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This is a purely hypothetical, unlimited budget scenario.

Could you guys, no holds barred, pull this rig apart and suggest improvements/ anything constructive?

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Storage

OS/ Games: 240GB Intel 520 Series SSD - £212 - Ebuyer X2 in RAID1

File Storage: Toshiba 2TB DT01ACA - £70 - Ebuyer X2 in RAID1

Motherboard

AsRock Z87 Extreme 4 - £140 Ebuyer

Processor

Intel 4770K - £270 Ebuyer

Memory

32GB G.Skill TridentX - No Price

Graphics

Gigabyte GTX Titan OC - £1770 Ebuyer X2 in SLI

Power

Corsair AX1200i 1200W - £230 Ebuyer

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Total Cost:(excluding RAM) £2,974

Thanks Guys!
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If you got the cash for dual titans, i'd advice you to go X79 and buy a 3930K or better because of the extra PCI-E lanes and higher performance.
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Originally Posted by Imprezzion View Post

If you got the cash for dual titans, i'd advice you to go X79 and buy a 3930K or better because of the extra PCI-E lanes and higher performance.

As in a Sabertooth X79? I'm not up to speed on the latest with Haswell info, but wouldn't it be better to go for a Haswell chip for the architecture gains and the faster clock speeds?

This is purely a gaming build, thanks for the info!
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X79, considering the higher cost of entry, only makes sense when you are looking at Tri or Quad SLI. Since this is for two Titans, Haswell will be just fine.

Honestly, you could get away with a quality 750 or 850W power supply, but the AX1200 is a very capable unit in its own right.

All in all, you've got a quality build there. thumb.gif
     
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I would *hypothetically* swap the 32GB of 1600MHz RAM for 16GB or some faster RAM and use the rest of the money for a different mobo.

Nvm, it's pretty fast haha rolleyes.gif

For storage I'd go for WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives
Edited by JambonJovi - 9/7/13 at 8:37am
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Originally Posted by covert ash View Post

X79, considering the higher cost of entry, only makes sense when you are looking at Tri or Quad SLI. Since this is for two Titans, Haswell will be just fine.

Honestly, you could get away with a quality 750 or 850W power supply, but the AX1200 is a very capable unit in its own right.

All in all, you've got a quality build there. thumb.gif

I know Haswell's new but have any chipsets set themselves apart as being particularly good for gaming yet? Or even just better in terms of performance than the others?

I picked the 1200 just incase of future expansion and also because of it's 80+ Platinum rating.

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Originally Posted by JambonJovi View Post

I would *hypothetically* swap the 32GB of 1600MHz RAM for 16GB or some faster RAM and use the rest of the money for a different mobo.

Nvm, it's pretty fast haha rolleyes.gif

For storage I'd go for WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives

I'll have a look at those thanks!
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