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Gaming/recording build for under $1400

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April 1, 2014 11:21:22 PM

I'd like to be able to run everything on max everything for the next couple of years. I also doing music recording and run several memory intensive virtual instruments, as well as dabble with VMWare running Windows 2012. How does this look?

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($148.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($151.00)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($329.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H630 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1322.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-02 02:16 EDT-0400)

Will also be transferring over my old 2TB HDD.

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April 1, 2014 11:32:47 PM

DAMN, looking good. If you can, buy a GTX 780 since you want to run everything on max for the next couple of years.
April 1, 2014 11:37:10 PM

I really wanted to grab a 780, but the price jump at that point pushes my financial conscience. Any idea how much power I would need in a PSU? I'm think something capable of future SLI.
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April 1, 2014 11:46:07 PM

For GTX 770 SLI (good idea BTW) the recommended watt amount is 850.

XFX 850W XXX Edition 80+ Silver etc.
April 2, 2014 12:06:40 AM

Very cool. Thank you.