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Well to start things off, here is where I'm at so far.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2z3V8

I've got the following parts set in stone because I have them already due to various sales or deals I jumped on.

i7-4930k[ Thank you Intel Retail Edge wink.gif ]
16gb ram [ old build ]
256 gb crucial m4 [ old build ]
2 tb western digital black [ black friday ]

The rest of the selections were haphazard choices from browsing pcpartpickers and overclock, but it's been a couple years since I've built a rig. Need some advice on an ivy-e mobo, nice case, psu etc. All suggestions welcome and thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 9
Unless you plan on having 3 GTX 780ti cards or just 2 of them overvolted you dont really need 1000 watts

Also note that the 4930K wont work on that motherboard unless you update the BIOS first

Is your HDD for storage only?
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post #3 of 9
Well I'll just go down the list and give you my recommendations.

Starting with the cooler. I think you should invest in something better, that will give better overclocking results and lower temperatures. Look at the Corsair H110, the Cooler Master Glacer 240L, the Swiftech H220, or the NZXT Kraken X60. They will be easier to install, easier to maintain, and easier to work around. Also, on top of all that give you lower temperatures.

Next is the motherboard, pretty sure you need a Bios flash to get that motherboard to acknowledge the 4930k so I would look at the ASRock X79 Extreme6 instead. In the same price range and has tons of features.

As far as cases go, have you seen the Corsair Air 540? Really one of the nicest cases out there right now.

Lastly PSU, you don't need 1000 watts for a single 780Ti. Here's a nice unit that will save you money and give you the ability to go SLI later on: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition
post #4 of 9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Unless you plan on having 3 GTX 780ti cards or just 2 of them overvolted you dont really need 1000 watts

Also note that the 4930K wont work on that motherboard unless you update the BIOS first

Is your HDD for storage only?


Thanks for the feedback, nice to know that I can shave off some dough and get a lower end psu. The HDD will likely be for storage and some games, but I won't be changing those since I already have both the ssd and hard drive. Is the mobo not good or should I say, difficult to update bios wise?

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Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Well I'll just go down the list and give you my recommendations.

Starting with the cooler. I think you should invest in something better, that will give better overclocking results and lower temperatures. Look at the Corsair H110, the Cooler Master Glacer 240L, the Swiftech H220, or the NZXT Kraken X60. They will be easier to install, easier to maintain, and easier to work around. Also, on top of all that give you lower temperatures.

Next is the motherboard, pretty sure you need a Bios flash to get that motherboard to acknowledge the 4930k so I would look at the ASRock X79 Extreme6 instead. In the same price range and has tons of features.

As far as cases go, have you seen the Corsair Air 540? Really one of the nicest cases out there right now.

Lastly PSU, you don't need 1000 watts for a single 780Ti. Here's a nice unit that will save you money and give you the ability to go SLI later on: XFX PRO750W XXX Edition

In response to big stroonz, I'll definitely check out that case, looks very unique and the review are pretty killer. I'm kind of averse to water-cooling due to the maintenance aspect.... though I'm open to try it out. What is a good beginner water-cooling setup?
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post #5 of 9
Some motherboards have a USB BIOS flash option

I know some of the Asus boards have that

How many video cards are you going to have and are you going to overvolt them or not?

Last where are you from i would assume US since you list price in $ US
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post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Some motherboards have a USB BIOS flash option

I know some of the Asus boards have that

How many video cards are you going to have and are you going to overvolt them or not?

Last where are you from i would assume US since you list price in $ US

I'm from the US. Any mobos you suggest? I noticed that there seems to be a huge variety price-wise for these boards, but all of them got decent enough reviews and they all provide more than enough functionality for my needs so I wasn't initially concerned. Are asus boards superior enough to justify the price leap? I likely won't go overboard with overvolting if I do it at all, but I may sli another 780 ti in the future.
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post #7 of 9
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Originally Posted by tipsytoto View Post

I'm from the US. Any mobos you suggest? I noticed that there seems to be a huge variety price-wise for these boards, but all of them got decent enough reviews and they all provide more than enough functionality for my needs so I wasn't initially concerned. Are asus boards superior enough to justify the price leap? I likely won't go overboard with overvolting if I do it at all, but I may sli another 780 ti in the future.

I am not an expert on motherboards so all i can tell you is i know some Asus boards have USB BIOS flash

But which ones i really dont know

The Asus X79 Deluxe is Ivy-E ready out of the box so you dont need to update the BIOS at all

But its a 350$ motherboard so cheap its not

This board
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132047

Edit turns out this board have USB BIOS flash
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131855

$5 more then the Gigabyte board you found
Edited by shilka - 1/10/14 at 2:26pm
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post #8 of 9
Better like this
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zavj
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zavj/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2zavj/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($568.98 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Eisberg 240L Prestige 60.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($245.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($157.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($349.95 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($735.91 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-AC68 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($114.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 900W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($62.69 @ B&H)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 Professional (32/64-bit) ($199.99 @ Dell Small Business)
Total: $2916.44
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-01-10 18:51 EST-0500)
post #9 of 9
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Originally Posted by tipsytoto View Post

Thanks for the feedback, nice to know that I can shave off some dough and get a lower end psu. The HDD will likely be for storage and some games, but I won't be changing those since I already have both the ssd and hard drive. Is the mobo not good or should I say, difficult to update bios wise?
In response to big stroonz, I'll definitely check out that case, looks very unique and the review are pretty killer. I'm kind of averse to water-cooling due to the maintenance aspect.... though I'm open to try it out. What is a good beginner water-cooling setup?

The water cooling units i mentioned in the post are all in one kits they require no maintainence aside from the occassional compressed air spraying through the fans and radiators. find one that will fit the case you choose. the air 540 can fit any of the ones i listed
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