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Got a new desktop
2013-10-09, 01:56 PM,
#1
Got a new desktop
I just got a new desktop this week and I figured I'd share the specs. I will use it for optimizing multi-monitor ACR and owning at ACR Tongue

Spec list
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($303.08 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G41 PC Mate ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($156.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.97 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($368.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill PATRIOT ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($17.30 @ Microcenter)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($95.99 @ Adorama)
Monitor: Hannspree HE245DPB 60Hz 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HE245DPB 60Hz 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Hannspree HE245DPB 60Hz 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000BR Wired Standard Keyboard ($93.60 @ Amazon)
Total: $1711.84
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-09 16:56 EDT-0400)

I'll add a pic later
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2013-10-09, 06:49 PM,
#2
RE: Got a new desktop
Nice!

I read that Intel 4th gen CPUs aren't really an improvement from 3rd gen if you're on desktop, and you even have to have a different motherboard. What influenced you to get 4th gen besides having the best of the best?

DSO
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2013-10-10, 09:13 AM,
#3
RE: Got a new desktop
Intel might continue to use the socket for future processors so I wanted to have a slightly more future proofed. It is also a 8-10% improvement for not that much more money.
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2013-10-10, 12:01 PM,
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RE: Got a new desktop
Somewhere I've heard some rumour about hardware backdoors and strange microcode in Intel ©PUs...?

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2013-10-11, 07:58 AM,
#5
RE: Got a new desktop
There is no proof of it that I know of. All I know is that they tend to way outperform the competition at the high end and faster processor can really speed up code compilation which can take up a lot of time.
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2013-10-11, 05:23 PM,
#6
RE: Got a new desktop
Code compilation doesn't take that much time though.

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2013-10-12, 08:07 AM,
#7
RE: Got a new desktop
It can for some things and I run a gentoo-like distro so I compile a large number of things.
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