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Help with a build
02-22-2016, 06:33 PM,
#1
Help with a build
I'm looking to spend 750-1000 including shipping.

The computer will be used for some gaming, ripping/watching movies, very basic photo editing, all MS office products, and VB. I would like it to last at least 5 years.

The games: Neverwinter, Star Wars Old Republic, Sword Coast Legends, DA 3.

Resolution: 1080p.

I have a monitor, ssd, blueray burner, keyboard, mouse, 2.1 speakers, usb headset, and 7.1 headset and OS.

Other info:
Mobo: Asus or gigabyte only and prefer Asus, and must have 4 ram slots.
Need a 3TB and 4TB HDD.
Video card: prefer ATI but it doesn't have to be ATI.
Case: must be screwless, no "door" for the front panel, orange color would be cool. Would like the side load for hard drives and needs to hold at least 4 3.5". And would like to max out the fans.
Need an AC wireless adapter no TP-Link.
A blueray reader would be nice as my burner has trouble playing discs but burns no problem.

I was thinking 16gb ram because it's cheap.

It's a long post so thanks for the help. I have not kept up in the last 5 years so I'm like a noob again.


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02-22-2016, 10:59 PM,
#2
Help with a build
CPU: Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-E/USB3.1 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($117.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($72.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Toshiba 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Toshiba 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.00 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Silencio 652S ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG UH12NS30 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($39.88 @ OutletPC)
Sound Card: Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($29.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master Megaflow 110.0 CFM 200mm Fan ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($4.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Silverstone FN181-BL 100.0 CFM 180mm Fan ($12.83 @ Amazon)
Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller ($29.88 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1061.45
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-22 22:57 EST-0500

This is what I have, not sure what needs to be tweaked as far as low quality, or buying items not needed


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02-23-2016, 03:27 PM,
#3
RE: Help with a build
looks like everyhing will work ok for a last gen cpu and mb.

check out matb's last aricle for the latest gen cpu,mb and memory recommendations and see if the i5/h110/ddr4 combo meets your specs and budget.
http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-...ng-pc-2016

you could do without all of those extra fans and fan controller because the 3 fans tha come with the case would keep hose components cool.

ive no experience with toshiba drives so i cant comment on the speed or reliability but matb has a recent article on hard drives you could check out.

http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-...ober-2015/

good luck
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02-23-2016, 07:45 PM,
#4
Help with a build
Thanks for the reply, I'll look at the link for current gen and try to put something together. Thanks for the advice on the fans and fan control, I was struggling to decide.

I used to have experience with toshiba drives and they worked good. I remember reading an article from a cloud storage company stating that they get the longest life from them. I do normally go western digital but they seemed to have hiked their prices


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02-23-2016, 10:09 PM,
#5
RE: Help with a build
Keep in mind these are NAS drives, running 24x7 but the stats are pretty telling.

https://www.backblaze.com/blog/hard-driv...r-q2-2015/

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CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.7Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G HSF: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mem: 2 x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3 2400 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB + a few spinners
PSU: Seasonic SS-760XP Platinum Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Monitors: 2 x Dell 2007FP 1600x1200
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02-23-2016, 10:20 PM,
#6
Help with a build
Dan that was the site I was thinking of. I guess I had my brands switched up


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02-23-2016, 10:27 PM, (This post was last modified: 02-23-2016, 10:29 PM by Dan-H.)
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RE: Help with a build
My other thoughts in no particular order.

I agree it is worth looking at sixth gen cpus and motherboards, but mostly for a longevity and ongoing availability and opening up DDR4 memory as an option.

edit: really good Z97 motherboards are getting to be low in supply and prices are going up, while equal Z170 motherboards I'm seeing go on sale and are plentiful.

an SSD in 2016 is a must have in my opinion. I like a 500GB boot drive and to store most of my programs and some of my data. The prices keep dropping. The last Samsung EVO 850 500GB that I bought a couple of months ago was $130 and it came with a game I sold on ebay for about $20 net after fees.

Agree with PwnBroker on the fans and the fan controller and a good MoBo will have multiple fan headers to run extra fans and control the speeds.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.7Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G HSF: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mem: 2 x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3 2400 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB + a few spinners
PSU: Seasonic SS-760XP Platinum Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Monitors: 2 x Dell 2007FP 1600x1200
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02-24-2016, 12:02 AM,
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RE: Help with a build
(02-23-2016, 10:20 PM)holygeek_04 Wrote: Dan that was the site I was thinking of. I guess I had my brands switched up

I should have mentioned, I have two Toshiba drives and I've had no issues with them.

Both are 1GB toshiba dt01aca100 3.5" 7200 RPMs and they are quiet and have been doing fine for 2+years these were take-outs of from a prebuilt D E L L desk top.
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.7Ghz Mobo: Gigabyte Z97X Gaming 5 GPU: MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G HSF: Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Mem: 2 x 8GB G.Skill TridentX DDR3 2400 SSD: Samsung 850 Evo 500GB + a few spinners
PSU: Seasonic SS-760XP Platinum Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Monitors: 2 x Dell 2007FP 1600x1200
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02-24-2016, 08:31 AM,
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Help with a build
(02-23-2016, 10:27 PM)Dan-H Wrote: My other thoughts in no particular order.

I agree it is worth looking at sixth gen cpus and motherboards, but mostly for a longevity and ongoing availability and opening up DDR4 memory as an option.

edit: really good Z97 motherboards are getting to be low in supply and prices are going up, while equal Z170 motherboards I'm seeing go on sale and are plentiful.

an SSD in 2016 is a must have in my opinion. I like a 500GB boot drive and to store most of my programs and some of my data. The prices keep dropping. The last Samsung EVO 850 500GB that I bought a couple of months ago was $130 and it came with a game I sold on ebay for about $20 net after fees.

Agree with PwnBroker on the fans and the fan controller and a good MoBo will have multiple fan headers to run extra fans and control the speeds.

Thanks for the tips. I have a smaller size SSD in my current system that I would be moving over for the OS. Was kinda thinking about a M.2 for games.

I'm glad to hear 2 people say no fans and fan control. I will definitely be avoiding that extra cost.


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02-24-2016, 02:42 PM,
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RE: Help with a build
yep and most mb manufacturers have their own software suite to control fan headers, etc.

thanks for the info on toshiba drives, may have to give some a spin, pun intended.

ssd's are nice and im going to try out some of the transcend drives soon. from what im hearing they are very nice budget drives, comparable to some of the higher priced drives.
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