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April 30, 2014 7:16:35 PM

Hey guys, so I am building a gaming PC for the first time, and I want a very high end PC, but since I am new to this I feel lost in terms of the quality and performance of different components. I really want to know if 16gb is enough or if I should go for two of the same 16gb listed for 32gb of RAM tootal. Also, is my liquid cooling fine, or do I need something bigger? Do I need anymore case fans, I am considering getting 2 more that are 140mm. I am also wondering about my motherboard, is it fine or do I need something better? My main focus is on RAM and cooling right now, and I definitely want to do liquid cooling for the CPU but should I do closed or open loop? Both my GPUs are individually cooled, so I don't think I need cooling on those but still on the fence for that. This is the configuration I have set up right now:

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $92.99

Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case or NZXT H440

Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor

Intel EXPI9301CT 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter

Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan
Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan

NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller

NZXT Hue LED Controller
April 30, 2014 7:20:49 PM

I think everything is fine just look out for youre psu u got two cards running u may need more power.
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April 30, 2014 7:26:48 PM

I would recommend you taking a 900~1000w power supplie o
because nvidia recommends a 500w psu for one gpu so you got two on there ...=900~1000w
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April 30, 2014 7:27:04 PM

Liperium said:
I think everything is fine just look out for youre psu u got two cards running u may need more power.


With that build I have an estimated 565W, so wouldn't the 750W be fine or nah? And thanks for the super fast response!
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April 30, 2014 7:36:56 PM

DatGuy251 said:
Liperium said:
I think everything is fine just look out for youre psu u got two cards running u may need more power.


With that build I have an estimated 565W, so wouldn't the 750W be fine or nah? And thanks for the super fast response!


Try if you want look at this at the end they say minimum system power requirements so... ;)  http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...
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April 30, 2014 7:59:56 PM

Liperium said:
DatGuy251 said:
Liperium said:
I think everything is fine just look out for youre psu u got two cards running u may need more power.


With that build I have an estimated 565W, so wouldn't the 750W be fine or nah? And thanks for the super fast response!


Try if you want look at this at the end they say minimum system power requirements so... ;)  http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...


Oh wow, didn't see that. Thanks for your help!
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May 1, 2014 3:08:05 AM

DatGuy251 said:
Liperium said:
DatGuy251 said:
Liperium said:
I think everything is fine just look out for youre psu u got two cards running u may need more power.


With that build I have an estimated 565W, so wouldn't the 750W be fine or nah? And thanks for the super fast response!


Try if you want look at this at the end they say minimum system power requirements so... ;)  http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...




Oh wow, didn't see that. Thanks for your help!


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May 10, 2014 8:43:23 PM

DatGuy251 said:
Hey guys, so I am building a gaming PC for the first time, and I want a very high end PC, but since I am new to this I feel lost in terms of the quality and performance of different components. I really want to know if 16gb is enough or if I should go for two of the same 16gb listed for 32gb of RAM tootal. Also, is my liquid cooling fine, or do I need something bigger? Do I need anymore case fans, I am considering getting 2 more that are 140mm. I am also wondering about my motherboard, is it fine or do I need something better? My main focus is on RAM and cooling right now, and I definitely want to do liquid cooling for the CPU but should I do closed or open loop? Both my GPUs are individually cooled, so I don't think I need cooling on those but still on the fence for that. This is the configuration I have set up right now:

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $92.99

Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case or NZXT H440

Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor

Intel EXPI9301CT 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter

Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan
Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan

NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller

NZXT Hue LED Controller


Alright let me rework this for you. :) 
1. CPU=Good
2. Cooler=Good
3. Why not the Formula instead of the Hero? It looks much better.
4. Ram=Good
5. Storage=If its good for you then its good for me.
6. Instead of 2 760's why not 1 780 classified? A single 780 would perform much better then 2 760's and create less heat. You could possibly even afford a 780ti, the best GPU out there right now.
7. For the PSU, I would recommend a EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 watt.
8. Note for you, you can't run more then 16gbs of ram on windows 7 home premium, so if you're looking at upgrading then get Professional.
9. Maybe a different monitor if your going to be gaming.
10. Let me make you a build and you tell me what you think.
Please ask me any questions you have as I will be happy to answer them.
LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Llamaluvr97/saved/4DWU
I think this build is perfect for you. I would strongly consider you using this one over your current one, as it improves GPU performance by quite alot. Good luck and please ask me questions.
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May 10, 2014 8:46:41 PM

Liperium said:
DatGuy251 said:
Liperium said:
I think everything is fine just look out for youre psu u got two cards running u may need more power.


With that build I have an estimated 565W, so wouldn't the 750W be fine or nah? And thanks for the super fast response!


Try if you want look at this at the end they say minimum system power requirements so... ;)  http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt...

With all do respect, please research before you reccomend things to otehr forum members. That number is the minimum recommended power supply for the WHOLE system, the gpu only uses 170 watts, so with 2 760's, he would be using 340 watts+200 watts for the CPU and stuff. So a 600 watt PSU would do fine. However I always recommend going a little over so a 750-850 would be perfect. Also he shouldnt be getting 2 760's especcially with 4gb of Vram each, one 780 will be much better.

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May 11, 2014 5:13:31 PM

Llamaluvr97 said:
DatGuy251 said:
Hey guys, so I am building a gaming PC for the first time, and I want a very high end PC, but since I am new to this I feel lost in terms of the quality and performance of different components. I really want to know if 16gb is enough or if I should go for two of the same 16gb listed for 32gb of RAM tootal. Also, is my liquid cooling fine, or do I need something bigger? Do I need anymore case fans, I am considering getting 2 more that are 140mm. I am also wondering about my motherboard, is it fine or do I need something better? My main focus is on RAM and cooling right now, and I definitely want to do liquid cooling for the CPU but should I do closed or open loop? Both my GPUs are individually cooled, so I don't think I need cooling on those but still on the fence for that. This is the configuration I have set up right now:

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $92.99

Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case or NZXT H440

Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor

Intel EXPI9301CT 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter

Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan
Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan

NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller

NZXT Hue LED Controller


Alright let me rework this for you. :) 
1. CPU=Good
2. Cooler=Good
3. Why not the Formula instead of the Hero? It looks much better.
4. Ram=Good
5. Storage=If its good for you then its good for me.
6. Instead of 2 760's why not 1 780 classified? A single 780 would perform much better then 2 760's and create less heat. You could possibly even afford a 780ti, the best GPU out there right now.
7. For the PSU, I would recommend a EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 watt.
8. Note for you, you can't run more then 16gbs of ram on windows 7 home premium, so if you're looking at upgrading then get Professional.
9. Maybe a different monitor if your going to be gaming.
10. Let me make you a build and you tell me what you think.
Please ask me any questions you have as I will be happy to answer them.
LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Llamaluvr97/saved/4DWU
I think this build is perfect for you. I would strongly consider you using this one over your current one, as it improves GPU performance by quite alot. Good luck and please ask me questions.


First off, thanks for your help dude, much appreciated. First off, the 2 760's perform better than a 780 Ti overall check here for performance tests: http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?pa...
It is also cheaper overall. My monitor has a 80 billion:1 dynamic contrast ratio with full HD, 5ms response time, and backlit LED while looking amazing with 27 inches. I don't think I have the heart to switch lol. I would love to see your build but I can't go to it, broken link I guess. But thanks once again! Oh I also switched to OS 8.1
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May 12, 2014 3:02:57 PM

DatGuy251 said:
Llamaluvr97 said:
DatGuy251 said:
Hey guys, so I am building a gaming PC for the first time, and I want a very high end PC, but since I am new to this I feel lost in terms of the quality and performance of different components. I really want to know if 16gb is enough or if I should go for two of the same 16gb listed for 32gb of RAM tootal. Also, is my liquid cooling fine, or do I need something bigger? Do I need anymore case fans, I am considering getting 2 more that are 140mm. I am also wondering about my motherboard, is it fine or do I need something better? My main focus is on RAM and cooling right now, and I definitely want to do liquid cooling for the CPU but should I do closed or open loop? Both my GPUs are individually cooled, so I don't think I need cooling on those but still on the fence for that. This is the configuration I have set up right now:

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $92.99

Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case or NZXT H440

Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor

Intel EXPI9301CT 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter

Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan
Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan

NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller

NZXT Hue LED Controller


Alright let me rework this for you. :) 
1. CPU=Good
2. Cooler=Good
3. Why not the Formula instead of the Hero? It looks much better.
4. Ram=Good
5. Storage=If its good for you then its good for me.
6. Instead of 2 760's why not 1 780 classified? A single 780 would perform much better then 2 760's and create less heat. You could possibly even afford a 780ti, the best GPU out there right now.
7. For the PSU, I would recommend a EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 watt.
8. Note for you, you can't run more then 16gbs of ram on windows 7 home premium, so if you're looking at upgrading then get Professional.
9. Maybe a different monitor if your going to be gaming.
10. Let me make you a build and you tell me what you think.
Please ask me any questions you have as I will be happy to answer them.
LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Llamaluvr97/saved/4DWU
I think this build is perfect for you. I would strongly consider you using this one over your current one, as it improves GPU performance by quite alot. Good luck and please ask me questions.


First off, thanks for your help dude, much appreciated. First off, the 2 760's perform better than a 780 Ti overall check here for performance tests: http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?pa...
It is also cheaper overall. My monitor has a 80 billion:1 dynamic contrast ratio with full HD, 5ms response time, and backlit LED while looking amazing with 27 inches. I don't think I have the heart to switch lol. I would love to see your build but I can't go to it, broken link I guess. But thanks once again! Oh I also switched to OS 8.1


No problem man, I just want you to enjoy your experience unlike me. So I was meaning the 780 classified version not not the 780ti. The 780ti only offers about a 20% increase in performance for $200 more, not worth it. So the reason I like getting a single better card rather then two mediocre cards is because firstly, I like to have the best components in my build, and considering that 780's and 780ti's use top of the line parts compared to the 760 and 770 that dont, I think the 780 would last longer then the 760's. Also when getting 2 cards compared to one, they exert much more heat and are about twice as loud, and if you get the ACX cooler models the one on the top is going to be starved of air. I know it looks cool and all, but its just not practical. So I would strongly recommend the single 780. For the monitor, I had a 27 inch 1920x1080P monitor at 60Hz, and playing games on it sucked, especially mobas. When I want to my friends house his dad has the 1440P 27" monitor and man it sucked coming home back to the 1080P. If you can save up a little cash, I would recommend the 1440P asus monitor, because you can overlock it up to 85Hz and that is much better for gaming. So thats what I would say for the monitor. For the power supply, the Corsair AX series are old, I had 2 die on me, so i asked the forum what they said is best and they said EVGA G2's are good, so I got one, and IT IS AMAZING! I have had no problems with it and they are just higher quality. I would strongly encourage you to consider switching. Sorry for the link issue, I fixed it now. It has exactly the build I recommend with the 2 monitors I recommend on there. LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Llamaluvr97/saved/4F4h
Once again, please reply with any questions, as I was scared to clarify on my first build, and it was a shipwreck.

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May 24, 2014 6:31:10 PM

Llamaluvr97 said:
DatGuy251 said:
Llamaluvr97 said:
DatGuy251 said:
Hey guys, so I am building a gaming PC for the first time, and I want a very high end PC, but since I am new to this I feel lost in terms of the quality and performance of different components. I really want to know if 16gb is enough or if I should go for two of the same 16gb listed for 32gb of RAM tootal. Also, is my liquid cooling fine, or do I need something bigger? Do I need anymore case fans, I am considering getting 2 more that are 140mm. I am also wondering about my motherboard, is it fine or do I need something better? My main focus is on RAM and cooling right now, and I definitely want to do liquid cooling for the CPU but should I do closed or open loop? Both my GPUs are individually cooled, so I don't think I need cooling on those but still on the fence for that. This is the configuration I have set up right now:

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor

Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $92.99

Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard

G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory

Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk

Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI)

NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case or NZXT H440

Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)

Asus MX279H 27.0" Monitor

Intel EXPI9301CT 10/100/1000 Mbps PCI-Express x1 Network Adapter

Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan
Corsair CO-9050015-BLED 52.2 CFM 120mm Fan

NZXT Sentry 2 Fan Controller

NZXT Hue LED Controller


Alright let me rework this for you. :) 
1. CPU=Good
2. Cooler=Good
3. Why not the Formula instead of the Hero? It looks much better.
4. Ram=Good
5. Storage=If its good for you then its good for me.
6. Instead of 2 760's why not 1 780 classified? A single 780 would perform much better then 2 760's and create less heat. You could possibly even afford a 780ti, the best GPU out there right now.
7. For the PSU, I would recommend a EVGA SuperNOVA G2 850 watt.
8. Note for you, you can't run more then 16gbs of ram on windows 7 home premium, so if you're looking at upgrading then get Professional.
9. Maybe a different monitor if your going to be gaming.
10. Let me make you a build and you tell me what you think.
Please ask me any questions you have as I will be happy to answer them.
LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Llamaluvr97/saved/4DWU
I think this build is perfect for you. I would strongly consider you using this one over your current one, as it improves GPU performance by quite alot. Good luck and please ask me questions.


First off, thanks for your help dude, much appreciated. First off, the 2 760's perform better than a 780 Ti overall check here for performance tests: http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?pa...
It is also cheaper overall. My monitor has a 80 billion:1 dynamic contrast ratio with full HD, 5ms response time, and backlit LED while looking amazing with 27 inches. I don't think I have the heart to switch lol. I would love to see your build but I can't go to it, broken link I guess. But thanks once again! Oh I also switched to OS 8.1


No problem man, I just want you to enjoy your experience unlike me. So I was meaning the 780 classified version not not the 780ti. The 780ti only offers about a 20% increase in performance for $200 more, not worth it. So the reason I like getting a single better card rather then two mediocre cards is because firstly, I like to have the best components in my build, and considering that 780's and 780ti's use top of the line parts compared to the 760 and 770 that dont, I think the 780 would last longer then the 760's. Also when getting 2 cards compared to one, they exert much more heat and are about twice as loud, and if you get the ACX cooler models the one on the top is going to be starved of air. I know it looks cool and all, but its just not practical. So I would strongly recommend the single 780. For the monitor, I had a 27 inch 1920x1080P monitor at 60Hz, and playing games on it sucked, especially mobas. When I want to my friends house his dad has the 1440P 27" monitor and man it sucked coming home back to the 1080P. If you can save up a little cash, I would recommend the 1440P asus monitor, because you can overlock it up to 85Hz and that is much better for gaming. So thats what I would say for the monitor. For the power supply, the Corsair AX series are old, I had 2 die on me, so i asked the forum what they said is best and they said EVGA G2's are good, so I got one, and IT IS AMAZING! I have had no problems with it and they are just higher quality. I would strongly encourage you to consider switching. Sorry for the link issue, I fixed it now. It has exactly the build I recommend with the 2 monitors I recommend on there. LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Llamaluvr97/saved/4F4h
Once again, please reply with any questions, as I was scared to clarify on my first build, and it was a shipwreck.

much appreciated man, I switched out my power supply, and I will save up more money for the monitors and other stuff. But the link still isn't working, are you using the share link at the top right hand corner?

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