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Yet another potential build thread - yay! I'm looking to build in a month; two tops. I know Ivy Bridge is coming but I'm also set on a six core CPU for encoding/rendering purposes; so the 3930K is what I'm looking at.

Primary uses are video editing/encoding; After Effects work and gaming. I don't plan on going beyond *maybe* SLI GTX 680. My goal would be to have a bit of an OC without going bat**** crazy. Ideally 4Ghz-4.5Ghz on an air cooler would be nice. I'd consider liquid cooling if the price point isn't staggering. (I've never touched it but I'm open to the idea!) I'd like a large SSD for OS/APPS with plenty of spare room, a hardware raid controller for a media(raid0) drive and I have a 3Tb for storage/misc + externals.

Price/Budget: Looking to keep it between $3000-3500 for remaining components. I'm basically building from the ground up minus peripherals and the GTX680. With updated changes it is hitting the $2500 mark. Yeehaw.


Items I already have: monitors, keyboard, mouse, reference monitors, headphones, GTX680

Case: I have a few options in mind. Probably leaning towards the BitFenix or NZXT simply for price point.
- Bitfenix Shinobi XL. Found it at ncix.us for $150

PowerSupply: The SeaSonic platinum is $20 more than the gold; and again I probably won't go beyond two gtx680s.
- SeaSonic Platinum 860W - $220

Motherboard:
- ASUS P9X79 Pro - $320

CPU:
- Intel I7 3930K - $599

Cooler: Good cooling; quiet - sounds about right to me.
- Noctua NH-D14 - $90

RAM:
- Samsung 4Gb DDR3 1600 x8 - 8x4Gb - $192

Video: I already have an eVGA GTX680

OS/APP Drive: This is up in the air - grab a samsung 830 or plextor m3 512gb now; or wait for new marvell controllers
- Plextor M3 Pro 512Gb - $680

Storage/Misc Drive: I have a 3Tb and externals and a 1Tb WD Caviar Black.

Thanks for any suggestions/info - always appreciated smile.gif
Edited by jtheby - 3/31/12 at 5:43pm
 
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post #2 of 10
lets see...
get this Mobo. P9X79 PRO this one has onboard USB 3.0 and other things that the regular P9X79 does not.

I would get the switch 810 for the case.

I would get this memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147094 these samsung kits can do 2133/2400 without breaking a sweat. it doesn't have a fancy heat spreader but if outperforms Corsair Dominater series so they're the kit to get... If i only knew that before getting my G.Skills frown.gif And btw SBE you can get 8 sticks and it still won't be difficult to OC

I don't think an LSI RAID card would be necessary since the Motherboard Can easily handle all your drives.

i think 800W is plenty if you plan on adding a second GTX 680.

And i would get this SSD since plextor M3 is out of stock and probably won't be replenished soon http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147165


Anyways good luck with your build. thumb.gif

I expect to see some pictures when its done
Edited by shiftwig113 - 3/30/12 at 8:30pm
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For ram 4 Stick ~ 16GB(quad channel, 4x4GB) is enough at 1600, there is not much performance gain in 1800 or 2133 speed just paying premium price, so save there put it other components i.e.

Like motherboard asus sabertooth x79 ~ $330

for psu if you can afford that platinum version then go ahead

for case nzxt 810 got my vote, but you may want to see corsair 650D ~ $190 - $20MIR = $170

no idea on raid
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post #4 of 10
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Thanks for the input guys. I had been reading about the Samsung memory and hadn't really looked for it just yet. 8x4Gb under $200. That's pretty slick if you ask me!

I knew there was something worth it in the higher end p9x79s. The savings from RAM can be put towards the Pro board which is what I'm going to do now.

As for the RAID controller; I think I'm going to pass on it for now and drop the overall cost by about $500. The main purpose would be for HD video editing because it sucks up HDD bandwidth like crazy. But I'm not really doing a huge amount of that work right now so it isn't really necessary. And I figure I can add it later if I really need to. I have a 1TB WD Caviar Black sitting on a desk down here that has never been used. I think I bought it a year ago and it never made it into my machines lol.

As for the SSD - I had been looking at the M3, M4 and Samsung 830. So if the Plextor is in stock when I buy, I'll grab that. If not, I'll be getting the Samsung.

As for the motherboard choices. Between the P9X79 Pro and Sabretooth....they are the same price...basically the same specs. The p9x79 has bluetooth while the sabretooth has ps2. I don't use anything that is bluetooth right now. I do have my keyboard on PS2 but I don't have to. Any other reason to go with one or the other I'm missing?

Would you think I could achieve 4Ghz on the 3930K with that setup? I'm fine with a slight overclock because I expect this system to last 3-4years. I'm on a i7 920 still and this will be a significant jump smile.gif

I'll update my build on the original post too.
Edited by jtheby - 3/31/12 at 8:14am
 
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The sata controller on the motherboard will allow you to RAID - no raid card needed, the only cost would be the HDDs. Yes, you should be able to easily hit 4ghz on that setup. No idea on your RAM questions, sorry.

Differences between the 2 mobos (p9x79 & deluxe, not sabretooth and pro):

The deluxe has 4 SATA II ports and 4 SATA III ports, rather than 4 & 2.
The deluxe has a second ethernet port.
The back panel of the deluxe has 4 USB 2.0 and 6 USB 3.0 while the normal has 6 USB 2.0 and 4 USB 3.0.
The deluxe onboard headers for 6 USB 2.0 ports and 2 USB 3.0 ports (for the front of the case), while the normal has 8 USB 2.0.
The deluxe has 4 PCI-E x16 slots & 2 PCI-E x1 slots, while the normal has 3 PCI-E x16 slots, 2 PCI-E x1 slots, and a PCI slot. (Unimportant for your purposes, both can SLI 680s.
The deluxe has some more heatsinks on the board to manage motherboard heat. Not important for the level of overclock you're looking at.
Not sure on phases.

The normal board looks like it will fit your purposes just fine, unless you really want USB 3.0 on the front panel of your case.
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with the setup you outlined you should be able to hit 4.6 Ghz.
I'm sitting at 4.4 Ghz with a hyper 412 pwm. Basically a re-badged hyper 212 evo with an LGA2011 Bracket.

The Noctua should 8-11 degrees better than my cooler so you could take it up there if you want, it should help you with animation and editing and what not. thumb.gif
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post #7 of 10
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Yeah I figure I don't need to go totally insane but being able to hit 4.0-4.5 would be pretty nice. Going from the ground up will be a world of difference from my current 920 system biggrin.gif
 
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Also with that Samsung memory...if I were to buy 8x4Gb for my 32Gb. Would they be running dual channel? or Quad channel? I've been looking around and some people say yes and some say no. They also say it doesn't really matter except for benchmarking which I don't really care about.
 
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X79 runs Quad channel. And each channel can hold 2 dimms. and that's why there are 8 slots available.
Memory kits saying dual channel or quad channel is just a marketing gimmick. Your motherboard/CPU will determine your channels. Like your 920 will run triple channel since its X58.

for the people who say it will run dual channel are usually people with an SB processor. so H61/H67/Z68 Platforms all only support dual channel.
Edited by shiftwig113 - 3/31/12 at 12:52pm
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Yeah that's what I kept reading but also saw the opposite statement. Figures though thumb.gif

Thanks! smile.gif
 
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Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows 7 Professional 64bit HP ZR24w BenQ XL2420TX 
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DasKeyboard Ultimate SeaSonic 860w Platinum Bitfenix Shinobi XL Logitech G400 
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Intel i7 3930k ASUS Sabertooth x79 EVGA GTX 680 8x4Gb Samsung DDR3 1600 1.35V 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Samsung 830  Western Digital Caviar Black Hitachi Deskstar 7K3000 ASUS BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 Windows 7 Professional 64bit HP ZR24w BenQ XL2420TX 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DasKeyboard Ultimate SeaSonic 860w Platinum Bitfenix Shinobi XL Logitech G400 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
SteelSeries QcK PreSonus Monitor Station JBL LSR2325P (Pair) Sennheiser HD595 
Other
Beyerdynamic DT770 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 920 P6T DELUXE NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 OCZ  
RAMRAMRAMRAM
OCZ  OCZ  OCZ  OCZ  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
OCZ  OCZ Agility 2 Western Digital Raptor ASUS BW-12B1ST 
OSMonitorMonitor
Windows 7 64bit Professional HP ZR24w Samsung SyncMaster 2333 
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