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Please help i7 3930k high end system config

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May 29, 2012 2:32:28 PM

Have decided on the processor- 3930k. Can you please tell me if this configuration is good

Processor - i7 3930k - $589
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard - ASus p9x79 - $319
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cabinet - corsair 400r - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Psu - corsair tx750 v2 - $110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Coolermastr hyper 212 Evo - $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram - Gskill rip jaws x series -1600mhz - 9-9-9-24 - $94
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial m4 128gb - $128
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am confused about the motherboard. I can't pay more for the motherboard. Is this motherboard Good enough and are there any known flaws in this mobo?

Is the ram good or should I go for corsair ones?

Is 750w Psu sufficient. I also have a gtx 680. I won't sli.

This is a workstation system and I will be purchasing in a weeks time. The place of purchase is us.

Thanks. Any help will be appreciated
a b V Motherboard
May 29, 2012 2:53:39 PM

The motherboard is fantastic. I am currently using this. I haven't run across any flaws with it.

The RAM is great. That 750W PSU is great, but you can get away with a TX650 if you know you will not be running SLI.

Everything else is solid.
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a b V Motherboard
May 29, 2012 4:08:02 PM

Quick question about the build - if it's a workstation doesn't it need a Quadro/Fire card instead of a gaming card (or are gaming cards good enough these days)?
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May 29, 2012 4:13:08 PM

The type of card depends on what it will be used for. I have a few engineers here who prefer the Radeon cards to Firepro. If the system is being used for Design and drafting I recomend a Firepro but if it is being used for gaming go with a Radeon.

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a b V Motherboard
May 29, 2012 4:32:11 PM

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My budget is around 1400. Don't want to cross 300 on the mobo. Pushing it with 329 on ASus p9x79 pro. Is ASrock support good. The price is definitely tempting.


The 3930K is a great processor but if you need any sort of GPU you won't be able to obtain it on a $1400 budget.

I'm not entirely sure about Asrock's technical support - I originally got the Z77 Extreme 4 and when I was having issues with it, I e-mailed them about it and it's been two weeks and I haven't received anything other than an automated e-mail.
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May 29, 2012 4:39:03 PM

Thanks guys. Will be ordering the system. Will go for 750w corsair tx 750 v2 just to be safe. My first time Gskill ram as well. Have always been a corsair ram user.
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May 29, 2012 4:43:32 PM

I have already purchased the 680. The 1400 budget is for rest of the system. Will research a bit more about ASrock extreme 6 and it's support.

Just needed some confirmation on the ram. Can I get something better for the same price? Can spend around 100 on ram. Even 8 gigs is sufficient for 100. Need low latency and good bandwidth
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May 29, 2012 4:57:16 PM

pans said:
I have already purchased the 680. The 1400 budget is for rest of the system. Will research a bit more about ASrock extreme 6 and it's support.

Just needed some confirmation on the ram. Can I get something better for the same price? Can spend around 100 on ram. Even 8 gigs is sufficient for 100. Need low latency and good bandwidth


The 680 is a great GPU. The RAM will be fine - just be sure the voltage matches what your motherboard's QVL (qualified vendor list) recommends and you're set.
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