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    Building a new rig!

    Hey guys I'm still deciding on the 3770k or 3930k for the processor and gtx 680 or 7970. Other parts haven't really thought about yet. The rig will be mostly for gaming and video editting if the 3930k is just a slight upgrade should I just get the 3770k?

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    more details? what are you planning to use the rig for? (if just gaming an i5-3570k is perfect already for example)

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    Gaming and video editting. I'm hoping it be a little future proof! My q6600 finally died lol

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    i7-3770k with dh-14 or a H100 as cooler should do wonders for you then.
    regarding GPU nvidia usually beter for new releases and performance is worth the price. (if budget allows check for zotac AMP card)

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    As for the CPU, take the 3770k. Altho depending on how heavy you are going to edit, a 3570k might suffice.

    For the gpu, check which games you want to play and decide on that (plus pricing of the card). I would personally pick a 7970 GHz edition.

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    Alright I'll go for the 3770k which board would you go for? And rams I eat to run at least 16gb maybe 32?

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-21 at 04:08 PM ----------

    As for editing software ill be using adobe after effects and Sony Vegas

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    16gb should do the trick, unless you can grab a cheap 32gb kit during black friday. (but 32gb is utter overkill imo)

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    So what's brands and components would you recommend with the 3770k

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    regarding GPU nvidia usually beter for new releases and performance is worth the price.
    Went with a 680 in my new build from a 6970 in my old build. I don't know what nvidia has done. But I have had more driver problems in the last 2 months than I ever had with my AMD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dicertification View Post
    Went with a 680 in my new build from a 6970 in my old build. I don't know what nvidia has done. But I have had more driver problems in the last 2 months than I ever had with my AMD card.
    Its always a back n forth AMD has had horrible drivers and nvidia has horrible drivers at one point or another. Most recently was probably the few driver sets after 6xx cards were released that had issues that come to mind But I've had a few AMD issues in the past also. Best thing for the OP to do is look at both brands unbiased to what games, programs, other functions excel more on which card in the budget hes willing to spend then make a decision on his own research. Since 90% of video card questions turn into zomg nvidia is better or zomg amd is better. But price to performance Id get a 7970ghz currently if I had the money .

    @op www.anandtech.com , tomshardware, and a lot of other sites just by googling can help get some more knowledge on the subject.
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    I currently have the 7970 on my gf rig and it works great. But honestly the 680 appeals to be. I'm pretty sure I seen a evga 4gb gtx 680 unless I'm wrong I'm not being a nvidia/amd fan boy. Sorry for the crap grammar only had 2hrs of sleep -_- so 3770k with h100 cooler. What kind of mb should I get?

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    If nvidia appeals to you and you have the money Id go for it. The 680 is by no means a bad card.
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    this is what i was thinking Intel
    Core™ i7-3770K Processor, 3.50GHz w/ 8MB Cache

    $329.99
    Asus
    P9X79 Pro w/ DDR3 1866, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit La...

    $289.99
    Corsair
    Hydro Series H100i Extreme Performance Liquid...

    $119.99
    G.SKILL
    RipjawsX Series 32GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Quad Chan...

    $149.99
    eVGA
    GeForce GTX 680+ 4GB PCI-E w/ Backplate, Dual...

    $529.99
    Antec
    High Current Pro 750W Modular Power Supply

    $179.99



    any adjustments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiinji View Post
    I currently have the 7970 on my gf rig and it works great. But honestly the 680 appeals to be. I'm pretty sure I seen a evga 4gb gtx 680 unless I'm wrong I'm not being a nvidia/amd fan boy. Sorry for the crap grammar only had 2hrs of sleep -_- so 3770k with h100 cooler. What kind of mb should I get?
    There is a 4gb version of the 680. It's the ftw version.

    You have 2 to choose from;
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130794

    or

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130798

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    Framebuffer doesn't matter unless you plan to run 2+ monitors at 1920x1080+@60hz+

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiinji View Post
    Core™ i7-3770K Processor, 3.50GHz w/ 8MB Cache $329.99
    Asus P9X79 Pro w/ DDR3 1866, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit La... $289.99
    G.SKILL RipjawsX Series 32GB PC3-12800 DDR3 Quad Chan... $149.99
    eVGA GeForce GTX 680+ 4GB PCI-E w/ Backplate, Dual... $529.99
    Antec High Current Pro 750W Modular Power Supply $179.99
    You're getting a 3770K with a X79 motherboard, an expensive one at that. You should opt for a $130-150 Z77 motherboard. X79 is a 2011 socket where as 3770K is a 1155 socket CPU.

    Are you sure you want to get 32GB RAM?

    While EVGA makes good quality cards, consider going for a non-reference PCB with a nice cooler like ASUS, Gigabyte or MSI.

    You're overspending on your PSU. The HX 750W 80+ Gold Semi-Modular is currently $120 after $25 rebate card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139010 . The Seasonic G 550W 80+ Gold Semi-Modular (Seasonic's version of the HX series) is $55 after $15 MIR http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817151119 .

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    Hi thanks for all the replies, I really appreciate the help, this whole time I thought the 3770k was a socket 2011 cpu but here is t he build so far...

    h t t p : / / p c p a r t p i c k e r . c o m / p / o K V d ... 16/32gb of ram.. is it really a waste? I'm not a fan of MSI

    ---------- Post added 2012-11-22 at 07:08 AM ----------

    wanted to mention again if anyone was going to ask I am going to do lots of video editing and gaming.

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    witH as much money as you are spending why not get a better case and a gold+ rated PSU. I mean if your gonna spend 2k might as well go all out lol.
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    This build will be your best bet.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($104.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($67.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($548.49 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1581.41
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 02:35 EST-0500)
    System Specs -
    CPU - i5 2500k @ 5ghz | CPU Cooler - RASA RX240 | Motherboard - Asus Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen3| GPU - Nvidia GTX 590|
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB | RAM - 8GB Corsair Vengeance | PSU - Corsair TX850M | Case - CoolerMaster HAF 922
    | Monitor - Crossover 27Q (2560x1440) | Sidewinder X4 Keyboard |


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    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/zotac-v...ard-zt6010210p
    cheaper yet equal/better 680, rest is fine except me not liking samsung ssd. (personal choice there)

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