After considering i7-4770 and i7-3930k, and eventually choosing i7-3930K coz or 6 core and 64 GB support I am now shopping for a MOBO.
I have Gigabyte - GA-X79S-UP5-WIFI which was suggested to me. Is this a good option or is there an alternate in this same price range? This MOBO is costing me around USD 325.
My shortlisted configuration is --- Rather suggested;
Kingston HyperX 1600 - 32 GB RAM --- will upgrade later to 64
Segate Barracuda HDD 1TB 3.5 SATA 7500
Crusial SSD 256 GB
CoolerMaster 750 W Power Supply
Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler
Corsair Case 200R carbide
Total price came around $1700 --- Looking around same budget.
Is the above ok? I was looking for a small form factor PC but moved to this coz of 64 GB RAM support. I currently own a shuttle SZ77R5 with i7-3770 and 32GB RAM, Corsair Force 120 GB HDD, Segate Barracuda ST1000DM003 1TB 7200 RPM.
I will be using this mainly for running my lab of VM's all on VMware. I dint want any of those beastly looking cases so went for the crosair.
Is there a better combination I could have for the same price but supporting 64 GB RAM?