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May 3, 2014 11:00:27 AM

so today my desktop stopped working; most likely due to power supply failure. But since I haven't upgraded my computer for a good 7-8 years, i figured I might as well just use this chance to build a new computer instead.

The parts i'm interested in upgrading are the followings:

1. SSD to use as main hard drive for the operating system
2. CPU
3. Motherboard
4. GPU (video card)
5. 16 gigs of ram
6. Power Supply
7 Monitor

Can someone give me some recommendations ? I'm trying to build a computer that's good for computer graphics/animations/gaming.

I found some threads created by other people asking for similar builds on tomshardware.com and many recommended the followings:

i7-4770K intel processor
Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 w ( or other asus z87 models)
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Corsair 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card

and roughly 650-850 W power supply.

is this gtx780 graphics card an overkill? my existing one is really really bad and 8 yeard old, and sometimes result in me lagging when i watch multiple twitchstream or a stream or video in 1080i... so i definitely want to get something more powerful, but at the same time, i do play games, but not really games that require THE best graphic card in the market. However, i do want to be able to do 3d graphics/animation and be able to view my products in its finest resolution and clarity.

I'm also debating on whether or not to get a new monitor, since this one i am using now is relatively old and cheap and there seems to be ones out there that are capable of bringing out better quality of display and utilize certain display options from your graphic card?


any help will be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance

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a b ) Power supply
May 3, 2014 11:08:33 AM

you won't see it anything in any better clarity with a 780 over a 210, the question is can you software use cuda, in which case a 780 would give you a very nice performance increase
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