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August 29, 2012 4:20:37 PM

I am ordering my 2nd system from CyberPower.
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Case: NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull))
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 LE Intel X79
Memory: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB 16X PCIe
Power Supply: * 850 Watts - Thermaltake Toughpower Grand TPG-850M Gold Modular 80 Plus Power Supply
Hard Drive: * 60 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD

Grand total: $975.
My budget: 3-digit USD. Although I have more money to spend, I'd like to keep it below 1 grand.
Target system lifespan: At least 3 years.


Components transferred from my current system to this new build:
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- Radeon 5870 (yes, I will swap the graphic card with the 6450)
- ASUS Xonar D2X
- 2 monitors, speakers, WiFi card, bunch of good ol' HDDs


Typical workload (sorted from highest to lowest time spent):
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Productivity: Adobe Photoshop + Lightroom. I'm a heavy PS user, and I work with tons of layers on a single picture (now don't advise me to get a Mac :fou:  )
Gaming: Civilization V + Guild Wars 2. I play game with only 1 monitor @1920x1080. The second monitor is for PS.
VirtualBox: Linux guest OS for my programming needs.

- I do *not* overclock. But I do like to keep my environment cool and quiet.


Why am I getting this new build?
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Adobe PS takes 10 seconds or more of my life away every time I'm applying complex filter or executing PS Actions.
Civ5 taxes my system a lot. I couldn't play in small map or above without considerable wait time between turns.
Guild Wars 2 sends my CPU utilization to 100% while my R5870 laughing its ass off at 40% workload.


What will happen to my current system?
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I'm planning to make it as a internet-facing webserver. The Radeon 6450 will sleep with the webserver. The Radeon 5870 will be powering my next system.
I have to admit that my previous build consisting of Core2Duo E8400 + Radeon 4850 (upgraded to R5870) lasts 4.5 years before I started looking for another system. My webserver doesn't have a lot of visitor, so I doubt performance will be an issue.


Another question: LGA 2011. It seems that the next Haswell will be using LGA 1150 according to Wikipedia entry. Thus LGA 2011 might have a very short lifespan, I think. Is it a good idea to just get this build done or wait for Haswell to come out?

Inputs, suggestions, and answers to my questions are very much appreciated :love: 
August 29, 2012 4:26:25 PM

FinneousPJ said:
If you want a build now get one, but 2011 isn't a good idea if you're getting a four core CPU. Go with LGA 1155 and Core i7-3770K.

I was wondering if having 8 threads (3820 @ LGA2011) would make the build more future-proof than only having 4 threads (LGA 1155)
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August 29, 2012 4:26:43 PM

If you want a build now get one, but 2011 isn't a good idea if you're getting a four core CPU. Go with LGA 1155 and Core i7-3770K.
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August 29, 2012 4:42:02 PM

The i7-3770K also has hyperthreading. It beats the 3820 in every benchmark and the platform is often cheaper too.
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August 29, 2012 4:45:42 PM

FinneousPJ said:
The i7-3770K also has hyperthreading. It beats the 3820 in every benchmark and the platform is often cheaper too.

In that case, how much do I lose (performance-wise) for choosing 3770 instead of 3770K, considering I do not overclock at all?
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August 29, 2012 4:50:06 PM

Well nothing compared to a 3770K at stock.
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August 29, 2012 8:43:30 PM

Updated build with LGA 1155:
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Case: NZXT Tempest 210 Mid-Tower Gaming Case
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3770 3.40 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155
Cooling Fan: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Dual Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fans (Push-Pull))
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ IRST, Lucid Virtu MVP, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, 3x PCIe x16 (2 Gen3, 1 Gen2), 2 PCie x1 & 2 PCI
Memory: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory
Video Card: AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB 16X PCIe
Power Supply: 750 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply
Hard Drive: 120 GB OCZ Agility 3 SATA-III 6.0Gb/s SSD

Grand total: $898


Saved almost $100. Lowered PSU from 850W to 750W, added noise reduction options.

But 1 question still left unanswered. How does the future look with either LGA 1155 or LGA 2011, knowing Haswell/Broadwell will use different socket LGA 1150?
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August 30, 2012 8:05:58 AM

The future is that if the 3770 is more powerful now, it will be more powerful than 3820 in the future. And when you upgrade, you upgrade to 1150 or whatever is out by the time you upgrade.
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August 30, 2012 2:29:37 PM

Best answer selected by Xabre.
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