Re: New Machine, Budget around 1400$
get the MSI Z87-GD45 gaming motherboard and pump the 770 to a 780...
and unless you are in love with that case, there are better casses for around the same price.
if you live near a microcenter you can get a msi Z87-GD45 gaming motherboard for $139 and a i5 4670K for $199. Plus, when you buy a mobo and CPU together at microcenter you get a bundle discount of $40... so a MSI Z87-GD45 and a 4670K would only cost $300, compared to the $460 you are planning on spending on your current choices...
ive also had one board from each one of the major manufactorers; gigabyte, asus, asrock, EVGA and MSI. MSI and AsRock have become my favorites. i love my new MSI Z87-GD65 and 4770K.
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
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