How does my system plan look?

I have been doing a ton of research lately on computer parts and trying to learn everything I can about what I need for a very good gaming computer. Also keep in mind I'm in high school and I am paying for every part myself by working at a restaurant so the parts aren't the best they can be. However, I have chosen theses parts and I want to know what everyone thinks. Are they good? Are they bad? Will it work? Can I run 3 monitors? How effective will my system be?

Also, I plan to water cool my whole system with one loop and I would like some advice on that. I would like for it to look really good with LEDs and for the colors to match my black and red theme I want for the whole build.

All advice is welcomed! I thank you in advance for all the help and input be it negative or positive and happy gaming!

Build Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K Quad-Core Desktop Processor 3.4 GHz 6 MB Cache ($222.00)

MB: Asus Maximus VI Hero LGA 1150 ($199.99)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2X8GB) 240-PIN red ($154.98)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series SSD 256GB ($199.99)

Storage: Western Digitsl Red NAS Hard Drive 3TB ($134.99)

GPU: (2X) EVGA GTX 770 Superclocked ACX cooler (2X $349.99)

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX ($269.99)

PSU: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 850W Power Supply ($199.99)

OD: Asus DRW - 24 BIST/BLK/B/AS/DVD/CD writer ($18.48)

Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD ($251.21)

Operating System: Windows 8.1

Total: $2351.61
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  1. Well if you are in highschool and it seems to me your trying to watch your money on a good build I would go with AMD for the fact the CPUs/MOBOs are much cheaper. also I see you have a SSD, I would suggest getting a smaller SSD to cut back on your build price, you really only need a SSD for your OS + some games you wish to put on it. Also the 3tb you have to ask yourself ...will you really need it? Most people find themself having to much space with 1tb.
    Overall its a great build if you got the money but if you do not have the money I would simply cut back on alot of the build simply because the average gamer does not need all this.

    *yes it will run 3 monitors as well.
  2. If your budget is $2300, definitely do NOT go amd. In fact, anything above $1000 should definitely be an intel build. AMD is for budgets, they don't have a chip that can compete with an i7 in terms of single threaded processing as far as i know. The parts you have selected are very high end, and will run 3 monitors perfectly. My only recommendation would be to get a higher wattage psu for your 770 sli for some overclocking headroom (and just to be safe). But there is one SERIOUS problem with your build.. You're using windows 8 :p
  3. You have a good looking rig that will keep you happy for a long time, Enjoy! ;)
  4. This is better and way cheaper

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3szfD
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3szfD/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3szfD/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($244.48 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: ASRock B85 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($64.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($127.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.63 @ OutletPC)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.63 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($689.99 @ Micro Center)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Platinum 650W 80+ Platinum Certified ATX Power Supply ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($67.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1779.15
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 23:46 EDT-0400)
  5. Thank you for the advice it makes a lot of sense, I can understand cutting back. I continually update my list because I am always researching and so some may change like the Hard Drive and SSD. I am willing to work and save up for this build which is why I am going a little more high end because once I get it all I will be satisfied and proud I was able to get it. Any more advice? Like what SSD I should switch for or what GPU to get for the price? And thank you again for the advice
  6. Honestly, you're approach is the best one.. Invest in high quality components once and you won't regret it. Buy crappy hardware and you might end up having to go through expensive replacements. If you want to cut some corners, you should start with the case, psu, ram, and motherboard (but don't skimp on the mobo too much). You don't want to change out your cpu and gpu, those are pretty essential components.
  7. Keep checking and updating till you get all your money together the Haswell refresh is due next month so will be new mobos also, nVidia has their new line coming out soon also so pricing will change here and there as well as deals, especially when the refresh hits about May 10, will more than likely be package deals available
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