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Purchased: 1155 folding box

post #1 of 19
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Update: I've purchased this Newegg cart 10/25/11

My forum searching skills are lacking today, so please excuse this question again.

I've decided that I'm in the market for a dedicated folding rig, and I have some questions regarding the best approach. Ideally, I would like to keep the build under $600, but I could stretch $700.

I had originally held off in hopes of Bulldozer... and so moving on, I'm probably going to just build a 2600k/2700k box.

What would be the best approach to a motherboard? When I built my sig rig, I bought the best motherboard available, and now, I'm wondering if this is a worthwhile investment for a dedicated box? Also, is the Z68 worth it over the P67?

Same thing for ram... I've never really messed around with RAM and timings, but I have heard that this can help quite a bit when running huge-adv units, so I'm assuming this will play a larger factor in my purchase. Any suggestions here?

As far as my CPU cooler, I am probably going to go with an H70 or so, unless someone has a better idea. I may keep this open box for now, but a cheap, small, case that fits the budget would be considered.

I'm going to assume with the budget that I'm looking at, SB-E is out of the question, so we'll leave that out of play.
Edited by stu. - 10/25/11 at 4:23pm
 
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post #2 of 19
Z68 is definitely worth it because it saves money because you don't need to purchase a video card and it saves electricity. Also the higher speed ram is worth it for hugeadv as it alone can save several minutes on tpf.
post #3 of 19
Ok, before I make the build do you have any hardware you can reuse? even a case. Just asking since with a 600-700$ budget a 2600k is half that alone..
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I don't need a mouse, keyboard, monitor if that os what you're asking. This will solely be used for crunching CPU units and will be set up in a corner of my living room.

I would assume all I need is CPU, cooler, RAM, and motherboard at that point. Operating system will be Linux, potentially just on a USB stick.
 
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This is what I bought a few weeks ago:
2600K ~315$
2133RAM (2x2GB) ~55$
Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z ~160$ (I have it at 4.8 at 1.35V)
Corsair H60 - ~72$
Corsair 430W ~45$
~650$

I got open box mobo and that was 30$ off. I also got a CM Hype N 520 cool for $30, just purchased H60 because it was on sale at my BestBuy for 55$.

PPD on hugeadv is ~80K
PPD on SMP is like ~20-30K
PPF on bigadv is ~45K
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post #6 of 19
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I like that build... hm... maybe even a couple spare dollars for 2700k...

Amazon:
Corsair H100 - 116.58 after tax/shipping

Newegg:
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Z68 - 169.99
CPU: 2600k - 314.99

Currently looking for RAM, and looking at the potential of upgrading to the 2700k if things turn out well in reviews tomorrow.

Total so far is about $610 after fees.

This thread has the i7 2700k rumored to be retailing around $332, so if I bump up the price of the CPU a bit, I have about $70 left to spend... but I just found some RAM that I like.

Looking at an older thread, I decided that I wanted to go for some very quick RAM, and settled on these G.Skill, 8GB (2x 4GB), which run at 2133, 9-11-10-28, 1.65v. Would this be worth the $40 it would put me over budget?
Edited by stu. - 10/23/11 at 5:59pm
 
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post #7 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by stu. View Post
I like that build... hm... maybe even a couple spare dollars for 2700k...

Amazon:
Corsair H100 - 116.58 after tax/shipping

Newegg:
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z Z68 - 169.99
CPU: 2600k - 314.99

Currently looking for RAM, and looking at the potential of upgrading to the 2700k if things turn out well in reviews tomorrow.

Total so far is about $610 after fees.

This thread has the i7 2700k rumored to be retailing around $332, so if I bump up the price of the CPU a bit, I have about $70 left to spend... but I just found some RAM that I like.

Looking at an older thread, I decided that I wanted to go for some very quick RAM, and settled on these G.Skill, 8GB (2x 4GB), which run at 2133, 9-11-10-28, 1.65v. Would this be worth the $40 it would put me over budget?
Couple of things.

1. Get a Noctua NH-D14. It will save money and be more quite.

2. Get a Asrock Extreme 3/4 Gen3. They are great motherboards and are a little bit cheaper then the Asus.

3. Yes that RAM is worth it.
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post #8 of 19
Go for the NH-D14, it will be way more cooling than you need for 1155 and the fans won't be obnoxiously loud in your living room.
You only need 2 x 2GB or ram so save your money there.
The 2700K is probably worth it if it makes it more likely that the chip overclocks a bit better.
The mATX board looks good because it takes up less space and fits in a smaller case. If you don't care about that there are cheaper ATX boards.
post #9 of 19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by nbmjhk6 View Post
2. Get a Asrock Extreme 3/4 Gen3. They are great motherboards and are a little bit cheaper then the Asus.
Quote:
Originally Posted by zink View Post
The mATX board looks good because it takes up less space and fits in a smaller case. If you don't care about that there are cheaper ATX boards.
If you don't mind, could you post a Newegg link to the boards you would recommend instead? I am definitely interested in a Z68 board, and I would love to see some alternatives.

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You only need 2 x 2GB or ram so save your money there.
Why do you say that only 4GB is necessary for hugeadv as compared to 8GB?
 
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hugeadv doesn't seem to use more than 4gb for me even in a VM
    
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