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#16 OP Inzajeano

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 21:33

Any help would be great!


#17 HyBry

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 18:32

Looks like you will be getting yourself a powerful system.
This will need a good and stable PSU, and for this reason I would stay away from pre-built systems unless you can be sure that the PSU is a quality one.

i7 2700K would be a good choice overall for CPU.
Only other option I would see is going i7 extreme (socket 2011). Price would go up by quite a bit though.

Here is an example of a build:
i7 3930K - 500
Asus X79 mobo - 220
Corsair AX-750 PSU - 150
Case - 100
HDD 2TB - 150
Nvidia GTX560 Ti 448 core edition - 240
Quad channel RAM 16GB - 90
TOTAL = 1450 GBP (I think) Aproximate prices I took from overclockers.co.uk

That should give you 350 for sound card and SSD. I know there is less RAM that you wanted but 32 GB quad channel RAM is way overpriced.
You can save 50+ by going regular GTX 560 Ti.
Same build with i7 2700K would save you close to 300 on CPU and mobo. But someone smarter then me should tell you if it is worth getting i7 3930 based on applications you will be using.

#18 OP Inzajeano

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 19:50

Thanks HyBry

I'm definitely not going for a pre built system. I already have a soundcard so the question is, on what can I spend the rest of the money on? :)

I would like 32gb of Ram as I'm going 6x9 format with some new work so I'll need it for the huge scanned negatives I'll be working on :)

#19 Open Minded

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:05

And best part of it is: you don't have to build it, some kind of chinese will do it for ya ^^


This made me almost choke on my lunch. I did LOL.

#20 OP Inzajeano

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:13

@Openminded... I know, me too lol

#21 OP Inzajeano

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:25

How do you feel about the Radeon 6970?

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:31

I need some makes and models please dear friends :)

#23 HyBry

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 20:53

Thanks HyBry

I'm definitely not going for a pre built system. I already have a soundcard so the question is, on what can I spend the rest of the money on? :)

I would like 32gb of Ram as I'm going 6x9 format with some new work so I'll need it for the huge scanned negatives I'll be working on :)


That is good.
I assume you have all the other 'attachements' as well (keyboard/mouse/etc.) so there won't be any money spent on that.

A 256GB SSD will set you back close to 300. I have not read up on this, so I won't be able to recommend any, just to make sure it is SATA III compatible for best speeds.

As for memory there are couple of options out there i can see. From what I can see on scan.co.uk 32GB quad channel (4 sticks) memory is 220+. (if you go i7 3930K then you would need quad channel, but for i7 2700K dual channel. In reality you will most likely end up with at least 4 memory sticks either way)
16GB quad channel (4 sticks) can be had for around 80-90. Option is to get two of these sets. You will have 8 memory sticks in system. Not sure if this is a bad thing, but just something to keep in mind, and need to make sure motherboard is up for it.
I am sure if you shop around you will find a good deal.
I don't think there is anything special about quad channel, just 4 identical memory sticks as it is with dual channel. This means if you can find a good deal on 16GB dual channel (2 sticks) that should work as well with i7 3930K.

Also there is question of cooling. If you decide to overclock then decent aftermarket cooling would be advisable. There is Corsair H-series closed loop water coolers, or for the same or lower price you can get a good air cooler, Noctua makes some good and quiet ones.

If there is more money you want to spend you can always get a better case or better GPU.
As for cases I like Silverstone/ Fractal design/ Corair cases.

#24 HyBry

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 21:04

I need some makes and models please dear friends :)

Silverstone RV03 case
Seasonic X-760 PSU or Corsair AX650 - 650W should be OK for you, and it is cheaper. 750W is on an safe side (EDIT: read up a bit and it looks like unless you do a heavy overclock then 650W will should be plenty.)
ASUS P9X79 mobo
GPU brand mostly does not matter, as the card itself is the same. It is warranty and customer support that is different.

#25 OP Inzajeano

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 21:20

Thanks for the detailed info HyBry :)
I think I can get away with a 160gig ssd drive.
I will be overclocking and I'm looking at water cooling but nothing to extreme :)


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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:50

What do people think about the Amd bulldozers compared to the i7 3930k?

#27 tsupersonic

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 15:28

What do people think about the Amd bulldozers compared to the i7 3930k?

If you want performance and don't care about price, the i7 is the clear winner.

#28 OP Inzajeano

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 17:01

I thought as much but was curious as to what the Bulldozer had to offer. After reading a few reviews the Bulldozer seems rather underpowered!



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