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By Control
Jan 6, 2014
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  1. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    Again (as I stated in a different thread) I disagree with the purchase of an x8xx LGA2011 chip. If you are going 2011 then get a 4930k - it will cost you about $200 more but is considerably more capable. Other than that and the still missing SSD I like the build.
     
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  2. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Looks alright. What's the Power Supply like? You'll be wanting to add another graphics card later, so it needs to be good.

    Definitely get rid of the RAID option on the HDDs. And add the SSD like said above.
     
  3. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Whats te 4930k? And I have a SSD just guess it didn't show its a 120gb. The power supply is 750watts I have two graphics already? Isn't that already good? I can't get two HDDs if I don't have raid then.
     
  4. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,262   +541

    The 4930k Chip is a 6 Core 12 Thread Chip that fits in the 2011 Socket. The chip you have selected is a 4 core 8 Thread chip. Normally when people go 2011 they pick up the 4930k Because its the lowest Priced Intel 6 Core and outputs a ton of power for high Computer/Gaming needs. The 4820k is essentially just a last generation i7 3770k with Quad channel memory support and a few extra PCIE-E Lanes which is still nice for high gaming setups.

    I agree, you might as well upgrade to the 4930k and have them factory overclock it for you if your going to go for the 2011 as it is.

    Heres what I think you should do with your current Config:
    Upgrade the Chip to the 4930k
    Grab an 800-850 Watt PSU
    Upgrade the SSD to a 240gb or bigger for your game and OS installs, you will be much happier having the extra room.
    Grab a Liquid CPU cooler (Like one of the 240mm Models) and have them overclock your CPU 20% for you.
     
  5. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Done anything else?
     
  6. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,262   +541

    Just post your complete final specs and we can make sure to see if you need anything else you would want.
     
  7. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I7 4930k

    Extreme overclock 20%

    CPU Coling 240mm

    MSI X79A

    16gb

    Nvidia GTX 780 TI (Dual)

    850 watts thermal take

    Hard Drive 1tb Black raid 0 (Cant get two if I don't have it in raid)

    240gb Corsair ssd



    And then some stuff like audio and all
     
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,262   +541

    (y)
    You should be more than happy then!
     
  9. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I7 4930k

    Extreme overclock 20%

    CPU Coling 240mm

    MSI X79A

    16gb

    Nvidia GTX 780 TI (Dual)

    850 watts thermal take

    Hard Drive 1tb Black raid 0 (Cant get two if I don't have it in raid)

    240gb Corsair ssd



    And then some stuff like audio and all
     
  10. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    So is that all okay?
     
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Looks good. In special notes, ask to NOT have RAID0 configured.
     
     
  12. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Ah okey
     
  13. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    How do you tell if parts are compatible?
     
  14. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,333   +278

    I thought that's what we had been doing this whole thread?
     
  15. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Just wondering so I can do this stuff later on
     
  16. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    1. Google the manufacturer website for your motherboard. You'll find specs like 'CPU socket', 'RAM socket', 'supported CPUs'.
    2. From the above, you can choose a CPU that fits, and RAM that fits.
    3. For RAM, you're looking at the connector type (DDR3), frequency, and 'channels'. Then you need to buy a x-channel RAM kit, to fit.
    4. Graphics cards these days use the PCIe x16 connector, and are pretty much all compatible with all current mobos. Just need to keep an eye on the 'recommended power supply rating'.
    5. Choose a power supply that can handle the whole system. Usually you'd be choosing the graphics card recommended number, plus 50-100W. More, if you want to get multiple cards later.
    6. CPU coolers need to fit the CPU socket.
    7. Cases are personal choice, but make sure it'll fit everything you choose. Take note of graphics card length, CPU cooler height.
    8. Hard drives are pretty much all compatible. Just get SATA3 interface.
    9. Definitely ask knowledgeable people (e.g. us) to double-check the system before building it.
     
  17. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Okay thanks, I really love tech stuff and really want to get to know all of this.
     
  18. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Any way to take down the price?
     
  19. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Can I get 1tb and the 240 gb ssd instead of two 1 tbs
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2014
  20. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    1TB HDD is $100, I'm sure that doesn't matter much on a $3K+ build.

    But, sure, just one will do for now... And perhaps even only 1 graphics card for now will be fine.
     
  21. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    I don't really want to be messing with it in the future though, scared of breaking a computer that much, and do I even need that much storage? Haven't even used 100gbs on mine right now, I'll use a bit more on a newer computer but probably wont use much.
     
  22. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    How many Steam games or other digital games do you have? I have a 1TB almost full of installed Steam games.

    Another 1TB is 2/3 full of media: video, music, pictures.

    I suggested multiple hard drives (in additional to SSD) because you plan to do video editing. Your rig is beastly, and using only one HDD will bottleneck it on video editing.

    In terms of 'messing with it', a graphics card plugs into only one slot. Then you need to connect two power cables, and another small cable. It's very easy, there's plenty of YouTube vids for it, and we can give you directions too.

    In any case, the rig you built above is pretty hardcore and will take all the games and video editing (streaming too) that you can throw at it.
     
  23. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Okey so I'll keep the extra tb I'll probably have a lot of games, just didn't know if it would really need it, but yeah I'll keep it, currently I have a Mac so can't have much games right now, I can barely play MC xD
     
  24. Control

    Control TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Oh and what is bottlenecking? Whats so bad about it?
     
  25. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,473   +622

    Bottlenecking: the part of the system that is holding everything else back. Having a balanced machine is what you're aiming for, so avoiding any obvious bottlenecks is the best.

    In your case, if you were video editing, then a $90 part (missing a hard drive) would be massively bottlenecking your system worth $3K+. It just doesn't make sense.
     


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