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Critique my build please

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#1
Hi All

I'm looking for advice on a new gaming rig I'm putting together please. I have some existing components but most of the major stuff is new:

New
CPU: Core i7 4770k 3.5hz
Mobo: Asus Maximus Hero VI
Ram: 16gb G Skill Trident X DDR3 2400
GPU: PNY GTX780 3gb
Case: Nzxt H440 Steel White
CPU Cooler: Nzht Kraken X40

Existing
SSD: 2x 250gb
HDD: 2x 3tb
PSU: 620w Corsair

So what do you guys think?

I know a few people with suggest the 290 for a GPU but I'm in the US and they are ludicrously expensive vs 780s here and I can't really see that the performance justifies the extra cost.

I also wonder about my PSU. I think it should be ok as I wont be doing any SLI type stuff.

Thoughts welcome and thanks in advance
 
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#2
cant see any issues, It all looks good to me, if the psu has done more then 4 years already i might try and get a new one if i were you, just to be on the safe side , its a good make but regardless of the brand components wear and i have personally had 2x corsair psu die on me a 850Tx and a 550Vx(cx maybe) due to being run hard for a few years (folding@home 24/7) i replaced them with a corsair and a be quite psu.

I personally wouldnt want to risk popping a lot of new gear.
 
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System Name Quad GT evo V
Processor FX8350 @ 4.8ghz1.525c NB2.64ghz Ht2.84ghz
Motherboard Gigabyte 990X Gaming
Cooling 360EK extreme 360Tt rad all push/pull, cpu,NB/Vrm blocks all EK
Memory Corsair vengeance 32Gb @1333 cas9
Video Card(s) Rx vega 64 waterblockedEK + Rx580 waterblockedEK
Storage samsung 840(250), WD 1Tb+2Tb +3Tbgrn 1tb hybrid
Display(s) Samsung uea28"850R 4k freesync, samsung 40" 1080p
Case Custom(modded) thermaltake Kandalf
Audio Device(s) Xfi creative 7.1 on board ,Yamaha dts av setup
Power Supply corsair 1000Rmx
Mouse CM optane
Keyboard CM optane
Software Win 10 Pro
Benchmark Scores 15.69K best overall sandra so far
#4
id have to suggest another corsair or a Be Quite as the quality ,warranty and stability of those two brands are good, I also would suggest something in the same wattage range 600-800, seasonic are also a top notch Psu manufacturer,.

not very specific but im at work so short and sharp it is.

oh, also if there is even a slim chance of you Sli'ing or doing some heavy overclocking i would go with a high wattage single rail unit as they work out to be far more stable, and future proofing now could save money later.
 
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#5
Get a custom cooled R9 290 their faster than the GTX 780. And for a PSU get a 650 Seasonic everything else is fine.