What do you think of this build for a game tester?

Guys, what do you think of this build for a game tester? I want a build to be quite reliable and flexible for game testing but also for some light video editing. It's just a few bucks beyond what I want to spend. If I had to decrease quality, what would you advice me to?

Motherboard
ASUS Z87-A SKT 1150
CPU
INTEL I7 4770K 3.5GHZ 8MB SKT 1150 BOX
GPU
ASUS RADEON R9 280X DIRECTCU II TOP 3GB GDDR5
RAM
CORSAIR PC3-12800 1600MHZ 16GB VENGEANCE PRO CL9 (2X8GB) DDR3
Cooler
NOCTUA NH-D14
PSU
SEASONIC X650W SEMIFANLESS MODULAR 80PLUS GOLD
ODD
ASUS DRW-24B5ST SATA BLACK BULK
HDD 1
SAMSUNG SERIES 840 ULTRASLIM 120GB 2.5" SATA III
HDD 2
WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR BLACK 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA III 3.5
Case
COOLER MASTER SILENCIO 550
UPS
PHASAK UPS LCD INTERACTIVE USB 850 VA
OS
MICROSOFT WINDOWS 8 64BIT EN OEM

Does this build make sense?

Thank you all!
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  1. Seems pretty balanced but you might be able to get a 7970 for cheaper than a 280X even though they are practically the same card. Also you might want to look into rubber vibration dampening HDD mounts because it seems like you are going for a quiet build.
  2. Sweet rig, have fun with it :)
  3. Hi rishiswaz,

    Thanks for the help. Could zou tell me more about that "rubber vibration dampening"? What is it about?

    Cheers Gaidax! I will for sure :)
  4. shortyhouse said:
    Hi rishiswaz,

    Thanks for the help. Could zou tell me more about that "rubber vibration dampening"? What is it about?

    Cheers Gaidax! I will for sure :)


    They are either large brackets that go on either side of the hard drive or some form of rubber contact that make the vibration and sounds of the hard drives less intense. I am not sure how they work but I think they absorb the shock from the vibrations so the case doesn't rattle when the hard drives spin.
  5. Looks like a very good build.

    I would use the Fractal Design Define R4 Silent case instead of that cooler master. Has rubber gromits for hdd mounting, nice fans, and sound dampening inside. Really nice cases.
  6. But how exactly these rubbers are put? Do I have to ask the reatiler to do that for me? Sorry, might seem a silly question but it's actually the first time to get my own created build, so I'm quite newbie :)
    RobCrezz, the Fractal Design Define R4 Silent case was also recommended to me by someone else, but it twice the price of the Cooler Master one, when I'm trying to dicrease a bit of my budget (between 50€ to 100€).
  7. Look at the R3 instead? Should be about the same price.

    The rubber parts act as dampeners to the sounds and vibration from the HDD to the case. Makes the HDDs quieter as the vibrations arent amplified by the case chassis. The Fractal cases come with the rubber grommets in the pack.
  8. if you wanted to spend less money on something, get a 4670k over a 4770k, same cpu, just no hyperthreading. for games that makes virtually no difference, for video editing, slight difference, but nothing if your just doing it as a hobby. For gaming, money better spent on faster gpu.
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