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#1 Fusion84

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 10:37 PM

So I am looking at a new build in the next few weeks and any advice or suggestions would be great. 

This pc is primarily for gaming but I use it for everything and extra head room and future upgradability is something I want. I realize this is very similar to other builds however making this thing quiet is a priority to me and any advice in that regarded would be welcome.

Future possible upgrades: sli graphics, sound card, 3 hdd in raid and whatever I can think of...

 Intel Core i5 3570K.                                                              $233.00

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked.          $559.00    

ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard.                             $165.00    

 Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3.                  $92.00

Samsung 830 Series 256GB SSD                                  $205.00

Corsair TX-750M Modular Power Supply.                      $159.00

Corsair Graphite 600TM Mesh Window Case.              $179.00

Noctua  NH-D14 CPU Cooler.                                            $84.00

Microsoft Windows 8 64bit OEM.                                     $99.00   

                                                                           Total:  AU$1771.00

 All prices are from www.pccasegear.com/index.php in Australia and seem to be reasonable. 

I went with 16gb memory because the 8gb low profile dose not seem to be compatible according to the ASRock web site.

Advice or suggestions would be great and I thank you for your time.
 
 
    

#2 Stonerboy779

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:16 PM

Looking good already wouldnt really change it. Maybe concider the extreme 4 vs the extreme 6 mobo and just weigh up the difference in features and i suggest this PSU instead. http://www.pccasegea...oducts_id=15350

Prefer Silverstone over Corsair myself and you'll save a few dollars and still have modular cables and a very quiet fan and small size.

Final thing are you sure you want to go with windows 8 and not 7?

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#3 Fusion84

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:15 AM

Yeah I have been considering the Silverstone psu but decided on the corsair in the end. And when it comes to windows 7 or 8 I am not sure at all but I do like the UI and figure an compatability issues will be sorted out pretty quickly...

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:27 AM

Hi Fusion,


There might be some creaking from the 600t if you use the window panel, the mesh panel doesn't do that shit though. Also, don't you need a storage drive? 256Gb is nothing.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

I would go with this GPU instead

https://www.pccasege...oducts_id=20456

It is a tad quieter than the gigabyte card without loosing any performance and the black heatsink with the black brushed aluminium back plate would look really nice in your case. Granted it is a tad more expensive, but it is only 6 bucks :dunno: .

Seasonic is the OEM for most of the corsair power supplies. If I am not mistaken, https://www.pccasege...oducts_id=19011 this is the same PSU that corsair uses for their tx750M . Someone can correct me on that, but even if it is not the exact same one, it is essentially the same product for 5 bucks less.


This part is totally up to you, but if you are looking for a dead silent build, https://www.pccasege...oducts_id=21166 this is the case you want. If you want to show off your build, you can even get the side window https://www.pccasege...oducts_id=21928 .


Lastly, I am going to agree with stonerboy and suggest that you go with the asrock extreme 4. The only major difference I see between the 4 and the 6 is the USB 3.0 expansion port which you really don't need so long as you get a case that has usb 3.0.

The ram you chose is fine. I don't know if you can get samsung memory in australia, but if at all possible, try and get some samsung low profile memory instead.

#6 Fusion84

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

Hi all

I really like the look and functions of the 600t so il probably stick with it. I don't care about showing of the build so the mesh is fine and if cooling will allow and I still want to cut down on noise I will be covering the side panel with some sort of noise reducing material.

For storage I plan to get 3 hdd in raid 5 somewhere down the line but for the moment I just want to get the thing going and I have some externals if I need them.

GPU looks good and if it is quieter il go with it. Good point about the extreme 4 cheaper is good. Il look into the pcu but $5 isn't a big deal. And I haven't seen Samsung memory in Australia but I will have a look around.

Sounds like I'm on the right track and will putting the order in next week. Thanks for the advice 

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:01 AM

Yeah the 600t looks sexy, almost picked one up this week but went for a Phantom instead.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:13 AM

Can I ask, why RAID?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:17 PM

I had a hard drive fail once and lost some important data. So I want to have a back up without having to back up ; )