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$2000 build - Unsure of CPU and motherboard options (lga 1150 / lga 2011)

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February 24, 2014 1:09:15 PM

Hey guys, I've taken on the task of building my first desktop, and I've been given quite a generous budget. I need some tips on specifically the CPU and mobo options that I have. Right now what I'm thinking is:

Intel i7-4770k
Corsair H100i
Asus MAXIMUS VI Formula
Corsair Vengeance 2x8gb ddr3-2133
2 x Samsung 840 evo 250gb ssd
EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
NZXT Phantom 410
corsair 120mm quiet edition fan and a 140mm one too
and I've already got the power supply and optical drive

Ill be using it for heavy gaming, bf4, hopefully titanfall, and then pretty much everyday use with some demanding CAD and pic editing software etc...
I've heard from a friend that the haswell cpu's are sort of known to fail at gaming applications. And he recommended the i7-4930k ivy bridge. The asus vi formula is a lga 1150 mobo and the haswell also. That would mean if i wanted the i7-4930k i would have to change the mobo to a lga 2011 one. Do you guys think that the more expensive processor and then changing the mobo is worth it? Some reviews i read said the haswell is perfectly capable, and sometimes not even necessary, for gaming.

Lastly, the RAM I picked runs at 2133, and is 1.5v. Is this alright? because Ive heard some say It'll run hot and I should just get some 1866 ones.
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February 24, 2014 3:56:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($564.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($212.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital WD SE 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.76 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $2117.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 18:54 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($333.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital WD SE 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.76 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1839.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 18:55 EST-0500)

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($171.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($128.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Western Digital WD SE 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($137.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($87.76 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1731.68
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-24 18:55 EST-0500)
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