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#1 z0sm

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 04:51 PM

It's been a while since I've built my own PC, so I'm a little behind on what is compatible with what but I did my best and got this result. Was hoping you kind folks could take a look at this list and make sure everything is compatible with everything on the list. Also, if there's any suggestion for more value or better options, feel free to chime in. Thanks. 

 

MotherBoard:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132123

 

CPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117372

 

CPU Fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

 

RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144

 

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119286

 

HD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822236339

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817438014

 

 

Also, I do some light PC Gaming, so maybe I'll get this video card, but how are the Integrated Graphics and how much of an improvement would this be?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131682

 

I'll be using this for music production, some programming and light gaming (Steam games).
 



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Posted 06 December 2015 - 09:49 PM

Pcpartpicker.com is a useful resource for checking part compatibility. Is there a reason for going mini-ITX?

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 10:14 PM

Pcpartpicker.com is a useful resource for checking part compatibility. Is there a reason for going mini-ITX?


Not really. Just the price and also thought it'd be nice to be compact. Why is there anything wrong with it?

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 12:53 AM

If you are going to buy a H97 mobo, get the i5-4690, not 4690K, otherwise buy the Z97 motherboard. For the rest, I don't see any problems.

 

If you want gaming, buy a graphics card at least $100. That GPU can do light gaming not extreme gaming. If you want to get the best GPU for your need, tell us what games you play.

 

 

Pcpartpicker.com is a useful resource for checking part compatibility. Is there a reason for going mini-ITX?


Not really. Just the price and also thought it'd be nice to be compact. Why is there anything wrong with it?

 

Mini-ITX motherboard is smaller, about 17cm x 17cm, and has less features. If you don't need the extra features of the standard ATX motherboard, it will be fine. You can get a standard ATX motherboard for the exactly same price if you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132121


Edited by batman1234, 07 December 2015 - 12:54 AM.

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 04:44 AM

If you are going to buy a H97 mobo, get the i5-4690, not 4690K, otherwise buy the Z97 motherboard. For the rest, I don't see any problems.

 

If you want gaming, buy a graphics card at least $100. That GPU can do light gaming not extreme gaming. If you want to get the best GPU for your need, tell us what games you play.

 

 

Pcpartpicker.com is a useful resource for checking part compatibility. Is there a reason for going mini-ITX?


Not really. Just the price and also thought it'd be nice to be compact. Why is there anything wrong with it?

 

Mini-ITX motherboard is smaller, about 17cm x 17cm, and has less features. If you don't need the extra features of the standard ATX motherboard, it will be fine. You can get a standard ATX motherboard for the exactly same price if you want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132121

Did not know that. I want to go with the standard ATX then. Will that mobo go with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117372?

 

Oh and as for the gaming I do, I intend to play Assetto Corsa, Starcraft 2 and umm.... that's about the most graphical intensive games I can think of that I intend on playing. So for those games, how would that video card do?


Edited by z0sm, 07 December 2015 - 04:46 AM.


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 09:21 AM

Hi,

The link not working, can you please re-upload it?

 

These games will work fine with your graphics card if you play them at low settings. If you like to play them at high or ultra settings, you should consider a better graphics card, like GTX 760 or 960. They are very powerful and can last you for a long time.

 

If you want to get a H97 mobo, you should buy i5-4690, not 4690K. If you want i5-4690K, get a Z97 mobo.


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 04:44 PM

Hi,

The link not working, can you please re-upload it?

 

These games will work fine with your graphics card if you play them at low settings. If you like to play them at high or ultra settings, you should consider a better graphics card, like GTX 760 or 960. They are very powerful and can last you for a long time.

 

If you want to get a H97 mobo, you should buy i5-4690, not 4690K. If you want i5-4690K, get a Z97 mobo.

That link was just to the CPU that I posted in the first post. 

 

I'm looking at some motherboards and was wondering which was the best choice out of these:
 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130770&cm_re=intel_z97-_-13-130-770-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157501

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132512&cm_re=intel_z97-_-13-132-287-_-Product

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157507

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157508

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132510&cm_re=intel_z97-_-13-132-510-_-Product

 

A couple of more things. I didn't realize that CPU came with it's own fan and heatsink so I'm just going to drop the CoolerMaster Fan. And the graphics cards, I think I'll wait on. I can wait on gaming on the computer but the main thing I need to get up and running is my studio, which should be fine on the integrated graphics which is supported by the CPU and mobo, right?


Edited by z0sm, 07 December 2015 - 07:27 PM.


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:40 PM

All of these motherboard should be fine. Some of them have more features and more expensive, just get whatever that you like, or the cheapest one and save your money on the GPU.

 

 

A couple of more things. I didn't realize that CPU came with it's own fan and heatsink so I'm just going to drop the CoolerMaster Fan. And the graphics cards, I think I'll wait on. I can wait on gaming on the computer but the main thing I need to get up and running is my studio, which should be fine on the integrated graphics which is supported by the CPU and mobo, right?

The fan and heatsink came with the CPU is fine if you are not going to overclock. But the 4690K is designed for overclocking, liquid cooling is required for extreme overclocking.

 

If you want a full ATX motherboard, you will also need to buy a case that is compatible with it.


Edited by batman1234, 07 December 2015 - 11:41 PM.

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:44 PM

All of these motherboard should be fine. Some of them have more features and more expensive, just get whatever that you like, or the cheapest one and save your money on the GPU.

 

 

A couple of more things. I didn't realize that CPU came with it's own fan and heatsink so I'm just going to drop the CoolerMaster Fan. And the graphics cards, I think I'll wait on. I can wait on gaming on the computer but the main thing I need to get up and running is my studio, which should be fine on the integrated graphics which is supported by the CPU and mobo, right?

The fan and heatsink came with the CPU is fine if you are not going to overclock. But the 4690K is designed for overclocking, liquid cooling is required for extreme overclocking.

 

If you want a full ATX motherboard, you will also need to buy a case that is compatible with it.

 

Oh, I don't care for overclocking. Which CPU mobo combo should I go with? I want something powerful, but other than Starcraft 2 and Assetto, I also use a DAW, Studio One and some VSTs. I want something that can do that with ease and then some, so that's why I chose this. But if there are cheaper options, I'd consider them. I want to be future proof to extent as well, I don't want a PC that will be outdated in a year. 


Edited by z0sm, 07 December 2015 - 11:49 PM.


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:30 AM

I say that for the most part your original setup is good including the Micro ITX board and to be honest intel integrated GPU's should do the job for the games you want.

But if you wanted a larger mobo and dont care about overclocking I can set something that would be similar to having a compact computer without sacrificing being able to get large GPU's

 

This Asrock should do the job nicely 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157512

 

or this one if you want overcocking:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157501

 

And use this as your case:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811352032&ignorebbr=1

 

I am baseing these choices based off your price range suggested in your first post, all these products should fit the bill


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Posted 10 December 2015 - 05:41 AM

 

All of these motherboard should be fine. Some of them have more features and more expensive, just get whatever that you like, or the cheapest one and save your money on the GPU.

 

 

A couple of more things. I didn't realize that CPU came with it's own fan and heatsink so I'm just going to drop the CoolerMaster Fan. And the graphics cards, I think I'll wait on. I can wait on gaming on the computer but the main thing I need to get up and running is my studio, which should be fine on the integrated graphics which is supported by the CPU and mobo, right?

The fan and heatsink came with the CPU is fine if you are not going to overclock. But the 4690K is designed for overclocking, liquid cooling is required for extreme overclocking.

 

If you want a full ATX motherboard, you will also need to buy a case that is compatible with it.

 

Oh, I don't care for overclocking. Which CPU mobo combo should I go with? I want something powerful, but other than Starcraft 2 and Assetto, I also use a DAW, Studio One and some VSTs. I want something that can do that with ease and then some, so that's why I chose this. But if there are cheaper options, I'd consider them. I want to be future proof to extent as well, I don't want a PC that will be outdated in a year. 

 

If you are not going to overclock, just buy the i5-4690, a H97 motherboard, and save your money on a dedicated GPU.


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