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May 28, 2014 9:17:47 AM

Im new to building pcs. it wil mainly or if not only be used for gaming. i also want to screw it together myself because my local computer shop charges around 200 USD for assembly. And the only online shop i can use wont let me pick the parts i want. My total budget is at most 3100 USD without monitor, keyboard and such. I plan to run with only one monitor


Please come with suggestions and feedback about the parts list i want to use.


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May 28, 2014 9:23:10 AM

Very nice system!

The only criticism I have is the PSU. You are getting high end parts throughout your system, and you plan to overclock. Don't go budget level on the PSU. The CX lineup is great for entry level budget builds, but they aren't designed with a high end overclocked gaming machine in mind.

Use this list to find a higher end PSU (Seasonic, XFX, some Antecs etc)
http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...

edit: I guess another comment I'd make, since your budget is so high, it would make sense to get a Z97 chipset based motherboard, I.e. maximus VII hero instead of VI.
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May 28, 2014 9:26:42 AM

The build looks pretty good but don't get the corsair cx power supply, they use cheap chinese capacitors that will probably give you trouble in the future (don't take heavy loads or high temperatures well). Try to find a Seasonic or XFX psu or the corsair AX, HX, TX series are good. Also the Antec High Current Gamer is a good model.

Another thing, do you plan to SLI another 780 ti into your system in the future? If you do, you should go for a 850w power supply, otherwise a good 650w power supply would be enough for a single 780 ti system.
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May 28, 2014 9:28:23 AM

jimthenagual said:
Very nice system!

The only criticism I have is the PSU. You are getting high end parts throughout your system, and you plan to overclock. Don't go budget level on the PSU. The CX lineup is great for entry level budget builds, but they aren't designed with a high end overclocked gaming machine in mind.

Use this list to find a higher end PSU (Seasonic, XFX, some Antecs etc)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

edit: I guess another comment I'd make, since your budget is so high, it would make sense to get a Z97 chipset based motherboard, I.e. maximus VII hero instead of VI.


You posted the GPU tier list rather than the PSU list I think.

This is probably the list he meant to post: http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1804779/power-su...
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May 28, 2014 9:30:39 AM

Thanks numanator! edited my link, and getting more coffee :pt1cable: 
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May 28, 2014 9:35:48 AM

Thank you both for very good answers :- ) Would a Corsair AX 760 do the trick for SLI in the future ? or should i go with a Corsair AX 860 ?
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May 28, 2014 9:39:35 AM

780 TI in SLI, I'd go for more like 900-950 Watts for the headroom. Link

I'd look at the EVGA supernova G2 1000W $149.99
Made by Super Flower, one of the best OEM makers in the industry, 10 year warranty.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g2100...
It's overkill, but at this quality level / price point, this is the one I'd be looking at.
In honesty, you probably could do it with the AX860. I like my PSU to have the headroom.
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May 28, 2014 9:44:55 AM

Roger :)  psu sorted. But wil i be able to put this together myself ? as a first time builder.
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May 28, 2014 9:47:11 AM

It is easier than most people think. It's like lego for adults.

The toughest part is selecting the right parts.

This is a good how to video series. Made in 2011 so the parts are dated, but the building tips are still relevant.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
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