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Hi All:

Okay, here are the components of my build:

Cooler Master Cosmos II Full Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case
ASUS P9X79 WS Socket 2011 X79 CEB Intel Server Motherboard
Corsair Professional Series Gold 1200 Watt High Performance Fully Modular ATX PSU
Intel Core i7 3930K 3.2GHz LGA 2011 Boxed Processor
Corsair Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty Champion with I/O Front Port
Western Digital WD Black 2TB 7,200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive WD2002FAEX - O...
Lite-On HSB112-04 12x Blu-ray Burner
Samsung 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 256GB SATA 6.0Gb/s 2.5" Internal Solid State Dri...
ASUS GTXTITAN-6GD5 GeForce GTX Titan XT PCIe 3.0 x16 Video Card
Windows 7 Ultimate 64
Dell 2405FPW Monitor

I'm undecided which mobo to use. I have purchased the WS, but I'm leaning towards Deluxe. Any thoughts on Pro's and Cons you can offer will help me decide.

Going to also replace sound card with Creative ZXR series.

PC Use is Gaming, Photography, Music, Home use.
post #2 of 28
you know you are building an overkill for games right? literally there are people maxing out games on 1080P with build having the price of your GPU only.
anyways if that's what you want to spend it's good for you smile.gif ... and i would say get the WS.. has so much good reviews and overall a nice built mobo.
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post #3 of 28
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Overkill how? One would aspire to add all the components they would like to have for use, as well as getting the best components in their respective function for completing an ultimate rig to withstand future upgrades and compatibility. Cost can only get in the way of component selection. However, that being said I did start looking at cost towards the end when I started second guessing certain components. Just to see how it offset one another. Are you recommending any changes?
post #4 of 28
the CPU Is too much for gaming.. the 3770K will be a wiser choice. and it will still be fine for 2-3 years with good OC and cooling.
A titan? Really that's 1000USD gpu. and you are using a single monitor? a 7970GHZ edition on 3GBRam will be fine maxing out everything is on 1080p and a single monitor. even if you plan for multi mointors a 7970 in crossfire will be as equal as a titan for 100$ less.
1200W power supply is too much if you are not going with these configuration. a 850W is plenty and has a lot of headroom for overclocking and more cards

The issue "Gaming" is not fully optimized with Hyper threading. YET. so if you ever get the 3770K and games starts utilizing the 4 + 4 Cores you will still be able to run those games.

Other point to consider is that there is a new generation of intel coming in june it's called Haswell. and we all know that first generation of the new intel are somehow dodgy.

So if i were you i would get the 3770K and wait for second generation Haswell in 2 years and if you ever felt you gpu power isn't enough. get another card.

the whole build won't exceed 1500USD and it will be sufficient to live for at least two years.
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Here's my deal. Experience has taught me better to have and not need, than to need and and not have. In the past I have upgraded a gpu or memory only to find the CPU was still weak. I don't want that this time out. I don't want to sit on the cusp of OCing and worry about not making to the high end of the spectrum. Am I missing something?
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There is no such thing as too much CPU performance, but Titan. I would only suggest Titan if you basically need surround 3D setup, and the only way to get enough FPS is to run 4-way SLI of Titans lol. However, I don't think that's the issue.

The thing with GPUs is that next generation is almost twice as fast as previous. That's not the case with CPUs which are around 20% faster. So if you can keep CPU for years, GPUs get outdated quite fast. They also cost a lot.

Saying that unless you need that extra performance for some ultra high resolution setup, get 2 670s or 680s since it'll be much better "investment."

Or get a single 680 and then upgrade your GPU when GTX7xx come out. In either case, that's a better way to go unless you absolutely need that extra performance.
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The sli 670/680s was my original setup. Then I was going to do dual 690's. Then I read on the new Titan and would do sli titans. Your thoughts on dual 690's?
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Well do you actually need that extra performance, or you've got some money to waste lol?

Add another 2 680s to your 680SLI, and go 4-way, but Titans in SLI will probably give better performance due to SLI being broken in some games. It's really hard to say.
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All these components are already purchased. They're sitting in boxes waiting for me to assemble. When I said original setup, I meant my original plan for gpu's to be installed. Not money to waste. When you buy a Ferrari, you don't necessarily have to go top speed, but it sure is nice to know you can if you have / want to wink.gif just want to be prepared prior to unwrapping, in the event I have to return a component because I changed my mind. Are 690's becoming obsolete?
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I was in the same position, including looking into the RIVE motherboard. I ended up going with the deluxe because I like the additional connections I get with the board. The rear I/O has more USB 3.0 ports. I made my decision purely on the fact the deluxe offeres me more of what I want!
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