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post #7271 of 10491
Hi Ya guy! i am first time builder. bought the case only (like it the first time see it so buy it right away). this is my build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($197.27 @ TigerDirect)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Cooler Master HAF XB EVO ATX Desktop Case ($79.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($99.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1072.21
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-17 01:57 EST-0500)

i got few question before i purchase them:

1. evga psu, when i check online there is a fan on top of psu should i flip it over so it face down for the fan. Is it ok? or i have to choose different one.

2.Is tiger direct good place to buy? is there a better MOBO that bit cheaper?

3. AND I cant decide to get win7 or win8? if i choose win 7 will all the game later working fine? (win7 pro vs ulti) (win8 vs pro)

4. Gpu: evga vs gigabyte gtx 770 2gb. Can any1 tell be any different which is better? (not sure about unlock/overclock) Might do it in future.
post #7272 of 10491

Welcome to OCN and soon the Club!!

 

1. Yes, flip it over. Most PSU's have the fan on top. You flip it over in the XB so it intakes and exhausts out of the chassis

 

2. That's a very general question that you could get 20 different right answers to. Really depends on taste and your needs. I use Newegg mostly for main components but i don't know of any reason not to use TigerDirect. Alot of people prefer Amazon. There's a ton of other places too. Most cooling/modding places carry alot of ROG boards too.

 

3. Dunno, i use Win7 Personally. Home/Pro/Ultimate shouldn't have any effect on gaming. More Networking and things like that.

 

4. Pretty sure they both make a few versions of most cards. If they're both reference pcb cards, then the cooler's the only real difference if you don't mind overclocking yourself or flashing the bios. If they're custom pcb's, then the specs should tell you. Or search the specific cards for reviews, not just the manufacturer but the actual model

    
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4930k Rampage IV Black Edition w/EK Clean CSQ Block PowerColor 290x BF4 (2 More Coming) G Skill Trident X 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Silverstone Slotload Bluray Burner EK Supremacy Clean CSQ Alphacool XT45 360 XSPC EX360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 240 3 x Phobya NB E-Loops (1600RPM) Alphacool UT60 120 (White Edition) 7 x Gentle Typhoon AP-00 (2150) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15 6 x Phobya G1/4 Inline Temp Sensor Coupler (2 P... Aquacomputer G1/4 High Flow Meter Swiftech MCP35x 
CoolingOSPowerCase
XSPC Photon 170 Reservoir Windows 7 + Linux Antec HCP-1300 Platinum CoolerMaster HAF XB (Modded) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Silverstone FP58 Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Phobya 6 x 16mm Vandal Switch Plate  6 x 16mm Vandal Switches (ModSmart & Lamptron) 
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post #7273 of 10491
OMG hahaha... the XB getting Alot of love biggrin.gif posts like crazy... i woke up and im reading true like 68 posts:thumb:
post #7274 of 10491
Thank for quick reply

ASUS Z87-A vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H MOBO

i read from few forum that newegg service gone down recently? are they have price match to other online store or physical store. i live near microcenter like 15mile. will micro center match price so i can buy most of everything at their place
post #7275 of 10491

Being able to RMA in person 15 minutes down the road is a huge plus for microcenter, along with pricematching.

 

I really don't know enough about either of those mobo's to help you choose, sorry.

 

I don't know if Newegg's service has gone down or just too many people trying to mod their hardware and sending it back within the 30-day return window when they destroy it. But i've gotten some expensive defective items from them lately personally

    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4930k Rampage IV Black Edition w/EK Clean CSQ Block PowerColor 290x BF4 (2 More Coming) G Skill Trident X 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Silverstone Slotload Bluray Burner EK Supremacy Clean CSQ Alphacool XT45 360 XSPC EX360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 240 3 x Phobya NB E-Loops (1600RPM) Alphacool UT60 120 (White Edition) 7 x Gentle Typhoon AP-00 (2150) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15 6 x Phobya G1/4 Inline Temp Sensor Coupler (2 P... Aquacomputer G1/4 High Flow Meter Swiftech MCP35x 
CoolingOSPowerCase
XSPC Photon 170 Reservoir Windows 7 + Linux Antec HCP-1300 Platinum CoolerMaster HAF XB (Modded) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Silverstone FP58 Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Phobya 6 x 16mm Vandal Switch Plate  6 x 16mm Vandal Switches (ModSmart & Lamptron) 
OtherOther
LC Telios Red/Black Fusion, White, & Gray More To Come... 
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4930k Rampage IV Black Edition w/EK Clean CSQ Block PowerColor 290x BF4 (2 More Coming) G Skill Trident X 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Silverstone Slotload Bluray Burner EK Supremacy Clean CSQ Alphacool XT45 360 XSPC EX360 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Alphacool ST30 240 3 x Phobya NB E-Loops (1600RPM) Alphacool UT60 120 (White Edition) 7 x Gentle Typhoon AP-00 (2150) 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
3 x Gentle Typhoon AP-15 6 x Phobya G1/4 Inline Temp Sensor Coupler (2 P... Aquacomputer G1/4 High Flow Meter Swiftech MCP35x 
CoolingOSPowerCase
XSPC Photon 170 Reservoir Windows 7 + Linux Antec HCP-1300 Platinum CoolerMaster HAF XB (Modded) 
OtherOtherOtherOther
Silverstone FP58 Thermaltake Max 5 Duo Phobya 6 x 16mm Vandal Switch Plate  6 x 16mm Vandal Switches (ModSmart & Lamptron) 
OtherOther
LC Telios Red/Black Fusion, White, & Gray More To Come... 
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post #7276 of 10491
i hear gigabyte mobo is good so i ram it down so it can stay around 1000. with os. any suggestion on it plz. Will microcenter pricematch any item? from any online retailer?

recommend any good anti static wristband thing
post #7277 of 10491
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Originally Posted by mtv2004 View Post

Thank for quick reply

ASUS Z87-A vs Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H MOBO

i read from few forum that newegg service gone down recently? are they have price match to other online store or physical store. i live near microcenter like 15mile. will micro center match price so i can buy most of everything at their place

Microcenter will usually have deals going on for cpu mobo combos. Its usually something like if u buy the latest i5 or i7 "k" modle chip you will get ~50$ off on the mobo. You should check and see if your local one runs the same deal, either save some money or use the savings to get a better mobo, more ram etc...
post #7278 of 10491
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Originally Posted by VAMET View Post

Dear Justified


You said earlier that green labeled 1 is 0,5" not 1" wink.gif

Sincerely

Oops, so I did. The bracket is 1". Like I also said before, the XB (Non Evo) is stated as being able to fit a 180mm max PSU into it. I am ASSUMING that their 180 max length is to the end of the PSU bed. I go over the bed edge by an inch... Like myself and others have said, you can go larger than 180mm with the stock bracket, it'll be tight, but with good cable management it is no issue for me at all.

Good luck on your build thumb.gif
post #7279 of 10491
welcome new XB owners.

I have a thermaltake 1200 toughpower at just under 200mm installed in my XB. it is installed with the PSU extension bracket that comes with the case. it was tight when I had my x-dock installed, but it fit. I just had to work at the cable management a little. it was not a hassle in the least, just made me get creative.
post #7280 of 10491

Dear Friends

 

Does anyone of you have a fan Cooler Master Mega Flow 200mm or other 200mm fan mounted on top of HAF XB EVO or nonEVO?

Is it true that only a fan Cooler Master Mega Flow 200mm as the only fit into that case and others are not compatible?

I would be grateful for images.

 

Sincerely

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