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November 9, 2013 4:49:42 AM

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Hello, I am currently building a new PC and would gladly welcome some comments/advice on components.
My budget is $2-2.3k. The computer would be used both for gaming and some heavy duty computing (i7 and 16gb ram for this). I'm going to buy from Australian Site www.pccasegear.com

This is my build so far: https://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=wish_lis...


BUILD
Fractal Design Define Mini
Intel Core i7 4770k
ASUS Gryphon 787 Motherboard + Armour Kit
G.Skill Sniper 1866Mhz (2x8GB) 16GB DDR3
XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB
Samsung 840 Evo Series 120GB SSD
Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD
Samsung OEM Optical Drive
2x Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm Fans
TP-Link 450Mbps Wireless N PCIe Adaptor
Corsair RM-750 80 Plus Gold Power Supply
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit OEM
Razer DeathAdder 2013 Gaming Mouse
Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Elite Mechanical Keyboard


Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
a b 4 Gaming
November 9, 2013 1:11:43 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($379.00 @ CPL Online)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($88.00 @ CPL Online)
Motherboard: Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($181.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($205.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($90.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon R9 290 4GB Video Card ($499.00 @ Scorptec)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN722N 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($13.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Fractal Design Define Mini MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($128.00 @ CPL Online)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($28.00 @ CPL Online)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($28.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 850W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($175.00 @ CPL Online)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS95 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($115.00 @ CPL Online)
Keyboard: Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($169.00 @ MechKB)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($52.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $2281.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-10 08:11 EST+1100)


850w for 2. gpu
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a b 4 Gaming
November 9, 2013 1:41:13 PM

Why do you think this is going to be silent?

That graphics card with the reference cooler will sound like a leafblower


I suppose you could put it in another room
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November 9, 2013 3:36:07 PM

What Graphics Card do you recommend for the same price/performance value?
I don't mind either AMD Cards or any of the NVIDIA Cards.
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a b 4 Gaming
November 9, 2013 4:37:35 PM

NVidia cards at that price point cant compete . The performance is not as good .

But wait a couple of weeks and you should be able to find R9 290's with aftermarket coolers . The gigabyte windforce cooler is great , So are some of the ASUS models
Here are 280's with a range of coolers
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-280x-thir...

When 290's have coolers like that they will be worth buying for a quiet system
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