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I'm building a qhole new system... The X58 will most likely be sold minus the SSD, Hdd's. Some things will be reused like the DVD and possibly the Case *it's a testbench so I'm unsure if I want it in a tower or not.

I want to build one that will last me another 4~5 years. It's not so much as blowing it as much as it is investing it.

Oklahoma hooker's are toothless.... Oklahoma beer is 3 point... I'll pass on both ;)

I'm not worried about the Next Big thing around the corner. Anything is an upgrade compared to what I have atm.

What do you guys think about Win8? Should I stay with Win7?
Just make sure the room is dark. Maybe pillow over their face. :p

IMO if X99 is anything like Z87 when it comes to OCing I think you'd be better of with X79. Also haswell-e 8 cores will be expensive as hell so you'll probably get a 6 core in which case an X79 six core will be almost the same and probably clock better. Also DDR4 is gonna be extremely expensive and not much faster than 2400+mhz DDR3 when it comes out. As for motherboards if you go X79 there isn't much choice beyond the ROG Rampage IVs when you aim for really high clocks but if you just want 4.6 to 4.8Ghz then the Gigabyte X79 UP4 makes a great budget option if you want more features go for the Gigabyte UP5 or the ASUS X79 Deluxe. The only real negative of X79 is that it doesn't have many SATA III ports most boards come with 4+ by using Marvell SATA controllers.
Pretty sure, overclocking is much more CPU bound when it comes to Haswell/Z87 rather than boards. So I wouldnt really blame the chipset, rather then new CPUs.
 
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Just make sure the room is dark. Maybe pillow over their face. :p
Pretty sure, overclocking is much more CPU bound when it comes to Haswell/Z87 rather than boards. So I wouldnt really blame the chipset, rather then new CPUs.
Z87 has less letters in it than Haswell ao I refer to Haswell with Z87.:p
 

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:oops: I forgot about DDR4 with X99, but couldn't that be considered another reason to wait?
 
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Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K
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Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy-$10.00 Instant$349.99
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Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy-$10.00 Instant$249.29
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Item #: N82E16814125462
Return Policy: VGA Replacement Only Return Policy-$10.00 Instant$399.99
$389.99
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G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAO
Item #: N82E16820231545
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy$152.99
1
SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" 500GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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Return Policy: Standard Return Policy-$90.00 Instant$344.99
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CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
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$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card$189.99
$149.99
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Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
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Return Policy: Computer Cables and Accessories Extended Return Policy-$21.49 Instant$99.99
$78.50
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Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-RD
Item #: N82E16812119272
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy$9.96
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Rosewill 10" Serial ATA III Red Flat Cable w/ Locking Latch Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RCA-RU-10-SA3-90-RD
Item #: N82E16812119270
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:oops: I forgot about DDR4 with X99, but couldn't that be considered another reason to wait?
Yes but I don't think I can get a system as nice as this one at my price point... New Tech = high prices.

Here's what I've come up with so far. Please tell me if you see anything that's incompatable. End price is $1,765.65 Not too far over budget.
 
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The motherboard comes with 4x SATA cables and they are pretty nice- save the $$$ and use them rather than the rosewill ones.

Other than that it looks like a really nice setup!
 

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No point in getting the 4gb 770. Drop to the 2gb version then switch memory to 16gb 2133mhz variant.
 

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just so you know, the armor on that motherboard will make the Noctua hardware need to be forced on, but I did get it installed on mine. Just as a heads up;)

Also dont bother with the mini fans for the motherboard. With them I saw 33 (best case scenario) degree PWM temps, without them and using an AIO, the most I ever saw was 42 (worst case) degrees. Also they make a lot of noise!
 

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Look at my build sheet and plus go to FX oc club on this site
 
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Why a gaming GPU if you don't game? Are you thinking about 4K?
If you're going to spend that much on the GPU, get a GTX 780 instead, like the MSI GTX 780 Gaming. $470 after MIR
 

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Why a gaming GPU if you don't game? Are you thinking about 4K?
If you're going to spend that much on the GPU, get a GTX 780 instead, like the MSI GTX 780 Gaming. $470 after MIR
This, or if you dont need a GPU really at all a GTX750Ti, you could drop the PSU down to a 500-650w after doing that too.
 

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#37
spend 1/2 that on a motherboard. basic models are fine. Think Z87 Killer, Z87-A, etc, etc...voltage control is inside CPU, only BIOS options affect OC.

get 650W Single-rail PSU. 1 VGA = 300W max, leaves 300W for the rest of the system. Two cards...and OC...jumps up to 1000W.

NO cables need..swap D14 for H80i, or CoolerMaster TPC812.

drop cables.

No cables.

Well, unless the cheap board you pick has two only, and you need more.

Don't forget that SKT 1150 and Z87 is mainstream enthusiast platform, and CPUs have built-in GPUs. No OC needed for gaming with anything current.
 
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You're also close to building a very quiet system. Put these parts in a Fractal Design Define R4 or a Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 with a quiet GPU, like the MSI GTX 760 Gaming and you won't hear it. Also, you don't need an 850 watt PSU. 500 will do nicely. Seasonic G Series SSR-550RM or real quiet Seasonic SS-660XP2
Very quiet indeed.

There's something to be said now also about buying a complete platform rather than just random parts. All major brands now nearly have complete designs that include boards and GPUs that have matched features and software. Sabertooth and mainstream boards are meant to be used with DCUII cards. ROG boards get Matrix. MSI GAMING have GAMING GPUs, MSI MPOWER has MSI LIGHTNING. Gigabyte OC boards with Windforce GPUs. EVGAs got boards to go with their GPUS too. Cooling designs of both boards and GPUs work together. Given BIOS compatibilities issues due to Win8/8.1 and UEFI, USB stuff, etc...don't buy a mixed rig, M'kay?
 
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just so you know, the armor on that motherboard will make the Noctua hardware need to be forced on, but I did get it installed on mine. Just as a heads up;)

Also dont bother with the mini fans for the motherboard. With them I saw 33 (best case scenario) degree PWM temps, without them and using an AIO, the most I ever saw was 42 (worst case) degrees. Also they make a lot of noise!
Is there a different cooler that you'd suggest?
Very quiet indeed.

There's something to be said now also about buying a complete platform rather than just random parts. All major brands now nearly have complete designs that include boards and GPUs that have matched features and software. Sabertooth and mainstream boards are meant to be used with DCUII cards. ROG boards get Matrix. MSI GAMING have GAMING GPUs, MSI MPOWER has MSI LIGHTNING. Gigabyte OC boards with Windforce GPUs. EVGAs got boards to go with their GPUS too. Cooling designs of both boards and GPUs work together. Given BIOS compatibilities issues due to Win8/8.1 and UEFI, USB stuff, etc...don't buy a mixed rig, M'kay?
Good looking out.(makes a lot of sense) I switched it to this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121770
 

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Is there a different cooler that you'd suggest?

Good looking out.(makes a lot of sense) I switched it to this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121770
Now pick a board 1/2 that price, and get a second SSD, RAID, and get a performance improvement for your dollar rather than spending it on stuff that ya won't really use, or need.


BTW, your sig is pretty funny, and still true. I don't do reviews for money, I do it for free hardware. And look at all the hardware I got...:roll:
 
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my first suggestion for a build- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3Bg7c

To the people saying $1700 is enough for a 4930k build, that is where I started, and ran out of money. If I can drop the GTX 770 (which I would only recommend if Gary does not game), a 4930k system with something like a GTX 750 or HD 7770 would be possible.
I want to thank everyone that helped me choose my next build. I just finished ordering it so now I play the wait game lol.
A big thanks to Dave, Sneeky and BarbaricSoul. I relied heavily on their advice! (Except the Mobo, I got the Sabertooth Dave.)
Again, Thanks!
 
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Guess what came today... I wasn't expecting it until Thurs. or so since I just ordered it Last Thurs. night.


My old system will be for sale soon, as soon as this one is up and stable.
 
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Enjoy, sure looks like a lot of the stuff I suggested :toast:
 
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#45

sneekypeet

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#46
did the hardware for the Noc rub against the thermal armor when installing?
 
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Location
I'm roomates with Corey Feldman
Processor W3520 Xeon
Motherboard Asus Sabertooth X58
Cooling Cool it Vantage
Memory 6gb Dominators
Video Card(s) GTX 460
Storage 60Gb Vertex II 500Gb storage
Display(s) LG 42LH40 42" 1080P
Case 932 HAF
Audio Device(s) Voices in my head
Power Supply Raidmax730/
Software Win7Pro64
Benchmark Scores Pretty High one's. but it's not a contest/ I just read them for the articles.
#47

sneekypeet

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Processor Intel i7 5930K
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Cooling Thermalright True Spirit 140 BW Rev.A
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum ROG
Video Card(s) nVidia GTX 1080 SLI with EVGA Hybrid coolers.
Storage Samsung 960 Pro / Crucial MX300 750GB / Seagate 1TB Spinner
Display(s) Sony 43" 4K 60hz
Case SilverStone Temjin TJ11
Audio Device(s) Realtek on board > Sony receiver > Cerwin Vega's
Power Supply Thermaltake TPSG 1050W
Mouse Always Changing
Keyboard Always Changing
Software Windows 10 Pro 64
#48
I guess mine is just special ;) Nice build all the same bro!