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post #1 of 8
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I am looking into building my first Intel rig. I havent used a Intel CPU since 2000 so switching over from AMD will be interesting.

I mostly game and web browse on my PC which my current system can do just fine, but if my friend buys my rig I will surely upgrade to Intel.

I know an i7 isnt needed for gaming, but I dont see much evidence of CPUs getting any better for gaming for atleast a couple years, so I would rather just buy the "best" CPU and make it last.
As for the PSU, would it be capable of handling 2x Radeon HD 7970s with overclocked CPU/RAM/GPUs in the future? I would think so but I am not 100% sure.

Parts list as follows.

CPU Intel i7 3770K
Motherboard ASUS Maximus V FORMULA
RAM G.Skill TridentX 8GB 2400Mhz
SSD Samsung 830 128GB
Case Corsair 600t Black
PSU Corsair HX750
CPU Cooling Corsair H100

I already have a Radeon HD 7970 and a Samsung spinpoint F3 500GB HDD for storage/ games.

Any suggestions/ changes with this build?
post #2 of 8
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

I am looking into building my first Intel rig. I havent used a Intel CPU since 2000 so switching over from AMD will be interesting.
I mostly game and web browse on my PC which my current system can do just fine, but if my friend buys my rig I will surely upgrade to Intel.
I know an i7 isnt needed for gaming, but I dont see much evidence of CPUs getting any better for gaming for atleast a couple years, so I would rather just buy the "best" CPU and make it last.
As for the PSU, would it be capable of handling 2x Radeon HD 7970s with overclocked CPU/RAM/GPUs in the future? I would think so but I am not 100% sure.
Parts list as follows.
CPU Intel i7 3770K
Motherboard ASUS Maximus V FORMULA
RAM G.Skill TridentX 8GB 2400Mhz
SSD Samsung 830 128GB
Case Corsair 600t Black
PSU Corsair HX750
CPU Cooling Corsair H100
I already have a Radeon HD 7970 and a Samsung spinpoint F3 500GB HDD for storage/ games.
Any suggestions/ changes with this build?

That looks like a very solid build. No problem powering the 2x 7970s with that psu. Can't wait to see the results. biggrin.gif
post #3 of 8
In my opinion there is no change needed. it will be really awesome pc for gaming and any kind of works.
post #4 of 8
This looks like an amazing rig. Also, good choice going to Intel (if you do).
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.9Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 EVGA GTX 980Ti SC 4x 4GB Patriot Viper Xtreme 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD WD Caviar Blue SATA II 640GB EK CPUWB & Rad, Temporary XSPC Pump & Res, All ... Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x 1080p 24" Monitors Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair HX-750 NZXT Lexa S (Highly Modified) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga 2014 Steelseries QCK Kenwood KA-5500 Reciever & (Temporary) ATH-M30X's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom D525 2C/4T 1.8Ghz SuperMicro X7SPE-HF-D525 Integrated - Not Used 2x 2GB DDR3 Sodimms 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
4GB Sata DOM Passive (except for PSU Fan) Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 Jessie PicoPSU 120Watt with 60Watt EDAC Brick 
CaseOther
1U Supermicro DHCP/DNS/Munin 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5 2500k @ 4.9Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP7 EVGA GTX 980Ti SC 4x 4GB Patriot Viper Xtreme 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Intel 520 Series 120GB SSD WD Caviar Blue SATA II 640GB EK CPUWB & Rad, Temporary XSPC Pump & Res, All ... Windows 7 Home Premium 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
3x 1080p 24" Monitors Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Corsair HX-750 NZXT Lexa S (Highly Modified) 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Razer Naga 2014 Steelseries QCK Kenwood KA-5500 Reciever & (Temporary) ATH-M30X's 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Atom D525 2C/4T 1.8Ghz SuperMicro X7SPE-HF-D525 Integrated - Not Used 2x 2GB DDR3 Sodimms 
Hard DriveCoolingOSPower
4GB Sata DOM Passive (except for PSU Fan) Debian GNU/Linux 8.0 Jessie PicoPSU 120Watt with 60Watt EDAC Brick 
CaseOther
1U Supermicro DHCP/DNS/Munin 
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1. Unless you do a lot of video encoding , 3D rendering and run other applications which can utilize 8 threads the i7 is a waste of money. For gaming and browsing a core i5 3570k is more then enough. the money you save can be used to go for a Samsung 830 256 GB SSD. thats really worth it.

2. Also why do you want to spend so much on the motherboard . you could get a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 for 100 bucks lesser.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128558
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post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by raghu78 View Post

1. Unless you do a lot of video encoding , 3D rendering and run other applications which can utilize 8 threads the i7 is a waste of money. For gaming and browsing a core i5 3570k is more then enough. the money you save can be used to go for a Samsung 830 256 GB SSD. thats really worth it.
2. Also why do you want to spend so much on the motherboard . you could get a GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 for 100 bucks lesser.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128558

When it comes to the i7, you are definately correct and I will not argue that. But I am looking into getting the "best" (yes I know) hardware at this time and make it last, much like my 1100T did.

As for the motherboard, the Gigabyte doesn't match the versatility of the Asus motherboard. For example, max support for 1600 RAM when I am interested in using DDR3 >2000Mhz (unnecessary, but I'm already running my 1333 kit at 1920 so I can't see myself downgrading). The Asus also comes with the better audio, which saves me ~$50 on a sound card. I think spending the extra $50 towards the Asus board is a better investment.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by Shaded War View Post

When it comes to the i7, you are definately correct and I will not argue that. But I am looking into getting the "best" (yes I know) hardware at this time and make it last, much like my 1100T did.
As for the motherboard, the Gigabyte doesn't match the versatility of the Asus motherboard. For example, max support for 1600 RAM when I am interested in using DDR3 >2000Mhz (unnecessary, but I'm already running my 1333 kit at 1920 so I can't see myself downgrading). The Asus also comes with the better audio, which saves me ~$50 on a sound card. I think spending the extra $50 towards the Asus board is a better investment.

Obviously it's your build and I don't mean to do anything but provide a little of my own perspective, but I have the 1055T currently, which i can comfortably clock to 4 ghz, just like your 1100T is clocked now. You spent more money for your 1100T and I don't believe many people would argue your processor is any more relevant in today's market than mine. I'm not saying you should get the i5 (my wife is picking one up for me this weekend while at a conference at a hotel that just happened to be NEXT DOOR to a microcenter, such luck!), I'm just saying that buying the top of the line doesn't always mean longevity. Usually in the processor market it means either niche application or diminished returns for those who absolutely have to have the top of the line. The reality is that people generally spend about 30-50% more for hardware that nets them 5-20% increases in speed/power. You could easily pocket the savings and upgrade on a faster cycle and be ahead of the curve each time. But either way have a great time with your build no matter what you decide, I'm sure you'll be extremely pleased either way! thumb.gif
post #8 of 8
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Seems this would be quite a solid build. Hopefully my friend buys my current rig so I can go ahed and do this.
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