Which rig should I roll with? X79 or Z87

I'm going to be recording videos, and hoping for medium-fast render times, I will do GFX work i.e Photoshop, Premiere, C4D, etc.
Mobo: ASUS P9X79 ATX LGA2011 $279
Case: Fractal Designs Define R4 $149
CPU: Intel Core i7 4930K $675
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 $165
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB $99
RAM/Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M2A (2x8GB) $199
SSD: Samsung Evo 120gb $109
Graphic/Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3gb $889
PSU: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum $289
Optical drive: LG 24x SATA DVD-RW Drive $25
Optional/Monitor: Asus VE248H 24in Widescreen LED $189
Optional/Monitor: Asus VE248H 24in Widescreen LED $189
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit $209
Keyboard; Corsair K70 MX Brown $170



Mobo: ASUS Maximus VI Hero $305
Case: Fractal Designs Define R4 $149
CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k $399
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 $165
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB $99
RAM: G.Skill Ares 2x8 $209
SSD: Samsung Evo 120gb $109
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Superclocked 3gb $889
PSU: Corsair 860w 80+ Platinum $289
OD: LG 24x SATA $25
Monitor x2: ASUS VE248H 24in $378
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit $209
Keyboard: Corsair K70 MX Brown $170

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  1. The 4930K is worth the extra cash in your case, because lots of programs in your line of work can use all 6 cores. It wouldn't be worth it for a gaming machine. Based on the 780 Ti, you are going to play games on this too. You decide if the box will be used mostly for work or mostly for games.
  2. i vote for Z87 platform + OC
  3. I do plan on SLI, in future ;b forgot to add that
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    Both would do a good job, the X79 will be better overall with the additional cores, but will also want DRAM in a 4x config - if 16GB 4x4GB or go 32GB in 4x8GB to enable and use quad channel, which will greatly help in the proposed work for the rig
  5. Will the extra $200 be worth it? I'm only a young person in high school, so I can't fully take advantage of the pc, and if Haswell-E does get released, should I just go with that instead? I am building this Mid-this year
  6. Haswell is due prob around the third/fourth quarter, haven't seen anything firm on pricing
  7. btw you picked mostly the top of the line parts

    you can save much if you select only the best price/performance component. $1200-1500 is what i expected
  8. This is an overkill build AMD Radeon, ;b
  9. okay, then you have done a very good work :)

    swap the SSD into Samsung 840 pro 256-512GB because those programs you listed above take so much space. it will be ridiculous if you have to install it outside the SSD
  10. Ah okay, thanks. I think i'll be going with the Z87, i'm not the most enthusiastic person about GFX, so it'll only be a side job
  11. Let us know how the build goes, will be looking forward to it ;)
  12. Sure (:
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