I am very happy to read all the suggestions and posting (it will take me a while to catch up).
For a while now I spend several hours a day researching the net and read countless reviews on various products with ultimate goal to build a system that will be powerful enough to play the latest games (not necessary on ultra settings) and silent enough to not give anyone in the family a headache.
My overall budget need to be ~<=$1600 with a GPU that is ~$400
On this first phase will build that great system and later buy better keyboard, mousepad, speakers, headphones, second monitor) and much later more RAM and even a second GPU (or better one)
Since my mind is set on the Fractal R4 with a window, I am concerned of how it will look (open for any suggestions)
Let me say why I picked these components so far:
I picked the sabertooth because of the updated version, the 5 years warranty and the quality of the board that want me to last for many years. On the other hand the Gigabyte board in newegg showed so many issues by many customers that complained it wasn't a good board with many problems.
On the Ram most of these boards are having a max of 32gb and my thinking is to load now to 16gb and later add just the rest. If I load 8gb now, I'll have to throw them away (or keep them to max up to 24...). Also read somewhere that 16gb is a good choice for the 8350 and good investment for the future.
On the GPU many said that is one of the best to buy. I would like to have some options when I am ready to place the order to pick what might be on sale. Maybe a 7970…
I plan to use the quieter sp fans by moving the included fractal from rear to front. replace the H100i with the SP and place the old ones one on the rear and one of the bottom.
Btw, since I am plan to use the H100i on the top of the case, does that compromise the noise levels a lot? Or not to worry about it.
After all, with all these fans, I was thinking to control the front fans and the bottom with the case controller. Do you guys suggest a different way to control the fans? (h100i I have a build in software but not sure if I can connect more fans into it).
What you guys think?
Here is my proposed build so far:PCPartPicker part list
/ Price breakdown by merchant
/ BenchmarksCPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor
($179.99 @ Microcenter)CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
($103.99 @ Newegg)Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard
($199.99 @ Newegg)Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
($135.98 @ NCIX US)Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
($109.99 @ Newegg)Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
($89.98 @ Outlet PC)Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card
($409.99 @ NCIX US)Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter
($16.99 @ Newegg)Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case
($110.98 @ Amazon)Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans
($27.99 @ Amazon)Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
($166.98 @ SuperBiiz)Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer
($49.99 @ Amazon)Keyboard: Lite-On SK-1788/BS Wired Standard Keyboard
($12.98 @ Newegg)Other:
Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap (4.99)Other:
Black E-3lue E-Blue Cobra EMS109BK 1600 DPI LED Light USB Wired Gaming Mouse (7.68)Other:
NZXT Technologies 5.25-Inch Hue RGB LED Color Changing Controller (8c-hue0000-00b) (28.19)Other:
Belkin Standard Mouse Pad 200 X 250 X 3MM (0.80)Total:
$1615.82(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-10 20:46 EDT-0400)Edited by DionTheGreek - 7/10/13 at 5:54pm