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September 26, 2013 10:45:07 AM

I'm looking to build a new PC in my old case. This one I want to be able to render 3d images as well as play games. I am new at the 3d animation and imaging and not ready for the high end stuff yet. This is my 2nd build. Let me know what yall think. thanks!
Approximate Purchase Date: with-in the next 2 - 3 weeks

Budget Range: 1500.00 – 2000.00

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Entry Level 3D Animation, Games, movies

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts Not Required: Monitor, Case & speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com, Microcenter

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: I want to go with an Intel CPU & Asus Mother Board

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet and Cool

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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2013 6:40:31 PM

Here, I included the case becaue the Mobo is an EATX, I wasn't sure if your case supported it. Also, I went with the EVGA X79 Dark over Haswell and Rampage IV Extreme, is because your doing 3D Animation, and its more future proof then Haswell, all you would need to do is upgrade your Video Card.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1I1DQ

EDIT: Don't bother overclocking with the Hyper 212 Evo.
1.) It doesn't cool the 4930K enough to overclock.
2.) 6 Cores, why would you need to overclock that? Lol
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a b 4 Gaming
September 26, 2013 6:42:51 PM

Also, the X79 Dark has a 3 Way Switch on it: Bios 1, Bios 2, and Bios 3 (Aka Ivy-Bridge E bios)
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September 26, 2013 10:53:06 PM

iNova said:
Here, I included the case becaue the Mobo is an EATX, I wasn't sure if your case supported it. Also, I went with the EVGA X79 Dark over Haswell and Rampage IV Extreme, is because your doing 3D Animation, and its more future proof then Haswell, all you would need to do is upgrade your Video Card.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1I1DQ

EDIT: Don't bother overclocking with the Hyper 212 Evo.
1.) It doesn't cool the 4930K enough to overclock.
2.) 6 Cores, why would you need to overclock that? Lol


Wow thats a really great rig set up! Future proof is definitely what I was seeking as well. Its hard to do that. I really didn't want to have to Overclock either. Thanks a million!

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a b 4 Gaming
September 27, 2013 4:46:09 AM

ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
Here, I included the case becaue the Mobo is an EATX, I wasn't sure if your case supported it. Also, I went with the EVGA X79 Dark over Haswell and Rampage IV Extreme, is because your doing 3D Animation, and its more future proof then Haswell, all you would need to do is upgrade your Video Card.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1I1DQ

EDIT: Don't bother overclocking with the Hyper 212 Evo.
1.) It doesn't cool the 4930K enough to overclock.
2.) 6 Cores, why would you need to overclock that? Lol


Wow thats a really great rig set up! Future proof is definitely what I was seeking as well. Its hard to do that. I really didn't want to have to Overclock either. Thanks a million!



No Problem! Also, if you don't want to remove the matrix, you can buy another Matrix and CrossfireX it in the future :) 

Note: PCI-E 4.0 is coming out in July I think, but when PCI-E 3.0 came out, it was backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0 and PCI-E 2.0 was plenty of bandwidth. So you won't have to upgrade your Motherboard or CPU for another 5+ Years, as PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of Bandwidth.
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September 27, 2013 11:20:24 AM

iNova said:
ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
Here, I included the case becaue the Mobo is an EATX, I wasn't sure if your case supported it. Also, I went with the EVGA X79 Dark over Haswell and Rampage IV Extreme, is because your doing 3D Animation, and its more future proof then Haswell, all you would need to do is upgrade your Video Card.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1I1DQ

EDIT: Don't bother overclocking with the Hyper 212 Evo.
1.) It doesn't cool the 4930K enough to overclock.
2.) 6 Cores, why would you need to overclock that? Lol


Wow thats a really great rig set up! Future proof is definitely what I was seeking as well. Its hard to do that. I really didn't want to have to Overclock either. Thanks a million!



No Problem! Also, if you don't want to remove the matrix, you can buy another Matrix and CrossfireX it in the future :) 

Note: PCI-E 4.0 is coming out in July I think, but when PCI-E 3.0 came out, it was backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0 and PCI-E 2.0 was plenty of bandwidth. So you won't have to upgrade your Motherboard or CPU for another 5+ Years, as PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of Bandwidth.


I was wondering about that. As i really needed to Build this PC now, as my old one is on its last leg. ANd I know PCI-E 4.0 was coming as well as Intels new architecture. I would have waited really couldn't. I'm just getting started anyway so this will be powerful enough to hld me down.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 27, 2013 12:11:33 PM

ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
Here, I included the case becaue the Mobo is an EATX, I wasn't sure if your case supported it. Also, I went with the EVGA X79 Dark over Haswell and Rampage IV Extreme, is because your doing 3D Animation, and its more future proof then Haswell, all you would need to do is upgrade your Video Card.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1I1DQ

EDIT: Don't bother overclocking with the Hyper 212 Evo.
1.) It doesn't cool the 4930K enough to overclock.
2.) 6 Cores, why would you need to overclock that? Lol


Wow thats a really great rig set up! Future proof is definitely what I was seeking as well. Its hard to do that. I really didn't want to have to Overclock either. Thanks a million!



No Problem! Also, if you don't want to remove the matrix, you can buy another Matrix and CrossfireX it in the future :) 

Note: PCI-E 4.0 is coming out in July I think, but when PCI-E 3.0 came out, it was backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0 and PCI-E 2.0 was plenty of bandwidth. So you won't have to upgrade your Motherboard or CPU for another 5+ Years, as PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of Bandwidth.


I was wondering about that. As i really needed to Build this PC now, as my old one is on its last leg. ANd I know PCI-E 4.0 was coming as well as Intels new architecture. I would have waited really couldn't. I'm just getting started anyway so this will be powerful enough to hld me down.


Don't worry about PCI-E 4.0, as I said before, PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of bandwidth for future video cards :) 
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September 28, 2013 10:10:12 PM

iNova said:
ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
Here, I included the case becaue the Mobo is an EATX, I wasn't sure if your case supported it. Also, I went with the EVGA X79 Dark over Haswell and Rampage IV Extreme, is because your doing 3D Animation, and its more future proof then Haswell, all you would need to do is upgrade your Video Card.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1I1DQ

EDIT: Don't bother overclocking with the Hyper 212 Evo.
1.) It doesn't cool the 4930K enough to overclock.
2.) 6 Cores, why would you need to overclock that? Lol


Wow thats a really great rig set up! Future proof is definitely what I was seeking as well. Its hard to do that. I really didn't want to have to Overclock either. Thanks a million!



No Problem! Also, if you don't want to remove the matrix, you can buy another Matrix and CrossfireX it in the future :) 

Note: PCI-E 4.0 is coming out in July I think, but when PCI-E 3.0 came out, it was backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0 and PCI-E 2.0 was plenty of bandwidth. So you won't have to upgrade your Motherboard or CPU for another 5+ Years, as PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of Bandwidth.


I was wondering about that. As i really needed to Build this PC now, as my old one is on its last leg. ANd I know PCI-E 4.0 was coming as well as Intels new architecture. I would have waited really couldn't. I'm just getting started anyway so this will be powerful enough to hld me down.


Don't worry about PCI-E 4.0, as I said before, PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of bandwidth for future video cards :) 


Oh ok, You know how one can get when they know something new is on the horizon LOL Thanks!
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a b 4 Gaming
September 29, 2013 4:20:32 AM

ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
ChillyOne said:
iNova said:
Here, I included the case becaue the Mobo is an EATX, I wasn't sure if your case supported it. Also, I went with the EVGA X79 Dark over Haswell and Rampage IV Extreme, is because your doing 3D Animation, and its more future proof then Haswell, all you would need to do is upgrade your Video Card.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1I1DQ

EDIT: Don't bother overclocking with the Hyper 212 Evo.
1.) It doesn't cool the 4930K enough to overclock.
2.) 6 Cores, why would you need to overclock that? Lol


Wow thats a really great rig set up! Future proof is definitely what I was seeking as well. Its hard to do that. I really didn't want to have to Overclock either. Thanks a million!



No Problem! Also, if you don't want to remove the matrix, you can buy another Matrix and CrossfireX it in the future :) 

Note: PCI-E 4.0 is coming out in July I think, but when PCI-E 3.0 came out, it was backwards compatible with PCI-E 2.0 and PCI-E 2.0 was plenty of bandwidth. So you won't have to upgrade your Motherboard or CPU for another 5+ Years, as PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of Bandwidth.


I was wondering about that. As i really needed to Build this PC now, as my old one is on its last leg. ANd I know PCI-E 4.0 was coming as well as Intels new architecture. I would have waited really couldn't. I'm just getting started anyway so this will be powerful enough to hld me down.


Don't worry about PCI-E 4.0, as I said before, PCI-E 3.0 will be plenty of bandwidth for future video cards :) 


Oh ok, You know how one can get when they know something new is on the horizon LOL Thanks!


No problem :) 
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