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My first $3,000 high end gaming PC. Any opinions or improvements?

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July 28, 2014 3:44:02 PM

This is my FIRST high end rig at $3000 budget so i don't really know much about this and wanna play it careful and pick quality parts. I gathered on me list these components:

MoBo: ASUS MAXIMUS VII HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX 210$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 340$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780ti 650$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2400 Desktop Memory Model CMD16GX3M2A2400C10 275$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler Master V750 – Compact 750W 80 PLUS Gold PSU with Modular Molex/SATA Cables (SLI/CrossFire Ready) 110$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CLC: NZXT Kraken X61 140$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series 256GB 200$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: WD Velociraptor 1TB 3.5' SATA Hard Drive 10.000RPM $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Stryker XL-ATX Case 145$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: ASUS VG278HE 144Hz 3D LED LCD 27" Monitor 380$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

KeyBoard: ROCCAT Isku Illuminated Gaming Keyboard 85$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$2765 In total. Is every part compatible with each other, is the power supply sufficient for a future 2 way GPU SLIing AND overclocking (mostly the CPU)? Is the Case too big? One More thing, i live in middle-east, so what is the best online retailer for me: NewEgg, Amazon or eBay? Thank you so much for the help guys, cheers.

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July 28, 2014 4:13:29 PM

I highly recommend the EVGA Supernova G2 850W as it will give you enough headroom for SLI later on, and the ripple suppression, voltage regulation and noise levels are excellent. JonnyGURU gave it a 9.9 out of 10. It would also match your EVGA 780ti ;D http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=...

I also suggest checking out a few more cases, such as the Phanteks Enthoo Pro and the NZXT H440.
A Ducky or Cooler Master mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX switches of your choice would also be much, much better. Mechanical is the way to go if you're going to be spending that much :) 

Lastly, you don't need Dominator Platinum RAM for that build, 8GB or 16GB Vengeance RAM at 1600Mhz would give you equal or better performance for gaming, as 1600Mhz with low timings is the sweet spot for Haswell chips such as the one you have picked out.

Everything else looks perfect. :D 

EDIT; I personally think you should ditch the reference EVGA 780ti and go for the EVGA Superclocked version with ACX cooler instead. It'll give you better performance, be more quiet and get lower temperatures. You will be able to afford it if you follow my advice above :D 
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July 28, 2014 4:36:05 PM

Awesome build. Virtually the same as what I am building right now for myself.

I agree with going for better PSU for dual GPUs later though.

Spend the $ now on that awesome GPU you have chosen and then in 12 months you will be able to buy the same card for $200-$300 and SLI it. You will get a decent performance boost for little $.

Awesome job, let us know how it turns out. It's exciting building a PC!
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