Kindly review my first PC gaming build! i7 4770k GTX780

After what feels like an aeon watching Youtube videos, checking part lists and educating myself in all things PC; I've assembled a PC gaming build. My budget for the PC is £1500 including a new gaming mouse. This setup is intended for PC gaming on a single 1080P monitor (for now) and I'm buying the components with the intention of overclocking and maybe utilising SLI in the future. I play games from many genres but I have Battlefield 4/Titanfall in mind. I'm a student so looking to keep this for quite a few years with some upgrading.

My only concern is the PSU. Is it better to buy a larger one from the outset with SLI in mind?

The build - i7 4770k/GTX 780

I'd really like some thoughts on it; I've done research but obviously I'm a beginner so any recommendations will be appreciated!
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  1. This is a better build for the money. i5 and i7 have similar performance in gaming. XFX Pro850W Black Edition is more than enough for GTX 780 SLI. I recommended the 780 Classified, it is the fastest 780 out there. The power supply I gave you is on Tier 1 and the RM850 is on Tier 3 http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£87.00 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£103.20 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£70.80 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£105.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.98 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£419.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£94.16 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£114.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1295.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 06:25 GMT+0000)
  2. sweenytodd said:
    This is a better build for the money. i5 and i7 have similar performance in gaming. XFX Pro850W Black Edition is more than enough for GTX 780 SLI. I recommended the 780 Classified, it is the fastest 780 out there. The power supply I gave you is on Tier 1 and the RM850 is on Tier 3 http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor (£161.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (£87.00 @ Aria PC)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£103.20 @ Ebuyer)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory (£70.80 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk (£105.49 @ Amazon UK)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£54.98 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (£419.98 @ Amazon UK)
    Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£94.16 @ Amazon UK)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply (£114.50 @ Ebuyer)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer (£11.78 @ CCL Computers)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) (£71.60 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £1295.48
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-07 06:25 GMT+0000)


    Hey Sweeney; thanks for the reply. The reason I chose the 4770k is because of the hyperthreading. I kept reading again and again that people seem to expect more games to use multi-core cpus (and thus hyperthreading may become more commonplace) because of architecture used in the next-gen consoles that will lower the divide between PC and last gen. I am a newbie to most of this though so forgive me if I have this information wrong.

    Will the 4670k system have longevity? Like I said, I'm wanting to use it for a few years or as long as possible.
  3. It will have the longevity as with the 4770K. I've seen a i7 2600K playing with BF4, on and off Hyper-threading, no difference at all. Its true the i7 has 8 logical processors but it has only 4 physical cores, means its still the same as the i5, just no hyper-threading. So I suggested to get the i5. 4670K will be plenty for GTX 780 Ti in SLI.
  4. sweenytodd said:
    It will have the longevity as with the 4770K. I've seen a i7 2600K playing with BF4, on and off Hyper-threading, no difference at all. Its true the i7 has 8 logical processors but it has only 4 physical cores, means its still the same as the i5, just no hyper-threading. So I suggested to get the i5. 4670K will be plenty for GTX 780 Ti in SLI.


    Thanks for your input. I've decided to go with the build you mentioned as all the parts seem good for the price. I've opted for the Asus Hero motherboard and the total is £1347; so I have some of the budget spare for a gaming mouse and a new monitor. Thank you again for the build recommendation. :)
  5. Yeah no problem, I really like my motherboard with the ROG badge.
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