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Build Advice Extreme Haswell/GTX Build

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nchhabs, 26 May 2013.

  1. holbob

    holbob What's a Dremel?

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    I would wait until next year until the processor generation after Haswell will show significant improvement.
     
  2. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    alright dude, there is no need to be like that about things, maybe I'm thinking of seasonic's lower end units, seem to remember them having an annoying capacitor whine under high load, which I wouldn't want if I was buying a power supply.

    Anyway my apologies nothing wrong with Seasonic units. Although my personal preferance for building such a high end rig would still be Enermax
     
  3. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    if you haven't done the research and only have personal experience to go by, don't give advice i guess?
     
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  4. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    It is a forum mate, things are supposed to be discussed, including personally experiences
     
  5. nchhabs

    nchhabs www.twitch.tv/dracaXL

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    This is actually something I'm seriously considering at the moment - preliminary Haswell benchmarks aren't showing the sort of performance numbers I was hoping for. Maybe I should wait for Ivy-E (which should come out October) and just upgrade the graphics cards for the moment.
     
  6. MrDomRocks

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    Looking at results. 5ghz = 100c on H100i is bad!
     
  7. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    What are you aiming to do with the rig? Purely gaming or Video editing/encoding?

    If its the last one more so over gaming then Ivy-E would be a good bet, if not there you are probably better off sticking with Haswell or even your current rig throwing in a couple of gtx 780's, bigger monitor maybe? Or some triple monitor goodness even?

    And a full on watercooling setup, would be my suggestions
     
  8. nchhabs

    nchhabs www.twitch.tv/dracaXL

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    Yeah eventual rig would be served by 3 Dell 2711s on a WSGF edition stand. Would also be doing some video editing, encoding and streaming, so thinking Ivy-E would be the smarter choice in the long run. I've been doing a lot of reading in the last week on water cooling, and am thinking of most likely doing a full wc'd rig at the time Ivy-E comes out.

    Considering the fact Haswell is barely 15% faster than Sandy Bridge, I think I might just replace the two 580s I've got in the current rig with 2 or 3 780s, and worry about a complete rebuild in October/November.
     
  9. thetrashcanman

    thetrashcanman Angel headed hipsters

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    :thumb: good idea mate :)
     
  10. nchhabs

    nchhabs www.twitch.tv/dracaXL

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    Yeah mate - ridiculous temperatures indeed!
     
  11. MrDomRocks

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    Looking at prices aria have the best prices right now.

    Most of the boards are well designed and priced. Highest end Giga board is ridiculously priced.
     

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