62 months ago
I purchased these parts on Black Friday (better deals than cyber-monday?)
They should be coming in the next couple weeks, but even so, I'd love some feedback about whether I made any big mistakes. Now is better than after I open the packaging, I guess, right?
- CPU: Intel Core i7-4930K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($459.99 @ Newegg)
Reasoning - I wanted a beefy processor for editing full HD video & possibly 4k someday. I wanted as many cores as possible to handle data simultaneously. Also, the LG2011 socket allows support for 64GB of RAM and someday I hope to utilize that. Also, I didn't think that the LGA 2011-3 socket processors and motherboards have really worked out the glitches yet from what i've been reading. (Even though maybe I'll have to upgrade the bios on my board for this one?? suggestions???)
- CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($80.98 @ Newegg)
Reasoning - Linus Tech tips did a video comparing cpu temps and this baby was a beast. I got it on sale and I like not having a bulky air cooler in the middle of everything.
- Motherboard: Asus P9X79 LE ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($232.78 @ Newegg)
Reasoning- eSATA slots to support my external 2 Big Quadra (old, though it is), support for 64GB of RAM, up to higher speeds if I want to upgrade
- Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Reasoning- The 1866 was sold out... these were $10 less and I was thinkin RAM speed at the time wouldn't be too big for video, but it's the other way around... It's no biggie for gaming, but faster is better for video. Furthermore, I went with 8GB sticks because I think I'll want more 8GB sticks to add on. Then I heard, again from Linus Tech Tips, that there's something to consider about compatibility and timing I might not get the best performance or it may not work? Should I have gone with 8x4GB all in one set at a 2400mhz? Anybody know how bad these mistakes are? Also these had a CAS latency of 9. I don't know what that means, but lower is good, right?
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
Reasoning - EVO over Pro because... yeah, money. Is Pro that much more reliable? Samsung has the best reputation in SSDs these days, or so I've heard.
- Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Reasoning - Cheap storage & I can expand if I need to. Apparently my case may limit that, I see because of the length of my graphics card. (It just keeps hitting the cervix. ...ok, fine. that joke was a travesty.)
- Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 4GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card ($531.00 @ Newegg)
Reasoning- Less CUDA cores than the GTX 780Ti, similar price, but more GB RAM, uses less energy & supposedly the CUDA cores are 40%ish more efficient?
- Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Reasoning- I saw Linus unbox the case, I liked it, It was highly rated & cheap.
- Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Reasoning- Highly rated, Efficient, fully modular...
- Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Reasoning- cheap, highly rated blu-Ray writer for sharing my full HD videos with... people who have players for this vanishing medium...