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post #1 of 7
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Thought about having someone build a computer for me but decided to do it myself. Never built one before and thought this would be a good learning experience and save me some money. I have read material and watched videos on how to build one and think I can probably do it. Only concern is getting everything to work properly after it's built. System will allow me to overclock, but I have no experience in that as well. Specs. are as follow:

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular High Performance Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+
ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
COOLER MASTER R4-MFJR-07FK-R1 200mm MegaFlow 200 Silent Fan (needed for 1 missing on top)
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2765-KR GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD256BW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

Not sure what motherboard to get?

Was really hoping someone could help me out with my build and possibly oc. Any comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

-Dirk
post #2 of 7
Hello!
You never put down a price of how much you wanted to spend on the motherboard, so I will give you a couple of options!

$110: MSI Z87M-G43 Cheapest Z87 mobo you can buy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130706
~$135: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128591
~$155: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128592
$200+: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128593
MSI Z87 MPOWER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130691
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131976

Any of these will be great, just pick the one in your price range!
I think that the ~$155 price range has the best bang for the buck out of all of them.
Edited by fishymamba - 8/9/13 at 11:16am
post #3 of 7
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H or ASRock Z87 Extreme6

Would replace the PSU with an XFX PRO 750W XXX Edition on sale for $99

Would replace the memory with G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB 2400MHz on sale for $66.30

Would bump up the CPU Cooler to a Thermalright True Spirit 140 slightly more than the Hyper 212 but much better cooler.

Would also change the two GTX 760's for two AMD Radeon HD 7970's instead, because you can get two @ Newegg for $600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008 Which after overclocked are far superior cards than the 760's.

Also, the WD Black drives are actually slower than their Blue drives now, you can get a WD 1TB Blue drive for $63 @ Amazon.com

Lastly, the 840 Pro is a solid drive, but there are drives that perform as well as them for less money. You can get a SanDisk Extreme SSD 240GB @ Amazon.com for $177 and it performs almost equal with the 840 Pro for much less money.

For overclocking, look here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide/0_30

http://www.overclock.net/t/1398975/official-haswell-owners-thread/0_30

http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-thread/0_30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgNU4YvS8oU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CHs5_TdpXE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6WnHmiIOs
post #4 of 7
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Thanks, I was looking at around $150.00. Will take a look at the ones you mentioned.
post #5 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BiG StroOnZ View Post

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H or ASRock Z87 Extreme6

Would replace the PSU with an XFX PRO 750W XXX Edition on sale for $99

Would replace the memory with G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB 2400MHz on sale for $66.30

Would bump up the CPU Cooler to a Thermalright True Spirit 140 slightly more than the Hyper 212 but much better cooler.

Would also change the two GTX 760's for two AMD Radeon HD 7970's instead, because you can get two @ Newegg for $600: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814202008 Which after overclocked are far superior cards than the 760's.

Also, the WD Black drives are actually slower than their Blue drives now, you can get a WD 1TB Blue drive for $63 @ Amazon.com

Lastly, the 840 Pro is a solid drive, but there are drives that perform as well as them for less money. You can get a SanDisk Extreme SSD 240GB @ Amazon.com for $177 and it performs almost equal with the 840 Pro for much less money.

For overclocking, look here:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1401976/the-gigabyte-z87-haswell-overclocking-oc-guide/0_30

http://www.overclock.net/t/1398975/official-haswell-owners-thread/0_30

http://www.overclock.net/t/1411077/haswell-overclocking-thread/0_30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgNU4YvS8oU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CHs5_TdpXE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ub6WnHmiIOs

I like everything you mentioned except for the gpu. I haven't heard too many good things with AMD and fs9/fsx. I will only be using one gpu. As far as outside flightsim, they are great and wouldn't hesitate a minute on getting one. I didn't know the WD black were slower than the blue, thanks for pointing that out will save me some money. And the SDD, I figured there would be better cheaper and will check them out. The mem sounds good, fs9/fsx can't use more than 1600mhz so I don't think the 2400mhz would be any gain except maybe oc it in other areas. Will also check out the CPU cooler you mentioned. Any ideas on Noctua Nh-D14? Good reviews but more money. Thanks for suggestions and will take a look at the oc guide. Cheers.
post #6 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fishymamba View Post

Hello!
You never put down a price of how much you wanted to spend on the motherboard, so I will give you a couple of options!

$110: MSI Z87M-G43 Cheapest Z87 mobo you can buy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130706
~$135: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-D3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128591
~$155: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130693
GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD3H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128592
$200+: GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128593
MSI Z87 MPOWER http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130691
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z87 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131976

Any of these will be great, just pick the one in your price range!
I think that the ~$155 price range has the best bang for the buck out of all of them.

Yea, thinking around $150.00. Will take a look at those.
post #7 of 7
You want one or two GTX 760 cards?
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
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WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD30EZRX  WD Green WD40EZRX  WD Green WD60EZRX  
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  LG CH12NS30 5x Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Asus PG279Q Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone XTD Laser Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioOtherOther
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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