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Any advice/criticism... stuff I forgot in this Intel 4770 build?

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Note, it's all from Amazon.de and is not for overclocking... we will run it stock!
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  • Intel Core i7 4770 Prozessor (3,4GHz, Sockel LGA1150, 8MB Cache) boxed - Intel
  • Asus Z87-A Mainboard Sockel 1150 (ATX, Intel Z87, 4x DDR3 Speicher, HDMI, DVI-D, RJ-45, 6x SATA III, 6x USB 3.0) - Asus
  • Corsair Hydro Series H110 280mm Extreme Performance CPU Wasserkühler (CW-9060014-WW) - Corsair
  • Corsair CC-9011035-WW Obsidian Serie 750D Full-Tower PC-Gehäuse schwarz - Corsair
  • SAPPHIRE R9 290 TRI-X 4GB GDDR5 (UEFI) Grafikkarte - SAPPHIRE
  • G.Skill F3-2400C10D-8GTX Arbeitsspeicher 8GB (2400MHz, 240-polig, 2x 4GB) DDR3-RAM Kit - G.Skill
  • Samsung 840 Pro Series interne SSD-Festplatte 256GB (6,4 cm (2,5 Zoll), 512MB Cache, SATA III) anthrazit - Samsung

We already have a monitor, storage drive, DVD drive, Windows, keyboard/mouse etc... and most important, we already have an Antec TruePower 650w.

Anything you'd swap out, recommend or criticise? Budget is fairly loose.

Cheers smile.gif
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If you're not going to be overclocking, then I recommend getting a good H87 board and also just using Intel's stock cooling so that this build will cost you even less money. I mean, the H110 (or any aftermarket cooler) is only worth the cost if you're overclocking. Otherwise, it's utterly a giant waste of money.

 

You still need a power supply.

 

Excellent choice on the video card. Extremely excellent.

 

How about getting the Samsung 840 EVO instead?

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If you're not going to be overclocking, then I recommend getting a good H87 board and also just using Intel's stock cooling so that this build will cost you even less money. I mean, the H110 (or any aftermarket cooler) is only worth the cost if you're overclocking. Otherwise, it's utterly a giant waste of money.

You still need a power supply.

Excellent choice on the video card. Extremely excellent.

How about getting the Samsung 840 EVO instead?

Yep, that's a good point... although I think maybe a H87 and a single rad cooler, maybe the H80i would be nice. Not a massive fan of the stock fan smile.gif. What's your recommendation for a nice H87 board? I only have experience of Asus personally.

We went for the Pro instead of Evo because the difference was only €60 and he's playing a lot of Arma, which iirc, is quite disk intensive.

For the PSU, I will give him my Antec TruePower 650W for free smile.gif
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Yep, that's a good point... although I think maybe a H87 and a single rad cooler, maybe the H80i would be nice. Not a massive fan of the stock fan smile.gif.

 

If you insist on something other than stock cooling, then go with the cheapest, like the H60. You won't be overclocking, so don't waste your money.

 

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What's your recommendation for a nice H87 board? I only have experience of Asus personally.

 

I don't know, but I would say that you should be safe going with whatever board has all of the features and options and connectivity that you will need.

 

I'm partial to ASUS myself.

 

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We went for the Pro instead of Evo because the difference was only €60 and he's playing a lot of Arma, which iirc, is quite disk intensive.

For the PSU, I will give him my Antec TruePower 650W for free smile.gif

 

You're GIVING it to him? You're awesome!

 

Anyway, I doubt that the difference between the Pro and the EVO would be noticeable, but hey. :)

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post #5 of 13
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If you insist on something other than stock cooling, then go with the cheapest, like the H60. You won't be overclocking, so don't waste your money.

Yep, you're right... OK I will go with the H60 smile.gif
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I don't know, but I would say that you should be safe going with whatever board has all of the features and options and connectivity that you will need. I'm partial to ASUS myself.

The only issue I see is that they seem not to support 2400mhz RAM? At least in the tech specs? Is that right?

I actually think maybe this Z87 board is better... it's cheaper, but seems more suited to stock running:

http://www.amazon.de/Z87-K-Mainboard-Sockel-Intel-Speicher/dp/B00E5YOBV6/ref=sr_1_1?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1396263757&sr=1-1&keywords=Asus+Z87-K

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You're GIVING it to him? You're awesome!

Yeah, I had a problem with my PC once and thought it was the PSU. So I got a Fractal Design Newton R3 600W instead... turns out it was the power circuitry on my motherboard... so I now have it lying around doing nowt.

Anyway, he's a good mate and he gave me the link to a competition where we won press/media passes to GamesCon in Cologne.. so we're flying there tongue.gif Kinda like my "thank you" for him forcing me to enter heh.
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Anyway, I doubt that the difference between the Pro and the EVO would be noticeable, but hey. smile.gif

I too think you're right. Will consider going to the Evo if he says it costs too much... but tbh, the budget is very loose here. Money isn't a concern.
post #6 of 13
It does support 2400Mhz RAM.

2933(O.C.)/2800(O.C.)/2666(O.C.)/2600(O.C.)/2400(O.C.)/2200(O.C.)/2133(O.C.)/2000(O.C.)/1866(O.C.)/1600/1333 MHz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Z87K/#specifications

I'd stick with the Samsung Pro as your main drive. If you ever need more in the future I'd go for the Evo then.
post #7 of 13

No, he's saying that he can't find an H87 board that supports it.

 

Why do you need DDR3-2400?

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post #8 of 13
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No, he's saying that he can't find an H87 board that supports it.

Why do you need DDR3-2400?

Just because I upgraded personally from 1600mhz to 2400mhz and noticed a real difference in games... specifically BF4 just felt more smooth. So, we wanted 8gb of 2400mhz RAM.

Actually, we ordered it already... we had to do it quickly... so it was done.

I took your advice and downgraded the cooler like you said... you're right about it being a waste. Also went for a cheaper Z87 board.

We had to unfortunately switch out the case for a 650d due to delivery problems. But, otherwise all done!
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Just because I upgraded personally from 1600mhz to 2400mhz and noticed a real difference in games... specifically BF4 just felt more smooth. So, we wanted 8gb of 2400mhz RAM.

Actually, we ordered it already... we had to do it quickly... so it was done.

I took your advice and downgraded the cooler like you said... you're right about it being a waste. Also went for a cheaper Z87 board.

We had to unfortunately switch out the case for a 650d due to delivery problems. But, otherwise all done!

 

Wow. That was quick. lol :) Of course, it helps that this isn't the first time you've done this. hehehe

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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
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Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail 
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AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 
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250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Toshiba 3TB P300 
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Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 
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post #10 of 13
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Wow. That was quick. lol smile.gif Of course, it helps that this isn't the first time you've done this. hehehe

Yeah, we had some free delivery things to use by mid-day today! Also, wanted it to arrive this week since both of our girlfriends are going away on business... so we have his flat free for man time.

That means PC building, Fifa, beers and pizza and no angry GF's! biggrin.gif

But, looks to be a solid build... came to €1300 in the end.
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