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April 14, 2014 11:56:58 AM

I'm building a gaming PC and the main specs I've decided on thus far are an Intel 4770K i7, Nvidia GTX 780 ti, an SSD, and a normal hard drive. What motherboard should I use as well as what power supply and cooling system should I get? My budget maxes out at about 1800 dollars. Thank you!

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April 14, 2014 12:09:29 PM

You probably don't need to spend that much.

In any case, an ASUS Maximus VI Extreme is probably the best. Although you'll probably never need anything near that expensive (unless you're going for ridiculous overclocks and want ALL the features), and could instead opt for an ASUS Z87-A.
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April 14, 2014 12:20:34 PM

Asrock Z87 extreme4 would be my motherboard choice for an overclocking rig.
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April 14, 2014 12:21:11 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Danbuscus250/saved/4mRC
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core $319.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $98.99
Motherboard Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 $189.99
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $84.99
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" SSD $89.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $56.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB $699.99
Case Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower $84.99
Power Supply XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V $99.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.98
Total: $1745.89
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April 14, 2014 12:25:59 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($446.72 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($446.72 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1789.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 15:25 EDT-0400)
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April 14, 2014 12:32:33 PM

logainofhades said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.48 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($446.72 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($446.72 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 850W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($117.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($98.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1789.83
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 15:25 EDT-0400)


this will perform better, but will draw more power, may be a little hotter, and leaves no room for upgrading the graphics cards without replacing them, cuz 3-way crossfirex is not very good. if you plan on upgrading in the future, go with a single 780ti or a single r9 290x.
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