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Building the Friendly PC, Open for suggestions.

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October 9, 2013 1:55:09 PM

Hello People, i am building a PC for Gaming, 3D modelling and Video Editing.
This is my plan and i want some suggestions if you have something better in mind.

Intel Core i7 4770K
Asus Sabertooth Z87
G.Skill RipJawsZ (2133MHz, CL9, 4x 4GB)
ASUS GTX760-DC2OC SLI
Corsair Hydro Series H100i 240mm Extreme Performance CPU
THERMALTAKE Toughpower Grand 850Watt 24pin SATA Molex EPS 80Plus Gold
Seagate ST1000DM003 (8,9 cm (3,5 Zoll), 7200rpm, 64MB Cache, SATA) - 1 TB
Aerocool XPredator Evil Black Edition Full Tower

I am planing to OC this in the future and I could add 100~ more dollars to my budget if you have suggestions, Thanks
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 789 Ĉ ASUS
October 9, 2013 3:11:14 PM

Good build, if you can, would try and add a SSD for the OS and Apps, will speed things up, and on the DRAM, for 16GB look to a 2x8GB set (less stress on the MC (memory controller) and ever so slightly faster, for your combo, I'd look at the GSKill Tridents or Snipers (both are great sets of sticks)
October 9, 2013 3:40:44 PM

I was able to find (2x8gb) tridents with 2400mhz but they are CL10. Would it be better than 2133 with CL9 ?

F3-2400C10D-16GTX Trident
F3-2133C9D-16GXH Ripjawsx

Both are 2x8 sets
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a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 789 Ĉ ASUS
October 9, 2013 3:50:35 PM

Both are great sets, the 2400/10 is a step up and provides higher bandwidth, plus if the urge to OC them hits you, either will generally OC up a step (i.e. the 2400 can normally run at 2666/11 and the 2133 set can normally run 2400/10)
October 9, 2013 4:03:22 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Both are great sets, the 2400/10 is a step up and provides higher bandwidth, plus if the urge to OC them hits you, either will generally OC up a step (i.e. the 2400 can normally run at 2666/11 and the 2133 set can normally run 2400/10)

Thank you for advising. Got Tridents on the list. Planing the buy the thing by the end of the month. Also i got that SSD in mind planning for a 128gb. Anything you can suggest for that?
a b 4 Gaming
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October 9, 2013 4:08:33 PM

I would personally drop the sabertooth board. You do get a board that has been put through the ringer but no z87 board at this point is worth 200+ to most people. A 120-140 dollar board will do just as well for what appears to be his uses.

Also drop the 760 Sli get one strong card. This will bring higher stability, less power consumption, less heat, and overall more consistent performance. If you insist perhaps a 780 or even wait for the new AMD cards if you can take advantage of OpenCL. I'd then pick up a different power supply I would go with corsair personally their power supplies are typically top notch I'm a bit careful picking up thermaltake products. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also for overclocking I would ditch the fans that come with the h100i and purchase premium noctua nf-f12 pwm fans.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

October 9, 2013 4:20:20 PM

bigshootr8 said:
I would personally drop the sabertooth board. You do get a board that has been put through the ringer but no z87 board at this point is worth 200+ to most people. A 120-140 dollar board will do just as well for what appears to be his uses.

Also drop the 760 Sli get one strong card. This will bring higher stability, less power consumption, less heat, and overall more consistent performance. If you insist perhaps a 780 or even wait for the new AMD cards if you can take advantage of OpenCL. I'd then pick up a different power supply I would go with corsair personally their power supplies are typically top notch I'm a bit careful picking up thermaltake products. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also for overclocking I would ditch the fans that come with the h100i and purchase premium noctua nf-f12 pwm fans.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



I have been checking benchmarks and comparing performances around GTX760SLI and 780 single. 780 looks like it will give me less performance but i have to pay around 50~ dolars more to it than 760SLI.

And yes R9 series on AMD looks promising but i had my problems with AMD with my 4870 and 6850 i dont want to go AMD again.

And that corsair Power Supp looks better thanks :) 
a b 4 Gaming
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October 9, 2013 4:27:17 PM

For gaming applications sli can be better in games that do use in others it doesn't much the same could be said for production work environment applications. Where as if you had a single card you would get the full use rather then part use.
October 9, 2013 4:43:17 PM

bigshootr8 said:
For gaming applications sli can be better in games that do use in others it doesn't much the same could be said for production work environment applications. Where as if you had a single card you would get the full use rather then part use.

Got what you mean, i will think about that.
Also AMD Radeon R9 290 looks like something that i can afford.
What is your opinion on that card (i know its specs have only been rumored) and should i consider it even tho i had problems with 2 different generations of AMD cards.
a c 555 4 Gaming
a c 789 Ĉ ASUS
October 9, 2013 4:57:22 PM

Depends on if the 290X lives up to the advertising - AMD has a habit of 'OVER'advertising as better than what things are, remember the Bulldozer (failure), the Piledriver was going to whip the 3570K, yet get's beat at everything clock for clock except rendering ;) 
a b 4 Gaming
a b Ĉ ASUS
October 9, 2013 5:38:27 PM

Well I think the 290x wont be a bad card. Its really the only new architecture push if I remember hearing correctly out of the series the 280 is more or less a 7970. If you've had a good experience with nvidia that isn't a half bad way to go as well it really depends on what you feel comfortable with. If it were me right now I'd probably go with the nvidia option unless you were really wanting to get the most out of bf4 which will perform better with more memory which you can get cheaper with amd. Nvidia's next big push will be at the end of this year or the beginning of the next with Maxwell.
November 3, 2013 11:44:52 AM

I would say personally to keep the thermaltake Power supply, The toughpower grands are just as good as any of other well known brands, it is the cheaper thermaltakes to watch out for, used to have a corsair and it was so darn loud, my Toughpower Grand is whisper quit in comparison.
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