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Planning to buy a new computer, need advice on my hardware choice

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January 11, 2014 11:03:39 PM

I am planning to buy a high speed computer with the following specs which I will build myself.
Purpose of use? well I don't game but I just want a really fast pc, also it is important that the hardware works well with linux so let me know if any of the below hardware has issue with it.
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INTEL CORE I7 4770K 3.50G/8M/S1150 $330.00
KINGSTON HYPERX BLU 1600MHZ DDR3 8GB KIT CL9 BLACK $89.00 
S1150 MICRO ATX ASUS B85M-G B85 $85.00
2.5 SATA3 120.0 CORSAIR SSD NEUTRON GTX CSSD-N120GBGTXB-BK $139
525W ATX COOLER MASTER EXTREME II POWER $59.00

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$613 in Canadian dollars

1 what do you think?
2 Any better brand or model from the above list you think I should swap?
3 Is this a good bang for the buck?
January 11, 2014 11:24:57 PM

Cooler master psu's are known to be crap.
Corsair SDD is not best choice.
Id look G.skill memory.
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3 Is this a good bang for the buck?

No. 4670k is more bang for buck or Intel xeon 1230V3 but then you need video card because xeon do not have iGPU.
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January 11, 2014 11:39:17 PM

AxlFone said:
Cooler master psu's are known to be crap.
Corsair SDD is not best choice.
Id look G.skill memory.
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3 Is this a good bang for the buck?

No. 4670k is more bang for buck or Intel xeon 1230V3 but then you need video card because xeon do not have iGPU.


Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor will out perform the INTEL CORE I7 4770K ? by best bang for the buck I mean cheaper hardware but the same performance, I am comfortable spending 700$.

What SDD do you recommend?
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January 11, 2014 11:57:42 PM

migoicons said:
AxlFone said:
Cooler master psu's are known to be crap.
Corsair SDD is not best choice.
Id look G.skill memory.
Quote:
3 Is this a good bang for the buck?

No. 4670k is more bang for buck or Intel xeon 1230V3 but then you need video card because xeon do not have iGPU.


Intel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor will out perform the INTEL CORE I7 4770K ? by best bang for the buck I mean cheaper hardware but the same performance, I am comfortable spending 700$.

What SDD do you recommend?


Samsung pro is fastest. Cheper choice here is sandisk ultra plus. Here I can buy 256GB near same price as 128GB samsung pro do have.

For linux use and other use as well Id look mobo with Intel lan chip. I have had tree intel lan controllers and they work fine. Marvell is not so good. Sound is other thing to look. I have now Realtek ALC898 audio and it works much better that what I did have on X-58 build with Asus sabertooth.

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