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June 9, 2014 12:02:35 AM

Title says most of it looking to build my first pc, intend to use it for gaming/streaming and video editing. I'm also an engineering student and do some work in Autucad but with these components im quite sure that shouldnt be a problem. The things I had the most trouble researching/deciding on were the case and cooler but I think thats mostly because my lack of experience isnt really allowing me to fully picture how the components will fit together in the case yet. Any advice/changes would be greatly appreciated, I have researched all parts and they seem quite good but I\m sure the experience on this forum goes will beyond my own. In addition any tips/videos or anything you would deem necessary or useful for a first-time builder would be appreciated.
CPU

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $365.99 $365.99 NCIX Buy
CPU Cooler

Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $84.99 $84.99 Memory Express Buy
Motherboard

Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $234.02 $234.02 DirectCanada Buy
Memory

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory $184.99 $184.99 Memory Express Buy
Storage

Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 $129.99 Canada Computers Buy

Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 $59.99 DirectCanada Buy
Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $549.98 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $549.98 Amazon Canada Buy
Case

Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case $152.91 $152.91 DirectCanada Buy
Power Supply

Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $179.98 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $179.98 Amazon Canada (Overridden) Buy
Optical Drive

Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $19.75 $19.75 Vuugo Buy
Operating System

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) $104.94
June 9, 2014 12:12:06 AM

The build looks good, especially for a video editing /CAD machine, though you may be over spending a tad on you mother board and cooler unless you plan on overclocking them. As for build guides you cant go wrong with Linus :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roFb3TNePIg&list=PL8mG-...
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June 9, 2014 12:28:56 AM

I would suggest two changes

Motherboard→ Asus Z87-A/Z97-A LGA 1150
SSD→ Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB

You don't need that high-end motherboard you listed, for what you'r going to do.

Asus Z87/Z97-A is a great choice for overclocking i7-4770k without paying a heavy premium.

Rest all is a great build and that Case will easily fit Noctua NH D14. Though if you have budget issues, then you can save some money on PSU and Case
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