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
4930K - 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...
4820K - Newegg.ca - Intel Core i7-4820K Ivy Bridge-E 3.7GHz (Turbo 3.9GHz) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80633i74820K
4770K - 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).
Thank you! :canadianwave:
Oh... On a side note... I would like to see this PC last me a long as possible... hence the large up front cost...
and is going to be used for what? general tasks, folding, video transcoding? I would say will be pretty safe to go with a 3770k and a good air cooling unit, like CM212, 16GB of RAM of your choice, an Intel SSD with 5 year warranty, for video cards take your pick, but make them a pair. That should pretty much last you 4-5 years.
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For a dream PC, is not the GTX 670 too mediocre? If budget is not a problem, then I would probably wait for the ATI new line or grab a GTX 780... but for mostly strategic games I quess it would be okay.
Hey, I would not stress out over this, it's going to be a great upgrade no matter what you choose.
Now, if I were buying now:
Processor: 4770K and appropriate asus 1150 deluxe motherboard that you wanted
Video Card: I would get the ASUS's 670 if that's the card for you
SSD: Good choice
RAM: You linked 4x4 memory btw just FYI... Ram is crazy expensive now, maybe 2x8 then you can always get 2 more later.. (~$170 for 16gb ~$385 for 32gb)
Storage HDD: I would not get the hybrids just more points of failure imo Get the best bang for the buck at the moment. (I would get Western Digital maybe the 3tb red?)
Finally it looks like you are buying online... I would call up ncix and give them all your components and they will most likely give you a better deal... Heck you may even offer the $50 to build it and get it fully tested/warranty... I know the lure to build a machine is fun but if you run into any DOA components it will put a damper on things, expecially if you don't have easy access to replacement parts... Just to give you an example I built a computer last week after 20 years of computer experience I had my first DOA board.. Luckily the local store agreed and they rma'ed the board and replaced it for me free. Now since you are in NB and buying online think about what you will do if you have a DOA component, do you have time to wait for RMA's etc?
Good luck let us know how it goes.
edit: wd 3tb red suggestion
Or just splurge a little more on a GTX770...basically a rebadge of the 680.
Also, why use SSHD's as your media drives? The Solid State Cache likely won't give you any noticeable advantage if you're just using them as large scale media storage. You could cut costs a little by going with bog standard 7200rpm drives.
Thanks for the feedback Entilza, I appreciate it! True about the hybrids. I figured where I have 4 decives that could be streaming from that PC at anytime plus if I am listening to music or watching a movie that the 2 hybrids in raid 0 would not hiccup. I may call NCIX actually. Great point! :D I was doing newegg also for air miles. The hassle of NOT having to set this all up while fun would be nice... I'll look into it FOR SURE and let you know what I find out :) great_big_abyss, the ssd are not media drives, OS and program drives. Hybrids were/are for media/streaming to 4+ network devices at home.
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