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July 29, 2013 12:19:13 PM

Hi everyone,

So I am in the process of building my very first computer. Here's what i have so far:

Intel Core i7-3930k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard
16 GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue
x1 EVGA GeForce GTX 780
x1 (insert brand here) SSD 180GB - 250GB
x3 Seagate HDDs (2-3 TB each)
x2 Blu-Ray players
EITHER an 850W or 1050W PSU (Corsair HX series)

Here's the problem I'm running into. Should I go for the (cheaper) 850W PSU or go for 1050W (or even higher?). I'm thinking of making my build future-proof, as i probably wont be doing another upgrade in a very, very long time (4+ years). Maybe i might even go with dual SLI with the GTX 780 in the future.

So what are your recommendations on this setup? 850W, 1050W, or higher? and is my computer overkill? In a way, i would like my PC to be overkill since i will be waiting a really long time before next upgrade. Or is it just not worth the money, and i should go cheaper?

Thanks in advance for all the help!
July 29, 2013 12:36:45 PM

What are you going to be using it for, in order of importance?
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July 29, 2013 12:39:58 PM

850W 80+ Gold Rated is more than enough for 2-way SLI, if you want 3-way then 1000W is sufficient. If it is a gaming PC, I would just go with a 4670k Z87 Mobo. If you require work, 4770k is okay too. The 3930k is for more of an extremist, I wouldn't recommend if it is for gaming.

For SSD, samsung 840 pro is the best you can get, there is a new Samsung Evo which is better from recent benchmarks.
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July 29, 2013 12:50:54 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
What are you going to be using it for, in order of importance?


In order from most important:

Lots of video editing/rendering
Gaming (probably at same level as video)
Storage/Media hub
possibly some 3d modeling
and of course, school

Since I wont build another computer for a long, long time, I am open (would really really like) to getting an extremist processor like the 3930k, but I am also open to other ideas if there is absolutely no benefit in getting it
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July 29, 2013 12:52:35 PM

Intel Core i7-3930k
Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard


A bit high end for a gaming or office box....unless doing scientific apps, huge database manipulation or some other specialized apps I'd use this:
$30 after + $15 off w/ promo code Z87JULY15, ends 7/31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Get 4770k if ya have anything that needs Hyperthreading

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Budget cooler outta place w/ all the other high end stuff. Phanteks scores 14C better
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...
Cooler - $80 - Phanteks PH-TC14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $7 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue
A bit "long in the tooth", I'd look for a newer design.

Corsair 500R w/ HX850 @ $200 for BOTH !
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$265 - $45 MIR - $20 off w/ promo code COMPNTSAL13, ends 7/29
HX850 is a great PSU (see jonnyguru).... HX1000 and HX1050 are dogs

1 EVGA GeForce GTX 780
Id avoid the EVGA SC series and get two factory PC'd 770s from Asus, Gigabyte or MSI ....all have improved PSB's and VRMs (unlike EVGA)

x1 (insert brand here) SSD 180GB - 250GB
Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB

x3 Seagate HDDs (2-3 TB each)
Seagate 7200.12 3TB
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/desktop-hdd.15-st40...

x2 Blu-Ray players
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The days are long gone where two opticals served a purpose, Id get one.
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July 29, 2013 12:52:50 PM

KareemGT said:
check this out buddy : all good quality PSUs


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks man, I was already looking into the Corsair HX 850W psu, and it looks like a beast! Just wondering if I should go with the 850, or take it a step further to say, 1050?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you'll never regret it , if you picked up an PSU from that list .


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July 29, 2013 12:55:15 PM

newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
check this out buddy : all good quality PSUs


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks man, I was already looking into the Corsair HX 850W psu, and it looks like a beast! Just wondering if I should go with the 850, or take it a step further to say, 1050?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you'll never regret it , if you picked up an PSU from that list .




Dude , that 850w is more than enough !! even for an SLI !!

1050w is waste of money since it's more expensive then the 850w PSUs .

go ahead and pick an 850w , it will feed your rig perfectly
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July 29, 2013 1:04:25 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Intel Core i7-3930k
Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard


A bit high end for a gaming or office box....unless doing scientific apps, huge database manipulation or some other specialized apps I'd use this:
$30 after + $15 off w/ promo code Z87JULY15, ends 7/31
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
Get 4770k if ya have anything that needs Hyperthreading

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Budget cooler outta place w/ all the other high end stuff. Phanteks scores 14C better
http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...
Cooler - $80 - Phanteks PH-TC14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $7 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue
A bit "long in the tooth", I'd look for a newer design.

Corsair 500R w/ HX850 @ $200 for BOTH !
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
$265 - $45 MIR - $20 off w/ promo code COMPNTSAL13, ends 7/29
HX850 is a great PSU (see jonnyguru).... HX1000 and HX1050 are dogs

1 EVGA GeForce GTX 780
Id avoid the EVGA SC series and get two factory PC'd 770s from Asus, Gigabyte or MSI ....all have improved PSB's and VRMs (unlike EVGA)

x1 (insert brand here) SSD 180GB - 250GB
Samsung 840 Pro 256 GB

x3 Seagate HDDs (2-3 TB each)
Seagate 7200.12 3TB
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/desktop-hdd.15-st40...

x2 Blu-Ray players
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The days are long gone where two opticals served a purpose, Id get one.


so for the CPU, im looking for something that will hold up even in 5-6 years from now. I'm afraid that if I get the 3770k/4770k, that it will go outta date by then. And I'm willing to dish out the cash. Also, the 3930k will still be a little faster than the lower versions, right? ill take a little extra performance even with the cost

For the case: ahhh I already got the HAF 932. I actually picked the HAF over the corsair case that you linked. oh well..

for memory: do you think 16 gb is enough? I tend to think that 32 GB is overkill, but I guess it just depends on the person. But I am thinking of going to 32 with this build if it merits anything

CPU fan: since I have the p9x79 board, I don't want to get something that will cover the memory slots. I have the Corsair Vengeance sticks already, and I saw from youtube videos that the cooler master hyper 212 EVO perfectly fits without interference. Is there anything better you recommend that will actually fit? I don't want to go with water-cooling since I've heard about possible leakage, etc.

Video card: so in terms of performance, the GTX 780 single card wont do better than the ones you mentioned? Please explain more!
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July 29, 2013 1:05:05 PM

+1 Jack.
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July 29, 2013 1:09:45 PM

KareemGT said:
newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
check this out buddy : all good quality PSUs


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks man, I was already looking into the Corsair HX 850W psu, and it looks like a beast! Just wondering if I should go with the 850, or take it a step further to say, 1050?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you'll never regret it , if you picked up an PSU from that list .




Dude , that 850w is more than enough !! even for an SLI !!

1050w is waste of money since it's more expensive then the 850w PSUs .

go ahead and pick an 850w , it will feed your rig perfectly


Thanks man, I will go ahead with the Corsair HX 850W!
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July 29, 2013 1:12:08 PM

newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
check this out buddy : all good quality PSUs


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks man, I was already looking into the Corsair HX 850W psu, and it looks like a beast! Just wondering if I should go with the 850, or take it a step further to say, 1050?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you'll never regret it , if you picked up an PSU from that list .




Dude , that 850w is more than enough !! even for an SLI !!

1050w is waste of money since it's more expensive then the 850w PSUs .

go ahead and pick an 850w , it will feed your rig perfectly


Thanks man, I will go ahead with the Corsair HX 850W!


ya , it's good !! Good luck !

don't forget to close the thread by choosing the best answer if you done .
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July 29, 2013 1:19:15 PM

KareemGT, so for my graphics card, is the GTX 780 a good pick? Im willing to dish out the money for it, and I am trying to make my build as future-proof as possible, since the next build will probably be coming in 6-7 years.. what are your thoughts? I feel like im already sold for the GTX 780 haha, unless you can change my mind for a different setup

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July 29, 2013 2:03:49 PM

newb2745 said:
Hi everyone,

So I am in the process of building my very first computer. Here's what i have so far:

Intel Core i7-3930k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard
16 GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue
x1 EVGA GeForce GTX 780
x1 (insert brand here) SSD 180GB - 250GB
x3 Seagate HDDs (2-3 TB each)
x2 Blu-Ray players
EITHER an 850W or 1050W PSU (Corsair HX series)

Here's the problem I'm running into. Should I go for the (cheaper) 850W PSU or go for 1050W (or even higher?). I'm thinking of making my build future-proof, as i probably wont be doing another upgrade in a very, very long time (4+ years). Maybe i might even go with dual SLI with the GTX 780 in the future.

So what are your recommendations on this setup? 850W, 1050W, or higher? and is my computer overkill? In a way, i would like my PC to be overkill since i will be waiting a really long time before next upgrade. Or is it just not worth the money, and i should go cheaper?

Thanks in advance for all the help!


Hi - I agree with others, i7 -4770k, and there is no need for anything
more than an ex quality 850w PSU if you are going to SLI 2 770's or 780's
.

However, you mentioned video editing & modeling, so you might consider
the $ not spent on a 1khw PSU and get one Firepro vid card as opposed to two 780's.


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July 29, 2013 2:34:34 PM

KareemGT said:
newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
check this out buddy : all good quality PSUs


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks man, I was already looking into the Corsair HX 850W psu, and it looks like a beast! Just wondering if I should go with the 850, or take it a step further to say, 1050?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you'll never regret it , if you picked up an PSU from that list .




Dude , that 850w is more than enough !! even for an SLI !!

1050w is waste of money since it's more expensive then the 850w PSUs .

go ahead and pick an 850w , it will feed your rig perfectly


Thanks man, I will go ahead with the Corsair HX 850W!


ya , it's good !! Good luck !

don't forget to close the thread by choosing the best answer if you done .




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KareemGT, so for my graphics card, is the GTX 780 a good pick? Im willing to dish out the money for it, and I am trying to make my build as future-proof as possible, since the next build will probably be coming in 6-7 years.. what are your thoughts? I feel like im already sold for the GTX 780 haha, unless you can change my mind for a different setup

(I didn't know if the reply was sent, so I repeated it)
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July 29, 2013 2:36:14 PM

toyftw said:
newb2745 said:
Hi everyone,

So I am in the process of building my very first computer. Here's what i have so far:

Intel Core i7-3930k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard
16 GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue
x1 EVGA GeForce GTX 780
x1 (insert brand here) SSD 180GB - 250GB
x3 Seagate HDDs (2-3 TB each)
x2 Blu-Ray players
EITHER an 850W or 1050W PSU (Corsair HX series)

Here's the problem I'm running into. Should I go for the (cheaper) 850W PSU or go for 1050W (or even higher?). I'm thinking of making my build future-proof, as i probably wont be doing another upgrade in a very, very long time (4+ years). Maybe i might even go with dual SLI with the GTX 780 in the future.

So what are your recommendations on this setup? 850W, 1050W, or higher? and is my computer overkill? In a way, i would like my PC to be overkill since i will be waiting a really long time before next upgrade. Or is it just not worth the money, and i should go cheaper?

Thanks in advance for all the help!


Hi - I agree with others, i7 -4770k, and there is no need for anything
more than an ex quality 850w PSU if you are going to SLI 2 770's or 780's
.

However, you mentioned video editing & modeling, so you might consider
the $ not spent on a 1khw PSU and get one Firepro vid card as opposed to two 780's.




So there is no difference between the i7-4770k and the i7-3930k?? not even a little difference?
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July 29, 2013 2:39:08 PM

Top Notch 850w for $129.99

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $129.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 17:38 EDT-0400)



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $139.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 17:40 EDT-0400)

XFX made by Seasonic 1050w for some extra headroom ^
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July 29, 2013 2:47:54 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
Top Notch 850w for $129.99

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $129.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 17:38 EDT-0400)



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1050W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $139.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-29 17:40 EDT-0400)

XFX made by Seasonic 1050w for some extra headroom ^


so for my graphics card, is the GTX 780 a good pick? Im willing to dish out the money for it, and I am trying to make my build as future-proof as possible, since the next build will probably be coming in 6-7 years.. what are your thoughts? I feel like im already sold for the GTX 780 haha, unless you can change my mind for a different setup

and for the i7-3930 vs i7-4770k, which one has the best overall performance? money is not a factor. but I need something that will perform consistently on all of my tasks (video editing/rendering, gaming, encoding, millions of open tabs, multi-tasking, etc.)
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July 29, 2013 2:51:22 PM

Get either of them , they are both great deals , I would go with the 1050w for $139.99.

GTX 780 < YES
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July 29, 2013 3:13:43 PM

newb2745 said:
toyftw said:
newb2745 said:
Hi everyone,

So I am in the process of building my very first computer. Here's what i have so far:

Intel Core i7-3930k
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
Asus P9x79 Pro motherboard
16 GB DDR3 (2x8GB)
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Blue
x1 EVGA GeForce GTX 780
x1 (insert brand here) SSD 180GB - 250GB
x3 Seagate HDDs (2-3 TB each)
x2 Blu-Ray players
EITHER an 850W or 1050W PSU (Corsair HX series)

Here's the problem I'm running into. Should I go for the (cheaper) 850W PSU or go for 1050W (or even higher?). I'm thinking of making my build future-proof, as i probably wont be doing another upgrade in a very, very long time (4+ years). Maybe i might even go with dual SLI with the GTX 780 in the future.

So what are your recommendations on this setup? 850W, 1050W, or higher? and is my computer overkill? In a way, i would like my PC to be overkill since i will be waiting a really long time before next upgrade. Or is it just not worth the money, and i should go cheaper?

Thanks in advance for all the help!


Hi - I agree with others, i7 -4770k, and there is no need for anything
more than an ex quality 850w PSU if you are going to SLI 2 770's or 780's
.

However, you mentioned video editing & modeling, so you might consider
the $ not spent on a 1khw PSU and get one Firepro vid card as opposed to two 780's.




So there is no difference between the i7-4770k and the i7-3930k?? not even a little difference?


For applications using single core the i7 - 4770k is better, for apps needing more than one core
the 3930k is better. If price is no object, and you aren't concerned with price/value relationship,
go with the 3930k.

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July 29, 2013 3:45:35 PM

newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
newb2745 said:
KareemGT said:
check this out buddy : all good quality PSUs


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thanks man, I was already looking into the Corsair HX 850W psu, and it looks like a beast! Just wondering if I should go with the 850, or take it a step further to say, 1050?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you'll never regret it , if you picked up an PSU from that list .




Dude , that 850w is more than enough !! even for an SLI !!

1050w is waste of money since it's more expensive then the 850w PSUs .

go ahead and pick an 850w , it will feed your rig perfectly


Thanks man, I will go ahead with the Corsair HX 850W!


ya , it's good !! Good luck !

don't forget to close the thread by choosing the best answer if you done .




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KareemGT, so for my graphics card, is the GTX 780 a good pick? Im willing to dish out the money for it, and I am trying to make my build as future-proof as possible, since the next build will probably be coming in 6-7 years.. what are your thoughts? I feel like im already sold for the GTX 780 haha, unless you can change my mind for a different setup

(I didn't know if the reply was sent, so I repeated it)


stick with it dude !! it's good enough for future proof build .
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