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  1. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Exactly. In my situation the GTX 770 is definitely the best choice.
  2. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Both R9 290's are available, but 25% more expensive than the 770. And since I already REALLY stretched for that instead of the 760, it's unacceptable to me. Also I don't see 25% more on the benchmarks from the 290.
  3. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Yeah, that's what I'll do actually. Get the Z1 exchanged for a Z3 Plus. Found out it has a built-in fan controller for 2 fans, so I'm all set =)). Well, well. That seems to be it then. All that remains is: 1. Wait for the case (again) 2. Install all the goodies 3. ... 4. Post results on...
  4. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Yes, I'll be getting the WF version. Asked the question on other forums as well, if the replies will be negative I'll be looking at Zalman Z3 Plus (2 front fans, 2 top, 1 back), it's only 6€ more expensive. But then the MSI Z87-G43 has only 3 sysfans, which means the 2 left over would have to be...
  5. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    The only 770s that have blower coolers are made by PNY and eVGA afaik, neither of which I can get. The GPU is the one I'm worried about... Sent an e-mail to Zalman, maybe they can tell me something, altho I doubt it. Well, I guess I'll have to try it out, haven't found any clear answers to my...
  6. M

    Intel i5

    It's an okay build, altho what's ?
  7. M

    Intel i5

    6200 really isn't good at all anymore. I'd take the second one, read somewhere that the integrated graphics on 4670k can do pretty well, especially if you're not gaming. Since the CPU and mobo don't match exactly I'd say you should get either A. Z87 chipset mobo or B. non-K series CPU with a H87...
  8. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Well, I've used Chieftecs for 14 years now and haven't had a problem yet. And I should've mentioned I've changed it to APS-650SB, OEM of which is Sirtec, which has a decent reputation as a PSU maker. The APS-650SB is 80+ Bronze certified. I would go for a very high reputation PSU of course, but...
  9. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    The retailer I'm buying from doesn't have that model. Also I wouldn't use all the capabilities it has to offer. My choice has narrowed down to the G43 by this point TBH.
  10. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Somehow this part of the post didn't show up when I replied previously. That one is indeed the black&red board with the dragon, however it's the MSI Z87-G43 Gaming, and it's 30€ (40$) more expensive than the normal MSI Z87-G43...
  11. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Well, I CAN go the other route and get myself all the parts from dubious e-shops and such, however that doesn't offer the peace of mind that if something fails I can just take the system to their store and ask for a repair/new part. The G43 does indeed seem the better option.
  12. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Sure - ordi.ee. Sadly it's only in estonian, but if you really want you can choose "komponendid" (components) from the left-hand menu, first choice down will be "emaplaadid" (motherboards). And yes, the GD-65 is almost twice as expensive and it does not seem to have benefits to justify that. As...
  13. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Hai, tom_mili =). To my knowledge the warnings about voltage control on G43 were based on the number of power phases, yes. Haven't seen threads or articles about problems with the BIOS. I'm not in a rush per say, but since because of what I do I spend almost every waking hour behind my computer...
  14. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    I don't buy from newegg, those are the prices available to me.
  15. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Once again I'm confused. Since I am planning on OCing the 4670k I do need a good mobo. But I see people saying that the G43 does not have very good voltage control. But then again the OCing will be pretty average, nothing special. So some suggest getting a GigaByte Z87X-UD3H instead. There are...
  16. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Got me a Zalman Z1. Didn't want to spend much on a case, and this one seems very nice for its price.
  17. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    I surely hope so =)). Ordered the case, once it arrives it'll be on like donkey kong. Very excited, I miss that smell of a new system in the morning.
  18. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    *UPDATE* Hokay, so by now I've changed my mind about future SLIing. Which means that the mobo isn't really necessary, also the Z87X-UD3H seems to have problems with BIOS and GPU usage. So I've switched it to MSI Z87-G43. 770 GTX OC as the GPU choice now seems the better option. Also, since SLI...
  19. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    I have a habit of getting a new system every 4-5 years, so my one of my concerns is system longevity. Getting a 760 would probably mean that in 2, maximum 3 years time I would really start to feel it. So then my options would be to get another 760 (which wouldn't be available by then probably)...
  20. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Well, the PSU is the one component where I have to choose between okay brand (Chieftec) and unknown. Altho from what I understand PSUs should be rated by their OEM, which in this Chieftec CTG case is Sirtec. Sirtec seems to have quite a decent reputation. The other brand of PSUs I'm able to get...
  21. M

    Building new PC, feedback welcome

    Hi! So I think time has come for me to purchase a new rig, this one (E5200, 9800GT Green, dp35dp) just doesn't cut it anymore. I would consider upgrading, but seeing as the LGA 775 top-end CPUs are still expensive (and second-hand at that), mobo has no USB3 support, DDR2, PSU is too weak, GPU...
  22. M

    Screen flicker, Win7-64, 9800gt Green, LG W2241S

    Hi! Dual monitor setup - one monitor flickering. *EDIT* After days of frustration I think I've narrowed it down to 2D clocks being too low. So I guess now the question is - can I safely raise 2D clocks closer to 3D levels? If that really is the cause... Getting desperate. Miniamba.