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Help With My First Build! And Possible GPU Change 780(ti), 750ti, 760, or Wait?

Richness

63 months ago

This is what I'm currently working with as I already bought some of the cheaper part for this build. I'm currently in no rush to finish this build, but I would to build it by the end of the year. I've been wondering if I should wait for gtx 800 series as opposed to getting a 780ti now, or should I maybe get a 750 ti or a 760 to hold throughout they year and upgrade later. As of now I don't think anyone knows the release date for the 800 series however I heard of Q4 2014 to 2015.. Also any criticism on this build I would like as well. Thanks.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $110.00
Motherboard Asus Z97-DELUXE ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $269.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory Purchased For $190.00
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $120.00
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $70.00
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Superclocked ACX Video Card $659.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $120.00
Power Supply Corsair RM 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $126.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) $0.00
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse Purchased For $75.00
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2050.96

Comments

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

780ti is a great card, and the only reason to not go with 1 is budget, and if you have enough for a Titan buy 2 of these instead ;P

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

If it weren't for news of the 800 series I would have been happy with the 780ti,but if it only a couple months away, why not just wait haha. That would be a no on the dual titans unfornately it would break my wallet,but I like the way you think. Go big or go home right?

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Well it'd be nice to know what the computer is going to be used for.

That great of an i7 would be insane overkill for gaming.

An i5 would easily suit your needs (4670k)

IMO, 2133 RAM isn't as good as 1866 low cl on an Intel CPU. Just me though.

I'd buy a 760 or R9 280/R9 280X and wait for the 800 series, considering your gigantic budget.

Other than that it seems fine.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

Well I'm a CS major I'll find things to do with it, this build is not only for gaming :). As for the ram I thought about 1866 but that and 2133 were basically the same price. I also heard that 2133 has a higher performance jump from 1600 as opposed to 1866. I think I am ght build a 760 its pretty cheap for now or wait till fall to see what's going on.

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWgzA2C61z4&feature=kp

Performance peaks at 1866 ram with cl 8 or 9, then drops a bit at 2133

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd get either 2 290s or 2 290x. 780ti is nice yes (I know I have 2 of them), but the nearly 250 bucks more price tag over a 290x is ridiculous. A 290x will give you 95% of the performance and more vram to boot. The 290 is a few percent behind a 290x and knocks another 100 ish off of that if not more.

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