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June 30, 2014 9:23:27 AM

Hi guys,

I want to cheap out a bit on my planned build. below you'll find what I need:

Approximate Purchase Date: this week
Budget Range: 1400-1500 euro's
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Home.
Are you buying a monitor: No
Parts to (Not)Upgrade: I want to keep my Dragons bridge mobo and intel core. I prefer GTX780 because of Nvidia's shadowplay
Do you need to buy OS: No
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.afuture.nl
Location: Netherlands
Parts Preferences: Intel and Nvidia.
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
SSD?: Yes
Additional Comments: I want my case to still be a cooler master storm stryker/trooper. I'll be mostly playing games like battlefield and metro last light. I prefer these on Ultra settings. I want the new setup to look a bit like my old setup.

This is what my old setup was:
Optical drive: Samsung SH-224DB
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=968258
HDD: Seagate 2TB SATA HDD
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=282744
PSU: XFX 850W Black edition
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=822653
MoBo: MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=2081282
CPU: Intel 4690K
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=2380794
RAM: Corsair 8GB vengeance pro
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=1002328
Case: CoolerMaster Trooper
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=398218
SSD: Kingston Technology HyperX 3K SSD 120GB
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=369542
CPU Fan: Noctua NH-D15
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=1915552
GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 780 Superclocked ACX
http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=1000258

Thanks in advance!
-Lars

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a b K Overclocking
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June 30, 2014 9:33:56 AM

Can you provide a link to the afuture.nl site for each of your component?
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June 30, 2014 9:40:16 AM

ksham said:
Can you provide a link to the afuture.nl site for each of your component?


Sure thing, hold on for a minute...
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June 30, 2014 11:14:46 AM

Alright, added links
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a b K Overclocking
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June 30, 2014 12:39:14 PM

You missed on for the SSD. The reason I ask for links is to see how much the price is and know where to start.

I may suggest changing the heatsink to maybe a Corsair H100i just because the Noctua fans look terrible and won't match the black + red accent color scheme of your build.
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June 30, 2014 12:45:30 PM

ksham said:
You missed on for the SSD. The reason I ask for links is to see how much the price is and know where to start.

I may suggest changing the heatsink to maybe a Corsair H100i just because the Noctua fans look terrible and won't match the black + red accent color scheme of your build.


But would a h100i fit well in the case? Would it be worth it for this case? Also, link for SSD added.

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a b K Overclocking
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June 30, 2014 1:32:03 PM

Yes; a Corsair H100i will fit into the Cooler Master Storm Trooper.

As for changes, here they are. These are ONLY changes, not the complete build. Anything not listed, keep from your list.

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 - http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=1956110 (124.90)
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB - http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=1027000 (71.80)
G.Skill Ripjaws X 8GB - http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=204908 (75.80)
Corsair H100i - http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=616107 (98.90)
Seasonic M2II Bronze EVO 850W - http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=1080628 (106.70)
Gigabyte Radeon R9 290X - http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=1124337 (394.40)
Fractal Design Define R4 - http://afuture.nl/productview.php?productID=604792 (94.80)

Total: $1,272.80 (this includes items not listed above such as the CPU)


The R9 290X is slightly better than the GTX 780 but if you like nvidia, then you can stick with the GTX 780 that you have in your list. The case is also a personal preference. The Cooler Master Storm Trooper is a good case so if you like it, keep it. The Fractal Design Define R4 is a bit smaller than the Storm Trooper. It doesn't have any fancy red accents or any "cool" features. It's just a plain good case with an awesome see-through side panel window. The R4 does have sound dampening material so it can reduce the amount of noise pollution that your case fans generate.
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