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$2800 Work/Play Build, all parts ordered, any final suggestions?

kimosabe

62 months ago

$2800 Work/Play Build, all parts ORDERED but I can add stuff and change things if really necessary. Thanks for all the suggestions and new ideas for improvements from the forum. I finally got tired of staying up all night researching all these parts and hit the buy button.

Any final suggestions or gotchas on this one?

I can't decide whether to (1) mirror the 2qty SSHD hybrid drives for safety, (2) or raid 0 them for speed and back up my important data to some online website (3) or keep the hybrid drives separate no raid, and still do online backup uploads daily.

I got the EVGA G2 gold PSU instead of P2 platinum to save money. Both are Tier1. But then I blew the money saved to buy vanity psu sleeved white cable set for $89.

For all vendors, I spent under $10 total for shipping (OutletPc & Newegg). Everyone else had free S&H. Except for all the Phanteks parts at Newegg and a few Amazon items (memory), I got everything no tax and it still came to $2800. I have my own monitors/keyboards.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $583.66
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler Purchased For $65.61
Thermal Compound Gelid Solutions GC-Extreme 3.5g Thermal Paste Purchased For $10.90
Motherboard Asus X99-DELUXE ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard Purchased For $379.99
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory Purchased For $215.00
Storage Samsung 840 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $286.93
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $101.05
Storage Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $101.05
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card Purchased For $569.95
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case Purchased For $107.48
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $170.99
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer Purchased For $18.89
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $69.99
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140HP_WT 88.6 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $16.11
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK_WLED 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan Purchased For $21.48
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F140SP_BK_WLED 82.1 CFM 140mm Fan $21.48 @ Newegg
Other 008 Buna-N O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Black, pack 100 REDUCE Mech. keyboard NOISE Purchased For $2.08
Other 6-Foot High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet 3D Support Purchased For $2.49
Other Sleeved Cable Set for EVGA B2/G2/P2 Power Supply / PSU (White) - EVGA 100-CW-1300-B9 Purchased For $89.99
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available $2835.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-12-10 15:23 EST-0500

Comments

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

You did good but you really don't need thermal paste, the cpu cooler comes with it already and I would have gone with liquid cooling instead of air

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

yes true, actually, the Phanteks included cooler paste was highly reviewed in several tests. I just wanted to have it on hand during the build just in case.

And I'm going to use it on my older pc which I have never added paste to so I decided to buy it. I'm just curious about the GELID since all the testing shows it as top paste dropping temps by huge margins.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

I was vacillating between Liquid cooler versus Phanteks. perhaps I will switch to liquid when I eventually get the 2nd video card in a year.

I saved some cash getting the Phanteks cpu cooler at $65 and it's white to match my whole theme.

I picked white because it's a lot easier to see into a light cabinet than a dark one. This is why kitchen cabinets interior are never stained dark even if the exterior is a dark color.

And of course, yes, I didn't just get it bc it matches - I checked the cooling specs and reviews on it and for an air cooler, it seems to have some pretty awesome specs.

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