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Good morning there; my current rig is the one of my signature.

My budget is 3364 US$ and i'm goin to buy everything from amazon.com itself + free shipping. I have planned two specs:

SPEC 1

Video Card: GTX 780 EVGA reference x 2 - 1300 $
CPU: INTEL 3930k - 568 $
MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH X79 - 314 $
RAM: 32GB RAM CORSAIR VENGEANCE - 288 $
COOLING: CORSAIR H100I - 95 $
PSU: CORSAIR AX1200 - 264 $
CASE: CORSAIR C70 BLACK - 110 $

This would let me 426 $ not enough for a new monitor (ASUS PB278Q - 554$) so i could buy other stuffs (maybe Keyboard Corsair K95 -140 $, Gamin Mouse M95 - 80$) and 200$ for video games, or pick more expensive motherboard or more ram.


SPEC 2

Video Card: GTX 780 EVGA reference x 2 - 1300 $
CPU: INTEL 3570k - 220 $
MOBO: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 - 225

RAM: 32GB RAM CORSAIR VENGEANCE - 288 $
COOLING: CORSAIR H100I - 95 $
PSU: CORSAIR AX1200I - 280 $
CASE: CORSAIR C70 BLACK - 110 $

This would let me 794 $ from where i can buy the ASUS monitor and let 240 $ to spend on:

* Better MOBO: Gigabyte Sniper 5 (Green Black theme matching GPU and posibilty of expansion for a third or four GTX 780) and a better case Corsair AIR 540 (Better window , better airflow, innovative) and 70 for some video games.

or

* Keyboard Corsair K95 -140 $, Gamin Mouse M95 - 80$ and 20 $ for nothing.


CONSIDERATIONS:


* I'm putting a big part of budget on Video Cards, since my main goal is to play Metro or Crysis 3 Maxed out and smooth for once in my life.

* I have read many posts and forums, many have contradictory opinions, most persons think that to buy Hexa Core system is a total waste since games don't use the extra cores, but times are changing and we are already hearing about games made for muti cores (AMD multi core on console games) and battlefield 3 use multi cores on Multiplayer. Also people say that when multicores finally make benefits on games, whatever if buy 3930K or 4770K both will become obsolete at that time. It's a valid point.

Edited by Sujeto 1 - 8/18/13 at 7:24am
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UP!
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I'd go with the first build but ditch the 1200W PSU which is major overkill. Get a nice 850W and with the money you would save you could get the monitor that you want. You could also save some cash by going with 16gb of ram for now and updating later if 32gb ever becomes necessary for gaming.
Edited by rubicsphere - 8/18/13 at 7:39am
    
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I'd go with the first build but ditch the 1200W PSU which is major overkill. Get a nice 850W and with the money you would save you could get the monitor that you want. You could also save some cash by going with 16gb of ram for now and updating later if 32gb ever becomes necessary for gaming.
Ok but with the 1200 PSU i will have room for a third GTX 780 when games require, right?
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It sounds like you're considering 3930K/X79 because of games that MIGHT be multi-core optimized, 2-3 years from now. That's as reasonable plan if you have plenty of money and don't mine spending a $700+ premium for games that don't quite exist yet.

32GB of RAM is WAY overkill for any gaming platform. I would recommend stepping down to 16GB on a X79 platform (4x 4GB DIMMS) or 2x 8GB DIMMs on a Z77/Z87.

I would not personally invest in a Z77/3570K at this stage in the game. If you're going to go midrange Intel platform, at least get a Haswell CPU and Socket 1150. Socket 1155 still has a lot of support today, but it's a dead end as far as future upgradability is concerned. At least with Socket 1150 you might be able to get the next generation midrange CPU in that socket. Intel typically has done 2 or 3 refreshes per socket, I'd be surprised if Socket 1150 just gets a single Haswell generation CPU.

AX1200i is a fine power supply, but way more power than you'll need with two GTX 780 and a mildly overclocked CPU. An AX860i would more than do the job if you like the CorsairLink enabled PSU. There are several other choices in the 800-1000W range that are a lot less money than the AX1200i. Yes, Tri-SLI is a compatibility choice, if you think you MIGHT go with three GTX 780 in the future, then the AX1200i starts making more sense. And X79 starts making more sense too, since it has 40 PCie lanes. You can't run more than two GTX 780 on ANY Z77 or Z87 board unless it has a PLX switch on-board, which the Sabertooth does not.


Greg
Edited by hammong - 8/18/13 at 8:08am
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It sounds like you're considering 3930K/X79 because of games that MIGHT be multi-core optimized, 2-3 years from now. That's as reasonable plan if you have plenty of money and don't mine spending a $700+ premium for games that don't quite exist yet.

32GB of RAM is WAY overkill for any gaming platform. I would recommend stepping down to 16GB on a X79 platform (4x 4GB DIMMS) or 2x 8GB DIMMs on a Z77/Z87.

I would not personally invest in a Z77/3570K at this stage in the game. If you're going to go midrange Intel platform, at least get a Haswell CPU and Socket 1150. Socket 1155 still has a lot of support today, but it's a dead end as far as future upgradability is concerned. At least with Socket 1150 you might be able to get the next generation midrange CPU in that socket. Intel typically has done 2 or 3 refreshes per socket, I'd be surprised if Socket 1150 just gets a single Haswell generation CPU.

AX1200i is a fine power supply, but way more power than you'll need with two GTX 780 and a mildly overclocked CPU. An AX860i would more than do the job if you like the CorsairLink enabled PSU. There are several other choices in the 800-1000W range that are a lot less money than the AX1200i. Yes, Tri-SLI is a compatibility choice, if you think you MIGHT go with three GTX 780 in the future, then the AX1200i starts making more sense. And X79 starts making more sense too, since it has 40 PCie lanes. You can't run more than two GTX 780 on ANY Z77 or Z87 board unless it has a PLX switch on-board, which the Sabertooth does not.


Greg
Wow i didn't know that thing about Z77/Z87 not able to run more than two GTX 780, that's an opportune information thanks, then if i choose Z87 platform i could get just the AX 860i PSU since i'll never have the chance to make tri sli. In the other hand if i choose X79 platform imo it's quite mandatory i buy AX 1200 for a 3 Way Sli on future.

Edited: wait, this link http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4487#sp says that Gigabyte Sniper 5 can support till 4 way sli.

The why i say Z77 it's because it's perfomance is almost the same as Z87, but Z77 is a tested technology while Z87 has still issues with USB 3.0 and Bioses. Don't want to take risks.
Edited by Sujeto 1 - 8/18/13 at 6:25pm
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I would wait to see hd 9xxx performance amd price but in cpu performance i would go with 4930k
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Edited: wait, this link http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4487#sp says that Gigabyte Sniper 5 can support till 4 way sli..

The Sniper 5 has a PLX PCIE switch on it that shares bandwidth between all of the PCIe slots. That's how it's able to support Quad SLI on a Zx7 chipset. It's also $400 because of the PLX switch.

Greg
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I would wait to see hd 9xxx performance amd price but in cpu performance i would go with 4930k
9XXX is quite far to the end of this year, 4930k will be just 5 - 10% on improvment, not worth waiting, i'm getting used to be dissapointed at Intel. I ratter buy 3930K which is a tested techonlogy.
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