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Phase 1 - Component Selection | 3/2/14 UPDATE

So, I've made just a few changes since my last update, and I'm closing in on my 3/17/14 purchase date.

I've changed out my PSU to the EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 since it's cheaper than the Corsair 1200i I had and has a higher wattage capacity.

I've also added another ASUS GTX 780 TI to the mix - I figured I might as well DO IT BIG.

My question here though, is should consider water cooling my GPUs with the amount of heat they could potentially be producing? And if so, I'm going to need some hand holding because I've never ventured into this realm happysmiley.gif


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($579.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Cooling MX4 4g Thermal Paste ($6.33 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($699.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 760 White Steel / ATX Full ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.80 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.80 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.80 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($16.80 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1300 G2 1300W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($369.24 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($58.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($387.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($387.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($387.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Mac Mall)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Lighting: Logisys 8" White Cold Cathodes ($5.99)
Lighting: Logisys 8" White Cold Cathodes ($5.99)
Fan Hub: NZXT Grid Ten Port Fan Hub ($16.99)
Power Protection: TRIPP LITE 1800 Line Conditioner ($137.99)
Cabling: (X3) DVI - D 10ft Black ($29.97)
Cabling: (X4) Rosewill 12" Fan Power Extension ($8.99)
Cabling: 8 Pin Motherboard 10" Power Extension ($4.99)
Cabling: (X3) Red 24" Sata 3 cables ($13.99)
Total: $5820.27
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-02 11:13 EST-0500)


Build Revision 2 - $5339.00 (Click to show)

Notable changes this revision:
Price: $5339.00

GPU:
Two ASUS DirectCU II GTX780 TI in SLI.

Storage:
OS Drive - Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Media Drive - Samsung 840 EVO 750GB

RAM:
Upgrade to 32GB of G.Skill Sniper Series DDR3 1866

Power Protection:
Added a TRIPP LITE 1200 Watt Line Conditioner


The only item I'm teetering on right now is my case. I would possibly consider another Corsair case if there is a better one out there given my setup. Also, my gut is still wanting to go with a 3rd GPU, but I know the cost-to-performance ratio isn't worth it.


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($558.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($314.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Staples)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 750GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($727.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($727.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($289.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Microcenter)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Mac Mall)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Other: Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit ($19.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ($24.99)
Other: LOGISYS Computer CLK15WT 15" White Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Kit ($7.99)
Other: NZXT Grid Ten Port Fan Hub ($16.99)
Other: BELKIN BP112230-08 8 Feet 12 Outlets 4320 Joules Pivot-Plug Surge Protector ($29.99)
Other: CORSAIR Vengeance Airflow Memory cooling fan ($26.99)
Other: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition CO-9050002-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Airflow Case Fan ($26.99)
Other: X4 Corsair Air Series AF140 CO-9050017-WLED 140mm White LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan ($67.96)
Other: X3 Nippon Labs Premium 10 ft. with Digital Dual-link Model DVI 10 DD ($29.97)
Other: Rosewill 12" Fan power supply cable Model RCW-308 ($9.96)
Other: APEVIA CVTP8E 9 1/2" Cable ($4.99)
Other: Coboc Model SC-SATA3-18-LL-BK 18" SATA III 6Gb/s Data Cable w/Latch,Black ($1.74)
Other: Accell B087B-005B DisplayPort to DVI-D Active Single-Link Adapter ($41.99)
Other: TRIPP LITE LC1200 Line Conditioner / AVR System ($110.00)
Total: $5339.35
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-16 01:38 EST-0500)
Build Revision 1 - $4454.00 (Click to show)
Budget $4,000.00 - $4,500.00

After reviewing all of the feedback proposed, and trying to squeeze in as much as i could with my given budget, I've ran over my max budget, but only by a few hundred - I can handle that.

Notable changes with this revision:
- Switched to i7 4930k 6-core from i7 4770k 4-core
- Switched to Asus Sabertooth LG 2011 MOBO
- Switched to Dual R9 290 4GB
- Switched main SSD to Samsung EVO 250 GB for near the same price as previous 840 PRO 128 GB
- Switched from Corsair H105 water cooling to Corsair H100i
- Replaced several minor parts such as cabling, fans, power, etc.. to compensate for the AMD GPUs

The Total says $4454.00, but in all actuality, it's $4780.00

Please take a look and at my newest revision and provide feedback! thumbsupsmiley.png


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($319.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($606.13 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($606.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($356.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($387.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($387.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($387.58 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse
Other: Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit ($19.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ($24.99)
Other: LOGISYS Computer CLK15WT 15" White Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Kit ($7.99)
Other: NZXT Grid Ten Port Fan Hub ($16.99)
Other: BELKIN BP112230-08 8 Feet 12 Outlets 4320 Joules Pivot-Plug Surge Protector ($29.99)
Other: CORSAIR Vengeance Airflow Memory cooling fan ($26.99)
Other: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition CO-9050002-WW 120mm Twin Pack High Airflow Case Fan ($26.99)
Other: X4 Corsair Air Series AF140 CO-9050017-WLED 140mm White LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan ($67.96)
Other: X3 Nippon Labs Premium 10 ft. with Digital Dual-link Model DVI 10 DD ($29.97)
Other: Rosewill 12" Fan power supply cable Model RCW-308 ($9.96)
Other: APEVIA CVTP8E 9 1/2" Cable ($4.99)
Other: Coboc Model SC-SATA3-18-LL-BK 18" SATA III 6Gb/s Data Cable w/Latch,Black ($1.74)
Other: Accell B087B-005B DisplayPort to DVI-D Active Single-Link Adapter ($41.99)
Total: $4454.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-10 00:36 EST-0500)
Initial Build - $4000.00 (Click to show)
I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on a new gaming rig. My target budget is around $4,000.00, but I can go over as needed - no problem. I'm building this with the intent to potentially power up to 3 27" Asus VG278HE 144Hz monitors with ease. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($334.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.10 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($239.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($545.91 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($545.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: Corsair 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($289.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Computer Tool Kit ($19.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ($24.99)
Other: NZXT Grid Ten Port Fan Hub ($16.99)
Other: Corsair Memory Cooling Fan ($26.99)
Other: X4 12" Fan power cable extenders ($10.00)
Other: Display Port to DVI Port (Adapter)
Other: 9 1/2" 8-pin CPU power cable extender ($4.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Total: $4002.33
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-08 20:59 EST-0500)


Side Notes:

I'm not particularly set on the GPUs I have have selected - I could go AMD or Nvidia.
I would like to stick with the i7 I have selected, unless someone provides a good reason for switching.
That said, as I previously stated, I'm open to all advice smile.gif

Edited by Oklahomie - 3/2/14 at 1:21pm
post #2 of 132
Alright I decided to make a few changes to your build. For 4 grand you need to push towards the best on the market. Being that you are getting a lot of things like 3 monitors etc, I've included my opinions. First of all, I can't understand a Quad-core with a $4,000 build. I can't let that slide.

Here is my build for you to consider. Your build was $4090.82. My build is $4060.93

Kana opinion:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2PT2r1

Base Total: $4038.96
Shipping: $21.97

Total: $4060.93

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor
CPU Cooler: Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.10 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard [or the ASUS Rampage IV Extreme]
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Quad Memory
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card:ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP OC 3GB Video Card [or the 290X] (2-Way CrossFire)
Video Card:ASUS Radeon R9 280X DirectCU II TOP OC 3GB Video Card [or the 290X] (2-Way CrossFire)

Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($26.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.98 @ OutletPC)

Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1250W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Computer Tool Kit ($19.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ($24.99)
Other: NZXT Grid Ten Port Fan Hub ($16.99)
Other: Corsair Memory Cooling Fan ($26.99)
Other: X4 12" Fan power cable extenders ($10.00)
Other: Display Port to DVI Port (Adapter)
Other: 9 1/2" 8-pin CPU power cable extender ($4.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)


Yeah so I'd definitely go X79 + Hex-Core route if I were you.....you'll thank me years later. Asus seems to have the best X79 boards with minor problems if any. There have been a lot of issues with several X79 boards. You have a lot going on with your build so I stuck with main components instead of changing everything. The GTX 780 2-way SLI is fine, but I recommended the Radeon 280X to keep you close to the $4,000 mark. You can't go wrong with either. I would personally Crossfire the R9 290X. The 780 [TI] is still a great card to SLI. It's going to be your choice in the end. Do some research and check out some benchmarks.

I also recommended another PSU. It will do just fine and it is a reputable brand. Also I changed the RAM to Quad 2400Mhz instead of dual. At that price you might as well go balls out. Tell me what you think about my changes. The Seagate Barracuda is a much better option for your build.
Edited by Kana-Maru - 2/8/14 at 11:37pm
    
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Xeon 5660 @ 4.8Ghz [Highest OC 5.4Ghz] ASUS Sabertooth X58 AMD Fury X 24GB - 1600Mhz Triple Channel 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - B Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB RAID 0 - C 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 256GB  Antec Kuhler H2O 620 [Pull] 
OSMonitorPowerOther
Windows 10 Professional  Dual 24-inch Monitors EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W x2 Delta FFB1212EH-F00 Fan 4,000rpm  
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Windows 10 Professional  Dual 24-inch Monitors EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W x2 Delta FFB1212EH-F00 Fan 4,000rpm  
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post #3 of 132
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Thank you for the response Kana!

I like how you incorporated a hex-core i7, quad channel memory, and an equivalent GPU performance option.

I'd say the main reason I didn't run with a hex-core to begin with is because all of the reading I've been doing - a lot of people believe that you aren't utilizing the full potential of that beast with any of the games that are currently on the market. But again, like you said, it will be a different story many years down the road.

I'm happy to see that you didn't have any doubts or issues with the case that I've chosen. I've been doing a TON of research over what case would fit my needs the best, and I think I might have found the one. I've seen many different builds sporting multi-GPU setups with the Corsair Vengeance Series C70. I hope it works out for me!

In regards to the GPU selection, would the AMD GPUs be more suitable for the triple monitor setup, or would the 780s be the way to go? I've also read that with SLI, you can utilize both GPUs as far as connecting to your monitors... With Eyefinity, you must only utilize the master GPU?


In the end, I'm okay with going over my limit. I just had to have a "limit" otherwise my shopping cart would be outrageously high tongue.gif
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It was no problem at all man. I don't want to see you spend all of that money and get a Quad. You can check out the NZXT H440. It's a quiet and low profile type of case. Check out some reviews and videos for it. However, there is no 5.25" bays. The only thing you'll probably need that for is a DVD\CD Reader&Writer or a fan controller. You can buy a DVD\CD reader&Writer for around $15-$25. You can get fan controller to fit 3.5" bays now. So you might not like it, but you might like so check it out.

I can't tell you which setup is better regarding multi-monitors [Triple]. I'm only running Dual-Monitors. I am more than likely going to stick to one monitor for gaming and other monitors for multitasking. I'm in the process of switching from Nvidia to AMD. I'm running GTX 670 2 GB 2-Way SLI. You'll have to do some research on AMD Eyefinity and Nvidia Surround.
    
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Xeon 5660 @ 4.8Ghz [Highest OC 5.4Ghz] ASUS Sabertooth X58 AMD Fury X 24GB - 1600Mhz Triple Channel 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 256GB  Antec Kuhler H2O 620 [Pull] 
OSMonitorPowerOther
Windows 10 Professional  Dual 24-inch Monitors EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1300W x2 Delta FFB1212EH-F00 Fan 4,000rpm  
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 128GB RAID - A SSD 256GB  Antec Kuhler H2O 620 [Pull] 
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You dont need more then 750 watts for two video cards more then that is overkill

Unless you will have more or overvolt the two cards you have

Also note you cant use the 4930K on the Sabertooth without updating the BIOS first
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Improved

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q3kk
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q3kk/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q3kk/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige 60.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($243.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($162.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($170.71 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Computer Tool Kit ($19.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ($24.99)
Other: NZXT Grid Ten Port Fan Hub ($16.99)
Other: Corsair Memory Cooling Fan ($26.99)
Other: X4 12" Fan power cable extenders ($10.00)
Other: Display Port to DVI Port (Adapter)
Other: 9 1/2" 8-pin CPU power cable extender ($4.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Total: $3938.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 09:12 EST-0500)
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You dont need more then 750 watts for two video cards more then that is overkill

Unless you will have more or overvolt the two cards you have

Also note you cant use the 4930K on the Sabertooth without updating the BIOS first

I might be able save some money for the PSU then. I've always settled on the safe side and went a couple steps higher than was is required for my build - mostly for aging and potential degradation purposes.
Edited by Oklahomie - 2/9/14 at 6:35am
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Originally Posted by PontiacGTX View Post

Improved

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q3kk
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q3kk/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Q3kk/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige 60.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($243.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($162.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.66 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($509.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 530 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($170.71 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278HE 144Hz 27.0" Monitor ($372.99 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Cooler Master CM Storm Spawn Wired Optical Mouse ($29.99 @ Amazon)
Other: Computer Tool Kit ($19.99)
Other: XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL Mouse Pad ($24.99)
Other: NZXT Grid Ten Port Fan Hub ($16.99)
Other: Corsair Memory Cooling Fan ($26.99)
Other: X4 12" Fan power cable extenders ($10.00)
Other: Display Port to DVI Port (Adapter)
Other: 9 1/2" 8-pin CPU power cable extender ($4.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Other: 10 ft. DVI Cable ($15.99)
Total: $3938.14
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-09 09:12 EST-0500)


Thank you very much for taking the time to look through my build!

Okay I'll just go down the line in a bullet format and discuss the different changes.

CPU - it looks like you went with the Hex-Core as well; now my question for this, is that do I really need a Hex-Core processor for gaming; will all the cores even be utilized?

Memory/Mobo - these will follow suite with the processor, so I understand this alteration.

SSD - I like how you doubled the SSD size for dang near the same price.

Case - I've really been clinging to the corsair vengeance case; however, I wouldn't be against changing. Do you have any issues with the vengeance case?

PSU - 1000 watts is probably more in my necessarily ballpark; like I was telling Shilka, I've just always kept on the safe side when it comes to my power needs. I could drop it down to 1000 though.


Again, thank you providing feedback, and I'm excited to see your response.

For others viewing his thread, please pitch in and provide feedback as well. It looks like the trend here is that I need a hex-core tongue.gif Talk me into it!
post #9 of 132
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You can check out the NZXT H440. It's a quiet and low profile type of case. Check out some reviews and videos for it.

Kanu,

I was eyeballing that case; however, I wasn't sure if I like the fact that the front intake ventilation is rather choked off with what seemed to be unmovable drive bays. I does look like a BA case though.
post #10 of 132
To bad you cant wait until 3rd quarter when broadwell cpu supposedly comes out. I read its gonna be 8 core plus and ddr4 with no support for 2011.but I only read whats on internet im not educated like these other guys). lol. Im about to pull the trigger also but my build cost 75% less than yours. I learned a lot from the custom stoof you ordered. I also was going to go socket 2011 big cpu also and not upgrade for awhile. I decided to go cheaper in price on mobo and cpu to upgrade later with biggest 1 gpu I can get now. anyways I like your build. no matter what socket u go with.
Edited by tmh351 - 2/9/14 at 7:48am
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