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Old October 8, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Question 50% Gaming - 50% Vid.Edit, Z77 or X79

Hi guys,

I'm building a new rig for gaming and video editing, and I can't really decide if I should go for a
X79 mobo (quad channel ram) with like an i7 3820 (2nd Gen)
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Z77 mobo (dual channel ram) with i7 3770K (3rd Gen)

Any thoughts ??

And what about PCIe, is there any arguments there ?



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Old October 8, 2012, 03:02 PM
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the 3770K is actually a tiny bit faster than the 3820. I'd only go x79 if you were thinking of getting a 6 core cpu or running 3 video cards in SLI/Xfire. Quad channel memory won't make that much difference i don;t think.
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Old October 8, 2012, 03:19 PM
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depends how fast you want your videos processed, but I would go 1155 with some water cooling, H60/H80. For video processing you can add a vid card that has good Open CL in case your software will take advantage of that too.
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Old October 8, 2012, 03:38 PM
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the 3770K is actually a tiny bit faster than the 3820. I'd only go x79 if you were thinking of getting a 6 core cpu or running 3 video cards in SLI/Xfire. Quad channel memory won't make that much difference i don;t think.
My thoughts exactly
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Old October 9, 2012, 05:31 AM
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Smile You talked me into it...

So I'm convinced now.

I'm going for:

CPU: i7 3770K

Mobo: MSI Z77 MPower

RAM: Crucial Ballistix Elite x 4

GPU: eVGA GTX 660Ti SC+ (3GB)

Audio: ASUS ROG Xonar Phoebus

SSD: OCZ VERTEX 4 SATA III

HDD: WD Black WD1002FAEX 1 TB

Case: Cooler Master CM Storm Scout 2

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster S27B350H
(can't figure out if I'm gonna miss the DVI port)

Headset: SteelSeries 7H
(Iv'e been happy with my H5 V2 for years, so I thought I would go the same route with a new set)

Sound: I have my big Dennon-Technics-Dali studio setup

Any thoughts on the choices ?
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Old October 10, 2012, 07:21 PM
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maybe more storage.... :P

from what I've heard, you only need 35MB of seq. write in order to make the video encoder happy. In which case, a black is seriously overpowered and a Green would be fine. If anyone has evidence to the contrary, I'd be interested in seeing the benchmarks.

EDIT: have a 'source' drive and a 'target' drive of course
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Old October 11, 2012, 02:54 AM
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Well, it's my bad I forgot to mention that the WD Black is only for gamefiles ect.
All files regarding video editing is on my server (RAID array) and is fetched over a 10Gb fiber through a PCIe fiber NIC, and everything else is either on cloud or on my server.

Also, I didn't write anything about PSU as I have a Corsair HX750 lying around that I figured I'd be using for this build.

I've changed my mind about some of the stuff.
The case is changed to HAF XM instead as I think it will suit my nedds better and I like the x-docks.
The monitor is changed to Asus VE278Q wich gets better reviews and has DisplayPort.
The GPU is changed to a GTX680 (2GB) as I thought "what the hell, better safe than sorry", though I had my doubts because of the 1 Gig difference in ram.


I ordered everything + some misc. but the case won't be in stock until the 17th.

Now it's just the waiting that going to kill me
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