I want to cheap out a bit on my planned build. below you'll find what I need:
Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: 1400-1500 euro's
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Home.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to (Not)Upgrade: I want to keep my Dragons bridge mobo and intel core. I prefer GTX780 because of Nvidia's shadowplay
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.afuture.nl
Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Additional Comments: I want my case to still be a cooler master storm stryker/trooper. I'll be mostly playing games like battlefield and metro last light. I prefer these on Ultra settings. I want the new setup to look a bit like my old setup.
Total: $1,272.80 (this includes items not listed above such as the CPU)
The R9 290X is slightly better than the GTX 780 but if you like nvidia, then you can stick with the GTX 780 that you have in your list. The case is also a personal preference. The Cooler Master Storm Trooper is a good case so if you like it, keep it. The Fractal Design Define R4 is a bit smaller than the Storm Trooper. It doesn't have any fancy red accents or any "cool" features. It's just a plain good case with an awesome see-through side panel window. The R4 does have sound dampening material so it can reduce the amount of noise pollution that your case fans generate.