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The Seasonic M12II PSU you orderd is very well known for being loud.
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post #22 of 53
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So, after much research and going back & forth on a lot of things, I think I might have my final list. I decided to go to a 4790K as I do some occasional audio/video converting, occasionally play WoW and it doesn't hurt in terms of future proofing. I know many people will disagree with this decision and recommend a i5-4690K but it's only an $80 difference and budget isn't my biggest issue, so I don't mind the added cost. I'm also adding a 256GB SSD and will use that for apps/games while keeping my OS on the 128GB Plextor M5 Pro I have now. As always, I appreciate any input or opinions on my planned build components. The replies so far have been very helpful.

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz LGA 1150 ($279.99 - Microcenter)

Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme 4 LGA 1150 ATX ($104.99 - ($89.99 A/R) Microcenter)
I don't plan to SLI and will likely do some light OC'ing, plus this board has gotten pretty good reviews.

Case: Fractal Design Define R5 ($109.99 - Newegg)

PSU: SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W ($69.99 - Newegg)
This was one of the recommended units in the PSU thread here and it's fully modular, which is a plus for me.

CPU Cooler: be quiet! Pure Rock CPU Cooler ($34.90 - Newegg)
I was originally going to get a nice high end liquid AIO cooler since I planned on getting the 4690K and would be OC'ing it pretty heavily but I think this one should do just fine for the 4790K. It's quiet, which is my biggest factor, and this company has a great track record when it comes to coolers. Even with a light OC, I think this should be able to handle things with no issues.

SSD: Crucial MX100 256GB ($109.00 - Amazon)
Again, I'll likely keep my OS on my current 128GB Plextor M5 Pro and use this for installing games and apps.


Total: $708.86 (original target budget was $700)


Thanks again all.

That PSU is actually not modular (not sure if you meant that it's a bonus for you that it's not).
post #23 of 53
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That PSU is actually not modular (not sure if you meant that it's a bonus for you that it's not).

Yes it is.
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post #24 of 53
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The Seasonic M12II PSU you orderd is very well known for being loud.

Thanks very much for that info. Any recommendations for an alternative? The most important factor is that it's reliable and well made followed by noise level, modular vs non-modular and cost. Thanks again. Much appreciated.
post #25 of 53
The Seasonic G is a little bit more quiet and its also newer and better but also costs a bit more, the Rosewill Capstone is a cheaper option.
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post #26 of 53
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I replaced the previous PSU with the Seasonic G, which is linked below. I still haven't purchased any of these items yet, so I can still make changes if anyone thinks this list could be approved upon. Thanks again.

SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ($87.99 - Newegg)
post #27 of 53
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I replaced the previous PSU with the Seasonic G, which is linked below. I still haven't purchased any of these items yet, so I can still make changes if anyone thinks this list could be approved upon. Thanks again.

SeaSonic G Series SSR-550RM 550W ($87.99 - Newegg)

The Cooler Master VSM is just a little bit better if you want to spend those extra $2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171092&cm_re=Cooler_Master_VSM-_-17-171-092-_-Product

I also think its a little bit more quiet but if you hang up a bit i can tell you for sure.

Edit: the Cooler Master is indeed more quiet at lower then 200 watts loads.



Edited by shilka - 1/14/15 at 11:21am
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post #28 of 53
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^^^

Thanks again!! That's some great info. Keeping noise to a minimum is a priority of mine for this build, so the CM unit mentioned above looks pretty good, even if it's a difference of only a few decibels. However, it's not fully modular, whereas the Seasonic is, so that's another factor to consider. I appreciate the help.
post #29 of 53
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^^^

Thanks again!! That's some great info. Keeping noise to a minimum is a priority of mine for this build, so the CM unit mentioned above looks pretty good, even if it's a difference of only a few decibels. However, it's not fully modular, whereas the Seasonic is, so that's another factor to consider. I appreciate the help.

The Seasonic G is not fully modular its semi modular the same as the Cooler Master VSM.
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post #30 of 53
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The Seasonic G is not fully modular its semi modular the same as the Cooler Master VSM.


Not sure how I missed that. I'm OK w/ Semi-modular so I'll probably go with the CM unit you linked earlier as it's quieter than the Seasonic G. Any more opinions on the PSU or any other components are sincerely appreciated. Thanks again.
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