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December 14, 2013 8:48:38 PM

Hey all,

Wondering if my build is good and also compatible

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jakjakattack/saved/39am

Is it all compatible?

Is it a good setup?

Does the motherboard have a built in wifi?

Regards,
Jackson:) 

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a c 150 V Motherboard
December 14, 2013 8:54:59 PM

No the motherboard doesn't have built in wifi, but that can easily be fixed with a wireless network adapter. I feel a bit of money is wasted with all those case fans and psu..
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December 14, 2013 8:55:49 PM

All the parts are compatible. I would be careful with the H100i and the Coolermaster case, I heard alot of people saying the H100i is a pain to install on a lot of cases, it might not be a easy install you might have to make some adjustments but it should definitely fit.

Depends on what your going to be using it for, its definitely a solid build overall, should handle just about anything.

No the motherboard does not have built in Wi-Fi
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December 14, 2013 9:00:02 PM

Oh sorry guys,
The reason I bought such a big psu is that I may go sli in the future so I want to have some headroom and also If im spending this amount of money on a pc then I want it to have an epic glow hence the fans.

Also can you recommend a semi cheap (sub 50$) if possible wireless network adapter

Regards,
Jackson
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a c 150 V Motherboard
December 14, 2013 9:17:15 PM

Here's what I would go with:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($511.99 @ Amazon)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.36 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($167.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($15.53 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1879.72
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 00:19 EST-0500)

Also if you want it to glow the best solution would to be use a LED strip.
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a b V Motherboard
December 14, 2013 9:47:31 PM

I made a few changes to your build to reduce the budget, since you are overspending a lot with a lot of things whether it be RAM, Motherboard, PSU and other things when you can get the similar quality stuff for cheaper. Hence this is the build with some minor changes :

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS24AH-P 24.0" Monitor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1696.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 00:38 EST-0500)


Also with the saved money, you can get a 780 Ti if you wish which is very much powerful than the 780.

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler ($76.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Extreme4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($52.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($98.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ Microcenter)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Mwave)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS24AH-P 24.0" Monitor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1876.87
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 00:46 EST-0500)
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December 14, 2013 9:48:12 PM

Thank you both for your answer. I will look into that build more later but just a question what is an led strip?

Regards,
Jackson
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a c 150 V Motherboard
December 14, 2013 10:06:25 PM

jakjakattack said:
Thank you both for your answer. I will look into that build more later but just a question what is an led strip?

Regards,
Jackson


It's a strip of LEDs lol :p 

With it your case will illuminate like this:

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a b V Motherboard
December 14, 2013 10:10:18 PM

LED Strips are lights which are places on the edges of the Case to illuminate the interiors and make the PC Build very nice. It is more of an fancy thing. There is no real need of it, but it makes the rig look a lot more good.

My favorite is complete NZXT Hue package. It gives you three dials on the 5.25 inch bay for Red, Green and Blue and you can change the color to any color you like which is awesome.

Other good strips are Bitfenix Alchemy strips, but they don't come with a controller like the NZXT Hue, but yeah, they are not so expensive.
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December 15, 2013 6:46:16 AM

Alright thanks for the replies guys you are so helpfull.
Thanks for the suggestions both of you and sangeet thanks for the more budget minded suggestion, my mom went off the wall when I told her how much my pc was gonna cost and also I really wanted a 780ti so thank you for that suggestion too. Also thanks for the suggestions on led strips too.

Also I have a question. Should I get more case fans because the case only comes with one fan so about 4 more should be pretty helpful I think but if not just tell me why?

Edit: ok I looked up the nzxt hue and all i found was the controller now wires, or led strips, so can you guys give me a link to the complete package please.

Regards,
Jackson
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a b V Motherboard
December 15, 2013 7:38:25 AM

If I were you, I would have changed the case to a different one. If you are spending more for the extra fans, then it is better to get a more expensive case which has fans preinstalled as the final price would be about the same.

I would suggest a Cooler Master Storm Enforcer | Cooler Master Storm Striker (white version of Storm Enforcer) | Corsair 750D

They all come with nice fans pre-installed. Corsair 750D would be my recommendation above anything else.
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a b V Motherboard
December 15, 2013 7:43:01 AM

I am not sure if NZXT themselves sell the whole package (that is strips included). They just made the LED Controller, strips are from different manufacturer, I guess...

The package that I was talking about is more like a Combo offer I saw quite a lot time ago on Newegg. I never looked into the details. I am not sure, if they sell the combo anymore.

Also I don't have much experience with the LED Lightning as I am always try to put as much money in the GPU. But if I ever had extra money, then I would love to put that in my next rig.

So, if you have some questions regarding the LED Strips, or anything like that, then it is the best to start a new thread. Maybe someone out there would have had experience with LED Strips and they might be able to help you out.
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a c 150 V Motherboard
December 15, 2013 8:56:13 AM

jakjakattack said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jakjakattack/saved/39m4

Hows is this? Revised with parts from the build here it seems like it will do well.

Also does the mobo have built in wifi? If not I will throw in a 35$ wifi adapter

Regards,
Jackson


I would go with this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($68.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($679.99 @ Microcenter)
Wireless Network Adapter: Asus PCE-N15 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.36 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Corsair 750D ATX Full Tower Case ($167.98 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition 37.9 CFM 120mm Fan ($15.53 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.98 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.98 @ OutletPC)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($114.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($88.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Other: NZXT LED Lighting Strip ($16.85)
Total: $2064.56
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-15 11:56 EST-0500)
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December 15, 2013 9:36:02 AM

Is the xfx psu reliable because it seems like a good deal.
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a b V Motherboard
December 15, 2013 10:14:05 AM

XFX PSU's are very reliable, since they are made by Seasonic which makes the best quality PSU's. Hence you can trust XFX PSU's. They are awesome PSU's, made by Seasonic, of course..
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a b V Motherboard
December 15, 2013 10:27:27 AM

Quote:
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jakjakattack/saved/39m4

Hows is this? Revised with parts from the build here it seems like it will do well.

Also does the mobo have built in wifi? If not I will throw in a 35$ wifi adapter

Regards,
Jackson


CPU Cooler : The Phanteks PH-TC14PE performs better than the Corsair H100i on both cooling performance and noise. They both have almost the same cooling performance, but when it comes to noise generated. The Phanteks one is a lot more quieter than the H100i.

Hence go for the Air cooler, as it is very quiet when compared to water coolers.

Case Fans : Also Corsair 750D comes with decent fans out of the box. There is no need to spend more on the extra fans. You are simply wasting $45 there. I would say, stick with the stock fan configuration.

Go with the Seasonic PSU that I recommended you earlier. You won't need more than 760W Power, even for dual GPU's. You are clearly overspending on the PSU. 760W is more than enough for a dual GPU gaming PC.

SSD : Go for the Samsung 840 EVO over the Samsung 840. The 840 EVO is significantly faster than the standard 840. Hence go with the Samsung 840 EVO SSD that I recommended you earlier. It is faster than the standard 840 and it costs about the same.

This would be my suggestions on that build. As for the performance, it would perform awesome. No doubt about that.

I hope these suggestions help.
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December 15, 2013 10:50:40 AM

Ok a few things

Totally forgot about it but at my house i would be plug straight into the landline or wired in and at my lakehouse and friends house i would be using wireless so do i also need a wired adapter just like i need a wireless one and if so what would you suggest?

The reason i want 850w is because i might go water cooling in the future so i want to be future proofed.

I changed it to the 840 evo

I would like to keep the 100i because water cooling is insta bling lol and the phantek is huge but i will look into it. I took 2 case fans off but im still buying one.

Ok here is the final build (minus wired if i need it)
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jakjakattack/saved/38OG

All periferalls included

Any advice welcome

Regards,
Jackson
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a b V Motherboard
December 16, 2013 5:20:06 AM

Yeah, air coolers are quiet big, but they are very quiet. This is the reason why I always prefer air coolers. But yeah, Corsair H100i is also a nice CPU Cooler, but just can be a bit noisy at times. Other than that, it is a nice cooler.

Just one thing. Is that monitor G-Sync enabled? Since you own a Nvidia card, hence G-Sync monitor can make a huge difference, especially in the smoothness of the game. If you can get a G-Sync monitor, then there is nothing better than that.

Just a suggestion.
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