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Need some suggestions on future-proofing.


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#1 peacemak3r

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 05:29 PM

Hi!  I've been creating a rig to future-proof myself for some time.

 

I plan to use these things:

 

  • ASUS Sabertooth Z77 TUF Motherboard
  • GTX 660, probably only one maybe do a SLI later in the year.
  • Samsung 840 Pro SSD, probably a 240GB and bringing over a 500GB disk drive from older system.
  • Either a SeaSonic or Corsair PSU, modular, I was aiming towards 750, but I have a feeling it may be overkill.
  • Either Ripjaws or Corsair Dominators, 8GB in total and probably upgrade to 16GB in the future.
  • Bring over some LiteOn drives from older system.
  • I believe I have to buy another OS, but is it possible to just buy a key and use an older CD or port over to a USB stick and install the OS that way? (Windows 7 64bit)
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, Item number: RR-B10-212P-G1

Now here's my problem.  I don't know whether to use the i5 or not.  I feel with the Sabertooth, an i7 may be a better choice and would like some key suggestions/advice on this choice.

 

As well as that, I need to know if my choice of PSU wattage was correct and some opinions on the two brands.  Also on the memory as well.

 

Besides that, do you think this build is total overkill or good enough to last me a couple of more years?  I believe the total build comes out to around $1500-2000USD.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 08:21 PM

Upper end Corsairs in the 750-850 watt range are Seasonic anyway, so buy on price.  Newegg had a Seasonic   850 watt for $110 after rebate recently.

 

Make sure you get a GTX 660 TI instead of a regular GTX 660.

 

The 840 PRO is 256GB, the regular 840 is 240GB.

 

If you are currently running a reseller OEM WIN7 you purchsed, and not a DELL/HP/ETC disk, then you may very well be able to pull off an activation with your new build . 

 

If it was mine, I would pony up for a 3770K and be done with it. (like my 3770K/Z77 Sabertooth build).  It will run at 4.5-4.6 ghz all day long.  It will carry you the furthest.

 

Remember Haswells are coming soon as well as new NVidia offerings.


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:00 PM

Thanks for your input, do you have an estimate of how soon soon can be?  I don't have a good record of saving up in long term unfortunately.



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:37 PM

Rumours are they may release Haswell in Q3 and the Nvidia 700 series in Q2.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 12 March 2013 - 06:18 PM

Even with the release I'm assuming the prices for them will be very high?  I should just stay with the products available now no?



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Posted 12 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

Yep prices would be high, you should be fine with the current line of product :)

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:37 AM

Ugh, bills coming up!  Is there an i5/nVida combo I may be able to go for at the moment with the Sabertooth Z77 setup?



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 12:49 AM

The best combo deal i could find is priced at $416.98.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1227264


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

Is that over-clockable?  Or I shouldn't worry too much.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:20 AM

No, that CPU is lock, so you can not overclock. If you really really want to overclock then i believe there is a more expensive combo with the 3570K. Up to you if you need to overclock the CPU.


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:59 AM

Alright, I see.  I guess it's the i5 for me for the time being.

 

To cut back on one cost, it would be possible to boot-up the system and such using a 32" LCD TV?  I have one laying around and I thought about using that as a screen for the time being.  Of course I'll be sitting farther away.



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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:07 PM

As long it has a DVI output then it should be fine but if it doesn't then you will need a adapter.


>Michael 
System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 04:34 PM

So it wouldn't work by just plugging in HDMI cables eh? Damn, I guess monitor route it may be.

 

Revised build:

  • ASUS Sabertooth Z77 LGA 1155
  • ASUS GTX-660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 (I was thinking about the TI but I saw it produced somewhat same rates so I figured to save a few bucks now and get this.  Unless there's another option like SLIing older cards for a cheaper price.)
  • Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650M (Had SeaSonic, but with the monitor coming into the picture, I needed to shave off few bucks.)
  • Intel Core i5-3570K (K, for if any reason I want to overclock in the future.)
  • Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB
  • G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2 x 4GB) [Are Corsair Dominators good as well?  They were a few bucks cheaper but I was a bit concerned on some reviews.)
  • Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (For overclocking in the future.)
  • ASUS VS Series 23" Monitor
  • Windows 7 Home 64-bit.

Again I have regular HDD's, keyboards, mice from older rig to port over.



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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:12 AM

If your getting this specific 660 model then you can use HDMI. The Corsair Dominators are fairly good.


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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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