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Buy this used x79 beast or build new z77

Last response: in Systems
February 6, 2013 3:01:07 AM

Ok so I found someone selling a beastly x79 setup for a pretty awesome price of ~ $1,800 new parts on newegg come out to around $2,900. Currently I play on single monitor 1920x1080 and am starting to make more in-game recorded videos for youtube and play around with 3d modeling and map making.

I know this is a bit overkill for what I will use it for but building a new z77 rig will cost me about the same I can get this for. From what I read x79 may have a longer life left. I'm no serious overclocker or anything I just like to have a fast pc with great gaming performance and overhead for future fun.

Please tell me what you think. Im really tempted to buy this x79 setup.

EDIT: The guy has had the pc for around 7 months.


-OCZ ZX Series 1000W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply

-ASUS Rampage IV Extreme LGA 2011 Intel X79

-Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E

CPU HeatSink:
-Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System

-Mushkin Enhanced Redline 16GB (4 x 4GB)
-Default Timing: 7-9-8-24 CAS 7 (fast)

SSD Hard Drive:
-Two x OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB (Raid 0 = 256GB)

Video Cards:
-Two x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP SLI

BluRay ROM:
-LG Black 14X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 12X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA BDXL Blu-Ray Burner with SW, 3D Play Back
February 6, 2013 4:20:29 AM

Id say you can build a new Z77 for less , especially as you only need one GTX 680
February 6, 2013 4:39:13 AM

1055 is a dead chipset, there wont be any more new cpus on it.

x79 does still have life in it, ivybridge-e will be released on it, maybe even some haswell (im not sure.)