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#1 Zarius

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Posted 04 December 2013 - 11:18 AM

I haven't built a new desktop since 2008, so I haven't kept up to speed on processors, memory and motherboards etc.  I'm now looking to upgrade the system I built in 08.  I believe I know what I want, but with the plethora of socket, processor, and memory types and speeds I just wanted to make sure that the following list of components will all work together, and if there is any reason to stay away from any of these components.

 

I don't game much these days, but I want to know that it will handle the latest and greatest games with relative ease.  In addition I utilize vmware workstation, QEMU, and Virtual Box fairly heavily on this system.

 

I'm only planning to upgrade the mainboard, CPU, memory and heat sink.  Everything else will be fine for what I'm doing (unless there is some kind of new pin connector for the mobo that my PSU won't support).  It's currently a Corsair HX520 ATX Triple 12V 40A 24PIN.

 

I'm looking at the following combo.  (will probably run it stock, but may OC...)

Gigabyte GA-Z87-D3HP (GLA1150)

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8) CL9 (Part: CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9)

CoolerMaster RR-B10-212P-GP 120mm FAN

 

I'm also considering if the i5-4670K would be more than sufficient, but given it's only about $80.00 more i'm not sure it's worth skimping on the proc.

 

Thanks in advance for any input/suggestions.

 

Zarius.


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 12:15 PM

Where are you buying from?? You in the US??


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 05:37 PM

In Canada, why?



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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:18 PM

Just curious for the sake of where to buy from.... why not stick with the stock cooler until you're ready to overclock?


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Posted 04 December 2013 - 06:44 PM

6 year old PSU? Replace it too.

You might want to look into the regular 4770 for virtualization reasons - IIRC some virtualization features are disabled on the K series chips. I don't recall which ones off the top of my head though...

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:24 AM

Just curious for the sake of where to buy from.... why not stick with the stock cooler until you're ready to overclock?

 

I didn't realize the retail CPU came with a cooler, I just assumed it didn't.  (I bought OEM for previous builds).  If the cooler is included then I won't bother picking one up and will just use the stock for now.



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Posted 05 December 2013 - 10:25 AM

6 year old PSU? Replace it too.

You might want to look into the regular 4770 for virtualization reasons - IIRC some virtualization features are disabled on the K series chips. I don't recall which ones off the top of my head though...

 

What's the reason for replacement?  Is that just concern over it's stability, or is that due to a technical reason?

 

Thanks for the advice regarding the 4770 vs 4770k with virtualization, I will definately look into this before I make a purchase.

 

Regards,

 

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Posted 05 December 2013 - 06:06 PM

PSUs aren't terribly expensive and a new one will give you both the peace of mind of a new PSU (since they're the most likely part to die in a build) as well as cooler running and higher efficiency.

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Posted 12 December 2013 - 08:36 AM

After reading the replies and doing further research, I've come up with the following build.  I've decided that the i7 isn't necessary for my needs, and I've decided to stay away from the K series due to it's removed Virtual Support.  Any input or critisim would be appreciated.

 

Case: Cosair Carbide Series 300R (http://www.corsair.c...aming-case.html)

PSU: Corsair TX650M Enthusiast Series (http://www.corsair.c...wer-supply.html)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-DH3 ATX LGA 1150 (http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=4518#ov)

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670 Quad Core, 6MB L3, 3.4GHz, LGA1150 (http://ark.intel.com...-up-to-3_80-GHz)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance CMZ16GX3M@A1500C10 16GB Kit 2x8 (http://www.corsair.c...m2a1600c10.html)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 Super Clocked DirectX 11.1 (http://www.evga.com/...=02G-P4-2762-KR)

Blu-ray: LG Internal 14X Blu-ray writer with BDXL support.

Boot / App Disk: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD

Storage Disk: Western Digital Blue 3.5" SATA 7200RPM 64MB Cache

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate (only because I have a retail copy kicking around, otherwise I wouldn't go with Ultimate)

 

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 10:10 PM

i was also about to go for either a 4670k/4770k until i realized the missing VT features i have also read in other forums that the esxi server hangs in in the k series haswell processors.I just wanted to know what combo you have finally bought is it same as you mentioned and are your VM softwares working fine ?Also is the lack of hyperthreading in 4670 causing problems in handling multiple VM's?


Processor: core i5 4670
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 Gaming 
RAM: Corsair vengeance 1600 Mhz 2x4 GB
Gfx card: MSI N760 TF  2GD5/OC
case: coolermaster HAF 922
PSU: corsair TX650