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#31Dynast_King(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 2:40:35 PM
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#32Dynast_King(Topic Creator)Posted 10/26/2013 3:18:02 PM
gsf4lyfe posted...
Take a look at this TC:

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

-Reliable but still inexpensive PSU to replace the fire hazard you had selected
-Faster, cheaper RAM in dual channel instead of one stick
-Slightly better GPU at a lower cost
-1080p monitor instead of the 1600x900 garbage you had


I found a better PSU and better RAM to go with, but I'll change the GPU. Also, the recommended res for the monitor you have there says 1600x900, so, yeah...
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#33g7g7g7g7Posted 10/26/2013 4:36:31 PM
Dynast_King posted...
gsf4lyfe posted...
Take a look at this TC:

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

-Reliable but still inexpensive PSU to replace the fire hazard you had selected
-Faster, cheaper RAM in dual channel instead of one stick
-Slightly better GPU at a lower cost
-1080p monitor instead of the 1600x900 garbage you had


I found a better PSU and better RAM to go with, but I'll change the GPU. Also, the recommended res for the monitor you have there says 1600x900, so, yeah...


Ignore the "recommended", and go with 1080p, you will thank everybody later.
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#34Vindication123Posted 10/26/2013 8:22:44 PM
What you want to use the PC for and your personal preferences about senses in relation to the PC running are the first steps, the next is the price range.

A good PSU is not so much about the labeling of quality or the manufacture, but materials and safety mechanisms:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/power-supply-psu-review,2916-6.html

Material quality is becoming more important now-a-days...
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#35NicodimusPosted 10/26/2013 8:46:26 PM
g7g7g7g7 posted...
Dynast_King posted...
gsf4lyfe posted...
Take a look at this TC:

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

-Reliable but still inexpensive PSU to replace the fire hazard you had selected
-Faster, cheaper RAM in dual channel instead of one stick
-Slightly better GPU at a lower cost
-1080p monitor instead of the 1600x900 garbage you had


I found a better PSU and better RAM to go with, but I'll change the GPU. Also, the recommended res for the monitor you have there says 1600x900, so, yeah...


Ignore the "recommended", and go with 1080p, you will thank everybody later.


1080p isn't even all that hot any more. We've had it for about 8 years now. Even my old 2005 Dell monitor was 1200p.
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#36gsf4lyfePosted 10/27/2013 8:40:40 AM
Not exactly sure what happened, here's the one with the monitor I meant to select:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TOR6
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#37Dynast_King(Topic Creator)Posted 10/27/2013 8:55:08 AM
gsf4lyfe posted...
Not exactly sure what happened, here's the one with the monitor I meant to select:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/1TOR6


Ah okay. I already ended up finding and buying another monitor but thanks though. Could've saved a few dollars if I went with yours.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008MA9OWA/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

That's what I ended up going with.
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#38MVP_JORPosted 10/27/2013 10:09:14 AM
Color doesn't mater

Get a rosewell redbone case and the 550w or 600w rosewell combo with it.

Get a coolermaster 4 pack 120mm fan pack to mount in the case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103052

Get at least a 23-24 inch monitor 1920X1080

Get some decent bookshelf speakers http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=109&cp_id=10904&cs_id=1090407&p_id=8251&seq=1&format=2

3.5mm to RCA cable http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10218&cs_id=1021815&p_id=5598&seq=1&format=2

T amp http://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PFA400U-100-Watt-Class-T-Amplifier/dp/B0071HZ5RI/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1382892597&sr=8-6&keywords=t+amp

Speaker wire http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10239&cs_id=1023903&p_id=2749&seq=1&format=2

get a 7870 Tahiti LE version (very important) it destroys a 660GTX especially when overclocked with Xtreme G driversand is much cheaper
#39Dynast_King(Topic Creator)Posted 10/27/2013 10:18:51 AM
I forgot to do this but here's what I went with:

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

Got the Sapphire 7870 over the 660 and that was the most generous price I saw for a 7870.

I have speakers already (they were like $20 but they get the job done) and I won't need any for a while. I dropped the 4670k and replaced it with the 4440. Performance-wise, they don't look too drastically different and the 4670k was too expensive. Went with the Corsair CX 430W for the PSU and from what I've seen, that's a good one to go with.

Changed the case also. The other one wasn't stylish enough to justify the fact that it was over $50 with tax and shipping.
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#40DoramiPosted 10/27/2013 11:02:13 AM
The K modifier is for overclocking. If you are changing it to a non-K processor, there are a few things you want to consider:

1. Change the Z87 to a H87 instead. The Z motherboards are for overclocking. Because you are not using a K processory, it's not necessary. Your build otherwise does not need the extra features that are put on Z.

2. Drop the aftermarket cooler. The stock cooler is perfectly fine at stock speeds.
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