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July 15, 2013 8:50:01 PM

Hey guys! I've gotten a lot of help here, and really appreciate everything you've done! I just have a couple more questions before I start buying all the parts!

Here's the Part Picker list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rushrage/saved/1Y8t

#1 So, it originally had a Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk with this list. That's ok to take off right? The only advantage to having this is that if I put the os on there it would boot up faster right?

#2 Do I need a CPU cooler? Or any other fans?

#3 Will the case I picked be big enough? And will this case work well with this build (the reviews on NewEgg talk about airflow and heatsinks and stuff, I don't understand some of this yet)?

#4 Can I pick up another HDD later on and be able to record games (like Minecraft, Monaco, Terraria, and other indie games [nothing to graphically intense]) on to the HDD, at 720p 60 fps with Dxtory, with no lag? and

#5 Would you recommend any changes to this build?


Thank you so much your constant help!

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July 15, 2013 9:01:02 PM
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rushrage said:
Hey guys! I've gotten a lot of help here, and really appreciate everything you've done! I just have a couple more questions before I start buying all the parts!

Here's the Part Picker list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rushrage/saved/1Y8t

#1 So, it originally had a Sandisk Ultra Plus 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk with this list. That's ok to take off right? The only advantage to having this is that if I put the os on there it would boot up faster right?

#2 Do I need a CPU cooler? Or any other fans?

#3 Will the case I picked be big enough? And will this case work well with this build (the reviews on NewEgg talk about airflow and heatsinks and stuff, I don't understand some of this yet)?

#4 Can I pick up another HDD later on and be able to record games (like Minecraft, Monaco, Terraria, and other indie games [nothing to graphically intense]) on to the HDD, at 720p 60 fps with Dxtory, with no lag? and

#5 Would you recommend any changes to this build?


Thank you so much your constant help!


1- GET Samsung 840 Pro SSD is better than Sandisk , and be sure it is the PRO

2- GET GTX 770 4GB Ram better choice. and physX is worth it.

3- change that monitor and get an IPS monitor , never get any LCD that is not IPS.

here are Asus IPS LCD to choose from

http://www.asus.com/us/Monitors_Projectors/IPS_Monitors...

4- maybe the xeon ships without cooler , so check it out.

the rest is ok
July 15, 2013 9:15:11 PM

So what is the SSD used for? And is it necessary?
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July 15, 2013 9:23:15 PM

rushrage said:
So what is the SSD used for? And is it necessary?


The SSD ? it replaces the Harddisk ...it is 5 times faster than the harddisk .. I never used Mechanical harddisks after the SSD became cheap.

if you can get the Samsung 840 pro 256 GB one

or get the 128GB one if you re short on money

once you try SSD you will hate harddisks lol

and get Nvidia card man , GTX 770 2G or 4G

here is a comparison between physX and no PhysX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1ZHfJRrFLU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWFkDrKvBRU

and be sure you get IPS monitor 100000%
July 16, 2013 10:11:13 AM

Thanks so much for your help! Ok, here is the updated list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rushrage/saved/1Y8t

A couple more questions:

#1 So with this unboxing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4ZLGTLwrw it show a the default cooler. Is that enough?

#2 The first review for the case on NewEgg says: "Cons: -No SSD specifc mounting". Will that be a problem? Is there a cheaper/better case out there that you would recommend? Or is this one fine?

#3 I'm thinking about the Asus VS229H-P 21.5" monitor now ( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs229hp ). Is that a good choice?

#4 Is there anyway we can lower the price of this build with out sacrificing quality (with a different case or monitor or something)? I understand though if this is how much you have to pay.

#5 What is the difference between the 2GB and the 4GB GPU?

Thanks!
July 16, 2013 12:38:38 PM

rushrage said:
Thanks so much for your help! Ok, here is the updated list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rushrage/saved/1Y8t

A couple more questions:

#1 So with this unboxing video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ge4ZLGTLwrw it show a the default cooler. Is that enough?

#2 The first review for the case on NewEgg says: "Cons: -No SSD specifc mounting". Will that be a problem? Is there a cheaper/better case out there that you would recommend? Or is this one fine?

#3 I'm thinking about the Asus VS229H-P 21.5" monitor now ( http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vs229hp ). Is that a good choice?

#4 Is there anyway we can lower the price of this build with out sacrificing quality (with a different case or monitor or something)? I understand though if this is how much you have to pay.

#5 What is the difference between the 2GB and the 4GB GPU?

Thanks!


hi again :) 

I never buy so low priced monitors ,

here is your best monitor you can get :)  this was $259
187$ only here :

http://www.provantage.com/dell-469-1252~7DELL22J.htm?so...

here at dell 259$ : http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c...

and look at the Quality and features !!! and it is strong built ! order it from now so you don't loose the $187 offer !!!



don't get cpu fan

the 2G is for one monitor 1920X1080 Resolution , you need 4G for 3 monitor setup

I will look into the case later , after few hours.

I don't recommend you lower anything :)  this is a super machine :)  , maybe the power supply can be lowered I will see ...

see you in few hours ,

oh and the Asus you picked is IPS but not good :) 



July 16, 2013 1:52:25 PM

Thanks again for your help.

Good to know for the GPU, 2GB should be fine for me.

I plan on probably buying the $187 monitor very soon.

The only problem is that I'm $300 short to completely buy this build... :)  I guess I can start looking for deal on parts though, and buy them at a good price.

Thanks!
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