Originally Posted by sheppkvn
I've changed my build. Now this is what I have.
LEPA G 1600W
Corsair Dominator Platinum 64GB
OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 240GB
Samsung 840 EVO 1TB SSD
2 WD Black 4TB RAID1
MSI Radeon R9 290X
ASRock X79 Extreme11
ASUS Xonar Essence Sound Card
Intel Core i7 4960X Etreme Edition
Corsair Hydro H100i
ASUS Bli-Ray Burner
Logitech Performance Mouse MX
Corsair Vengeance 2100 Headset
I think this is a great build. Thanks for the support and keep giving me suggestions. I'll buy this as my Christmas present so stay posted.
here's my impression of your current build:
while the lepa unit is nice, you do NOT need 1600w even if your purpose is to future proof your build
most people never touch the capability of a high quality 1200w unit even if they run 4 video cards.
the Revodrive is a PCIe based SSD. it's the fastest (most expensive) option you can get because it bypasses some of bottlenecks that a SATA based SSD would face, however it comes at a high cost in both financial cost as well as the usage of a single PCIe slot. if you are in fact paying a PCIe slot for the SSD, you are MUCH better off buying the biggest one so that PCIe slot is not wasted on a tiny drive. remember paying a PCIe slot means you wont be using it for another video card and when you are talking about 4k resolution gaming, you need every bit of GPU muscle you can get. for the cost and benefit analysis, I would strongly recommend you scratch this idea and just go with the 1TB Samsung SSD. it wont be a noticeable difference. the revodrive is more for commercial applications where they use it to store large databases and requires that level of IO performance. a game would never touch the capability of that revodrive.
as far as the HDD, you don't need black drives for storage. black drives are performance line. green drives are perfectly fine for storage. black drives uses more power, produce more heat as well as noise and that's not necessary if you are talking about storage. your OS/games are going to be on the SSD anyway, so it's not like your gaming performance is going to suffer. you can wait another second for your porn
you WILL need more then 1 vid card for 4k resolution gaming... make no mistake about that
i dont claim to be a GPU expert, so i would recommend you ask around to see what the best GPU for your build is. i'm sure 4gb of vram is good these days, but for the lifetime of this build, i'm not too certain. i would go pose that question here http://www.overclock.net/t/1291882/official-1440p-and-above-gaming-club-1440p
to get a better opinion on where to go for 4k gaming requirements.
i thought i talked you out of that corsair H100i?
let me try again. DONT buy the corsair H100i
you wont get much performance difference from any of the top air coolers and you are simply adding additional noise and power usage to your system. besides with this build it's very likely you will eventually go custom liquid ANYWAY so having a AIO cooler is pointless.
bluray player.... again... thought we talked about this already
you don't need bluray to install games which means the only reason to have a bluray player is to watch movies. I'm not entirely sure if current gen bluray players will support UHDTV disks. i can be wrong, but i haven't noticed anything new lately regarding this matter. the only confirmed 4k player that i'm aware of is the redray 4k media player. i'm not sure if that's their own format or something based off of bluray but it's not something i have researched much into since i'm only using 1600P resolution
your mouse / keyboard selection can use some improvement
for a gaming keyboard, i'm more partial towards corsair k95 (assuming their software problems have been resolved) i'm not saying the logitech unit is bad, i'm just saying i prefer the design of the K95 better. more buttons to program. if you aren't looking for a programmable keyboard, then the ducky shine is always a solid choice. it's one of the favorites of OCN.
as far as a headset, i'm not much of a headset gamer. cant really get used to wearing something on my head for hours on end. if you do decide to go with a headset, there are better ones then logitech. Sennheiser is a common brand people recommend. there are others, but again, i'm not much of a headset person.