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Old October 4th, 2013, 11:42 AM   #1
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Best upgrade path for new PC build

Sorry if this isn't in the right place. I didn't see a PC section and I will be using Adobe CS6...
I have 2k to build a new editing PC and have been looking at all of the options (Intel-wise) and am trying to decide between 3 options:

1. i7-3930k - LGA 2011
2. i7-4820k - LGA 2011
3. i7-4770k - LGA 1150

The CPU seems to determine the rest of my build (MB, RAM and so on)

I like the 3930k for the 6 cores and 12 threads, but it is pricey so would take away from GPU, RAM and so on.
I like the 4830k as it is under $300 and the LGA 2011 allows upgrade path to 3930k or 4930k
I like the 4770k as an alternative to LGA 2011

So I would like to hear CPU recommendations and why.

RAM: 16GB, 32GB or 64GB (only the LGA 2011 will take 64GB) and recommended speed? The 4820k is the only CPU that natively supports 1866.

GPU: I am eyeing the Geforce GTX 760 or 770. Preferences and why, or other?

MB: I like the ASUS Sabertooth motherboards for either socket type. Pros and cons for editing?

I will be getting 2 SSDs (one for OS and apps and one for scratch disk purposes) and 2 2TB WD Black HDDs for storage. I will be getting a 700-800W PSU, but an open to make and model (prefer modular). And for the case, I liked the Fractal Design Define XL.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. I want to be confident when I pull the trigger. :-)
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Old October 4th, 2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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Old October 4th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Excellent resource! Thank you
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Old October 4th, 2013, 09:34 PM   #4
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Got everything nailed down except for the motherboard. I like the following:

ASUS PX79 PRO
ASUS X79 Sabertooth
ASUS X79 Deluxe

Each is ~50 more than the previous

Opinions on these, or others?

Thanks!
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Old October 6th, 2013, 04:48 AM   #5
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Do the comparison and decide how important WiFi or Bluetooth are for you. Do you want teamed NIC's? Do you need Firewire, PCIe 3.0 etc. Here is a comparison of 4 Asus motherboards. For me, Firewire was crucial, since I still capture HDV regularly and thus ended up with the WS. In the comparison I have underlined what - for me - were the relevant distinctions between the boards.
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