Building My First PC

Hi there.  I am building my first pc later this year with the purpose of gaming/ video editing/ 3d animation.  My current list of components is:

cpu: Intel i7-4820K LGA 2011 64 Technology Extended Memory CPU Processors BX80633I74820K

motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

gpu: EVGA GeForce GTX780 SuperClocked 3GB GDDR5 384bit, Dual-Link DVI-I, DVI-D, HDMI,DP, SLI Ready Graphics Card (03G-P4-2783-KR) Graphics Cards 03G-P4-2783-KR

ram: Kingston HyperX Beast 16 GB Kit (4x4 GB) 2400MHz DDR3 PC3-19200 Non-ECC CL11 DIMM XMP Desktop Memory KHX24C11T3K4/16X

cpu cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H110 280 mm High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

case: NZXT Technologies H440 Mid Tower Chassis Cases

psu: Corsair RM Series 750 Watt ATX/EPS 80PLUS Gold-Certified Power Supply - CP-9020055-NA RM750

hdd: WD Blue 1 TB Desktop Hard Drive: 3.5 Inch, 7200 RPM, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64 MB Cache - WD10EZEX


 Any answers are greatly appreciated! Thanks! (keep in mind that I already have an ssd, so don't go yelling at me about not including one in the list)


If you're going with the 2011 platform, the quad core i7s aren't all that much grater than the 1150 i7-4770k.  I would suggest either going with a 4770k or getting a 6 core such as the 4930k


This is right on the money. A fair bit of the time the 4770k will beat the 4820. Sometimes even the AMD FX-8350 can beat the 8320.

I suppose if you are on a budget and absolutely need some of the features the X79 platform has then you could get the 4820 but I'd really only recommend the 4930k for Socket 2011.

That being said what are you using this build for? If it is just for gaming than Socket 2011 is way overkill for what you're doing. 

I plan to overclock the 4820k to around 5.0GHz+ with the H110.  Also, I want to take advantage of the quad channel memory and more pcie 16x slots of x79.  And, with the cpu and motherboard combined being about the same price as socket 1150, I figured why not.


Case... I don't care what case you get, this is just what I'd pick for myself

Memory... to 1.5v memory, DDR3-2133 is all they make, more compatible for Intel systems... you could also go with Corsair Vengeance DDR3-2133 for $30 more, I guess it depends on your color scheme/money situation...

SSD... you can't build this kind of system without a SSD, it's just not right... You could go with a 120GB SSD and save a little money, this is up there in GB/$ and it's a solid performer... (decent amount faster than the Kingston SSDNow)

and yes, if you REALLY want to take advantage of socket 2011... the 4930k is a big step up... it's also $230 more (to equate... about the price of an 8320/mobo combo)... the i7 does beat out an 8350 in pretty much all areas... but the 4930k stomps it into the ground... meh... something to consider... it's all about the budget....

In terms of ssd... I stated in my first post that I already have my ssd that I am going to use as a boot drive