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 Post subject: first build need help finalizing
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:55 pm 
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what you guys think ones msi based and the other is asus based let me know what you think
Pc build for 2014

- Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
- 340.00
Cpu cooler:
CORSAIR Hydro Series H110 Extreme Performance Water/Liquid CPU Cooler. 280mm
- MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Extreme OC High Performance triple CFX/ SLI Intel Motherboard
- 190.00
- ASUS MAXIMUS VI HERO LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
- 199.00
- CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMY16GX3M2A1866C9R (Red)
- 170.00
- SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
- WD BLACK SERIES WD2003FZEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
- 150.00
Video card:
-ASUS GTX780-DC2OC-3GD5 GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
- 520.00
- MSI Gaming N780 TF 3GD5/OC GeForce GTX 780 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support Video Card
- 500.00
- NZXT Phantom PHAN-001BK Black Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
- 120.00
- Corsair Graphite Series 730T Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Gaming Case with two 140mm red LED fans
power supply:
CORSAIR AX series AX860 860W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
- ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
- 20.00
- BenQ XL2420Z Black / Red 24" 1 (GTG) HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight 3D Gaming LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DCR 12,000,000:1 (1000:1)
- 442.00
- asus ROG SWIFT PG278Q
- 800.00
- BoseĀ® CompanionĀ® 5 multimedia speaker system
- 400.00
- Microsoft JR9-00011 Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows

- 100.00

 Post subject: Re: first build need help finalizing
PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:57 am 

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Try not to mix video card vendors. Those will probably will work, but you have the best chance of them playing nice if they're from the same manufacturer.

I also feel the G510S keyboard is kind of meh. Especially since if you're going gaming, get a mechanical switch keyboard.

 Post subject: Re: first build need help finalizing
PostPosted: Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:25 pm 
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Try not to mix video card vendors.

On some of his components, I believe he's listing an either/or - he mentioned one's MSi based and the other is ASUS.

  • Case is personal preference so get whichever one you want
  • IMO, MSi and ASUS are both good brands so you really can't go wrong
  • For the GPU, the MSi is clocked slightly higher, but you could also get this Gigabyte 780 recently featured in the magazine. It's clocked even higher than the MSi and performs much better than a stock 780. Plus, it's $10 cheaper.
  • I believe almost $200 for an 860W PSU is excessive, but from a glance of your selection you're build is over $3000 as is. I guess it's just a drop in the bucket at this point.
  • I'm guessing you're getting one or the other monitor, not both. If you intend to get both I hope there's some reason behind it especially since they're different sizes. If you are getting 2 monitors I would make them the same (or at least the same size).
  • I would bump up the SSD to 500GB, but that's just me.

All in all a great build. Post some pictures once you're done and let us know how it goes.

Hope this helps.

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