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I can't decide what color Fractal Design Define R4 to get

#1mrCubePosted 8/16/2013 9:41:12 AM
I have a thing for white cases, but the black one looks awesome too. I'm going with the windowed version either way.

Also rate this build:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=22628385


Also, anyone know have a recommendation on an air cooler that's not the Hyper 212 Evo, since that's out of stock?
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#2Molt_CcCoyPosted 8/16/2013 9:49:41 AM
Very solid build, I built a similar 4670k +770 build in June and I love it.

Few opinions

-$90 is way too much to spend on 8GB RAM, should be about $60
-While you asked for an air cooler, I will recommend the Cooler Master Siedon 120 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103179) its only $54 (comes with a $30 rebate card right now so its actually cheaper than the 212) and it does a great job cooling for me. I have it in a push pull and my temps (overclocked slightly at 4.0) under gaming load are around 45-50 C. also it looks cool imo


Most of the things you chose will do a great job, you will be very happy
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#3_Marka_Ragnos_Posted 8/16/2013 9:51:14 AM
I have the titanium fractal design r4 case and it's beautiful looking. Looks more traditional and more classy than a white case in my opinion. All opinion though, the fractal r4 cases are awesome.
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#4mrCube(Topic Creator)Posted 8/16/2013 2:44:54 PM(edited)
Yeah, picked out some lower priced RAM. I wish it was still $40 for 8 GB.

Edit: Also considering going for the i7 4770k. I almost always have a VM running, sometimes I run game servers from my desktop also. I dunno that it's totally necessary but I do have the extra money... I'll think about it some more.
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#5rareware101Posted 8/16/2013 9:13:14 PM(edited)
Seems like a great price for the Seidon but I'd still go with an Argon.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2013/01/03/cooler-master-seidon-120m-review/1

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cooling/2013/05/02/silverstone-argon-ar01-review/1

EDIT: I'd go white but that's only because I've had 2 black Defines already :)

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#6NicodimusPosted 8/16/2013 9:21:45 PM
I just got the black one. It's such high quality...I adore it.
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#7Snuckie7Posted 8/16/2013 9:31:46 PM
About the build, these are the changes I would make:

This motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128591

This SSD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147247

And this CPU cooler if you're willing to buy from NCIX
http://us.ncix.com/products/?usaffiliateid=1000031504&sku=80361&vpn=BK017&manufacture=be%20quiet%21&promoid=1195
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#8martiandude806Posted 8/16/2013 9:46:11 PM
I can't recommend the Samsung 840. Too many drawbacks to TLC flash (slow write speeds and shorter lifespan) to make the cost savings worth it, IMO.

The 840 Pro line is where it's at. I have a 512 running my gaming tower, and a 128 inside my MacBook. They're probably the most expensive SSDs you can buy, but I don't feel like you should compromise on the quality of your storage. Spend the extra $50 and have some piece of mind.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192
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#9rareware101Posted 8/16/2013 9:54:01 PM
martiandude806 posted...
I can't recommend the Samsung 840. Too many drawbacks to TLC flash (slow write speeds and shorter lifespan) to make the cost savings worth it, IMO.

The 840 Pro line is where it's at. I have a 512 running my gaming tower, and a 128 inside my MacBook. They're probably the most expensive SSDs you can buy, but I don't feel like you should compromise on the quality of your storage. Spend the extra $50 and have some piece of mind.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192


Rubbish. The higher write speeds are pointless unless you will actually use of them. Once OS, programs and games are installed, how often do home users do huge writes? Practically never. Life cycle is a moot point as any decent SSD will outlast you system by years. The 120gb is slightly inferior to the rest of the range but they're still the drive to buy:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/storage/2013/07/25/samsung-ssd-840-evo-500-750gb-1tb-revie/1
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#10xKYSxPosted 8/16/2013 10:19:21 PM
i picked that case as well for my pc build. it's a sweet case haha.
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