Please critique my new build
Hard for me to choose between the i7-5930 build vs i7-4930 I also was thinking of using this video card Asus STRIX-GTX780-OC-6GD5 instead of the one listed
Nice build list!
At this price point, I would personally want to:
a) break the bank even more and get the 5960x 8-core (Eric Bowen's initial testing at ADK are proving this CPU is a computational monster and it clocks to 4.4GHz or better for most users), or
b) save a ton of money on RAM and scale back to the 4930k option
Another thing to consider is your media and workflow. What media, how many layers, any 3rd party add-ins, etc. If RED 4k or bigger is ever in your plans, get the 8-core. If you are max'ing out at AX100 or G4 4k, DSLR footage, AVCHD, GoPro, etc., the 6-core will probably serve you pretty well for a long time. Note not all 4K is the same! RED (.rd3) files are packed with information. The lighter weight 4k media is MUCH less taxing on your PC.
.....if you stick your head out of your bedroom window late at night....you will hear Paul Revere yelling : "4K is coming...4K is coming !!! " Then, after reading Eric's posting of all the Haswell E test results....as General Patton said : "...YOU'LL KNOW WHAT TO DO !!"