$1750 Gaming pc build/Mass effect themed

Hey guys got my tax returns on a huge 1750 amazon gift card and im going to make a new computer.

I have the basic of it pretty much build and I'm hoping you guys could help me with picking better parts, Likes case, GPU, Cpu anything that seems like it just doesnt fit or I can do better.

My current build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QA1P

I'm looking for longevity, and gaming on 1 monitor and im going to transition to dual monitoring.

Some of the games, Heavily modded minecraft, mass effect, elder scrolls series.
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  1. Any reason why you dont like that board?
  2. Fair enough I do like the Asrock, anything you would recommend over it?

    Also why the corsair dominator platinum, they do look nice but they are slower and more expensive.

    and I like the evga 780 better its 10 dollars cheaper and it's benchmarks are higher.
  3. Okay, with ram that is a overkill.
    Games rely more on a lower CAS latency, than a higher frequency. The ram you suggested have a CAS latency on 11, with a frequency on 2400MHz.
    I would recommend 2x4GB 1600/1866Mhz with a CAS latency on 9.
    A higher frequency is only needed when you need to draw lots of data from RAM to the CPU, as a great example is rendering.
    Something like these should do: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31866c9d8gab
  4. About the PSU.
    I would rather recommend a 550w-600w +80 bronze PSU.
    Gold and above are made for enterprise not consumers, where you would actually see a difference in the electricity bill.
  5. I dont pay an electric bill, and gold I know is more consistent and better overall energy.
  6. That is the thing, gold is in no way better if you don't care about the electricity bill.
    The only point a gold certified PSU would be better would be if you ran your computer 24/7 on full load.
    Then you would notice a difference in electricity bill.
    For consumer there are absolutely no difference in performance nor electricity bill.
  7. The only thing you can say about that is electric bill and I live in a barracks so I dont pay that... From what I read golds are made with better components as well.

    as for memory I'm going to go with this Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
  8. The thing is gold is no way better than bronze other than it doesn't "waste" electricity.
    That is what gold means, that it will minimum waste a certain % of wattage.
    There is a little table showing how much electricity coming through on each level.
    When gold is running on 20% it is only using 83% out of the 20%, meaning 13% out of the 20% is going for waste.
    If that make sense.
  9. Correction: Gold means it can guarantee a atleast 87-90%. Which only benefits electricity bill.
  10. Irregardless I like PSU I have now all you have said is how I can save money on my electricity bill I dont have... So either suggest a new one or quit rambling on the same thing over and over...
  11. Right well back on the motherboard issues since I guess msi is crap lol
  12. GA-Z87X-UD3H is an excellent motherboard and I would highly recommend it.
  13. So its down to gigabyte ud3h, asrock extreme4, and Asus Hero
  14. It's decided for the most part! I'm going to go with the Asus Hero for now!~
  15. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QFpP

    Current build for now still have $200 of spending room.
  16. Changed:
    4670k to 4770k, because why mot.
    Added a better CPU cooler.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.28 @ OutletPC)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($74.98 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($86.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($154.95 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($100.00 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: NZXT H440 ATX Mid Tower Case ($120.00)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ Microcenter)
    Total: $1626.17
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 05:27 EST-0500)
  17. Yeah that's pretty much the only things that can be done, no questions about the I7 I know thats amazing. noctua though I've heard good things.
  18. Actually I'm almost wondering right now if I should drop the Asus Hero and go with the Asus Sabertooth.
  19. And last opinions on this? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2QFv0
  20. I would still recommend the Noctua NH-D14 as you can get higher and more stable overclocks with it.
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