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July 28, 2014 6:02:28 AM

Hello. Im Nik, im new here nice to meet you all :) 
Im planning to make a major update from my current phenom ii X4 955 BE system.

What im planning to keep from my current system.
SSD : Samsung 128GB 830 Series
HDD : 4 TB WD BLACK
GPU : GiGabyte Radeon HD7950 3GB
PSU : Corsair TX Series 850Watt
Sound Card : Creative Sound Blaster Z ( I have Logitech's Z5500)
Hydro: H110i
Cae : Cm HAF X

So what i need is Ram - Cpu - Mobo.

What i need from my pc ?
-no1 Future proof(As the current system i have lasted- I will upgrade after 4 years)
-Handle everyday tasks easily.
-Gaming(not extreme)
-Maybe overclocking
-Handle 4k resolutions-video streaming-gaming smoothly.

Should i go for amd set or the new devil canyons?
Or It would be worth waiting till the next gen of cpus -rams?
I am thinking to spend around 600 eyro (800 $ - 475 Gbp)

Thanks for your time.

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July 28, 2014 6:15:56 AM

This is a placeholder until Haswell-E is released along with a 6-core CPU that will be priced similarly to the 4790k.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£391.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£229.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£143.85 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £763.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 14:21 BST+0100
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July 28, 2014 6:27:07 AM

Thanks for the response but this build is far from my budget.(800$ max not £).
Also i have a hydro as i mentioned.
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July 28, 2014 6:28:00 AM

He has a cooler, that motherboard wants quad-channel memory (4x 4Gb) and that's almost double his budget! Depending on the country.... this is $807 but 697 Euros

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qjTbhM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor ($318.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($303.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $807.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 09:22 EDT-0400

And this one is far more modest at $674 and 668 Euros

[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gjbCJ) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2gjbCJ/by_merchant/)

Type|Item|Price
:----|:----|:----
**CPU** | [Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790k) | $322.99 @ NCIX US
**Motherboard** | [Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-maximusvi...) | $208.99 @ Amazon
**Memory** | [G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory](http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c9d16g...) | $142.99 @ Amazon
| | **Total**
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available | $674.97
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 09:25 EDT-0400 |
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July 28, 2014 6:29:09 AM

P.S if you tell us your exact country we can get more accurate pricing for you!
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July 28, 2014 6:35:09 AM

Joseph DeGarmo said:
This is a placeholder until Haswell-E is released along with a 6-core CPU that will be priced similarly to the 4790k.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor (£391.14 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard (£229.00 @ Ebuyer)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£143.85 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £763.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-28 14:21 BST+0100


this is a very nice build. if you can afford an i7 by salvaging older parts do it. if it comes down to i5 vs FX 8 core i would lean towards the FX chip (mostly because you mentioned streaming). but for moderate gaming and every day tasks anything over an i3/FX 6300 will do (to be honest)

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July 28, 2014 9:48:34 AM

Thanks for the replies!Appreciated! I think i will go with plywrlw's second combo with i7 4790k cause its new and as i see very powerfull. I will stick with Hero V2 motherboard and 8 gigs of ram(2x4) corsair vengeance.
Here's my shopping cart( I live in Greece) http://prntscr.com/476zh9

( And i will get all those programs and watch dogs for free ):p 
1 more question. Should i go for 1600mhz or 2400 mhz ram since they are too close to price.
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July 28, 2014 10:12:54 AM

As long as the voltage on the 2400 isn't too high (Intel can get funny above 1.6v) get that. You won't see a massive difference either way. I don't have massive experience with high speed, high voltage ram on a Has well and I'm on my mobile phone right now so can't look anything up but if anyone with more experience of this wants to contribute I'd be very grateful!
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July 28, 2014 10:21:35 AM

for amd I'd go
FX 8350
M5A99X EVO 2.0

Intel
i-5 4690(K)
Z97 board.

(Intel is going to be better, but a bit more pricey)

What are you using this for specifically? You should b able to manage with 8GB of RAM from a reliable company (G.Skill, Corsair etc..) if you are not video editing/rendering. Looking at about 60 euros for standard 2x4GB.
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