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Figured out build. Need advice on some things!

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December 10, 2013 7:25:27 AM

Hello!

This is my build: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/z3rongod/saved/2W68 [EDITED TO CORRECT LINK SORRY]

I will not OC. It is a gaming rig. I chose 600w instead of 500w because they are almost identical at price.

What i am unsure of:

1. Motherboard - i moved from ASrock h87m pro4 to the gigabyte one i selected now
2. Case - I do not know if it's best for this. I have moved from Zalman T2 to the one i have now because it did not have front USB
3. Case fans. I am unsure which to get and what dimensions and if i really need them. I saw good reviews on Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm which is available in my country.

Location: Sweden.

Thank you :-)

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December 10, 2013 7:38:06 AM

If you have no desire to overclock, save some money and buy the i5-4430. It is the best price/performance ratio at the i5 rate. (A 1200$ build as opposed to a 1300$ build - that's the way i look at it)
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December 10, 2013 7:39:29 AM

PC Part picker still shows AsRock motherboard and Zalman case.
Motherboard:
H87 chipset will suit your needs.
Gigabyte is a good brand of motherboard.
MicroATX is a good choice because you can choose smaller cases, plus microATX is cheaper and uses less power than ATX boards.

Case:
Consider the Silverstone TJ08-E.
Comes with a large fan fitted, no need for additional fans.
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December 10, 2013 9:17:38 AM

VincentP said:
PC Part picker still shows AsRock motherboard and Zalman case.
Motherboard:
H87 chipset will suit your needs.
Gigabyte is a good brand of motherboard.
MicroATX is a good choice because you can choose smaller cases, plus microATX is cheaper and uses less power than ATX boards.

Case:
Consider the Silverstone TJ08-E.
Comes with a large fan fitted, no need for additional fans.


you're adding at least a 40$ premium on this man's build. hear me out, FORGET CASE FANS - it'll cost you more money on your electricity bill.

check this case out (10$ more than your zalman): NZXT Source 220: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/nzxt-case-caso22001

STEEL MESH VENTILATION! it's amazing~
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December 10, 2013 5:54:07 PM

The link has been updated to the current setup sorry: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/z3rongod/saved/2W68

I chose not to OC as i see no great improvement in FPS on all benchmarks that are out there i5-4670 vs i5-4670 OCed. I think the cooling and mobo costs are too great to be worth it. Correct me on this if you think I am wrong.

The Silverstone Temjin TJ08B-E has the PSU on top from what i understand in the pictures. Correct me if i'm wrong. I do not want this.

Regarding the i5-4430, I am willing to spend the extra few bucks on the 4670 without a problem.

Regarding the cool mesh case, it's ATX. I was inclined to go for a micro-atx since i don't plan to add another GPU in the future. If you think i go ATX instead of micro, please make me understand :) 

Thank you so far for the answers! You are of great help!
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December 10, 2013 10:23:52 PM

www.alina.se anderz a high profile swede shops there and recommends them. Check them out?
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December 11, 2013 2:23:32 AM

That website has more expensive parts than other stores and is missing almost half the list of components. CDON, dustin home, netonnet are among the best stores. Thanks for the suggestion though!
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December 11, 2013 4:59:26 PM

Still have no answers :(  To recap:

The build
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/z3rongod/saved/2W68

I don't plan to OC at all. I will stick with i5-4670. I don't plan to add another GPU.

The problems:
1. Motherboard - i moved from ASrock h87m pro4 to the gigabyte one i selected now
2. Case - I do not know if it's best for this. I have moved from Zalman T2 to the one i have now because it did not have front USB
3. Case fans. I am unsure which to get and what dimensions and if i really need them. I saw good reviews on Noctua NF-F12 PWM 120mm which is available in my country.
4. Do you see any other problems with the build? Any suggestions?
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December 11, 2013 5:18:23 PM

Most, if not all, atx cases will have the ability to mount a micro atx board, so your case isnt limited by your mobo choice. Also, if you arent stuck on the amd card. a gtx 770 is about 50 bucks cheaper, and gives nearly the same performance. As for case fans, you shouldnt need to worry about adding any unless you plan on overclocking.
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December 11, 2013 5:30:45 PM

Thanks for the prompt reply Jeremy!

Regarding the bigger cases: That's why I chose micro-atx, so I would be able to get a smaller case. I figured there's no benefit in having a normal ATX motherboard, since i won't plug anything but CPU, RAM, 1 GPU, SSD, HDD and front USB.

Regarding the GTX vs 280x: the gtx 770 is 60$ more expensive where i live (sweden) than the 280x. I'm talking about gigabyte 2GB OC 770 vs vapor-x 280x.
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