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April 14, 2014 6:28:29 PM

my build
I got a few questions though:
1.Is the fan gonna be quiet?
2.Is 16gb ram worth it?
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rNnB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rNnB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rNnB/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($346.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.25 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($8.09 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.00 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers ($19.99 @ B&H)
Other: Steelseries Qck Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($12.99)
Total: $1574.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 21:30 EDT-0400)

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April 14, 2014 6:35:53 PM

vullneto said:
my build

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rNnB
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rNnB/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rNnB/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H87M Pro4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($346.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($100.25 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($8.09 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.00 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers ($19.99 @ B&H)
Other: Steelseries Qck Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($12.99)
Total: $1574.16
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 21:30 EDT-0400)


Looks good, but I have one question. You are using a full tower case, why on earth did you go with a Micro atx Motherboard. That case is huge and the motherboard is roughly 9" x 9" > those things are ade to be used in Mini Towers where you have little space. You can use it, but not much space on that motherboard and things wil be kind of cramped.
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April 14, 2014 6:35:54 PM

The case does not have front usb3 ports
The headset is USB therefor its got a built in soundcard which doesnt have a connector for those speakers so they will need to use the built in soundcard on the motherbd...
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April 14, 2014 6:38:02 PM

I asked on these forums earlier, but I changed up the previous build. If u guys dont mine can you guys fix it for me? ty.
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April 14, 2014 6:56:05 PM

bump?
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April 14, 2014 7:02:17 PM

vullneto said:
I asked on these forums earlier, but I changed up the previous build. If u guys dont mine can you guys fix it for me? ty.


Here is a link to the one you should have. It is the same board, but the ATX model and not mATX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 14, 2014 7:31:29 PM

Is this better for the case and mobo:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rVcP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rVcP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rVcP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($346.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($8.09 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.00 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers ($19.99 @ B&H)
Other: Steelseries Qck Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($12.99)
Total: $1578.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 22:31 EDT-0400)
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April 15, 2014 4:31:41 AM

vullneto said:
Is this better for the case and mobo:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rVcP
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rVcP/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3rVcP/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4570 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($159.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($346.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: NZXT FN-140RB 62.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($8.09 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: SteelSeries APEX Wired Gaming Keyboard ($77.00 @ NCIX US)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($49.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($73.99 @ Amazon)
Speakers: Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers ($19.99 @ B&H)
Other: Steelseries Qck Gaming Mouse Pad (Black) ($12.99)
Total: $1578.90
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-14 22:31 EDT-0400)


That looks good. The case is pretty much a personal thing, but you would want front USB, good air flow, and fane options. If the case has that, and you like the way it looks then it is fine. Yo Have a Z87 Mother board which is good for Overclocking, but the processor is locked and can't be OC'd. That is fine, if you like the motherboard, which is a good one. If you decide to upgrade to say an i5 4670k, then you will be able to OC. Your cooler is a good one for that as well.
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April 15, 2014 5:19:03 AM

You have a non-K series CPU in a Z87 motherboard which is a bit of a mismatch. Also, the CX series PSU is less that spectacular.

On the build below... Microcenter can save you $40 with their CPU + MB combo deals (same parts for $345). They also offer a good Z87 Gigabyte board for $30 lower (CPU + MB for $320). Microcenter will likely price match a lot of these items as well. Low latency memory, solid disk setup, same case, better PSU, etc...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($222.00 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($84.63 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($339.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Micro Center)
Power Supply: XFX 750W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($134.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse ($43.86 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G930 7.1 Channel Headset ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Speakers: Logitech LS21 7W 2.1ch Speakers ($19.99 @ B&H)
Total: $1618.33

EDIT: Microcenter Intel CPU + MB Combos => http://www.microcenter.com/site/brands/intel-processor-...
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