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April 7, 2014 8:05:20 AM

Hi guys I am looking to build a gaming pc revolved around a 4770k and a 780ti. Im having trouble nailing down the parts like mb and ps that are just right for my needs as I would like to oc and sli in the future as graphical demands rise.
I have about 600 to 800 dollars after buying cpu and gpu to get the other things I need. If it was extremely necessary that I have more then i could come up with more in a weak or so.
So to sumarize I need advice on
motherboard
power supply
ram
hard drive/solid state
cpu cooling
w7 or w8?
I would also like your opinion on which 780 ti would be best for oc'ing and overall value and quality.
Thank you in advance for any and all help and understanding as this is my first time.

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April 7, 2014 8:17:22 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Aligaterror/saved/4ihM
How about this? If you want to add a 780 Ti in the future without upgrading your PSU I'd save up a little and get the AX 860 instead.
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April 7, 2014 8:23:12 AM

I have the EVGA 780 Ti SuperClocked ACX and it's amazing. The Asus DC UII is also great. The version of windows is just personal preference, but Win 7 is what I use
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April 7, 2014 8:43:29 AM

ConorC said:
I have the EVGA 780 Ti SuperClocked ACX and it's amazing. The Asus DC UII is also great. The version of windows is just personal preference, but Win 7 is what I use


That was quick! Thanks I really like the looks of this. Would this work with 16g's of ram as well and if so which would you suggest. Would that make me have to use w8? Do you have any 120htz monitor suggestions?

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April 7, 2014 8:54:46 AM

Trayjan said:
ConorC said:
I have the EVGA 780 Ti SuperClocked ACX and it's amazing. The Asus DC UII is also great. The version of windows is just personal preference, but Win 7 is what I use


That was quick! Thanks I really like the looks of this. Would this work with 16g's of ram as well and if so which would you suggest. Would that make me have to use w8? Do you have any 120htz monitor suggestions?



You can still use 16GB's of RAM on Win 7 just as long as you get the 64 bit version. I'd go with the same RAM, but obviously 2x8 GB sticks.
Here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a great 144Hz Monitor:
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=100003150...

And if you're interested, ASUS is coming out with a 144Hz 1440p Monitor in about a month, which looks amazing, but it will cost 800$
http://rog.asus.com/296652014/news/rog-announces-the-pg...
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April 7, 2014 9:15:43 AM

ConorC said:
Trayjan said:
ConorC said:
I have the EVGA 780 Ti SuperClocked ACX and it's amazing. The Asus DC UII is also great. The version of windows is just personal preference, but Win 7 is what I use


That was quick! Thanks I really like the looks of this. Would this work with 16g's of ram as well and if so which would you suggest. Would that make me have to use w8? Do you have any 120htz monitor suggestions?



You can still use 16GB's of RAM on Win 7 just as long as you get the 64 bit version. I'd go with the same RAM, but obviously 2x8 GB sticks.
Here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a great 144Hz Monitor:
http://www.ncixus.com/products/?usaffiliateid=100003150...

And if you're interested, ASUS is coming out with a 144Hz 1440p Monitor in about a month, which looks amazing, but it will cost 800$
http://rog.asus.com/296652014/news/rog-announces-the-pg...

Awesome man ty for the help. I am trying to decide if the ssd is really worth it. Cause if I skip out on it I can get that monitor that you showed me. So is it really a big help in gAming? I know it loads games faster but does it do anything else?
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April 7, 2014 9:19:43 AM

SSDs are pretty great, but you can always add one at a later time. Much better than buying worse monitor and then having to upgrade, since you'd be wasting quite a bit of money.
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April 7, 2014 9:25:59 AM

ConorC said:
SSDs are pretty great, but you can always add one at a later time. Much better than buying worse monitor and then having to upgrade, since you'd be wasting quite a bit of money.


Thanks again I think I'm gonna finally take the plunge and order this stuff. Do you have a suggestion on a youtuber who has a good tutorial for building? I can research it I just thought you might have one you could recommend. I don't want to seem lazy. This is very exciting but also very nerve wracking. Thank you again for all your help.
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April 7, 2014 9:43:49 AM

Do you already have a case?
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April 7, 2014 10:00:45 AM

ConorC said:
Do you already have a case?


Yes im getting the nzxt phantom 820
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April 7, 2014 10:02:17 AM

Just made the order for everything. about 2400 with the monitor and case. Girlfriend is gonna kill me. =)
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April 7, 2014 10:33:09 AM

Hahaha good luck man ;) 
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April 7, 2014 10:36:25 AM

Btw which 780 Ti did you go with?
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April 7, 2014 10:38:41 AM

ConorC said:
Do you already have a case?


Is overclocking with this mb pretty simple?
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April 7, 2014 10:39:34 AM

ConorC said:
Btw which 780 Ti did you go with?


I purchased the one that you said you owned yourself. I hope I can oc it as well if need be. No that I would have any idea how. The ps unti I guess I will have to upgrade in the future if I end up getting another 780. Hopefully I wont need one any time soon.
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April 7, 2014 10:45:03 AM

The EVGA 780 Ti SuperClocked ACX? And yes overclocking it is super easy. You can download a software called EVGA Precision X and all you have to do is type +100MHz next to the GPU clock offset. That's what I have and I wouldn't go higher than that for now.
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April 7, 2014 10:56:31 AM

Trayjan said:
ConorC said:
Do you already have a case?


Is overclocking with this mb pretty simple?


Yes, Asus's BIOS is excellent. I'm sure you can find some good tutorials on Youtube.
Here's an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvHCH1Nm0i4
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April 7, 2014 10:56:38 AM

ConorC said:
The EVGA 780 Ti SuperClocked ACX? And yes overclocking it is super easy. You can download a software called EVGA Precision X and all you have to do is type +100MHz next to the GPU clock offset. That's what I have and I wouldn't go higher than that for now.


Yes thats the one the EVGA 780Ti Supoerclocked ACX and I wen with the ax 860 for the ps. Had to cancel the 760. I dont want to have to upgrade anything other then a 780 Ti down the road when it starts to fall behind on fps. Im gonna stream and do some video editing with this thing to. You been a huge help I just wish you were here and I could pay you to build it for me lol.
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April 7, 2014 11:08:52 AM

Trayjan said:
ConorC said:
The EVGA 780 Ti SuperClocked ACX? And yes overclocking it is super easy. You can download a software called EVGA Precision X and all you have to do is type +100MHz next to the GPU clock offset. That's what I have and I wouldn't go higher than that for now.


Yes thats the one the EVGA 780Ti Supoerclocked ACX and I wen with the ax 860 for the ps. Had to cancel the 760. I dont want to have to upgrade anything other then a 780 Ti down the road when it starts to fall behind on fps. Im gonna stream and do some video editing with this thing to. You been a huge help I just wish you were here and I could pay you to build it for me lol.


Hahahaha it's been a pleasure!
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