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Upgrade Computer ~$1200 - Review and Suggest

post #1 of 30
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I am planning to build a new computer for myself. Primary use would be running heavy software like Oracle, Sql Server, VS 2012 on VMs on Windows Server. I would also install Windows 7 for games.

My budget is ~$1200. I have come up with the following, possibly for black friday.


Processor
4770k OR wait for release of 4930k. Is it worth the extra money?


Motherboard
ASUS Maximus VI Hero (for the 4770k)
If i decide 4930k then which would be best? The max I would go is SLI or Crossfire i.e. 2 gfx cards.


RAM
32GB (4x8GB) @2400 (not sure yet, which brand but thinking about G Skill or Corsair)


Casing
NZXT Phantom 630
CM Storm Series Trooper
Level 10 GT (a bit expensive for me)
CM HAF X


CPU Cooler
Corsair Hydro H80i or H100i
Antec Kuhler H2O 920
CM Seidon 240M
NZXT Kraken X60/X40


I am planning on using my existing Corsair 750W PSU, XFX 5870 and OCZ SSD.

Below is what I have come up with so far.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vl9O

What do you guys think? I would highly appreciate your comments.
Edited by German1234 - 8/23/13 at 9:13am
post #2 of 30
are you near a micro centeR?
post #3 of 30
Thread Starter 
Yes, I can go to one in Boston, MA.
post #4 of 30
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vkwZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vkwZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vkwZ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $810.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 11:34 EDT-0400)

if you need 32 gb this

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vkz7
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vkz7/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1vkz7/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($249.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z77 MPOWER ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($175.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($231.56 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.50 @ Amazon)
Total: $942.02
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-23 11:36 EDT-0400)
Edited by PontiacGTX - 8/23/13 at 8:36am
post #5 of 30
How much space does your solid state drive have? 32 GB of memory would end up consuming 64 GB due to the Page File and the Hibernation file.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #6 of 30
Thread Starter 
I disable hybernation and turn off pagination for faster response. It has never caused any issues. I have OCZ 128GB Vertex series.
post #7 of 30
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Thanks PontiacGTX but I am more interested in hearing about the best hardware that I could get instead of focusing on the pricing aspects...
post #8 of 30
4770k is only 3 to 7 percent better than i7 3770k so i would save 70 usd for that 3 to 7 percent and you are still saving 200 usd in whole budget for future upgrades likes hd 7950 for 200 usd
post #9 of 30
Which Corsair 750 watts do you have?

Hope its not a CX
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
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Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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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 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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post #10 of 30
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I forgot which one it was. It is actually OCZ GameXStream 700W, but it had got great reviews back in 2007 when I bought it. I would hope that it would work fine with the new system.

Btw, people have recommended me 3770k over 4770k because its $30 cheaper in Microcenter. Do you guys think its worth the save?

I dont change my processors very often. So, I am thinking of 4930k when its released. The current processor is Q6600 which I bought in 2007. Do you think i should go for 4930k since I may not change for another 5 years?
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