I think Ryan's build looks good in my book. Well balanced and with a good amount of storage.
Awesome sounding rig.
Ok, so I have a few questions about this PC: what will you be using it for, i.e.: gaming, video editing, internet, etc? If this is only for a single purpose, it is excessive IMO.
Will you be over clocking? If not, that will help with part selection.
Also, your build only has a single monitor. Four 780 TI's in SLI is a lot of power that isn't needed on a single screen.
Also, you are going to need a much bigger PSU than the one listed in your parts selection, especially if over clocking.
What kind of home do you live in? is it a modern home or an old one? I ask cause from what I understand, with that kind of power draw can cause issues. In an older home, the wiring isn't set up for large power loads on a single circuit (?), newer homes can take a bit more load but you still should be careful. I'm no expert on electricity (definitely not), but I know that I have read something recently regarding that.
I don't know if you were needing an OS as you didn't list one in your build, so I also omitted it. If an OS is needed, I would change the GPU to a R7 260x instead.
BTW, the price comes to $776 before MIR's. I try to not rely on those as they aren't always reliable and you still have to pay the upfront sale cost before you can receive the MIR.
Also, I'm not too familiar with monitors. Hope someone knows a good budget monitor around the $120 mark.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
Edit: and just like that, not only have prices changed but I found a much better monitor for the price range.
Mid-tower Intel ATX build.
Mini ITX build. I will shortly make a midsize ATX tower build soon.
But what will you be doing with the computer, such as gaming, photo/video editing, productivity software, et al? Do you have all the needed peripherals and monitor? Do you have an OS or will you need one?
Also, will you be overclocking? And AMD based system would be better at this price range if so. Intel based systems at this price range don't/wont have any OC potential.
Instead of the AMD 7790 swap with an R7 260 or R7 260x as budget or availability allow.
Holstoy101's build is quite good, especially with the price you bought your Intel 4670k CPU. However IMO, while the Fractal Design R4 is a very nice case, I believe that perhaps finding the budget to get a GPU would be nice, especially if you are into gaming or have children or friends who would like to game. It's nice to have one, even a weak one as a temporary solution to not having one.
Case | Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case | $53.98 @ Newegg
With the money saved, combined with the leftover budget and the savings between the CPU and case, you could afford a GPU.
I would recommend an AMD 7750 or 7770 with at least 1GB of GDDR5 RAM. Make sure they aren't the GDDR3 versions. Any choice will do for the most part, and if you can afford the 2GB version, all the better.
Other than that, build looks solid.
Agreed. A lot of those expansion cards can be transferred over the yeas to new builds and PC's. Your motherboard can't due to new CPU chipsets and RAM.