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Old August 10, 2013, 03:21 AM
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Default UPDATE: Should I wait for 4820k or purchase 4770K?

UPDATE: I read online and stumbled upon rumors of ivy-bridge E released in september 4-10 of this year. I was wondering if waiting for 4820k i7 was worth it? thanks!

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I've been picking out parts for my boss's build, something that he wants to "kick ass" and last for a few years, but I've been having double thoughts on my current setup.

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I've chosen the following components :

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($133.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1675.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-10 06:21 EDT-0400)

*NOTE*: Case and PSU have already been ordered.

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Question:

I've been reading lots of reviews for the GPU and the motherboard, but I can't decide on either one. As far as the GPU I'm leaning towards the MSI (seems to be better for several reasons) but I'm getting lots of controversy between the MSI
GD-65 vs the ASUS HERO VI

SO...

1. Asus GTX 770 or MSI GTX770

2. ASUS HERO VI or MSI GD-65

Thanks guys!


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Edit: Decided (but not ordered) on the ASUS HERO VI and the ASUS GTX 770, but im unsure if i should just wait for the 4820k and purchase a Gigabyte x79-UP4 which seems like a very solid board.

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Old August 10, 2013, 10:13 AM
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No personal experience here, just what I've read from reviews is that both Gigabyte and MSI boards, at least in the BIOS department still have niggles to work through (very minor) and that Asus boards and their BIOS's all seem mature and ready to rock. I doubt you would suffer any no matter what board you choose they are all stellar. I think I read somewhere that one or more of the Asus boards has a dumbed down OC'ing software (AI Suite III), you may want to watch out for that.

It's going to come down to whether or not your Boss wants one certain feature or not. Price? Is he trying to keep it mid range?

Nice build by the way.

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Old August 10, 2013, 01:36 PM
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For the board,they should be pretty equal,for the graphics card,take the ASUS GTX 770,i got one and it's outstandingly quiet,and stays under 70c,(summer is a bit fresh now) about 26-28c outside^^

For comparison,it's about two times quieter than my old gigabyte GTX 570. And i didn't experience any coil whine^^ Except when i get 700+ fps of course lol :P
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No personal experience here, just what I've read from reviews is that both Gigabyte and MSI boards, at least in the BIOS department still have niggles to work through (very minor) and that Asus boards and their BIOS's all seem mature and ready to rock. I doubt you would suffer any no matter what board you choose they are all stellar. I think I read somewhere that one or more of the Asus boards has a dumbed down OC'ing software (AI Suite III), you may want to watch out for that.

It's going to come down to whether or not your Boss wants one certain feature or not. Price? Is he trying to keep it mid range?

Nice build by the way.
Thanks! I must say that im quite jealous of this myself, im really really excited to see how this turns out! Second build ive ever done and its for someone else (but i do know what im doing :) ). I decided in getting both the ASUS GTX 770 and the Motherboard. Cheers!
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Id change the ssd to a 256 gig, been down the 128 road already. Otherwise build looks good.
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Doesn't look like the 4820k has anything to write home about imo. 130w TDP vs. 77W. 2MB L3 more cache. Supports Socket 2011. Not sure how much life is left in that platform. Maybe lots. But with Intel's love of new platforms every time someone coughs, who knows.

I suppose if by some miracle the 4820k OC's like crazy without the associated heat issues of the 4770k it might be worth it. But until it's actually released we won't know.
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Id change the ssd to a 256 gig, been down the 128 road already. Otherwise build looks good.
Thanks for the suggestion, but i have a 128gb with lots of programs and windows 7 and I still have 48gb left. My boss barely even has many programs, and he plans to have games (for his son) on the HDD.
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