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July 31, 2014 5:26:55 AM

Hello!

I'm currently working on my new build and I'd like to ask for some opinions. I already got:
Intel i5 4570
Gigabythe h87 MB
8gb Ram

I'm currently looking at the following components that I still need and I'd like to get some opinions/suggestions.

Case: Fractal Design arc midi R2 + I"ll get +2 Fract des. Silent 140mm Fans => 5, 140 mm fans

VGA: XFX R9-280x 3GB Double Edition (286 $)
or Sapphire R9 280x DUAL-X OC (328 $)
or GIGABYTE GV-R928XOC-3GD (337 $)
or MSI R9 280X Gaming 3GB (365 $)
or POWERCOLOR AXR9 T2DHE/OC (366 $)
or ASUS R9280X-DC2T (367 $)

I would like to ask for some opinions here, prices may change in the next few days maybe. I used our currency here and roughly changed it to $.

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB
CD/DVD: Asus DRW
PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA NEX650G (112 $)

IF 650w psu is enough will this be sufficient or should I look at a 750w or other 650w psu.

Thank you for taking your time reading this and helping me,

Dominique

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July 31, 2014 5:32:56 AM

650w is enough just get a better unit from Antec, Seasonic, or XFX
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July 31, 2014 5:40:37 AM

Right so...

1. Chassis - You can better a better chassis at the price of that one, heavily overpriced for its build quality and functionality.

2. GPU - XFX cards isn't something I would suggest for high end cards, they have some shoddy VRM heating issues and high fail rates on some batches. Sapphire however makes great cards and is well worth the extra cost in my opinion.

3. PSU - You only need a 550W PSU from a reliable manufacturer to power your planned rig. XFX 550 PRO / XFX TS 550 / EVGA 600B / Antec HCG 620 are all great option than should cost less than the EVGA you chose.
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July 31, 2014 5:43:10 AM

The case is good. The 280x from XFX looks to be a great deal. Is the gigabyte one Windforce edition? If yes,that would be nice if you have the extra money. The PSU you picked is a good one(nice choice) an is more than enough to power the 280x and the rest of the system.
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July 31, 2014 5:47:43 AM

Novuake said:
Right so...

1. Chassis - You can better a better chassis at the price of that one, heavily overpriced for its build quality and functionality.

2. GPU - XFX cards isn't something I would suggest for high end cards, they have some shoddy VRM heating issues and high fail rates on some batches. Sapphire however makes great cards and is well worth the extra cost in my opinion.

3. PSU - You only need a 550W PSU from a reliable manufacturer to power your planned rig. XFX 550 PRO / XFX TS 550 / EVGA 600B / Antec HCG 620 are all great option than should cost less than the EVGA you chose.


What case could you suggest for me ? I looked at many reviews from it and they all said it is great, here it costs 105$ roughly.

As for the PSU I found a XFX 550w TS and EVGA 600B. The EVGA is 7$ cheaper. Is there a big difference between them or is one better than the other?

Thank you for the replies.
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July 31, 2014 5:51:51 AM

The XFX is made by Seasonic, which is by far the best PSU manufacturer around. So at 7$ extra for it, DEFINITELY get the XFX.

105$ is a lot for that chassis, while it is nice, its just too much to spend for a chassis around this price class.

Where are you purchasing? Do you have a website I can check?
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July 31, 2014 5:55:12 AM

Novuake said:
The XFX is made by Seasonic, which is by far the best PSU manufacturer around. So at 7$ extra for it, DEFINITELY get the XFX.

105$ is a lot for that chassis, while it is nice, its just too much to spend for a chassis around this price class.

Where are you purchasing? Do you have a website I can check?


Here is the site. I live in hungary so there aren't many choices but this was the cheapest I found: http://ipon.hu/
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July 31, 2014 6:05:51 AM

Check for Corsair 200R or Corsair 300R, not as good, but still more than good enough, and it should save you a lot.
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July 31, 2014 6:15:23 AM

Yes, buy something like the corsair 200R/300R/230T/SPec-01 or equiv. good spacy cabinet.
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July 31, 2014 6:18:07 AM

230T and SPEC-3 are good choices as well. A little bit lower in tier than the 300R, but still well within quality.

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July 31, 2014 6:43:33 AM

Novuake said:
230T and SPEC-3 are good choices as well. A little bit lower in tier than the 300R, but still well within quality.



I looked at them and corsair is 15$cheaper while the others, more. For me airflow is important because in my room it is quite hot 25+C° especially in summer and autumn where it is wide more. Are those cases really good if I buy + 1 or 2 fans for cooling ?
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July 31, 2014 6:46:10 AM

More than good enough. :) 

However if you do have extra money, there is nothing wrong with spending it on a better chassis.
Its just a place to safe some money if you need to. :
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July 31, 2014 6:47:49 AM

Novuake said:
More than good enough. :) 

However if you do have extra money, there is nothing wrong with spending it on a better chassis.
Its just a place to safe some money if you need to. :


For example which case. Also in terms VGA is which would you recommend?
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July 31, 2014 6:49:17 AM

Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI, Asus with aftermarket dual fan coolers are all great options, get whichever is cheaper.
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July 31, 2014 8:21:44 AM

Novuake said:
More than good enough. :) 

However if you do have extra money, there is nothing wrong with spending it on a better chassis.
Its just a place to safe some money if you need to. :


Novuake said:
Sapphire, Gigabyte, MSI, Asus with aftermarket dual fan coolers are all great options, get whichever is cheaper.


And in terms of overheating/performance/power consumption it's the same ?
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July 31, 2014 10:15:20 AM

Small difference that you will never notice.
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July 31, 2014 12:21:33 PM

Novuake said:
Small difference that you will never notice.


How many extra fans and what kind of fans do you suggest? And is it worth to buy led fans for the front?
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