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Hippogriff

Hippogriff

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Intel Core i7 3770K - overclocked to up to 4.6GHz
Noctua NH-D14 Ultimate Performance Quiet CPU Cooler
Asus P8Z77-V Pro Motherboard
16GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM
GeForce GTX 780
Corsair TX 850W V2 PSU

I guess that this is the build.

By the way, I think that a 4770k is probably the best choice. I was lured by the possibility to switch to a 6-cores processors, but it's probably not worth it. I can get several software free of charge, but the multicore versions would cost me hundreds of dollars. And I don't want to squander my expense account.
 

Diddykong

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Not sure why my sig didn't show. I did post that off my iPad?

Intel Core i7 3770K - overclocked to up to 4.6GHz
Noctua NH-D14 Ultimate Performance Quiet CPU Cooler
Asus P8Z77-V Pro Motherboard
16GB 1600MHZ DDR3 RAM
GeForce GTX 780
Corsair TX 850W V2 PSU

You could wait for the 4770k.
 

Knufire

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Does your analysis use floating point? If it does...you'd want to stick to the 780. I don't think the raw compute performance of the 770 is near that of the 780.
 
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Hippogriff

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Does your analysis use floating point? If it does...you'd want to stick to the 780. I don't think the raw compute performance of the 770 is near that of the 780.

In terms of GPGPU, the 780 clearly is better than the 770. However, only some software I use (e.g. Matlab) can use the GPU, so GPGPU perfomance is not extremely important.

I mean, I can actually afford even a Tesla K20, but I don't want to spend money on something that is beyond my needs...
 
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I replaced the 780 with a 770 4GB since I think that it's enough. My department/school is going to buy soon a Tesla to set up a GPU server, so I will use my card just to test the code.

I replaced my X79 combo with a Z87 one. Regarding the motherboard, I'd like to buy one with integrated WiFi. So, I'm focusing particularly on:
- Asus Z87-PRO/EXPERT
- MSI Z87 MPOWER
- ASRock Extreme6/ac
 

MediaMind

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Sorry for the long post, but I hope you can help me. I built my last computer several years ago, so I am not really updated about the existing hardware. Now that I’m moving to the US and money will pour in, I decided to build a new computer with a budget of around $3000 including monitors but excluding other peripherals (keyboard, mouse, etc..). I’ll build it probably this summer, so I’m not looking for a definitive list.

My primary use will be statistical/numerical analysis (Matlab, R, Stata, SAS, NumPy/SciPy, etc..). I will be able to use university servers for very demanding analysis, so I’m not looking for a high-end workstation with a Xeon processor, a Tesla K20 and a lot of RAM. I just want a computer that can run quickly even a quite complex analysis.

My secondary use will be gaming. I won’t have actually a lot of time to devote to that, so I would like to be able to use very well my limited time. In few words, I would like to play smoothly games like GTA V or BF4 on high details at 2560x1440.

My list:

CPU: I would like to oc the cpu to 4.5-4.7.

Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)

Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($229.99 @ Amazon)
I prefer black motherboards.

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($127.48 @ Amazon)

Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($65.99 @ NCIX US)


Video Card: Gigabyte GV-N770OC-4GD ($449.99 @ ????)
Waiting for a 4GB Asus or EVGA

Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($145.47 @ Amazon)

CPU Cooler: XSPC EX360 D5 Kit ($150 @ uncle)
6.5ft XSPC High Flex Hose 7/16″ ID, 5/8″ OD (15.9/11.1mm) ($15 @ ????)

Case Fan: 3 x Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($56.97 @ Newegg)


Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
I prefer white or black/white PSUs

Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.49 @ Newegg)

Monitor: Dell P2212H 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($167.58 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($599.99 @ NCIX US)

A cheaper alternative would be the Auria @ Microcenter.

Total: $2656.92 ($2455.92 with Korean monitor)

Opinions? Suggestions?

Thanks!

Nuts on the 4770k pricing. My build (comparing costs) I wont be doing lots of OCing:

Carbide 300R with SP120s
I7 4770k
ASUS Z87-A
Corsair Force GT 120GB SSD + 1TB 7200rpm HDD
Corsair H80i
G.Skill 1866MHz (lowest timing for 1866)
GTX 780
SeaSonic 650W Modular
Win 7 64-Bit Home
ASUS LED 1080p 23'

Total: 1,923.00

Personally, I am waiting a tad for all the Haswell and 700-Series GTX bugs to get worked out + drivers and mobo firmwares, and hopefully a price drop. Also waiting on the 780 to get rid of those reference cards and reference fans, and ASUS and MSI to start making those 780s with dual fans and higher speeds. I wouldn't rush into buying the new line up just yet. I did this with SSDs and the 3770k and ended up warranty them because of issues. Wait till the kinks are smoothed, and firmwares/drivers have stable performance releases. Everyone is rushing now to make compatible coolers, mobos, and so on. So from here on, things only get cheaper for you. But that 4770k at 279.99 is hard to pass up.