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Old 03-06-13, 01:56 PM
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Dream Rigs - Haswell, GTX780???

So a week's passed and suddenly there's quite a bit more hardware out. Intel's Haswell's been released, new motherboards are ready for purchase, and nVidia's high end cards are ready to go.

From reading our reviews and gathering your thoughts, what are you wanting to do with the shiny new stuff? If you had the money, would you be upgrading right now?

Check out http://www.aria.co.uk and create a system for us! It'll be interesting to see what everyone's favourite combinations will be.

If you're not interested for yourself, you can always show us what you'd be recommending to others

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Old 03-06-13, 02:03 PM
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ah god do we need to put links? i have plans for haswell though.
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Old 03-06-13, 02:07 PM
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ah god do we need to put links? i have plans for haswell though.
Dont have to no, I think the idea is so this is a thread for beginners to use for ideas so link will make the lazy people happy.
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Old 03-06-13, 02:08 PM
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I got my i7 3930 and looking at reviews I am still happy with its performance but my 460's are getting well old and been slack upgrading them.
So 3 titans would be aweosme 2 in sli and third for my other displays.
3 1440p monitors.
32gb kit of domminator platinum RAM.
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Would love my ax1200 and H100 to be "I" versions. Record that data and monitor it.

But this from asus looks fun
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Old 03-06-13, 02:10 PM
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Haswell is not worth it for me, or for anyone else on SB or IB for that matter, so I wont be up.. side grading Might put the money I was going to spend on a 770 though.

If I was to build a system now and just to mix things up, I would go AMD Piledriver with a 8350.

AMD 8350
Asus Crosshair Formula Z mobo
16gb of red Corsair Vengeance LP
GTX 770
H100
Samsung 256gb 840 Pro SSD
1TB Samsung F3 HDD
Not sure on the case i'd use, probably the Nanoxia DS2 and do a silent build with a Silverstone Nightjar ST50N.
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Old 03-06-13, 02:12 PM
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Intel may kiss my rear-end with their latest Haswell:
P8P67 DELUXE + i5-2500K + NH-D14 + 8GB DDR3 + HD7970 + 256GB SSD + 550W PSU + DEFINE R4
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Old 03-06-13, 02:20 PM
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Dream rig right now would be

MSI Z87 GD65-Gaming/MSI Mpower(awaiting Tom's review)
i7 4770K
Corsair H100i
16gb Corsair vengeance pro 2400mhz RAM
EVGA 780 with the ACX cooler (I'm a big fan of how that looks)
Corsair 760w (Not the i as personally I think it's a £10 gimmick that i wouldn't use)
Samsung 840 pro 500gb

I guess the only thing I would think of to improve over that would be to properly water cool it but for now this is what I would buy if I had the money!
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Old 03-06-13, 02:23 PM
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If I had the money I'd do a complete revamp of my current system and probably end up having to actually turn on the central heating in the process. At the top of the shopping list would be the gigabyte z87 OC board (love the orange), an i5 4670K, a gtx 770 or 780 and an ax760i. Would run rings around my current setup and at the same time slash the electricity bill.

Big problem so far seems to be the choice of motherboard, a lot of very good ones seem to be in at the £150-£180 mark and all are very similar.
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Old 03-06-13, 02:31 PM
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I'd just be adding a couple of 780's to my current setup, and maybe another SSD be nice to re-do my loop.

I'm looking at haswell for a possible new-build for a quiet media box perhaps... still not really sure.
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Old 03-06-13, 02:34 PM
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alright then.
Here is my current plan which will turn into reality over time until the end of the year, part by part.
I will first get the hardware, i already own an EVGA GTX 670 FTW which i will keep, but that is all that will stay from my old rig besides the harddrives and the SSD.
This month i will get a 4770k, an MSI MPower board and GeIL EVO CORSA 2133 CL10 16GB RAM. Also most likely a seagate barracuda 1 or 2 TB HDD, just because i need an HDD for the old rig to sell it, so i might as well replace my old WD Green 1TB.
Depending on when i will sell my old stuff i will finally upgrade to a waterloop. i guess with the mainboard and the RAM it is quite obvious that my rig will include a lot of yellow.
The plan is to get a switch 810 matte black, an Alphacool NexXxos UT60 360mm top and an Alphacool NexXxos UT60/Monsta 240mm bottom, both white. I will use Bitfenix spectre pro white fans, both rads in push pull (i am not sure yet if it will fit with the top rad). Braided cables turn out to be a problem. for some stupid reason Corsair doesn't sell them a) in yellow and b) in germany. If i won't turn out to sleeve them myself i will get white braided cables. also a few y cables for 3pin molex.
The coolant will be Mayhems Pastel Sunset Yellow, on tubing i haven't decided yet, definitely clear and most likely 16/10 with matte black fittings.
Alphacool D5 with preinstalled Top, Phobya Balancer 250 black matt.
XSPC Razor GPU block, XSPC Raystom CPU block, i thought about putting in some yellow LEDs, not sure if i am able to do that though.
I think i covered it all, not 100% sure.
cba to put up links, but if there is a demand i will add them.
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actually that rig is completely overkill and way beyond my needs, i play games like quake, warsow or cod4, most of that stuff runs just fine on a netbook. why will i build it? because i want it, because i love it. The same reason why people tune their cars even though they are no racedrivers, just enthusiasm. But i guess it's a good explanation for why in my dream build there is no second GPU.
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ah i did forget something. i will keep my AX750 as well. SSD is a Corsair Force 3 60GB and the HDD i will keep is a WD Green 1.5TB
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