ok, so I haven't been keeping up too much with tech over the last few years, my last build was when GTX 580's were brand new. Anyway, I've given myself a crash course and put together a parts list for my new build.
CPU: i7 4770K
Mobo: Gigabyte G1 sniper 5
GPUs: 2x GTX 780 Ti SLI
A couple of things to note:
- I will not buy AMD (neither CPU or GPU), I have just never been a fan and I don't mind paying the extra for a 780 Ti over a 290x (and from the benchmarks I've seen/what I understand, the 780 ti's probably suit my needs better as I don't plan to surround/eyefinity but please correct me if I'm wrong).
- I was not sure about the 2011 vs 1150 choice, I ended up going with the 1150 because as far as I can tell, for gaming, there is little difference - unless you go tri or quad SLI/Xfire, I'll be sticking to regular SLI for the life time of the build so I don't see any bottlenecking affecting me.
- My budget is virtually non existant (to a reasonable degree), around $8000-$10,000, but that figure includes monitors, keyboard, mouse, headset etc as well as the insane amount of water cooling equipment I have in my cart (and I live in Australia where I pay quite a bit more for hardware)
- Preferred retailer is PCCasegear.com.au - All parts listed can be purchased from there and they have some, if not the, cheapest prices here.
EDIT: I also had a question about the WC which I couldn't find an answer to.
I'll be putting a 480mm Rad in push/pull both on top of the case and on the bottom.
Should the airflow direction be:
Both up (towards/out the top of the case) or
Top rad up and bottom rad down (so both are pushing hot air out of the case rather the bottom flooding it in)?
EDIT2: My god I forgot how expensive WC parts can get (when I go overboard), those 42 compression fittings really start to add up.. to over $300 >.<
Edited by Whatislove, 16 January 2014 - 08:21 AM.