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One Final Review/Adivce Please

#1carryonifucanPosted 10/4/2013 1:09:53 PM
I asked a while back before I had the money, but I wanted to run it by you guys one more time to get advice on an upgrade I'm about to do before I actually drop the cash on it.


CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116899

MB - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H LGA 1150 Intel Z87
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128592

GPU - EVGA 04G-P4-3777-KR GeForce GTX 770 Classified 4GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130936

RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

PSU - Rosewill FORTRESS-750 750W 80 PLUS PLATINUM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182084


Obviously, this is a gaming rig I want to use for some time. I can spend a little bit more if something is worth the upgrade. Also, I may drop in a second vid card down the road for SLI.

Thoughts?
#2MonkeymagePosted 10/4/2013 1:20:28 PM
Why are you stuck on the Fortress? Not that it's a bad unit, but you can have units of similar quality for much cheaper;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139051
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#3JockoPosted 10/4/2013 1:23:12 PM
http://www.superbiiz.com/detail.php?name=GA-N770O4G&c=CJ

Slightly lower boost and core clock but significantly cheaper.
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#4carryonifucan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/4/2013 1:27:00 PM
Monkeymage posted...
Why are you stuck on the Fortress? Not that it's a bad unit, but you can have units of similar quality for much cheaper;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139051


Oh I'm not "stuck" on anything. Quite the opposite. That's why I was asking before I actually made this purchase.

That PSU does seem like a good replacement for the one I have listed. Many thanks for that.
#5JockoPosted 10/4/2013 1:41:08 PM
Monkeymage posted...
Why are you stuck on the Fortress? Not that it's a bad unit, but you can have units of similar quality for much cheaper;

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139051

This is a good deal on a solid power supply. I concur.
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#6carryonifucan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2013 2:08:07 PM
I looked around on Google. I can't find what the real difference is between Bronze and Platinum certified is, other than a small percentage increase.

Is this one of those cases where it's not worth it?
#72Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 10/6/2013 2:11:17 PM
carryonifucan posted...
I looked around on Google. I can't find what the real difference is between Bronze and Platinum certified is, other than a small percentage increase.

Is this one of those cases where it's not worth it?


It's not worth it. Get a TX650/750M from Corsair
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#8Snuckie7Posted 10/6/2013 2:27:41 PM
You should be getting a GTX 780 instead.
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#9gastamanPosted 10/6/2013 2:28:22 PM
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1750bbefx

$80 after MIR, if you don't mind NCIX.
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#10carryonifucan(Topic Creator)Posted 10/6/2013 5:41:21 PM
Snuckie7 posted...
You should be getting a GTX 780 instead.


Most reviews I've read say that the difference between a 770/780 isn't enough to justify the price. I also like that the card I've picked has 4gb of vid ram.

Is there an equivalent 780 with that much ram/price?