Originally Posted by Bear240b
Again I am thinking the two 780s will make it last longer. I do not mind overkill, thats fine.
ok a quick logic lesson for why i recommend what i did. each year in the computer industry is like 10 years in the automotive industry. so if you use those 780's for 2 years, it's like driving around in 20 year old car. it still runs, but it's not the latest and greatest... if you buy a 780 now, and buy another card of that quality 2 years from now, then your gaming experience will be much better then if you were stuck with 2x780's. SLi is LOUD and it uses twice as much power so you'll also be playing it through electricity. on top of this, alot of games are NOT SLi optimized. in fact just about every game requires a new driver to be optimized and alot of the time even with new drivers there are still problems.
also, UNLESS you have some seriously kick arse monitor, (1440p, 1600p, 4k etc) you really wont be needed a pair of 780's to drive current games.
anyway. the decision is still yours. i'm just trying to help you optimize your spending.
as far as other components are concerned. you'll be better off going with haswell chip (4770k) instead of ivybridge. there is no benefit in going with older chip in the computer industry. pair that 4770K with an ASUS RoG board and you'll be fine
PSU wise, you don't really NEED a 850w. you can get a higher quality 700w to 750w that will last longer and give cleaner power. i believe the current best value PSU is the coolermaster V series or the rosewell capstone series
not that it matters that much. but is there any particular reason you would need to buy an optical drive? i mean if you intend to watch blueray movies on your machine then by all means get one, but aside from that, there is almost no reason to buy an optical drive these days. just salvage an optical drive from an old machine and use that to install the operating system. after that, you'll install everything else from the internet anyway. I have not installed an optical drive in any of the machines i've built for at least a decade now