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First Time Build Help v3

#1jakisthePosted 8/11/2013 11:25:33 AM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1qEFd

A bit more refinement this time, I think I'm finally getting ready to pull the trigger. Already did with the CPU and RAM, so that's kinda a foregone conclusion, but a few questions remain:

-How worth it is that 780 GPU compared to, say, a 770? Looking to max everything for the next ~5 years or so (or closest I can get, anyway)
-How's the case? I've heard tell of some cases being absolutely fantastic (namely, the Level 10 GT Case) but they seem quite expensive...although they DO have integrated fans...
-That MoBo: it'll work with the i5-3570k, right? I mean, PCPP isn't showing any issues, but considering it's the core of the operation, don't wanna mess it up.
-Is 2ms response time on the monitor too slow? I've heard that, for competitive games, I'd want something sub 1ms.
-Is there any particular reason why the 840 120Gb SSD is ~40% cheaper than a 840 128Gb SSD?
-Is 620 watts too big of a power supply considering PCPP says this is only around 440 watts? As in, if I wanted to upgrade down the road, would I likely need a lot more power, or is the wattage mostly for parts which "age" slower (monitor, fans, keyboard, etc).
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#2DerPancakePosted 8/11/2013 11:27:26 AM
You don't need thermal paste, the Noctua comes with its own thermal paste you can apply.
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#3gsf4lyfePosted 8/11/2013 11:41:05 AM
No single GPU will max everything for the next five years. I think you're better off buying a single 770 now (which is a very good card) and buying a second one later if you start to find it lacking.
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#4qeoijlijwPosted 8/11/2013 1:21:33 PM
go back to ngg
#5jakisthe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/11/2013 2:47:40 PM
Yeah, I mean, there's obviously no way of completely future proofing for the next 5 years, but my thinking was that by spending an extra ~200 now, the 780 would last me a good deal longer than a 770...whereas if I bought the 770 now, I'd wind up paying double (so 200 more than the 780 by itself) all the sooner.

Still, it's certainly a good point, so thanks. Anyone have any insight on my other questions?
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#6Snuckie7Posted 8/11/2013 2:56:42 PM
Here's a better build for a little more, swapped some things here and there.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1qQPe
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#7sknmakPosted 8/11/2013 3:38:48 PM(edited)
What in the world is this??? TC what is the absolute max you are willing to spend on this build. I can help you out with a much better build. Also if you are spending close to $2000.00 you might as well get better parts and do it right the first time. Also Haswell would probably be the best way for you to go at this point. I can make a few modifications to your build if you tell me the max you are willing to spend.
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#8jakisthe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/11/2013 3:49:09 PM
Absolute max is 2k. As I said though, the CPU and RAM is already gotten.
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#9sknmakPosted 8/11/2013 4:01:36 PM(edited)
jakisthe posted...
Absolute max is 2k. As I said though, the CPU and RAM is already gotten.


Ok well I was going to recommend this for your build, but you've already got the CPU and the RAM, but you still might be able to choose some other parts. The parts I recommended are in bold text. Better CPU, good cooler, MB, better GPU for the price and a good 750W PSU. Just pick parts that you want. I based the build around the i7-4770K though. I left a little breathing room if you wanted more watts from the PSU for future references.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1qRNn
Total: $1904.78

Intel Core i7-4770K
Antec KUHLER H2O 920
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600
Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX

Samsung 840 Series 120GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB
PowerColor Radeon HD 7990 6GB 384-bit x2 - [Free 8 games w/ purchase]
NZXT Phantom
XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified
Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)
Samsung S23A700D 120Hz 23.0" Monitor
Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard

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#10jakisthe(Topic Creator)Posted 8/11/2013 5:34:40 PM
That mobo, the GA-Z87X-D3H, will that work with a i5-3570? And if it will, is it better than the P8Z77-V one I had in my initial build?
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