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Originally Posted by Jtvd78 View Post

Someone above recommended an ASRock board. I was under the impression that ASRock made cheap/Low quality boards.

ASRock is a sub company of ASUS. They're actually competing against ASUS boards as of currently.
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post #12 of 35
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Originally Posted by bdenpaka View Post

ASRock is a sub company of ASUS. They're actually competing against ASUS boards as of currently.

Source please? I am almost 100% sure this isn't true, they split off in 2010. Although yes, their boards are good and they do compete with ASUS.
Edited by KeyboardXpert - 2/18/13 at 3:12pm
post #13 of 35
This build is much overkill, I'd go with i7 3770K + Gigabyte Z77X-UD3H + 16GB of DDR3 and an HD 7950 (they're 2x better than Kepler for GPGPU also they have 3GB of memory and better bandwidth) and save the rest. Like this:

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($83.98 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($297.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 Full (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1358.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-18 18:09 EST-0500)

Honestly, 32GB of memory and X79 is crazy for those usages. 8GB is the norm, but I've thrown in 16GB for Photoshop and multitasking.

Also, Windows 8 is cheaper and you get a full license not an OEM. If you don't like the Modern UI just use Classic Shell.
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ASRock is a sub company of ASUS.

No, they're owned by Pegatron.
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post #14 of 35
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ASRock is a sub company of ASUS. They're actually competing against ASUS boards as of currently.
Was. They are separate companies.
Edited by Fr33kill - 2/18/13 at 3:16pm
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post #15 of 35
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Originally Posted by adridu59 View Post

No, they're owned by Pegatron.

Wrong. Pegatron split off AsusTek in 2010(unless you are referring to just asrock, not asus and asrock).
Edited by Fr33kill - 2/18/13 at 3:18pm
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post #16 of 35
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Wrong. Pegatron split off AsusTek in 2010(unless you are referring to just asrock, not asus and asrock).

This has got to be the most confusing tech conversation I have every been privy to. biggrin.gif
post #17 of 35
for $3500, you could get 3 7970 or 4 7950's if you want epicness. I struggle to recommend anything from the green team this gen for price/performance reasons.
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post #18 of 35
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Originally Posted by alcal View Post

for $3500, you could get 3 7970 or 4 7950's if you want epicness. I struggle to recommend anything from the green team this gen for price/performance reasons.

Really? I thought the GTX660 was pretty good in this category.
post #19 of 35
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Really? I thought the GTX660 was pretty good in this category.

It is. The 7950 will outperform it, but it is mucho more money.
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post #20 of 35
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Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post

It is. The 7950 will outperform it, but it is mucho more money.

Which one? The 7950?
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