Originally Posted by EmBixio
Thank you for you quick response.
@spikezone2004: Well, I have to be honest, I really considered a kind of water cooling system but I'm quite scared about it...It's only a prejudice I know, but the possibility the liquid leaks off....
Are they worth the risk?
- The CPU: no video editing but I recently read about how some games (and probably more in the future) will take advantage of Hyper Threading...is that true? Is that a bad idea considering that would like to keep my CPU more than two years?
- I'll definitely consider those cooler models.
- Asus, ok but here's another doubt: IPS or not?
- I'll reconsider mouse and keyboard, but I wouldn't like to spend so much money on them...can you suggest me something in the same price category?
- Really like the Z87 Pro, surely mine!
About the Ram, do you consider the TridentX a good purchase? Ripjaws? Corsair?
Finally, how do you choose a power supply? What factors do you consider? Just a methodology question
Ok so I will answer these in order of you asking them.
Games taking advantage of hyperthreading is only a possibility, and probably wont be for another couple years, not worth the initial investment if your not going to even be taking advantage of the extra threads.
For the monitor, your budget, IPS may not be the best option for you. Just your standard Asus, 5ms or less 23" will work perfect. I have 3 24" Asus monitors and they are all still working flawlessly with great picture quality and no dead pixels.
For the mouse and keyboard, the keyboard is fine, I hear good things about it, the mouse, I would pick something like the Roccat Savu or Roccat Kova+. If you want to spend a little extra money, the Steelseries Sensi is apparently fantastic.
For the ram, I really like the G.Skill Sniper and Ares series. Low CAS, lower voltages and low profile so it wont get in the way of any coolers. Apart from the Corsair Vengeance is good aswell as Mushkin Redline series. Also Kingston Hyper X is very good too. Im just not a fan of the massive cooler on the Ripjaws.
When I pick a power supply, I have a bit better understanding of PSU's so its easier for me, but basically I look at how much voltage I need, what I plan on doing with it. Once I figure those things out I look at prices and I pick a couple, then I look at the OEM (the people who actually made the PSU) and see the reviews on it if I like the manufacturer. That Coolermaster you picked is actually made by Seasonic and is quite a good unit. If you plan on going dual gpu's one day I would say get it.
I hope this helps!
As it pertains to AIO watercooling solutions, I dont recommend them unless they have a good warrenty like Corsair units. Corsair says that if the cooler leaks without it being your fault (ie: Lines cut, yanked off, etc) then the cooler, and anything else that the water shorts and kills they will replace. Sure you wont have your system for about a week and a bit, but everything will be covered (probably excluding shipping).Edited by ADHDadditiv - 9/11/13 at 4:29pm