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So, I'll be building a new rig mostly for gaming and coding. I've got an idea of what parts I want, however I need your opinion since I need to get the best parts possible, for my budget. The color scheme will be black and white, so I'd rather stick to it whenever possible. As for stores/prices, I'm from Europe and will be buying locally only. Therefore, try to be "lenient" with prices since I'll probably be going way over budget otherwise.

Specs I've got in mind:

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K
CPU Cooler: Phanteks PH-TC12DX (White)
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H
RAM: Corsair Vengeance Pro Silver 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 PC3-17100C9 2133MHz Dual Channel (CMY8GX3M2B2133C9)
VGA: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Direct CU II OC 3072MB GDDR5
SSD: Samsung 256GB SSD 840 PRO SATA 6Gb/s Basic - (MZ-7PD256BW)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (WD1002FAEX)
Fans: 120mm (x2) - NZXT FZ120 (White LED) & 140mm (x3) - NZXT FZ140 (White LED)
Case LED Lighting: NZXT Sleeved LED Kit (White)

Parts I already own:

PSU: Corsair HX1000
Case: Thermaltake Xaser VI (VG4000BWS)
HDD (Additional): Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB SATA 3Gb/s 16MB Cache
Optical Drive: LG GH22NS50
Wireless Network Card: Linksys WMP300N

Would appreciate it if you guys could help me pick out all the parts!
Edited by RoarGasm - 10/12/13 at 3:16am
post #2 of 41
How about a new PSU as well what you have is old and its two 500 watts smacked together

Its overkill its old its inefficient and i have seen a lot of HX1000 die the last few weeks

As for a motherboard i would pick either a Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H or a UD4H
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post #3 of 41
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Planning to keep the PSU since it will allow me to spend more on other parts.

The motherboards look great, however I'm just wondering. Are motherboards mostly priced on the number of slots they provide? As for their color scheme, would prefer if there is one which is just plain black, if possible.

Thanks for the suggestion!
post #4 of 41
You do know your PSU is a huge money burner right?

And you cant get anything thats plain black only board i know is the MSI Big Bang XPower II

Or the new Rampage IV Black Edition but both are X79 boards
Edited by shilka - 10/9/13 at 6:31am
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post #5 of 41
Well, the Asus Sabertooth Z87 is prettty close to all black with the thermal armor on. Other than that, there's not anything I can think of.
post #6 of 41
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

You do know your PSU is a huge money burner right?

And you cant get anything thats plain black only board i know is the MSI Big Bang XPower II

Or the new Rampage IV Black Edition but both are X79 boards

Are you saying that the PSU is extremely inefficient when compared to possibly newer ones that I can get?

As for the motherboard, if the overall PCB is black it should be fine for me. However I'm just wondering, should I look for a motherboard without on-board graphics and maybe less slots, or are the cheaper ones not as powerful as the UD4H?
Edited by RoarGasm - 10/9/13 at 6:48am
post #7 of 41
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Well, the Asus Sabertooth Z87 is prettty close to all black with the thermal armor on. Other than that, there's not anything I can think of.

Was actually considering the Sabertooth, however I'm not sure if I'll run into problems due to its design, especially since it will be paired with a Phanteks heatsink, which is huge.
post #8 of 41
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Originally Posted by RoarGasm View Post

Are you saying that the PSU is extremely inefficient when compared to possibly newer ones that I can get?

As for the motherboard, if the overall PCB is black it should be fine for me. However I'm just wondering, should I look for a motherboard without on-board graphics and maybe less slots, or are the cheaper ones not as powerful as the UD4H?

its only rated 80 plus and its overkill so you would be lucky if you got above 70-75% efficiency out of it

If we compare it to the 90-94% you can get with a new PSU that fit your power needs

So yes you could save at least 10-15% on your power bill

Also as i said a lot of HX1000´s has died lately it is a 5-6 year old PSU

Also the graphics is not on the motherboad but on the CPU

So you cant get a motherboard without DVI-VGI-HDMI ports they dont exist as far as i know
Edited by shilka - 10/9/13 at 7:11am
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post #9 of 41
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

its only rated 80 plus and its overkill so you would be lucky if you got above 70-75% efficiency out of it

If we compare it to the 90-94% you can get with a new PSU that fit your power needs

So yes you could save at least 10-15% on your power bill

Also as i said a lot of HX1000´s has died lately it is a 5-6 year old PSU

Also the graphics is not on the motherboad but on the CPU

So you cant get a motherboard without DVI-VGI-HDMI ports they dont exist as far as i know

Thanks for the explanation. If my overall budget allows me to, I'll be asking for suggestions regarding a new PSU in this thread. Let's see how it goes first.

As for the motherboard, my current one doesn't have any graphics ports, but its a socket 775 so things are probably very different now. Anyway the UD4H looks great, I'll most probably be getting it.

All I need now is to finish choosing the rest of the parts, maybe I can fit in a new PSU.

On another note: I need reputation to be able to sell my current parts right?
post #10 of 41
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Originally Posted by RoarGasm View Post

Thanks for the explanation. If my overall budget allows me to, I'll be asking for suggestions regarding a new PSU in this thread. Let's see how it goes first.

As for the motherboard, my current one doesn't have any graphics ports, but its a socket 775 so things are probably very different now. Anyway the UD4H looks great, I'll most probably be getting it.

All I need now is to finish choosing the rest of the parts, maybe I can fit in a new PSU.

On another note: I need reputation to be able to sell my current parts right?

Yes you need 25 rep to be able to enter the marketplace

The reason why there is a built in video card in the CPU is CPU die has become so small that they can fit a video card in without any problems

Not the fastest video in thw world but even last gen Ivy is more then powerfull enough to watch HD video on

So for anyone that afford a video card or dont have the need can just use the video in the CPU to do the job

The old LGA 775 sutff was before all that

If you want a cheap but not too cheap PSU you sould get a Seasonic G 550 watts you dont need more if you only have one video card

Unless you want to overvolt your GTX 780 for that you need a little more something like say a HighPower Astrop PT 600/700 watts

Also note that hte cooler you picked is so big it hangs over the RAM slots so you cant have tall RAM

So either get another cooler or find low RAM
Edited by shilka - 10/9/13 at 7:23am
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