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#386275 - 11/28/12 01:49 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7047
Loc: Canada
Originally Posted By: Powertothepeople
Originally Posted By: fredk
Wow, that's a lotta video card. With that glowing logo on the top edge does it double as a batman skylight at night?


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It is pretty bright, Fred. And you just love the flashy lights smile. Given the cost of the GPU (it's really two), a Batman or Batwoman should come with.


Maybe if you point it out the window, turn it on and put a little catnip out Catwoman will show up tonight
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#401616 - 03/03/14 08:48 AM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: fredk]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4079
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Hey Wheelz!

I'm looking to trim some fat off this build. Maybe shed $100 or even $200 with different parts. Also, what would you recommend for cooling?

1 x Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 6MB Cache Retail
1 x ASUS Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 DVI HDMI Motherboard
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 Memory
1 x ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 1075MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
1 x Corsair Carbide Series 300R Window Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU
1 x Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ES 600W Power Supply ATX 24PIN 120mm Fan 42A 80+ Black
1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit English
1 x Plextor 128GB SSD M5 Pro Xtreme 2.5 SATA3 6GB/S Mounting BRACKET/SOFTWARE
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x LG WH16NS40 16x Blu-Ray Writer BD-R SATA M-DISC Support Black OEM

Thanks bro!
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#401646 - 03/04/14 07:56 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4829
Loc: western canada
I'm also using the Intel Core i series (unlocked version...specs are posted in another thread), and i purchased the Corsair H80 cooler for it.
DAMN silent and easy install. It should fit easy into that Corsair case.
Worth every penny IMO but won't shed $$ from your present cost list. The Coolermaster Hyper 212 i believe is still one of top budget coolers out there for $30
http://www.coolermaster.com/cooling/cpu-air-cooler/hyper-212-plus/
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#401648 - 03/04/14 08:56 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: BlueJays1]
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1194
Loc: Whitehorse YT
Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
Hey Wheelz!

I'm looking to trim some fat off this build. Maybe shed $100 or even $200 with different parts. Also, what would you recommend for cooling?

1 x Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 6MB Cache Retail
1 x ASUS Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 DVI HDMI Motherboard
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 Memory
1 x ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 1075MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
1 x Corsair Carbide Series 300R Window Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU
1 x Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ES 600W Power Supply ATX 24PIN 120mm Fan 42A 80+ Black
1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit English
1 x Plextor 128GB SSD M5 Pro Xtreme 2.5 SATA3 6GB/S Mounting BRACKET/SOFTWARE
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x LG WH16NS40 16x Blu-Ray Writer BD-R SATA M-DISC Support Black OEM

Thanks bro!





BlueJay , what are your plans for this. Is it strictly ripping and processing or is it htpc duties. I would not change anything you have there though depending on what you are doing with it you may be able to save on the video card. I say save some more sheckles and do it right.

I am using a similar case Carbide 500R, with no window. If this is HTPC I would recommend a quieter power supply. I cheaped out and now I am going to get a BeQueit Dark Power. In my main PC I have a Thermaltake TR2 and its dead quiet , much quieter than the EVGA I bought. As for the the CPU cooler I recommend the Arctic Cooling A30 this had great test reviews and works awesome.
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#401720 - 03/07/14 09:34 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4079
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
I ended up spending a little more.

Changes to the build include a GTX 770, Corsair 500R (in black), Corsair H80i and a Seasonic G series 650W power supply.

Thanks for your help.
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#401749 - 03/08/14 12:16 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Socketman]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4829
Loc: western canada
Originally Posted By: Socketman
I would recommend a quieter power supply. I cheaped out and now I am going to get a BeQueit Dark Power.


I agree with this. I bought a Seasonic X Series 750W KM2 80PLUS Gold Fully Modular w/ Hybrid Fan. The fan only turns on when the PSU gets over a certain load so during most times aside from gaming, the fan is off.
The loudest component in my system is a 20cm Bitfenix case fan (i replaced the horribly loud Corsair case fans). I'm still looking at ways to reduce the noise for it as well (i believe my system sounds slightly louder than my old one solely because of this case fan).

My idea is to move the case fan from the top of the tower to the front intake, then add 'loose' sound dampening material to the top grille area closing in the case a bit more.
If that doesn't work, i might go looking for a different fan controller (possibly even just software). Presently the Corsair Graphite case has a fan controller knob and i've got it turned down to nothing (but it apparently only lowers the fan output to 30% so you cannot go down to 0% power understandably).
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#401762 - 03/08/14 02:51 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
Socketman Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
Posts: 1194
Loc: Whitehorse YT
When I built my movie server I lined it with Extreme BQuiet automotive sound deadner. I did not do any before an after measurements as far as db but it did noticeable reduce noise.
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#401770 - 03/08/14 04:42 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4829
Loc: western canada
In my circumstance i have an open grille at the top of the case so sound easily travels out of the interior.
I'm just going to block that top grille and move the fan. Theoretically it should reduce the sound to my ears even though the fan relocated will make the same sound inside the case.

The material i'm going to use is that dense, ridged packing foam but i have also setup to line the case interior with the thinner 'computer' based (sticky back) stuff as well.



Edited by chesseroo (03/08/14 04:44 PM)
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#401856 - 03/11/14 05:46 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: BlueJays1]
Da_Gimp_Pimp Offline
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Registered: 06/23/07
Posts: 4022
Loc: Sitting down somewhere
Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
Hey Wheelz!

I'm looking to trim some fat off this build. Maybe shed $100 or even $200 with different parts. Also, what would you recommend for cooling?

1 x Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 6MB Cache Retail
1 x ASUS Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 DVI HDMI Motherboard
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 Memory
1 x ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 1075MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
1 x Corsair Carbide Series 300R Window Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU
1 x Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ES 600W Power Supply ATX 24PIN 120mm Fan 42A 80+ Black
1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit English
1 x Plextor 128GB SSD M5 Pro Xtreme 2.5 SATA3 6GB/S Mounting BRACKET/SOFTWARE
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x LG WH16NS40 16x Blu-Ray Writer BD-R SATA M-DISC Support Black OEM

Thanks bro!


Sorry I missed your post, dude. I overstayed my welcome so I'm not around here much anymore. That's a wicked system! Enjoy!
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#401878 - 03/13/14 03:49 PM Re: My new personalized PC build. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
BlueJays1 Offline
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Registered: 09/19/08
Posts: 4079
Loc: Porch,enjoying Bombay Sapphire
Originally Posted By: Da_Gimp_Pimp
Originally Posted By: BlueJays1
Hey Wheelz!

I'm looking to trim some fat off this build. Maybe shed $100 or even $200 with different parts. Also, what would you recommend for cooling?

1 x Intel Core i5 4670K Unlocked Quad Core 3.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 6MB Cache Retail
1 x ASUS Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Z87 DDR3 3PCI-E16 4PCI-E1 CrossFireX/SLI SATA3 USB3.0 DVI HDMI Motherboard
1 x G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL9-10-9-28 Memory
1 x ASUS GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 1075MHZ 2GB 6.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
1 x Corsair Carbide Series 300R Window Black Gaming Case ATX 3X5.25 4X3.5 Front USB Audio No PSU
1 x Silverstone Strider Essential ST60F-ES 600W Power Supply ATX 24PIN 120mm Fan 42A 80+ Black
1 x Microsoft Windows 8.1 64Bit English
1 x Plextor 128GB SSD M5 Pro Xtreme 2.5 SATA3 6GB/S Mounting BRACKET/SOFTWARE
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x LG WH16NS40 16x Blu-Ray Writer BD-R SATA M-DISC Support Black OEM

Thanks bro!


Sorry I missed your post, dude. I overstayed my welcome so I'm not around here much anymore. That's a wicked system! Enjoy!


I ended up moving to a larger case (500R) because I wanted added room for H80i. Went a step up to the GTX 770 instead of the 760. Also went to the 1TB WD Black instead of Blue.

Tech support emailed to tell me the Seasonic 650W power supply was out of stock. I could have waited four to five days or change it out. I chose the Seasonic 750W, hybrid, fully modular power supply instead.

I am confident these parts will run in excellent harmony. Now its time to hope all the parts arrive in good condition... then the fun really begins.
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