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July 17, 2013 5:45:49 AM

Hi!

So after a lot of hours, and scrapping multiple builds, I've finally found a build that to my untrained eye seems like a good build (best performance for the money).

I am debating whether to wait for september and get myself the new Core i7-4820K processor (in the Ivy Bridge-E series). Or go for the i7-4770K (on the list).
To this specifically I would be so thankful if you gave an answer!
Also, how expensive do you think the i7-4820K will be? More expensive then the i7-4770K currently is?

I would very much appreciate your advise on this build, and if this build will work well. Thank you!

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hpuN
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hpuN/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1hpuN/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.29 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($403.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($73.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1856.16

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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2013 5:49:01 AM
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seems like a great build to me and should show any problems with handling any game at 1080p on ultra. I dont think you need to wait for the new cpu since technically for a gaming build all you need is a 4670k and if you want high editing capabilities then you get the 4770k.
July 17, 2013 5:51:59 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
seems like a great build to me and should show any problems with handling any game at 1080p on ultra. I dont think you need to wait for the new cpu since technically for a gaming build all you need is a 4670k and if you want high editing capabilities then you get the 4770k.


First of all, fantastic! Thanks for the quick reply!
I stupidly forgot to say that I will be playing on a single 1920x1080 144Hz (or 120Hz) monitor and I will be doing daily video editing. This in mind, I definitely will go for an i7 processor to get that hyperthreading glory.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2013 5:53:48 AM

Ossahib said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
seems like a great build to me and should show any problems with handling any game at 1080p on ultra. I dont think you need to wait for the new cpu since technically for a gaming build all you need is a 4670k and if you want high editing capabilities then you get the 4770k.


First of all, fantastic! Thanks for the quick reply!
I stupidly forgot to say that I will be playing on a single 1920x1080 144Hz (or 120Hz) monitor and I will be doing daily video editing. This in mind, I definitely will go for an i7 processor to get that hyperthreading glory.


yes then the i7 would work perfect. on a 1080p 144hz you will be able to nearly max that out and im assuming you have the asus monitor you can change the hz to 120 and vsync on. you also dont need another thread just saying :) 
July 17, 2013 6:08:14 AM

RaisingTheBarHD said:
Ossahib said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
seems like a great build to me and should show any problems with handling any game at 1080p on ultra. I dont think you need to wait for the new cpu since technically for a gaming build all you need is a 4670k and if you want high editing capabilities then you get the 4770k.


First of all, fantastic! Thanks for the quick reply!
I stupidly forgot to say that I will be playing on a single 1920x1080 144Hz (or 120Hz) monitor and I will be doing daily video editing. This in mind, I definitely will go for an i7 processor to get that hyperthreading glory.


yes then the i7 would work perfect. on a 1080p 144hz you will be able to nearly max that out and im assuming you have the asus monitor you can change the hz to 120 and vsync on. you also dont need another thread just saying :) 


Just a quick question, a friend of mine strongly believes a single GTX 780 would be much better for me, especially because I will be gaming on a single monitor (and working on dual monitors). And then in the future I can always get a second GTX 780 to setup a 2-way SLI between the two. Would you also advise me to go for the GTX 780? Thanks!

Also in reply to what you said on the other thread I made;
Looking back at your opinion, I agree. I wasn't really thinking there. My bad! :) 
(I'm replying here to not bump that thread)
a b 4 Gaming
July 17, 2013 6:11:51 AM

Ossahib said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
Ossahib said:
RaisingTheBarHD said:
seems like a great build to me and should show any problems with handling any game at 1080p on ultra. I dont think you need to wait for the new cpu since technically for a gaming build all you need is a 4670k and if you want high editing capabilities then you get the 4770k.


First of all, fantastic! Thanks for the quick reply!
I stupidly forgot to say that I will be playing on a single 1920x1080 144Hz (or 120Hz) monitor and I will be doing daily video editing. This in mind, I definitely will go for an i7 processor to get that hyperthreading glory.


yes then the i7 would work perfect. on a 1080p 144hz you will be able to nearly max that out and im assuming you have the asus monitor you can change the hz to 120 and vsync on. you also dont need another thread just saying :) 


Just a quick question, a friend of mine strongly believes a single GTX 780 would be much better for me, especially because I will be gaming on a single monitor (and working on dual monitors). And then in the future I can always get a second GTX 780 to setup a 2-way SLI between the two.
Would you also advise me to go for the GTX 780? Thanks!


a 780 is only 15% better than the 770 and if you want to pay a few hundred dollars more then you could get it but its not worth it.
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