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X79 over the z87 for streaming/gaming

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February 5, 2014 2:30:00 PM

I'm currently using a late 2011 21.5" i5 imac for gaming/editing and such with no problems Up until recently have I been thinking about building myself an actual gaming computer. I'm either going with A. 4820k with x79 sabertooth and a gtx770 or B. 4770k with z87 sabertooth and a gtx770. The MAIN use for this computer will be streaming everytime I game. Some video editing and some photo editing. What It really comes down to is what option is better for full time streaming while gaming
February 5, 2014 3:19:26 PM

You don't think x79 is better for streaming?
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February 5, 2014 3:23:49 PM

About the only benefit of x79 is quad channel memory.
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February 5, 2014 3:40:35 PM

pauls3743 said:
About the only benefit of x79 is quad channel memory.


And there isn't a great benefit in that, only slightly faster performance.
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February 6, 2014 10:26:01 AM

Francisco Costa said:
pauls3743 said:
About the only benefit of x79 is quad channel memory.


And there isn't a great benefit in that, only slightly faster performance.


Can't say I really notice it.
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February 6, 2014 1:51:01 PM

I like this one better :)  Tell me what you think

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($180.00 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($309.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($129.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Wired Gaming Keyboard ($90.00 @ Mechanical Keyboards)
Total: $1726.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 16:50 EST-0500)
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February 6, 2014 1:58:20 PM

$60 cheaper and you get a 780 instead:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87MX-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($489.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 620W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ Best Buy)
Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Wired Gaming Keyboard
Total: $1664.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-06 16:58 EST-0500)
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February 6, 2014 2:01:09 PM

If you are going to get an evga gtx 780, get thier super clocked ACX version. For about 30$ more it comes with an 11% over lock.
I have one, I love it slot, and I never see temps of 67 while benchmarking
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February 6, 2014 2:12:22 PM

The one in my build is the ACX cooler version lol
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February 6, 2014 3:14:03 PM

i like what francisco was saying with the asus hero, was also looking into that. i've never even considered going to a mATX but that could actually be a very cost effective solution to put more money into other components as hightech has shown. I guess what I really am looking for is and absolute great looking case that cools very well (carbide 540) unless you guys know of other cases that cool very well and look awesome. seeing hightechs mATX list I might even now be swayed to go with mATX seeing as its 100$ cheaper and can do the exact same thing, and also im set on air cooling 100%... 1 more thing.. is the 780 really worth the extra $150++ over the 770 for gaming/streaming?
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February 6, 2014 3:16:56 PM

I also need to factor in that I might really only be using this mobo/cpu for 2 years max then upgrade to haswell-e
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February 6, 2014 3:38:37 PM

Cjpoww said:
i like what francisco was saying with the asus hero, was also looking into that. i've never even considered going to a mATX but that could actually be a very cost effective solution to put more money into other components as hightech has shown. I guess what I really am looking for is and absolute great looking case that cools very well (carbide 540) unless you guys know of other cases that cool very well and look awesome. seeing hightechs mATX list I might even now be swayed to go with mATX seeing as its 100$ cheaper and can do the exact same thing, and also im set on air cooling 100%... 1 more thing.. is the 780 really worth the extra $150++ over the 770 for gaming/streaming?


Don't you like the Corsair 750D? Nonetheless, the Air 540 is a great case too. If you like the cubic style then go for it ^.^
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February 6, 2014 4:28:00 PM

I Do. but im drawn to the air 540. seems like a great case for extreme cooling
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February 7, 2014 1:22:34 AM

Cjpoww said:
I Do. but im drawn to the air 540. seems like a great case for extreme cooling


Yeah that case is totally fine, it's really great.
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