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I don't need a 1TB hd. I don't collect movies, music, or games.
I'm never going ATI again.
I'm not going with any PSU that doesn't have totally module/flat cables. Originally, I wanted to get sleeved cables from Corsair but I don't wanna spend $100 extra.
You can't use a DVD drive with the H440.
I'm not goin 27" (too big).
I don't need a K95...just need a basic keyboard with brown switches (quiet).
As for mobo/RAM, still up in the air.

Oh, and about the EVO, I thought about it, but I'm not skimping on the SSD. 840 Pro > EVO.

Also, keep in mind my build before taxes and S&H is $2654.

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What's another PSU that has all flat cables and is 100% modular?

Also, I re-read the Anandtech review, and Anand seems to be a big fan of the EVO, so I'll think about maybe spending another $80 and goin with the 500GB EVO.

As for mobo, I'd be happy with either the Gigabyte or the Asus. It's just that a HardOCP review of the Gigabyte turned me off a bit, as did another that basically said the same thing (has some immature drivers/BIOS problems). Will need to reread through the reviews.

Concerning ATI, I had driver problems with them (both on my laptop's 7970M and my desktop 4890) in the past, and it turned me off. As much as people want to defend ATI/AMD, the reality is that Nvidia's drivers are far better (cause they've got more $$$ to invest in QA).

EDIT: Oh man, I was checking to see why the Gigabyte has only a 3/5 star rating on NewEgg, and this is the first comment I see when I clicked the 3-star reviews:
"The first thing you need to do is update the BIOS. This isn't really a con, but does need to be done, as other reviews have stated there are issues with shipping BIOS."

Lol...and I checked the Asus afterwards and noticed it also is rated 3-stars. =( Maybe time to check some more boards. It's not like the NewEgg community consists of pro's, but 3-star averages make me suspicious.

I would not buy the Gigabyte board, as far as I am concerned the HardOCP review is right on the money. I have built probably 20-30 builds with that board and everytime I have to go through gigabyte's BIOS a little part inside me dies. I haven't had any 'real' issues so to speak but the board itself just isn't a real pleasure to use. Concerning this discussion over AMD, AMD drivers got a lot of flack a little while back and to some extent it was fair but NVIDIA has had their fair share of issues too, having said that I would probably grab an NVIDIA card as the AMD cards are overpriced due to Bitcoin mining. Between a 780 and a 290x you generally just buy whichever you can find for cheaper.

Also grab the flat cables if you really want but I think you will find after building with them they are not as good as they seem. That might just be my personal opinion though.... but I know at least a few people share it thumb.gif
As was also mentioned RM series power supplies are not the best, I normally love Corsair but their RM line is made to be cheap not to be quality. Seasonic are definitely a better choice
    
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Seasonic is all flat cept the 24pin. That's why I want the RM. I'm neurotic about these sorts of things. I currently have a Seasonic G-series, and that's what really go me to love flat cables...unfortunately it also has a big, ugly 24pin anaconda.
Very understandable, I like the flat cables too. Unfortunately I can't recommend getting one now due to the people selling old product. Maybe in like 2-3 months, but until then, I just cant tell you to get that.
I bet Shilka could help you with this, or twocables.
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The RM650 is the only part I know is not that great quality wise, but I must have those cables...the only other company that I know is using 100% flat is Thermaltake, but I don't wanna spend more on their stuff, and while I know they have improved a lot, I still don't like Thermaltake.

Having said this, I will probably be struck down by the PC gods for going with the RM and have my PSU blow up first week of use.
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The RM650 is the only part I know is not that great quality wise, but I must have those cables...the only other company that I know is using 100% flat is Thermaltake, but I don't wanna spend more on their stuff, and while I know they have improved a lot, I still don't like Thermaltake.

Having said this, I will probably be struck down by the PC gods for going with the RM and have my PSU blow up first week of use.
Buy the AX and get the RM cables? That should work.
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It takes me a bit over my made up limit (3K), but maybe I should go with this bad boy:
http://products.ncix.com/detail/msi-z87-g45-gaming-atx-lga1150-6f-84074.htm
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It takes me a bit over my made up limit (3K), but maybe I should go with this bad boy:
http://products.ncix.com/detail/msi-z87-g45-gaming-atx-lga1150-6f-84074.htm
Thats a good choice, I forget how much is the Asus Z87-pro. That would be the board to spend extra on.
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Have a look at THIS and then use it to price match. NCIX has an explanation of it in their "customer care" section on the website.

I would suggest getting any sort of in-store IPR warranty on the headset as my 2000s cracked where the earpiece connects a few months after purchase.

For the memory I would check ASUS' QVL (qualified vendors list) for the ram. Then your all but guaranteed that it will work at spec.

I would also consider getting some different fans for the cooler. If they're anything like the ones that came on my H100i, they tend to be a bit noisy on startup before the bios starts controlling them.

Only one more thing I promise. I would take the advise as far as monitors go. Let a monitor nerd unthusiast help you get the best one for your money and needs.

Edit: The 2666 ram isn't on the memory list but the 2400 us, link changed.
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The site I use to pricematch is shopbot.ca

About the monitor...what would you recommend?

Thx for the headset advice. I'll take a look at Asus's QVL.
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Thats a good choice, I forget how much is the Asus Z87-pro. That would be the board to spend extra on.

The pro is like $10 more than the MSI. I'll check out reviews.
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Have a look at THIS and then use it to price match. NCIX has an explanation of it in their "customer care" section on the website.

I would suggest getting any sort of in-store IPR warranty on the headset as my 2000s cracked where the earpiece connects a few months after purchase.

For the memory I would check ASUS' QVL (qualified vendors list) for the ram. Then your all but guaranteed that it will work at spec.

I would also consider getting some different fans for the cooler. If they're anything like the ones that came on my H100i, they tend to be a bit noisy on startup before the bios starts controlling them.

Only one more thing I promise. I would take the advise as far as monitors go. Let a monitor nerd unthusiast help you get the best one for your money and needs.
The problem with that is PCPartpicker really doesnt care about the canada database. Which is unfortunate.

Ya the fans on the H110 are crap. Get something like Swiftech Helix 140's are your good to go. Either that or switch all together to the swiftech H220 or 230 and save yourself the $40 minimum on fans. Remember fans add up really really quick. wink.gif
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