X79 Build

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  1. M3Tz

    M3Tz Member

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    Hi Guys,

    About to order some parts to build a x79 system, I use it for gaming plus virtual machines/testing for work plus the usual media stuff, I would go for a 2600k but I don't think I'm going to be able to upgrade for the next 2 years (wedding) so would like to get as good as I can. Oh and I'd like it to look pretty cool as I've never had a "nice looking" Pc
    I have little O/C experience and would like to give it a try, what do you guys think of the intel tuning warranty?

    this is what I'm thinking of,

    cpu 3930k + h100

    mobo either Asus Rampage IV Formula Asus P9X79 PRO Gigabyte X79-UD7 Gigabyte X79-UD5

    Ram Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) red or black depending on board I'l up the memory next month

    PSU Corsair HX 750W ATX Modular mostly because of the 7 year warranty

    Case 600t

    Any suggestions tips or comments please

    P.S I seen the video on youtube of the gigabyte overheating and I think I read somewhere that its because of the h100 not blowing air over the socket and power, do these board also suffer the same?

    Thanks
     
  2. scheherazade

    scheherazade Ancient Guru

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    I have a system similar to what you want to make.
    It's been good so far.

    Only issue is a periodic TDR, but that's an nvidia driver bug since 275.XX.

    -scheherazade
     
  3. vonalka

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    The components you listed look solid. I would pick the Asus board over the Gigabyte board.
    Not sure about the Intel warranty - if you plan some hard core OC'ing than there might be value in it.

    Also, you didn't mention video card or HD - do you have one picked out? If not the AMD 7970 looks like the best choice right now and I would be sure to get a good SSD - Corsair, Kingston Hyper-X are good.
     
  4. sovietdoc

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    i think you might need 4 sticks of ram to run X79..
     

  5. M3Tz

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    Thanks for the reply guys,

    I have a crappy 9800gtx+ right now, but I need to buy in 3 orders, so I'll buy cpu/mem/mobo + case and maybe psu now and use the only bits from my current pc, then order ssd, hd, monitor, then gpu final month :)
     
  6. vonalka

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    4 sticks is ideal as that would put you in Quad Channel mode, but you can run it on one or two if needed.

    Since this is a new build, he might as well get at least four x 4GB and than he is good for awhile, plus will still have four more open slots for the future.
     
  7. M3Tz

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    I'm thinking of this board
    Asus Rampage IV Formula

    Due to budget I was thinking of buying 2x4GB stick for now and another 2x4GB next month.

    the rampage formula has a decent onboard i think which is sounding good to me.
     
  8. M3Tz

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    so its looking more like

    3930k
    Asus Rampage IV Formula
    phantek cooler
    xfx 850 xxx
    kingston hyperx 2x4GB
    600t white
     
  9. vonalka

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    I would strongly suggest getting four ram chips to start with. In order to ensure the system is as stable as possible in Quad Channel, you want all four chips to be identical. If it is a cost concern, than you would be better off getting four 2GB chips to start with.

    You would still have four slots left open since the board you are getting has 8 slots, so you could always add four more later if you felt the need.
     
  10. The Goose

    The Goose Ancient Guru

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    if you want quad channel
     

  11. M3Tz

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    the Asus Rampage IV Formula only has 4 slots, but I understand what your saying about buying 4 sticks together..

    Thanks everyone for your help
     

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