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    I just need add few tings .... I was wrong .... Nepton 280l do not fit in Fractal Design R4 with some boards and Nepton 280L itself is very loud with stock fans. Unbearable loud ... as it is h100i.
    I have white Fractal Design Define R4 case and it is top quality.

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    its cool Ive decided to use the h60 from my other system

    On other note I was able to wrangle $400 more dollars from the CEO(wife) and with your suggestions bought this:

    ASUS P9X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS - needed a simple dependable board, didnt need wifi, bluetooth or dual lan

    GIGABYTE GV-N760OC-4GD REV2.0 GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 HDCP Ready Video Card - will need for iray and Turblence and octane when I buy them-4GB should come in handy

    Corsair Obsidian 750D Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Just love this case tried to drop it but couldnt let go

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL - Will surely upgrade but Im going to wait till I need it

    2x Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive Setting up as Raid 0 for After Effects and Preimere work

    Crucial M500 240GB SATA 2.5" 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal Solid State Drive CT240M500SSD1 - Simple Boot drive for now - Eventually will be a dedicated cache drive for Max, After effects and anything else which requires a cache and replaced by a Samsung SSD

    CORSAIR AXi series AX860i 860W Digital ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Full Modular - Seven year warranty - 860w should be plenty for the near (2 years ) future

    Intel Core i7-4930K Ivy Bridge-E 3.4GHz LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80633i74930K - 4960x too much for too little 4770k had me afraid not having enough horse power when I needed it sooooo 4930k it is

    Will be cooled by h60 from previous build

    Thank you all for your input and suggestions
    There maybe pictures upon arrival


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    Quote Originally Posted by fazi69 View Post
    I just need add few tings .... I was wrong .... Nepton 280l do not fit in Fractal Design R4 with some boards and Nepton 280L itself is very loud with stock fans. Unbearable loud ... as it is h100i.
    I have white Fractal Design Define R4 case and it is top quality.

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    We'll played... You will not be disappointed. For cooling with the h60, follow the link in my previous post, as this contains assistance and posts from spherical which made me rethink my fan and airflow setup, resulting in dramatic drops in idle and load temps.


    Systen Spec: i7 4930k (OC @4.5ghz),ASUS p9x79 MB, 32GB Ballistix RAM, H60 cooling, Samsung SSD 120GB, WD 1TB

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    Quote Originally Posted by andyhow View Post
    Fractal looks good! I'm using Corsair Obsidian 650D. Crappy quality. The Front case fan died in less than a year. The front panel has 2 usb3 cables that clumsily connects to the back of the usb3 ports broke within 1.5 year. In my pov, Corsair has inferior quality products and that goes with their so-called performance rams too.
    None of this (knock wood) has been my experience; except of course for the USB cables from the front panel. Even then, those weren't a big deal. But, then, my stuff always lasts a long time. Get a USB3 motherboard header cable and swap out the front connectors.
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    I need help with a workstation build. It is used for Facebook, email and training that involves streaming videos. Already have a 1080p display. I'm not sure how I feel about going micro atx. I would like a mid size tower and want to be able to upgrade in the future. I have windows 10 from the free upgrade on my current computer so I think I will have to get a new copy.

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    I'd buy a motherboard that will allow for future expansion as you say. Then budget as much as you can for the items you don't want to have to switch often. HDD's Then look at benchmark sites to see how much value you get for the money on speed for both GPU and CPU. I use these sites quite a bit... easy to add ram if you buy correct pairs for future with enough slots in mind. GPU is easy to switch out as well as CPU. So you could get it "running" but not where you want to be in 3 months with another $1,500. Good luck, have fun!

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    So I have an issue. My friend asked for me to build him a PC for photo and video editing for about 1,000 euros or 1,200 dollars (yes, his work is legit and he works with a lot of models). I do know how to put together a pc, I do know a lot of parts, but like always I just can't choose. I really want it to be good. I am not sure when I should take budget option and when I should don't worry about good investment. So my head went with Intel immediately. It's not because I don't like AMD, it's just seems trustworthy to me, I would risk, if it was my build. My research showed that all Workstations for video and photo really need is powerful CPU and lots of RAM. Okay.

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    I have a somewhat related question.

    Recently, I replaced my aging workstation with a mobile workstation. I like my new computer but I'm thinking of reviving the old one to use as a render box and mocap slave node. Anyway, the problem with my old computer (an 7- or 8-years-old i7,) was that the motherboard was dying so I'm going to need to replace that, and I'll probably wish to replace the processors, etc, with modern equivalents. I imagine with a new motherboard, my Windows license will become invalid, and I'll need to replace that too.

    Sooo...should I bother? Or is it smarter (i.e., cheaper or at least comparable in price) to instead get a brand new machine with similar capability and modern parts? I don't really want to put a lot of money into this effort since I just bought a new computer.

    Hmm...I may have answered my own question in writing this post, but I would still like to hear opinions from the more knowledegable users here.

    Thanks in advance for any helpful answers.

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    Greenlaw :

    I would look for a refurbished PC with the same (or close enough) performance than trying to upgrade an old processor / MB combination. I'm kind of in the same boat with my workstation, it's 6 years old, and I can't find a MB that will take the processor any more. So when I upgrade (Next Year, hopefully), it will be a rebuild.

    You could pick up refurbished HP workstations (Single Xeon, 16GB) for $700 off of Newegg not all that long ago.
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    I have had the 4930K for over 4 years now and it has been pretty good for what I do which up until now has been mostly Arch ViZ exteriors. I'm looking at getting a Threadripper 2990WX PC next. If I do it will end up being the most expensive PC I have owned. My first PC back in 2000 was an AMD Athlon K7-700 so since then I have always been a bit of an AMD fan boy I guess and I have only used Intel products when they made more sense. Now that Threadrippers are out that has really ignited my interest in AMD CPUs again. I opt for more cores and threads over single core performance myself whenever possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kryslin View Post
    You could pick up refurbished HP workstations (Single Xeon, 16GB) for $700 off of Newegg not all that long ago.
    Thanks! Yeah, that probably makes more sense.

    I priced parts and barebones systems after I posted that, but nothing beats the deal you mentioned above. If I got something like that, I could salvage my graphics card, SSDs, USB 3 cards, and be better off without breaking the bank.

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