Makes sense, thanks. Other than that, it looks good?
Yes, it does the job just as well as any other thermal compound.
The cooler comes with thermal paste pre-applied and I would say ditch the soundcard, that board has good onboard sound anyways. And if you are really into video editing you should go with 16 GB sticks of RAM. But you can experiment first to find out how much you use, then buy another 2x4 kit if you find that you need more.
No problem, good luck on your build!
Unless your friend does tons of video editing and such, it is a complete waste of money (even if that isn't a problem for you). I would say start out with a 2x8 kit and if he feels the need to add more, you do. With that in mind, I have revised your build to make a tad bit cheaper:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
You can change the 780 Ti to whatever brand of your liking. I picked the Gigabyte version because not only is it the cheapest one, but also one with a aftermarket cooler. They do better than the referance versions.
Also there is cheaper RAM that will also match your coulor scheme if you want it: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f32133c10d16gxm
Any reason for 32 gigs of RAM?
Double-check the clearance between the RAM and the cooler. You might need to go low profile RAM.
Well, I'm a big fan of Avast. It's very user-friendly as well if the case is that your parents aren't so experienced around computers.
I use Avast, really happy with it.
I ordered just about every part of my PC from Amazon and had no problems whatsoever.
The colours are kinda pissing me off o.0 Anyway, the parts are good, +1.
A bit over budget:
Some of your choices really boggle my mind. Like the disk-drives and your case and, well, a lot of things. It could have been so much more at this price range.
Also, never mix RAM sticks like that, specially ones with different voltage.
You should definetely get an Antivirus. You can just stick with MSE (Microsoft Security Essentials). That's microsofts own, free antivirus software.
Yes, I would also go for the RM, if he has the budget that is. I just suggested some cheaper optoins that at least are better than a Raidmax :P
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120pb0750kr or http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx750m
Just change the brand, not the power. Something like XFX, SeaSonic or corsair. Just don't get that Raidmax, it can ruin your whole system.
Get cheaper of, well, everything. 170 $ for 8 gigs of RAM is insane!
Wait, read now that you got it for 750 USD total? I'm confused....
Looks good. The only thing I would change is this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx
DO NOT get that PSU, it is extremely unreliable. It will ruin your entire system.
Also, this will be better:
http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx You could get this instead so you can have the option of SLI in the future.
What will you use it for?
I just realised that these were Australian prices so some things like the PSU you actually can't get cheaper, sorry about that.
The point of getting something cheaper? To save money, I think that's a viable reason. I'm not saying downgrade the performance, I'm saying downgrade the price.
And that means that you will be able to upgrade other parts of the system where the performance does matter. This is all again relative to what you are using this system for.
But then again, at the time of my first comment, I did not realise that these were Australian prices, because most of these parts you can get much cheaper in the US.
Also, it's just my personal preference to not build in a case that is too big, I think it looks...too empty. Plus, It takes up a lot of unnecessary space.
I think the opposite of JailBreak, +1 for the case, I really love it! :D
Get a cheaper MB unless you have a specific reason to get the one listed. Get cheaper RAM. You could get a cheaper PSU. And I would personally downgrade the case as well. Now throw in a 780.
Yes, you will still be good with 850 W.
Dominator Platinum? Sure they're nice and all but so freakishly overpriced. Also don't assume the SLI Bridge comes with the card, mine didn't.
Please post in a better format that is easier for us to read. Copy everything from the ''PCPartpicker/Reddit Markup'' tab in the PC build screen and paste it here.
Alright, sounds like a fun idea. Can't find any ways to make it cheaper though, without taking out the performance. But I don't know so much about different water cooling parts, so can't really help much there. Good luck anyway!
It's good, although you could get a cheaper MB.
And personally, I wouldn't go custom loop at this budget, seeing as it's rather expensive, but it's your call.
I feel that a PC with a 3k price tag at least should be able to fit a 780 Ti.
Not had any problems yet. But I cannot comment on if the keys wear out, I have only had it for about a month or two so far.
It's called an SLI Bridge, sometimes they are included sometimes they are not. You are gonna wanna check with the manufacturer if they do or not.
Also, about your build, I would drop to 16 GB of RAM and a 850 W PSU. It's plenty.
Don't get me wrong, It's a great keyboard for the price and I don't regret my purchase of it. But you know, for gaming and given that it's not mechanical I kinda just gave one less star. Maybe I should have given it 5, but you know...meh. I would still recommend it.
Then go with the i7.
If you want 8 GB perhaps this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d8gao
If you want 16 right away for video editing purposes, then maybe this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d16gar
A good, reliable board for a great price is this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-motherboard-z87g45gaming
Really? I get it to 700, without any overclocks in mind, and that is still cutting in in my opinion... Anyway this is 850 W and barely more expensive than the the one you have listed: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx
It's made by SeaSonic so it's super-reliable. (XFX PSU's are made by them)
Upgrade your RAM to at least 1600 Mhz, CAS 9 or lower. If this is a gaming rig, you will also do fine with only 8 gigs and upgrade to 16 when you need to.
Again, if for gaming, the i5 4670k is your best bet.
Do you have a reason to go with such an expensive MB? There are cheaper options.
Haven't heard much about that SSD so can't say anything about it.
If you want to SLI 780's, you are gonna want a 850 watt PSU.
And lastly, will you actually ever use that blu-ray reader?
Yes, if you do not want to overclock get the non ''K'' version. You can also ditch the aftermarket cooler because the one that comes with it is perfectly fine if you don't want to overclock. You can probably find some cheaper RAM as well. This for example: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbxl
With all these price cuts you will be able to slam a 780 in there if you want.
I think that he means that you will find the 128 GB version too small, there is no difference in performance.
Do you already have peripherals or do you need those as well?
Do you mean that you already have the screens or that you need them included in the list?
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx just change to this PSU to save some cash.
Oh, and 16 GB of RAM is way overkill for gaming. And no SSD? At this price range you should definetely have one.
Lol just noticed, you forgot a case, unless you don't already have one ;P
This is great actually, can't wait to see it completed :)
In the pc-build screen there is a button that says ''Pcpartpicker/Reddit Markup'' at the upper right hand of the screen. Click it and copy everything that shows up. Then you just paste everything into the comment.
Lol this ^
If you don't want to overclock get the non ''K'' version of that CPU.
Why so many fans?
No game requires over 5 GB of RAM, so getting 16 for gaming is just wasting money. 770 SLI probably is going to use 750 W so an 850 W PSU is plenty. I don't think that you should go 3-way SLI because the performance increase is minimum. By the time 2-way SLI isn't enough, you are better off getting a completely new card. Take a look st this parts list: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
It's a bit over 1500 but not much and fits a 780 and a watercooler.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1850bbefx Go with this powersupply instead and it will be perfect :)
Slow down there Mister. Why 16 GB of RAM? And for christ sake, get a lower wattage PSU.