I am building a new PC and after a lot of research and finaly end up with this:
CPU:Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard.
Video Card: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5.
Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600
Storage: Intel 520 Series Cherryville 2.5" 180GB SATA III
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 550D
Power: SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold
Cooling: CORSAIR H100 Core High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler.
But a lot of people said that I should go with high end air cooling solution because it would be as efficient as the H100 but quieter, cheaper and safer (no leak).
So I am considering a Noctua NH-D14 but it isnīt compatiable with the Corsair Vengeance (the heat spread thing is too big), so I would have to change that, but I donīt know what memory to pick, and I think choosing cooling over memory would be stupid. Maybe a G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 is as good as Corsair but I donīt much about G.SKILL memories. What should I do ?
Another question is about the motherboard, Maximus V is a great motherboard but for US$ 20,00 I can have a ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155. For this price diference what board should I pick ?
The Power Supply I pick a SeaSonic X Series because of the 80 Plus Gold but it is a bit expensive and I can have the SILVERSTONE Strider Gold ST85F-G 850W (also 80 Plus Gold) for about the same price. Donīt know if the 80 Plus Gold worth the investment and if SeaSonic is better then Silverstone. I donīt need a lot of wattage (not doing SLI or overclock), but I want a PSU that is quiet and donīt heats up much. Any opinions ?
Iīm investing on cooling because my current computer have a heating and noise problem (and it isnīt overclocked). I think it is because it is on a tight place, so air flow is kind of a problem (not a lot of space behind the case).
Thank you !
|06-30-12 at 09:09 AM||#1|
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|06-30-12 at 09:45 AM||#2|
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Gaming gpu: check
Good cpu: check
Other parts...you are throwing much $$$ there...
16GB of ram? For what game? 4GB is good for any game, but since mem is cheap today I would say 8GB would be recommended for new PC.
PSU...Like Seasonic is not already expensive you add gold + on it? Thats not PSU you need but sure, it will do the job with ease.
MBO...I dont know why but i am not on good with micro-atx, but as for your mbo spec. its all there.
Case is cool..but expensive :P
Cooling - I would never go with water cooling, I couldn't sleep well thinking on what would happen if few drops of liquid come to my precious PC.....brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :)
|06-30-12 at 10:22 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2011
Is the gpu using stock fan or you use liquid cooler too? Would be awesome if you use liquid cooler. More room for OC. 16GB of ram is a bit overkill but I'm pretty sure you might be one of those that open 2-3 games at a time
|06-30-12 at 10:31 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2009
If your are worried about clearance with the NH-D14, why not go with G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series memory then. They are cheaper and lower profile. Performance is pretty much the same for the two as is with reliability. The CORSAIR H100 is too big, to pricey, and requires to many fans to get a proper push-pull. However the corsair all-enclosure water coolers are pretty reliable.
But for the problem, heat and noise, address the other hot item in the computer, the gpu. Stock GPU fans seem to just always be trash. Try looking into modding something like a H70 as a GPU Cooler. People have had great success doing this
|06-30-12 at 10:49 AM||#5|
Join Date: Oct 2009
I would recomend that you read alot of reviews on the GFX card, im really not a fan of stock fans! :D so really be sure about that befure you purchase! I would recomend looking at a MSI card with the frozr 2 or 3 cooling system, they work very well and they are really quiet!
I dont know about everyone else but I dont see the point in spending money on wotercooling if you dont watercool everything in a setup..?
as someone else mentioned; why a micro ATX card? never used one so I dont know that much about them, but I would guess it makes upgrading a little harder with less space..?
its a while since I built my current PC so Im not really up to date on all the hardware, so dont just take my word fore it. generally you should always read reviews on what your getting, that has atleast served me very well! :)
|06-30-12 at 12:21 PM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2012
About the GPU the Gigabity have that Windforce cooling and thats why Iīve choosen it.
Memory ok I might switch to G.SKILL and go with Noctua cooling. Any other memories are good ?
About the Motherboard the Asus Maximus is the gaming series (I like ASUS) and there and about the Micro-ATX I didnīt think that would be a problem but does it worth going with Sabertooth ?
The PSU I am not worried if it gonna handle it, but I want a PSU that wonīt heat up and its as silent as possiable.
|07-01-12 at 06:54 AM||#7|
Join Date: Jul 2009
If you're worried about noise, try Cougar fans. They are super quiet and move a lot of air. They are pretty expensive at 14 bucks a pop, but they go on sale sometimes. I bought 4 of them when they were 9 dollars each. They work great for my H80!
As for PSU, I'd go for Corsair AX series. The AX650 is a couple of bucks higher, but cheaper, if you include the rebate Newegg is having right now. They are fully modular and have the flat cable design so it's great for airflow. If I had to pick, I'd go for the Corsair PSU over the Seasonic. Plus, Corsair has great customer support! I lost the mounting hardware for the socket 2011 for the H80 so I called them up; they sent a new bag without questions.