Overclock.net banner
1 - 20 of 93 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Alright well this took nearly a year to buy all the parts for but I finally bought everything for the first stage as of 15 minutes ago.

CPU: i7 3930k
Mobo: ASUS Rampage IV Extreme
PSU: Seasonic 860 Platinum
GFX Card: EVGA GTX 680 Classified
RAM: 32 GB of Gskill Sniper 1600 CAS 9
SSD: Samsung 840 Pro 256gb
CPU Cooler: Noctua DH14 SE2011

All will be on dual 24" viewsonic monitors for the time being.

I think the next step will be a new monitor, thinking a Dell 30" 3007 used or something along that lines. Then will add on a second 680 and either some HDDs or an independent home server. That still is up in the air as it will be a tad to expensive to go that way.

But I am really excited! This rig will still mainly be used for EVE Online heavy multiboxing but will also be trying out some of the newer games like Bioshock Infinite hopefully on ULTRA! Never got to play a game on high or ultra settings really.
EDIT:

Simple version building a rig for EVE multiboxing (10+ clients) on a triple monitor setup of 24" LEDs that are capable of 1080p.

So after all of the advice of this thread I have ordered the following:
Intel i7 3930k
Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Fractal Design XL R2

Plan on ordering:
3x Sapphire HD7950
Corsair 860i PSU
32GB DDR3 1600/1866 (Haven't decided) Leaning towards this
Samsung 840 256GB SSD / Crucial M4 256 GB (Haven't Decided)
WD Blue/Black 2TB
Corsair H100i Watercooling

Plan to do later on:
Custom watercooling loop for CPU and GFX Cards.
Looking to build a new PC as my intel 2 duo core based PC is a little dated!

Currently I am having a problem deciding between the 3770k and the 3930k. Mainly don't know if I should spend the money on the 3930k or not.

EDIT ** Will be using for EVE online and heavy multiboxing (8-10 clients +)

Essentially this is what I have been thinking about

3770k / 3930k
Asus Maxiumus V Extreme / Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Ripjaw 32gb 1600 (4x8)
Samsung 840 256 gb ssd
2 TB 7200RPM Caviar Black
3x EVGA 660 GTX
Corsair 1050W Gold Rated PSU
Corsair 800D (Probably too much $$) (** Really want 900D **)

It will be running on 2 24" LEDs for a week or so will get the 3rd fairly soon. But may move to a portrait/landscape/portrait combo later on but 3x 24" LEDs for the moment.

Feel like I am missing something but I gotta run to class so let me know what y'all think.

And I know it is most likely over budget at the moment as I put the 2000ish. Let me kinda explain that I have 2000 from my tax return in my hands but I can add more as needed over next couple of weeks.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,532 Posts
If it's mainly for gaming, go for i5-3570k and better GPUs.

Difference between i7 and i5 is support for hyper threading, it doesn't help in gaming at all in case you didn't know.

What about surround screen gaming? If you are i'd go for something with more vram than the gtx 660. Like 7950.
I'm not sure but you might be better off with two 7950 for higher res in surround screen setup, as there is more vram. Also less noise, heat and power consumption. It would also allow to go for lower watt PSU, saving more money.

Also, just my opinion, but i wouldn't use the 800d for air cooling... I'd suggest cases like NZXT shich 810, NZXT phantom series, Corsair 650D, 500r, c70, 600t etc etc. They should fit your budget

Also for gaming, even 16gb ram is over kill...
rolleyes.gif


Here's what i'd build in your case:
Case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139001
GPUs - Take one if you game 1080p, two if multi screen. Your budget COULD fit 3 tho - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202006
PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015
RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104173
Mobo - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128545
CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
CPU Cooler - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181032
Corsair stock fans are CRAP:
Fan #1 x3, you can find these in dual packs too, one dual pack and one single - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181020
Fan #2 Optional, you can replace the h100i fans with this, they are fairly quiet if you turn them down, but i'd personally go for these. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181024

Fan set up as follows in the 800D:
One 120mm AF in front intake
One 120mm AF in bottom intake
One 120mm AF in back exhaus

If you want nvidia i'd use gtx 670.
rolleyes.gif
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
4,830 Posts
What you have proposed, is for the most part pretty overpriced and overkill for a gaming rig. Decide what you want to actually do then I can revise your build and save you a lot of money.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Sorry forgot to put it in there but I am often running 8 to 12 eve online clients at a time. That's why I'm doing i7 and that much ram.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,532 Posts
Well in that case the ram might help, but does eve online support hyperthreaded cores? If not there is still no benefit from i7 over i5... Maybe slight but imo not worth +100$
E:eek:h i forgot, get an ssd. Something like new ocz, intel, kingston etc will do you good.
 

·
Not New to Overclock.net
Joined
·
9,207 Posts
well the only thing i believe you should ditch is the GTX.. go for xfire 9750 or even xfire 9790 if you will play on 3 screens. if not 7950 is enough
Your ram will help you with the server but if the app doesn't use HT it will be a waste of money get the 3770.
Edit just saw you assigning cores. that way the 3770K is good to go
smile.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
Haha thanks. On the GPU side is Sapphire making good cards these days? I am a little dated on this.

From just looks to me that card looks a little weak on the cooling side, but what do I know.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,532 Posts
I've heard no problems with them. And they are some of the most silent cards on the market atm. Other brands to consider would be MSi, gigabyte or asus.
Asus has triple slot coolers tho, making sli noisy in most cases
frown.gif

I still want to emphasize on that 800D is designed for custom watercooling loops. I would change the case unless you are planning on doing a custom loop. Still it's up to you tho, but for the money you can get so much better stuff for air cooling.
rolleyes.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I do actually want to do a loop! I just will have to add it later most likely as that 300+ bucks would throw a wrench into budget of 2000. Then again I could start leaning towards the ish part. And add it in a few weeks and wait to put it together.

Want to do a cpu and gpu loop with the 2/3 cards. But I don't know s$!t about watercooling. Got to read more.

Also figure the 800D is a case that can be used over and over again. Although I still REALLY want the 900D instead just because it is so dang sexy!

On the CPU end, do y'all still think the 3770k is enough if I am running that many clients. I would be assigning 1 core + 1 "imaginary" core per client like core 1+5, 2+6, 3+7, 4+8, 1+6, 2+7, 3+8, 4+5 to each of the clients. So strain on each cpu would add quickly. Thats why having 2 more cores (4 with imaginary or whatever the proper term is) seems like it may be worth the extra 200 bucks or so.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,532 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by lcampbell89 View Post

I do actually want to do a loop! I just will have to add it later most likely as that 300+ bucks would throw a wrench into budget of 2000. Then again I could start leaning towards the ish part. And add it in a few weeks and wait to put it together.

Want to do a cpu and gpu loop with the 2/3 cards. But I don't know s$!t about watercooling. Got to read more.

Also figure the 800D is a case that can be used over and over again. Although I still REALLY want the 900D instead just because it is so dang sexy!

On the CPU end, do y'all still think the 3770k is enough if I am running that many clients. I would be assigning 1 core + 1 "imaginary" core per client like core 1+5, 2+6, 3+7, 4+8, 1+6, 2+7, 3+8, 4+5 to each of the clients. So strain on each cpu would add quickly. Thats why having 2 more cores (4 with imaginary or whatever the proper term is) seems like it may be worth the extra 200 bucks or so.
Well, it's up to you, but then you couldn't be able to buy the 800D and two GPUs to fit your budget, well maybe if you get deals and get a smaller SSD... I don't know if anyone has ever tested the difference...
 

·
Not New to Overclock.net
Joined
·
9,207 Posts
actually what you are trying to do is admirable for me.. running eve clients and using the same rig for gamin will require much power i've to say. If you have the money and you can spend it easily grap the 3930K and overclock it. i think you can hit 5GHZ easily on this one "never tried though".
also yes sapphire are producing some of the best cards in the market this days.
But to be frank your question is a little more than my expertise as i've never used much processing before and it seems like you will have to wait until some one with more experience give you a settling answer.
 
  • Rep+
Reactions: lcampbell89

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

actually what you are trying to do is admirable for me.. running eve clients and using the same rig for gamin will require much power i've to say. If you have the money and you can spend it easily grap the 3930K and overclock it. i think you can hit 5GHZ easily on this one "never tried though".
also yes sapphire are producing some of the best cards in the market this days.
But to be frank your question is a little more than my expertise as i've never used much processing before and it seems like you will have to wait until some one with more experience give you a settling answer.
Appreciate it. Ya I am definitely leaning towards the 3930k, then again I lean back on forth on the two on the hour every hour.
biggrin.gif


But it seems like spending the extra money now might create some longevity for the rig.

I really am actually hoping I can find one on some forums for 450 or somewhere in that range. If there was a microcenter near me I would consider picking it up there for the 500.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,532 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ramzinho View Post

actually what you are trying to do is admirable for me.. running eve clients and using the same rig for gamin will require much power i've to say. If you have the money and you can spend it easily grap the 3930K and overclock it. i think you can hit 5GHZ easily on this one "never tried though".
The chip would have to be absolutely golden do to that. Only with delidding you might reach 5GHZ which i honestly wouldn't do on 500$ chip
rolleyes.gif
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Also on the RAM, should I stick with 1600 or get 2133?

What would be the benefit of either. My RAM knowledge is lacking apparently.
 

·
Not New to Overclock.net
Joined
·
9,207 Posts
but for the threads he is using Epikk . will he benefit from the higher ram?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,532 Posts
From more ram yes, but for faster ram, nope.
I don't know exactly how much you need. so maybe get 16gb first and then upgrade to 32gb if you feel the need.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
76 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Alright appreciate it guys y'all are being a big help here.

Any suggestions on a potential loop for the 3930k and 2-3 cards? (Ignoring the fact it is going over budget)
 
1 - 20 of 93 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top