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Need help choosing components!

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#1 elixx


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:45 PM

I am going to be building a new computer and have some questions about the parts I am choosing:
Intel i7 4770
EVGA GTX 780 3GB Superclocked ACX
8gb Corsair Vengeance(2x4gb)
As you can see I have left out the motherboard as I am not really sure,this will be for gaming as well as some other things like photoshop,zbrush etc,and I want it to be good quality and be able to accomodate the high end parts.
With the gpu I was going for around the $500 ish area,have I made the right choice,also there is a possibility I may have to buy the gpu from the UK so take that into account.
I might be overclocking the cpu sometimes but not like crazy high.
I am also unsure about the power supply I might get,around what wattage do you think I need and which type would you recommend?
What motherboard will I choose and are the parts I have picked wise choices?
Thank You for tking the time to read this!

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:55 PM

You will need a "K" series processor if you want to clock it.

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

And with that in mind you might as well get the recently released i7-4790K rather than the 4770K - it has a substantially higher base clock, supposed better OC'ing capabilities and is not much more money.  And if you want a relatively high end motherboard to match these parts, the Asus Z97 Pro or Gigabyte Z97X-UD5H are a couple I'd consider.


Assuming you're fitting the usual couple of storage drives and aftermarket cooling, to give a good margin of safety I'd go for a 700w or above PSU.  Something like the Corsair RM750 would be a fair choice.


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