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Advice on new gaming/movie editing build

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May 20, 2012 11:09:13 AM

So,
After a LONG run with my current build, I'm feeling of moving to the next level. Would like the communities opinions on the components I have chosen, pro's and con's etc.

My old 775 system:
Asus Rampage Formula 775 X48
Q9650 @ 4.06 24/7, go to 4.25-4.3ish when feeling the need to go higher
Prolimatech Meglahalems first release( Really like this guy )
8 Gigs G.Skill 5-5-5-15 1066 @ 1066-1087 ish depending on my OC
( KEEP )Intel 320 128 SATA 2 3.0Gb/s SSD (keeping this one as my boot/gaming)
older Seagate 250G for storage (don't think I'll go back to Seagate after having 2 500GB in Raid-0 Seagate Barracuda's crap out on me )
Antec 1200 (getting really beat up after bi/monthly dust filter cleanings)
( KEEP )Corsair HX1000 Power Supply; hopefully will be fine for 1155 IB system

New 1155 IB system:

Case: SilverStone RAVEN RV02B-EW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard/s: Asus P8Z77-V DELUXE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Asus Sabertooth Z77 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASUS Maximus V Gene http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: (Already ordered and in mail from TigerDirect) EVGA GTX 680 SC (non backplate edition)

CPU: 3770K or 3570K or 2600K/2700K

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD (storage): Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 140mm and 120mm SSO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Prolimatech PRO-MGH-C Megahalems Revision C http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I DO overclock and will right out of the gate. Games played mostly are BF3/Crysis 2/AvP. I have home movies @ 1080P that will be needing put on BD-R which I have in the mail (Pioneer)

Would love for ya'lls input. Thank you
May 20, 2012 11:19:30 AM

Forgot to add my Video Cards

2 MSI 3870's in Crossfire installed (sold an Asus 5870 1GB that would run BF3 multiplayer ( fraps running ) @ 40-70ish on Ultra (no MSAA applied )
May 20, 2012 11:26:21 AM

Looks like the only questions you have are between CPU and CPU cooler.

I am not a fan of the k series ivy bridge, if you plan on overclocking stick to 2600 or 2700k. (whichever is on the better sale)

Stick to the noctua NH-D14 for the cooler, its far quieter and has lower load temps. The noctua is pretty much the gold standard for cooling until you start doing full blow liquid cooling setups.

I would personally save money and get a different case, but cases are not something you can really give advice on because people like what they like, looks wise.
May 21, 2012 8:59:06 PM

Well I am torn between the Motherboards and the CPU's. Seems the 3770K doesn't overclock as well, but at 4.6-4.7 beats the 2600K and 2700K in almost everything. Wonder if I should just pick up a cheap i3-i5 and wait till a new revision of the 3770K? Also, about the timings vs freq on memory thing. Looking at 2400 but thinking low timing 1866-2000 the way to go? thoughts?
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