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#301
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SetsulWhy the T SKU?
What is your performance goal/intended usage?

Whats the T SKU sorry? (still bad with PC talk) As for the intention, i will be mainly playing tf2/csgo, but I want the ability to be able to try other more demanding games.

hookyThis is just my opinion. If Setsul contradicts me, I'd probably listen to him.

#298: That seems expensive for what CPU/GPU you're getting.
If you're only playing TF2, an i5 would probably be the best balance of performance and cost.
A mechanical keyboard isn't necessary, but it is nice. Unless you absolutely can't play on a rubber done, I would just get a cheap $10 keyboard for now, get a better CPU, and save up.
Motherboard seems like it could be a little cheaper.
Any reason for the wireless adapter? You should really use ethernet where possible.

I have been playing on a laptop for about 2 years now and really want the luxury of a mechanical keyboard. As for the CPU I did some more research and switched the i3 out for an i5-4460.
The wireless adaptor will have to be used.
What do you suggest for the motherboard?

[quote=Setsul]
Why the T SKU?
What is your performance goal/intended usage?[/quote]

Whats the T SKU sorry? (still bad with PC talk) As for the intention, i will be mainly playing tf2/csgo, but I want the ability to be able to try other more demanding games.

[quote=hooky]This is just my opinion. If Setsul contradicts me, I'd probably listen to him.

#298: That seems expensive for what CPU/GPU you're getting.
If you're only playing TF2, an i5 would probably be the best balance of performance and cost.
A mechanical keyboard isn't necessary, but it is nice. Unless you absolutely can't play on a rubber done, I would just get a cheap $10 keyboard for now, get a better CPU, and save up.
Motherboard seems like it could be a little cheaper.
Any reason for the wireless adapter? You should really use ethernet where possible.[/quote]

I have been playing on a laptop for about 2 years now and really want the luxury of a mechanical keyboard. As for the CPU I did some more research and switched the i3 out for an i5-4460.
The wireless adaptor will have to be used.
What do you suggest for the motherboard?
302
#302
3 Frags +

i3-4130T = low power version of the 4130. Worse performance and a lot more expensive.

What's your budget?

A few minor tweaks:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
Keyboard: Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1241.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 21:15 EST+1100

Some more case options:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-ps08b
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1000usb3bl

i3-4130[b]T[/b] = low power version of the 4130. Worse performance and a lot more expensive.

What's your budget?

A few minor tweaks:
[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mVCRCJ]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mVCRCJ/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54460]Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($219.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85mpro4]ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fbk28]Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdj4]XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card[/url] ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0]LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2455hm]BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwn881nd]TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/ducky-keyboard-dk2108srusalb]Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Total:[/b] $1241.00
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 21:15 EST+1100[/i]

Some more case options:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-ps08b
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1000usb3bl
303
#303
0 Frags +
Setsuli3-4130T = low power version of the 4130. Worse performance and a lot more expensive.

What's your budget?

A few minor tweaks:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
Keyboard: Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1241.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 21:15 EST+1100

Some more case options:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-ps08b
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1000usb3bl

My budget would like to be 1300 at most.
Tweaks look great, I was thinking about what CPU to switch in for the 4130T and the one you've put in good. What about the memory and motherboard? How much does the form factor effect performance?
Also what is your opinion on the monitor?

EDIT: Saw that you changed the video card, how much better is it than the original R9 270 I had? a lot of other forums saying that there is not much difference.
Made another build at the same price here.

[quote=Setsul]i3-4130[b]T[/b] = low power version of the 4130. Worse performance and a lot more expensive.

What's your budget?

A few minor tweaks:
[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mVCRCJ]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mVCRCJ/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54460]Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($219.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85mpro4]ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fbk28]Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdj4]XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card[/url] ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0]LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2455hm]BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwn881nd]TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/ducky-keyboard-dk2108srusalb]Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Total:[/b] $1241.00
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-19 21:15 EST+1100[/i]

Some more case options:
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-case-ps08b
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1000usb3bl[/quote]

My budget would like to be 1300 at most.
Tweaks look great, I was thinking about what CPU to switch in for the 4130T and the one you've put in good. What about the memory and motherboard? How much does the form factor effect performance?
Also what is your opinion on the monitor?

EDIT: Saw that you changed the video card, how much better is it than the original R9 270 I had? a lot of other forums saying that there is not much difference.
Made another build at the same price [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/VGVpFT]here[/url].
304
#304
2 Frags +

Form factor doesn't affect performance at all. You lose a PCIe slot, but unless you wanted go Crossfire you wouldn't need it anyway.

For memory 1600MHz CL9 is indeed enough, the 1866MHz CL10 is a bit better and 10$ cheaper, that's 10$ more you can spend on other stuff (e.g. the GPU).

The 270X and 270 are identical except for the clockrate. In this case the difference should be 10-15% and it's only 10$ (=5%) more so why not.
There's also this one
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdbc
Another 10% for another 10$. Wasn't sure about shipping and your budget so I didn't include it the first time.

You could also get the Xeon E3-1230 v3 (I love that thing, think i7 without iGPU for 100$ less) which would put you 1$ over budget without shipping with the 270X or 9$ below with the 270.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
Keyboard: Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1301.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-20 19:03 EST+1100

Form factor doesn't affect performance at all. You lose a PCIe slot, but unless you wanted go Crossfire you wouldn't need it anyway.

For memory 1600MHz CL9 is indeed enough, the 1866MHz CL10 is a bit better and 10$ cheaper, that's 10$ more you can spend on other stuff (e.g. the GPU).

The 270X and 270 are identical except for the clockrate. In this case the difference should be 10-15% and it's only 10$ (=5%) more so why not.
There's also this one
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdbc
Another 10% for another 10$. Wasn't sure about shipping and your budget so I didn't include it the first time.

You could also get the Xeon E3-1230 v3 (I love that thing, think i7 without iGPU for 100$ less) which would put you 1$ over budget without shipping with the 270X or 9$ below with the 270.
[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mw8Vbv]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mw8Vbv/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646e31230v3]Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($279.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85mpro4]ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fbk28]Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdj4]XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card[/url] ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0]LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2455hm]BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwn881nd]TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/ducky-keyboard-dk2108srusalb]Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Total:[/b] $1301.00
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-20 19:03 EST+1100[/i]
305
#305
0 Frags +
SetsulForm factor doesn't affect performance at all. You lose a PCIe slot, but unless you wanted go Crossfire you wouldn't need it anyway.

For memory 1600MHz CL9 is indeed enough, the 1866MHz CL10 is a bit better and 10$ cheaper, that's 10$ more you can spend on other stuff (e.g. the GPU).

The 270X and 270 are identical except for the clockrate. In this case the difference should be 10-15% and it's only 10$ (=5%) more so why not.
There's also this one
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdbc
Another 10% for another 10$. Wasn't sure about shipping and your budget so I didn't include it the first time.

You could also get the Xeon E3-1230 v3 (I love that thing, think i7 without iGPU for 100$ less) which would put you 1$ over budget without shipping with the 270X or 9$ below with the 270.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
Case: Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Monitor: BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
Keyboard: Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1301.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-20 19:03 EST+1100

This build looks awesome :).
Thanks a ton for the advice and help! Shipping shouldn't be too much of a problem as the major supplier is local.

[quote=Setsul]Form factor doesn't affect performance at all. You lose a PCIe slot, but unless you wanted go Crossfire you wouldn't need it anyway.

For memory 1600MHz CL9 is indeed enough, the 1866MHz CL10 is a bit better and 10$ cheaper, that's 10$ more you can spend on other stuff (e.g. the GPU).

The 270X and 270 are identical except for the clockrate. In this case the difference should be 10-15% and it's only 10$ (=5%) more so why not.
There's also this one
http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdbc
Another 10% for another 10$. Wasn't sure about shipping and your budget so I didn't include it the first time.

You could also get the Xeon E3-1230 v3 (I love that thing, think i7 without iGPU for 100$ less) which would put you 1$ over budget without shipping with the 270X or 9$ below with the 270.
[url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mw8Vbv]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/mw8Vbv/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646e31230v3]Intel Xeon E3-1230 V3 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($279.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85mpro4]ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($84.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fbk28]Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($89.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($62.00 @ Centre Com)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9270xcdj4]XFX Radeon R9 270X 2GB Double Dissipation Video Card[/url] ($209.00 @ PLE Computers)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse200kkn1]Cooler Master N200 MicroATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($49.00 @ PCCaseGear)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx430m]Corsair CX 430W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($69.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/lg-optical-drive-gh24nsb0]LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($19.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-gfc02050]Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-rl2455hm]BenQ RL2455HM 60Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($199.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Wireless Network Adapter:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/tp-link-wireless-network-card-tlwn881nd]TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter[/url] ($18.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Keyboard:[/b] [url=http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/ducky-keyboard-dk2108srusalb]Ducky Zero Shine Blue LED Keyboard Wired Gaming Keyboard[/url] ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
[b]Total:[/b] $1301.00
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-20 19:03 EST+1100[/i][/quote]

This build looks awesome :).
Thanks a ton for the advice and help! Shipping shouldn't be too much of a problem as the major supplier is local.
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#306
0 Frags +

I posted here more or less about a week ago but I was hoping everyone can take one final look at my build before I end up purchasing it sometime this week. Also, does anyone know if it would be worth waiting until Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Some adjustments I made: I swapped out the R9 280X for a 290 by someone's suggestion and opted to invest another 90 or so for a 144hz monitor. I don't necessarily have a set budget but I'm trying to keep it around $1000. I'm just hoping to run TF2/CS:GO/Dota 2 consistently at 120+ FPS with no drops.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($208.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($68.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.68 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($244.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1069.59
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-23 10:57 EST-0500

I posted here more or less about a week ago but I was hoping everyone can take one final look at my build before I end up purchasing it sometime this week. Also, does anyone know if it would be worth waiting until Black Friday/Cyber Monday? Some adjustments I made: I swapped out the R9 280X for a 290 by someone's suggestion and opted to invest another 90 or so for a 144hz monitor. I don't necessarily have a set budget but I'm trying to keep it around $1000. I'm just hoping to run TF2/CS:GO/Dota 2 consistently at 120+ FPS with no drops.

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qHYnjX]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qHYnjX/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($208.99 @ Amazon)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-cpu-cooler-etst40tb]Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($34.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-z97mitxac]ASRock Z97M-ITX/AC Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($122.98 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tlyd38g1600hc9dc01]Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($68.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($53.68 @ Amazon)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sapphire-video-card-1003622sr]Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Tri-X Video Card[/url] ($249.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1300bl]Fractal Design Core 1300 MicroATX Mini Tower Case[/url] ($39.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-110b10750vr]EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($44.99 @ Micro Center)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2411z]BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($244.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Total:[/b] $1069.59
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-23 10:57 EST-0500[/i]
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#307
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I guess this technically isn't a new build but i'd rather post here than start a new thread.

This is my current build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.95 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H61M-HVS
Memory: 6GB DDR3
Video Card: VisionTek Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card ($126.13 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($97.46 @ OutletPC)
Total: $470.46
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-23 12:37 EST-0500

(filled in with stuff that I either couldn't remember or was not on PCPartPicker)

So with this build I've been getting massive stuttering issues, as well when I alt tab sometimes my peripherals will freeze and i'll be unable to do anything for 5-20 seconds.

With Christmas around the corner, what can I replace on this build? (I've already replaced the motherboard (with another of the same type from the manufacturer) and the psu.) Or is it just a lost cause and I should save up to get a whole new build?

I guess this technically isn't a new build but i'd rather post here than start a new thread.

This is my current build:

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tFZsjX]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tFZsjX/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80637i33220]Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor[/url] ($118.93 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/hitachi-internal-hard-drive-hds721032cla362]Hitachi Deskstar 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($67.95 @ Amazon)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] ASRock H61M-HVS
[b]Memory:[/b] 6GB DDR3
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/visiontek-video-card-900368]VisionTek Radeon HD 6770 1GB Video Card[/url] ($126.13 @ Amazon)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cx500m]Corsair CX 500W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($59.99 @ Amazon)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700404]Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($97.46 @ OutletPC)
[b]Total:[/b] $470.46
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-23 12:37 EST-0500[/i]

(filled in with stuff that I either couldn't remember or was not on PCPartPicker)

So with this build I've been getting massive stuttering issues, as well when I alt tab sometimes my peripherals will freeze and i'll be unable to do anything for 5-20 seconds.

With Christmas around the corner, what can I replace on this build? (I've already replaced the motherboard (with another of the same type from the manufacturer) and the psu.) Or is it just a lost cause and I should save up to get a whole new build?
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#308
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Just in TF2 or in toher games aswell?
I'm guessing it's the combination of TF2 being a piece of shit and your CPU not being able to handle the load. Not ruling out driver issues though.

If the CPU is the problem you could get a used 2500/2550/2600/2700/3570/3770 for somewhere between 100$ and 200$.

Just in TF2 or in toher games aswell?
I'm guessing it's the combination of TF2 being a piece of shit and your CPU not being able to handle the load. Not ruling out driver issues though.

If the CPU is the problem you could get a used 2500/2550/2600/2700/3570/3770 for somewhere between 100$ and 200$.
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#309
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In other games as well, and sometimes just in general use. The CPU is pretty much the only thing I haven't replaced in this comp (it came with int. graphics and all that).

I messed around a LOT with drivers some time ago. I've reinstalled them several times and I don't know if that means I messed them up big time or if they're doing fine now.

In other games as well, and sometimes just in general use. The CPU is pretty much the only thing I haven't replaced in this comp (it came with int. graphics and all that).

I messed around a LOT with drivers some time ago. I've reinstalled them several times and I don't know if that means I messed them up big time or if they're doing fine now.
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#310
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can some one help me with a 500-700 pc build please, i dont know shit about computer i dont want to end up making a bad pc

can some one help me with a 500-700 pc build please, i dont know shit about computer i dont want to end up making a bad pc
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#311
0 Frags +

Performance goal?
Which games?
No peripherals?
Got any reusable parts?

Performance goal?
Which games?
No peripherals?
Got any reusable parts?
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#312
0 Frags +
SetsulPerformance goal?
Which games?
No peripherals?
Got any reusable parts?

pretty much got five builds people made me the bugdet is 800(i know one build goes past that)
1st: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pbMnwP 2nd:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/93YcmG 3rd:http://imgur.com/zA4WAAf <-- can some one recommend me a case for this one 4th:http://i.imgur.com/jtUvAed.png?1 5th:http://pcpartpicker.com/user/caveman26/saved/7TTj4D
im just reusing monitor keyboard and mouse.
games: would be most source games, i really dont play huge games
performance goals to atleast run tf2 100 frames and up
unless you can make a better build which i believe you probably could i'd be grateful

[quote=Setsul]Performance goal?
Which games?
No peripherals?
Got any reusable parts?[/quote]
pretty much got five builds people made me the bugdet is 800(i know one build goes past that)
1st: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pbMnwP 2nd:http://pcpartpicker.com/p/93YcmG 3rd:http://imgur.com/zA4WAAf <-- can some one recommend me a case for this one 4th:http://i.imgur.com/jtUvAed.png?1 5th:http://pcpartpicker.com/user/caveman26/saved/7TTj4D
im just reusing monitor keyboard and mouse.
games: would be most source games, i really dont play huge games
performance goals to atleast run tf2 100 frames and up
unless you can make a better build which i believe you probably could i'd be grateful
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#313
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Wonder if anyone could take a look at this and let me know if there are any glaring problems. First time building so I'm trying to get as many opinions about stuff before purchasing.

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tLTJRB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tLTJRB/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.98 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.25 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $787.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 05:18 EST-0500

Much appreciated in advance.

Wonder if anyone could take a look at this and let me know if there are any glaring problems. First time building so I'm trying to get as many opinions about stuff before purchasing.

PCPartPicker part list: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tLTJRB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/tLTJRB/by_merchant/

[b]CPU[/b]: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
[b]Motherboard[/b]: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($124.98 @ Newegg Canada)
[b]Memory[/b]: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.98 @ DirectCanada)
[b]Storage[/b]: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX)
[b]Video Card[/b]: Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB DirectCU II Video Card ($194.99 @ NCIX)
[b]Case[/b]: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.25 @ Vuugo)
[b]Power Supply[/b]: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($49.99 @ Memory Express)
[b]Total[/b]: $787.18
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 05:18 EST-0500

Much appreciated in advance.
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#314
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#312
Forget the 3rd and 4th build. 4th is miles over budget and the 3rd gave me cancer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($65.64 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: HIS Radeon R9 270X 2GB IceQ X² Video Card ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.42 @ OutletPC)
Total: $702.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 08:03 EST-0500

You can obviously use a different case if you want to.
ATX mobo option, if you decide to go for a case that supports full-size ATX.
The budget would allow for a few upgades if you want, GPU (not worth it for source engine) or maybe an even better GPU e.g. the Xeon E3-1231 V3 (still <760$ total).
Not going to go into Windows 7 vs 8 vs 8.1, there's enough budget left to get either.

#313
No glaring problems.

Would swap a few parts though and add a cooler.
Mobo: cheaper, no mSATA though, can flash BIOS without a CPU which might come in handy with the 4690K
GPU: cheaper and faster
PSU: half the price, non-modular though and not enough power if you want to go SLI.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($31.35 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($78.98 @ DirectCanada)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card ($179.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.25 @ Vuugo)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($24.99 @ Memory Express)
Total: $753.54
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 07:42 EST-0500

#312
Forget the 3rd and 4th build. 4th is miles over budget and the 3rd gave me cancer.

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qbTnwP]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qbTnwP/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54590]Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-b85mpro4]ASRock B85M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($65.64 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/team-memory-tld38g1600hc9dc01]Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($54.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct256mx100ssd1]Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($98.98 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($46.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/his-video-card-h270xqm2g2m]HIS Radeon R9 270X 2GB IceQ X² Video Card[/url] ($119.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcacore1100bl]Fractal Design Core 1100 MicroATX Mini Tower Case[/url] ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr]EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] ($24.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-wn700615]Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($86.42 @ OutletPC)
[b]Total:[/b] $702.98
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 08:03 EST-0500[/i]

You can obviously use a different case if you want to.
[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asrock-motherboard-h97anniversary]ATX mobo option[/url], if you decide to go for a case that supports full-size ATX.
The budget would allow for a few upgades if you want, GPU (not worth it for source engine) or maybe an even better GPU e.g. the [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646e31231v3]Xeon E3-1231 V3[/url] (still <760$ total).
Not going to go into Windows 7 vs 8 vs 8.1, there's enough budget left to get either.


#313
No glaring problems.

Would swap a few parts though and add a cooler.
Mobo: cheaper, no mSATA though, can flash BIOS without a CPU which might come in handy with the 4690K
GPU: cheaper and faster
PSU: half the price, non-modular though and not enough power if you want to go SLI.

[url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kPgbdC]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/kPgbdC/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($229.00 @ Canada Computers)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-cpu-cooler-etst40tb]Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($31.35 @ DirectCanada)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-motherboard-z87a]Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($99.99 @ Memory Express)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8gbxl]G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($78.98 @ DirectCanada)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($49.99 @ NCIX)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-video-card-02gp43765kr]EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Dual Superclocked ACX Video Card[/url] ($179.99 @ NCIX)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-200r]Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] ($59.25 @ Vuugo)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr]EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] ($24.99 @ Memory Express)
[b]Total:[/b] $753.54
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-28 07:42 EST-0500[/i]
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#315
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Setsul

Thanks for your help. Appreciate the suggestions.

[quote=Setsul][/quote]
Thanks for your help. Appreciate the suggestions.
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#316
1 Frags +

So I'm thinking about getting a desktop and I would like to know some suggestions since I dont understand very much of it. ATM I have HP Z600 Workstation and would like to know aswell if I can use parts of it instead of buying everything. Here«s some of the specs:

CPU: Intel Xeon CPU X5550 @ 2.67GHz ( 2 of them )
Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 256 MB PCIe
RAM: 6 GB (6x1 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC RAM

My budget would be maximum of maximums 1000€. Thanks in advance!

So I'm thinking about getting a desktop and I would like to know some suggestions since I dont understand very much of it. ATM I have HP Z600 Workstation and would like to know aswell if I can use parts of it instead of buying everything. Here«s some of the specs:

[b]CPU:[/b] Intel Xeon CPU X5550 @ 2.67GHz ( 2 of them )
[b]Video Card:[/b] NVIDIA Quadro NVS 295 256 MB PCIe
[b]RAM:[/b] 6 GB (6x1 GB) DDR3-1333 ECC RAM

My budget would be maximum of maximums 1000€. Thanks in advance!
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#317
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Depends a lot on what you're going to use it for.

If it's still good enough for whatever you're doing I wouldn't upgrade at all.

You should be able to reuse the case and PSU, maybe the RAM, but I'm not sure what would need that much CPU power and only 6GB of RAM. You might simply run out of slots if you want to keep those 6 DIMMs and need more RAM.

What programs are you going to use?

Depends a lot on what you're going to use it for.

If it's still good enough for whatever you're doing I wouldn't upgrade at all.

You should be able to reuse the case and PSU, maybe the RAM, but I'm not sure what would need that much CPU power and only 6GB of RAM. You might simply run out of slots if you want to keep those 6 DIMMs and need more RAM.

What programs are you going to use?
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#318
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hi, I have a i7 4790k i got for $230 yesterday, and im between these motherboards that i can get on sale and was wondering which motherboard would be good.

havent kept up a lot recently with hardware so im not sure whats a good indicator of a strong board for OC on these new chipsets

im between

ASUS Z87 Plus

MSI Z87 MPower

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H

I'm aware i have to bios flash the z87 mobos for the i7 4790k, and these are all supported

thanks

edit: also right now i just have 16gb of ddr3 1600.. generic crucial ram. is it worth investing in newer ddr3? shits 3000mhz+ nowadays lol
i dont mind spending the money for ram i don't want to get bottlenecked

hi, I have a i7 4790k i got for $230 yesterday, and im between these motherboards that i can get on sale and was wondering which motherboard would be good.

havent kept up a lot recently with hardware so im not sure whats a good indicator of a strong board for OC on these new chipsets

im between

ASUS Z87 Plus

MSI Z87 MPower

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H

I'm aware i have to bios flash the z87 mobos for the i7 4790k, and these are all supported

thanks

edit: also right now i just have 16gb of ddr3 1600.. generic crucial ram. is it worth investing in newer ddr3? shits 3000mhz+ nowadays lol
i dont mind spending the money for ram i don't want to get bottlenecked
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#319
0 Frags +
SetsulDepends a lot on what you're going to use it for.

If it's still good enough for whatever you're doing I wouldn't upgrade at all.

You should be able to reuse the case and PSU, maybe the RAM, but I'm not sure what would need that much CPU power and only 6GB of RAM. You might simply run out of slots if you want to keep those 6 DIMMs and need more RAM.

What programs are you going to use?

Im planning using it for mostly gaming/streaming and probably would do some video/image editing but not that much i think.

[quote=Setsul]Depends a lot on what you're going to use it for.

If it's still good enough for whatever you're doing I wouldn't upgrade at all.

You should be able to reuse the case and PSU, maybe the RAM, but I'm not sure what would need that much CPU power and only 6GB of RAM. You might simply run out of slots if you want to keep those 6 DIMMs and need more RAM.

What programs are you going to use?[/quote]

Im planning using it for mostly gaming/streaming and probably would do some video/image editing but not that much i think.
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#320
0 Frags +

#318
Is the RAM CL9?
Anandtech got a nice article about it:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell

tl;dr
Anything that doesn't require a metric fuckton of bandwidth (not size, bandwidth) will be <5% difference.

How did you choose these 3 motherboards? If you haven't yet, consider the other features and price.
Keep in mind that the 4790K is a bit special, if your mobo doesn't run a BIOS/UEFI version that supports it, it won't boot at all. That means if that mobo can't be flashed without a CPU you're fucked.

All those mobos use the same chipset so the VRMs are going to make the biggest difference.
I'd say the Z87-PLUS is the weakest in that regard (identical VRMs to the Z87-A).
Phases: UD4H (8) >> Mpower (5) > Plus (4)
MOSFETs: MPower > UD4H > Plus
Inductors: Plus > UD4H > MPower
Capacitors: MPower > UD4H > Plus

That said the MPower looks like it's full of marketing BS and seems a bit imbalanced. I have no idea how it's connected but they're using 5 Phases, 5 doublers, 20 drivers (guessing 10 high, 10 low) to drive 32 MOSFETs (16 high, 16 low) and advertise 20 phases. Compare that with the UD4H, 8 Phases going into 8 combined doublers and drivers driving 16 MOSFETs (technically 32, high and low side MOSFETs combined into one device). Makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?

#319
For anything other than TF2 a GPU would probably help the most. 2 X5550 are more than enough for streaming. Check your PSU though, if it can handle a power hungry GPU. Maybe an SSD if you haven't got one already and your motherboard supports SATA 6Gb/s. Other than that I can't think of any upgrades that make sense.

#318
Is the RAM CL9?
Anandtech got a nice article about it:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7364/memory-scaling-on-haswell

tl;dr
Anything that doesn't require a metric fuckton of bandwidth (not size, bandwidth) will be <5% difference.

How did you choose these 3 motherboards? If you haven't yet, consider the other features and price.
Keep in mind that the 4790K is a bit special, if your mobo doesn't run a BIOS/UEFI version that supports it, it won't boot at all. That means if that mobo can't be flashed without a CPU you're fucked.

All those mobos use the same chipset so the VRMs are going to make the biggest difference.
I'd say the Z87-PLUS is the weakest in that regard (identical VRMs to the Z87-A).
Phases: UD4H (8) >> Mpower (5) > Plus (4)
MOSFETs: MPower > UD4H > Plus
Inductors: Plus > UD4H > MPower
Capacitors: MPower > UD4H > Plus

That said the MPower looks like it's full of marketing BS and seems a bit imbalanced. I have no idea how it's connected but they're using 5 Phases, 5 doublers, 20 drivers (guessing 10 high, 10 low) to drive 32 MOSFETs (16 high, 16 low) and advertise 20 phases. Compare that with the UD4H, 8 Phases going into 8 combined doublers and drivers driving 16 MOSFETs (technically 32, high and low side MOSFETs combined into one device). Makes a lot more sense, doesn't it?

#319
For anything other than TF2 a GPU would probably help the most. 2 X5550 are more than enough for streaming. Check your PSU though, if it can handle a power hungry GPU. Maybe an SSD if you haven't got one already and your motherboard supports SATA 6Gb/s. Other than that I can't think of any upgrades that make sense.
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#321
0 Frags +

#320 thanks for the link about the ram

the reason I gave those 3 mobos is because thats what my local microcenter has, and I have a gift i can return for $100, so essentially every mobo i listed is $50-70

I've found the gigabyte and ASUS have USB pen drive flashing w/o CPU, im leaning towards the ASUS, its $20 cheaper and im not seeing a significant reason to go with the gigabyte

i have cl9 1600mhz ram, im not gonna worry about it for now, but will try to upgrade in the future

#320 thanks for the link about the ram

the reason I gave those 3 mobos is because thats what my local microcenter has, and I have a gift i can return for $100, so essentially every mobo i listed is $50-70

I've found the gigabyte and ASUS have USB pen drive flashing w/o CPU, im leaning towards the ASUS, its $20 cheaper and im not seeing a significant reason to go with the gigabyte

i have cl9 1600mhz ram, im not gonna worry about it for now, but will try to upgrade in the future
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#322
0 Frags +

No reason to upgrade RAM then. With 1600 CL9 the difference is even less, 2% or something like that. Unless you need 300MHz for bandwidth I wouldn't bother.

What cooler are you getting? It's probably the limiting factor, difference between the ASUS and Gigabyte is probably 0.2GHz worst case, maybe none.

No reason to upgrade RAM then. With 1600 CL9 the difference is even less, 2% or something like that. Unless you need 300MHz for bandwidth I wouldn't bother.

What cooler are you getting? It's probably the limiting factor, difference between the ASUS and Gigabyte is probably 0.2GHz worst case, maybe none.
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#323
4 Frags +

Thank you Setsul, the all mighty God of PC-Builds, I will check into that.

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Thank you Setsul, the all mighty God of PC-Builds, I will check into that.


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#324
0 Frags +

#322 just a 212 evo, I usually overclock but nothing insane

if you have any recommendations for a CPU cooler that would significantly better, im open to buying a new one

thanks again

#322 just a 212 evo, I usually overclock but nothing insane

if you have any recommendations for a CPU cooler that would significantly better, im open to buying a new one

thanks again
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#325
3 Frags +

Yeah, the 212 Evo isn't really suited for anything insane. It depends on how far you want to go and wether or not you are delidding.
There's the Enermax ETS-T40-TB not that much better terms of temperature but a lot more quiet.

If you want to go further than just a mild overclock without delidding you should probably look at the usual suspects like the Phanteks PH-TC-14PE or the Noctua NH-D14. The NH-D15 is still too expensive atm.

Yeah, the 212 Evo isn't really suited for anything insane. It depends on how far you want to go and wether or not you are delidding.
There's the [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-cpu-cooler-etst40tb]Enermax ETS-T40-TB[/url] not that much better terms of temperature but a lot more quiet.

If you want to go further than just a mild overclock without delidding you should probably look at the usual suspects like the Phanteks PH-TC-14PE or the Noctua NH-D14. The NH-D15 is still too expensive atm.
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#326
0 Frags +

Is there any problems with this? I'm looking to build something soon.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ Micro Center)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.98 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($334.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($16.95 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.26 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1334.09
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 13:11 EST-0500

Is there any problems with this? I'm looking to build something soon.

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gPLyyc]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gPLyyc/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($209.99 @ Newegg)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr1]Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler[/url] ($22.99 @ Micro Center)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xud3h]Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($131.98 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8gbsr]G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory[/url] ($79.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/sandisk-internal-hard-drive-sdssdhp128gg25]Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($63.98 @ OutletPC)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/western-digital-internal-hard-drive-wd10ezex]Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($49.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx970dc2oc4gd5]Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card[/url] ($334.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-case-phes614pbk]Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case[/url] ($89.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-100b10500kr]EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply[/url] ($32.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas12414]Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($16.95 @ OutletPC)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-885370635690]Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($90.26 @ OutletPC)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe]Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($219.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Total:[/b] $1334.09
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 13:11 EST-0500[/i]
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#327
0 Frags +

Definitely no problems, pretty close to an ideal build.

Basically they only thing I could do was swap parts for slightly cheaper or slightly better equivalents. I'm not usually doing this sort of optimization since prices tend to change a bit until people actually buy the parts but this time I'd recommend you buy until Monday, because there are some pretty nice deals going on right now.

Better cooler, if you don't need it that quiet the 212 Evo is hard to beat for 23$.
Mobo was the only thing I disagreed with you, the UD5H is cheaper than the ID3H atm. There's also the UD3H-BK, literally the same thing in black, only cheaper right now.
Cheaper and better memory.
I usually recommend the MX100 or 840 Evo, not much of a price or performance difference.
Saved a whopping 1.50$ on the HDD.
Gotta love 50% rebate via mail-in rebate on that PSU.
XL2411Z > VG248QE

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($62.14 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card ($334.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($16.95 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit) ($90.26 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1302.76
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 14:13 EST-0500

Definitely no problems, pretty close to an ideal build.

Basically they only thing I could do was swap parts for slightly cheaper or slightly better equivalents. I'm not usually doing this sort of optimization since prices tend to change a bit until people actually buy the parts but this time I'd recommend you buy until Monday, because there are some pretty nice deals going on right now.

Better cooler, if you don't need it that quiet the 212 Evo is hard to beat for 23$.
Mobo was the only thing I disagreed with you, the UD5H is cheaper than the ID3H atm. There's also the UD3H-BK, literally the same thing in black, only cheaper right now.
Cheaper and better memory.
I usually recommend the MX100 or 840 Evo, not much of a price or performance difference.
Saved a whopping 1.50$ on the HDD.
Gotta love 50% rebate via mail-in rebate on that PSU.
XL2411Z > VG248QE

[url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZx9FT]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZx9FT/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] ($209.99 @ Newegg)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/enermax-cpu-cooler-etst40tb]Enermax ETS-T40-TB 86.7 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] ($34.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz97xud3hbk]Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H-BK ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] ($99.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f314900cl9d8gbxl]G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory[/url] ($56.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/crucial-internal-hard-drive-ct128mx100ssd1]Crucial MX100 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive[/url] ($62.14 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Storage:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/seagate-internal-hard-drive-st1000dm003]Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive[/url] ($48.49 @ OutletPC)
[b]Video Card:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-video-card-strixgtx970dc2oc4gd5]Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card[/url] ($334.99 @ SuperBiiz)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/phanteks-case-phes614pbk]Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case[/url] ($89.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cs450m]Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] ($29.99 @ Newegg)
[b]Optical Drive:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/lite-on-optical-drive-ihas12414]Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer[/url] ($16.95 @ OutletPC)
[b]Operating System:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-885370635690]Microsoft Windows 8.1 - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)[/url] ($90.26 @ OutletPC)
[b]Monitor:[/b] [url=http://pcpartpicker.com/part/benq-monitor-xl2411z]BenQ XL2411Z 144Hz 24.0" Monitor[/url] ($239.99 @ NCIX US)
[b]Total:[/b] $1302.76
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-11-29 14:13 EST-0500[/i]
328
#328
1 Frags +

Ok so I have a budget of £900 and I have an SSD, a 2TB HDD and a 660ti that I can keep in my new build. I'm going to spend £230 on a new monitor.

My budget for PC compontents is £670, and my friend made me a PCPartPicker list (which I'm very grateful for) and I'd like some opinions from some people here.

Thanks, Spannzer. :>

Ok so I have a budget of £900 and I have an SSD, a 2TB HDD and a 660ti that I can keep in my new build. I'm going to spend £230 on a [url=http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MO-097-BQ]new monitor.[/url]

My budget for PC compontents is £670, and my friend made me a [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/mXCFxr]PCPartPicker list[/url] (which I'm very grateful for) and I'd like some opinions from some people here.

Thanks, Spannzer. :>
329
#329
2 Frags +

I'd really like to know what kind of logic your friend uses.

Third fan for the NH-D15 while using a silent case with only 2 fans. Effect -> Louder, same temps because even with only 2 fans on it the NH-D15 doesn't get enough air. If you want lower idle/low load temps get an NH-D14. If you want lower high load temps get better/more case fans and/or delid it.

Mini-ITX motherboard in a full-size ATX mid tower. Please explain.

RM650. No. Just no. There are so many things wrong with it, I'd hit the character limit listing them.

A few question:
How far do you want to overclock?
Are you willing/able to flash the BIOS without a CPU (Z87 mobos tend to have better VRMs).
Are low noise levels a priority?
Do you want to go SLI in the future?
Are there any other reasons why you'd want a mid tower?
Do you want a semi or fully modular PSU?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (£167.50 @ Amazon UK)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler (£74.72 @ CCL Computers)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard (£107.26 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Kingston Savage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory (£62.99 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case (£80.39 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£43.00 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £535.86
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-02 08:38 GMT+0000

I'd really like to know what kind of logic your friend uses.

Third fan for the NH-D15 while using a silent case with only 2 fans. Effect -> Louder, same temps because even with only 2 fans on it the NH-D15 doesn't get enough air. If you want lower idle/low load temps get an NH-D14. If you want lower high load temps get better/more case fans and/or delid it.

Mini-ITX motherboard in a full-size ATX mid tower. Please explain.

RM650. No. Just no. There are so many things wrong with it, I'd hit the character limit listing them.

A few question:
How far do you want to overclock?
Are you willing/able to flash the BIOS without a CPU (Z87 mobos tend to have better VRMs).
Are low noise levels a priority?
Do you want to go SLI in the future?
Are there any other reasons why you'd want a mid tower?
Do you want a semi or fully modular PSU?

[url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/P6ZGHx]PCPartPicker part list[/url] / [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/P6ZGHx/by_merchant/]Price breakdown by merchant[/url]

[b]CPU:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i54690k]Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor[/url] (£167.50 @ Amazon UK)
[b]CPU Cooler:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd15]Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler[/url] (£74.72 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Motherboard:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz87xud4h]Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard[/url] (£107.26 @ Amazon UK)
[b]Memory:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx324c11srk28]Kingston Savage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory[/url] (£62.99 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Case:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr5ti]Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Mid Tower Case[/url] (£80.39 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Power Supply:[/b] [url=http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-power-supply-cs450m]Corsair CSM 450W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply[/url] (£43.00 @ CCL Computers)
[b]Total:[/b] £535.86
[i]Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available[/i]
[i]Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-02 08:38 GMT+0000[/i]
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#330
2 Frags +
SetsulHow far do you want to overclock?
Are you willing/able to flash the BIOS without a CPU (Z87 mobos tend to have better VRMs).
Are low noise levels a priority?
Do you want to go SLI in the future?
Are there any other reasons why you'd want a mid tower?
Do you want a semi or fully modular PSU?

1. I don't want to overclock really, I don't want to cut the lifespan of the machine down. Though I'd like the option in future I suppose

2. Uhhhh...

3. Noise is not an issue

4. Probably not, I'll just pick up a new card

5. He suggested the case, it's predecessor seems to be well received, other than that idk

6. See answer 2

Thanks for the help oh mighty PC guru :>

[quote=Setsul]How far do you want to overclock?
Are you willing/able to flash the BIOS without a CPU (Z87 mobos tend to have better VRMs).
Are low noise levels a priority?
Do you want to go SLI in the future?
Are there any other reasons why you'd want a mid tower?
Do you want a semi or fully modular PSU?[/quote]
1. I don't want to overclock really, I don't want to cut the lifespan of the machine down. Though I'd like the option in future I suppose

2. [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_iwprF71SQ]Uhhhh...[/url]

3. Noise is not an issue

4. Probably not, I'll just pick up a new card

5. He suggested the case, it's predecessor seems to be well received, other than that idk

6. See answer 2

Thanks for the help oh mighty PC guru :>
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