I call this Super PC

Which CPU do u think is better

  • Intel i7 2600k quadcore 3.4GHz

    Votes: 26 65.0%
  • Intel i7 980x extreme hexacore 3.3GHz

    Votes: 14 35.0%

  • Total voters
    40
  • Poll closed .
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Well I was thinking of changing my outdated old PC,this is what I thought about and I call this Super PC!Here are the specs Specs:
CPU:Intel i7 980x extreme; 6 core
3.3ghz-54000 rs
MB:Gigabyte GA X58A,UD7-19800rs
GRAPHICS CARD:XFX Radeon HD6990 GDDR5 4GB-55000 rs
RAM:12GB(3x4gb) corsair xms3 TW3X4G1333C9DHX-13900 rs
HDD:2x1TB Western Digital Caviar black(RAID 0)-9000 rs
OPTICAL DRIVE:Sony BC 5100S OB 24xSATA DVD Blue ray combo-8700 rs
MONITER:Viewsonic VC2739wm 27inch 1920x1080p-25000 rs
INPUT DEVICES:Razor lycosa and razor imperator keyboard and mouse-7000 rs
SPEAKERS:Creative Gigaworks s750 7.1 wireless-27000 rs
SOUND CARD:Asus xonar DX 7.1-5000 rs
CABINET:Silverstone LC16B MR220-11800 rs
POWERSUPPLY:Corsair professional series 850W-7600 rs
TV TUNER CARD:AverTV speed PCIE-3300 rs

TOTAL-2,47,800 rs
Intending to buy this within 8 days as the shop in which am buying doesnt have the cpu and told he ll get it within a week.So looking forward.

This PC ll be used for Video editing(which am very interested in and i think am a pro now!),Hardcore gaming and entertainment.
How would I rate my hardware knowledge:hmmm,i think i know everything,ah let me be honest 6.5/10.
I have configed a pc for myself and my friend before. I have been a blogger since 3 years on tech but never been on forums,so hope to start off good.
Well i guess i got my thread rite?
My first one u know!
 

ico

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I'd rather get Core i7-2600k + a premium P67 motherboard. LGA 1356 is EOL.

Preferably Asus P8P67 WS Revolution if available. (which I guess isn't)
 

saswat23

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i think Intel i7 980x extreme is a Hexacore, so wont it be better than i7-2600k.
Wont it be a good idea to get i7 Extreme. Probably it would be of the same price IMO.
 
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Its a newly released intel model and certainly not in the first gen i7 9xx series. While Intel might have some of the best engineers in the business, its branding department leaves a lot to be desired, as the name doesn't tell you anything about how awesome this new CPU is. After all, you'd expect the new i7-980X to be only a slight improvement over the
previous, theCore i7-975; for example, the only obvious difference between the i7-965 and the i7-975 was a 133MHz clock bump.But this new cpu is just not a clock bump,well it was originally planned to release this cpu under the i9 name but finally sticked to the i7 tag. This now the most powerfull cpu available in the market(as far as my research goes),with a base frequency of 3.3GHz and it is an extreme edition which means the cores are unlocked and you can overclock it to the max.
Motherboard I think which is well equipped to handle this cpu is MSI Big Bang X-Power having an X58 Chipset and LGA 1366 Socket. P67 and LGA 1155 doesnt allow full support to crossfire/SLI.And moreever LGA 1155 is ageing i think. I like the 980x for its overclocking potential,upto 4.4Ghz under normal air cooling,and can oc upto 4.72GHz under water cooling pipes. Moreever i think 980x beats 2600k my a margin. yes 2600k may be far more cheap and when on a budget is a super buy.

the x58 and LGA 1366 has full support for crossfire/SLI
 

rchi84

In the zone
Well, you can replace that CPU with a 2600K, and with the change, can upgrade to a better 27" monitor that gives a 1600p resolution.

And for the best bang for the buck, if you have a budget of 55K for a graphics card, I would suggest going in for a Geforce 580 SLI or a 6970 Crossfire setup, both of which will outperform the 6990 ( which is downclocked like the 590).
 

khmadhu

change is constant!!
Get the new Intel 8-Core Cpu ie going to be released this month
I don't think it will be released this soon.. it will be released in Q4 2011.

@OP
IMO
What ICO says is correct, 2600k is a good option. later you can upgrade the processor to ivy bridge. if u want same performance as 980x.

although u will be using this for video/gaming. so a high end graphics card is enough. which u already picked.

and i think its ViewSonic’s VX2739WM and not ViewSonic’s VC2739WM. u can also look for ASUS VK278Q which is almost same..

at u r budget
I would love to use both 2600k and ivy bridge at a time , but no such mobo are avialable. lol.. :-D
 
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Hmmm,I Think I should wait for 1more month as i might get the new intel 8core cpu.and I also heard that AMD bulldozer is coming,worth a wait i guess.
growing impatient however to get my new pc
 

desiibond

Bond, Desi Bond!
Given that you do video editing and lot of gaming, I would suggest Apple 27" LED Cinema Display (LED backlit IPS panel) instead of Viewsonic 27". Do note that this display uses mini Display port(need to check if it works on PC as Apple's site says it works only on macs with mini display port).

Other option is Dell U2711 (if available in India).
 

msaiashwin

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I would suggest you to go for the i7 2600k sandy bridge processor or wait a bit for the 8 core sandy bridge extreme. sandy bridge is a newer architecture and it runs a lot cooler than a gulftown 980x. also it is waste investing 3 times more than the price of i7 2600k for a slight gain in video editing etc which would utilize the extra 2 cores. The i7 2600k out performs the 980x in games and other applications. That is the reason intel brought the 990x. IT is a waste investing on a older and hotter platform. 980x overclocks to only around 4.7 on water but i7 2600k easily overclocks to greater than 5 GHz on air.

CHECK THE XBIT LABS REVIEW FOR THE COMPARISON OF 990X AND I7 2600K.

also better invest on a gtx 580 sli as it easily outperforms both 6990 and gtx 590
. You can get it for around 56-57k. The hd 6990 is a very noisy card and runs quite hot. better go for gtx 580 sli.

For the money u save go for a 2560X1600 monitor( i guess its the IPS 27 inch) dell for around 43k.

@the Game: where are you from?
 

mitraark

nub 4eva
Only 2 TB HDD [ 1 TB actually if you RAID 0 ] ? Video Editing will require lots of space. Add another 2 TB for Storage.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Only 2 TB HDD [ 1 TB actually if you RAID 0 ] ? Video Editing will require lots of space. Add another 2 TB for Storage.

:+1: a 2TB in a super PC it shud be atleast >= 4TB

@OP: where do u live buddy.the graphics card 6990 is too costly (55k)
its 10k less in mumbai :grin:
 

Skud

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Only 2 TB HDD [ 1 TB actually if you RAID 0 ] ? Video Editing will require lots of space. Add another 2 TB for Storage.

Buddy, in RAID-0 you will get full disk space. In RAID-1 it will be halved due to data redundancy.
 
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@desiibond yes u r rite, Thanks to Apple's decision to only
include a Mini DisplayPort
connection, the LED Cinema
Display can only be used with
Macs.
@msaiashwin
I am in a huge dilemma about the cpu,the poll results n ur suggestion made me to tilt towards 2600k,but news about new cpus coming making me to wait,kinda getting confused.
As far as graphics card is concerned i still think 6990 is better.it might be pricey,noisy and power eating but i think performs better than 580.
Power Consumption (Max TDP) GeForce GTX 580 244 Watts Radeon HD 6990 375 Watts Difference: 131 Watts (54%) Memory Bandwidth In theory, the Radeon HD 6990 should be 66% quicker than the GeForce GTX 580 overall, due to its greater bandwidth. Radeon HD 6990 320000 MB/sec GeForce GTX 580 192384 MB/sec Difference: 127616 (66%) Texel Rate The Radeon HD 6990 should be much (approximately 223%) better at texture filtering than the GeForce GTX 580. Radeon HD 6990 159360 Mtexels/sec GeForce GTX 580 49408 Mtexels/sec Difference: 109952 (223%) Pixel Rate If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 6990 is a better choice, by a large margin. Radeon HD 6990 53120 Mpixels/sec GeForce GTX 580 37056 Mpixels/sec Difference: 16064 (43%)

I am from Shimoga,Karnataka

@khmadhu
yes its VX2739wm,lil typing mistake.
the asus moniter has got low ratings,i think i ll stick to viewsonic HD
@mitraark
thanks for ur reply,ya i can add more memory anytime
@zangetsu
10k less in mumbai! hmmm,i ll check with my dealer for price again
 

Skud

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@desiibond yes u r rite, Thanks to Apple's decision to only
include a Mini DisplayPort
connection, the LED Cinema
Display can only be used with
Macs.

Is it bcoz of mini displayport LED Cinema display cannot be used with Windows or something else? Because GFX cards already have these mini displayports outputs (at least the AMD ones) so should not have any problem with any monitor having mini displayport only.
 

ico

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Moreever i think 980x beats 2600k my a margin. yes 2600k may be far more cheap and when on a budget is a super buy.
AnandTech - Bench - CPU

See yourself anyways. The margin by which i7-980X beats i7-2600k is not much. It's more of an even contest rather. It is your call anyways. If you want you can spend 50k+ on an end-of-life product.

P67 and LGA 1155 doesnt allow full support to crossfire/SLI.
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the x58 and LGA 1366 has full support for crossfire/SLI
The motherboard which I have suggested above has NF200 chip to increase the PCIe lanes. Full support for both tri-Crossfire and tri-SLI.
 
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@zangetsu
My dealer might have old stock! i guess or he is trying to cheat me! otherwise such a price diff,i ll try to get it for 45k from others.
10k saved,what to buy?i am thinking of buying a joystick:frontech gamepad 3D
 
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