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Working on two systems at once ivy/haswell and need some advice

post #1 of 5
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Okay so it goes like this I have a gaming machine (the one in my sig 3570k/gtx 670) and I have a music/server pc (i3-550 running freebsd)

I got a really nice deal on a haswell mobo so I decided to buy it.

I was thinking of just buying a 4670k and swapping that and the z87 mobo in to my gaming machine. Then I would swap the 3570k z77 mobo in to the i3 machine's case and maybe re-use the psu. I am not entirely sure on that yet.

I have worked up a parts list for some stuff I'm considering buying. Note the stuff that Is marked as purchased I already own.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1ARHu


I am not entirely sure if all of this is a good idea. The gaming machine runs great so the upgrade to that would be barely noticeable i'm sure.... The reason I really want to upgrade is the i3 550 machine I want to use the better sound of the alc 898 codec instead of the ALC 268 on the H55 mobo I'm currently using.

I realize the answer people will come to is why not just by an asus xonar or something for a sound upgrade? Because I don't think it is supported on freebsd or linux and I really want to stick with *nix for my home server/music pc. I really don't like windows and I already have to use it on my gaming pc.

Any advice appreciated. I am also wondering if waiting till black friday makes any sense? I'm guessing it doesn't since intel never has sales on their processors anyway
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Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
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CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
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Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Gskill 4x4gb @ 1600mhz Samsung Evo 120gb Samsung Evo 120gb 2TB Seagate Game storage drive  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
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Logitech G400 steel series qck Logitech G430 
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post #2 of 5
Unless the music server rig isnt cutting it anymore I personally wouldnt buy the parts. $300 is a lot of money if its not a necessary upgrade.

Like you say, the 3570k to 4670k is not a big upgrade at all, maybe 5% tops. Also there is no guarantee the 4670k will overclock as well as the 3570k does (if your into overclocking).

Id sell the mobo you got for cheap and keep the rigs as they are unless that music rig is not cutting it like I say.
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by $ilent View Post

Unless the music server rig isnt cutting it anymore I personally wouldnt buy the parts. $300 is a lot of money if its not a necessary upgrade.

Like you say, the 3570k to 4670k is not a big upgrade at all, maybe 5% tops. Also there is no guarantee the 4670k will overclock as well as the 3570k does (if your into overclocking).

Id sell the mobo you got for cheap and keep the rigs as they are unless that music rig is not cutting it like I say.

Yeah I have my 3570k stable at 4.4ghz with just +0.025 offset so that is pretty decent. I could get crap clocking 4670k and end up with worse performance.

I think you are right honestly, I just wish asus xonar cards worked on freebsd/linux since all I really want to do is upgrade the sound on the music pc.

I can probably make a decent profit on the mobo.
Gaming Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Gskill 4x4gb @ 1600mhz Samsung Evo 120gb Samsung Evo 120gb 2TB Seagate Game storage drive  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 steel series qck Logitech G430 
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Gaming Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Gskill 4x4gb @ 1600mhz Samsung Evo 120gb Samsung Evo 120gb 2TB Seagate Game storage drive  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
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Logitech G400 steel series qck Logitech G430 
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post #4 of 5
Could you not buy a better 1156 mobo for the i3 that has better audio?

Im no good with Linux so I dint know which hardware works best or whats needed to solve the audio issue. I do apologise.
post #5 of 5
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It's not linux it's FreeBSD which is unix-like (mac osx is alot like freebsd with a shiny interface)

I don't have an audio issue per-se but I am an aspiring audiophile and I want to get even better sound. biggrin.gif
Gaming Machine
(19 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Gskill 4x4gb @ 1600mhz Samsung Evo 120gb Samsung Evo 120gb 2TB Seagate Game storage drive  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 steel series qck Logitech G430 
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Gaming Machine
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7 3770k Asus z77 P8Z77-LK V Sapphire 290x Sapphire 290x 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Gskill 4x4gb @ 1600mhz Samsung Evo 120gb Samsung Evo 120gb 2TB Seagate Game storage drive  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
XSPC Raystorm CPU BLOCK EK Nickle/Acetal 290x Block  2x XSPC 240MM Radiator Windows 8.1  
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Qnix Evolution II  Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid  Cooler Master V1000 Fractal Arc Midi R2 
MouseMouse PadAudio
Logitech G400 steel series qck Logitech G430 
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