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August 3, 2014 4:11:47 AM

Hello there!

Been researching for weeks to build a high-end gaming PC build that will last me long. Need some final advice. Have some questions too.

Specs:

CPU: i7-4790K (4.0GHz, 8MB Cache)
MOBO: Giga Byte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced
PSU: recommend please
GPU: Giga Byte GeForce GTX780, 3GB, GDDR5, WindForce 3X GHz Edition
CPU cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
RAM: 16GB (2x8GB)
SSD: 120GB
HDD: 2TB

Questions:

1. Can you recommend a decent budget PSU for a possible future SLI with another GTX 780.
2. I know this is a silly question, but still, how long do you guys think this build will last me on a single GTX 780 for 1080p monitor and solid 50-60fps gaming on high or max settings ?
3. Is this gaming case good Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ? It has some good reviews. I concerned about cooling system, is this gonna be enough for this build ?
4. What do you think about the motherboard ? Is this good for this build and gaming ? And future SLI with another GTX 780 ?

Thanks a lot to everyone who will read this!

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August 3, 2014 4:21:46 AM

Psu: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085...
It comes with 10 year warranty,
Great customer service from Evga,
80+ Gold,
90% Average Efficiency,
Fully Modular,
Excellent build quality by Super Flower,
850w For Sli.

That Build will give you a solid 60Fps on any game at 1080p, Exept Crysis 3 with 8x Msaa.

That Case should be fine, Dont pick a case you dont like.

I would recommend a Msi z87-G45 Motherboard, It Supports sli and crossfire, and has all the features from high end boards without a high price tag, Although that Motherboard should be fine.

Also i recommend a Samsung 840 Evo or Pro 120gb, And a WD Caviar Black 2TB For your storage.
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August 3, 2014 4:27:11 AM

1. This is a decent one (XFX makes one of the best PSU): http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850snlb...

2. If you plan to SLI like what you said then I predict about 4 years at least.

3. Yes it is a highly rated and recommended case by many gamers. Cooler Master generally have a good air circulation.

4. Yeah, all Z97 support SLI and you will be fine in the future. Your case will be able to fit the GPU even if you SLI it.

Hope this has helped mate. :) 
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a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2014 4:32:21 AM

The power supply i posted is probably the best out of all of them, Except maybe a few Seasonic ones, But Super Flower Still have amazing build quality and that 10 year warranty, 80+ Gold, 90% Average Efficiency.
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August 3, 2014 4:33:36 AM

Thanx to all of you! How long do you think this build will last on a single GTX 780 ?
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August 3, 2014 4:34:03 AM

Littlesackninja said:
The power supply i posted is probably the best out of all of them, Except maybe a few Seasonic ones, But Super Flower Still have amazing build quality and that 10 year warranty, 80+ Gold, 90% Average Efficiency.


A Gold is not needed if it is a lot more expensive. Because it only performs 5% more efficient. So it is not so worth it.
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August 3, 2014 4:35:17 AM

cheloveg said:
Thanx to both of you! How long do you think this build will last on a single GTX 780 ?


With the specs, it is pretty similar to mine. Many people say it is about 3-4years to play high settings so I believe you can get 4 maybe 5 if you are lucky and update your drivers weekly.
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a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2014 4:37:00 AM

Yeah you should be fine on a single 780 for 3 years, After that dust and such and general time will degrade the performance of it.
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a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2014 4:37:27 AM

You will be better off getting a 780 Ti or 800 series card before you Sli.
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a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2014 4:38:10 AM

Also the power supply i linked has a 10 Year warranty so it should last you for year to come until you need more watts.
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August 3, 2014 5:07:31 AM

cheloveg said:
I decided to go with PSU Seasonic M12 II, 850W, 80+ Bronze https://pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ss8... It's the cheapest decent 850W PSU I can get. What do you think ?


If you think it is good then go for it. But don't forget to pick a solution. :) 
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August 3, 2014 5:10:20 AM

Littlesackninja said:
Do not get that, This one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085... is much better.
Your one has a 82% Efficiency, So if you sli or crossfire you might not have enough power during Load.
Thhis one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085...
Has 90% Efficiency,
80+ Gold vs Bronze,
10 year warranty,
Fully Modular vs Semi,
They are the same price.


This PSU is not available in my country :(  Any other PSU you can recommend ? Gold is a lot more expensive in my country, so I guess bronze should be fine.

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August 3, 2014 5:11:58 AM

cheloveg said:
Littlesackninja said:
Do not get that, This one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085... is much better.
Your one has a 82% Efficiency, So if you sli or crossfire you might not have enough power during Load.
Thhis one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085...
Has 90% Efficiency,
80+ Gold vs Bronze,
10 year warranty,
Fully Modular vs Semi,
They are the same price.


This PSU is not available in my country :(  Any other PSU you can recommend ? Gold is a lot more expensive in my country, so I guess bronze should be fine.




A gold is only 5% more efficient than a bronze.


Don't mind picking a solution. :) 
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August 3, 2014 5:15:50 AM

Joeteoh99 said:
cheloveg said:
Littlesackninja said:
Do not get that, This one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085... is much better.
Your one has a 82% Efficiency, So if you sli or crossfire you might not have enough power during Load.
Thhis one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085...
Has 90% Efficiency,
80+ Gold vs Bronze,
10 year warranty,
Fully Modular vs Semi,
They are the same price.


This PSU is not available in my country :(  Any other PSU you can recommend ? Gold is a lot more expensive in my country, so I guess bronze should be fine.




A gold is only 5% more efficient than a bronze.


Don't mind picking a solution. :) 


Still undecided about PSU, thought Seasonic M12 II, 850W, 80+ Bronze would be decent, but another user changed my mind about its efficenty. I will pick a solution, but I need to be sure about a PSU :) 
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a b V Motherboard
August 3, 2014 5:16:07 AM

Its not always just 5% more in this case its 8%, Dont expect to be doing sli or crossfire with that psu, but it should serve.
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August 3, 2014 5:19:10 AM

cheloveg said:
Joeteoh99 said:
cheloveg said:
Littlesackninja said:
Do not get that, This one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085... is much better.
Your one has a 82% Efficiency, So if you sli or crossfire you might not have enough power during Load.
Thhis one: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g2085...
Has 90% Efficiency,
80+ Gold vs Bronze,
10 year warranty,
Fully Modular vs Semi,
They are the same price.


This PSU is not available in my country :(  Any other PSU you can recommend ? Gold is a lot more expensive in my country, so I guess bronze should be fine.




A gold is only 5% more efficient than a bronze.


Don't mind picking a solution. :) 


Still undecided about PSU, thought Seasonic M12 II, 850W, 80+ Bronze would be decent, but another user changed my mind about its efficenty. I will pick a solution, but I need to be sure about a PSU :) 


To name a few good manufacturers of PSU. It will be Antec, Corsiar, Seasonic, Thermaltake, XFX. If I was in your shoes, then a Bronze to me will not differ to a Gold by a lot. Only 5%. :) 

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August 3, 2014 5:19:58 AM

Littlesackninja said:
Its not always just 5% more in this case its 8%, Dont expect to be doing sli or crossfire with that psu, but it should serve.


Well,I pat the end of the day, it's his choice to pick. I have served my best already. Nice working with you. ;) 
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