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post #1 of 20
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hello all, i'm not really new to custom PC builds as i built my current one in 2009... but i'm about to spend about $1600 on a new gear and i joined because i may need some insight on overclocking the new build.

Current:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932
Motherboard: EVGA 141-BL-E757-TR ATX X58 SLI LE
CPU: Intel Core i7 920 w/ stock heatsink
RAM: 6gb DDR3 1333
PSU: Corsair 750w
GPU: Geforce gts 250

upgrading to:

Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
CPU: Intel core i7-3930k
CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Seidon 240M RL-S24M-24PK-R1 Water Cooler
GPU:

EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680

or

EVGA Superclocked, Signature 2 02G-P4-2687-KR GeForce GTX 680


can't decide between the two... i'm probably gonna go with the one with 4gb memory. any insight would be welcome.


i asked a couple people about upgrading my RAM but they both said it shouldn't make too much of a difference and i could use the ram i currently have with no issues.


also i'm open for suggestions for better liquid CPU cooler if it really matters... i was planning to get a corsair h110 or h90 but i decided to go with the one that i know would work with my case.
Edited by DasMuse - 3/30/13 at 4:44pm
post #2 of 20
You could really save a lot of money by going with an I-5 and a decent 1155 board, depending on your uses for it, the performance would be nearly the same. As for the Watercooling unit, it really depends more on the size of the rad, and not the brand.

Edit: Also, I forgot to mention that the 4gb version of the 680 is really good for extremely high resolution monitors, or for very highly modded games( i.e. textures), otherwise just save the cash as the performance on most standard 1080p monitors is identical.
Edited by Tartar - 3/30/13 at 4:55pm
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post #3 of 20
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honestly, i'm not planning on doing anything too extensive with it... i'm not even that much of a gamer, though i do plan to play some newer games with the new build. i just don't want to go cheap because i would like this build to last without being majorly obsolete too quickly.

i've looked into it but the difference between 1155 and 2011 is still somewhat vague to me... i'm just going with the one that will likely be used more in the future. i figured that with 2011 i would have better luck upgrading the cpu down the road without having to get a new motherboard as well.

on another note, i do A LOT of multitasking with my current rig, and it doesn't handle it well most of the time, it is getting up there in age but i blame myself mostly for its degradation since my stupid @$$ forgot to re-apply thermal paste numerous times (a mistake i don't need to be reminded about again) ... so anyway i assumed with more cores i would get better stability.

also the radiator on the cooler master liquid cooler is bigger than the h110 so i'm just gonna go with the cooler master. thank you for your insight.
Edited by DasMuse - 3/30/13 at 5:10pm
post #4 of 20
I just thought I would mention it, really sounds like you may want to wait for 2 months to go with a new Haswell build. The new procs are supposed to be released in June and are supposedly going to be about 10% faster than current gen.
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post #5 of 20
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i had no idea... i guess i'll have to reconsider.
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Yeah, you should definitely google haswell,and do a little reading, it really wont be too much longer and you would easily be able to get a really good board and an I-7 for the price of the 3930k. My advie would be to wait and grab the new Videocard to play with in the interim. At any rate, best of luck on your new build!!
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post #7 of 20
Or you could wait for haswell and then buy a used LGA 1155 motherboard and CPU for cheap from one of the suckers that jumped on LGA 1150 early
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal 
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post #8 of 20
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i am reading the wiki about haswell at the moment... i'm guessing the extra 2 cores in the 3930k don't make as big of a difference i thought they did. as for the video card, i've considered buying it now, but my current processor can't handle much of a load, it seizes on me frequently if i do too much, and i assume high-end games will be no different regardless of the video card... i edited my original reply to say that i blame myself for the degradation of my current cpu because of the numerous times i forgot to re-apply thermal paste (i have earlier in the week, but i fear its too late now). either way this thing is seemingly on its last legs... i had to dial down the clock speed from 20 to 18 to get it to stop seizing on me before windows even finishes starting up, which happens probably 1/5 times i start it up. which is why i'm weary to wait, but i'll definitely read into haswell more before making my decision.
post #9 of 20
What Corsair PSU is it you have?
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal 
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x2 Dali Opticon 2 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Sennheiser HD 598 Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal 
AudioOtherOther
x2 Dali Opticon 2 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #10 of 20
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http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-750TX-750-Watt-Certified-compatible/dp/B000X2677A

i provided the amazon link because there is an upgraded version of this psu that came out in 2011 and thats NOT the one i have.

i was considering getting a new one, maybe a 850w... but given the requirements of the gear i listed in the first post i didn't think it would be necessary.
Edited by DasMuse - 3/30/13 at 5:47pm
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