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@ComputerRestore: Yeah, I think I've got an idea of what I'll be doing with my PSU, just need to figure out if I'm going with two 780s eventually, and if so, when "eventually" is. As for memory, I'll be looking at the cheaper chips, especially since Randy mentioned in the post below yours that it might actually be detrimental to the CPU overclock.

@Randy: 1) I'm planning on gaming, primarily. I'd like to be able to play Battlefield 4, Titanfall and other upcoming next-gen games. I know that BF4 will be able to take advantage of the extra cores, but I don't know how well that will hold true with other games, so I'm finding it hard to justify the extra $100 on the processor, especially since I'm going to be overclocking anyways.

2) I think I mentioned it elsewhere, but it's mostly because I have the space in my case and the H110 is negligibly more expensive. 280mm vs 240mm should mean quieter cooling.

3) If I eventually move to a second 780, it would be awhile, a year at least I'm thinking; I feel like I wouldn't need the extra power for awhile. Unfortunately, I don't have another PSU lying around, I'm using a Dell XPS 17 (laptop) for my primary PC right now.

4) 2nd person to mention blower cards... I'll be doing some more research on them tomorrow, especially since I'm thinking SLI will be happening down the road if I stick with a single 780 instead of two 770s.

5) Very interesting, I hadn't read anything about this before. I'm going to do some more digging, but if that's true I'll be looking at cheaper RAM.

Thanks as well for that deal on the 840 Pro, although I'm going to have to pass for now; I'll be pulling the trigger once I have the entire build finalized.

@Hoover Thanks for the edited build, definitely giving me some more choices to think about.
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@ComputerRestore: Yeah, I think I've got an idea of what I'll be doing with my PSU, just need to figure out if I'm going with two 780s eventually, and if so, when "eventually" is. As for memory, I'll be looking at the cheaper chips, especially since Randy mentioned in the post below yours that it might actually be detrimental to the CPU overclock.

@Randy: 1) I'm planning on gaming, primarily. I'd like to be able to play Battlefield 4, Titanfall and other upcoming next-gen games. I know that BF4 will be able to take advantage of the extra cores, but I don't know how well that will hold true with other games, so I'm finding it hard to justify the extra $100 on the processor, especially since I'm going to be overclocking anyways.

2) I think I mentioned it elsewhere, but it's mostly because I have the space in my case and the H110 is negligibly more expensive. 280mm vs 240mm should mean quieter cooling.

3) If I eventually move to a second 780, it would be awhile, a year at least I'm thinking; I feel like I wouldn't need the extra power for awhile. Unfortunately, I don't have another PSU lying around, I'm using a Dell XPS 17 (laptop) for my primary PC right now.

4) 2nd person to mention blower cards... I'll be doing some more research on them tomorrow, especially since I'm thinking SLI will be happening down the road if I stick with a single 780 instead of two 770s.

5) Very interesting, I hadn't read anything about this before. I'm going to do some more digging, but if that's true I'll be looking at cheaper RAM.

Thanks as well for that deal on the 840 Pro, although I'm going to have to pass for now; I'll be pulling the trigger once I have the entire build finalized.

@Hoover Thanks for the edited build, definitely giving me some more choices to think about.

With the h220 you can turn it into a real loop and add your video cards later on.
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i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) Corsair Vengenace 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
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Cooler Master QuickFire Pro (MX Brown) Rosewill HIVE-550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech MX518 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master QuickFire Pro (MX Brown) Rosewill HIVE-550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech MX518 
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post #24 of 24
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@Randy: 1) I'm planning on gaming, primarily. I'd like to be able to play Battlefield 4, Titanfall and other upcoming next-gen games. I know that BF4 will be able to take advantage of the extra cores, but I don't know how well that will hold true with other games, so I'm finding it hard to justify the extra $100 on the processor, especially since I'm going to be overclocking anyways.

5) Very interesting, I hadn't read anything about this before. I'm going to do some more digging, but if that's true I'll be looking at cheaper RAM.

Yeah, if you have a microcenter near you, then the i7 gets a lot easier to justify... right now, the price difference is fairly large considering the likely, real world performance increase for general use. I strongly suspect that bf4 will utilize HT better than bf3, although bf3 did a decent job with it. http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_4670K_and_i7_4770K_Comparison/8.html (albeit @ 1080, i suspect this decreases with higher resolutions)

Also, windows 8 is recommended for bf4 and, if you're going with windows 8, then i7 might be able to push a few extra frames from better use of HT/other optimizations.

As for the ram, I think the issue is with voltage. The 1600 sticks run @ 1.5v (recommended), but the 2400, etc., tend to run @ 1.65v. Apparently the larger the voltage, the less OC headroom. However, again, I think this has been proven to be incorrect, at least anecdotally, by forum users' OC's. I'm probably going to put 2133 in mine @ 1.6v and call it a day. There is also a forum post (can't find it) regarding ram speed and minimum gaming frame rates. A poster suggested that he found that his minimum frames increased with haswell depending on his ram... i.e. 2400>1600. The price difference is basically the same... so, the higher rated ram can probably downclock and accept less voltage, but not necessarily vice versa.
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