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Hi folks, im unsure this is the right place to ask but given its advise on Intel this seemed the most appropriate place to start smile.gif

I was planning to drop £500+( if funds come in as planned ) on a new GTX780 gpu , but given Intel's latest cpu release i figured it might be wiser to invest in some hardware that will offer me maximum performance per £. I know a GTX780 would be a very nice addition to my rig , but something inside me says to stop and think about overall performance and future investment/performance.

My current setup works very well for the things i like to do, and a GTX780 would definitely boost my gaming fps as well as other areas i use gpu power for. But as i mentioned, would i be wiser to invest in a Haswell setup ?

So should i go for GTX780 with current Rig or go with one of the following setups and invest in a GTX770 a little later >>>

Here's a couple of ideas i like the look of....

Build 1

Intel i5 4670K
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 Micro ATX
Corsair Dominator Platinum 16Gb 1866Mhz

£535 Approx

Build 2

Intel i7 4770K
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 or other ???
Corsair Dominator Platinum 8Gb

£527 Approx

Im urging on the side of the 4770K build but both are on the table XD

Check below for current specs. To save time replying later here are my PC use's >

Gaming @ 1920x1200 24" GTX680 2Gb Superclocked ( Metro LL, Crysis 3 , BF3 , BL2, NFS, Simcity 2013 ,Skyrim etc )

Adobe CS6 After Effects & Sony Vegas Pro 12 ( Occasional Adobe Illustrator work too ), Magix Music MX Production, and BOINC

Time spent between Gaming & Video Work around 50/50.

Id appreciate your advise folks as to whether im thinking on the right path and also if the parts ive picked would work well or if there are any alternatives which are better biggrin.gif
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post #2 of 9
Get some cheaper RAM and opt for 4770K, 4 extra threads should be good for work and may help in certain games.

Also, GTX770 is not an upgrade from GTX680, they are essentially the same...
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4770k and some cheaper faster 2400 memory
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Just go with the GTX 780.
     
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Well i could always use the ram i have atm or get some Samsung Green ram. As far as motherboard im between the G1 Sniper or the Asus Sabertooth with armour, though i favour Asus as ive been using Asus boards for over 10 years now. Yes the GTX770 is just a GTX680 on steroids, despite no big performance increase's i prefer the way it looks, the little extra boost & new features are merely a bonus.

Just going for a GTX780 is REALLY tempting, but looking at the reviews and stats of the 4770ks performance compared to my 8350, it seems to make more sense. I hate decisions like this lol.

Cheaper & faster ram definitely makes more sense, any recommendations based on the two mobo's above ? ( preferably if they match the aesthetic of the mobo's )
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Well i just pulled the plug on a Haswell setup , which hopefully shall improve overall performance all round.

I don't plan on any major overclocking so i didn't feel the need for a uber expensive OC board, but i did invest in a Corsair 110 cooler to help should i wish to experiment. I also went with some 2133Mhz 8Gb memory kit as i plan to sell my old setup as a whole package.

So here is what i went with >

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Motherboard

i7 4770k Intel CPU

Kingston 8Gb ( 2x 4Gb ) 2133Mhz Beast series ram

Corsair H110 - 280mm Hydro cooler ( i figure this will work better than my H100 )

Once i have the kit and im up and running i will post back here or new thread with results on how it performs ( should be interesting V FX8350 ).

( Thanks munaim for moving me to correct thread biggrin.gif )
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I just bought that same mobo + CPU yesterday locally and it's fantastic. Moved up from an old Phenom X4 9850 and the CPU is just night and day faster... now I need to replace my dated GPUs...
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Originally Posted by Go Gators! View Post

I just bought that same mobo + CPU yesterday locally and it's fantastic. Moved up from an old Phenom X4 9850 and the CPU is just night and day faster... now I need to replace my dated GPUs...

So im not alone in my choice of kit Yay XD My move from AMD FX to Intel Haswell should be interesting, but yours is certainly going to fly thumb.gif
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