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January 21, 2013 2:00:47 AM

Can I change this build to make it any better and still keep the price under $2500?

I'm going to be doing some heavy rendering so I want to keep the 3930k and the 64GB of RAM, if you can find cheaper ram please let me know, just as long as its 64 GB.

I'm also going to be doing some overclocking... so is the MSI Big Bang motherboard and the MSI GTX 680 lightning both good choices? or can I get anything better than that? I also might get some more GTX 680s and eventually do a 4-way SLI so I'll need a motherboard that supports 4-way SLI are there any other motherboards that are going to be better than the MSI Big Bang for all of the stuff I listed?

and if i overclock the GPU should I remove the over clock before I add another GPU? and can I overclock more than one GPU when there in SLI?




I know I have alot of questions for this new build, but you guys are always there.
Thanks

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a c 81 V Motherboard
January 21, 2013 2:21:04 AM

It's cutting close with those requirements, in my opinion the gigabyte has a good mobo with 4 way sli and 8 DIMM slots, the psu will hold 4 way sli, also if you really need a 680 gtx(you can change for the lightning if you want to), get the gigabyte it's less expensive, about the same performance :

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($564.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-X79-UP4 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($169.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (Black/Orange) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2443.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

In my opinion you could change the 680 for the 670, it also does 4 way sli, about the same performance, less 70$ : http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn670...
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January 21, 2013 2:30:02 AM

You should go for professional cards if you are doing heavy rendering
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a b V Motherboard
January 21, 2013 2:41:28 AM

do u need monitor+windows+keyboard+mousse?

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January 21, 2013 2:47:08 AM

no I don't, I already have that stuff.... how's it going Tick Tock? :D 
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January 21, 2013 3:03:33 AM

so I changed the build to this

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yIER

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($375.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($168.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2599.40
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 00:03 EST-0500)
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a c 81 V Motherboard
January 21, 2013 3:09:14 AM

The msi mobo sucks, it has several problems, the gigabyte one is really good offers what you need, and it's at a much lower price.
The mushkin ram is good, the other 10$ more of the crucial might pay off, it has lower voltage for oc.
You don't need a 4GB card, get the gigabyte best value/performance of the 680 gtx right now.
The case is subjective, we all have our tastes.
I'd get a larger ssd, like the samsung 830 256GB, instead of 128 GB of the samsung 840 pro.
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a b V Motherboard
January 21, 2013 3:13:49 AM

here some modifications. mobo that stil overclocks well. got u the 64gb ram. a water cooling system. ur 6core. dont need 1200 watts thats a waste. got u 850watts. got u also a nice full tower case.

and the most important a professional video editing and 3d design card.

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yIKz
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yIKz/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yIKz/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($241.25 @ Amazon)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 3 Series – MAX IOPS Edition 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($102.37 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY Quadro 4000 2GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: XClio Touch 767 ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($122.75 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2413.46
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 00:12 EST-0500)

Base Total: $2493.46
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$10.00
Total: $2463.4

cheerios.

gtx 680 is nice but it aint no quadro 4000 :p 

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January 21, 2013 3:44:01 AM

32GB is plenty even for professionals.

you can upgrade to 64GB when you really need it.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($569.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($228.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($127.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Sandisk Extreme 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V5900 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($413.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: ATI FirePro V5900 2GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($413.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill Tachyon 750W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2518.70
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 00:40 EST-0500)

dual GPUs right off the bat not really an need for quad SLI/CFX

Depending on what you do for your work, you can switch firepro with quadro cards.
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a b V Motherboard
January 21, 2013 3:51:51 AM

what would u say the fire 5900 versus the quadro 4000 improve in his line of work?

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January 21, 2013 3:57:05 AM

I still am going to be doing a little Gaming, and the GTX680 has 1000+ CUDA Cores which After Effects supports.

and i'm planning to work my way up to 4-way SLI with the GTX680 so i'll need the 1200 Watts
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January 21, 2013 3:59:34 AM

so this is what it will look like

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJda

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 CPU Cooler ($82.34 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($375.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card (4-Way SLI) ($529.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($214.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $4120.38
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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January 21, 2013 4:01:35 AM

the 5900 is better at things like Maya, CAD, and rendering while 4000 is better at video editing/rendering and 3D stuff, not to mention cheaper.

Of course you can also go for the higher card V7900 is around the same price as quadro 4000.
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January 21, 2013 4:02:12 AM

Go get the 670 4GB, much cheaper with little to no performance lose
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January 21, 2013 4:05:44 AM

ok thanks for the Information
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January 21, 2013 4:27:16 AM

thats already 3000 bucks!
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January 21, 2013 4:29:30 AM

Change into the ones that are non reference, much cooler and $10 less from galaxy or gigabyte.

I would go for the storm styker instead, cheaper and pretty much the same stuff but comes with more fans.
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a b V Motherboard
January 21, 2013 4:33:16 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJuZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJuZ/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJuZ/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($499.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Big Bang - XPower II XL ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($375.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($165.59 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card ($426.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Rosewill THOR V2 ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 1250W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($236.82 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($135.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $2431.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-21 01:32 EST-0500)

Base Total: $2535.06
Combo Discounts: -$20.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$45.00
Shipping: $11.83
Total: $2481.89

here u go within ur budget mate.

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January 21, 2013 4:36:03 AM

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a b V Motherboard
January 21, 2013 4:39:07 AM

aight enjoy ur super mega rig :D 

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