I'm new not only in this forum, but also in custom PC building. I've always wanted to build my computer for myself and now I have the chance to do it.
I'm an electronic dance music producer, so I will be using my rig mainly for that purpose. I want a very quiet yet powerful PC.
I'm kind of a total newbie in this kind of stuff, have learned some stuff reading reviews, forum posts, etc.
After some research, I decided to go either for the Define Mini/R3 or NZXT H2 cases.
So, I have a couple of questions:1.
Is the R3 superior to the Mini in cooling/silence?2.
What about either Mini/R3 against the NZXT H2?
This is a difficult point for me. I can get the H2 in my country for about $120, and I could order the Mini over the web for $170 incl. shipping. ($186 for R3) Aesthetically, I prefer the R3, but the Mini is smaller... and the H2 is cheaper hahah so I'm really confused. I want to know which case is the most silent / best cooling of these three. I've found contradictory opinions on this.3.
Components: I NEED ADVICE HERE.
Right now, I'm planning to get:Processor:
Intel i7 2600kMotherboard:
Gigabyte GA-G1. Sniper M3 Z77Pioneer Blu-Ray drive
(won't be using really often)
and that's about it! haha I know obviously need more stuff, like the power supply, hard drive and RAM memory.
Hard drive I want to get 1 TB or maybe 2.
RAM, 16 gb
So what could you recommend me? Brands, models... keeping silence as a factor.
Also, what about the cooling stuff? CPU cooler + heatsink, fans, etc.
Here are some approximate price ranges that I'd like.
CPU cooler: $50-$150
Fans: $15-$25 each
Hard Drive: $100 -$200
RAM: $200 max for 16 gb
Anything else missing?
I want product recommendations in that price range, keeping very nice performance and silence as major factors.
I really hope you guys can help me out! And excuse me if my english is bad, it's not my native language heheh
Feel free to ask any questions you have.