new hardware for gaming rig / video rendering / professinal streaming

i want some help with upgrading my current rig!

Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3, Socket-1155 ATX, Z68, DDR3, 2xPCIe(2.0)x16, CFX&SLI, SATA 6Gb/
Intel® Core? i5-2500K Processor Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.3Ghz, 6MB, 95W, Boxed
Kingston DDR3 HyperX T1 1600MHz 12GB KIT
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 3072MB PhysX CUDA PCI-Express 2.0, GDDR5, 2xDVI, native-mini HDMI

in 2011 this setup cost me about 2500 USD (a few more parts, but those i have upgraded seperatly later on)

Im looking for the same 4 parts, CPU, Motherboard, Ram and GFX. (and a monitor on a seperate budget, 144hz monitor budged for less than 500$)
Due to the massive price range diffrance from the US to Norway where i live, lets say the budget is at around 1500 USD (will end up at around 2000 USD with norwegian prices i assume)

i been checking around abit myself, and found these parts:

Intel Core i7-4820K Socket-LGA2011, (4-Core, 3.7GHz, 10MB, 130W, Ivy)

ASUS Rampage IV Formula, Socket-2011ATX, X79, 4xDDR3, 4xG3-PCIe-x16, SLI/CFX, SATA6Gb/s, USB3.0, X-FI, UEFI

Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866MHz 16GB (2x8GB CL9 XMP 1,5V, Red)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB PhysX CUDA "Windforce 3X", with DAYLIGHT

If you think the parts i found is fine, please say so aswell, im quite outdated since i havent build any new systems the last 6 months, so any input will be helpful! :)

Thanks in advance!
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  1. Best answer
    The parts are fine if you prefer these.
    You could also do this to get a better gpu:
    PCPartPicker part list:
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($135.00 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB WINDFORCE Video Card ($721.61 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1486.59
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-25 08:08 EDT-0400)
  2. i see alot of people suggest the G.skill memory at tomshardware, is it just a really good value vs money RAM? i dont think its avalible in norway, or atleast i havent found a site that sell G.skill, but i assume if i stick to 1866 and use a well known brand i'll be ok?
    And another note i just remembered, should i go for a 6 core over a 4 core? or not much use yet?
  3. Yes. it's the cheapest. you can stick to good brands and be fine.
    6 core will help with editing but you are fine with this processor.
  4. kk thanks for the help :)
    whats the difference on GPU? i can't see a difference :O

    Edit: oh saw the diffrance now, the TI, but what does it really mean?
    the diffrance on the page im ordering from is like 160$
  5. The 780 ti is better than the 780 and it's even better than the titan.
  6. i'd drop the i7-4820K and get a i7-4770k in real world performances the i7-4770k is virtually the same if not better in some tests
  7. gazn1 said:
    i'd drop the i7-4820K and get a i7-4770k in real world performances the i7-4770k is virtually the same if not better in some tests

    Yeah it probably is. Didn't know the 4770k was cheaper because the 4820k doesn't have onboard graphics.
  8. besides that i would not get an extreme i7 unless i was getting the 6 core version otherwise the i7-4820k is pointless in my opinion
  9. hmm the 4770k seems to cost abit more on the page im at, and i just noticed its listed under 1155 not 2011 as the motherboard i got suggested, is that a problem?
  10. the i7-4770k will not fit on the socket 2011 as it designed for the chipset x79 i think
  11. try this config

    cpu - Intel Core i7 4770K
    mothboard - Gigabyte G1 Sniper Z87
    cpu cooler - Zalman CNPS10X Optima
    ram - 16GB Corsair 1866mhz Vengeance (4x4GB)
    gpu - AMD Radeon R9 290X 4GB
  12. hmm im not really a fan of radeon :P
    have a few friends that tested a setup suggested here with 2 x 7980 in crossfire or so (dont remember exact model name) and they had alot problems with drivers and performance in certain games
    with Nvidia i never had any problems, and the drivers etc are just stupid easy to find.
    not trying to be stubborn but i prefer Nvidia :)
  13. Ram: Corsair Vengeance Pro DDR3 1866MHz 16GB 2x8GB CL9 XMP 1,5V, Red
    Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z87, Socket-1150 ATX, Z87, DDR3, 2xPCIe-x16, SLI/CFX, HDMI, DP, AMP-UP, Killer2200, Haswell
    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K Socket-LGA1150, Quad Core, 3.5GHz, 8MB, 84W, HD4600, Boxed w/fan, Haswell
    GFX: MSI GeForce GTX 780Ti Gaming 3GB PhysX "Twin Frozr IV", with DAYLIGHT
    Noctua NH-U12S CPU Kjøler 1150/1155/1156/2011, AM2(+)/AM3(+)//FM1/FM2, 300~1500 RPM, 93,4 m³, 13~22.4 dBA

    after some info from the people here, and some searching around, i came up with this (some of the stuff suggested here the store i order from dont have at all, so have to do some compromises)

    only stuff i plan to use in this new computer is those parts + 2 x samsung pro series SSD drives, one 256gb one 512GB and later on a capture card.
    so unless theres some parts that are not acceptable here, pls let me know before i order :) (will oder soon!)

    What kinda PSU would this require?

    Edit: i totally forgot but i need a new monitor aswell! 24" or bigger, and under 500$, its gonna be main gaming screen, so need to be superb for gaming!
  14. dunno if anyone seen this, and im not sure about bumping rules here, but hopefully its no problem :)

  15. anyone got any more input before i order? :)

    thanks for all help so far btw!
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