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Ultra Gaming pc Can this pc run all current games on ultra at 2k resolution and is this monitor good it only has one review

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June 6, 2014 12:26:24 PM

Don't know the monitor so cannot comment on it.
780 Ti benchmarks for Ultra on Arma3 2560x1440 are about 41fps (for stock option OC editions should push more, say 5-10fps)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-780-ti-...
It is the best option you can get for a single GPU card, the only option that might push out more would be an SLI or Xfire option (either 2 cards or dual gpu single card R9-295x is the best option available according to Tom's)
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

You have one of the best CPU currently available, however the new i5 and i7 unlocked editions are available for pre-order on some sites (date is uncertain)
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8079/intel-launches-devil...
So I would either wait for these to come out if you want absolute top of the line (will not help with gaming performace) or for it to push down the price on the current i7's, or go with an i5 since the CPU isn't going to be bottlenecking your card in either case
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-o...

My only other big comment would be to get a mechanical keyboard, I prefer them and money doesn't appear to be an issue
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June 6, 2014 12:33:27 PM

That's decent, you can definitely get better on your budget. For starters the extra thermal compound is a complete waste of money. So is the BD-R burner. And so are those $150 speakers - if you're going to pay that much get a pair of Audioengine A5s. And you have way too much money invested in peripherals on this build and not enough in the tower itself. Do something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 EXTREME6 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M550 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($156.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($479.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($123.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($116.66 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($23.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $2105.52
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-06 15:33 EDT-0400)

This would be a much much wiser use of a $2K budget, then you can add whatever monitor and peripherals you want. Don't go by the store reviews - 90% of the time they're pretty meaningless.
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June 6, 2014 12:42:18 PM

your build is good but its not very optimized , 2400 ram is ok but u dont need it , maybe 2133 max is your best choice atm. Also 2x4 is bad go 2x8, also u need better airflow case + room for overclock and upg (2nd video card + more ram) in the future. ALso the PSU will be too weak if u decide to go sli + overclock cpu and gpu. ANd yes its with 220$ higher then your expectations but trust me its worth it...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fqK84D
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June 6, 2014 1:30:15 PM

rockakak said:
your build is good but its not very optimized , 2400 ram is ok but u dont need it , maybe 2133 max is your best choice atm. Also 2x4 is bad go 2x8, also u need better airflow case + room for overclock and upg (2nd video card + more ram) in the future. ALso the PSU will be too weak if u decide to go sli + overclock cpu and gpu. ANd yes its with 220$ higher then your expectations but trust me its worth it...

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/fqK84D


For gaming you don't need the extra RAM though - even Wolfenstein and Bioshock barely use 6GB at the most. If you're doing anything else the extra RAM is warranted, but I would put that money in a better cooler and lose the thermal compound. The D14 is a good choice though but the compound that Noctua includes is better than Silver V so you're paying for the same part twice.

I also say the BD-R is a waste of money since all media content - games and movies included - are going toward cloud computing and online distribution. For a single 780TI - 1KW is major overkill, but the EVGA G2s are excellent power supplies - you could just get the 850W model. I have the 750W model and it's amazing.
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June 7, 2014 12:27:27 AM

however my personal experience with noctua nh-d14 is that it doesnt only cool your processor much better then any other cooler on the market but it cools your whole system as well, a little. About the PSU, I put 1000w so u can install another 780ti after few months, year maybe, and overclock them without any power issues. Otherwise if u decide to expand and overclock not only the gpus - that 750 wont handle for sure + this PSU is the same price like the best imo 850w seasonic platinum + it has 10 years warranty
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June 7, 2014 10:23:42 AM

How much ram should I get then and what speed should it be, also I prefer ips screens and this is one of the only one that I can reliably overclock to at least 110 Hz refresh rate
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