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 Post subject: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:31 pm 
8086
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I building a new box. Already have a GTX680 and a 750W PC Power and Cooling. Anyone see any issues with the rest?

Fractal Design R4
Asus Sabertooth X79
i7-3820
G.Skill Ares 32GB 4x8GB
Hydro Series H100i
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB

Thanks guys and gals.


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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:38 pm 
Clawhammer
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What is your use case? Off the bat, I see that you like to waste money. Absolutely no need for X79. Get the 3770k and a Z77 mobo, it'll whack that goofy and gimped 3820. Don't blow your cash on and inferior system. Other things...

Do you really need 32gb of ram? If so, cool, just get the 1.35v Mushkin Blackline instead. And I'd steer clear of the Vertex 4, snag yourself the new 840 Pro for ~ $200. It kicks azz. Lastly, the R4 is a great case, but that 240 rad can't fit up top easily. If you want to squirt your proc, then go the Kraken x60 route instead. It's insanely effective...just check all the reviews.

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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:56 pm 
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Thanks Klein. My current case is a Coolermaster Cosmos. I like it, just a monster of a case. I do not need 32 GB of RAM. I currently have 16GB (2x8GB) that I would happy to reuse, but if I go the 2011 route, what is the performance hit from quad to dual channel? Good advise about the cooler, I will check it out. I like the 3820, can hit 4.3Ghz and I don't need a six core processor, quad is just fine with me. Stricktly a gaming box, no encoding for me. Don't get me wrong, the original build was a 3770k, but for $300, the 3820 is one hell of a price to get into 2011. It's hard to pass that up. I have read reviews of both the SSD selections and I think even this site recommends the Vertex 4 over the 840 pro... not by much though from what I remember.


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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:48 pm 
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Hey first off, WELCOME! Welcome to the MaxPC FORUMS. Please make sure you don't just play a voyeur - be sure to actively contribute, advise and help someone else out. This place is only as good as it's participants - it's all about quality and timely I/O.

Luv that Cosmos 1000.
No performance hit from quad to dual, it's all theoretical throughput anyway. Benchmarks show a delta but in real world workloads, it's impossible to even notice a difference.
Lemme see, you want to opt to pay $630 for 2011 when you can have better performance with 1156 @ $280. Hmmm!
If only gaming and no encoding then you don't need HT so you're magical proc is the 3570k @ $180
I think you have the Vertex and Vector transposed, easy to do. The Vertex ain't no 840 Pro...but the Vertex is.

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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:53 am 
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Good info to go with.

I have switched out to the Vector line of SSD's. And not having to purchase new memory lets me get two of them and drop them in RAID 0. That makes me a happy camper.

Still not sold on 1155. I would rather pay a little more today and have better upgrade options in the future. From what I can tell, the 3820 is no slouch. Hits 4.3Ghz with just a multiplier change. It's no K chip, but I am not a huge overclocker and that should be enough for my tastes.

Am considering dropping water cooling all together and just reuse my Hyper 212.


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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Ahh speaking of reusing things. Anyone using an older video card for physics processing? Have a 465 in the closet.


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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 5:50 pm 
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Ahhh, I've tried physics more times than I care to admit. It's really tough to really REALLY extract a real world benefit. In theory it's phenomenal, in practicality not so much. Ebay is best solution for such vcards.


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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 2:53 pm 
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Thanks Klein. I wasn't planning on purchasing anything, just to reuse a GTX 465 that I have in the closet and set Physics to use it in the control panel.

Something else to consider, my PC Power and Cooling S75QB 750W ATX12V / EPS12V was purchased in 2008. No problems with it, just getting along in age. Should I consider a new one? Still gonna stick with PC Power and Cooling.


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 Post subject: Re: New build - sans video card and ps
PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:09 pm 
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The PC P&C Power Supply you have should suffice for now. I personally would continue to use it (I have one in my Windows 7 system that I built in June 2009) as they tend to outlast their warranty periods (the first one I ever purchased in 2003 died after eight years of use and it had a five-year warranty). As for sticking with them for PSUs, I agree with you--they make great PSUs and I have yet to receive one that was DOA. They are also aces in providing service on their products while they are under warranty.


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