My dream PC...
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October 8, 2013, 05:22 AM
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Moncton, NB, Canada
My dream PC...
Hi All. So I just joined because I wanted the opinion of others as I am driving myself crazy. I am an IT guy by trade (mainly focus on networking but am into hardware somewhat) and have always wanted to build myself a 'dream pc'. I have been humming and haing for over a month now changing builds etc... I have finally put together something that would make me incredibly happy but the thing I keep bouncing back and forth over is... Processors... 4820K, 4930K or 4770K. Right now the build is as follows
Coolmaster Storm Trooper Case -
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper (SGC-5000-KKN1) Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
ASUS x79 Deluxe Motherboard -
Newegg.ca - ASUS X79 DELUXE LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Gigabyte GTX670 -
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
(Was gojng to do 680 but...)
Roswill 1000W Power Supply -
Newegg.ca - Rosewill LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous @ 50°C, Intel Haswell Ready, 80 PLUS GOLD, ATX12V v2.31 & EPS12V v2.92, SLI/CrossFire Ready, Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E 3.4GHz LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80633i74930K
Samsung 840SSD 128GB -
Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Samsung 840SSD 256GB
Newegg.ca - SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
g-skill ripjaw z - 8x 4GB (32GB) -
Newegg.ca - G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9Q-16GBZL
2x 2TB seagate hybrid drives -
Newegg.ca - Seagate ST2000DX001 2TB MLC/8GB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s NCQ 3.5" Desktop Solid State Hybrid Drive
Noctura CPU cooler -
Newegg.ca - Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO CPU Cooler
Would love some feedback...
Whats driving me insane is these other two processors... Not to mention price diferences...
Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E 3.7GHz (Turbo 3.9GHz) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80633i74820K
Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
If I ended up doing the 4770K (which was the origional plan) then I would just move to the same motherboard but z87 version and also change the RAM... I just don't know if the newer tech in the 4770K is worth it or not... I don't know if 6 cores is going to be worth it... And I don't want to be falling behind with the 4820K...
I will be using this for some virtualization (Running server 2008 / 2012). I will also be using it as the main point for everything at home (DLNA). The two seagate drives will be running in a raid 0 and store movies/music which will go out to our home theatres and also another player in the bedroom plus whatever I may be doing on the PC at the time... The 128GB SSD is for W7 or 8 and then 256GB drive is from programs/games. At some point down the road I may SLI the 670... Not sure... I will be playing things like... WoW, GTA (maybe), Diablo 3?, Starcraft 2, etc....
Again... All feedback, suggestions, other trains of thought would be appreciated... I am now in more of a rush on his system as Friday night my faithful PC of almost 10 years died :( (Pentium D LOL). (Had an i7 laptop I was using for gaming but sold it).
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