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October 6, 2013 12:22:57 AM

Hello everyone, so within the last month I finalized a build that was built to last and ready for "war" however, I have just gotten cold feet.

I've been hearing about "maxwell" aka the 800 series GPU's from Nvidia and the next generation processor's that usually debut in June and DDR4 RAM. Here is my current build. I'm uneasy because most of these parts have been on the market a while. (600t, h100i, etc). Should I wait till the summer or just pull the trigger and get it over with?

CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core (Microcenter Override) $279.99
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid $89.99
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VI FORMULA ATX LGA1150 $309.47
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 $184.99
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" SSD $212.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $81.99
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB $665.91
Case Corsair 600T White Graphite ATX Mid Tower $159.99
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm $27.99
Power Supply Corsair 760W ATX12V / EPS12V $184.99
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $47.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.98
Monitor BenQ XL2420TE 24.0" $377.99
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 $111.98

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/infamousk12/saved/2piw

What do you guys think?

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October 6, 2013 12:38:38 AM

For a gaming rig I would:
Drop the i7 down to a i5 4670K. You do not need a i7 for gaming and it can infact hurt the performance of some games.
Drop the ram down to 8gig. That is all you are going to need for a gaming rig.
Drop the GTX 780 down to a GTX 770 for a single monitor that will give you all the performance you would need and a lot less money.
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October 6, 2013 12:38:46 AM

first off intel tick tock may be broekn with haswell and brodwell. there been online posting that brodwell may be a bga cpu that soilder onto the cpu and that it may not be able to drop in the older x87 mb do to ddr4 and other changes on the cpu. if brodwell refresh drops in april a person with a haswell cpu would not need to drop the new cpu in due to how small the speed incresses have been with sb/ib/haswell cpu over the last three years. amd is dropping newer cpu next week and will have to see in nov if nvidia drops there prices. right now both hardware and os and games are changing to fast to keep up with them. your better off buying your parts and not worring about it.
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October 6, 2013 12:44:44 AM

bryonhowley said:
For a gaming rig I would:
Drop the i7 down to a i5 4670K. You do not need a i7 for gaming and it can infact hurt the performance of some games.
Drop the ram down to 8gig. That is all you are going to need for a gaming rig.
Drop the GTX 780 down to a GTX 770 for a single monitor that will give you all the performance you would need and a lot less money.


Wow. I'm certainly curious as to how it actually hurts performance. That's not what I thought at all. I went with an I7 because of the "long haul." I want to build this, and not have to worry about a thing for at least 4-5 years. I do game primarily, but I'm a CS major currently as a Sophomore and my rig will also have to be able to handle creating many programs and being my overall powerhouse. Am I justified with my parts still, or is it in my best interest to downgrade?
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October 6, 2013 12:52:34 AM

keep the i7 the only cpu faster in render is the amd flagship cpu.
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October 6, 2013 12:55:38 AM

smorizio said:
keep the i7 the only cpu faster in render is the amd flagship cpu.


Thanks for the tip, man.
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October 6, 2013 1:56:28 AM

Still no1 answerd the question..

Your real concern would be what are you gonna do for the next 7-8 months without a PC? you might have somthing but will it be enugh?

So you are the only one that can answer that - If you can wait till the new ddr4, 800 series etc' and i guess a new mobo chipsets will come out.. do it ! but dont forget the amount of money your gonna spend on it.

If you do want to have a great PC that will last for a good few years - Buy your build, coz there is no end to this market.

Enjoy :) 
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October 6, 2013 2:23:37 PM

Thx

May i ask what have you decided ?
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