I didn't know this guy's preferences between 7 & 8, and knowing most people like 7 I decided to go with 7. I chose Pro because Home Premium can't use more than 16GB of RAM (in case he wants to upgrade in a few years).
Looks like a real nice gaming rig. Motherboard is the only part I would upgrade, but it will do the job great because it can do SLI. I've got the UD4H (step above yours) and the OC is very easy and it automatically adjusts the voltages for you.
Not a bad system. I'm using 2 7870 GHz edition GPUs right now and I can play BF4 on Ultra and get around 35-40 FPS. 6300 is fine for today's gaming, but like welshdiesel said the 8-Core will prepare you more for tomorrow's game. What are you going to use for Hard Drive & DVD Drive?
Mind = blown. You spent more money on a headset than your CPU. I'm going to put together a system with NO peripherals for $2350. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2szzL. That is a REALLY nice system for less than $2350. If you need monitors, keyboards, mice, etc than you not going to get nearly as powerful as a system- you'll likely be limited to a Core i5 and GTX 770- plus no 250GB SSD.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2szjI. I swapped out the 280X for a 770 and changed the Maximum V Hero for a cheaper just ASUS board. I also swapped out the Power Supply for a cheaper Corsair 600W Modular 80+ Bronze. I don't think there is much of a need for a fully modular power supply and 80+ GOLD in a ~£900 system.
http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/2szee. I'd definetly get more RAM for your system and also get Win7 Pro so you can use more than 16GB of RAM if you want to upgrade to 32GB later on.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2sz9h. No need for that fancy of a motherboard. Put in a H100i with the build because Haswell runs hot. Very hot.
Sounds dumb, but ensure that your GPU is fully seated in the PCIe slot and make sure the power is plugged in (the 290Xs are VERY power hungry). Also, does your motherboard beep or give any indication of POST-ing? My old Sabertooth gave a very short beep after it posted letting me know that everything is OK. Try reseating the RAM and ensure every single cable is plugged in correctly.
I would suggest going your local Best Buy or computer store and trying out Windows 8 on one of the laptops. Also try Windows 7 on a friend's computer because no stores are going to be selling Win7 machines anymore. Windows 8 is really fast (esp. on an SSD) and will get security updates sooner than 7. Win7 on the other hand is still fast but has support for nearly every single program written for PC. Some programs have not been "adapated" to Windows 8 and might not work correctly (but I've not run into any). It's really a matter of choice.
I'd wait out the R9 series, it's a new series and the prices are really high (not that GeForce's aren't either). http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125462. 770's are going anywhere between $310 and $400. Look for one that has good cooling.
As long as your total system wattage is below 600W, you should be fine. I've used Corsair in my past 2 builds any they're still running great to this day. I would suggest getting a semi modular power supply to help with cable management. I believe Corsair makes the same PSU but with modular cables for around 10-20 dollars more.
NOTE: Likely going to sell the 7850's and get 1 7950 and buy another 7950 down the road. They are still good GPUs, but I need to upgrade for better performance in Crysis 3 & Battlefield 3
Agree, but I included my monitors which I had bought maybe 2 weeks earlier in the build. Without those, the price is only $1850.
Good point. I do render a lot of video, so I decided to go with 32GB.
I might get around to posting actual prices. That means that I have to dig through my emails to find the receipt.
I had a 1 7850 in it originally and acquired another 7850 from my dad when he upgraded to a 7950.
Stay away from that specific series of Seagate. I've got two Dell's with Seagate Barrcudas, one of them has failed after almost 10 years and the other is still going strong. Go with Barracudas if you're going to go Seagate.
Only thing I would recommend is going with a 990FX chipset based motherboard, because it gives you SLI/Crossfire support if you ever wanted to do something like that later.
Nice build, go with an 8-core though. But on motherboards, go with the GA-990FXA-UD3. I've got the UD5. You will not be disappointed.
Stay away from Seagate Constellation ES series. I have a 500GB and it's giving me the click of death after 9 months of use. Replace one of the HDDs with an SSD (64GB will do for OS). Other than that, seems like a nice build.
Looks like a nice build. My friend recently did a build similar to this one (8350, 8GB RAM, Asus Sabertooth, 7950, and 750w psu) and he says its great. I would recommend getting a aftermarket cooler for the CPU and maybe an SSD.
I have a Samsung SyncMaster S22B310 and highly recommend it to anybody that is in the market for a 1080p gaming monitor. Picture quality is great and it's only 110 euros.
AMD pre-applies the thermal paste to the heatsink/fan combo. But, if you used the heatsink before you are best off cleaning both off and re-applying better thermal paste before using/installing the Hyper 212 Evo.
Wow you have almost the exact same build as me. However, I have a SSD, 1000W power supply, and a Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD5 motherboard.