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Here is my build for you: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3uo9i
I think it is a very solid build and it's nice to have a large SSD.

Oh gosh please do not recommend this power supply.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE82-N-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1565/11
post #12 of 24
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Oh gosh please do not recommend this power supply.

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/NZXT-HALE82-N-650-W-Power-Supply-Review/1565/11
Thanks! I didn't know about that, I thought that the Hale series was quite good. I'll change it.
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post #13 of 24
I've had bad experiences with the NZXT Hale series. I stick to Silverstone and Seasonic (Or Seasonic Rebrands)
post #14 of 24
Rosewill has a number of very nice PSUs made by SuperFlower and ATNG. Avoiding those units based on the Rosewill brand name on the surface would be a mistake.

Capstone
Fortress
Tachyon
SilentNight
Lightning

All fantastic PSU series from the Rosewill name.
     
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Ok, you can go two ways with this. Either get an pretty high end system 4670k+780Ti with more conventional cooling methods, or step down your component choice and build a custom water loop. In that case you'd be looking to set aside 400-500USD for the loop. Which would mean cutting down on extras like SSDs, pulling back the GPU to a 780/290/770/280x.

For power supplies I'd stay around 750w, IMO the best option in that power range is the EVGA Supernova 750w G2, much better than the RM750 and its pretty much the same price.
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post #16 of 24
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Sorry I haven't gotten back to you all yet. I didn't expect this big of a response! So I've looked at all of these and I'm still not sure which way to go. I like the big SSD idea and add a HD later. I guess I want something that has a lot of upgradability but still runs fine the way it is. As for liquid cooling, I've never done it or even seen it! So I'm a bit apprehensive at taking on that project for my first build. But i could always add it later right? Now with that being said, which build do you think I should go with?
post #17 of 24
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Sorry I haven't gotten back to you all yet. I didn't expect this big of a response! So I've looked at all of these and I'm still not sure which way to go. I like the big SSD idea and add a HD later. I guess I want something that has a lot of upgradability but still runs fine the way it is. As for liquid cooling, I've never done it or even seen it! So I'm a bit apprehensive at taking on that project for my first build. But i could always add it later right? Now with that being said, which build do you think I should go with?

Yeah, for first build you might want to start easier, you can change your cooling solution later on if you want, I'd wait until 10th of may, for the new chipsets, then take a Z97 board and an i7. For GPUs I'd suggest a 780, and if you do get an SSD, a secondary data hard drive will always be nice, you will fill up a 500 gig drive faster than you expect.

1800USD is quite a decent bit for a build, so you have a lot of options.
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Which makes the decision that much more difficult for a first timer like myself!
post #19 of 24
Rough prices from Amazon, PCpartpicker doesn't play nice with my computer at work.

Case: $92 - Fractal Design R4
CPU: $220 - Intel i5 4670k
Mobo: $140 - Asus Z87-A LGA1150
Cooler: $109 – Corsair 100i
RAM: $156 - 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600 CL10
GPU: $730 - EVGA GTX 780 ti SC with ACX cooler
PSU: $122 - EVGA SuperNova G2 750watt
SSD: $90 - Samsung 840 EVO 120GB
HDD: $60 - Western Digital Blue 1TB
OS: $105 – Windows 8.1
--Total: $1824
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Sorry I haven't gotten back to you all yet. I didn't expect this big of a response! So I've looked at all of these and I'm still not sure which way to go. I like the big SSD idea and add a HD later. I guess I want something that has a lot of upgradability but still runs fine the way it is. As for liquid cooling, I've never done it or even seen it! So I'm a bit apprehensive at taking on that project for my first build. But i could always add it later right? Now with that being said, which build do you think I should go with?

If your in the US do you live near a microcenter?
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