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Review my first build before I purchase it please!

#1MightySandvichPosted 9/3/2013 8:54:07 AM
My build
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zxMo

2 Monitors
http://tinyurl.com/prpnsez
http://tinyurl.com/kga3azr

Couple of questions...
Is 650w enough for dual monitor?
Is what PSU is needed to OC the 780?
Will everything fit in the case or do I need to go full tower?
What is the best yet cheap capture card for streaming/recording games?

Budget if needed. I saved up roughly $2700 in last 3 months.

16gb ram and i7 is for future proof because I am not planning on upgrading my build for next 5+ years.
#2MightySandvich(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 8:55:02 AM
Also should I just go for 760 Sli or even 770 Sli and not 780 lightening?
#3gibby_1982Posted 9/3/2013 12:36:59 PM
Personally I would go with a 750W PSU just to give you some head room, maybe even 850W if you plan to eventually SLI 780s later on. As for the GPU there is some degree of preference involved there.

The SLI should outperform the 780, but then you may have to deal with microstutter and games that are not properly optimized for SLI cards. Also personally I would prefer a single GPU setup simply to help keep the temps down. Again, just my 2.
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#4doomviPosted 9/3/2013 1:59:40 PM
Why 2 different monitors? Why not 2 of the same?

Your monitors can be plugged into the wall so your PSU doesn't figure into it.

650W is going to be pushing it so better to get a 750W at least.

Look at the Fractal Black Pearl Full Tower case but beware it is huge. Though it has lots of space inside for cooling and add-ons.

You can probably get a better SSD for not much more than that.
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#5gastamanPosted 9/3/2013 2:11:31 PM(edited)
doomvi posted...
650W is going to be pushing it so better to get a 750W at least.


650w is more than enough for a 780 Lightning build. 750w would be more than enough for 780 Lighning SLi. The Rosewill Hive 650w might be cutting it close if he had 2 780 Lightnings and messing with voltages.
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#6BuburibonPosted 9/3/2013 2:11:48 PM
gastaman posted...
doomvi posted...
650W is going to be pushing it so better to get a 750W at least.


650w is more than enough for a 780 Lightning build. 750w would be more than enough for 780 Lighning SLi. The Rosewill Hive 650w might be cutting it close if he had 2 780 Lightnings.


^What he said.
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#7gastamanPosted 9/3/2013 2:38:10 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zFFm

Made some changes to your build. This'll cost a bit more, though, but not by much. You can always reduce cost by getting a cheaper CPU cooler though.
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#8SolidManifestPosted 9/3/2013 2:41:18 PM
Use this case if you hate cable management
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Airflow-CC-9011030-WW/dp/B00D6GINF4/
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#9MightySandvich(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 4:49:29 PM
doomvi posted...
Why 2 different monitors? Why not 2 of the same?

Your monitors can be plugged into the wall so your PSU doesn't figure into it.

650W is going to be pushing it so better to get a 750W at least.

Look at the Fractal Black Pearl Full Tower case but beware it is huge. Though it has lots of space inside for cooling and add-ons.

You can probably get a better SSD for not much more than that.


SSD will be mainly for OS and couple of load heavy games.Thinking of Sims, Bethesda mods, and SC2 custom games. So I don't think I will need more SSD space than 120.
I am buying 2 monitors because I want both best 1440p monitor and 3D monitor. Since ASUS one is already 120hz and Qnix one can be OC to 120hz I don't think it would matter that much. Thank you everyone else guess I will be going 750w.