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Looking for an Apple Thunderbolt Display Gaming Build

This will be my friends build. He needs a build purely for gaming while recording on a thunderbolt display which is 2560 x 1440. His budget is $2000. I attempted to pick some parts, but I'm not good with being on the budget price. If anyone could make a build for him that would be awesome. Thanks!

Edit: He only needs the tower.
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    I debated between an SSD and HDD for recording since write speed is very important. I decided to go with the Seagate 2tb because it allowed pricing room for the GTX 780 ti, the best single GPU on the market. I have the Seagate Barracuda and I ran tests with Dxtory and it has a read speed of 190mb/s and write speed of 150 mb/s which is enough for 1080p. Recording at 1440p might be a problem but if it's for Youtube then it will work (Youtube only supports 30fps playback).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.74 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card ($709.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.94 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1944.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-02 15:33 EDT-0400
  2. modernwar99 said:
    I debated between an SSD and HDD for recording since write speed is very important. I decided to go with the Seagate 2tb because it allowed pricing room for the GTX 780 ti, the best single GPU on the market. I have the Seagate Barracuda and I ran tests with Dxtory and it has a read speed of 190mb/s and write speed of 150 mb/s which is enough for 1080p. Recording at 1440p might be a problem but if it's for Youtube then it will work (Youtube only supports 30fps playback).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.74 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card ($709.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.94 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1944.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-02 15:33 EDT-0400


    Nice, I like it. There is actually a few 60fps videos on YouTube, I read somewhere that they're putting it in soon. I still like your build, he can turn the in game graphics down a little.
  3. Jawz_cod said:
    modernwar99 said:
    I debated between an SSD and HDD for recording since write speed is very important. I decided to go with the Seagate 2tb because it allowed pricing room for the GTX 780 ti, the best single GPU on the market. I have the Seagate Barracuda and I ran tests with Dxtory and it has a read speed of 190mb/s and write speed of 150 mb/s which is enough for 1080p. Recording at 1440p might be a problem but if it's for Youtube then it will work (Youtube only supports 30fps playback).

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($312.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($71.74 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($76.50 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.50 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card ($709.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($179.99 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($93.94 @ OutletPC)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan ($7.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $1944.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-08-02 15:33 EDT-0400


    Nice, I like it. There is actually a few 60fps videos on YouTube, I read somewhere that they're putting it in soon. I still like your build, he can turn the in game graphics down a little.


    With the GTX 780 ti? Pfff he can play every game at max settings at 60 fps.
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