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December 3, 2013 10:53:11 AM
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December 3, 2013 10:57:23 AM

Nope, all is good.
Enjoy your new computer
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December 3, 2013 11:14:52 AM

CPU Cooler - The Noctua is nice, but isn't really needed. The Hyper 212 will keep your temps in check for a fraction of the cost.

MEM - The higher speeds aren't going to benefit you all that much. The memory below is DDR3-1600, but is lower latency (CL8) which will perform very well. No need to go with anything over 1.5v modules.

SSD - Fine and all, but without a rebate to lower that cost look toward the 840 EVO.

HDD - No WD unless it is a Black drive.

PSU - Antec, Corsair, XFX or Seasonic. 750w has you set up to add a second GPU down the road. If you have no plans to do that, then drop to a 550w unit.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($224.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($33.24 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($184.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix Elite 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.22 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($340.91 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 750W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($68.45 @ Amazon)
Total: $1362.75
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December 3, 2013 11:20:48 AM

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HDD - No WD unless it is a Black drive.


I have all the colors of WD drives that's Black, Blue, Green, and Red
For the Black drive, I see absolutely no difference between the Blue.
So getting the Blue won't impact on his performance, since his main drive is a SSD.

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December 3, 2013 1:03:58 PM

lp231 said:
I have all the colors of WD drives that's Black, Blue, Green, and Red
For the Black drive, I see absolutely no difference between the Blue.
So getting the Blue won't impact on his performance, since his main drive is a SSD.


These drives go head-to-head from a performance standpoint. The SSD is the important part here, so I will agree that neither drive will have an adverse impact on real world performance. Both are good selections (after removing personal bias). Maybe the more important aspect between these drives would be the price-to-performance ratio. The Seagate 2TB at $7 more than the Blue 1TB provides the better value in my opinion.
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December 4, 2013 5:27:04 AM

Thank you both for your input. It all helps incredibly.
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December 4, 2013 6:13:40 AM

Remember to post your awesome system in the members gallery section!
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December 5, 2013 8:20:25 PM

lp231 said:
Remember to post your awesome system in the members gallery section!


Will do! One last quick question. Would you both recommend buying some aftermarket 120mm fans to add to this CoolerMaster 932 HAF Tower for increased efficiency and lifespan? If so, how many and what brand?
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December 5, 2013 9:28:00 PM

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lp231 said:
Remember to post your awesome system in the members gallery section!


Will do! One last quick question. Would you both recommend buying some aftermarket 120mm fans to add to this CoolerMaster 932 HAF Tower for increased efficiency and lifespan? If so, how many and what brand?


That case already has all the fans. If your buying then it's just for spare parts. Get them when you need to replace it.
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