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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-11-2015, 07:21 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm thinking of overhauling my PC.
Major change of parts. Just using back my existing watercooling system.
The times that I really focused on OC & PC hardware was at the times of i7 920.
After final upgrade of i7 980 then I've stopped & just game only.
Pls enlighten me back.

After my 1st monster PC I realized that down the rod it was major overkill.
It's a 36.8kg TJ07. Imagine the hardware & water cooling system in there...
No games nor software within my usage comes close to these what my old rig could perform.
This time I guess that below specs would be sufficient:

1st build:
Red Monster 5
Minor overhaul(Proc & Mobo + 3x Sli GTX40 after pix taken)

My target on next rig would be:
Proc: i7 4790K or 4770K
Mobo: Asus Maximus VII HERO
RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro 16GB(need advice)
VGA: Nvidia 2x SLi Poseidon GTX780 or 1x GTX980(need advice)

Proc: i74790K or 4770K
Comparing the both which one would be better. Price matter it's still within budget.
Daily gaming 4.0-4.5Ghz would be sufficient. Hitting full stable 4.8Ghz would be an added advantage.
It's been released quite a long time already. Anything new coming out?
Intel's 5th Generation only comes out with 2011-v3. Any news of one step lower?

Mobo: Asus Maximus VII HERO
If I'm changing I prefer to use DDR4 for sure but not with the X99
Understands that there's no such thing at the moment.
When DDR3 came out it was just within around 3-6 months only for it to be fully spread for all specs.

RAM: Corsair Vengence Pro
4x 4GB or 2x 8GB? Differs?
How high of Mhz ram to get a stable 4.0-4.2Ghz OC for daily usage & 4.8Ghz for benchmark .
I guess that it's my own preferrence. Want to top up in future or not?
Pls refer to the current build. Pls advice accordingly as mentioned at proc.
I'm concerned about the heat that's it's going to generate.
Which one would be better?

VGA: Nvidia 2x SLi Poseidon GTX780 or 1x GTX980
2x SLi Poseidon GTX780 would out perform 1x GTX980 for sure.
Would the SLi be a smart move? Using up PCIe my slots?
I didn't dig deep enough to get the benchmark. What's the difference 20-30%?

In short there are 2 main question:
1) Wait for 2nd highest grade(something like current Z97) proc/mobo that uses DDR4
2) What to use for current rig. Advice really needed on the RAM & VGA.

Thanking all in advance.
It's abit hard to understand what' s mentioned.
It's like comparing apples & oranges.
I'm seeking advice & to clear my doubts. DO IT NOW OR WAIT?

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Maybe I post this at a bad timing. BUMP...
Needing advice

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