I wanted to see if the parts are good for gaming, media production, and software development. I rushed a little. Also, I need some suggestions to get the price down to at least $1500 if possible.
Best Answer Phouchg , 24 January 2014 - 19:09
Video card(s) - as Jason S. said, should you want to stay with 680 performance levels, take 770 instead, because 770 is just that, but with higher clock speeds. See about PSU below.
Otherwise, perhaps, a single card like 780 Ti will suffice. In that case you can keep your CX600.
PSU - it depends on what video card setup you choose. For SLI you'll have to take something higher (CX750, perhaps, if you're limited by your budget), because CX600 has only 550W on the +12V rail - you fall short of PCPartPicker's estimation (which is quite right, but note that power consumption isn't a static figure - it fluctuates depending on how complex number crunching the hardware is subjected to, and, consequently, for short bursts consumption can exceed the TDP while still keeping inside the safe thermal envelope).
Case - very good choice. Spacious, easy to build and manage, silent, good looking.
Storage - you'll run out of 64 GB very soon. Besides, 64 GB are often slower than larger models of the same series.Go to the full post