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Hello,

Thinking about upgrading my current PC (taking parts from old build and buying the ones listed below), and I have thought about these parts for awhile now, but I wanted some different perspectives.

Some info, this rig is for gaming / streaming 1080p, and I run 3x 27in monitors. Sometimes I play on 1, sometimes I play on 3. (Depending on game)

I am going to OC my CPU / GPU to stable clocks.

If you have any suggestions or thoughts about the build, drop a post.

Thanks.

Build (Click to show)
CPU :
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Intel - Core i7-4770K (Haswell)


Motherboard :
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Asus Maximus VI Extreme (Haswell)


Memory :
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Dominator Platinum 16GB DDR3 1866MHz CL9 Quad Channel Kit (4 x 4GB)


Storage : (Already Present)
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1x Intel 520 SSD - 120gb
2x Caviar Black - 2TB


Video Card :
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EVGA - GTX Titan
or
EVGA - GTX 780 (OCed Version)
or
EVGA - GTX 780 SLI (Worth it?)

Water cooled?


Case :
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Cooler Master - Cosmos II or Corsair 900D


Power Supply :
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Corsair - AX1200 (Already Present)


Liquid Cooling Option :
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Water Block:Apogee HD or EK-SUPREMACY
Pump: MCP655-B
Radiator: MCRx20-QP "Quiet Power" Radiator Series (Triple 120mm)
Reservoir: FrozenQPCMods Liquid Fusion Blue Helix Reservoirs Polycarbonate Tubing 250MM

Fans :
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Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition High Static Pressure 120mm (Radiator Fans)
Air Series AF120 Performance Edition High Airflow 120mm (Case Fans)


This is going to be my first "liquid cooled build" so any suggestions in regards to that would also be appreciated.
Looking forward to your answers smile.gif.
Edited by Cursed Reality - 5/18/13 at 7:43pm
post #2 of 3
You're going to have to wait a little for Haswell/GTX 7xx Cards to arrive, and it's gonna cost quite a bit when they do, but those are some nice specs nonetheless.
   
Pink Power
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Green 2TB Intel 520 SSD Samsung SH-224DB DVD Burner Corsair H105 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x Enermax T.B Apollish Twister 140mm 2x NZXT FN 120RB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775W 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.3ghz 1.34v Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3R Gigabyte GTX 760 OC Kingston HyperX t1 8GB 1866 MHZ 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Western Digital Green 2TB Intel 520 SSD Samsung SH-224DB DVD Burner Corsair H105 
CoolingCoolingOSPower
2x Enermax T.B Apollish Twister 140mm 2x NZXT FN 120RB Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Thermaltake ToughPower XT 775W 
CaseOtherOtherOther
NZXT Phantom 410 Leadtek DTV1000s HD TV Tuner/Capture Card ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless Adapter NZXT Sleeved Lighting Kit 100cm 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel G630 Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2 POV GT 430 2GB Strontium 4GB DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
WD Caviar Blue 500GB LG External DVD Burner Win7 Ultimate 32bit 680W ATX Power Supply 
CaseOther
K-Mart Fish Tank Blue LED Strip 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i3 4170 AsRock B85M Pro3 ASUS Radeon R7 370 Kingston HyperX Fury 
Hard DriveHard DriveOSPower
Toshiba 500GB SATA3 Sandisk SSD Plus Windows 7 Ultimate Antec VPF550 550w 
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I agree wait a bit more until specs are released.

With the rumors that are being leaked, there is not too much of a jump in performance over current gen stuff.

Another thing is that AMD cards are much better for water cooling/overclocking than the Nvidia cards. You might end up looking at the AMD 8970 as a GPU option.

If all you will be doing is gaming, you only need 8GB. It would be better to go with 8GB of higher performing memory, than to stick with lower clocked memory. Quality vs quantity thumb.gif

Again, if all you will be doing is gaming, then go with an i5 CPU instead of an i7. The only difference is that the i7 will have hyper threading. Games don't really take advantage of hyper threading. That could change, but by the time it is actually better to have an i7 CPU instead of an i5, the next gen of CPUs will be out and you can just upgrade your chip.

For the case, if you want to go all out balls to the wall, then you want to look at a case labs case. http://www.caselabs-store.com/magnum-smh10/ These are the big boy cases devil.gif Here is a pretty good review http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBDTBHVIJiA

For water cooling, I say wait until you decide what case you want and then go from there. thumb.gif
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Adata SP900  Seagate 2TB hard drive (the power of 1 edition)  Custom WC Loop Linux (various versions) 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster T240HD Coolermaster XT Green switches XFX 1000w Corsair 800D 
MouseMouse PadAudioAudio
Razer Naga Epic 2014 edition Razer Vespula Stax Lambda Nova Classic Custom DIY DAC 
AudioAudioOther
300b PP monoblocks Snell J3 NZXT Hue 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
8 core xeon E6 @ 3.5ghz 8 core xeon E6 @ 3.5ghz EVGA X99 SR?  AMD 390x 
GraphicsRAMHard DriveCooling
AMD 390x 128 GB ECC DDR4  1TB PCI-e SSD Custom WC Loop 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Linux 16:10 Samsung PLS 4K monitor Corsair RGB keyboard with custom cherry MX supe... EVGA 1600 watt titanium  
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Caselabs Magnum STH10 DIY my own mouse Snell J 3 
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