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post #21 of 29
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And if you want 5.3GHz, youll want to rip the lid off the CPU and go direct die with a water block.

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my build doesnt need any type of mod to fit.


Welll that build I said would be ok for 5ghz with that heatsink anything else I could do for you?or clarify?
  
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post #22 of 29
Just giving the extreme scenario.

The build outlined is still a great starting point for the tweaker type.
post #23 of 29
Grizzly is my friend from work and I told him to ask here for a build because I know you guys are more up to date than me.

One thing to note is we live in North atlanta meaning we have access to two microcenters so after I talked to him at work I would like to mention he can get the i7 and the board at microcenter.

I then further mentioned that microcenter will price match anything all day and that is where he should go for the case probably since shipping on those are rough.

This is the build I made for him. based upon what you guys recommended of course:

Board & CPU Bundle: MSI Z87-G41 & i7 4770k for $320 USD
Ram Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3-1600 $79 USD (since hes already at microcenter he can price match it to newegg at 79.99)
PSU Corsair hx 850 for $179 USD price matched again
GFX MSI R9 290 $469
Case Haf 935 $ 159 USDI like My HAF case so I suggested it but really I told him he needs to pick his case himself.

Total $1226 + tax (no shipping)

I feel like he can maybe scale back the graphics card too if he wanted to save some cash but I really don't know anything about these new cards.
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post #24 of 29
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Grizzly is my friend from work and I told him to ask here for a build because I know you guys are more up to date than me.

One thing to note is we live in North atlanta meaning we have access to two microcenters so after I talked to him at work I would like to mention he can get the i7 and the board at microcenter.

I then further mentioned that microcenter will price match anything all day and that is where he should go for the case probably since shipping on those are rough.

This is the build I made for him. based upon what you guys recommended of course:

Board & CPU Bundle: MSI Z87-G41 & i7 4770k for $320 USD
Ram Vengeance LP 8GB DDR3-1600 $79 USD (since hes already at microcenter he can price match it to newegg at 79.99)
PSU Corsair hx 850 for $179 USD price matched again
GFX MSI R9 290 $469
Case Haf 935 $ 159 USDI like My HAF case so I suggested it but really I told him he needs to pick his case himself.

Total $1226 + tax (no shipping)

I feel like he can maybe scale back the graphics card too if he wanted to save some cash but I really don't know anything about these new cards.

 

Whoa. He can scale back on the PSU as well unless he's going to overclock and overvolt the 290 to hell and back, or add another 290, etc.

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post #25 of 29
Cky-bam 3@ 290 can run on 600-650W easily. I would get a PSU such as the Coolermaster V700 which is around 120-140 on newegg, if you mind I suggest a case such as the corsair vengeance c70 cases.
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post #26 of 29
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Cky-bam 3@ 290 can run on 600-650W easily. I would get a PSU such as the Coolermaster V700 which is around 120-140 on newegg, if you mind I suggest a case such as the corsair vengeance c70 cases.

 

Even a good 550W PSU would be plenty.

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post #27 of 29
They just dont offer that at the store I mentioned I was trying to give him the grab it all in one go experience because thats the best way to do it imo.

But if you feel that strongly about the v700 maybe he should just order that online from newegg or try to get it at frys since they price match as well?

I am wondering if the gfx card is overkill or not then?
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post #28 of 29
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They just dont offer that at the store I mentioned I was trying to give him the grab it all in one go experience because thats the best way to do it imo.

But if you feel that strongly about the v700 maybe he should just order that online from newegg or try to get it at frys since they price match as well?

I am wondering if the gfx card is overkill or not then?

 

Never! It's possible to have overkill PSU, but not overkill CPU or video card. hehe I'm half serious, but 100% serious about the PSU. It's quite overkill. However, it's not like it cost $250 or soemthing. heh Still, a good 550W PSU could cost only $90.

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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post #29 of 29
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I just wanted to thank everyone again for all the great advice. I'll be starting my build today! And would have more than likely built a less than subpar machine without all your help. Thanks again.
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