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Originally Posted by Skye12977 View Post

Hate to be that guy, but If you're wanting to upgrade your case, fans, PSU, CPU cooler, motherboard and an SSD, why not say your budget?
You don't need to buy components new.

Budget is difficult since I'm in Belgium and prices vary a lot, but I'm mainly looking for performance parts with good value. I'm pretty set on the components I didn't mention in the original post and they're not really relevant anyway.
If you mean buying a used Z97 board, I could definitely consider that. Unfortunately the used market for PC hardware is pretty small here.
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post #12 of 17
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I live close to the border, so I find myself browsing Dutch and Belgian websites equally to find the better deal.

This is definitely interesting, so thanks for linking. Seeing as how you also added the Extreme4 in the comparison, how does that one stack up? It still has the better audio chip and 12 phase power design, but without as many SATA ports and the better M.2. Both of which I don't intend on using anyway, not to mention the Extreme4 is cheaper.
I'm still pretty novice when it comes to motherboards, so I might start a thread on the relevant subforum here. If you have any other recommendations, shoot 'em my way.

Yeah I included the Extreme4 because it's also a better board then the Z97-A, but indeed slightly cheaper. So if you want to save some money go with the Extreme4.

As for power supply, I would go with a Seasonic X-650 V2 or a BeQuiet Dark Power Pro 11 550. From which the BeQuiet is the best unit of the two. Hardware.info tested that specific BeQuiet PSU and it was one of the best units they ever tested.
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post #13 of 17
Both the Seasonic X and the Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 are somewhat overpriced and there are better options that cost less
The Corsair RMx and EVGA SuperNova G2/P2 are two such options.
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post #14 of 17
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Both the Seasonic X and the Be Quiet Dark Power Pro 11 are somewhat overpriced and there are better options that cost less
The Corsair RMx and EVGA SuperNova G2/P2 are two such options.

I agree when it comes to price they are a bit more expensive, but I never go cheap on a PSU smile.gif
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post #15 of 17
The G2 and RMx are not cheap and they are better then the X and P11
The X and P11 are also multi rail if you are not already aware.
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post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by shilka View Post

The G2 and RMx are not cheap and they are better then the X and P11
The X and P11 are also multi rail if you are not already aware.

The P11 can be switched to single rail. Either way, I was impressed by the P11's performance after reading this review;
https://nl.hardware.info/reviews/6268/11/be-quiet-dark-power-pro-11-550w-review-weer-een-topper-ripple
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post #17 of 17
I think what shilka is trying to say is there's no reason to spend more money on a unit that's comparable at best. If two things are amazing and one is cheaper, it makes the more sense to buy the cheaper product. I don't "go cheap" at power supply either, but I'm not going to spend money just to spend money.
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