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post #1011 of 2533
Ended up ordering coolermaster s524.

I've seen pics of this mobo with that cooler, it doesn't block the pci-e slot. I'll have to see how the back-plate is, fingers crossed!

Not a power-house of a cooler by any means, but by all accounts silent. Will be happy if it can handle a 4.5GHz overclock.
Edited by ilikebeer - 11/30/12 at 7:53pm
post #1012 of 2533
Hello All,

Looking for advice for a soon to be member of the ASRock Z77E-ITX club.

I'm looking to build a small form factor PC (fits in a 30x30x40 cm space) and so far have decided on:

CPU: i5 3750K
MB: ASRock Z77E-ITX
CASE: Silverstone SUGO 05 (450WPSU)
SSD: (Currently researching)

And at later date.
Some decent dedicated Video Card

After that I plan to start to OC so I will upgrade from the stock fan to some kind of water cooling possibly.

As for what I will be using the PC for, pretty much an all purpose machine, gaming, HTPC.

What I am a little worried about is the RAM.
After reading through every post of this thread, I pretty much decided on the 8GB Samsung MV-3V4G3D/US. However I am living in Japan and there are very few stores that sell it while there are quite a few Japan only brands. Even some kits that could give me 16GB for less than $10 more than the Samsung 8GB. I am trying to cut down on costs where I can while leaving room for possible upgrades in the future. The scene in Japan is not as "informative" as NA/EU and it is hard to find benchmarks or stats of parts(Most people just say Works great! instead of giving out numbers...) but if anyone could give me some advice as to what I should be looking for in RAM, I would be really grateful.
I'm currently waiting for my case before I buy the MB,CPU,RAM so i have probably a week or so to research. If I cant really find anything better than the Samsung I will just fall back on it.

**MV-3V4G3D/US 8GB $40~
Other options:
TED316G1600C11DC 16GB $45~
W3U1600HQ-8G 16GB $55~
Corsair CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 16GB $50~
PSD316G1600KH 16GB $50~

Any other suggestions regarding other parts are appreciated!
post #1013 of 2533
RAM is RAM, you don't need to put so much effort into it... i recommend 1.5V, 1600Mhz and CL9. That voltage won't give you any problems with intel specs, you can get higher freq ram but it doesn't make much of a difference. Latency can be lower too but again, ram is ram... you won't notice any difference. Any Gskill ram is good, look into low profile ram if you plan on installing some large cpu-cooler.

For SSD i'd avoid any with sand-force controller, alot of stories of those blue screening. I've had a Crucial m4 that's never crashed or had any issues. You can't go wrong with a Crucial SSD, perhaps the newer gen intel SSD's are also good, but i'd avoid OCZ SSD's.

BTW, Intel HD4000 is more than enough unless you REALLY want to play games. However probably the best bang for your buck if you want a discrete gfx card is the gtx 660ti, as it can overclock to match the gtx 670 (at stock clocks) which itself almost matches the gtx 680.
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First benchmarks position the HD Graphics 4000 (in a fast quad core desktop CPU) on a level with a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT 330M and therefore above the AMD processor graphics Radeon HD 6620G. In our extensive tests with games the HD Graphics 4000 was able to beat the HD 6620G in a fast Core i7-3820QM by about 15%.

http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-HD-Graphics-4000.69168.0.html

I'd also say stay away from water cooling, that's a small case and alot of the water cooling kits are alot louder than air cooling. The pump, rad and fast fan will be very audible above all else in your system.

I like to make a build based on how quiet I want it to be as the most important factor. That metric then means you might decide not to overclock (very fast cpu at stock clocks anyway), so that you can run your fans at a lower speed. Or you might just settle on letting your components run hotter. Also along the same lines... a reference blower gpu is VERY loud, but a gpu that dumps all its heat into the case (although much quieter) means your entire system will be warmer and need faster fans. Like building anything there are trade-offs to consider, best to consider them before you start putting it together so that you are happy with the end result. thumb.gif

Worst case scenario (this is just my opinion) is that you end up with an inconveniently small rig (hard to install the water-cooling, cable manage etc) which is also annoyingly loud. Best case scenario: a quiet, simple rig that is as inconspicuous as it is small. I know because I have built massive rigs, and small ones, and it is easy to start a build and then have it end up not quite right.

My recent itx build (a few hours old!) looks like this, cable mess and all, but it's whisper quiet and I can stack a dozen terabytes of HDD's in there so it truely is a HTPC:


Edited by ilikebeer - 12/1/12 at 7:35am
post #1014 of 2533
You guys think there will be an ASRock motherboard sale around Christmas? I'm going to get this ITX motherboard and I won't have a chance to build it around sometime after Jan 3rd so I figure it'd best wait to see if newegg will have any good sales on the ASRock motherboards...hmmm
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You guys think there will be an ASRock motherboard sale around Christmas? I'm going to get this ITX motherboard and I won't have a chance to build it around sometime after Jan 3rd so I figure it'd best wait to see if newegg will have any good sales on the ASRock motherboards...hmmm
It's possible, cannot be sure though.

Okay people, polls up! Vote for Compact Splash!

http://www.overclock.net/t/1325588/november-2012-mod-of-the-month-poll-up-vote-now
 
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Guy's does anyone know how i can add 3x 3tb 3.5 hard drives and 2 ssd drives since the asrock has only 4 sata ports is it possible
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Guy's does anyone know how i can add 3x 3tb 3.5 hard drives and 2 ssd drives since the asrock has only 4 sata ports is it possible
I would not think so.
 
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I would not think so.

Damn it. Thanks for clearing this up for me. O well when i build a new rig i'll just replace the motherboard i have now and keep the case i have now and make a home server out of it. But it wont be any time soon tho since i have all ready spent over £1,400.00 pounds. In dollars its about $2,242,00 so far i have two os running on it windows 7 and os x lion
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Damn it. Thanks for clearing this up for me. O well when i build a new rig i'll just replace the motherboard i have now and keep the case i have now and make a home server out of it. But it wont be any time soon tho since i have all ready spent over £1,400.00 pounds. In dollars its about $2,242,00 so far i have two os running on it windows 7 and os x lion
I wonder if you could just get a msata to sata adapter cable like this or something http://www.microsatacables.com/msata-to-sata-adapter/#.ULqhZoN9Kqg
 
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I wonder if you could just get a msata to sata adapter cable like this or something http://www.microsatacables.com/msata-to-sata-adapter/#.ULqhZoN9Kqg

This might work. Need to see if anyone has tried this tho
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