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Thread Starter 
So since I pretty much have everything figured out in the way of main hardware, I'm sort of focusing on the little things. Here are a few things I'm looking at:

NZXT Sentry Mix 2
NZXT Hue

The Sentry Mix 2 is a pretty straightforward fan controller with a changeable LED color, and the Hue is a cool little LED strip with infinite color combinations. I would stick to the built-in fan controller, but being able to control all the fans independently is pretty important to me.

The Define R4 only has two 5.25 bays, so I'll have no room for an optical drive, which is fine. I plan on getting an external DVD burner so I can have one available for both my desktop and my laptop. I hardly use CDs/DVDs anymore anyway.

Regarding airflow, I don't plan on purchasing any new case fans. Right now I have a few Noiseblocker PK-3 140mm fans---they'll do just fine for the front intake and rear exhaust. I'll use the stock Define R4 fans for top exhaust.

Also, I noticed that my current CPU fan (Bitfenix Spectre) is the loudest part of my rig, so instead I'll be trying out a pair of Corsair SP120s in push/pull. I'll be getting the quiet PWM edition, of course---I record music now, so silence is pretty important this time around.

Sorry about that, I'm just thinking out loud. I figure this thread is a good place to do that.
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k @ 4.1 Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Asus Radeon 7850 DirectCU II 2x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB (OS & Programs) WD Caviar Black 500GB (Games) Seagate Barracuda 750GB (Files) Corsair H100i with SP120 Quiet Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Technical Preview HP 2311x 23" (Dual Monitors) Logitech MK520 Antec TP-650 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech M310 Asus Xonar DG Blue Yeti USB Mic 
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i7 4770k @ 4.1 Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Asus Radeon 7850 DirectCU II 2x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB (OS & Programs) WD Caviar Black 500GB (Games) Seagate Barracuda 750GB (Files) Corsair H100i with SP120 Quiet Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Technical Preview HP 2311x 23" (Dual Monitors) Logitech MK520 Antec TP-650 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech M310 Asus Xonar DG Blue Yeti USB Mic 
OtherOtherOther
Line 6 POD Studio GX Wacom Bamboo Pen Logitech C910 
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post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
Change of plans: looks like I'm getting everything around the same time, and my specs will be a little different.

The bold items are the ones I've already paid for:

  • CPU: Core i5 4670k
  • Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H
  • RAM: 16gb (2x8gb) Corsair Dominator Platinum DDR3 1600
  • GPU: ASUS Radeon 7850 DirectCU II
  • Case: Fractal Define R4 Window edition
  • CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i w/ SP120 Quiet Fans
  • PSU: Antec TP-650
  • Fans: 3x Noiseblocker PK-3
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k @ 4.1 Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Asus Radeon 7850 DirectCU II 2x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB (OS & Programs) WD Caviar Black 500GB (Games) Seagate Barracuda 750GB (Files) Corsair H100i with SP120 Quiet Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Technical Preview HP 2311x 23" (Dual Monitors) Logitech MK520 Antec TP-650 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech M310 Asus Xonar DG Blue Yeti USB Mic 
OtherOtherOther
Line 6 POD Studio GX Wacom Bamboo Pen Logitech C910 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k @ 4.1 Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Asus Radeon 7850 DirectCU II 2x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB (OS & Programs) WD Caviar Black 500GB (Games) Seagate Barracuda 750GB (Files) Corsair H100i with SP120 Quiet Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Technical Preview HP 2311x 23" (Dual Monitors) Logitech MK520 Antec TP-650 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech M310 Asus Xonar DG Blue Yeti USB Mic 
OtherOtherOther
Line 6 POD Studio GX Wacom Bamboo Pen Logitech C910 
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post #13 of 13
Thread Starter 
Updated the OP with my new specs---sorry for the quadruple post, lol
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k @ 4.1 Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Asus Radeon 7850 DirectCU II 2x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB (OS & Programs) WD Caviar Black 500GB (Games) Seagate Barracuda 750GB (Files) Corsair H100i with SP120 Quiet Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Technical Preview HP 2311x 23" (Dual Monitors) Logitech MK520 Antec TP-650 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech M310 Asus Xonar DG Blue Yeti USB Mic 
OtherOtherOther
Line 6 POD Studio GX Wacom Bamboo Pen Logitech C910 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 4770k @ 4.1 Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H Asus Radeon 7850 DirectCU II 2x8GB Corsair Dominator Platinum 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 830 128GB (OS & Programs) WD Caviar Black 500GB (Games) Seagate Barracuda 750GB (Files) Corsair H100i with SP120 Quiet Fans 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Technical Preview HP 2311x 23" (Dual Monitors) Logitech MK520 Antec TP-650 
CaseMouseAudioOther
Fractal Design Define R4 Logitech M310 Asus Xonar DG Blue Yeti USB Mic 
OtherOtherOther
Line 6 POD Studio GX Wacom Bamboo Pen Logitech C910 
  hide details  
Reply
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