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Final Thoughts on this Gaming Rig Before I Pull the Trigger!

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April 27, 2014 10:22:16 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ddaigle/saved/4v9c

The plan is to add another GPU in a couple months. I know the 6gb 780 is coming soon, but I think just the regular 6gb 780 is going to be a step back from the 3gb 780 ti w/ superclock. I don't mind waiting for the 6gb ti w/ superclock.

That being said, any last minute changes before I pull the trigger on this? Or does it look good.
a b 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 10:25:08 AM

Maybe get a beefy cpu cooler like H100i or Dark Rock Pro 3 if you are overclocking.
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April 27, 2014 10:33:58 AM

RazerZ said:
Will this being only one monitor or multiple monitors?


When I add the second 780ti, I will add an additional monitor at the same time.
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April 27, 2014 10:26:03 AM

Suztera said:
Maybe get a beefy cpu cooler like H100i or Dark Rock Pro 3?


I forgot to change that ... I will be watercooling this PC.
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a c 227 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 10:38:08 AM

Well other than saving some money on a few parts the build looks great. But you could save around $300. Also you don't need 16gb ram for gaming.
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a c 227 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 10:29:45 AM

Will this being only one monitor or multiple monitors?
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a c 621 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 10:38:16 AM

Good looking build, the Hyper 212 is plenty unless expecting a 4.5 or higher OC
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a b 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 10:40:34 AM

i personally would do things differently for the sake of higher performance. if you ran those two samsung pros in raid 0 you would get tremendous throughput but its not going to equate to higher gaming performance, maybe slightly faster loading times. i changed it out for a full tb of slightly slower evo tech. i threw a phanteks on there as it easily compares to h100i for less of a headache, i personally thing you need a full loop if you need extreme cooling over a phanteks. even if you plan on running a full custom water loop, the maximus hero is still more than capable of bringing the 4770k to 5.0ghz as long as the loop is extreme. the classified is the beast to overclock though if you want that. also 860w seasonic platinum status is more than enough for even some moderatly high overclocks... say 4770k@4.8ghz and two 780ti classys@1.35ghz. changed out your ram from cas11 2133 to cas10 2133.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($156.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($459.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card ($759.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic Platinum 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2520.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 13:35 EDT-0400)
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April 27, 2014 10:41:29 AM

RazerZ said:
Well other than saving some money on a few parts the build looks great. But you could save around $300. Also you don't need 16gb ram for gaming.


How would you save $300 and still maintain the same quality build? And why?

I'm asking because I genuinely don't know.
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a c 227 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 10:53:22 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($689.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2305.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 13:52 EDT-0400)

$200 less, sorry, guess I over estimated.
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April 27, 2014 10:59:52 AM

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($689.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2305.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 13:52 EDT-0400)

$200 less, sorry, guess I over estimated.


So what are the biggest difference between the Hero, Formula and Extreme then? I tried comparing the 3 and the differences seem minor. Why the Hero over the Formula? And why the G.Skill ram over the Corsair?
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April 27, 2014 11:06:07 AM

ddaigle said:
RazerZ said:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($689.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (Red/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($269.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2305.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-27 13:52 EDT-0400)

$200 less, sorry, guess I over estimated.


So what are the biggest difference between the Hero, Formula and Extreme then? I tried comparing the 3 and the differences seem minor. Why the Hero over the Formula? And why the G.Skill ram over the Corsair?


Hmm I would say the looks of the Formula most likely make up why the board is so expensive,but it does also offer a lot of other features which you can see on the website such as its shielding.

I chose the G.Skill ram for the price.
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a c 621 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 11:30:08 AM

Biggest price difference between the Formula and the Hero is the Water block and the add on "armor', I'd go GSkill as, overall, the GSkill sticks tend to have more OC headroom (indicative of stronger sticks)
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April 27, 2014 11:49:11 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Biggest price difference between the Formula and the Hero is the Water block and the add on "armor', I'd go GSkill as, overall, the GSkill sticks tend to have more OC headroom (indicative of stronger sticks)


I could go GSkill I suppose. Seemed most people were for the Corsair. Originally I was looking at the GSkill Trident and had been convinced the Vengeance Pro as better lol. So confusing!!
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a c 621 4 Gaming
April 27, 2014 12:02:42 PM

I've run a lot of both, GSkill has been the innovative leader for a few years now, and many of the other manufacturers have been following their leads, i.e. in mid 2012 GSkill had a variety of 2400/10 sticks out in large quantity sets (32GB as example) Corsair followed up but not really till 2013....GSkill has been my primary choice sine around 2009/2010 (also starting helping out on their forums about that time, have been an Admin there for a few years now)
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