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I've been bouncing around a build around in my head after stumbling onto these forums, and since this will be my first venture into building a PC from the ground up I wanted to get some opinions and possibly better ideas before just diving in and buying parts.

Background:

Ball park price range is about $2000-$2500, but leaning more towards 2000. I do have some old parts I can use to build this computer however my PC was built 3 years ago at a price range of around $1000, so just about everything in it is a little old.

Idea:
My final setup ideally will be liquid cooled (I'm leaning towards EK), with a Bay mounted res/pump with a display screen above it though I am unsure if I would be able to have a DVD drive in there as well. I do also plan on getting another ASUS Video card (listed below) for SLI and tri-screen gaming. As well as making my first attempt at overclocking, after I get all of the watercooling parts and possibly before/after SLI.

Parts:

Corsair Obsidian 750D
ASUS MAXIMUS VI FORMULA
Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150
CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
ASUS GTX780
CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850
SAMSUNG 2.5" 120GB SATA (SSD) x2
Seagate Backup Plus 4TB

Old Parts:

Intel 950 i7 (3.1GHz)
Sabertooth X58 (I believe)
1TB HDD
2TB external


Anyways, any thoughts or suggestions about how I can improve this, or even save money without reducing performance would be an amazing help.

Thank you,
Revlyk
post #2 of 6
Welcome to OCN

I can start out by saying you dont need a PSU that big its way overkill even if you have two video cards

You would be better off by spending money on quality not quantity

Corsair TX series are alright but you can find better

If you are not going to overvolt those GTX 780 cards 700-750 watts is what you are looking at

If you are going to overvolt them even 850 watts might not be enough
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Ah okay, I wasn't sure. I saw on the ASUS GTX780 that it could require up to 300W, and since I eventually wanted 2 I thought I should go bigger. I've been trying to do some research because even though I'd like to spend around 2000, if I can get lower and get great quality gaming, then I'd rather do that.

The other issue was finding a cheaper power supply. :| Most of them cost about $40-50 more, including some of the 700+W
Edited by Revlyk - 11/16/13 at 11:55pm
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Build (Click to show) Here's another build around you budget, with complete parts rebuild, decided to go with gigabyte mobo+gpu tie up , and instead of close-loop water cooling went with your EK 240 rad custom kit choice. Went with 250GB samsung evo instead of 2~120GB save around $20. Still went with 850W but seasonic make at same price tag. Change the case with a silent feature with almost same minimalistic look as of corsair 750D with a few feature not found in other case like chimney top exhaust, built in fan controller, flip top usb cage. The gigabyte mobo cost less but it has a creative x-fi sound & the savings I used on the custom water cooling . Over-all still has a saving of $70 from your original, which you can use to buy external bluetooth or wifi lan found on ROG asus mobo.
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post #5 of 6
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After looking at that cooling kit, it doesn't show it is compatible with the 1150 socket. Is that an issue?

I'm also planning on buying parts over the course of this month (Black Friday) and next month for holiday deals, so hopefully parts drop quite a bit during that time frame.
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the 1155 bracket should work with the 1150.
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