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My big budget custom PC build

By UnsungHero
Aug 12, 2013
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  1. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,206   +518

    Yeah, my claim is the odds that 2011 pins fell upon the year of 2011 when it was released. Your argument is that it coincidentally just happened to fall on that and your backup to this is showing what each pin was designed and what the intentions behind it were. The fact is, things can be added and removed, when building a chip/socket because of needs/design choices. Explaining why they did it that way does not make up for the tiny chance those two things would match up.

    Marketing it a key aspect for all companies, while this may not be significant to most, the back of our mind has a different opinion and will sub-consciously influence us.

    At your last pic, cute...So I guess anyone who does not conform to your opinion on matters is automatically a tin foil hat wearer huh?
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,962   +1,482

    Topic derailed!!
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  3. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,836   +667

    Some time ago. The OP effectively signed off back at post #20 with a requirement for current parts...and things started going pear-shaped at #33.
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    Yeah why are we arguing about LGA2011 when this topic is about a build haha! Let us get back on track.
  5. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 889   +171

    Yeah, this topic hasn't been on course for a while. I only stuck around as a spectator because of DBZ. Like I've said many times before, it isn't a time when I don't learn something if DBZ is involved in the conversation lol.
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  6. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    Yeah xD!

    So, UnsungHero, back to the build. Did you decide on anything yet?
  7. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Member Posts: 67

    Thanks DBZ.,just love reading here.Hey Unsung, you want 24 cores and a 128 gig of ram. go get it.I went 3930 k and 32 gig dominator GT .not because I needed it but I wanted it and can have it,oh, excellent choice on the psu BTW,Corsair AX1200. same as mine ,future proofing for sure..OVERKILL ,is just an opinion.
    you will need a bigger case though, an Obsidian series, I recommend the 800D,

    haha .they put the xtra pins on the 2011 for marketing,thats rich.funny as hell though..had all those xtra pins leftover from the 1155 to the socket 1150 mod ,we had to put them somewhere.lol.
  8. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Member Posts: 67

    I actually had to build a separate rig just for Audacity,lol ,
  9. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    It isnt that demanding lol.
  10. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Member Posts: 67

  11. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TS Addict Posts: 889   +171

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  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,962   +1,482

    No, but back when I was running a Celeron D with 512MB memory, Audacity was a pain to use as it recommended 1GB of memory. I did have to upgrade during this time, just to use Audacity. lol That was around 5 years ago though.
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  13. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Member Posts: 67

    Sorry for the pun ,the topic was derailed long ago.for the sake of argument,
    I commented on the build, good choices .as long as money isn't a factor,Raid the ssd ,and add a second video card,and you have a 5 year system,,
  14. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,428   +217

    No more off topic please. This is not a stream of consciousness thread.
  15. UnsungHero

    UnsungHero TS Member Topic Starter

    Hahaha just read like 2 pages of off topic nonsense! Anyway I have about 1 month before I have to finalize the build and order then assemble the parts, I want something like this: Tell me where I can save cash here or make it better etc. Thanks.

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  16. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,836   +667

    Well you can save cash by doing some comparison shopping.
    Not sure why you're looking at an EOL'ed 3960X when the 3970X that superceded it is over £60 cheaper. Unless you have some predilection for Amazon you really should spend some time researching the build.
  17. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    Change the 840 to an 840 Pro. Lower the RAM to 16GB. Lower the CPU to a 3930K. You are gonna need 2 GTX 780s (get these instead of Titans) in order to game on 3 monitors.

    I would put some of your money into watercooling. If this is a showoff PC, I would personally think watercooling is sicker than 32GB of RAM...
  18. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,836   +667

    Not to mention that the HX1050 isn't that good a PSU - not when you can get a Seasonic X-1050 a little cheaper (mine is giving me sterling service)
    Agreed. If you're spending £100 on a noisy short life span H100i, why not expend another £17 and get a proper kit that is upgradable and offers better performance.
    As for the graphics card. If you're going single GPU, EVGA's GTX 780 Classified is the better bet - add an EK (or Swiftech designed EVGA) waterblock and 1350-1500MHz core (from OCN's Classified owners thread) seems attainable - more than enough to dispose of a Titan that hasn't had the NCP4206 mod applied
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  19. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    Yeah, the HX1050 is not that great. He really needs 750W just for 2 GPUs, but if he wants 3, then he should get the X-1050.
  20. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,206   +518

    If you have one month, then I would still wait, ivy bridge-E is still right around the corner anyways, so I would wait for a 4930k since it will be superior.
    For water Cooling, if your going all in, you might as well build a custom loop, it will be cool since as JC713 said, this is more of a show off build.
    On GPU's, stick with a pair of 780's and go reference if your going to water cool, cheaper and you can get other brands of water blocks. Or if your budget is stuck and you want it to be more crazy, you can pick up 4 7970's for less than 2 780s, watercool them, and then have a very crazy eye catcher. Though I think 780s might be a better choice.
    PSU, Rosewill Lightning's are great and they come at a decent price. Link, the 1300 is only 189 at the moment.
  21. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,836   +667

    That's more or less true when the designs are all based on the reference- less so with complete redesigns like the Classified and Lightning. Reference 780's are 6+2 phase as well as 6+8 pin. Overclocking is limited in comparison to the Classified (12+2 phase, 2x8pin), or even the Asus DC2 and Gigabyte WF3 Rev.2 (both 8+2 phase) for that matter. The EKWB blocks are generally cheaper in Europe than most (if not all) of their competitors- hardly surprising since they're made in Slovenia. They also have better thermal characteristics than the competition . Case in point with the Titan/GTX 780 blocks available:
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    As you can see, the EKWB has a significant advantage. No reason to believe that the larger Classified block in the process of being released will have any lesser capability.
    If you're on a budget, stick with reference and hope you win the ASIC lottery. The OP clearly isn't interested in budget to any great extent if they are buying a 3960X over a 3930K.
    Newegg don't ship to Europe, and Rosewill aren't available in the UK.
    As a comparison, the shipping cost of a Kingwin Lazer 1220 (both it and the Lightning 1300 are Super Flower units of the same approx. weight and overall package size) is $US96 from the U.S. to the U.K. There would also be import tax to go on top of that.
  22. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,206   +518

    But like the lightning and the classified, they force you to use their own brand of water block if it exists. This is because of the custom PCB which means that if the OP buys the Classified GTX 780 and water block, he is "forced" into buying either the EVGA block or that new EK one for the Classified (Though since its an EK, that would probably be the best bet since they are some of the best blocks out there). In most cases though, I feel it is much better to stick with reference because its just a lot less worry overall, but with the classifieds having options, I don't see why not I suppose.

    There are some Rosewill power supplies available, just apparently not the lightning, I forgot they weren't, my bad.

    As for the 32gb ram argument, I would say 16gb is much better in the beginning and expanding more later, I doubt you would even get to the point of 16gb until later on. Just make sure to utilize the quad channel memory controller since your going either Sandy or Ivy bridge-E.
  23. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    I think Rosewill is one of Newegg's brands, hence why they aren't really available outside the US.
  24. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,939   +899

    I never knew Rosewill was Neweggs brand. I could have sworn I saw a Rosewill case on Amazon the other day.
  25. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,836   +667

    Rosewill are sold by other (r)etailers and have been for a couple of years, it's just that they started exclusively as a Newegg house brand in 2004. Unfortunately the Rosewill wiki page has even less info than my previous sentence


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