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Is this a good 3K gaming pc build

I will only be using it for gaming and streaming. I want 2 way sli, I know its overkill i am upgrading from a 7850 what matters to me is the graphics. I should be getting my keyboard and mouse for christmas.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/BkPDQ7

thank you
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  1. A $3k build w/ a Hyper 212 is like having fur seat covers in a ferrari :)

    The Blue is thr 63rd fastest HD on THGs HD rankings

    Ya don't want to mix two different sets of RAM

    850 watts is plenty for twin 7870 Tis if not water cooling

    27" is a bit oversized for 1920 x 1080 ... pixels per inch is way down at 83.


    I'll come up with something else.
  2. Your CPU cooler is too weak. Get a H100 or Noctua DH14.

    Get a better motherboard eg http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/enthusiast-z97-motherboard-overclock,3893-27.html - ASRock Z97 Extreme 6

    That ram is too expensive. You can get 1866 or even 2133 for nearly half that. Try a 2 x 8gb kit of 4 x 4gb kit rather than buying 2 x 2 x 4gb kits.

    You should get at least a 120gb SSD and at least 2 TB HDD.

    With 2 x 780Tis, you should get a 27 in 1440p monitor.
  3. That build should run games on a 3k display very well. I would advise buying a Nvidia card with more VRAM though. Two 780 SC 6GB cards should do the job or you could wait for the new 800 series to come out.
  4. @i7baby what monitor do you recommend?

    @JackNaylorPE lol best example you can give me
  5. @Matthew-san thanks
  6. Best answer
    You can shop around for better prices:

    $380 MoBo / CPU Combo - MSI GD65 w/ 4690k ... nice upgrade from g45
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1750592

    $260 Case / PSU - Phanteks Enthoo Luxe w/ EVGA G2 850 watter (comes in black or white) ... simplt fraken gorgous built in PWM fan controller color changing built in LEDs.... set up for water cooling or air cooling
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkRJsjuvQVY
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811854007
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438018

    $75 Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14-PE in white to match case (or get black of ya get black case)

    $184 2 x 8Gb Mushkin DDR3-2133 w/ 9-10-10-28 timings
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226561

    $114 Seagate 2 TB SSHD ...compare 1st place ranking (2.5 times as fast) to the 63rd place ranking for the WD Blue ...close to SSD like speed (SSD boots in 15.6 secs, SSHD in 16.5 secs)
    http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/hdd-charts-2013/-17-PCMark-7-Gaming,2915.html
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822178380

    The Classified is a great card and well worth buying if you are going to water cool it..... if not, you paying for features you will not be able to take full advantage of:

    EVGA Classy - 9.6 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/EVGA/GTX_780_Ti_Classified/29.html
    MSI Gaming - 9.9 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_780_Ti_Gaming/29.html

    $2 x $670 MSI 780 Ti (note this has been $600 every other week for 3 and half months ... with 880 nreported to drop next month, may see huge price drops.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127770

    $225 for OS, Optical and headset from ya original build.

    I have $580 left not counting the $280 for ya monitor...or $860

    Options.....

    1. $800 - Best Gaming Monitor available (well soon available) 27" 2560 x 1080 RoG Swift .... leaves $60 left to spend
    http://rog.asus.com/296652014/news/rog-announces-the-pg278q-swift-27-inch-wqhd-g-sync-gaming-monitor/

    2. $840 3 x Asus 144 Hz VG248QE ....leaves $20
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236313

    3. $140 Swiftech 220-X ... open loop water cooling system .... ya had $60 left from Option 1.... plus deduct $75 for not using the air cooler = $135 .... net cost increase = $5

    Doing 1 and 3 puts you $5 over original build for some pretty serous upgrades
    Doing 2 and 3 puts you $45 over original build for some pretty serous upgrades and 3 frakin screens !

    Me, I;d do the big RoG Swift ... see youtube and other reviews.... dang thing is incredible....of yeah.... if ya wondering why costs so much....it's an 8 bit panel (TN is usually 6 bit) and includes the $200 G-Sync board
  7. @JackNaylorPE very nice! thank you, I decided to change the gpu's like you said i'm still looking into the parts
  8. For $3000 try -

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($574.99 @ NCIX US)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($74.49 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($214.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($163.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($102.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($599.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 1050W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($256.81 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS312-98 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($89.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) ($129.27 @ Amazon)
    Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($26.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $3084.45
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