Originally Posted by Calpern
I'm thinking about going for the lightning because I want to have the ability to overclock it later on when it don't max games anymore.
And by then its probably a good idea to get a new PSU anyways.
Do you still think it's a bad choice for me extommy? it's only 100$ difference between a 780 ref and 780 lightning.
I want my build to be future-proof.
When it's coming to the HDD I'm thinking the same as you, extommy. I will buy a decent/cheap 1TB drive and maybe go for one more 840 pro and run it in raid later on.
Thanks for all the replies, guys! Really appreciate it.
Well the lightning is super, im running 2 of them and cooled by water. Since now lightning has released new batch with Hynix memory (which is very good), you cant be wrong to get a lightning now, but make sure you check it carefully before you decide to keep it or not (like ASIC quality and if its Hynix or elpida)
Dont worry about WD or Seagate and stuff, just get a green 1tb. Im using seagate green, it just never die and yeah, get another ssd and raid them, you will love it.
New PSU is a must for you, get a new 750 - 850w. Dont be cheap on PSU, when it goes bad, it can damage the other components.
About future proof: your i5 + H110 +MSI Z87 Mpower - GPU : 780 lightning/classy, 780 ti (optional 290x) - 850w 80% PSU (The Mpower mobo + lightning is just too sexy to have and Mpower is really easy and strong board to OC and i would prefer Mpower over Asus, the one you chose). Those will last you for a while, else just throw in another lightning/classy when needed