Hello I'm just a newbie who just started looking into building a PC. Right now my budget is around $1800-$1400 USD and I was wondering how my parts list is. Please feel free to post comments on my build in areas I can improve.
Are you gaming only? are you going to do videediting/3D/benchmarking?
I'll be gaming and doing some light programming.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU: For Gaming and programming a i7 is not needed nor wanted, a i5 will do the same job. The rest, yeah just tell me what you think. Should be able to play all Games maxed with that, also ~100fps+
I just have one question about SLI. I'm aware that SLI does improve performance but I heard unless you're using 3-4 monitors it's not very cost efficient versus buying a single video card, can you tell me why you would prefer the SLI build vs a single card build.
It gives you the same Performance, but for less money, 770 SLI cost you around $100 less than a 780 TI. Obviously if you plan to get another 780 TI then a singlecard for now is the better option, but unless you want to do extreme gaming it will last for a long time, but yeah depends on you if you want to sepnt $100 more and be able to upgrade it in the future, aka spent another $650 for the 2nd card.
Better quality power supplies available in similar price range. e.g. XFX P1-850B-BEFX and Seasonic X-850.