NewBuild: Advice/Caveats to my build. (X79)

scott71_70

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hi guy,s this is my pc build in the prose's , I wonder if this will be better than the z77 build for next years to come thanks



case }cooler master haf 932
cpu } INTEL CORE I7 3930K 3.20G/12M/S2011

motherboard } ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME X79

Power Supplie } 1000 watt cooler master

ram } 2x CORSAIR VENGEANCE 1600MHZ DDR3 32GB QUAD 4X8G CL10

cooling h20 } CORSAIR HYDRO H80 H2O CWCH80
hdd2 } SATA3 2.0TB W.D 64M WD20EARX GREEN

ssd hdd } 2.5 SATA2 120.0 OCZ SSD VERTEX PLUS

video card } ASUS PCIE RAD HD7970 DIRECTCUII 1000MHz 3072M

bd drive } BD-R BLU-RAY ASUS BW-12B1ST SATA 12X

dvd drive } DVD+/-RW LG GH24NS90 SATA DL 24X OEM BLACK
 

bearclaw99

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Depends. The 3930K is a hell of a CPU but really the 2011 platform seems overpriced compared to Sandy/Ivy and there isn't a great leap in performance. If you do a lot of rendering/heavily threaded apps, the 3930K may be the better choice, but otherwise I'd say no

Don't know what you're using this build for, but 32 GB of RAM is probably a bit overkill. 8 is more than fine for the average user

1000 w PSU is overkill also

Nvidia GTX 680 is a better performer all around than the 7970 Radeon
 

scott71_70

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thanks you i do a lot of rendering/heavily threaded apps I had 16g b but it was sluggish the gtx 680 is very good but i already have the hd7970 i should have waited for the gtx680 but the hd7970 it works well on games I was going to get another hd 7970 to crossfire but one is works well i was going to get a 3770k but only went up to 32gb of ram an they said it over heats if push over 4.2 the x79 can go to 64gb
 

scott71_70

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OK thanks for your answer bearclaw99 I was looking at the ASUS P9X79pro X79 an ASUS P9X79 DELUXE X79 motherboard,s it is a bit cheaper than ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME X79 but will it work just as well, thanks