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First Build Ever... A couple of questions...

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This is my first build for strictly gaming, so please feel free to critique. I will begin to purchase items next week and hopefully have everything ready by October.

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rap1800/saved/24xx

First off, I will be playing FPS mainly but doing a lot of flight simming (FSX, DCS) so I am still trying to decide between a 144hz vs 1440p monitor. Will one 780 even be able to achieve 120hz and light boost with decent settings or will I benefit from 1440p more? I will probably wait till September to purchase the GPU to see what the AMD 9000 series has to offer.

I wanted to purchase 4 cougar fans to run a push/pull on the kraken... Not sure if this is possible with this case.

Also, not sure which ram to pick.. Here are my choices..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231518
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231536
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231538

Hopefully this will be future-proofed for a while. I will eventually sli the 780s, but this is enough money spent for now smile.gif Thanks for your help!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($107.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($226.13 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($397.73 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($673.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($189.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex PWM 70.5 CFM 120mm Fan ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 70.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 70.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 70.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cougar Vortex 70.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($58.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($387.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($111.98 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($72.98 @ Newegg)
Speakers: Logitech Z623 200W 2.1ch Speakers ($129.98 @ Newegg)
Other: Thrustmaster Warthog Hotas ($0.00)
Other: Coollaboratory_Liquid_Ultra_100_Metal_Thermal_Interface_Material ($15.49)
Total: $3118.71
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-28 04:50 EDT-0400)
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You may have to do some minor modding to make it accept the x60 smile.gif
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I don't think you need such a large SSD. If you are just gaming you can put lots of files on you Seagate without any problems. I have a 128GB Samsung 840 PRO and even with Win7, MSFT Office and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom (plus some assorted other programs), it's only 45% full. I cost is not an object go for the 500GB SSD but you will probably find it under utilized.
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Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P221W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
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Intel i3-3225 Gigabyte H77N-WiFi 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 120 GB Samsung EVO 840 
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KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K-400 Seasonic G360 Lian Li PC Q-27B 
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Photo Editing PC
(11 items)
 
HTPC
(11 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-4790k  ASUS Sabertooth Z97 Mark 2 ASUS GTX 960 2GB STRIX 16GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
256 GB Samsung 850 PRO WD 2TB Caviar Black Noctua NH U12S Win8.1 
MonitorPowerCase
NEC MultiSynch P221W SeaSonic G 650 Fractal Design Define R5 
CPUMotherboardRAMHard Drive
Intel i3-3225 Gigabyte H77N-WiFi 4GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 120 GB Samsung EVO 840 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB WD Blue LG Blue Ray DVD Reader Noctua NH-L9i Win7 
KeyboardPowerCase
Logitech K-400 Seasonic G360 Lian Li PC Q-27B 
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Originally Posted by Alan G View Post

I don't think you need such a large SSD. If you are just gaming you can put lots of files on you Seagate without any problems. I have a 128GB Samsung 840 PRO and even with Win7, MSFT Office and Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom (plus some assorted other programs), it's only 45% full. I cost is not an object go for the 500GB SSD but you will probably find it under utilized.

Right.. I was thinking of going to a 256 ssd but FSX already eats up 21 gigs with all the addons on my laptop. Not to mention if I wanted to try skyrim. Just trying to future proof even though prices may fall dramatically next year.
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