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November 7, 2013 10:05:27 AM

Cosmos II or Storm Trooper Case
Corsair 750TXM Power Supply
MSI GTX 770 Twin Frozr Gaming
G.Skill RipJaws X 8GB 1866Mhz RAM
Intel Core i5 4670
ASUS Sabertooth Z87 Motherboard
Western Digital Velociraptor 10000RPM

My budget is around 1500$ My apologies. I forgot to mention that I live in Malaysia. So the prices may wary. Also, I wouldn't be able to purchase online since I don't own a credit card.

What do you guys think? Will there be any problems with my build? Lack of power wattage.. etc.

1. Will my GPU fit inside either one of the cases?

2. Which case should I go for and why? Cosmos II is 500$ in my place and the Storm Trooper is half the price. But the Cosmos II has more fans and I'm worried about heat issues.

Any cheaper and better builds you would suggest? This is my first time building one, to be honest.

Much love to the community and to all the members as well!

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November 7, 2013 10:14:34 AM

Here is something to consider

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z87 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($234.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.65 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Gaming 700W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($21.99 @ Adorama)
Total: $1429.54
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 13:15 EST-0500)
November 7, 2013 10:20:11 AM

Where are you located? if you're in the US then you can do better than that for your budget, as you're getting expensive stuff that won't be noticed in actual performance.

Here's a suggested build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($406.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.48 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1454.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 13:19 EST-0500)
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November 7, 2013 10:30:17 AM

PepitoTV said:
Where are you located? if you're in the US then you can do better than that for your budget, as you're getting expensive stuff that won't be noticed in actual performance.

Here's a suggested build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($63.75 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($174.93 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.98 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($406.13 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Trooper ATX Full Tower Case ($144.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($94.48 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.98 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1454.20
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-07 13:19 EST-0500)


My apologies. I've forgotten to mention that I live in Malaysia. The stuffs here are pretty expensive, to be frank. 3000$ just for a GPU here and the the SSDs are WAY over my budget.


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November 7, 2013 10:47:16 AM
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Ok, let's review your actual budget then.

For the two cases you listed, go for the cheapest one as both of them are great. I think you can go with a mid tower though, like a Corsair 400r or 500r.

You won't notice the difference between a standard 7200rpm disk and those velociraptors, better to go with a Caviar Black.

With those changes, you may probably afford a K series CPU that'll be capable of overclocking and an aftermarket CPU cooler such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

You're good with both the PSU and GPU, you can probably downgrade a little your MoBo for shaving more money, like the one I suggested. I'm assuming the build you just posted is in your budget right now so the changes I suggested should get you a cheaper and better build.
November 7, 2013 11:05:53 AM

PepitoTV said:
Ok, let's review your actual budget then.

For the two cases you listed, go for the cheapest one as both of them are great. I think you can go with a mid tower though, like a Corsair 400r or 500r.

You won't notice the difference between a standard 7200rpm disk and those velociraptors, better to go with a Caviar Black.

With those changes, you may probably afford a K series CPU that'll be capable of overclocking and an aftermarket CPU cooler such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO.

You're good with both the PSU and GPU, you can probably downgrade a little your MoBo for shaving more money, like the one I suggested. I'm assuming the build you just posted is in your budget right now so the changes I suggested should get you a cheaper and better build.
I don't overclock at all so I'm going to stick with my current CPU to save some cash. I will also be using the mobo that I'm planning to purchase because it has some cool features to prevent dust forming and keeping the mobo itself cool.

I took your advice and I've decided to go for the Caviar Black and chosen the Storm Trooper as my chassis. I now have additional money to spend on a CPU cooler. Seriously, I couldn't thank you enough for this. Thank you so much.
November 7, 2013 4:40:50 PM

The GPU should fit in any of those cases. Don't see why it wouldn't.
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