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Final word on this (1250-ish) build?

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June 15, 2013 9:14:02 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/16SPl

Yes I (want) the i7 for hyperthreading.
Yes I (need) the 16gb of RAM.
Yes I have 4x4 and not 2x8 to make 16 because I'd like to upgrade in small increments (I won't have all 4 right away.)
750W XFX power because I (may) buy a second 660ti for an SLI build if I ever have the money to do some 5760x1080 triple monitor surround. Nvidia because my heart aches for that PhysX.
No cooling until I see temperatures at the base turbo for the i7, I don't think I'll be overclocking at first (though I most certainly will be; and my motherboard will be ready).

Still, perhaps I've missed something crucial. Take a good look please and offer me any opinions :) 
June 15, 2013 9:18:58 PM

i would get a 7950 instead, other then that it looks good to me
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June 15, 2013 9:29:25 PM

Very nice choice of components.Great job!

BUILD IT!!!!!!!!!!
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June 15, 2013 9:39:46 PM

Yeah that's a solid build, I say go for it.

However I will say that when you upgrade your RAM you cannot have a mismatched set - everything has to be exactly the same. I usually recommend 2 x 8 GB and then when you're ready to upgrade add the second 2 x 8GB set.
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June 16, 2013 1:19:25 PM

I don't see a need for Haswell. Maybe in small budget computers in an office setting. It takes a bit more wattage, and to compete with the 3770k I need to get the i7-4770k.

It's not a great overclocker, not as good as the 3770k (yet?) and in almost all reviews runs pretty hot over its turbo range. I'd need the z87 version of my motherboard, another $10. Overall, adds like another $50 to my build that I don't want to spend. Benchmarks claim about a 4% average performance increase (at stock speeds) and actually a decrease in performance while overclocking. And all for a 5% increase in price that could benefit me in say a nicer keyboard, or to put towards a fund for a later 5760 surround setup.
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June 16, 2013 3:08:41 PM

mccoolaustinm said:
I don't see a need for Haswell. Maybe in small budget computers in an office setting. It takes a bit more wattage, and to compete with the 3770k I need to get the i7-4770k.

It's not a great overclocker, not as good as the 3770k (yet?) and in almost all reviews runs pretty hot over its turbo range. I'd need the z87 version of my motherboard, another $10. Overall, adds like another $50 to my build that I don't want to spend. Benchmarks claim about a 4% average performance increase (at stock speeds) and actually a decrease in performance while overclocking. And all for a 5% increase in price that could benefit me in say a nicer keyboard, or to put towards a fund for a later 5760 surround setup.


Always get the latest hardware you can get for your budget. Paying more money for a system and getting last year's hardware will ensure your new rig has a shorter life span. Haswell in an office setting..... what?
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