Ram and Motherboard?

Hey all, I'm about to make my first build ever, (wish me luck but its not that hard apparently XD) so thanks to the wonderful Tom's Hardware community I'm looking for a lot of advice and you guys have give it me, so I'm back again wanting more advice. I'm unsure which motherboard and Ram to get for this build, plus the cooler so here I am. The parts to my new build are as follows:

Case: Silverstone SST-FT02B-W
CPU: Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU
PSU: Corsair HX1050 Professional Series HX 1050W
GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX Titan

And I'm planning on streaming so:

Avermedia Live Gamer Hd C985 - Video Input Adapter - Pci Express.

These are the parts I'm getting I don't want to change these unless its the case. This rig will be mainly be used for gaming, and in the future I plan to overclock it when it starts to struggle at games if it ever does. I never plan on going SLi with the Titan and I'm going to be gaming one 1 monitor at 1600p.

If there is anything else you need to know just ask! Thanks for your help!
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  1. I would consider getting 2 680's or a 690 over the titan unless you ever plan to SLI those titans
    850W is enough for SLI 680's
    You can get more SDD's or faster ones if you want

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.80 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($453.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($453.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SST-FT02B-W-USB3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($280.51 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2158.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 17:48 EST-0500)

  2. stickmansam said:
    I would consider getting 2 680's or a 690 over the titan unless you ever plan to SLI those titans
    850W is enough for SLI 680's
    You can get more SDD's or faster ones if you want

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.80 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($92.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($453.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($453.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Silverstone SST-FT02B-W-USB3.0 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($280.51 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2158.95
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-01 17:48 EST-0500)

    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_Titan_SLI/images/perfrel_2560.gif


    Thanks for the big suggestion! And I'm new to this but I've read about SLi's having microstuttering and what not and I'm more of a single card person. :S And some games don't utilize the full power of both cards but just 1, so I don't want to SLi if you can convince me other wise I wouldn't mind. :P
  3. Well I just showed you a performance chart based off 10-20 games that SLI 680's beat out a single titan :P

    And Microstutter in CFX/SLI is mostly a thing of the past :)

    This grpah show 99th percentile frames which show micro stutter well if it occurs
    690 which is below 680sli perf, is faster and less stutter than titan



    690 has better consistent ms for frames rendered than titan except 1-3 spikes but titan has spikes too
    (lower frame time is better)

  4. stickmansam said:
    Well I just showed you a performance chart based off 10-20 games that SLI 680's beat out a single titan :P

    And Microstutter in CFX/SLI is mostly a thing of the past :)


    Go on... Lol Dayum I really love how the titan looks, although I won't be looking at it most of the time it looks really sweet but now u've said that! D: lol
  5. stickmansam said:
    Well I just showed you a performance chart based off 10-20 games that SLI 680's beat out a single titan :P

    And Microstutter in CFX/SLI is mostly a thing of the past :)

    This grpah show 99th percentile frames which show micro stutter well if it occurs
    690 which is below 680sli perf, is faster and less stutter than titan

    http://techreport.com/r.x/geforce-titan/value-99th.gif

    690 has better consistent ms for frames rendered than titan except 1-3 spikes but titan has spikes too
    (lower frame time is better)

    http://techreport.com/r.x/geforce-titan/fc3-690.gif


    Okay I'm convinced I will be getting 2 680's then XD
  6. stickmansam said:
    Well I just showed you a performance chart based off 10-20 games that SLI 680's beat out a single titan :P

    And Microstutter in CFX/SLI is mostly a thing of the past :)

    This grpah show 99th percentile frames which show micro stutter well if it occurs
    690 which is below 680sli perf, is faster and less stutter than titan

    http://techreport.com/r.x/geforce-titan/value-99th.gif

    690 has better consistent ms for frames rendered than titan except 1-3 spikes but titan has spikes too
    (lower frame time is better)

    http://techreport.com/r.x/geforce-titan/fc3-690.gif


    Will I be able to put in that streaming card also?
  7. Yep, the motherboard should have 3 pcie x16 slots

    2 x pcie 3.0 x8
    1x pcie 2.0 x4

    the pcei 2.0x4 should be enough for streaming
  8. stickmansam said:
    Yep, the motherboard should have 3 pcie x16 slots

    2 x pcie 3.0 x8
    1x pcie 2.0 x4

    the pcei 2.0x4 should be enough for streaming

    Damn you ar every persuasive :P
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