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Finalizing build

#1GarquillPosted 10/31/2013 4:59:16 AM(edited)
CPU - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W
PSU - some modular 600w thing
Audio- Sound Blaster Z



Mobo - ASUS Z87-A LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
This has a discount deal with the 4670k and has pretty good ratings so this one seems good



RAM - 4GB (2GBx2) OCZ PC3 12800 DDR3 1600Mhz Memory
This is a leftover from my current build. Would I be able to use it with this mobo and add 2 or 4 more GB in there?



GPU - still deciding between
GTX 780 Ti
R9 290X
GTX 780



Case - Apevia Black X-Jupiter Jr. (5 5.25, 5 3.5 bays) 2 Fans, Window, Front Audio/USB/1394/Temp
Leftover from current build. I think I want a new case instead. What are the benefits of a full vs. mid case? Suggestions?

and thanks to those who have helped in previous topics
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#2KabtheMentatPosted 10/31/2013 5:26:19 AM
Depends on the case, but mostly having a full case means just extra room to play around in, and better cable management options. I believe you need a full case to use some of the higher end CPU cooling options.

And your RAM should be fine.
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#3Flaktrooper123Posted 10/31/2013 5:39:08 AM
If you want to save a little more, instead of a soundcard, you can get motherboard with better onboard sound. If you really that much audiophile though, soundcard is still marginally better.

I don't think you need full tower unless you want to go crazy with 3-4 way SLI/crossfire and using E-ATX mobo. Mid tower is more than enough. Those corsair cases are good.
#4Garquill(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 11:04:13 AM
I forgot to mention that I already own the PSU and sound card
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#5Garquill(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 12:08:20 PM(edited)
I'm looking for mid-size tower suggestions then. I'll see if I find any appealing ones
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#6Garquill(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 1:44:04 PM(edited)
top choice so far: Cooler Master HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233


can I mix and match RAM at all?
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#7Garquill(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 3:00:03 PM
shameful bump
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#8Garquill(Topic Creator)Posted 10/31/2013 5:28:16 PM
very shameful last bump before I start buying things
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