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August 29, 2013 12:53:28 PM

Hi everybody!,

I am in the process of building an Audio/Video editing supercomputer... My budget is $5k but i am willing to go higher if need be. I plan on having this computer for years to come and i want to be able to upgrade it as the years pass.
So far i have a
-Coolermaster Cosmos 2 case.
-4x WD black 4tb drives which will be set up in raid 10.
-Samsung 512gb pro 840 SSD for my boot drive and apps.

So My question for everybody is what Cpu should I be buying. I've researched my butt off and cant seem to decide between the i7 haswell 4770k (LGA-1150) or the i7 sandy bridge 3930k. the problem I've ran into is that the haswell being as new as it is doesnt have very many mother boards that support the 1150 socket that also supports over 32gbs of ram.. so i guess another question is do you guys think that the 2011 socket or the 1150 socket will be the socket of the future... im torn and sick of reading and shopping. also what is the deal with server motherboards? can you run a windows based OS on them? ..

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August 29, 2013 1:18:51 PM

IMHO You should buy a top 32GB LGA-1150 motherboard. Broadwell will be LGA-1150 too.
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August 29, 2013 1:40:41 PM

filippi said:
IMHO You should buy a top 32GB LGA-1150 motherboard. Broadwell will be LGA-1150 too.

is braodwell the next gen of haswell?
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August 29, 2013 1:40:42 PM

filippi said:
IMHO You should buy a top 32GB LGA-1150 motherboard. Broadwell will be LGA-1150 too.

is braodwell the next gen of haswell?
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August 29, 2013 2:05:29 PM

Yes. How about this build?

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

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($309.47 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 750GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($499.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($266.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($266.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($266.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Western Digital WD Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($266.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($649.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($280.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($156.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $3673.29
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-29 17:11 EDT-0400)
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August 29, 2013 3:15:45 PM

wow i did not know about pc partpicker! thats awesome. and thank you for the help! seriously. awesome. i will definitely be using that, But real question is whether i should rocking a i7-3930k- or the 4770k. more or less i will upgrading my system in the future and i want to know if the 1150 socket or the 2011 socket is the way to go for a media work platform
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August 29, 2013 3:24:09 PM

cymaticstudios said:
wow i did not know about pc partpicker! thats awesome. and thank you for the help! seriously. awesome. i will definitely be using that, But real question is whether i should rocking a i7-3930k- or the 4770k. more or less i will upgrading my system in the future and i want to know if the 1150 socket or the 2011 socket is the way to go for a media work platform

LGA 2011 is better but it is going defunkt next year so go with 1150 because it will get hex-core support with broadwell and will continue to be the primary socket from intel for the next three years or so. Unless you feel like waiting for LGA 2013 but that's a year away.
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August 29, 2013 5:57:39 PM

FlyingHelmet said:
cymaticstudios said:
wow i did not know about pc partpicker! thats awesome. and thank you for the help! seriously. awesome. i will definitely be using that, But real question is whether i should rocking a i7-3930k- or the 4770k. more or less i will upgrading my system in the future and i want to know if the 1150 socket or the 2011 socket is the way to go for a media work platform

LGA 2011 is better but it is going defunkt next year so go with 1150 because it will get hex-core support with broadwell and will continue to be the primary socket from intel for the next three years or so. Unless you feel like waiting for LGA 2013 but that's a year away.

Perfect! thanks Helmet.... this saves me some money at this time as well.. the build continues thanks folks!
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