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 Post subject: Some opinions for a newbie builder please..
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:02 pm 

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I've still got a few bits to get yet, although it's nearly all picked out and the moneys there, i have the case, gpu, cpu cooler (although i think it was a bad choice) I am having second thoughts on the psu.. and I can't decide if the price tag on the dominator platinum RAM is justified.. or which version of windows to get (other than the 64 bit for the free upgrade to win 10) and whether to buy oem or retail or even a recycled copy.. because apparently they do that on amazon!! and for 1/2 the price :?

So any advice?

Case: Fractal R5 w/window (Bought already)
MoBo: Asus Z97-AR
CPU: i7 4790K
Cooler: Zalman ZNPS9900 (Bought already) :? was told the i7 needs am cooling even before oc!
RAM: 16GB Duel Chan. Corsair Dominator Platinum 1866mhz c9
GPU: EVGA GTX 970 SSC ACX 2.0+ (Bought already)
PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 750w :?
O/S: Win 7 or 8.1 64bit / Retail or OEM / :? :?
SSD:... no budget for one yet :roll: but have 3 x hdd i can use for time being!

Monitor: LG 3D TV/monitor 1080p (already own)

It's a gaming pc but also my everyday computer inc vid editing/rendering ect hence the i7 over the i5..

I also want to go with a Water cooling loop when i have the extra money to spend, & eventually SLI GPU's and 2x 1440 Monitors.. which is why i was thinking maybe the 850w psu for an extra £5 for futer proofing :? or am i being silly and 750w will still more than enough for sli and water cooling on a small gaming rig???

Thanks in advance, i should probably post this in the right thread..

 Post subject: Re: Some opinions for a newbie builder please..
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 1:47 pm 

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esxboi37 wrote:
So any advice?

This is SPCR: which are the silence-related questions?

BTW, the only "SPCR-grade" parts are the case and the PSU.


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 Post subject: Re: Some opinions for a newbie builder please..
PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2015 2:11 pm 

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The EVGA card is ok - it's not the quietest overall, but it's pretty quiet and does a good job for cooling.

RAM: tall heatsink RAM is useless and gets in the way. Take a look at G.Skill Ares or similar. I'm assuming you need the 16GB for your video work - don't need it for gaming.

PSU: Your stress load with SLI'ed 970's and no OC is around 420W. Figure heavy gaming load at 360W. The 750W listed would work. So would a 500-600W class beQuiet! Straight Power 10, and many others

mobo: I don't know what the difference is between the -A and -AR boards...I will point out that Asus updated a couple of their boards with USB 3.1, so you might look at those...also be sure to get a board that has the PCI-e 3.0 sockets far enough apart so the two cards can breathe.

1080p Gaming build: i5-4670K, Mugen 4, MSI Z87-G45, MSI GTX 760 2GB Gaming, 8GB 1866 RAM, Samsung Evo 250GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, WD Red 2TB, Samsung DVD burner, Fractal Define R4, Antec True Quiet 140 (2 front + rear) case fans, Seasonic X-560. 35-40W idle, 45-55W video streaming, 170-200W WoW, 200-230W Rift, 318W stress test (Prime95 + Furmark)

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