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April 25, 2014 4:49:15 AM

i want some help with upgrading my current rig!

Motherboard:
Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3, Socket-1155 ATX, Z68, DDR3, 2xPCIe(2.0)x16, CFX&SLI, SATA 6Gb/
Cpu:
Intel® Core? i5-2500K Processor Socket-LGA1155, Quad Core, 3.3Ghz, 6MB, 95W, Boxed
Ram:
Kingston DDR3 HyperX T1 1600MHz 12GB KIT
GFX:
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:

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

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

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

Motherboard:
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If you think the parts i found is fine, please say so aswell, im quite outdated since i havent build any new systems the last 6 months, so any input will be helpful!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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April 25, 2014 5:09:04 AM

The parts are fine if you prefer these.
You could also do this to get a better gpu:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ybzJ
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)
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April 25, 2014 5:14:20 AM

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?
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April 25, 2014 5:17:27 AM

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.
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April 25, 2014 5:34:43 AM

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$
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April 25, 2014 5:53:08 AM

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
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April 25, 2014 5:57:00 AM

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.
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April 25, 2014 6:10:48 AM

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
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April 25, 2014 6:11:53 AM

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?
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April 25, 2014 6:18:20 AM

the i7-4770k will not fit on the socket 2011 as it designed for the chipset x79 i think
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April 25, 2014 6:22:41 AM

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
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April 25, 2014 6:50:16 AM

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 :) 
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April 25, 2014 7:37:00 AM

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!
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April 25, 2014 10:45:51 AM

dunno if anyone seen this, and im not sure about bumping rules here, but hopefully its no problem :) 

Bump!
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April 27, 2014 2:10:15 AM

anyone got any more input before i order? :) 

thanks for all help so far btw!
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