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While it might sound stupid (like... "hur dur moar ram, yo)"
64GB of RAM can be amazingly good for gaming.
With a little work, you can use that RAM to load up all of your games (one at a time, before launching) to a 48GB RAMDisk and get the absolute lowest possible loading screen time available. and leaving you with 12GB of RAM for system/game RAM usage.

You'll need a RAMDisk software to use this. SuperSpeed has one, but it's expensive and there are alternatives. ImDisk is a free Open Source one, and I think AMD has one too but not sure if it's restricted to AMD builds or not.
You're way out of the budget range for that, man. i5 rigs with a step or two below below flagship GPUs is performance per dollar.. You're forced, by your insurance company, to not go with performance per dollar components.

That said, 2011 is a huge step out of price/performance. If you're going there you should probably consider a Dual CPU motherboard so you could at least get relatively cheap CPUs to fill both sockets, getting the best price/performance ratio in an out of bounds setup.

Think 2x 4820K's vs 1x 4930K

Bench Scores


$325 i7-4820K - 2031 ST / 9980 Overall
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-4820K+%40+3.70GHz&id=2030

$580 i7-4930K - 2017 ST / 13303 Overall
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i7-4930K+%40+3.40GHz&id=2023

Single threaded performance would be pretty much the same, and you would get over 50% more multithreaded performance for $650 vs $580. That's an incredible leap in performance per dollar... but it comes at a large price to reach that point of effeciency.




I am so confused. I didnt know 2x cpu per motherboards existed. What, if any difference in maintainence, running of this machine is there? You might laugh but my budget just jumped to 3350. This includes any monitor configuration. But note.... I have 2 120g ssd's and a single 27 monitor I noted earlier in this thread.
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I am so confused. I didnt know 2x cpu per motherboards existed. What, if any difference in maintainence, running of this machine is there? You might laugh but my budget just jumped to 3350. This includes any monitor configuration. But note.... I have 2 120g ssd's and a single 27 monitor I noted earlier in this thread.

Here is my quick and dirty list for a monster gaming rig. I've taken your two SSD's into consideration so I've omitted hard drives off the list.

The video cards can be swapped for GTX780 Ti's for around the same price if desired.

$3350
$600 Intel 4930K
$350 Asus X79-DELUXE
$200 G.Skill RipjawsZ Series 16GB PC3-17000 4x4GB
$750 MSI Radeon R9 290X GAMING 4GB
$750 MSI Radeon R9 290X GAMING 4GB
$300 Antec High Current Pro Platinum 1000W
$250 Phanteks Enthoo Primo
$150 Cooler Master Eisberg 240L
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i would say wait for devils canyon, get the 8 core,with the new x99 chipset i think. tho it wont be coming out until like q3 or q4 maybe early next year. 32 gigs of ddr4 ram, and sli of the gtx 800 searies when it comes out this june. add whatever other parts and pieces you want to go with it.thumb.gif you are so lucky to be forced to spend that much!! biggrin.gif
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I would say get a dac and some studio monitors to go with the computer. Another option is get a dac, headphone amp and some headphones. With the money you are spending everything is pretty good except you are lacking in the audio dept.
Edited by IBooNI - 3/28/14 at 6:10pm
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For an AIO watercooler I'd get a Swiftech H220/330. Much better than the Corsair H series ones.
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post #67 of 72
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I would say get a dac and some studio monitors to go with the computer. Another option is get a dac, headphone amp and some headphones. With the money you are spending everything is pretty good except you are lacking in the audio dept.

I agree. If you are building a beast of a computer you might as well have a decent audio setup for it too.
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+1

Audio!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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For an AIO watercooler I'd get a Swiftech H220/330. Much better than the Corsair H series ones.
H110 and the Kraken X60 still beat it though.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6716/closing-the-loop-ii-new-liquid-coolers-from-corsair-and-swiftech/4
If fan noise is a problem, just get some high quality 140mm fans.
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H110 and the Kraken X60 still beat it though.
http://www.anandtech.com/show/6716/closing-the-loop-ii-new-liquid-coolers-from-corsair-and-swiftech/4
If fan noise is a problem, just get some high quality 140mm fans.

That's surprising. In all of Linus' benchmarks the H220 kills the opposition.
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