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veloglider
  • 72 months ago

So after a lot of changing out parts and back & fourth I have finally bought almost all my parts for the build. I only have 2 pieces left the SSD & HDD. Well I have to buy new operating system too since I guess its not transferable to new PC. Anyhow what do you guys think on the parts list, I have some older parts coming out of my current PC too as described in my notes

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/veloglider/saved/FgzFf7

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  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

Couple thoughts for you:

You don't really need a big CPU cooler, your processor is locked so you aren't going to be increasing temps on it. For something quiet, you could easily buy any cheap cooler and put quiet fans on it instead.

The ASUS DCU coolers for AMD's 290/290x are actually not very good, performing worse than most of the other custom coolers out there (Double Dissipation, Tri-X, Vapor-X, PCS+)

Anyway, here's my suggestion

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 93.3 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $69.99 @ NCIX US
Motherboard Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.24 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston Fury Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ Amazon
Storage PNY XLR8 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.99 @ Micro Center
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $359.99 @ NCIX US
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) $359.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $107.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply NZXT HALE90 V2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $139.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $27.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1676.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 13:35 EDT-0400
  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

so this set up you provided me is a better overall setup? I want to ask you this, I have a Sound Blaster x-fi titanium sound card in my present pc which I was planning on using, should I opt to get a motherboard with excellent built in sound or should I go with my Sound Blaster? Also with the memory your saying 8 gig and not 16?

  • 72 months ago
  • 0 points

You can test using the sound card in the new system and decide if you want to use it or not.

For gaming I haven't seen any reason to believe you need more than 8gb, it appears to be the general consensus these days.

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

I am really into my music and sound, I have the best computer 5.1 system ever made. I have the Klipsch Pro media Ultra sound system and have had the entire sub amplifier redone with new components for performance and longevity w/cooling fan installation

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  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

ok got it so what about the sound, should I go with my sound blaster card or get built in

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Stay with it IMO, Have you seen the driver update that came out recently ?

  • 72 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is an option for you: same but different.

CPU: updated Haswell Refresh version to go with the MB. Faster and less $

Cooler: Smaller version of your org. pick and quite capable.

Ram: Changed to 1600 CL9 (from 1866 CL10)

SSD: changed to the EVO from the previous 840 version. Faster and less $

GPU: back to single card but you could go with the CF like Taco suggested. Just make sure you have enough PSU if you do.

Saved a few $ as configured.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $209.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler $61.90 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus H97-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.24 @ Amazon
Memory G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $144.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $134.99 @ Amazon
Storage Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $139.99 @ Newegg
Video Card XFX Radeon R9 290X 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card $479.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $107.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic S12G 650W 80+ Gold Certified ATX Power Supply $91.50 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-N53 802.11a/b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $27.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $19.50 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $19.50 @ Amazon
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_BL 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan $14.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1587.55
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-06-07 21:01 EDT-0400

EDIT: interesting how that all of the parts are from Amazon and Newegg instead of multiple vendors. Not on purpose!

Q: What are your plans with the additional fans?

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