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Looking at monstrous build in logicalincrements.com

#1LaggingRedPosted 1/16/2014 7:25:44 PM
Btw I'm still a newb at the whole PC thing.

I was looking at their monstrous category for PC parts and was at awe at the prices of these bad boys. I'm looking for a job to be able to build a pc and I'll probably have funds for anything by the end of the year.

Just how good is this monstrous build exactly? And what parts would you replace if you had the money to buy any PC part?

http://www.logicalincrements.com/

Here's the site if ya just wanna copy and paste. Someone told me to use this site to learn more about PCs. It's useful so far.

Please suggest other sites for learning if you know any :)
#2VIP86Posted 1/16/2014 7:30:32 PM
The monstrous build is also a workstation build as well. Hence the $1000 CPU, more RAM, etc. If you are just gonna game, I would look at the Superb to Outstanding, and you should be fine. Wouldn't recommend anything below Very Good, but people have different budgets.
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#3Flaktrooper123Posted 1/16/2014 7:39:47 PM
Big overkill for gaming obviously. Most games today are GPU intensive rather than CPU intensive, and you don't need that $1000 i7 4960X.That is a workstation processor really. Even a 4670k is an overkill for most games, but it is still a good choice since it gives you some future proofing.

A pair of 780ti is still logical at least, provided you want a 2560x1440 monitor or a multiscreen setup. For the RAM, assuming you want a Z87 motherboard, 8GB is sufficient for now, but since Z87 chipset supports up to 32GB of RAM, many people choose 16GB dual channel at start so you don't need to replace anything should they ever need to upgrade to 32GB. I don't suggest you go X79 unless you have too much money.

At least the site gives you the basic, but it don't point you out to specific non reference GPU. I suggest look around for reviews for some parts, at the very least the motherboard and GPU so you can see which other options you have.
#4LaggingRed(Topic Creator)Posted 1/16/2014 7:40:36 PM
VIP86 posted...
The monstrous build is also a workstation build as well. Hence the $1000 CPU, more RAM, etc. If you are just gonna game, I would look at the Superb to Outstanding, and you should be fine. Wouldn't recommend anything below Very Good, but people have different budgets.


Well I'm looking to play Skyrim with all the possible mods that improve the game's environment and added buildings and etc. Would superb still be fine? and with a frame rate of around 45-60.
#5VIP86Posted 1/16/2014 7:53:11 PM
Yeah. Check this build out.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Cyat

If you live near a Microcenter, their processors are alot cheaper then other retailers, and you also get 30-40 off a compatible motherboard.
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#6PhilOnDezPosted 1/16/2014 7:58:22 PM
What kind of budget are you wanting to go with? If I was building something high end atm I'd go with something like this

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2Cygd

If your budget is higher than that then you could always upgrade to a 780ti or upgrade the PSU and add another 780.

As for modding skyrim's graphics, there's no stopping. You could put together a modlist that would reduce quad 780ti's into framerates not good for anything but taking screen caps.
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#7Flaktrooper123Posted 1/16/2014 8:19:35 PM
My PC

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2CyNZ

The PSU and RAM is overkill, so you can cut down a little on that to get 780ti. It does run BF4 on ultra no problem. I have many graphics mod for Skyrim, and it don't even touch the limit.
#8kelemvorPosted 1/16/2014 8:24:15 PM
Isn't there a socket 2011 chip that is like 500 dollars or so? Why the big jump to the i7 4960x? I want my next build to have a socket 2011 MB since I love emulating and playing strategy games with lots of AI routines and stuff. Civ 5 with huge maps still brings out a ton of slowdown when the AI is calculating the turns.
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#9VIP86Posted 1/16/2014 8:30:30 PM
kelemvor posted...
Isn't there a socket 2011 chip that is like 500 dollars or so? Why the big jump to the i7 4960x? I want my next build to have a socket 2011 MB since I love emulating and playing strategy games with lots of AI routines and stuff. Civ 5 with huge maps still brings out a ton of slowdown when the AI is calculating the turns.


4820 is around 500 bucks.
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#10LaggingRed(Topic Creator)Posted 1/16/2014 9:15:46 PM
Flaktrooper123 posted...
My PC

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2CyNZ

The PSU and RAM is overkill, so you can cut down a little on that to get 780ti. It does run BF4 on ultra no problem. I have many graphics mod for Skyrim, and it don't even touch the limit.


Ah! thank you! this build is right up my alley!

And thanks Philondez for showing me your build!

Thanks everyone for helping me learn :)