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September 20, 2013 1:26:50 AM

I would like come help on a micro ATX system. Your goal: build a great gaming machine that at least has the gtx 770 in it and intel only. Water cooling is accepted!

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September 20, 2013 1:32:02 AM

Here is what my current system looks like (ignore cable management, still have some changes to make):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.20 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($126.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($394.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($60.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1434.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 04:31 EDT-0400)

September 20, 2013 1:48:10 AM

Hey 1 build coming up.
This more like budget build. best performance / price and lots save here. Big SSD / HDD good psu.
really quiet build. Cooler cpu. Still really good cpu cooler.
GTX 680 is really fast and now cheap. It is over 500$ card..
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1230 V2 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Be Quiet DARK ROCK 2 57.9 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.24 @ Amazon)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Sandisk Ultra Plus 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($116.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($363.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($96.50 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-118BB DVD/CD Drive ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1288.62
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 04:56 EDT-0400)

If you want water cooled build do it with custom loop.
Look at this build.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUPLkB9kNPQ
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September 20, 2013 2:16:18 AM

jimthenagual said:
Here is what my current system looks like (ignore cable management, still have some changes to make):

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.20 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($126.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($394.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($60.00 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($86.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1434.08
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 04:31 EDT-0400)



with the h100 did you fit a blu-ray drive inside or no?
September 20, 2013 2:22:42 AM

Vicpdx17 said:
with the h100 did you fit a blu-ray drive inside or no?


I didn't but one will fit in there no problem if I want to.

September 20, 2013 2:42:07 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($155.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.42 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1421.30
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 05:17 EDT-0400)

If nViDia is your preference , get this one -
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($155.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($82.42 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($243.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($243.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1509.28
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I would prefer the dual 7950's though , as they have more VRAM which is quite essential in CF/SLI.

This is the best I can say for 1500$. If you can drop the SSD out for more GPU muscle , get this one -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($225.98 @ Outlet PC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($155.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($73.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PowerColor Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($269.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1514.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-20 05:35 EDT-0400)

Dual 7970s are far more powerful than the HD 7950s and GTX 760s.
Choose any rig of your choice. Also if you need a monitor , get this one -

Monitor: Asus VN248H 23.8" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $149.99
September 21, 2013 5:58:44 PM

sweet what I will do is in the end get rid of the disc drive since I can do everything via a usb flash drive now like install windows and that. but I will pick the 350d as my case
September 21, 2013 6:17:45 PM

aesthetics

asus matrix


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI GENE Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($203.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($75.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: xspc raystorm 750 ex240 ($150.00)
Total: $1422.91
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-21 21:16 EDT-0400)
September 23, 2013 4:29:59 AM

now would the 350d be ok to take to lan parties? or even on vacation(ie 250 mile car ride? I was thinking of taking it around with me and was wondering if that was something it could do.
September 23, 2013 5:41:54 AM

Vicpdx17 said:
now would the 350d be ok to take to lan parties? or even on vacation(ie 250 mile car ride? I was thinking of taking it around with me and was wondering if that was something it could do.


No too smart to do that on a vacation. The 350D wont be my choice for a big vacation or even lan party. I would rather get this one -

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($223.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6 GT 93.7 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.53 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VI IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard ($219.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Kingston Blu Red Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($176.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($665.91 @ Newegg)
Case: BitFenix Prodigy (Red) Mini ITX Tower Case ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Power Supply: OCZ Fatal1ty 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($60.00 @ Newegg)
Total: $1536.37
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-23 08:37 EDT-0400)

The Prodigy is a far more better choice for LAN party gamers and can be carried anywhere with ease thanks to the handles.
Also I have a red/black theme , hence the ROG motherboard , CM V6 , Kingston Red RAM and the Red/black themed MSI GTX 780 GS and OCZ Fatal1ty PSU. SSD is enough to keep all the games you might want to play and the OS. If you need a HDD , you will have to go to 1600 , or drop the theme out.
September 23, 2013 9:55:42 AM

ah ok I was also looking at the falcon northwest tiki and also the fragbox since they are also both portable. If I did that Since im in Portland,or and they are in medford,or I would have no trouble with sending my computer back if needed for repairs. What do you think? If I chose the bitfoenix build I would also put a h100i inside and kill the disc drive.
September 23, 2013 11:20:04 AM

i would get a xspc raystorm 750
better build yourself.
September 23, 2013 11:34:21 AM

I would agree with Marcopolo123 there.
If your willing to take the risk , do the custom loop as it will be more better and automatically create/awake the modder in you.
Also I wouldnt recommend buying PC from faraway , unless you can manage to get it RMAed , as its a big hassle. Better off picking parts from online retailers or local stores , where you can get it RMAed with ease or from the OEM itself.
September 23, 2013 2:48:03 PM

Vicpdx17 said:
now would the 350d be ok to take to lan parties? or even on vacation(ie 250 mile car ride? I was thinking of taking it around with me and was wondering if that was something it could do.


It is an amazing case, but doesn't sound like it's for you. While it is technically a Micro ATX case, it is huge. It can handle SLI/Crossfire with large graphics cards. It is barely shorter than a mid-tower case, and just as wide as one.
September 23, 2013 8:52:57 PM

ah I see and actually I am now thinking of the Haf XB by cooler Master and then stick a asus maximus iv gene lga 2011 with a 4930k in it
September 24, 2013 4:49:28 AM

why would you do that.
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