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August 14, 2014 4:39:25 PM

Im making my first build ive got a 3-3.5k budget. This build is a i7-4790k, asus maximus vii hero, 16 gb Kingston ram, 240gb ssd, 2tb hhd, two 780 asus directcu ii in sli, coolmaster storm scout 2 case, h100i corsair cpu cooler and a asus xonar essence Stx sound card, im having a 27 inch moniter at 1980x1080 running at 144hz and a 24 inch 60hz screen for multitasking

EDIT: and a 1000w power source and im overclocking

EDIT2: ill may be running rendering's and playing games at the same time I also will be recording

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August 14, 2014 4:47:05 PM

for gaming a i7 isn't necessary, neither is 16gb ram

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August 14, 2014 5:08:11 PM

With your budget, the extra $100 for a i7-4790K is appropriate.
You will get a better binned chip that will run at 4.4 turbo.
You don't need more.

In particular, I am not fond of liquid coolers in a well ventilated case.
I have become a bit jaded on the subject of haswell cooling for overclocking.
How high you can OC is firstly determined by your luck in the bin lottery.
I had high expectations from the Devil's canyon parts and their better thermals.
I found out that the thermals really do not matter unless, perhaps, you are a competitive overclocker.
Haswell runs quite cool, that is, until you raise the voltage past 1.25v or so.
Once you go past 1.3v, then you really do need very good cooling to keep stress loads under say 85c.
But, voltages higher than 1.30 are not a good thing for 24/7 usage.
Even if you can handle the heat, how much do you really need that extra multiplier from say 4.4 to 4.6?
My thought is that it is better to use the exotic cooling funds for a quieter and less expensive air cooler.
Anything extra can go to a stronger graphics card for the gamer or a SSD.

I also nave no problem with 16gb ram. Windows will keep more in ram available for instant reuse.

On the graphics cards, dual cards can cause heat problems within the case.
I suggest using two evga GTX780 superclock cards with true direct exhaust titan blower type coolers. Their boost clock is a bit better too:

I think the maximus vii hero has a pretty good integrated sound. You might try that first.

I might suggest your second monitor be a 27 " 1080P also. When not gaming, identical sized monitors will let you drag images across seamlessly.

No need for 1000w. 850 will do it. Buy only a quality unit like Seasonic, xfx, antec,