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Hi guys, Any build advice?

#1MelvinSmileyPosted 9/3/2013 5:50:12 PM
This is the build I've come up with, it will be my second build, up from my i7 920 SLI 460's.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1zIDn

Any advice is much appreciated.

I'm going a 760 until the 800 series comes out where I'll go the 70 or 80 version.

I'm not in the states so this rig is costing about $2274 AUD. :(

Cheers.
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#22Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/3/2013 5:53:34 PM(edited)
You could save ~60 USD by getting a cheaper power supply. If you really want 80 Plus Platinum you can but it really isn't necessary compared to a Corsair TX/HX 750W which are Bronze/Gold respectively.

You could also save money by getting an i5 over an i7 if you're only going to be gaming.
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#3Sergei_DukanovPosted 9/3/2013 5:53:12 PM
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#4ShubPosted 9/3/2013 5:59:13 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
You could save ~60 USD by getting a cheaper power supply. If you really want 80 Plus Platinum you can but it really isn't necessary compared to a Corsair TX/HX 750W which are Bronze/Gold respectively.


I have to agree there. 80 Plus Platinum is not worth the premium as it seldom translates into saving enough on your power bill to make up for its cost, unless you use the PSU at high loads consistently.

Anyway, here are a few cost-saving opportunities:
- Skip the i7-4770K unless you're going to make use of that Hyper-Threading
- Definitely get a cheaper motherboard
- Start with 8 GB of RAM, you can always add another 8 GB if you ever feel the need
- Consider not getting a 2 TB HDD -- that WD2002FAEX is rather expensive
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#5SolarityPosted 9/3/2013 7:41:18 PM
Get an i5 4670K, a cheaper motherboard, and 8gb of RAM and take the savings and get a 770
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#6MelvinSmiley(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 8:43:32 PM
Shub posted...
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
You could save ~60 USD by getting a cheaper power supply. If you really want 80 Plus Platinum you can but it really isn't necessary compared to a Corsair TX/HX 750W which are Bronze/Gold respectively.


I have to agree there. 80 Plus Platinum is not worth the premium as it seldom translates into saving enough on your power bill to make up for its cost, unless you use the PSU at high loads consistently.

Anyway, here are a few cost-saving opportunities:
- Skip the i7-4770K unless you're going to make use of that Hyper-Threading
- Definitely get a cheaper motherboard
- Start with 8 GB of RAM, you can always add another 8 GB if you ever feel the need
- Consider not getting a 2 TB HDD -- that WD2002FAEX is rather expensive


I don't mind cutting back on the HDD, Should I look at a Blue or Green? Or just get a smaller black?

Do you have a recommendation for another motherboard? I'm a bit filthy that one doesn't have WiFi.

I have a 1tb now which is nearly full plus a 4TB external.

My machine will mainly be used to for gaming, I'm looking at streaming in the near future also. Which is why I considered the 4770k

Solarity posted...
Get an i5 4670K, a cheaper motherboard, and 8gb of RAM and take the savings and get a 770


I'm not looking for a 770 at the moment, I'm wasn't impressed with the performance and I would like to wait for the 800 Series. I am looking at dropping the ram down to 8gb though.

Thanks for the suggestions so far guys.
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#72Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/3/2013 8:53:31 PM
I would go with a WD Blue. You won't really notice much difference in speed. As for the motherboard you do want one with built in wifi?
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#8MelvinSmiley(Topic Creator)Posted 9/3/2013 8:59:02 PM
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
I would go with a WD Blue. You won't really notice much difference in speed. As for the motherboard you do want one with built in wifi?


Well I wouldn't be using WiFi on it, but it would be a nice feature to have just in case I ever need it, but not a deal breaker.
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#92Dhas_a_MIGRANEPosted 9/3/2013 9:04:34 PM
MelvinSmiley posted...
2Dhas_a_MIGRANE posted...
I would go with a WD Blue. You won't really notice much difference in speed. As for the motherboard you do want one with built in wifi?


Well I wouldn't be using WiFi on it, but it would be a nice feature to have just in case I ever need it, but not a deal breaker.


I would suggest getting a motherboard without wifi and getting an adapter if you find you need it later. This motherboard is what I would suggest.

http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=84042&promoid=1153
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