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$1600 gaming rig. Looking for input before I pull the trigger.

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June 11, 2014 6:52:49 AM

PC partpicker: Link Here

I plan on using a 1920x1080 single monitor for now, will eventually plan on 1440p and second 780 for SLI later - hence the 850w psu. Any suggestions or input would be appreciated!
June 11, 2014 6:57:53 AM

I don't really know what could be improved here! excellent build for 1440p gaming with amazing fps! good job:) 
June 11, 2014 7:09:22 AM

i suggest getting a z97 motherboard (to upgrade to intels next generation) and the devils canyon i7, the 4970k. it provides a pretty big boost in performance compared to other generation jumps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($172.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.50 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1760.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 10:08 EDT-0400)
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June 11, 2014 7:14:47 AM

Alright, thanks guys! I'm gonna start putting it together now. As for Devil's Canyon, due to several factors (new job, moving to a new apartment) starting on the 21st this month, I won't have time to build once those CPUs come out. I have an almost 2 week window to build, so I need to move quickly.
June 11, 2014 7:32:26 AM

in that case id stick with the 4770k but still get a z97 board.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 7 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($519.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($142.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.50 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1752.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 10:31 EDT-0400)

also, theres a faster 780 in this list, its overclocked more than the evga one
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June 11, 2014 7:59:55 AM

Here's the same build but actually in your budget, with a better CPU cooler.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.58 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($126.00 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($71.10 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($134.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($469.99 @ Micro Center)
Case: NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($119.99 @ Best Buy)
Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Micro Center)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.50 @ Amazon)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($19.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $1560.61
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-11 10:59 EDT-0400)

Fully able to SLI in the future, and will be great for a good long time lol
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