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Can someone look over this build?

CPU Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core $579.99

CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $99.99

Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 12g $21.99

Motherboard Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 $230.79

Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 $189.99

Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" SSD $409.45

Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB $729.99

Case Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower $112.98

Power Supply Corsair 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V $289.99

Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.99

Case Fan Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm $29.98

Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm $29.98

Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical $59.98

Total: $2805.09

Thanks in advance for your help.
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  1. What is the purpose of this build? If it's gaming, what monitor(s) will you be using?
  2. It's a gaming build that will be on a asus 1080p monitor.
  3. CTurbo said:
    Quote:
    Can you explain why?



    Sure. Because 1080p gaming does not require such ridiculous parts.

    A regular i7 is unnecessary, much less a six core i7.
    $100 Liquid cooling with $22 paste? You won't need to overclock at all, much less THAT much.
    A $230 motherboard? A $70-100 one would do just fine.
    16GB of RAM? You'll never use more than 8GB.
    A 512GB ssd? Alright it's hard to argue this one if you can afford it, but there are much cheaper ones that are practically as good. It's usually best to get a 120-256GB ssd and a 1-2TB hard drive.
    A 1200w psu? That's twice as much power than you need and it's 4x more expensive than necessary.
    The case is great and a good choice.
    $60 in case fans?
    Even a GTX780ti is massive overkill for a single 1080p monitor.


    If you have this much money to blow, I recommend spending about $1000 less on parts and either buy one 1600p monitor or three 1080p monitors


    as much as i hate to admit it (:P) hes right OP
  4. Ok then you do realize this is a silly amount of overkill and a waste of about $1200, right?
  5. CTurbo said:
    Quote:
    Can you explain why?



    Sure. Because 1080p gaming does not require such ridiculous parts.

    A regular i7 is unnecessary, much less a six core i7.
    $100 Liquid cooling with $22 paste? You won't need to overclock at all, much less THAT much.
    A $230 motherboard? A $70-100 one would do just fine.
    16GB of RAM? You'll never use more than 8GB.
    A 512GB ssd? Alright it's hard to argue this one if you can afford it, but there are much cheaper ones that are practically as good. It's usually best to get a 120-256GB ssd and a 1-2TB hard drive.
    A 1200w psu? That's twice as much power than you need and it's 4x more expensive than necessary.
    The case is great and a good choice.
    $60 in case fans?
    Even a GTX780ti is massive overkill for a single 1080p monitor.


    If you have this much money to blow, I recommend spending about $1000 less on parts and either buy one 1600p monitor or three 1080p monitors


    Thanks for your advice, but with games like Watch Dogs that have high system requirements do you still think my build is overkill?
  6. CTurbo said:
    Ok then you do realize this is a silly amount of overkill and a waste of about $1200, right?


    Can you explain why?
  7. Best answer
    Yes. You build is overkill in many ways.
  8. This is just as good as that build would be, in gaming that is


    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3vrX0
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3vrX0/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3vrX0/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.98 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($669.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair 300R ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1305.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-20 21:40 EDT-0400)
  9. CTurbo said:
    Yes. You build is overkill in many ways.


    The reason that I choose the 6 core i7 was because I thought that games were being made to use more than 4 cores. Is this true?
  10. Quote:
    Can you explain why?



    Sure. Because 1080p gaming does not require such ridiculous parts.

    A regular i7 is unnecessary, much less a six core i7.
    $100 Liquid cooling with $22 paste? You won't need to overclock at all, much less THAT much.
    A $230 motherboard? A $70-100 one would do just fine.
    16GB of RAM? You'll never use more than 8GB.
    A 512GB ssd? Alright it's hard to argue this one if you can afford it, but there are much cheaper ones that are practically as good. It's usually best to get a 120-256GB ssd and a 1-2TB hard drive.
    A 1200w psu? That's twice as much power than you need and it's 4x more expensive than necessary.
    The case is great and a good choice.
    $60 in case fans?
    Even a GTX780ti is massive overkill for a single 1080p monitor.


    If you have this much money to blow, I recommend spending about $1000 less on parts and either buy one 1600p monitor or three 1080p monitors
  11. Even quad core i5s are more than enough for now, and a regular quad core i7 with hyperthreading is still not recommended at this time.
  12. CTurbo said:
    Even quad core i5s are more than enough for now, and a regular quad core i7 with hyperthreading is still not recommended at this time.


    But do you think that this build would max out every game?
  13. it will max out, but what i believe CTurbo is saying is that you could max out at lower cost
  14. Quote:
    But do you think that this build would max out every game?


    Yes.


    Quote:
    it will max out, but what i believe CTurbo is saying is that you could max out at lower cost


    and yes
  15. Mac266 said:
    it will max out, but what i believe CTurbo is saying is that you could max out at lower cost


    CTurbo said:
    Quote:
    But do you think that this build would max out every game?


    Yes.


    Quote:
    it will max out, but what i believe CTurbo is saying is that you could max out at lower cost


    and yes


    Thanks again for the advice. Another question I have is about the power supply. The reason I choose such a big power supply is because I want to go sli in the future and I heard that power supplies diminish over time. Is this true?
  16. you want to SLI GTX 780Ti on a single 1080 monitor?
  17. Mac266 said:
    you want to SLI GTX 780Ti on a single 1080 monitor?


    Yes, if that is possible.
  18. erm...
  19. Mac266 said:
    erm...


    What do you mean by that?
  20. Hahahahahahahahahaha
  21. CTurbo said:
    Hahahahahahahahahaha


    You don't have to laugh at me! I am not a computer know it all like you! All I did was respectfully ask a question but if you can't respectfully give me an answer then maybe you should not post anything!
  22. Aww I wasn't laughing at you, I was laughing at Mac266's response. I'm sorry. Dang that's the second time I've made somebody mad tonight.
  23. CTurbo said:
    Aww I wasn't laughing at you, I was laughing at Mac266's response. I'm sorry. Dang that's the second time I've made somebody mad tonight.


    It's okay, don't worry about it. But what do you think about my power supply question?
  24. Quote:
    It's okay, don't worry about it. But what do you think about my power supply question?


    Honestly, 850-900w would be plenty for two 780tis as long as you get at least a 80+ Bronze or better from one of the most reliable brands such as Seasonic, Antec, XFX, or Rosewill.
  25. CTurbo said:
    Quote:
    It's okay, don't worry about it. But what do you think about my power supply question?


    Honestly, 850-900w would be plenty for two 780tis as long as you get at least a 80+ Bronze or better from one of the most reliable brands such as Seasonic, Antec, XFX, or Rosewill.


    What does the 80+ Bronze, Sliver, Gold, or Platinum do for a power supply?
  26. It's an efficiency rating. The most efficient psu's are almost always the most reliable and longest lasting. Inefficient psu's waste a lot of heat and energy. 80+ Bronze guarantees that only 15-20% of the power is wasted as heat. 80+ Gold is 10-15%, and 80+ Platinum is less than 10%.
  27. oops double post
  28. CTurbo said:
    It's an efficiency rating. The most efficient psu's are almost always the most reliable and longest lasting. Inefficient psu's waste a lot of heat and energy. 80+ Bronze guarantees that only 15-20% of the power is wasted as heat. 80+ Gold is 10-15%, and 80+ Platinum is less than 10%.


    Thanks again. Now I don't want to bug anyone by asking the same question, but I did say that my build would be used for gaming and you guys told me that my build was overkill but what if I was to do things like moding, music production, school work, and video editing?
  29. still overkill :P
  30. Honestly, there's still so much wasted money there. That $1300 build I posted way up there is more than good enough for all of those uses.


    My best advice is if you have that much money to spend, you should look at getting an ultra HD monitor like a 1440p or 1600p. Games look absolutely amazing at those details.


    Are you familiar with this website? http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/


    It is awesome for putting together potential PC builds. It will give you the lowest prices and let you know what is, or is not compatible.


    A solid 27" 1440p monitor is around $500
    A solid 30" 1600p monitor is around $1000
  31. btw my 'response' was because a SINGLE GTX 780Ti is overkill on one 1080 monitor :P
  32. Yeah Mac266 was the other guy I pissed off earlier. Sorry again guys. I'm a little bit of a natural smarta$$, but I never mean to offend anybody. I love helping people.
  33. CTurbo said:
    Yeah Mac266 was the other guy I pissed off earlier. Sorry again guys. I'm a little bit of a natural smarta$$, but I never mean to offend anybody. I love helping people.


    It's okay. I wanna say sorry too for my comment, it was very harsh.
  34. CTurbo said:
    Honestly, there's still so much wasted money there. That $1300 build I posted way up there is more than good enough for all of those uses.


    My best advice is if you have that much money to spend, you should look at getting an ultra HD monitor like a 1440p or 1600p. Games look absolutely amazing at those details.


    Are you familiar with this website? http://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/


    It is awesome for putting together potential PC builds. It will give you the lowest prices and let you know what is, or is not compatible.


    A solid 27" 1440p monitor is around $500
    A solid 30" 1600p monitor is around $1000


    Mac266 said:
    btw my 'response' was because a SINGLE GTX 780Ti is overkill on one 1080 monitor :P


    I am familiar with pcpartpicker.com. In fact, it's the website I used to come up with my build. But if I were to use a 1440p monitor for gaming, would that make the frame rate go down, and if so by how much?
  35. Yes you'll get less fps with a 1440p monitor, but the GTX780ti is still more than powerful enough for it. If you wanted, you could add a second 780ti to my $1300 build(with a more powerful psu) and it would still be less than $2000. $2500 with a 1440p monitor. You wouldn't NEED two 780tis though. At least not anytime soon.
  36. If I went sli, would I have to add more fans to my case?
  37. SLI generates alot more heat, and if you have bad airflow it could cause the GPU to overheat
  38. CTurbo said:
    Yeah Mac266 was the other guy I pissed off earlier. Sorry again guys. I'm a little bit of a natural smarta$$, but I never mean to offend anybody. I love helping people.


    Youre good at that eh :P
  39. Quote:
    Youre good at that eh :p



    Helping people? Or pissing people off? lol
  40. CTurbo said:
    Quote:
    Youre good at that eh :p



    Helping people? Or pissing people off? lol


    Yep :P
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