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Poll Results: 7000$

Poll expired: Aug 31, 2012  
  • 54% (6)
    your nuts
  • 45% (5)
    your peanuts
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post #21 of 61
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

u jelly? The bandwith is needed for quad SLI.
don't run quad, it is completely overkill. Honestly dual 680s with 4gb vram on a PCI3 board using a 16x/16x setup should be more then enough for the catleaps (thats why I went with the Sniper board, runs 16x/16x/8x if needed).

I agree with papasmurf, no need to spend it all if we don't have to. Although I have thought that since he will probably use this rig to fold when he upgrades in the future (like he is doing with his old 2600 rig) a 3930K might be a smarter move if you want to really think far into the future. A 3770K with 2x 680s or 3x 680s and 16gb of ram should be more then he will need. Off to work but I'll check back in on this thread tonight and see what people have been saying. I'll trying and whip up two builds for ya too, a 3930k rig and a 3770k rig for comparison.
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post #22 of 61
Really? A single 670 has problems maxing Trine 2 at 1080p. How on earth is 2x 680's enough for 3 catleaps, or 6x the res? It isn't.
post #23 of 61
Whoever picked out the Windows 7 professional is crazy.

I say spend like 2500 or a little bit more... after that point, it is just throwing money away.
post #24 of 61
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Originally Posted by ./Cy4n1d3\. View Post

Whoever picked out the Windows 7 professional is crazy.

I say spend like 2500 or a little bit more... after that point, it is just throwing money away.
Windows 7 pro is crazy? And you have it? confused.gif
post #25 of 61
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

Windows 7 pro is crazy? And you have it? confused.gif

I got it for free for being a college student. . If it was my own money I would have got Home Premium. Pro and Ultimate really have nothing worth having. It was my only option unless I wanted to pay $100 to downgrade to Home Premium.

Professional gets Windows Join (useless on a desktop you leave at home), network backup (not bad, actually), and xp mode for certain xp business programs. Ultimate gets bitlocker (common, free alternatives exist) and multi language pack (do you know anyone that speaks mandarin only that is going to be using your computer?). So, no, I don't think anything above Home Premium is needed for 90% of desktop users.
Edited by ./Cy4n1d3\. - 8/31/12 at 1:13pm
post #26 of 61
You missed the most important point, 16GB ram support.
post #27 of 61
Here is a quick build I came up with. After looking at Tri-SLI and Quad-SLI benchmarks, It would be a waste to get a 3rd or 4th card. they scale terribly. Tri-Sli beats quad SLI in some cases. Get 3x1600p monitors instead
$7k build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($207.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP ZR30w 30.0" Monitor ($1168.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: HP ZR30w 30.0" Monitor ($1168.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: HP ZR30w 30.0" Monitor ($1168.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.11 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silent Wired Standard Keyboard ($131.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser Mouse ($70.99 @ Newegg)
Other: 120 rad ($49.99)
Other: Rasa 360 Kit ($149.99)
Other: GTX 680 Water blocks (x 2) ($333.90)
Other: Additional Watercooling stuff (more tubing, kill coil, fittings, etc...) ($100.00)
Total: $6968.21
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Do not hesitate to get a real mech keyboard. for someone who is spending $7k on a rig, I wouldn't get catleaps, they are really great for those on a smaller budget, but for your budget, get better quality.


Oh an i have links for the watercooling stuff, just click the link and hit edit and edit item and you can see the urls thumb.gif
Edited by Ironman517 - 8/31/12 at 7:26pm
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i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
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Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
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Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
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post #28 of 61
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Ironman really like that setup :-)
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Corsair 60GB SSD F60 + 2000GB WD Caviar Black Samsung SH-S223C Win 7 64bit Logitech 
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post #29 of 61
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Originally Posted by Ironman517 View Post

Here is a quick build I came up with. After looking at Tri-SLI and Quad-SLI benchmarks, It would be a waste to get a 3rd or 4th card. they scale terribly. Tri-Sli beats quad SLI in some cases. Get 3x1600p monitors instead
$7k build (Click to show)
PCPartPicker part list

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme3 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($207.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Samsung 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($148.00 @ B&H)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($96.49 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($569.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($135.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: HP ZR30w 30.0" Monitor ($1168.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: HP ZR30w 30.0" Monitor ($1168.99 @ B&H)
Monitor: HP ZR30w 30.0" Monitor ($1168.99 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.11 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silent Wired Standard Keyboard ($131.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition Wired Laser Mouse ($70.99 @ Newegg)
Other: 120 rad ($49.99)
Other: Rasa 360 Kit ($149.99)
Other: GTX 680 Water blocks (x 2) ($333.90)
Other: Additional Watercooling stuff (more tubing, kill coil, fittings, etc...) ($100.00)
Total: $6968.21
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)

Do not hesitate to get a real mech keyboard. for someone who is spending $7k on a rig, I wouldn't get catleaps, they are really great for those on a smaller budget, but for your budget, get better quality.


Oh an i have links for the watercooling stuff, just click the link and hit edit and edit item and you can see the urls thumb.gif
Nice build, except you're throwing away all the potential of the screens by running 2x. No way you're gonna get a game higher than medium.

Would quadfire 7970 GHzs or quadsli 680s 4GB be better for 3x Catleaps?
post #30 of 61
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Originally Posted by 3930K View Post

Nice build, except you're throwing away all the potential of the screens by running 2x. No way you're gonna get a game higher than medium.
Would quadfire 7970 GHzs or quadsli 680s 4GB be better for 3x Catleaps?

Not really, I currently can play every game I throw at my surround setup with a single 680 on max settings (not always 60FPS, but normally 40+) besides except BF3 and Secret World. Most current games will not even scale that well with 3x and 4x. It really is not beneficial.





Source

His res will be higher than this, seeing as he will be going with higher res monitors, but he still will be able to play current games like skyrim on high with only 2 x GTX 680s without an issue. Most games are not as demanding as BF3 and Metro.
Edited by Ironman517 - 9/1/12 at 1:36am
The Sig Rig
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Wifey Rig
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Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
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The Sig Rig
(19 items)
 
Wifey Rig
(11 items)
 
Xbox PC
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500k @ 4.8GHz stable ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen 3 MSI GTX 980 Ti 32GB (4 x 8GB) 1866Mhz Ripjaws X 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
256GB Crucial M4 1.5 TB HDD XSPC Raystorm RS360 Windows 7 Professional 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
Acer 28" 4K Corsair AX750 Corsair 800D SWTOR Razer Naga 
AudioOtherOtherOther
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium XSPC RS120 8 x GT AP-15s White Sleeved Cables for Corsair AX750 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3Ghz Asus P5G41T-M LX Plus EVGA GTX 680 2x4 GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
500GB WD Black 64 GB Crucial M4 Sony CD/DVD burner H40 w/ GT AP-15s 
OSPowerCase
Windows 7 Home 64 bit Corsair CX430 APEVIA X-Plorer2 Pink 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Pentium G620 Foxconn H67S ITX Intel HD 2000 2 x 4GB 1333Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
256GB Crucial M4 Old Laptop CD/DVD drive Windows 7 picoPSU-150-XT 
OtherOtherOther
4 x Purple LEDs Power button Tranquility Xbox 360 Skin 
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