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I think you need to decide base hardware first and worry about case, PSU... later. 4790/z97/780ti would work for you great. Also, wouldn't it be good idea to get raid0 since it provides good sequential speeds? - that's what you want for video editing right?
 
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i´d suggest this:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3NMeK

hope ya like it :)

running the ForceGT´s ssd´s in raid0.....

PS: Monitor is something which cannot be add to rig calculation hehehe
 
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I agree with Potatoking, go with the 4790 for your CPU.

I think Nvidia's ShadowPlay may prove to be a very useful in-game recording feature and you're a CUDA fan, so we can take AMD off the table. That leaves either the 780 or 780Ti. At 1080p, the Ti is overkill and the price v. performance (especially non-overclocked performance) isn't justified, so I'd advise an incremental approach with a 780 that you can sell and replace in a year or so with a mid to high-end Maxwell once the tech is mature and prices stabilize. But, if you don't want to deal with the hassle of flipping the 780, go with the Ti and call it a day.

With a 4790, 780Ti, and everything else, your gaming load will be roughly 330 - 400w depending on the card and the game, so I'd grab either the Seasonic G 550 or the Corsair RM 550. Do not try to save money on a PSU and don't listen to meatheads who tell you that you need more wattage for a single Nvidia GPU.

Any $150-250 USD Z97 motherboard will suit your needs perfectly, so take your pick, but...

Most importantly, I really think you should make some inquiries about which companies have a well-oiled Italian (ah, stereotypes) RMA process and let that heavily influence your GPU and motherboard purchases.

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is always a CPU cooling crowdpleaser, but someone else will have to chime in about any RAM clearance issues that may exist. The other option is a 120mm AIO and the Corsair H60 is a good choice. You're not pumping high voltages to stabilize overclocks, so heat should not be a problem either way with any remotely decent case.

We've sorted the RAM, the case is in the eye of the beholder, so on to storage.

You will appreciate a Samsung EVO SSD for the quick boot and program/game load times. Let the size of the programs you use and how frequently you want to have to move games off it determine the capacity.

A single HDD, 2 drives in RAID 1, and with or without an external backup are your basic options for the video intensive part of the equation. I'd use WD Black or RE 2TB drives(s) in RAID 1 along with a backup, but I'm a paranoid lunatic.
Don't know what else to tell ya; enjoy your new toy.:toast:
 
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I think Nvidia's ShadowPlay may prove to be a very useful in-game recording feature and you're a CUDA fan, so we can take AMD off the table.

For what it's worth I stream on a daily basis to Twitch, using NVidia's shadowplay on my GTX 780. It seems to handle the load quite nicely, I've not noticed any slowdown in my games, and it does pretty good and streaming my 1440p footage. That being said, you need a decent upload speed for the highest quality setting.
 
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I still feel I have the best build here for the money, whether the OP is going to OC or not(seriously OP, OC'ing the 4930k to 4GHz is extremely easy). 4930k cpu, 16gb RAM, GTX 780 sli, and a 1440p monitor that is not a cheap Asian brand for $3k (under $3k if the OP drops the SSD)- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3N2jZ

As since the OP said they are in Italy, same build in Euro E-tailers for £1615.60- http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3NGep
 
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I still feel I have the best build here for the money, whether the OP is going to OC or not(seriously OP, OC'ing the 4930k to 4GHz is extremely easy). 4930k cpu, 16gb RAM, GTX 780 sli, and a 1440p monitor that is not a cheap Asian brand for $3k (under $3k if the OP drops the SSD)- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3N2jZ

As since the OP said they are in Italy, same build in Euro E-tailers for £1615.60- http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3NGep
I am sorry but 3k rig without ssd is a bad idea.
hybrid works decently but nowhere near real ssd + I hate hdd seek noise. Price is not that great either 2tb sshd is almost the same as cheap 120 gig ssd + 2tb drive.
 
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4790k, z97 mobo of your choice, samsung 840 ssd, 780 sli, gskill 2400 ram, a couple western digital black drives, 800w or more 80+ gold power supply from seasonic/superflower

I am kinda thinking that given the price premium the 780 ti has over the 780, maybe 780 sli is the way to go, its a bit more $ but its a lot more power.
 
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The SSD is also practical because its speed can potentially minimize the need to edit out game load screens.

While I agree that X79 is the way to go with SLI, I don't think the OP's needs warrant burning through the whole $3k on it and I fear the outdated storage connectivity of the chipset may come back to bite him

Plus, it's roughly $750 more than a 4790/780 setup, $550 more than a 4790/780Ti, and I just don't see the value considering I get the sense that he doesn't want to be bothered with overclocking and will be gaming at 1080p. At 1440p, the latter setup will sort him out just fine too.
 
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I personally agree with M0rt and Vario, you really do not need the Ivy-Bridge E platform (X79) unless you really want to make use out of those extra threads (Which editing might help, but it would add alot to your budget). Especially since the new devils canyon will have just about as good (Maybe better but im still waiting to see) on overclocking so it will be just as good in the long run.

You would be happy spending the money on the 4790k thats coming out and grabbing some great other parts to surround it. But here are my two sets of recommendations, I also like to point out Adobe in this day an age is leaning towards AMD GPU accesleration especially in Premiere, so heres my set of ideas:

This one is a bit over budget, but it will be the most powerful and uses an Ivy-Bridge E platform 6 core along with 2 R9 290X cards.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Og65

Second choice
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3OgfI
This one has the normal gamer series CPU (I put a place holder 4770k, but just swap it with a 4790k when it comes out) and swapped the ram to make the budget a little more appealing. This one is below your budget by enough to add a very nice monitor, but you will lose the extra threads.

Both would satisfy your needs immensely and in my book (Since I do alot of Adobe Premiere Pro work at home with R9 290X cards) be a great render machine and gaming machine especially at high resolutions.
 
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I personally agree with M0rt and Vario, you really do not need the Ivy-Bridge E platform (X79) unless you really want to make use out of those extra threads (Which editing might help, but it would add alot to your budget). Especially since the new devils canyon will have just about as good (Maybe better but im still waiting to see) on overclocking so it will be just as good in the long run.

You would be happy spending the money on the 4790k thats coming out and grabbing some great other parts to surround it. But here are my two sets of recommendations, I also like to point out Adobe in this day an age is leaning towards AMD GPU accesleration especially in Premiere, so heres my set of ideas:

This one is a bit over budget, but it will be the most powerful and uses an Ivy-Bridge E platform 6 core along with 2 R9 290X cards.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Og65

To ALL of you, thank you. Your advices, thoughts and opinions are being REALLY useful to me, and I'd really like to go torwards your first choice. The problem is.. It is quite a LOT out of budget, especially since I should also buy a monitor. Just saying, what would happen if I do not go for a SLI/Crossfire so buying only ONE GPU? Would that make the build suffer? Would I be able later on to buy the second one?
 
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Ok guys, I read throughout all your comments, and I came up with this:

http://www.amazon.it/registry/wishlist/3KX5SECVD2EOI

I'd like, if POSSIBLE, to buy EVERYTHING from Amazon.it, and I couldn't find the SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply, is there any good and valuable substitute?

Is there anything I should be aware of going with the Nvidia instead of the 290X? Or the Crossfire? What am I missing?

I'm also, 99.9%, going with W7, not W8. Thank you for all your support up until now! Looking forward to ending these questions of mine asap. ;)
 
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I'd like, if POSSIBLE, to buy EVERYTHING from Amazon.it, and I couldn't find the SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply, is there any good and valuable substitute?

I think your system would be fine with a 850W PSU - try and look for the Corsair RM850, Corsair AX860i, or the XFX Pro 850W Gold. If you feel the real need for at least 1000W, then get the RM1000. Will look for Amazon.it links when I can.

EDIT: links have now been added.

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To ALL of you, thank you. Your advices, thoughts and opinions are being REALLY useful to me, and I'd really like to go torwards your first choice. The problem is.. It is quite a LOT out of budget, especially since I should also buy a monitor. Just saying, what would happen if I do not go for a SLI/Crossfire so buying only ONE GPU? Would that make the build suffer? Would I be able later on to buy the second one?
Well you would be just fine either way up to 1600p with 1 GPU (Heck you could 4k game on one but you might lose some graphics settings). If you drop to one GPU you will still have a powerful Editing/Gaming rig that will last for years to come.

Ok guys, I read throughout all your comments, and I came up with this:

http://www.amazon.it/registry/wishlist/3KX5SECVD2EOI

I'd like, if POSSIBLE, to buy EVERYTHING from Amazon.it, and I couldn't find the SeaSonic X Series 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply, is there any good and valuable substitute?

Is there anything I should be aware of going with the Nvidia instead of the 290X? Or the Crossfire? What am I missing?

I'm also, 99.9%, going with W7, not W8. Thank you for all your support up until now! Looking forward to ending these questions of mine asap. ;)

I would say this, in the end going with either graphics card will be easy as pie no matter what. Its not going to make a difference which manufacturer you go with except on some boards for SLI (But you don't have to worry because the selected boards will all work fine with either, its just in a few rare cases). I would recommend for your needs an R9 290X because your using Adobe and gaming but thats just my opinion as either would be a great option.

As far as not doing SLI/CFX, nah you won't really suffer much. You can add it later down the road if you need it, if you go with the top rig minus the second 290X and a monitor you will still have a beast of a rig!

As far as PSU's go:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CGYCNG2/?tag=tec06d-20

Thats a good alternative on Amazon, just as long as you stick with a decent brand and since your going with a high end machine go for at least a silver rated or better then you will be fine. I would recommend a 1000 for extra power and good room for extra SLI or CFX later on, its just nicer in my book to keep your options flexible and not strain the PSU to much because that can lead to a longer life out of the whole machine.
 
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Just get i7 4790k and a good z97 mobo (if you what to save money...which I don't think you do you can get a slightly lower end chip set with no hit to permance and all the features..get a solid GPU from cosiar or sea sonic 750-800w suggest tx series and GPU get nvidia..far better frame times and physX and nvidia iss also supporting PC now..suggest 780ti for your budget and definitely get 256gb ssd and 3-4 tb HDD WD black..you can basically have anything you want but in CPU anything over i5 current gen is over kill for gaming and 770 is enough for most people
 
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OP, you are burning $450 that could be allocated towards a 1440p display or second GPU by going with X79.

You don't need an H100i either.

Definitely grab the EVGA G2 1000w that Ryder recommended, but only if you intend to run 2 GPU's. Otherwise, it's just wasted money.
 
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OP, you are burning $450 that could be allocated towards a 1440p display or second GPU by going with X79.

You don't need an H100i either.

Definitely grab the EVGA G2 1000w that Ryder recommended, but only if you intend to run 2 GPU's. Otherwise, it's just wasted money.

I would really like to save money, but I'm pretty sure I NEED the H100i, I prefer to be sure, and safe.

Guys, we're almost there, I'm going to start buying pieces soon. :]

Is this a good R290? http://www.amazon.it/Sapphire-TRI-X...e=UTF8&qid=1401110818&sr=8-1&keywords=R9+290X

I think I'll go with Radeon this time.

So, this is now my machine: http://www.amazon.it/registry/wishlist/3KX5SECVD2EOI
How could I remove the X79? I'd love to hear your thoughts, thank you very very much. :)
 
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How could I remove the X79? I'd love to hear your thoughts, thank you very very much. :)

What a lot of people are suggesting is getting an i7 4770K & Z87 or if you wait for the Haswell refresh, i7 4790K & Z97 combo.

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What a lot of people are suggesting is getting an i7 4770K & Z87 or if you wait for the Haswell refresh, i7 4790K & Z97 combo.

Layton

Is there any idea of the release date? I see "May 11", but I'm probably searching the wrong infos.
 
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Is there any idea of the release date? I see "May 11", but I'm probably searching the wrong infos.

The unlocked (K-series) Devil's Canyon processors are probably going to be released sometime during June/July 2014, but I am yet to find an exact, official release date.

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The unlocked (K-series) Devil's Canyon processors are probably going to be released sometime during June/July 2014, but I am yet to find an exact, official release date.

Layton

Now, not to put chaos in the discussion (I think it's the best to take it clean), since I do indeed need to change machine BUT I won't be able to build another for a very long time, is there any SERIOUS, useful consequence in waiting for THAT processor in your opinion?
 
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Processor i7 10700K 5.1ghz (24/7) / 2x Xeon E52650v2 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard Asus Strix Z490 / Dell Dual Socket (R720) / Asrock X570 ITX
Cooling RX 360mm + 140mm Custom Loop / Dell Stock / Noctua L9i (Yes L9i)
Memory Corsair RGB 16gb DDR4 3000 CL 16 / DDR3 128gb 16 x 8gb / Corsair RGB 3200 16gb
Video Card(s) GTX Titan XP (2025mhz) / Asus GTX 950 (No Power Connector) / GTX 970 (Temp)
Storage Samsung 970 1tb NVME and 2tb HDD x4 RAID 5 / 300gb x8 RAID 5 / 2x Samsung 850 Pro 512gb
Display(s) Acer XG270HU, Samsung G7 Odyssey (1440p 240hz) / HP Omen 1080p 240hz
Case Thermaltake Cube / Dell Poweredge R720 Rack Mount Case / Fractal Design Node 202
Audio Device(s) Realtec ALC1150 (On board)
Power Supply Rosewill Lightning 1300Watt / Dell Stock 750 / Brick / Fractal Design 450 Watt Bronze
Mouse Logitech G5
Keyboard Logitech G19S
Software Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2016 / Windows 10 Pro
Now, not to put chaos in the discussion (I think it's the best to take it clean), since I do indeed need to change machine BUT I won't be able to build another for a very long time, is there any SERIOUS, useful consequence in waiting for THAT processor in your opinion?
If you want the better overclockability, then yes you will gain a lot more performance and a higher level of clocking on that chip versus an i7 4770k.
 
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Processor Intel Core 2 Duo E7300
Motherboard Gigabyte G41M-Combo
Memory Nanya 2x2GB DDR2 800Mhz
Video Card(s) Inno3d Geforce GT 630
Storage WD Blue 320GB
Display(s) Sony 24" Full HD LED + 19" LCD
Case Aerocool Templarius Ferrum
Power Supply Corsair VS450
Software Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Now, not to put chaos in the discussion (I think it's the best to take it clean), since I do indeed need to change machine BUT I won't be able to build another for a very long time, is there any SERIOUS, useful consequence in waiting for THAT processor in your opinion?

Just think about running on 4.0ghz stock!!!!!! :D
 
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