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 Post subject: Looking for suggestions on upcoming build.
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:27 pm 
8086
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I'm planning a new build but am having problems deciding between going with liquid cooling or air cooling, and also 2 cpu options. This system will be mainly used for gaming and use of office/access, possibly some photo/video editing.

Option 1 - i7 4930K Build: rougly $3100.00
CPU: i7 4930K
Cooler: Corsair H100i
MB: EVGA LGA2011 Dark Edition
Mem: Corsair Vengeance 32GB DDR3 1866
HDD: Samsung Evo 1TB SSD
Vid: EVGA GTX 780
Case: Corsair 900D
PSU: EVGA SuperNova 1000
Optical Drive: Asus Blu-ray/dvd/cd writer

Option 2 - i7 4770K Build : rougly $2900.00
CPU: i7 4770K
MB: EVGA Z87 FTW LGA 1150
Mem: Corsair Dominator 32GB 2400
Everything else is the same

If I go liquid cooling the price goes up by around $1400.00 for cpu and vid card cooling plus the change to a liquid cooled vid card.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for suggestions on upcoming build.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 4:17 pm 
Smithfield
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Are you set on spending this much or would you like to save money but not sacrifice much performance?


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for suggestions on upcoming build.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:51 pm 
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I would be open to it though some future proofing would be nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Looking for suggestions on upcoming build.
PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:16 pm 
Smithfield
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Well we could start with where I'd change things...

CPU - If it's mostly gaming a Core i5-4670K is going to get you the most bang for the buck. Going any further barely gets you any more performance. The 4930K though would help with media, but that depends on how impatient you are.
RAM - 8GB at most, 16GB if you need it (not if you think you need it).
HDD - 250GB SSD and a 4TB HDD. Not everything benefits from an SSD and many programs probably don't either (I'm supposed to do a project about this this weekend... )
PSU - If you're not planning on adding another GPU in the next year or so, then 650W. Otherwise 800W at most.
Cooling - Air cooling. Custom water cooling is too expensive for the performance.


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