Advice on build for multipurpose usage

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
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. wait a sec... i got something.
  4. idroid said:
    he said no gaming, buddy.

    No he didn't, buddy.
  5. 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.
  6. And how do you figure the 3820 is better in heavy multithreaded work?
  7. *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
  8. FinneousPJ said:
    And how do you figure the 3820 is better in heavy multithreaded work?



    That was what I gather from reading other post from here.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/338433-28-3820-3770k
  9. I see. It seems though that the 3770K is actually better in everything http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/551?vs=523
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Which article Finneous?
  14. 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.
  15. I was reading the september recommended cards article. IMO, the 7950 has always been the better buy.
  16. Of course. However there is no inherent superiority in CUDA over AMD's GPGPU implementation.
  17. 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.
  18. There is no reason to.
  19. 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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