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Thinking of going x99 or 1150 check my workstation builds. Need Advice.

Poll Results: X99 for 1150 for a workstation

Poll expired: Jan 11, 2015  
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    X99
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    1150
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post #1 of 74
Thread Starter 
Hello Everyone!!


I am building a new system next month. I am running intel on my current system.. I will be using this for video editing, video rendering, photo shop, sound design, programming. This will be a computer that will be used for work related stuff, but I will also use this for gaming of course!. For 1150 I will be going intel xeon. If I am going 1150 I want to go xeon its a solid processor I do not want to overclock so xeon is okay for me. I also like the benefits that xeon provides. If I decide to go x99 I will overclock. Thank-You for your help! This thread is going to be long.


Parts I currently own which I will use in this build

I got an origin Millennium Case Last Month. Super excited to use this is my build. http://www.tomshardware.com/news/origin-pc-case-standalone,28079.html
Crucial M500 ssd for boot drive
two 1tb western digital 7200 RPM Drive
SAPPHIRE 100363-4L Radeon R9 280X 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 CrossFireX Support Video Card Tri-X OC version http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202125

What I am looking for.

I am looking to spend at least 1600 or 1700 dollars on this build. I want the best parts possible. I want a really solid power supply I am willing to shell out good money for a power supply. I want good clean power. The power supply is the nervous system of my build. I also want thunderbolt and a soundcard. I use a soundcard in my system and I hear the difference. I will be going Air cooling as well. I use Noctua in my current system and its awesome. I am also looking for a solid wireless card and motherboard. This also has many run on sentences.



This is a great community so that is why I am asking you folks for advice. thumb.gif



1150 build



Power Supply


Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Cool*off Power Supply Silentwings 135mm Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA68V21E0636


Motherboard

GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD7 TH LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128703


Soundcard


Creative Sound Blaster ZxR PCIe 124dB SNR Sound Card with 600ohm Headphone Amp and Desktop Audio Control Module http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102050



Processor


Intel Xeon E3-1231V3 Haswell 3.4GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1150 80W Server Processor BX80646E31231V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117316



Memory


G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-32GSR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231610


Operating System



Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416778




Cd Drive


SAMSUNG 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model SH-118CB/BEBE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151279




Cooler



Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A15 x 2 PWM Fans http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608045



Wireless Card




TP-LINK TL-WN881ND Wireless N300 PCI Express Adapter, 300Mbps, w/WPS Button, IEEE 802.1b/g/n, 64/128 bit WEP, WPA/WPA2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833704129



Backup drive


WD Red WD40EFRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Internal Hard Drive - Bulk http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236599



X99 Build




Motherboard



ASUS X99-DELUXE LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132260


Processor


Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I7582 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117402


Memory


G.SKILL Value 16GB (4 x 4GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4-19200) Desktop Memory Model F4-2400C15Q-16GNT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231789


Power Supply


Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Cool*off Power Supply Silentwings 135mm Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA68V21E0636




Operating System




Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM



Cooler


Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A15 x 2 PWM Fans




Backup Drive



WD Red WD40EFRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Internal Hard Drive - Bulk
Edited by predalien - 1/10/15 at 2:40pm
post #2 of 74
I think you need to decide if you want a Hex core or Quad core. The builds look OK to me - the X99 is much more feature laden (and expensive, I'm sure) compared tot he 1150 build.

As for Xeon, what "benefits" are you referring to?
- You're not using a Server chipset motherboard, so you can't utilize ECC memory.
- You're not running virtualization, so VT-d isn't applicable.
- Z97 chipset motherboard can't support ECC bus arbitration, so the chipset error detection scheme on the QPI bus won't be there.
- The CPU is flat 15% slower than a i7-4790K and cannot be overclocked.

If it were my box, and I were doing a Quad Core, I'd definitely go with the 4790K vs. Xeon. If you want a Xeon, then get a proper workstation board that can make use of it's enterprise feature set. Just my two cent's worth on the subject.

Of the two builds, the X99 has more growth potential and will offer significantly more multi-threaded performance and memory bandwidth. If you have the cash, it's a no-brainer in my mind.

Greg
post #3 of 74
Thread Starter 
I am really considering x99 what do you suggest for parts? I don't want to lose my shirt. I do not know much about x99.
post #4 of 74
Thread Starter 
SO here is my new x99 build I am confused on what memory I should choose. I want at least 16gb.



Motherboard MSI X99S Gaming 9 ACK LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

Processor Intel Core i7-5820K Haswell-E 6-Core 3.3GHz LGA 2011-v3 140W Desktop Processor BX80648I75820K

Backup Drive WD Red WD40EFRX 4TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" NAS Internal Hard Drive - Bulk

power supply Be Quiet! Power Zone 1000W ATX 12V 80 Plus Bronze Cool*off Power Supply Silentwings 135mm Fan

operating system Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit - OEM

CD Drive SAMSUNG 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model SH-118CB/BEBE

Cooler Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A15 x 2 PWM Fans
post #5 of 74
1000 watts is way overkill unless you are going to have 3 or 4 video cards.
And the Be Quiet PowerZone is NOT quiet
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post #6 of 74
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what do you suggest for a power supply?

I want a 1000 watts for flexibility. I am running two dual core soundcards, plus 5 hardrives, Also does x99 have more power draw?
post #7 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by predalien View Post

what do you suggest for a power supply?

I want a 1000 watts for flexibility. I am running two dual core soundcards, plus 5 hardrives, Also does x99 have more power draw?

1000 watts is way overkill you dont need anywhere near that unless you are going to have 3 or 4 video cards.
The most you would need for an X99 system with one video cards is 500 to 600 watts.

A HDD use 5 watts or less do they are not going to matter unless you are going to have 20 HDD´s in your system, same story with sound cards.
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Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
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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 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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post #8 of 74
I come into this thread knowing very little about X99 and knowing very little about the productivity you do. But what I do know is that when it comes to professional usage, spend the money. It will be worth it in the end. The opportunity cost of spending $2000 vs spending $1500 is not worth it to gamers but it's worth it to professionals. I say get a nice 650W PSU from Seasonic, EVGA, or Antec. Shilka is more knowledgeable than I am about PSUs so just take my advice with a grain of salt.

With the RAM, get 2x8GB of G Skill or Kingston and get the high frequency RAM. RAM frequency will make a difference in productivity programs. There are probably other brands that other people will swear by but G Skill and Kingston are my favorites. So that's what I recommend.

That is all I know.
Edited by Thready - 1/10/15 at 4:08pm
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post #9 of 74
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Originally Posted by Thready View Post

I come into this thread knowing very little about X99 and knowing very little about the productivity you do. But what I do know is that when it comes to professional usage, spend the money. It will be worth it in the end. The opportunity cost of spending $2000 vs spending $1500 is not worth it to gamers but it's worth it to professionals. I say get a nice 650W PSU from Seasonic, EVGA, or Antec. Shilka is more knowledgeable than I am about PSUs so just take my advice with a grain of salt.

With the RAM, get 2x8GB of G Skill or Kingston and get the high frequency RAM. RAM frequency will make a difference in productivity programs. There are probably other brands that other people will swear by but G Skill and Kingston are my favorites.

That is all I know.

EVGA at this point in time does not have any PSU below 750 watts that is decent.
There are rumors of some lower wattage Seasonic branded units that are on the way but those rumors are unconfirmed.
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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post #10 of 74
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

EVGA at this point in time does not have any PSU below 750 watts that is decent.
There are rumors of some lower wattage Seasonic branded units that are on the way but those rumors are unconfirmed.

Really. That's why I told him to listen to you because I knew you'd know something that I didn't thumb.gif

I don't know much about the OEMs but since Antec has a history of using good OEMs (according to the interwebz) I added them in there because they seem legit.
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