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Silent Workstation/4K Gaming Build (<$5000 CAD)

CajunAzn
  • 72 months ago

Hi, I looked at a few other similar builds for silent, high-end workstation/gaming tower and put together this preliminary build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $387.98 @ Newegg Canada
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $119.99 @ Memory Express
Motherboard Asus Z97-DELUXE(NFC&WLC) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $429.99 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory $486.98 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $419.99 @ NCIX
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $489.00 @ Canada Computers
Storage Seagate 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $209.99 @ Memory Express
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card $1674.55 @ Newegg Canada
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply Corsair RM 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $204.98 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Memory Express
Case Fan Noctua NF-F12 PWM 55.0 CFM 120mm Fan $29.99 @ Memory Express
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $4753.37

I chose desktop components over workstation components since they offered better price/performance ratios and my video editing will generally not be 4K, while my gaming will be.

Another consideration was I wanted something pretty compact and silent so I chose the H440 case. I've read about airflow problems with this case, so I decided to replace all case and radiator fans with high static pressure Noctua NF-F12s. Most other components were all chosen with good performance/noise ratios in mind.

As for radiator/fan positioning, I am planning on mounting the R9 295x2 radiator on the back exhaust in a push/pull configuration and the H110 radiator on the top exhaust with 3 front panel fans as intake.

If anyone has any recommendations for better parts or an improved cooling arrangement please let me know. Any input is greatly appreciated.

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