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2x Nvidia Geforce GTX760 or 1x Nvidia Geforce GTX780? Also what storage and what power supply for my build?

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April 21, 2014 12:20:31 PM

Hey guys,

I'm planning on building my own gaming pc. I have chose some components for it already: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3vRFg
I would really appreciate it if some of you could check it out and give some tips.
This is the first computer I will be building so I don't know much about it.
I'm struggling whether I should choose 2x Nvidia Geforce GTX760 2GB or 1x Nvidia Geforce GTX780 3GB. Also I'm not sure about what I selected for the storage component and the power supply. Again, I would highly appreciate some tips and suggestions. My budget is 1900 US$

Greetings,
Thijs

P.S.: Sorry if my English isn't that good, I'm not a native speaker.
a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2014 12:33:54 PM

If youre using the system for primarily gaming, I would drop the 4770k, get a 4670k instead(the gaming performance difference is negligible, i upgraded from a 4670 to a 4770 and barely notice a difference), and get a single gtx 780 ti instead.
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a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2014 12:38:18 PM

Something like this would be a GREAT system: [PCPartPicker part list](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3vSzp) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3vSzp/by_merchant/) / [Benchmarks](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3vSzp/benchmarks/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54670...) | $229.79 @ DirectCanada
**Motherboard** | [Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a) | $150.04 @ DirectCanada
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl...) | $95.98 @ Newegg Canada
**Storage** | [Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-d...) | $87.00 @ Vuugo
**Storage** | [Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-d...) | $79.99 @ Amazon Canada
**Video Card** | [EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-03gp428...) | $739.99 @ Memory Express
**Case** | [NZXT Phantom ATX Full Tower Case](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-phan001rd) | $149.99 @ Memory Express
**Power Supply** | [Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-hcg6...) | $79.99 @ NCIX
**Optical Drive** | [Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-optical-drive-drw2...) | $19.50 @ Vuugo
**Operating System** | [Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit)](http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700578) | $107.41 @ DirectCanada
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $1739.68
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 15:37 EDT-0400 |
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April 21, 2014 12:39:25 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.79 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Memory Express)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($114.99 @ NCIX)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($163.52 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($549.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Memory Express)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.99 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1622.53
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 15:38 EDT-0400)

Made some changes to save money. And you can drop to 8GB if you want to save even more money, since you don't need 16GB for gaming.
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a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2014 12:40:03 PM

Didnt add it in there, but the cooler you chose or a hyper 212 evo would be great for cooling the cpu. Also with gaming there is no need for 16 gigs of ram, which is why the build I did only has 8. Hope this helped :-)
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April 21, 2014 1:30:23 PM

Okay thanks jeremy, I feel much wiser now. I don't understand why you changed the motherboard. I think I don't know what the most important thing is of the motherboard. And is there a big difference between the power supply I chose and the one you chose? I mean the difference between the prices is about 20 bugs, so couldn't i better go with mine?
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a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2014 5:07:57 PM

While the evga power supplies arent bad, the HCG series from antec is a better quality power supply, and with a single graphics card, 550-600 watts is all you need. The antec gives you room to overclock both your gpu and cpu, without being powerful enough to add a second graphics card. If you were planning on going with an sli build, I would recommend a 750-850 watt, but with a single, 620 is more than enough.
In reference to the motherboard, the main reason I changed it is there is almost no reason to use a micro atx board in a mid or full tower chassis. Not to say that MSI makes bad components by any means, but Asus is the best there is when it comes to motherboards, and if you can fit it into your budget, I would recommend doing so. Asus's customer service kind of sucks, but their parts are second to none.
In short, when choosing a motherbooard, just look at what you would use vs what you wouldnt. The asus board doesnt have a ton of things that you would never use, and gives you a lot of overclocking options, with top quality parts, and a very easy to use interface.
The MSI board, not being a z87 chipset, will give you very little to no overclocking ability, and the MSI bios has been called confusing bya lot of people. I've used both, and the asus is much more user friendly. If you are never planning on doing any overclocking, a non k series processor and a h series board would be better, but for the small price difference, I would recommend the k series and z87 board, which could prevent you from having to upgrade your cpu later down the road. If and when your cpu starts getting out of date, you can just overclock it to keep up with the latest games, where if that happens without k series and z87 boards, you would have to buy a new cpu to upgrade.
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