First time builder here, and I'm looking for feedback from you fine folks on the build I'm thinking about doing. Am I missing anything or combining the wrong parts? I think I've got it pretty nailed down, but am worried I'm doing something wrong.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP, next 5 days.
Budget Range: 2500
System Usage from Most to Least Important: freelance motion graphics/design/
1) GTX 670 is preferred over the GTX680 due to how close it performs for the price. You will hardly notice a difference in games/CUDA applications between the two.
2) The Noctua NH-D14 is one of the best Air Coolers on the market and it is also very quiet. There really is no 'better' scenario here, but there's so many points of failure on the H80 that I prefer to stay away from it.
Though, the main reason people tend to bash the all-in-one liquid cooling units is due to how they perform. For their price range, air coolers that are significantly less in price typically out-perform them.
Swap out your PSU for this I feel more comfortable with this rather than the Cooler Master. I'm aware that the higher-end models of CM's power supplies are rather reliable, but I would prefer this as it's the same price.
Great, Thnx, Mocchan. I don't know anything about PC Power PSU's, but I defer to your experience. Do you know if it has the modular cables? I'm not seeing it. I liked the idea of the cleanliness. Regardless, consider it switched.
Personally I don't think there's a difference in buying two Dual-Channel kits apposed to one Quad-Channel kit.
However, if the specs are the same with those two kits, I would definitely pick up the Corsair. (I also prefer Corsair due to their heatspreaders)
Besides that, you won't really see any performance benefits going with one brand from another. Reliability, however, is a different story. But rest assured as G.Skill and Corsair are both very reliable.