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So I am selling the computer I built this summer for $2500, and am looking to build a better one. I have decided to go with a Intel i7-4930k, Corsair H100i, a Nvidia 780 ti Classified, and a Corsair 860 platinum PSU. The stuff I am having trouble choosing is the Motherboard and Case. For the motherboard I am looking of the Sabertooth or the Rampage Extreme. For the case I am looking at the Fractal design or the Corsair 650D/750D. Also, if you have any tips for any other components, please comment below. I want this computer to be the best computer ever! This is the link to the parts that I am leaning towards. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Llamaluvr97/saved/450I
Edited by Llamaluvr97 - 3/23/14 at 6:14pm
post #2 of 16
Intel Core i7 4960X is better than the i7-4930K, that is if you want the best of the best of Intel LGA 2011 CPU.
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post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by benjamen50 View Post

Intel Core i7 4960X is better than the i7-4930K, that is if you want the best of the best of Intel LGA 2011 CPU.

The 4960x is a lil better than the 4930k, but not buy a whole lot. It has a lil more cache and gives the hope of maybe overclocking a little harder. For the cost difference 4930k will still give you 95% performance at about 1/2 the cost.

As for ram go with 4x dims. The x79 chipset is quad channel ram. Sure you can run only 2 channels... but why? I'd go for a 4x stick option.

That H100i will probably be enough. The ibe's run on so substantially less voltage than sbe. You should have plenty of overclocking room. The ibe have a pretty hard wall at about 4.5 from many reports. After that it takes alot of voltage. Luck of the draw.


All that said haswell-e is set to be out this year. This will opt you to an 8core option (maybe more depending on upgrade path) and DDR4. If you wait a lil while you can give yourself some upgrade paths. If not then the x79 is as mature as it will ever get. Either option should last a long while. Theres plenty of beastly 1366 rigs about.
post #4 of 16
Better hold for haswell-e
post #5 of 16
Replce the AX860 with the EVGA SuperNova G2 750/850 its just as good but cheaper
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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post #6 of 16
For the Mobo
If you planning on serious overclocks you can go with the "rampage extreme Iv" or the rampage Extreme IV black edition (my mobo and its awesome probably, didn't need one like this though since i don't really do dangerously high overclocks) if you want more mild overclocks go with the sabertooth (Unless you like ROG products or the looks of any of the mobos). On thing about the rog black edition that made we want to buy it s the much better onboard audio, it also looks awsome (doesn't make a difference if you already got a good sound card though).

As for the case it really depends on personal opinion (but both the rog mobos are EATX mobos and may not fit in smaller cases just check to make sure)

recomended cases

Cm storm stryker (they also have a black version i think with the name storm trooper) http://www.cmstorm.com/en/products/chassis/stryker/

corsair 750d good size and expandability (never used this case but heard some) - 900d huge and over the top (if you want to do serious water cooling)- also the 800d great but a little dated.
http://www.corsair.com/en-in/cases/obsidian-series

there lots of other great cases just have a look online and watch reviews on youtube.
Good companies are cooler master, corsair, bitfenix, NZXT, and Silverstone. for more custom cases (with a higher premium) try case labs.
There are many others just cant remember them of the top of my head.

Good luck and good building.
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Edited by icebrain1 - 3/24/14 at 9:40am
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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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post #8 of 16
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This is gonna be my summer project so if haswell-e comes out sometime early summer like late may-early june, then i will go with haswell-e. I only want to go to about 4.5 GHz maybe 4.7. Thats my max. So my question is when approximetly will haswell-e come out?
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Originally Posted by Servos View Post

The 4960x is a lil better than the 4930k, but not buy a whole lot. It has a lil more cache and gives the hope of maybe overclocking a little harder. For the cost difference 4930k will still give you 95% performance at about 1/2 the cost.

As for ram go with 4x dims. The x79 chipset is quad channel ram. Sure you can run only 2 channels... but why? I'd go for a 4x stick option.

That H100i will probably be enough. The ibe's run on so substantially less voltage than sbe. You should have plenty of overclocking room. The ibe have a pretty hard wall at about 4.5 from many reports. After that it takes alot of voltage. Luck of the draw.


All that said haswell-e is set to be out this year. This will opt you to an 8core option (maybe more depending on upgrade path) and DDR4. If you wait a lil while you can give yourself some upgrade paths. If not then the x79 is as mature as it will ever get. Either option should last a long while. Theres plenty of beastly 1366 rigs about.
This is gonna be my summer project so if haswell-e comes out sometime early summer like late may-early june, then i will go with haswell-e. I only want to go to about 4.5 GHz maybe 4.7. Thats my max. So my question is when approximetly will haswell-e come out?
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

Replce the AX860 with the EVGA SuperNova G2 750/850 its just as good but cheaper
The price difference isnt enough for me to switch.
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