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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Elvine View Post
    What would you consider "heavy"? Streaming 1080p while running 2 monitors and multiple gaming clients count? Say if I wanted to log into 2 wow clients w/ 100MB of addon (AH Addons w/ databases stored).

    Also, my RAM?
    Streaming is usually very heavy on CPU, and somewhat on GPU, but I am talking about SSD there, you need write speeds if you are working on stuff like video editing, huge file transfering, audio production, 3D modeling, RAW texture editing and etc.

    That RAM is fine, you can get a faster RAM if you are left with some money after you are done with major parts, I think you might have problems with that PSU and Haswell processor, you need an Haswell ready PSU if you want power savings to work properly.
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    The PSU will be fine with Haswell. Even if it isn't "compatible" branded then it'll still work just fine. The low power state is off by default on the motherboard or can at least be turned off.
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    What PSU & how many watts would be recommended? The Rosewill is brand new and I could sell it to get something else. Besides the fact that it's not "compatible" is there a reason to not get Rosewill? I thought they were good.

    Also, some say save the $100 and get a Z87-A Socket LGA 1150 instead of getting the Sabertooth, some say get the Sabertooth. >.< All while keeping in mind that I'm a heavy streamer.

    I'm somewhat a student as well that uses Unity 3D and Blender in the past, but don't know if I will anytime soon again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvine View Post
    What PSU & how many watts would be recommended? The Rosewill is brand new and I could sell it to get something else. Besides the fact that it's not "compatible" is there a reason to not get Rosewill? I thought they were good.

    Also, some say save the $100 and get a Z87-A Socket LGA 1150 instead of getting the Sabertooth, some say get the Sabertooth. >.< All while keeping in mind that I'm a heavy streamer.
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    I'd get one of these:

    PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W
    XFX ProSeries 750W
    Fractal Design Newton R3 800W Platinum

    Edit: Just realized you already have the PSU, just noticed you asked about a PSU last post so yeah... Guess you can ignore above.
    What are you looking for in the Sabertooth that you're not getting with the Z87-A? And are you willing to pay $100 extra for the difference.

    650-750W for SLI, ~550 for a single GPU.

    Rosewill is kinda mediocre brand in my eyes, the specific unit is not even 80 Bronze, odd it doesn't come with an 8 pin PCI-e but it's an okay unit overall... review here

    Again if it works fine you can just keep it.
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    Oh, I'm pretty bad at hardware.. just going off reviews and views of others. I'm willing to pay an extra $100 if it's well worth it.
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    The Sabertooth is a waste of money. Yes, it's still a good board and no one is disputing that, but nothing it has over an extreme4 or pro4 is worth the extra $100. the difference is mainly looks and the warranty. And perhaps slightly higher quality capacitors. None of which is a big deal.

    Also, despite what godspeed says, you don't need the extra write speed from the 840 pro. Gaming doesnt benefit from it, average use doesnt benefit from it, and nor does streaming. Video editing/audio production/3d rendering wouldn't really benefit either because you'd likely be saving those to the harddrive due to space requirements you wont have on your SSD.

    If you drop the pro version you can up the SSD to 250gb non pro for only slightly more.
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    Okay knocked it down to $1360.53 mixing between buying from MicroCenter and Newegg.

    MicroCenter
    CPU: Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1150 Boxed Processor - $279.99
    MOBO: ASUS Z87-A Socket LGA 1150 ATX - $109.99 ($40 off List Price Due to Bundle w/ 4th Edition i7)
    CASE: NZXT Crafted Series Phantom ATX Full Tower - $119.99

    Subtotal $509.97
    Tax $30.60
    Grand Total $540.57


    Newegg

    GPU: EVGA SuperClocked w/ ACX Cooling 02G-P4-2774-KR GeForce GTX 770 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $419.99
    PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III Series 750W - $119.99 (+ $20 Mail Rebate)
    Liquid Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i $109.99 (+$10 Mail Rebate)
    SSD: SAMSUNG 840 Series 250GB $169.99

    Subtotal: $819.96
    (Save $5.92 on Shipping, Member to ShopRunner)
    Grand total: $819.96 (Grand total: $789.96 After Mail Rebates)


    $1360.53 ($1330.53 After Mail Rebates)

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  8. #28
    Looks rock solid. It should last a while.

    My only input:

    If you can justify an i7, go for it. But the i5 is a powerful CPU. Stepping down to an i5 means stepping up to a 780.

    Personally, I'd aim for the i5/780. The 780 is a scaled down Titan. The 770 is a scaled up 680.

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    Looks good. Don't drop the i7. GTX 770 is perfect for 1080p.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmt View Post
    Looks rock solid. It should last a while.

    My only input:

    If you can justify an i7, go for it. But the i5 is a powerful CPU. Stepping down to an i5 means stepping up to a 780.

    Personally, I'd aim for the i5/780. The 780 is a scaled down Titan. The 770 is a scaled up 680.
    I'd save $80 if I stepped down to an i5, that wouldn't be enough to cover the upgrade to a 780.
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  11. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by Elvine View Post
    I'd save $80 if I stepped down to an i5, that wouldn't be enough to cover the upgrade to a 780.
    I was going off PC Part Picker.

    I missed that you added a PSU to the last build spec. I was looking at the total price.

    LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18aih TOTAL: $1351.62

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    I think it looks fairly solid and when you build it please report back with how your chip overclocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slasher0161 View Post
    I think it looks fairly solid and when you build it please report back with how your chip overclocks.
    Fairly solid? Anything you could input for improvement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmt View Post
    I was going off PC Part Picker.

    I missed that you added a PSU to the last build spec. I was looking at the total price.

    LINK: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/18aih TOTAL: $1351.62
    I'm a livestreamer w/ cam & mic at 1080p and run 2 monitors if it matters.
    When 770 is enough for 1080p and he is doing 1080p streaming there is no point in dropping the i7 and regardless of Microcenter the 780 is still $250 extra

    Quote Originally Posted by Elvine View Post
    Fairly solid? Anything you could input for improvement?
    lol don't worry it is solid, I wouldn't stress his usage of the word "fairly"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elvine View Post
    Fairly solid? Anything you could input for improvement?
    Man, its a very solid build.
    Overclock it (GPU+CPU) and you should have the streaming rig you always wanted
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    Sorry for worrying you OP fairly solid is just my slang and lazy english coming across. If I thought there was any improvement I could make I would suggest it.
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    I've had a few people mention that I might have trouble with the H100i in the case I picked? Should I be worried or anyone confirm it shouldn't be an issue with space or where to mount it?
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    I thought that the phantom fit it but maybe it doesn't from the quick read I had, I know its perfectly possible to mod it to fit (few holes drilled) but the fact it doesn't appear to natively fit has me a bit shocked.
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    Okay, thanks. Everything is good to go, just the case and H100i I'm worried about.
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    Well the case is huge, no front intake fans, you will have to move the top 200mm fan or add another for push/pull. Sounds like a lot of hassle or poor options considering it's a full sized tower.

    Also using a 200mm fan from NZXT in the side panel doesn't allow for room for the push fan on a self contained liquid cooler, the side panel won't close with both.
    Maybe you can find another case more suitable for your needs?

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