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September 12, 2012 1:33:16 PM


My Primary usage is: Adobe Video/Photo/Rendering, Programing,Overclocking (GPU)
What I’m seeking for:High Performance,Speed,Power
Secondary usage: Gaming
Budget: 2k

*No plan to run dual GPU as it doesn’t bring any benefit to adobe video/photo editing

Specs
CPU:Intel Core i7 3820
Cooling : CORSAIR H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
MOBO: ASUS Rampage IV Formula LGA 2011 Intel X79
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
GPU: Evga GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
BURNER: ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1S
PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V (Too much power? )
CASE: Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
OS:Microsoft Windows 7 64bit

Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
September 12, 2012 1:51:12 PM

Go with i7-3770K it's more powerful and often cheaper overall. Pair it with a cheaper mobo since you don't need multiple PCIE3 lanes. I'm not a fan of the H100 either.

Go with HD7950 over the 670. A 500W PSU is more than enough.
September 12, 2012 1:54:04 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Go with i7-3770K it's more powerful and often cheaper overall. Pair it with a cheaper mobo since you don't need multiple PCIE3 lanes. I'm not a fan of the H100 either.

Go with HD7950 over the 670. A 500W PSU is more than enough.


he said no gaming, buddy.
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September 12, 2012 1:54:53 PM

wait a sec... i got something.
September 12, 2012 1:58:03 PM

idroid said:
he said no gaming, buddy.

No he didn't, buddy.
September 12, 2012 1:58:33 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Go with i7-3770K it's more powerful and often cheaper overall. Pair it with a cheaper mobo since you don't need multiple PCIE3 lanes. I'm not a fan of the H100 either.

Go with HD7950 over the 670. A 500W PSU is more than enough.


I went with the i7 3820 because of the heavy multithreaded workload on the CPU with video/photo/rendering tasks. I know the 3770K in terms of overclocking ability is better but I think that can still be done with the 3820 but will be limited.
September 12, 2012 2:03:11 PM

And how do you figure the 3820 is better in heavy multithreaded work?
September 12, 2012 2:03:40 PM

*since you won't be gaming, you don't need an expensive gaming-grade card.
*The H100 sucks.
*I have that same motherboards and its features are useless, unless you get a Quad SLI gaming set-up you will not need it.
*Getting a 3820 is pointless, you either get a 3930k or a 3960x.

buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master TPC 812 86.2 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($67.81 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($238.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.04 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.88 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Antec 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($101.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1771.15

September 12, 2012 4:04:23 PM

idroid said:
*since you won't be gaming, you don't need an expensive gaming-grade card.
*The H100 sucks.
*I have that same motherboards and its features are useless, unless you get a Quad SLI gaming set-up you will not need it.
*Getting a 3820 is pointless, you either get a 3930k or a 3960x.

buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master TPC 812 86.2 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($67.81 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($238.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.04 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.88 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Antec 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($101.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1771.15


I will be doing some gaming but will be mostly use for video/photo/rendering. I read up on the mobo you chose and I'm really liking it.

September 12, 2012 4:09:43 PM

shouasx said:
I will be doing some gaming but will be mostly use for video/photo/rendering. I read up on the mobo you chose and I'm really liking it.


well, the GTX660ti can handle any games with decent settings @1080p and you might benefit from having CUDA.
September 12, 2012 4:24:16 PM

Per todays article the 7950 is a better buy.

If you really need the additional firepower the 3930 is brilliant but the 3820 is definitely not worth your money.
September 12, 2012 6:16:26 PM

Which article Finneous?
September 12, 2012 6:24:27 PM

idroid said:
well, the GTX660ti can handle any games with decent settings @1080p and you might benefit from having CUDA.



I believe the Evga GeForce GTX 670 also support CUDA.
September 12, 2012 6:25:40 PM

I was reading the september recommended cards article. IMO, the 7950 has always been the better buy.
September 12, 2012 6:26:25 PM

Of course. However there is no inherent superiority in CUDA over AMD's GPGPU implementation.
September 12, 2012 6:28:06 PM

FinneousPJ said:
Per todays article the 7950 is a better buy.

If you really need the additional firepower the 3930 is brilliant but the 3820 is definitely not worth your money.



Yea I didn't feel like dropping $500+ on a CPU. I also didn't want to buy the 3770k because I wanted to stick with LGA 2011 mobo. This would allow me to upgrade in the future if I wanted to.
September 12, 2012 6:32:10 PM

There is no reason to.
September 12, 2012 6:34:39 PM

idroid said:
*since you won't be gaming, you don't need an expensive gaming-grade card.
*The H100 sucks.
*I have that same motherboards and its features are useless, unless you get a Quad SLI gaming set-up you will not need it.
*Getting a 3820 is pointless, you either get a 3930k or a 3960x.

buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($549.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master TPC 812 86.2 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($67.81 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($238.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.04 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($299.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($98.88 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: Antec 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($101.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1771.15


Hey idroid, would you still say that Cooler Master TPC CPU cooler is better than Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler? I have been doing some research and it seems there is alot of good reviews about the Noctua NH-D14.
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