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#11kyte97(Topic Creator)Posted 6/16/2014 7:17:20 AM
Shub posted...
To your first question, it's just silly to limit your future upgrade options on purpose by getting a MicroATX motherboard. People get MicroATX motherboards because they want a smaller PC or they just don't care about upgradability and any motherboard will do the job. If you want a MicroATX case, then a MicroATX motherboard is justified and you should get a MicroATX case. Otherwise, an ATX motherboard should be your only choice.

To your second question, yes, though you'll probably want to do a clean install of the OS onto the SSD.


Ah that makes sense.

Thanks for the help
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#12DragnfyrPosted 6/16/2014 7:28:09 AM
If you're buying a new OS get Windows 8.1.
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#13kyte97(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2014 2:24:19 AM
I don't know, I'm not really feeling the weird touch screen oriented start menu for 8.1, so I might stick with 7.

For the motherboard I was thinking an Asus Z97-K, would that suffice? I'm not really planning on overclocking.

Also, I'm still open to headset suggestions
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#14ClouddxPosted 6/17/2014 3:55:07 AM(edited)
W/E you do, do not get Turtle Beach headsets. They're terrible in many ways.

These(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/607704-REG/Grado_SR_60I_SR60i_Dynamic_Open_Air_Stereo.html) with a clip on or desktop mic will do you much better.

Those go for 150+ on amazon, so 79.99 is a great deal.

kyte97 posted...
I don't know, I'm not really feeling the weird touch screen oriented start menu for 8.1, so I might stick with 7.


The great thing about PC gaming is you can modify pretty much anything. So you can get a start menu like W7 on W8.
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#15VmodePosted 6/17/2014 4:25:42 AM
kyte97 posted...
I don't know, I'm not really feeling the weird touch screen oriented start menu for 8.1, so I might stick with 7.


I'm in the same situation as you. I'm picking together a new PC and I decided to go with Windows 7. Mostly because I know my old stuff will work on it, I can get it cheep and what I've tried of Windows 8 I didn't like..

It'll also make it easier for me to motivate myself to get Windows 9 when that hits :-)

For the motherboard I was thinking an Asus Z97-K, would that suffice? I'm not really planning on overclocking.


I'd say go with the ASUS Z97-A. It's basically that same as the old Z87-A (which seems to be quite popular) with some minor upgrades at no extra charge.

You can do a spec comparison here: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Intel_Platform_Products/

If I may ask, why did you decide to go with the i5-4460? Everyone I know seems to be getting either the i5-4670K or i7-4770K.
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#16kyte97(Topic Creator)Posted 6/17/2014 5:35:23 AM
Clouddx posted...

These(http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/607704-REG/Grado_SR_60I_SR60i_Dynamic_Open_Air_Stereo.html) with a clip on or desktop mic will do you much better.

Those go for 150+ on amazon, so 79.99 is a great deal.


I can't seem to find that particular one in Australia at that cost :\

So Turtle Beach is a bad choice? Should I just go with a Logitech headset?


Vmode posted...

I'd say go with the ASUS Z97-A. It's basically that same as the old Z87-A (which seems to be quite popular) with some minor upgrades at no extra charge.

You can do a spec comparison here: http://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/Intel_Platform_Products/

If I may ask, why did you decide to go with the i5-4460? Everyone I know seems to be getting either the i5-4670K or i7-4770K.


Cost mostly. The 4670K is $60 more that the 4460. Same with the Z97-A, unless there's big need to, I'd rather keep the cost down.
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#17ClouddxPosted 6/17/2014 11:01:50 PM(edited)
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Turtle Beach is just bad; the sound quality on their headsets are crap, and the build quality is even worse. If you want a quality pair of phones stay far far away from them.

Logitech is much better as far as build quality is concerned, but it still lacks the sound quality that a good pair of headphones produce. You can also check out Corsair brand headsets, they're pretty good.

I would say your best bet is to check this list out: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-4-17-2014-akg-k612-and-k712-pro-added-edits
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#18kyte97(Topic Creator)Posted 6/18/2014 7:36:57 AM
I might actually get a pair of Corsairs, they're right into my budget, thanks for the advice
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#19it_r_over9000Posted 6/18/2014 7:54:14 AM
As far as mouse goes, the Deathadder and G400S both have great sensors. Of course the Deathadder is a Razer product and isn't known for longterm reliability. I would recommend the G400S as a user of that mouse.
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