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Thoughts/Advice About New Build for Gaming/Video Editing

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June 26, 2014 5:02:03 AM

I have been at this awhile now trying to build my first PC and think I have finally put together a solid build for my needs. I'm looking for a good high end gaming rig with video editing capabilities. if anyone has any input or info on anyway to make this build "better" or "more complete" please feel free to share. Thanks in advance.

Case - Thor V2

MOBO - MSI Z87-GD65

CPU - i7 4770 Haswell

Storage - Samsung 840 EVO SSD 120GB.(This will be used for boot and Steam games)
WD BLACK SERIES WD2003FZEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5.(This will be my main storage and have my movies/music etc.) <-- Is this overkill or not? Are there any other drives that y'all recommend?

Memory - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin

GPU - EVGA ACX Cooler GeForce GTX 780 Superclocked 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card (Will I be able to run most games at 1440k possibly with this?)

PSU - CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply. (Is this enough juice or should I bump up to the 850 to be safe?)

Cooling - CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
June 26, 2014 5:21:18 AM

I have the thor v2 case. Since you won't be overclocking your cpu the corsair h50 works just fine. I also have that on an i7 3770k @3.9 ghz. It fits in the case real well the h100 will probably be overkill in your situation. And you may want to consider upgrading to 16 gigs of ram depending on how heavily you are gonna be rendering video. And I'm not positive on this, but if you don't have the k series cpu you don't need the z series motherboard they are a little pricier. Nice build though. What color case did you pick?
June 26, 2014 5:22:27 AM

My temps under load dropped 30c from intel stock cooler to h50
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June 26, 2014 5:41:24 AM

Danimal thanks for replying so fast. I do plan to OC in the future but probably not for a couple of months. As far as case color I'm definitely going with the stormtrooper look and going with the white :) 
June 26, 2014 8:19:28 AM

bump
June 26, 2014 11:01:33 AM

bump....
June 27, 2014 4:04:28 PM

bumping for more input/thoughts...
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