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post #8311 of 16135
Appreciate all the replies,

Adridu59 thank you for all the valuable recommendations but I forgot to mention something important on my post (I tried to include as many details as I could)

I already purchased the FX8350 couple weeks ago and must make my build around it.

If I dont go with the sabertooth what is my best alternative? Also can you suggest a better air cooler because the only reason I want to go with the h100i is for aesthetics and not really anything else. I was looking into the cooler master v8 because is not as massive as any other air cooler and with good reputation. I also like the Phanteks tc14pe with the black heatsink and the white fans.
Edited by DionTheGreek - 7/11/13 at 6:30am
post #8312 of 16135
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Originally Posted by DionTheGreek View Post

If I dont go with the sabertooth what is my best alternative? Also can you suggest a better air cooler because the only reason I want to go with the h100i is for aesthetics and not really anything else. I was looking into the cooler master v8 because is not as massive as any other air cooler and with good reputation. I also like the Phanteks tc14pe with the black heatsink and the white fans.

Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3:
http://www.microcenter.com/product/366425/GA-990FXA-UD3_Socket_AM3_990FX_ATX_AMD_Motherboard

Cooler Master V8 is not a good performer for the money and it's quite loud.

You should look at Thermalright's lineup:
http://www.superbiiz.com/query.php?categry=711&brand=Thermalright
They have great TY fans and come at a good price.
Ti-89 Titanium
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Motorola 68k @16 MHz Ti-89 HW4 256 KB 2.6 MB Flash ROM 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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Be Quiet! S.P. E⁷ 600W Fractal Design Core 3000 Logitech G300 AKG K240 Studio 
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Ti-89 OS 3.10 LCD Dot-Matrix 160x100 4x 1.5V AAA Ti-89 HW4 Black 
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Intel Core™ i7 930 Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R 2.0 Gigabyte GTX 470 SOC G.Skill RX 2x4GB 1600C8 
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PNY Prevail Elite 120GB Hitachi 7K1000.C 1TB LG GH24LS50 Noctua NH-C12P SE14 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Windows 8 Pro x64 Lubuntu 13.10 x64 Samsung BX2250 Logitech Illuminated 
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post #8313 of 16135
I am reading so many bad reviews on the gigabyte boards that have absolutely zero faith on them and dont want to buy anything from that company. On the contrary many people say bad about the sabertooth but yet nobody can give me a reason why so much dislike beside the price. I am ok to pay for a good motherboard that will give me full features and quality to last for years. If anyone can give me facts why the sabertooth is bad against a different board I'll accept that argument but please dont suggest something because is cheaper!

How about that cooler? Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011

and how about that board? MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130649&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Apologize if my frustration comes along with my message, there is nothing personal here and appreciate all the efforts from anyone that want to help me.

At least, I know one think for sure - Fractal Design Define R4 stays!!!! and is by far the best case I've ever seen.
Edited by DionTheGreek - 7/11/13 at 8:21am
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But in last time I sold EVGA ,because she is not very well PSU , I'm come back for few day with new part and changes . smile.gif
post #8315 of 16135
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But in last time I sold EVGA ,because she is not very well PSU , I'm come back for few day with new part and changes . smile.gif

What PSU is that you have it says EVGA on the side but it dont look like a EVGA PSU
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Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
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LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
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Onkyo TX NR646  Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 x2 Dali Opticon 1 
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post #8316 of 16135
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I am reading so many bad reviews on the gigabyte boards that have absolutely zero faith on them and dont want to buy anything from that company. On the contrary many people say bad about the sabertooth but yet nobody can give me a reason why so much dislike beside the price. I am ok to pay for a good motherboard that will give me full features and quality to last for years. If anyone can give me facts why the sabertooth is bad against a different board I'll accept that argument but please dont suggest something because is cheaper!

How about that cooler? Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011

and how about that board? MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130649&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Apologize if my frustration comes along with my message, there is nothing personal here and appreciate all the efforts from anyone that want to help me.

At least, I know one think for sure - Fractal Design Define R4 stays!!!! and is by far the best case I've ever seen.
Nothing work with the sabertooth board. All my systems I built has used the sabertooth boards. Stable OC, looks great. I currently use the Z77 Sabertooth.

R4 is a good case, have you looked at the Arc Midi R2. As you might not be able to close the door with that Hue controller.
850w PSU is not needed for a single card like the 770, even a 650w is enough to add a 2nd 770.

The mouse you picked, not good if you want to game with it.
    
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Intel 3770k @ 4.2Ghz Asus Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX1060 3GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB BLT2K8G3D1608ET... 
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Crucial MX100 512GB Corsair Force 115GB WD Green 1TB WD Green 2TB 
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Cryorig C1 + XT140 Win7 64 Home SP1 ASUS VE278Q CM Storm Trigger Brown Switch 
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Corsair AX650 NZXT S340 Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus Extended Mouse Pad - Speed 
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Logitech UE 4000 Headphone Sennheiser PC320 Headset MX-4 Thermal Paste (CPU/GPU) 3x 140mm Noctua NF-P14s Redux 1200rpm PWM 
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Intel 3770k @ 4.2Ghz Asus Z77 Sabertooth EVGA GTX1060 3GB Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB BLT2K8G3D1608ET... 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Crucial MX100 512GB Corsair Force 115GB WD Green 1TB WD Green 2TB 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Cryorig C1 + XT140 Win7 64 Home SP1 ASUS VE278Q CM Storm Trigger Brown Switch 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair AX650 NZXT S340 Logitech G500 Razer Goliathus Extended Mouse Pad - Speed 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Audiotrak Prodigy Cube DAC Edifier S330D 2.1 Speaker Bose AE2 Headphone Superlux 668B Headphone 
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Logitech UE 4000 Headphone Sennheiser PC320 Headset MX-4 Thermal Paste (CPU/GPU) 3x 140mm Noctua NF-P14s Redux 1200rpm PWM 
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post #8317 of 16135
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Originally Posted by DionTheGreek View Post

I am reading so many bad reviews on the gigabyte boards that have absolutely zero faith on them and dont want to buy anything from that company. On the contrary many people say bad about the sabertooth but yet nobody can give me a reason why so much dislike beside the price. I am ok to pay for a good motherboard that will give me full features and quality to last for years. If anyone can give me facts why the sabertooth is bad against a different board I'll accept that argument but please dont suggest something because is cheaper!

How about that cooler? Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BK 140mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709011

and how about that board? MSI 990FXA-GD80 V2 AM3+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130649&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

Apologize if my frustration comes along with my message, there is nothing personal here and appreciate all the efforts from anyone that want to help me.

At least, I know one think for sure - Fractal Design Define R4 stays!!!! and is by far the best case I've ever seen.
In the end, pick out what you want! I personally think the Sabertooth boards look awesome and function well. I liked Gigabyte until I got my UD5H and has loads of problems. Kept boot looping, froze on desktop. So I got an Extreme4 and I've been happy ever since. But that was for Z77 chipset. I say go for the Sabertooth though!
post #8318 of 16135
I found on the following post that HUE controller will not be a problem.
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Originally Posted by BlackskyDK View Post

It doesn't prevent the door from closing, it will however touch the foam on the door, and leave a little bit of a mark on the foam.


I am 100% sure by now that my motherboard will be the sabertooth since nothing else can convince me otherwise (and believe me I read many reviews)

I'll downgrade my PSU to lower one agree that was an overkill unless on the day of my purchase something else might be on sale (many good choices out there and newegg always put something on sale)

Regarding the mouse, I like the vengeance models but not sure about keyboard. On the first phase I want something simple to get started. I dont want to exceed over 150 for a good mouse and keyboard.
post #8319 of 16135
Got my midi r2!


post #8320 of 16135
All my comments are placed by each component

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter) [Already purchased]
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($103.99 @ Newegg) [Currently Best on reviews / Doesn’t add bulkiness that obstruct 50% of the window view that most quality air coolers do like the Phanteks or the Noctua]
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH 990FX/GEN3 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($199.99 @ Newegg) [IMHO the best of what I needed to be]
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($135.98 @ NCIX US) [look good with the MOBO and even though is more than I need is ok for me]
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg) [good quality / proven to be reliable]
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.99 @ NCIX US) [good quality / proven to be reliable]
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ NCIX US) [Subject to change if on the day of purchase something else is on sale]
Wireless Network Adapter: Rosewill RNX-N180UBE 802.11b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter ($12.99 @ Newegg) [solid]
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($110.98 @ Amazon) [BEST OF THE BEST]
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans ($27.99 @ Amazon) [to replace the ones that come with the h100i]
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80 PLUS Platinum Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg) [The PSU will be useful for the additional HDD that will be added from my old system and later to handle possible extra GPU. Subject to change if on the day of purchase I found a better one for better price]
Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($49.99 @ Newegg) smile.gif
Other: Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap (4.99) [Better safe than sorry]
Other: Black E-3lue E-Blue Cobra EMS109BK 1600 DPI LED Light USB Wired Gaming Mouse (7.68) [Nothing special – Will upgrade when something good comes on sale later]
Other: NZXT Technologies 5.25-Inch Hue RGB LED Color Changing Controller (8c-hue0000-00b) (28.19) [Cant wait to use it]
Other: Belkin Standard Mouse Pad 200 X 250 X 3MM (0.80) [Cheap, Cheap, Cheap – Will be replaced when new mouse will be purchased]
Other: Keyboard!! - Not sure / use the one of the old system until I upgrade later
Other:OS will be Windows 8 Pro or Windows 7 Ultimate. Not sure yet. I am using both and the more I learn how to use the 8 the more I like it – Besides the 8.1 that comes soon and fix many problems
Total: $1597.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-07-11 16:41 EDT-0400)
I am personally very happy with all my selections and when my system gets build, I’ll take several pictures and report back here any problems (hopefully none) encountered.
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