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It's time for a change.. All i need is an opinion :) (Suggestions are also welcome)

post #1 of 21
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Introduction & Information:
As a new member of OCN i thought i would start by telling my plans for my next system.

Before i'll post what system i have in mind, i will tell you guys a little about what my everyday tasks is all about.

Primary i use my computer for gaming, that being said i also like to do video rendering as well as working with Photoshop and other photo editing software such as illustrator. The computer is also being used for programming - .lua, .xml, jQuery and more. I do not have a max budget so any system upgrades can be suggested, however have in mind that i don't want to spend extra bucks on things that is not needed for my purpose. One last thing, is that i from time to time do some virtual machine - therefore i'd like to have at least 16GB RAM, i however prefer 32GB smile.gif



I have a few requirements:
  • As silent as possible while still having a windowed side panel.
  • Overclock ready.
  • Support for standard ATX form factor.
  • Case must be water cooling ready.

Here is the system i have in mind:
  • IIntel Core i7-3930K
  • Fractal Design Define R4 Black Pearl. (Windowed)
  • ASUS Sabertooth X79.
  • ASUS Direct CU II GTX 780.
  • Corsair Vengeance Pro Series — 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3 DRAM 2400MHz C10 Memory. (2x8GB Silver and 2x8GB Gold)
  • Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB SSD(for system & games) + 1TB 7200rpm 64mb cache HDD. (for storage of my movies and edited photos)
  • Seasonic 80+ PLATINUM 760W.

Cooling:
  • H220 CPU Liquid Cooling Kit.
  • 6x NF-F12. (2x in pull at the H220 radiator. Rest placed at available fan mount positions)
  • Phobya HeGrease Extreme Thermal Compound on CPU. (Tho going for Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra on the CPU die)

Questions:
  • You think it would be worth upgrading to 2011 socket? Considering that i'm going to Video Renderer by a fair amount.
  • Which GPU Cooler do you think would look nice together with my Sabertooth and my NF-F12's?

Feedback:
  • What could be improved?
  • If you like it, tell me so that i can draw a conclusion from the amount of posts.
  • Anything else worthy to know.



Thank you in advance,
Skylake.

EDIT: Changed from Haswell to 2011.(SB-E)
Edited by Skylake - 8/9/13 at 3:21am
post #2 of 21
Everything looks good.

Upgrading to LGA2011 maybe worth while. You will be able to have 8 RAM slots, and the chice of a hex core CPU. The 3930K are really cheap if you have a microcenter near by.

For the SSD: The Samsung 840 Evo is coming soon, same price as the Evo with improve performance.
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post #3 of 21
No need for platinum 80+ rating PSU or 760W for a single card. A quality 500-600W PSU should suffice for your components when overclocked. 760W would be more ideal for SLI 780 with mild overclocks.

HDD choose the WD Caviar Blue 1TB hdd. It is a single 1 TB density platter (WD10EZEX model).

Socket 2011 would be great for your needs, only if you can afford it.
Edited by aznpersuazn - 8/8/13 at 12:28pm
post #4 of 21
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Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Everything looks good.

Upgrading to LGA2011 maybe worth while. You will be able to have 8 RAM slots, and the chice of a hex core CPU. The 3930K are really cheap if you have a microcenter near by.

For the SSD: The Samsung 840 Evo is coming soon, same price as the Evo with improve performance.

Seems interesting, i might switch to 2011 - or maybe i should wait for the 3910k to arrive to the market? smile.gif 8 RAM slots leaves me a lot of headroom for my virtual machine purpose - definitely a big plus.
I see that the Evo is also in a 1TB version.. Maybe just buy one 1TB and then leave the system completely free of Hard Drives?
post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by Skylake View Post

Seems interesting, i might switch to 2011 - or maybe i should wait for the 3910k to arrive to the market? smile.gif 8 RAM slots leaves me a lot of headroom for my virtual machine purpose - definitely a big plus.
I see that the Evo is also in a 1TB version.. Maybe just buy one 1TB and then leave the system completely free of a HDD?

You will have to worry about drop in performance when you begin to run out of space on that 1TB SSD. In addition, 1TB SSD will be expensive compared to a 1TB HDD.
post #6 of 21
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

No need for platinum 80+ rating PSU or 760W for a single card. A quality 500-600W PSU should suffice for your components when overclocked. 760W would be more ideal for SLI 780 with mild overclocks.

HDD choose the WD Caviar Blue 1TB hdd. It is a single 1 TB density platter (WD10EZEX model).

Socket 2011 would be great for your needs, only if you can afford it.

I chose the 760 Watt in order to be "future proof".. As i might upgrade with another GTX 780 someway along the road - however i know that 650watt or maybe even less would be enough for such purpose but i'd like to leave some headroom as well.. The 760 watt can be used in many systems ahead and therefore my pick. The 550 wattage from Seasonic was the first PSU that striked me, but i then decided to think in a bit longer terms.

Thanks for your input tho smile.gif

EDIT: The WD Caviar Blue was the drive i had in mind in the first place smile.gif Ty though smile.gif
Edited by Skylake - 8/8/13 at 12:47pm
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by aznpersuazn View Post

You will have to worry about drop in performance when you begin to run out of space on that 1TB SSD. In addition, 1TB SSD will be expensive compared to a 1TB HDD.

As mentioned price is no biggie - really.. All i'm looking for is top notch performance for my usage smile.gif However i see the problem with the drop of the SSDs performance and that i would probably just stick with my first pick. Since the HDD would only be used for storage of movies, photos and such i doubt it would make much of noise either.
post #8 of 21
Why spend so much money and not get the newest CPU thumb.gif

If you can wait, wait until Intel releases the Ivy-E in September-ish.

Also, even though there will be no new chipset for LGA2011, there might be newer and improved mobos for LGA2011 when ivy-e comes out.

I heard the current LGA2011 mobos are crappy except for the ASUS one.
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post #9 of 21
The Cooler Master V is the same PSU as the AX760 but its much cheaper so why not get that one?
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AudioAudioAudioAudio
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post #10 of 21
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheLAWNOOB View Post

Why spend so much money and not get the newest CPU

Your probably right, i'm gonna head over to socket 2011 smile.gif Maybe the Intel Core i7-3970X?
Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The Cooler Master V is the same PSU as the AX760 but its much cheaper so why not get that one?

Hmm, i'll have a look at it.. Just always had very good experience with Seasonic smile.gif (In fact i never tried any other PSU brand, except for some Corsair products that used Seasonic as OEM) Cooler Master V is Seasonic OEM? smile.gif
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