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So I'm convinced. Intel has been performing better than AMD. I am going to be upgrading my current setup to the Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X .

My current setup is in my signature below.

These are the parts I have lined up for my next build:

Cooler Master Cosmos II Black Full Tower ATX Case
Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition 3960X
Asus Rampage IV Extreme S2011
Patriot DDR3 64GB 2133MHz (8x8GB) Quad Memory PV332G186C0QK
Corsair AX1200i 1200 Watt Power Supply Unit
ASUS GeForce GTX 690 4GB
Corsair H100 Liquid CPU Hydro Series CPU Cooler
And I'll be using my existing hard drives.

Anyone have any comments or advice on this build.
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post #2 of 11
Will you be using the i7 to it's potential? If not, it's a waste of money.
Overpriced MoBo.
No need for that amount of RAM, 8GB is fine, 16GB if you 3D model etc.
Get two 7970's instead.
post #3 of 11
Just wanted to say, great choice.

I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy and I went from a 1090t @ 4.2 to this 2500K and it's awesome, I'll never go back.


Also, you might want to consider 2x 680's or 2x 7970's rather than a 690.
     
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If it's a gaming rig, and you are trying to take advantage of the PCI-e lanes by going with the 2011 socket. You'd be better off with 3930K. That would save you $500 right there. You'd also be fine with a nice ASRock board too, could save you some more money right there. Ram wise, if you really want the 16 gb, you can get 16 gb of 1866 G.SKILL Z Ripjaws (Quad Channel) for $94 and it will be more than enough ram/speed.

If you want to stick with NVDIA, just grab two 680's (or two 670's [basically same performance]) and SLI them (Gigabyte, EVGA). If you plan on getting a 1440p or 1600p Resolution monitor in the near future, grab the 4GB variations of them instead of the 2GB. I'd also change the Power Supply to a Seasonic X-Series, you can get an X-1050w for $199 and it will be more than powerful enough for your entire rig.

With the money you saved from these changes, you can grab 2 Samsung 840 or 830 series SSD's and make one your OS/Progs drive and another your Games drive.
post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by Mhyles View Post

Will you be using the i7 to it's potential? If not, it's a waste of money.
Overpriced MoBo.
No need for that amount of RAM, 8GB is fine, 16GB if you 3D model etc.
Get two 7970's instead.
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Originally Posted by EpicAMDGamer View Post

Just wanted to say, great choice.
I used to be a die hard AMD fanboy and I went from a 1090t @ 4.2 to this 2500K and it's awesome, I'll never go back.
Also, you might want to consider 2x 680's or 2x 7970's rather than a 690.

I will be using the i7 as far as it will let me with video editing, gaming and run some programs I wrote for the games to try to turn a profit:thumb:
And for that, I would need to multibox a few windows.
The motherboard is overpriced, however, I likes my ASUS Crosshair IV Formula for my current machine, thats why I made that decision.
I own a computer repair store, so I often pull out clients hard drives to run check disk, and that will take every available kb or ram that it can.
And I'm a diehard Nvidia fan, I have never owned any ATI cards in my life. And I'm scared to try it out hahah.
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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

If it's a gaming rig, and you are trying to take advantage of the PCI-e lanes by going with the 2011 socket. You'd be better off with 3930K. That would save you $500 right there. You'd also be fine with a nice ASRock board too, could save you some more money right there. Ram wise, if you really want the 16 gb, you can get 16 gb of 1866 G.SKILL Z Ripjaws (Quad Channel) for $94 and it will be more than enough ram/speed.
If you want to stick with NVDIA, just grab two 680's (or two 670's [basically same performance]) and SLI them (Gigabyte, EVGA). If you plan on getting a 1440p or 1600p Resolution monitor in the near future, grab the 4GB variations of them instead of the 2GB. I'd also change the Power Supply to a Seasonic X-Series, you can get an X-1050w for $199 and it will be more than powerful enough for your entire rig.
With the money you saved from these changes, you can grab 2 Samsung 840 or 830 series SSD's and make one your OS/Progs drive and another your Games drive.

Money is not an issue, this is more for bragging rights than anything. I figured I might as well get the best of the best stuff, no matter what the cost. I want true performance with all the newest stuff.
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Money is not an issue, this is more for bragging rights than anything. I figured I might as well get the best of the best stuff, no matter what the cost. I want true performance with all the newest stuff.

Yeah, but spending the most money doesn't necessarily translate to better performance. Especially considering what you are going to use it for.
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Ok, then the absolute best, fastest build, from the ground up. If anyone has some suggestions, I would love to hear it. Then I'll order all the stuff and put up some build pics and performance tests for ya.
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Might as well get the H100i rather then the H100. You'll be able to use Corsair Link with your AX1200i and the H100i.
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I'm thinking of buying this case, it looks pretty cool haha. And its already got all the liquid cool stuff in it.

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/14814/cst-1264/Custom_SilverStone_Temjin_TJ09_Tower_Case_w_Full_Bolt-On_Window_Black_-_Dual_Loop_Edition.html?tl=g45c259s658
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