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Hi all,

Decided to pull the pin on my i7 930 and sold off all the parts. Looking at building a new Haswell system:


Intel Core i5 4670K $275.00

NZXT Havik 140 CPU Cooler $69.00

MSI Z87-G45 Gaming $199.00

Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M2A1600C9 16GB $175.00

MSI GeForce GTX780 Gaming Edition 3GB $849.00

Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB SSD Retail Box $259.00

Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 USB3.0 Tower $135.00

Fractal Design Silent Series R2 140mm Fan x 3 $57.00

Seasonic XP-760 Platinum 760W Power Supply V2 $239.00

Total: $2,257.00 AUD

Please keep in mind that I'm in Australia and get screwed for tech prices. The GTX 780 may be OP,but I like playing games at 1440p maxed out.
I will be overclocking both CPU and GPU, I know the CPU probably won't get too far on air, but I can't justify the premium for a water cooling system.

Feel free to make any suggestions, let me know what you think.


Cheers!
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:O those prices!

Looks pretty sweet though

GL!
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Have you compared motherboards? I have had my hands on a few of them now, through me and friends/colleagues building various Haswell systems and while I love my ASUS board, I have to admit the Gigabyte boards seem stronger, especially on price/performance.

I would also consider just 8GB ram unless you have a specific need for 16GB?

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Look for a better motherboard. Gigabyte has some really nice options, Z87X UD3/4H, Z87X-OC. Or atleast get MSI's GD65 variant of the board you are looking at. smile.gif
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You are spending a lot of money in the wrong areas. For instance, you could go with an ASRock Z87 Extreme6 or Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H for less money than the MSI board and I would be willing to bet you will have the same or better quality and of course probably the same or more features with the boards I listed. Corsair memory is highly overpriced, you could more than likely get some 2133MHz G.Skill for the same amount of money, probably much less to be honest with you. If you are getting a 780, it might as well be a EVGA SC with ACX or a Gigabyte Windforce 3X. The 840 Pro SSD is a quality SSD, except what people fail to realize is that there are other units for much less money that perform as fast as the 840 Pro and are equally as reliable. A good example is the Sandisk Extreme SSD which performs very similar to the 840 Pro but costs much less money. Lastly the PSU is highly overkill, and you are spending way too much on something you don't need. Aside from going SLI 780's, you don't need a 760W PSU. You would be more than fine with a 550W PSU. Even 650W if you were planning to go SLI in the future. So I would consider going with a 550W PSU. Look at the Seasonic G Series, either the 550W or 650W variant depending on if you want to go SLI in the future.
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Cheers for the responses so far.

For motherboard, I have to pay $30 more for the Gigabyte UD3H and Asrock Extreme 6. I'll look into what Asus has in that range. I think the Z87-A was around the same price.
I should have mentioned, I was looking to leave the SLI option open for down the track if I chose. Also putting a couple of old 2TB HDDs in there and a new sound card when I can afford one.
I hear you on the Sandisk Extreme. I had one on my old system, was great. The price has gone up now and there's only $25 difference between it and the Samsung pro. Thought I might try for a little bit of extra performance.
The cheapest gskill I can get in AUS at 2133mhz is $185. Didn't think there was much of a difference in gaming performance. If I'm wrong though, no problem in forking out the extra $10.

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For mobo, you could really go in what other people said above, a very good mobo for its price is the Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H/UD4H

RAM, you can go wrong with Crucial/Kingston/G.skill and people sometimes tend to stay away from Corsair because of its price and performance is not really far from the three brands I mentioned. You can also go with 4GB x2 sticks if youre not really going to utilize the 16GB ram, or youre going to use an ITX case due to ram slot limitations, which is not.

As for SSD, you can also go with Plextor m5pro series although im not sure how much is the M5pro in your country, I had both SSDs and I sold the 840pro because i cant tell the difference between the two while using it with my daily tasks.

EDIT: removed the PSU comment of mine
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