHICS: CARD:EVGA 03G-P4-2888-KR GeForce GTX 780 Ti Dual Classified w/ EVGA ACX Cooler 3GB 384-bit GDDR5
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750 G 80 PLUS GOLD Certified 750W Active PFC ATX12V v2.31/EPS 12V v2.91
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit - OEM
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU COOLER: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE1T0BW 2.5" 1TB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
LINK: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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March 22, 2014 10:33:41 PM

if you are going super-high-end dont skimp on the power supply it will give you headaches down the road, try to go with seasonic or xfx or corsair(axi,hx,tx models only) other than that looks good to me. if the build is just for gaming you could go with 8gbs of ram and a 4670k about the same performance and save you around 150-200dollars. board is fine i would go with a hero if you can afford it though. cooler is good

EDIT: just read you do editing and such so keep i7. here is a list of psu by tier
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

the evga is a tier 3 when not over stressed it may work fine but using a lot of its power on a 24/7 build would not be recommended. it is a tier 3 and while not horrible if it does fail it may take other components with it not backed by a 10 year warranty
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March 22, 2014 10:38:21 PM

If you do not overclock, then I would recommend Xeon E3-1230-V3. It performs very similar to i7-4770K, just without integrated GPU and good overclocking potential. In addition, I would pair that up with an ASUS H87M-E.
I recommend XFX Core Edition 750W http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=100003150...
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March 22, 2014 10:58:14 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
if you are going super-high-end dont skimp on the power supply it will give you headaches down the road, try to go with seasonic or xfx or corsair(axi,hx,tx models only) other than that looks good to me. if the build is just for gaming you could go with 8gbs of ram and a 4670k about the same performance and save you around 150-200dollars. board is fine i would go with a hero if you can afford it though. cooler is good

EDIT: just read you do editing and such so keep i7. here is a list of psu by tier
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

the evga is a tier 3 when not over stressed it may work fine but using a lot of its power on a 24/7 build would not be recommended. it is a tier 3 and while not horrible if it does fail it may take other components with it not backed by a 10 year warranty


Well, I've read and have seen from multiple sources that Watch Dogs and Battlefield 4 ( Plan on buying WD and I have BF4) benefit massively from the extra cores. Games are finally starting yo use the hyper-threading. And I did the 16GB of ram just so I can have a lot of headroom; in the future as well. Which PSU ( exact model, preferably) do you recommend? I want lots of head room and good quality so I don't have it **** up my parts.
And when you said EVGA is teir 3 do you mean the GPU? Because they supposedly (According to everyone on Newegg and other forums) make the BEST 780 ti edition.

The reason I chose the phantom case is because the easy compatibillity with their cooler, and MOST people say the H100i is the best one out there. I there any good FULL SIZE corsair cases that are really good for a build like mine?
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March 22, 2014 11:00:02 PM

AMD Radeon said:
superb build,
i would go for better psu XFX 850 GOLD, enough for 780 ti SLI
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef... (cheaper, on sale, better in quality because of seasonic made)

Corsair new model H105
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-cpu-cooler-cw90600...

good luck :) 


Hey, If i get that new corsair cooler, which CORSAIR case is it fully compatible with? Something full tower and not to cheapy. Thanks.
Is XFX really that good? I prefer a FULLY modular PSU.
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March 22, 2014 11:05:25 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
If you do not overclock, then I would recommend Xeon E3-1230-V3. It performs very similar to i7-4770K, just without integrated GPU and good overclocking potential. In addition, I would pair that up with an ASUS H87M-E.
I recommend XFX Core Edition 750W http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=100003150...


The Xeon looks nice but that MOBO looks really bad. I don;t wanna throw a 700 dollar GPU and 500 dollar SSD on something like that, sorry. I want a high-end MOBO and that board won't cut it.

Any other good MOBO's that are high end for this CPU
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March 22, 2014 11:09:10 PM

IDontUnderstand said:
If you do not overclock, then I would recommend Xeon E3-1230-V3. It performs very similar to i7-4770K, just without integrated GPU and good overclocking potential. In addition, I would pair that up with an ASUS H87M-E.
I recommend XFX Core Edition 750W http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=100003150...


What advantages does the Xeon have over the i7?
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March 22, 2014 11:14:05 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
if you are going super-high-end dont skimp on the power supply it will give you headaches down the road, try to go with seasonic or xfx or corsair(axi,hx,tx models only) other than that looks good to me. if the build is just for gaming you could go with 8gbs of ram and a 4670k about the same performance and save you around 150-200dollars. board is fine i would go with a hero if you can afford it though. cooler is good

EDIT: just read you do editing and such so keep i7. here is a list of psu by tier
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

the evga is a tier 3 when not over stressed it may work fine but using a lot of its power on a 24/7 build would not be recommended. it is a tier 3 and while not horrible if it does fail it may take other components with it not backed by a 10 year warranty


I was originally gonna go with the Hero but people say its giving them MAJOR issues with the USB ports and such....
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March 22, 2014 11:14:06 PM

^ H105--> new model, has thicker radiator, performs better (google its review)
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March 22, 2014 11:18:52 PM

this is gold rated and fully modular big enough to handle 2 ti's if thats what your going for. xfx is quality built and reliable

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef...

and i was talking about the powersupply. evga does make the best cards just lack in powersupply and motherboards
they do make one good psu series and this would support 2 ti's and overclocks better
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g2100...
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March 22, 2014 11:24:57 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
if you are going super-high-end dont skimp on the power supply it will give you headaches down the road, try to go with seasonic or xfx or corsair(axi,hx,tx models only) other than that looks good to me. if the build is just for gaming you could go with 8gbs of ram and a 4670k about the same performance and save you around 150-200dollars. board is fine i would go with a hero if you can afford it though. cooler is good

EDIT: just read you do editing and such so keep i7. here is a list of psu by tier
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

the evga is a tier 3 when not over stressed it may work fine but using a lot of its power on a 24/7 build would not be recommended. it is a tier 3 and while not horrible if it does fail it may take other components with it not backed by a 10 year warranty


Bad_Kitty13 said:
this is gold rated and fully modular big enough to handle 2 ti's if thats what your going for. xfx is quality built and reliable

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbef...

and i was talking about the powersupply. evga does make the best cards just lack in powersupply and motherboards
they do make one good psu series and this would support 2 ti's and overclocks better
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g2100...


So, should I go with the hero board? I can afford it. People just say its full of issues. Idk though.
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March 22, 2014 11:40:43 PM

they are both good boards here are some reviews

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/Z87-GD65_GAMING/...

the hero got slightly higher points but both you can read the reviews and decide for your self based on your uses

if you go to the 3d mark section of the reviews it shows marks in gaming
also i have always trusted asus more than msi due to msi boards having issues. they both have there doa's its just luck of the draw
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March 22, 2014 11:51:00 PM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
they are both good boards here are some reviews

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/MAXIMUS_VI_HERO...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/Z87-GD65_GAMING/...

the hero got slightly higher points but both you can read the reviews and decide for your self based on your uses

if you go to the 3d mark section of the reviews it shows marks in gaming
also i have always trusted asus more than msi due to msi boards having issues. they both have there doa's its just luck of the draw


Thinking of getting the Hero now.

Any good cases that will fit the 105 cooler? I really don't wanna spend 300 on a case...haha the Corsair super case is 350 dollars...

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March 22, 2014 11:52:47 PM

AMD Radeon said:
^ H105--> new model, has thicker radiator, performs better (google its review)


Any good cases to fit the 105 water cooler? One of the corsair "Super tower" cases is 350 dollars and I really dont wanna spend 300 on a case...Any cases that can absolutley (PROVEN) fit the h105 cooler? Think of the Corsair Air case but it looks...meh.
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March 22, 2014 11:57:09 PM

nah, any case will fit. h105 is a bit thicker like H80i
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March 23, 2014 12:16:53 AM

AMD Radeon said:
nah, any case will fit. h105 is a bit thicker like H80i


Well the phantom 530 doesn't support the 105.... I don't think so.
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March 23, 2014 1:30:11 AM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
if you are going super-high-end dont skimp on the power supply it will give you headaches down the road, try to go with seasonic or xfx or corsair(axi,hx,tx models only) other than that looks good to me. if the build is just for gaming you could go with 8gbs of ram and a 4670k about the same performance and save you around 150-200dollars. board is fine i would go with a hero if you can afford it though. cooler is good

EDIT: just read you do editing and such so keep i7. here is a list of psu by tier
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

the evga is a tier 3 when not over stressed it may work fine but using a lot of its power on a 24/7 build would not be recommended. it is a tier 3 and while not horrible if it does fail it may take other components with it not backed by a 10 year warranty


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Is this a good PSU for my build?
The Corsair AX860.... I want to get the Evga G2 1000w but it's a little too pricey (and i would like to put that cash towards a gaming keyboard/mouse) Do I really need 1000w?
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March 23, 2014 1:39:02 AM

the ax series from corsair is excellent you can also go with tx or hx if they are cheaper. if they are around the same price just go with the corsair ax

the one you linked is for a 760w which is more than enough for your build but if you wanted to pair another 780 ti you will need a 850 or a 1000. but for your build it is more than enough you could even go with a 650w
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March 23, 2014 1:58:58 AM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
the ax series from corsair is excellent you can also go with tx or hx if they are cheaper. if they are around the same price just go with the corsair ax

the one you linked is for a 760w which is more than enough for your build but if you wanted to pair another 780 ti you will need a 850 or a 1000. but for your build it is more than enough you could even go with a 650w


Thanks again. I just want to make sure this rig has lots of headroom so the GPU doesn't have to underpower itself or some sh***. I'm going to go with the 760watt.

BTW

I switched the cooler to the Kraken x60 and the case to the Phantom 630.
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March 23, 2014 2:05:44 AM

im planning on getting the matte black 630 windowed in a few months for my build, nice case
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March 23, 2014 3:38:06 AM

Bad_Kitty13 said:
im planning on getting the matte black 630 windowed in a few months for my build, nice case


I think I may get the new NZXT H440. It looks nice and has good reviews.

One thing, though.

This case doesnt have a dvd bay (purposely) and I don't mind because I never use DVD's! *Ironic moment approaching* How do I install windows 8.1 without a disk drive? Can I copy it on another computer on a flash drive, pop it in the Rig's USB then, go into the BIOS and choose the USB as first boot priority? Would that work?
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March 23, 2014 3:47:56 AM

you do need another computer but its rather easy, you burn an iso image of windows 8.1 cd to the usb formatted to fat32 then like you said just select the usb as your boot drive when you go to install. here are indepth instructions
http://pcsupport.about.com/od/windows7/a/install-window...

or if you already have an old disk drive lying around connect it to psu and mobo with the side off the case and run it like you normally would.
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