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July 11, 2014 5:58:48 PM

So recently i've been wanting to get a gaming PC because the laptop i have doesn't do the job.
When i get a new computer I will be playing games like CoD: Ghosts or Titanfall basically whatever games. Ill also be recording videos with an HD PVR and editing in Sony Vegas Pro and planning on running a triple monitor display and playing on all 3. So i've been wondering what exactly i need or should have for specs and i'm looking to pay about $1700 if anyone could leave some suggestions or some builds that'd be a great help! Heres what i've built but its more than my budget also looking for fast render times in Sony Vegas Pro, Thanks!

This would be nice:

Case - Phantom Red (Full Tower) [Iron Tundra Ready]
Custom Airbrush Logos & Emblems - None
Custom Airbrushed Gamertags - None
Additional Case Fans - 3 x 120mm Red LED Cooler Master Sickleflow High Performance Fans
Internal Lighting - Dual 12" Red Cold Cathodes
Intel Processor - Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz (Quad Core)
CPU Cooling - Noctua NH-D14 (Full Tower Only)
Intel Motherboard - [SLI / x-fire] ASRock Fatal1ty Z97X Killer [4 DDR3 Memory Slots]
Memory - 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Memory Cooling - Dual Blue Kingston HyperX Memory Cooler
Primary Hard Drive - Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD Read: 540MB/s Write: 520MB/s
Hard Drive Cooling - Hard Drive Cooling Fan Aluminum Internal
Secondary Hard Drive - 1TB 7200 RPM
Optical Drive - DVD Writer
Graphics Card - Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB (Min. 600 Watt Power Supply)
[SLI / X-Fire] Second Graphics Card - Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB (Min. 600 Watt Power Supply)
Power Supply - Standard 700 Watt
Operating System - Windows 8.1 Professional 64 Bit
Networking - Internal Wireless N 300Mbps
Fan Controller - Aerocool V12XT Large Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display
Sound Card - Integrated HD Audio
Packaging - [FREE] Advanced Packaging System - Custom foam to protect and secure internal components from shipping abuse
Wiring - [FREE] Professional Wiring - Cables will be organized to achieve maximum airflow
Technical Support - Life-time U.S. Based Technical Support
Rush Service - Shipped Out in 10 - 15 Business Days
Warranty - Standard 3 Years Parts and 3 Years Labor
$2,411.64

Something i've looked at but still over my budget :( 

Case - Phantom Red (Full Tower) [Iron Tundra Ready]
Additional Case Fans - 3 x 120mm Red LED Cooler Master Sickleflow High Performance Fans
Intel Processor - Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz (Quad Core)
CPU Cooling - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus
Intel Motherboard - [SLI / x-fire] ASUS Z97-A [4 DDR3 Memory Slots]
Memory - 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Memory Cooling - None
Primary Hard Drive - 1TB 7200 RPM
Hard Drive Cooling - None
Secondary Hard Drive - None
Optical Drive - DVD Writer
Graphics Card - Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB (Min. 600 Watt Power Supply)
[SLI / X-Fire] Second Graphics Card - Nvidia Geforce GTX 760 2GB (Min. 600 Watt Power Supply)
Power Supply - Standard 700 Watt
Operating System - Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Networking - Internal Wireless N 300Mbps
Fan Controller - None
Sound Card - Integrated HD Audio
Packaging - [FREE] Advanced Packaging System - Custom foam to protect and secure internal components from shipping abuse
Wiring - [FREE] Professional Wiring - Cables will be organized to achieve maximum airflow
Technical Support - Life-time U.S. Based Technical Support
Rush Service - Shipped Out in 10 - 15 Business Days
Warranty - Standard 3 Years Parts and 3 Years Labor
$1,853.10

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July 11, 2014 6:08:28 PM

if its cheaper get a 780, it will give you the same amount of performance without the possible SLI glitches, if you have any questions just send me a pm :D  have a good day!
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July 11, 2014 6:27:51 PM

That is an extreme amount of money for what you are getting:

1. You want the 4790k for the video editing

2. The 760s will be much faster than a 780 but still tight for 3 monitors.

http://us.hardware.info/reviews/4632/33/geforce-gtx-700...

3. "Standard" generally means "cheapo unit"

This is $90 cheaper.....and waaay more performance and you get satisfaction of building yourself.

Case - Phanteks Pro $100
Intel Processor - Intel Core i7-4790k 4.0GHz$340
CPU Cooling - Phanteks PH-TC14-PE $65
Intel Motherboard - MSI Z97 GD65 $180
Memory - 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 2133 MHz $160
Primary Hard Drive - Seagate 2 TB SSHD $115
Optical Drive - Asus DVD Writer $18
Graphics Card -MSI 780 Ti - $600
Power Supply - XFX Core Edition 850 watts $95
Operating System - Windows 8.1 64 Bit $90

You can put the $90 towards the 2nd 780 Ti as MoBo and PSU are adequately sized for it.
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July 11, 2014 7:58:15 PM

EllisDemonSlayer said:
hhhmmm, Toms Hardware says otherwise: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-760-vs-...


I dunno what you are reading .... the 760's in SLI will range from 0% to 20+% faster. Using your reference ....

-BF3 Ultra = 125.8 / 11.5 = 12.8% advantage for 760 SLI over 780
-Metro Last Light HD = 38.8 / 38.1 = 1.8% advantage for 760 SLI over 780
-Tomb Raider Ultimate = 85.6 / 74.6 = 14.7 advantage for 760 SLI over 780

And average margin of victory of 9.8% ..... that's like winning the 100 yard dash by 10 yards

Now lets look at the reference given with a more comprehensive review with more than 3 games.

760 SLI
780

Metro 2033 - 1920x1080 - Very High = 56 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 21.7 %
Metro 2033 - 1920x1080 - Very High = 46 fps

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - 1920x1080 - High 4x AA = 172 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 17 %
The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim - 1920x1080 - High 4x AA 147 fps

Battlefield 3 - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4x AA - DoF 90 = 114 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 20 %
Battlefield 3 - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4x AA - DoF 90 = 95 fps

Crysis 2 DX11 - 1920x1080 - Ultra Hi-res Edge AA = 96 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 5.5 %
Crysis 2 DX11 - 1920x1080 - Ultra Hi-res Edge AA = 91 fps

Unreal 3 DX11 Benchmark - 1920x1080 - High 4x MSAA = 147 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 21.5 %
Unreal 3 DX11 Benchmark - 1920x1080 - High 4x MSAA = 121 fps

Dirt: Showdown - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4x AA = 107 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 2.9 %
Dirt: Showdown - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4x AA = 104 fps

Max Payne 3 - 1920x1080 - Highest 16x AF 2x AA = 124 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 8.8 %
Max Payne 3 - 1920x1080 - Highest 16x AF 2x AA = 114 fps

Far Cry 3 - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4xAA = 72 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 28.6 %
Far Cry 3 - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4xAA = 56 fps

Hitman: Absolution - 1920x1080 - High 4x AA = 63 fps.... 760 ties...0%
Hitman: Absolution - 1920x1080 - High 4x AA = 63 fps

Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - Very High 4x AA = 52 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 13 %
Crysis 3 - 1920x1080 - Very High 4x AA = 46 fps

Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4x AA = 65 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 14 %
Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 - Ultra 4x AA = 57 fps

BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 - Ultra DDOF = 105 fps ... 760 SLI wins by 14 %
BioShock Infinite - 1920x1080 - Ultra DDOF = 89 fps

Metro Last Light - Very High - 1920x1080 =62 fps.... 760 ties...0%
Metro Last Light - Very High - 1920x1080 = 62 fps

Average Margin = 12.85%

To give you an idea of the magnitude of that margin, Secretariat won the Belmont States by a record 31 lengths which still stands and is considered the most lopsided individual sports racing victories in history.... he ran just 3.1% faster than Sham. The margin of victory here would be the equivalent of Secretariat winning by 113 lengths. I think that qualifies as "much faster".

nVidia's has made sure that we don't quite get the advantage we got back in the days of the 500 series .... the 560 Ti in SLI, you got a 40% performance advantage for 80% of the cost of a 580. Today you will pay $10 (4%) more for a pair of MSI 760's than ya would for a MSI 780 .... not bad for a 13% performance increase.....looking at it from the perspective of a $1800 box, the 760 SLI build is 0.5 % more expensive and goes 12.85 % faster ....a return on investment of 25 to 1.
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