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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 12:20:32 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 1:37:54 PM

i did a lot better rig for you here
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/3vUSL
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($348.98 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.79 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.33 @ DirectCanada)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($159.99 @ NCIX)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.94 @ 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: XFX ProSeries 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($118.34 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $1894.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 16:40 EDT-0400)
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April 21, 2014 1:48:40 PM

I agree with badboyrog2's picks. With one exception, I would keep the Noctua NH-D14. It is a much better cooler. It is almost always a better choice to start off with a single high end graphics card, and the GTX 780 is a great choice. I would go with the EVGA GTX 780 SC or the Asus GTX 780. The only caveat is if you already have a GTX 760, then it may be more economical to just add another GTX 760.
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a b Î Nvidia
April 21, 2014 2:22:42 PM

You can get better, cheaper parts and upgrade to a 780 Ti:

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: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-HD3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($131.50 @ Vuugo)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.36 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($159.97 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($769.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Green) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Memory Express)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.50 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($118.34 @ TigerDirect Canada)
Total: $1820.41
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-21 17:22 EDT-0400)
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a b ) Power supply
April 21, 2014 2:28:47 PM

depend what will be the use of your rig??
hard core gaming/video editing/multimonitors gaming rig/multitasking...etc
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April 21, 2014 2:41:19 PM

I think if you are spending that much on a system you are going to want the I7-4770K.

I went the I5 route. And although I'm perfectly happy with the performance, I still kind of wish that I had spent the extra $ for the I7.
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