New gaming and light editing Rig £1500 Budget

Here is some info 


  • Budget. How much are you willing to spend? around £1500 lower it if you can by all means 
  • Where do you live (what country),  and what currency do you use? UK UKPounds/sterling
  • -Is there a retailer you prefer? Nope as long as i get a good price 
  • Do you need or already have peripherals? Yes Keyboard and screen 
  • What will you be using your future computer for? Gaming and light editing 
  • Do you overclock or want to get into overclocking? I will overclock as soon as I get it running 
  • Do you plan on going for custom watercooling now, or in the future? In the future when i have gained more knowledge 
  • OS. Do you need a new one? No
  • Do you plan on Mining BTC either for yourself or Tek Syndicate? Many 
  • If you game 
  • What kind of settings do you like? Max 
  • What resolution will you be playing at? //or would like to play at 1900x1080 for now will double up later 
  • What kind of games do you like to play? A mix of fps and  strategy and others  

Builds I have come up with so far 
Build 1
Build 2

gtx 780


depending on what editing program you use and games you play these will both be good

My concerns with that build are the cooler for one as the Swiftech gives much lower temps 

In addition the dark rock pro may conflict with ram in addition why 1866? there is very little performance gains 

expect from compression and decompression.

The R4 wile being a good case would run hotter and is slightly more than the Arch midi R2


The i7 is nice 

The 780 gaming while being a beast of a card is still based on the reference PCB I think if am going to be paying that much for a card then i would very much like a fully custom card e.g. the Asus 780 or the MSI 780 Lightning. I would very much like to have physx and other Nivida technologies

Also is XFX a reliable power supply brand?