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  1. jgunning

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    OK all, so I have come to the talented to advise me what THEY would do, I am spending $1500, my last system I built was an AMD and ATI system.. This time I am thinking perhaps Intel and NVidia? or intel and ATI? I am also NOT planning on overclocking at all so the best stock system would be great!!

    I will have a keyboard and a mouse, and I do NOT need a monitor. So all I need is a case and everything within.

    Thoughts/suggestions? Looking forward to your responses!!

    Cheers guys =)

    JG
     
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    Whatever case looks good to you.
    Quad core intel.
    SSD.
    Motherboard with whatever features you want on it.
    PSU with at least 80+ bronze.
    Graphics card at least $150.

    Yeah, it's really all preference but with that kinda money I'd go intel for sure.
     
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    What do you think of this build so far? (plus case)

    CoolerMaster Hyper 212X CPU Cooler $45.00
    MSI Radeon R9 280X Gaming 3GB $399.00
    Samsung 840 EVO Series 250GB SSD $189.00
    G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-14900CL10D-16GBXL (2x8GB) $185.00
    Corsair TX-750M Modular Power Supply $169.00
    MSI Z87 MPOWER Motherboard $309.00
    Intel Core i7 4770 Intel Core i7 4770 $345.00

    total of $1641.00

    Would you change anything on the build?? or add anything in? etc.. its right on my limit of my budget though.

    Thanks for the assist Rowsol
     
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    Seems like a lot of motherboard for if your not overclocking.
     
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    I would change a lot in that build.

    4670k
    8GB of ram instead of 16
    MSI GD 65 gaming z87 motherboard
    GTX780Ti or AMD R9 290x GPU
    keep the SSD
    get a better cooler.
     
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    Your build looks solid..... but....

    If you're just gaming, drop to a 4670k instead of a 4770k, and just stick with 8gb instead of 16gb of memory.

    If you're not OCing, drop a little less beefy mobo.
    :toast:

    Either of those would be fine, but while I ordered the AsRock for my brother (paired with a 4670k), I think I would go with the MSI z87 g45 because I just build my rig around one of them. Terrific onboard sound is what I can say, sounds great, and decent OC-ability too, got my 4770k@4.4.
     
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    Thanks manofthem! Great advice! I appreciate it.

    JG
     
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    Phenom has a good build there.
     
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    Double check my edited-post like 2 posts up, as I think it would help your decision. And sorry for my delayed response, a little too much vodka this evenging :roll:
     
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    Good advice sir thank you.
    What cooler would you suggest from here: http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=index
    ??

    But thanks! I will look into that.
     
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    I think what he means is that you're going to need a beefy cooler, as Haswell chips tend to run hot. Mine does even on custom water so if you're going to be doing any OCing, get the best cooler you can! ;)

    http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13232&cPath=23
    Better than the one you mentioned and cheaper than say an H100i
     
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    Well I also don't want a loud build. how loud are the likes of h60's and h80's??
    Thank you for your help everyone! lots to think about now!!
     
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    I had the H60 and thought it was fairly though that is subjective, however...

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    Very good advice everybody as always! I love TPU ;)
     
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    So my build to date:
    Samsung 840 EVO 250GB SSD
    Intel Core i5 4670K
    MSI Z87-GD65
    Gskill Ripjaws 8GB DDR3
    Corsair TX-750M modular PSU
    Radeon R9 290X 4GB BF4 bundle ;)
    Corsair hydro H60

    This is after taking everybody's advice on here and combining. Bit better build?
     
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    case?
     
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    I am thinking about a CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper ;)
    What do you think?

    This build is going to be sooooooooo good ;)
     
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    I'd do:
    Xeon 1230v2 $180 ebay
    Gigabyte H61 mobo $80
    Phanteks PHTC12DX Cooler $50
    R9 280x $300
    Seasonic M12 600w $80
    Samsung 840 SSD
    WD Caviar blue 1tb $60
    Corsair Carbide 540 $140
     
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    Do you also think that the Corsair HX650 would be enough power for the 290/290x?? as well as the rest?
     
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    I'm not saying to stay away from the 290x, but I'm saying if you need to save money, you could make that cut. Personally, I have the 290, as I didn't want to spend the extra money on the 290x, and it's a beast. ;)

    Also, I ran my 290 for a little while on my XFX 550 PSU (nothing OC'd), and it ran fine. I would definitely think that the HX650 is more than enough. However, I chose that because initially I didn't see the 750m that you had mentioned. I found it after and added it in, and for like the $10-15 difference, going with the TX750m is a good choice (only downside is going from a gold to bronze rating, if you care about that sort of thing).


    I did change the mobo from the g65 to the g45, and that choice came from my own experience with the g45, which i'm using now in my main build. It's a very solid board so far, no complaints.
     
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    Great advice mate. I do agree with the g45 rather than the 65..the specs don't seem good enough for the extra $60. especially since I am on a budget. How much a difference do you think the 290 would be rather than the 290x? I am sure the 290 would absolutely shred everything currently so I wouldn't really have any problems.
    you always give good advice Norton! Thank you ;)
     
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