i7 4930K vs i7 4960X in Supercomputer

I'm deciding whether to get an i7 4930K or i7 4960X in my new extreme 4K gaming supercomputer (I will get the rig from either Origin PC or Digital Storm due to their excellent customer service and record of amazing custom gaming PCs.) Other components include 32GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz RAM, Quad Liquid Cooled/ Overclocked Titan Blacks and Rampage IV Black motherboard. I will be overclocking the CPU to 5GHz. Thanks.
Btw, the rig is not only for gaming, it will also be used for video editing in After Effects or Photoshop. I need it to be as future proof as possible.
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  1. The 4960 costs twice as much as the 4930 but is only 10% better. I think the 4930k is the better deal.

    This sounds very expensive. So maybe you don't care.
  2. Death Prodigy said:
    I'm deciding whether to get an i7 4930K or i7 4960X in my new extreme 4K gaming supercomputer (I will get the rig from either Origin PC or Digital Storm due to their excellent customer service and record of amazing custom gaming PCs.) Other components include 32GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz RAM, Quad Liquid Cooled/ Overclocked Titan Blacks and Rampage IV Black motherboard. I will be overclocking the CPU to 5GHz. Thanks.
    Btw, the rig is not only for gaming, it will also be used for video editing in After Effects or Photoshop. I need it to be as future proof as possible.

    Why go for anything less than a processor which has the word "Extreme" in its name, and for a "supercomputer"(ahem) no less. You're not poor or anything, are you? Personally I wouldn't settle short of a dual-socket Xeon setup for my "supercomputer", but then again I have the money to spend. :P
  3. Well, Xeons are more suited for workstation and server use, but I'm not running a workstation so the i7 processor line seems more suited for a gaming PC. If there's one thing I learnt, it's that the low clock speeds on Xeon processors really suck.
  4. Post a link to this pc.
  5. Wait a minute, I'm fetching the configurator. For your information, I'll be giving two different systems from Origin PC and Digital Storm because I'm undecided on which company to go with. Although, Digital Storm's Aventum II exclusive custom copper liquid cooling system DOES seem nice.
    (Somewhat) off-topic: I have configured a 1TB Samsung 840 Evo SSD, however I need advice on whether I should configure an SSD RAID array given that it's already such a ridiculous system, so heck, why not? Also, what's the difference between the 840 Evo SSDs and the 840 Pro SSDs which are MUCH more expensive?
  6. It's a waste of time putting SSDs in raid.

    Google the specs. Its probably read and/or write speeds.
  7. The main difference between the evo and pro is that the pro comes with an industrial grade 256-bit encryption for security. Apart from that and greater reliability, in terms of raw performance the pro is at best 5-10% better than the evo in random and sequnential read/write ops. Considering that you're planning an SSD RAID array, your 6gbps SATA is going to get fully saturated long before that imperceptible difference starts showing up. You could go for a PCI-e SSD for much greater performance than any SATA drives, but your quad SLI isn't going to leave any space for that. You could go for two Titan Z's for quad SLI to spare 2 slots but those buggers only come with triple slot cooling.

    Edit: Errr, yeah so go with the 2x evos, because the speed limit incurred by the current architecture would render the performance difference moot.
  8. Well here's my two builds from Origin PC and Digital Storm as I am undecided on which company to go with yet.

    Digital Storm Custom Extreme Gaming PC Aventum II:
    Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Black OPS Aventum II
    Exterior Finish: Onyx Black Matte Finish with Red Stand
    Trim Accents: - Not Available
    Processor: Intel Core i7 4930K 3.4GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Six-Core)
    Motherboard: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition X79 (Intel X79 Chipset)
    System Memory: 32GB DDR3 2400MHz Corsair Dominator Platinum DHX (Extreme-Performance)
    Power Supply: 1500W Corsair AX1500i (Digitally Controlled Power)
    Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
    Optical Drive: Blu-Ray Player/DVD Writer (Play Blu-Ray and Burn DVDs) (Slim Slot Loading Edition)
    Storage Set 1: 1x SSD (1TB Samsung 840 EVO)
    Storage Set 2: 1x Storage (2TB Western Digital - Black Edition)
    Storage Set 3: - No Thanks
    RAID Config: - No Thanks
    RAID Card: - No Thanks
    Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
    Graphics Card(s): 4x SLI Quad (NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black 6GB (Includes PhysX)
    Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
    HPC Processor: - No Thanks
    Extreme Cooling: H20: HydroLux Copper: Digital Storm Copper Pipe Custom Cooling System (Video Cards + CPU + Chipset)
    H20 Tube Color:Green Tubing with High-Performance Fluid (UV Lighting Reactive)
    Chassis Fans: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
    Internal Lighting: Digital Storm RGB LED Lighting System (Requires Thermal Management Control Board & Software)
    Airflow Control: Digital Storm Thermal Management Control Board & Software
    Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
    Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
    LaserMark: - No Thanks
    Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires High-End Motherboard Selection)
    Boost Graphics Card(s): - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
    Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
    Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
    Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-Bit Edition)
    Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows CD)
    Virus Protection: - No Thanks
    Office: - No Thanks
    Game: - No Thanks
    Display: - No Thanks
    Surge Shield: - No Thanks
    Speakers: - No Thanks
    Keyboard: - No Thanks
    Mouse: - No Thanks
    Portable Gaming: - No Thanks
    Exclusive T-Shirt: - No Thanks
    Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 15-20 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
    Warranty: Life-time Expert Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty (3 Year Labor & 1 Year Part Replacement)

    Origin PC Extreme Custom Gaming PC Genesis:
    Orientation: Standard
    Standard Color: Black
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    Truly Custom PC's. Want a component that is not on our site? Call or email us and we will include it in your system.
    Standard
    Remote Controlled Multi-Colored LED
    ORIGIN High-Performance Ultra Silent Fans - Red - Extreme Cooling Setup
    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Black Edition (Bluetooth/WiFi Onboard)
    ORIGIN CRYOGENIC CPU Only Liquid Cooling
    Green Tubing
    Ice Dragon High Performance Coolant - White
    Overclocked Intel Core i7 4930K Hex-Core (4.4GHz-4.8GHz)
    1.5 Kilowatt Corsair AX1500i
    Black Individually Sleeved Cables
    Quad ORIGIN CRYOGENIC Liquid Cooled 6GB NVIDIA GTX Titan Black
    ORIGIN Professional Graphics Card Overclocking
    32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz (4x8GB)
    Genuine MS Windows 8.1 64-Bit Edition
    1TB Samsung 840 Evo Series
    2TB SATA 6.0Gb/s, 7200RPM, 64MB Cache
    5 Bay Hot-Swap Cage
    12X Blu-ray Reader and DVD Combo
    Cryogenic Cooling Support
    On Board Audio
    Onboard Network Port
    ORIGIN Wooden Crate Armor
    1 Year Part Replacement and 45 Day Free Shipping Warranty with Lifetime Labor/24-7 Support
    ORIGIN Recovery USB3.0 Flash Drive
    No Part Upgrade Service
    ORIGIN PC G8 T-Shirt XL
    Microsoft Internet Explorer
  9. That's too much info. Makes it too hard to sift through.

    All you had to do was post links.
  10. Also, note that I will be custom ordering the GPU to 4x SLI Quad EVGA Titan Black Superclocked Signature.
    Ain't it one beast of a PC?
    It's certainly no supercomputer (at least comparing the supercomputers of today, it seems like a mere toy) but it's still extremely powerful for a consumer PC.
  11. Well... I couldn't post links because the configuration couldn't be saved so only the specs I guess. Sorry for the info overload :P
  12. How much are they?
  13. Digital Storm: Can't remember, around 11K+
    Origin PC: $10K
  14. You can get as good build for 1/2 the price eg http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1411&products_id=27777

    What do you want to do with it?
  15. What...? But that build really won't cover all my needs. Firstly, extreme gaming at 4K resolution at maximum settings while obtaining optimal, smooth framerates. This is extremely demanding, and requires a crap ton of graphics horsepower to achieve. You will be surprised to know that even FOUR, Titan Blacks overclocked may not be enough to handle the most demanding games with the criteria given above. Also, I need the set-up to be as future proof as possible for 4K gaming for the next few years, because this rig will blow my budget for anymore upgrades in the near future out of the window. Secondly, video editing and powerpoint projects(Photoshop CS6, Sony Vegas Pro, Microsoft Office). This is where the i7 4930K overclocked to 5GHZ comes in very handy, with it's great core count allowing for excellent processor efficiency and lightning-fast speeds when editing videos (especially since these are multithreaded apps). The 32GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 2400MHz provides a massive amount of RAM to handle extreme gaming, video editing and multitasking, plus the 2400MHz makes working on the system feel butter-smooth. I will be using the extra RAM as a RAMDisk to load apps and games, if needed at all. You see, I need every single bit of power I can juice from this system, so there's little room for compromise and a budget system just won't cut it :(
  16. First time you've said anything about 4k.

    See - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-295x2-crossfire-performance,3808-4.html

    There's not really gpu's built for 4k yet. 2 x 295x's would be better than 4 x titans

    2 x 295x's - $3k. Rest of pc - $3k means $6k max.
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