No hard budget, but I am trying to be smart with my money. I will be using it for mostly gaming, a little CAD, matlab, etc but not too much.
I thought about 16 gigs of RAM, but decided it wasn't really worth the money for what I will be using it for. I am getting the 750W psu because I plan on adding another 760 in the future. I have a 1TB HDD I will be stealing from an old desktop, as well as an optical drive. I can get Windows 8 for free from my university. I game on a single 1920x1080 144Hz monitor.
Any recommendations, or does it look pretty solid?
Looks extremely solid, I have the case and the maximus v gene with a 3770k. I would however recommend not going with a clc, its a waste of money. Look for a phanteks 12DX or a Dark Knight air cooler.
I know the temps won't be much better (if at all) than a good air cooler, but I wanted to go with it anyways since a good air cooler will take up a lot of volume in an matx build and it looks better :P .
Thanks for the feedback
I would use a lower PSU you could use a 600W, I would also get the none pro Samsung 840 unless you have the need to write to the SSD a lot as the read speed is basically the same and save you more $$$
I'd reccomend a Cooler Master 212 evo air cooler. You'd save $70 too.
I have the phanteks 12DX in that case, works perfectly.
I'll consider air coolers to save $$$, as that seems to be the consensus.
I have the 750W PSU so I can SLi, and I am going for the pro version as I am skeptical of the durability of TLC technology. Aside from increased lifespan, more usable space and faster write speeds seem like a decent trade for $50 more. I'm no SSD guru though so I may be wrong :<
Thanks for the feedback guys!
I have the same ssd at the same size, well worth the money.
The 750W is a good choice
I change my SSD's yearly (currently have the 250 GB 840 pro and std) as they are advancing all the time but if there is no need to save enjoy its a great system
replaced cpu cooler
will I have problems with RAM clearance?
780 is great.
840 Pro is the fastest SATA based SSD around...
6300 is decent...
I don't want to sacrifice single core performance and I enjoy having a high quality case.
Your build is great. Especially if you're going to go SLI with those 760's. It's going to wreck everything you throw at it. Even with a single 760, it will max out even some of the most demanding games.
But I would recommend an MSI GTX 760. It's very cool and quiet. It's the quietest GTX 760.
I have a decent number of EVGA dollars ;)
I personally would buy the 7950, but your choise. I also agree, different powersupply, and you actually might want to consider an NZXT Phantom case. Great air curculation and very sleek disgin.
I want to go nvidia because I have a 3d visison and lightboost capable monitor. I don't currently intend on using 3d vision but I like to keep my options open. Plus I have evga bucks.
I'm not a fan of the Phantom's styling and I want to go with an mATX case as I do go to lans and move in/out of college at the beginning/end of each semester.
I'm starting to think this will be my final configuration so I will be ordering the parts and building soon. Thanks for the advice.
One last question...best thermal paste??