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First Gaming PC - Help Needed


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#1 bf825

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Posted 29 August 2014 - 07:17 PM

Alright, so ive planned out pretty much everything for my first pc with the help of friends who have already built their own

 

but I'd really like some advice on a case for my build

 

A friend of mine suggested a Cooler Master Cosmos SE Full Tower but after having done some research on this ive found that due to its space for 18 SSD's (which i really don't need) the space for the Graphics card is quite small.

 

I read a slightly older review about the case in which a guy with a 8800GTX graphics card struggled to fit his card in and only had a few millimetres of space left.

 

Im planning on getting a GTX780 and I'm pretty sure its 26.67cm long (10.5 inch) and im not sure if this will fit

 

Can anyone correct me on this or suggest another case into which everything will fit.

 

My budget for the case is around about $120-$150 and i don't want a water cooling system.

Here are the specs for the planned pc = http://www.pccasegear.com/sc/pMz

 

Any help is appreciated,

 

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#2 Alex&Vanko

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Posted 30 August 2014 - 06:24 AM

Hi bf825 and :welcome:

This case is too high.52 centimeter length will be enough.Why you need this fan Arctic Cooling? Core i7 includes one which is not worse compare this one.

Retail box including fan

To buy another yes but above 50$ it`s worth but intel`s fan is enough.

This Corsair PSU is low class.With this budget you can afford serious one.Also modular is better,this Corsair is not.I mean this:

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I would buy Seasonic or Enermax also Antec.TX series of Corsair have no good reviews.

The Monitor is better to have IPS panel,not TN.Yes 2ms is better for games but manufacturers speculate with this.

 

Thank you!



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Posted 30 August 2014 - 10:20 PM

I'd agree with A&V, you should definitely get a better PSU than a CX500 in a build like that.

 

I would go for the i7-4790 CPU which has a little more performance for the same price.

 

Also I'd agree that the Arctic CPU cooler is a waste really.  It's OK for if you get an OEM CPU without a cooler, or replacing a broken stock one.  It's not really an upgrade over what comes with the CPU anyway.  The parts you've chosen are not particularly suitable for CPU overclocking (H97 board, locked CPU) so no requirement to go "extreme" on the cooling, but I think the Haswell stock cooler is a bit weak, so I'd upgrade it a bit anyway for peace of mind.

 

As far as the case goes, the product page for the CoolerMaster Cosmos SE states "supports all high-end VGAs up to 395mm/15.5 inches long and CPU coolers up to 175mm/6.9 inches tall".   On further investigation it appears that if the drive cages are in, it is reduced to 276mm, which is getting tight.

 

A few links to look at:

 

The i7-4790 I'd suggest - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/intel-cpu-bx80646i74790

 

Some power supplies I think would be more suitable:

 

Seasonic SSR-650RM - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/seasonic-power-supply-ssr650rm (my personal pick)

Cooler Master VSM 650 - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-power-supply-rs650amaag1

Antec True Power Classic 650 - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/antec-power-supply-tp650c

Silverstone Strider Essential Gold 700 - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/silverstone-power-supply-st70fesg

 

Some cases at various prices that are suitable and can accommodate the card easily with max card length:

 

Corsair 400R - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-400r (316mm)

Corsair C70 - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-c70militarygreen (320mm)

Corsair 230T - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-case-cc9011040ww (360mm)

Cooler Master N600 - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-case-nse600kwn1 (405mm)

Fractal Design Define R4 - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/fractal-design-case-fdcadefr4bl (295mm)

Lian Li PC6 - http://au.pcpartpicker.com/part/lian-li-case-pc6 (440mm) (alu)

 

There are loads more but those were a few that caught my eye.

 

The Cooler Master Evo 212 is a good all round CPU cooler for the money, much more efficient than the stock cooler or the Arctic Alpine 11 and should fit the cases above.


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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:06 AM

Thanks for the help guys,

 

Here's a slightly updated list:

 

http://www.pccasegear.com/sc/e6E

 

What do you think???



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 03:07 AM

I found the ram, PSU and motherboard for significantly cheaper prices so I might be able to save approx. $200 on that.

 

Any changes i should otherwise make



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Posted 02 September 2014 - 08:05 AM

Maybe wrong link.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 04:58 AM

Not sure why the link doesn't work.

 

Here are the Specs:

 

Here's the build:
 

CPU = intel i7 4790  ($339)

 

GPU = Gigabyte Geforce GTX 780 3GB ($549)

 

RAM = Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB DDR3 (might be replaced with G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB DDR3) ($219 or $$176)

 

MOTHERBOARD = AsRock Fatal1 ty H97 Performance MotherBoard ($129)

 

SSD = Samsung Evo 250GB SSD ($139)

 

HDD = Seagate Barracuda 1TB ($65)

 

CASE = CoolerMaster Cosmos SE Full Tower with window ($169)

 

WI-FI = D-Link DWA-556 Wireless N600 Dual Band PCI-E Adaptor ($39)

 

PSU = Corsair AX760 Platinum Power Source ($249)

 

OPTICAL DRIVE = Asus DRW 24D3ST 24x DVD Writer ($25)

 

Keyboard/Mouse = Cooler master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle ($45)

 

MONITOR = AOC 12367FH 23 inch Widescreen IPS Monitor

 

+ 2 or 3 cables

Total = $$2423



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 07:08 AM

I cannot handle this site pccasegear to see ASUS and Gigabyte motherboards and also prefer for Videocard to buy from vendor only in the one of the camps not Gigabyte ASUS or MSI.Not sure about this AOC monitor.

 

Thank you!


Edited by Alex&Vanko, 03 September 2014 - 07:18 AM.





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