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You can overclock the same on an $80 haswell board as another high end board...

"*edit* Yeah, it appears almost no z87 motherboard has a problem clocking Haswell to atleast 4.5ghz. The main problem with overclocking Haswell is the chip itself. some won't overclock past 4.2ghz."

Already mentioned it above, but I'm pretty sure he wants an Asus motherboard. A high quality one at that. I can't say that any of their "Gold" motherboards inspire confidence in me about their quality, they could be good, but they look cheap(In my opinion).
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post #12 of 29
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"*edit* Yeah, it appears almost no z87 motherboard has a problem clocking Haswell to atleast 4.5ghz. The main problem with overclocking Haswell is the chip itself. some won't overclock past 4.2ghz."

Already mentioned it above, but I'm pretty sure he wants an Asus motherboard. A high quality one at that. I can't say that any of their "Gold" motherboards inspire confidence in me about their quality, they could be good, but they look cheap(In my opinion).
Of the client builds I've done in the past year the Z87 rog mainstream and saber tooth have come back unreliable. Gigabyte has really stepped it up this go around.
post #13 of 29
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Of the client builds I've done in the past year the Z87 rog mainstream and saber tooth have come back unreliable. Gigabyte has really stepped it up this go around.

Something like this you mean?

CPU($320) - Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-4770K-Quad-Core-Processor-BX80646I74770K/dp/B00CO8TBQ0

Optical($60 with promo code EMCPFPF88) - Pioneer 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129075

Cooler($70) - Noctua NH-U14S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608041

Motherboard+RAM($258) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1608253

Total Price - $707.50, everything has free shipping. Rebates not included(if any).

*edit* well actually, this RAM is just as good(pretty much) and bring the total price at budget, also matches the color a little bit better

Motherboard+RAM($250) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1608344

Total Price(with changes) - $700 everything has free shipping. Rebates not included(if any).
Edited by Alanim - 4/5/14 at 9:25pm
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post #14 of 29
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Something like this you mean?

CPU($320) - Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i7-4770K-Quad-Core-Processor-BX80646I74770K/dp/B00CO8TBQ0

Optical($60 with promo code EMCPFPF88) - Pioneer 16X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827129075

Cooler($70) - Noctua NH-U14S
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608041

Motherboard+RAM($258) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1608253

Total Price - $707.50, everything has free shipping. Rebates not included(if any).

*edit* well actually, this RAM is just as good(pretty much) and bring the total price at budget, also matches the color a little bit better

Motherboard+RAM($250) - GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-HD3 + CORSAIR Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1608344

Total Price(with changes) - $700 everything has free shipping. Rebates not included(if any).
That is a great combo. Asrock also has good boards. I'm currently running an i7 3930K on an X79 Dark great for editing... Expensive though
post #15 of 29
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Huh, well that's disappointing to date the only motherboard I haven't had any problems with (i.e. have to return at least 1 or 2) on first purchase or after a few months is my Sabertooth Z77(applies to a few boards from just about every manufacturer you can think of). The added software was a nice bonus. Looks like yet another day of research at the least. I'm still undecided about the Sandy Bridge vs Haswell (I think I've pretty much eliminated Ivy Bridge). Still haven't heard anyone saying anything about AMD (somewhat surprised), I guess it's just not cool enough an architecture.

 

How are you separating the combos from the ones with graphics cards and power supplies?


Edited by phazer11 - 4/5/14 at 10:40pm
     
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post #16 of 29
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How are you separating the combos from the ones with graphics cards and power supplies?

It's a guessing game

Add a item to your cart, on the bottom left of the next screen you'll see "View all combos" Then what you want to do, is reduce the URL down to the bare minimum to reveal any "Hidden" combo deals.

For example, you click "View all combos" on this screen

http://www.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingItem.aspx?ItemList=N82E16820148740

That brings you to this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16820148740&SubCategory=147&fromcs=1&bcmTag=1

Reduce that URL down to

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16820148740

Some items have combos, but they're all hidden. To find these items is a even bigger guessing game. You just have to get the item ID from their URL and copy and paste it into over the combo item URL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131989

Copy and paste the bold text over this part of the combo url

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductCombos.aspx?Item=N82E16820148740
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post #17 of 29
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Wow, that sucks what a pain, someone has something to hide lol. I'm starting to wonder if I should make a thread in the Intel forum and just forgo AMD get a larger sampling of how the intel boards are faring in general.


Edited by phazer11 - 4/5/14 at 11:16pm
     
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post #18 of 29
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Wow, that sucks what a pain, someone has something to hide lol. I'm starting to wonder if I should make a thread in the Intel forum and just forgo AMD get a larger sampling of how the boards are faring in general.

Oh I assumed that was already the case tongue.gif.

Current FX line-up loses in IPC by a pretty decent amount to a Intel equivalent, also uses more power, and requires you to clock it very high to get the same performance(5.0ghz or HIGHER).

Although in applications that use all 8 cores, the FX can even pull ahead of a i7, or be of equal performance(Currently very few programs).

Main thing AMD has going for them at the moment is APUs and HSA. Both really nice, but they don't fit your current needs.

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Don't know why Newegg hides some deals, not sure if it's a bug in their system or because the month(end of a LOT of combos) ended. Then again, I've found some pretty great deals they've "hidden" so it might be intentional.
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post #19 of 29
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Ah, yeah that's pretty much what I've been reading, and some of the videos I've watched today and the past few days. I've been open to AMD (hence my bit in the OP and me posting here) but the power consumption and therefore cooling demands have been brought up many times. I guess I'll just start one in the Intel corner. I'd still appreciate your input over there if you don't mind.

     
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post #20 of 29
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Ah, yeah that's pretty much what I've been reading, and some of the videos I've watched today and the past few days. I've been open to AMD (hence my bit in the OP and me posting here) but the power consumption and therefore cooling demands have been brought up many times. I guess I'll just start one in the Intel corner. I'd still appreciate your input over there if you don't mind.

Yeah, I'll be there. Hopefully you'll get more responses there. I'm surprised by the lack of them here.
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