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In for a New Build: Advise on X99 64GB

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Hello all,

The time for a new build has come.

This rig will be used mainly for virtualization, watch movies located in the hdd & streaming, photoshop, gamimg, and of course, the most common things like web browsing, word and such (i want to be able to run all these tasks simultaneously, with no decrease in performance when loading one with the rest on the "background")


Here's what I have came up with:

Case: Corsair 800D PURCHASED
CPU: Intel i7 4.0 Ghz
Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI Krait Edition usb 3.1 socket 2011-v3 (any mobo thats allows 64 GB is good. no need for 128 GB really) or Gigabyte X99M Gaming 5
GPU: not sure
Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 32 Gb 2800Mhz (4*8GB) Pack ????
HDD1 + HDD2: 2 x WD Black 2 TB PURCHASED
HDD3 + HDD4 : WB Green 2 TB + WB Green 3 TB
SSD: Samsung EVO 850 250Gb PURCHASED
PSU: eVGA 650W G2 or AX-760

Cooling:

Main cooler: Megahalems Black or Corsair H75 / H90 (or other small radiator, low noise cooler)
Fan 1 & 2: 2 x AF120 120MM Quiet Edition
Fan 3-7: 5 x AF140 140MM Quiet Edition
Fan controler: not sure


so, I have a few questions about this configuration:

1. Will DDR4 be an imporovment over DDR3? It's higher C15 latency "seems to be a downgrade compared to DDR3".

http://www.anandtech.com/show/8959/ddr4-haswell-e-scaling-review-2133-to-3200-with-gskill-corsair-adata-and-crucial/8

I am not sure about the X99 platform also, sice I have read somewhere that X99 platform and latest extreme processors, does not perform much better for gaming as current maninstream i5 and i7.

Will the marginal higher results in behalf of DDR4, justify the bigger price difference?

The boards selected are ATX and one mini-atx respectively. This will not be an issue with the size of case, since I can always use the mini-atx board other build. But despite of the model, i want to get a good one.


2. This rig should be aimed for silence to. Instead of the AF quiet should I be getting Noiseblocker fans, or do you have other recomendation ? Noctuas are a bit ugly... white fans with no leds would be preferable.


3. Also, which psu should I get?

I need to have 5 hard drives , a fan controler (since i won't be using all the fans at full speed all the time), and would like to have a headroom of a couple sata cables for something else I may need in the future.


The evga 650 G2 seems to have 3 sata cables only. The main cables will likely split, but still, I would need at least 5 single sata for the hard drives. For the fan controler I could probably use a molex adpater...


I won't be doing any SLI, may or may not be doing overclock, but I might go full watercooling in the future.
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So if I get this straight, it'd be just new CPU, motherboard, RAM and a GPU?

Just one word of advice, a new PSU should be on your shopping list as well if you want to power all that and stay somewhat futureproof. I'd advise to get a 850W PSU at least.

Anyway, there isn't much gaming performance difference between, say, an i7 6700k and an i7 5930k in gaming. It REALLY depends on your budget.

Same goes for the PSU. If you're going for a top performance processor like the 5930k or the 5960x you should consider something large. It'd also help you stay somewhat futureproof. A 1000W PSU would do well on such system. With an i7 670kk you could rather pick a 750W PSU instead.

But again, how much would you be willing to spend?
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