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I have owned a HDD from almost all of those manufacturers and I hated Maxtor the most, their drives were so noisy. I was happy when Seagate bought them thus proving that I "won" since I exclusively bought Seagate from about 1996 - 2005.... but in there I owned one 20GB (monster storage right?) Maxtor drive and it failed after only like 15 months of use...thus they were on my schiit list.
post #5252 of 6251

A lot of Maxtor's failed in the days 2003-2005 before they were bought out. They had poor reliability and yes noisy as well. 

 

With hard drive prices being jacked up as well as RAM, you know the only reason retailers jacked up HDD and RAM prices is because they thought there was going to be a limited amount on shortage so bumping the prices would in a way regulate the amount customers purchased. The sad fact is even with the floods, supply and demand didn't even drop down to the minimal stock threshold the manufacturers had in Taiwan, if people are willing to pay extra $20-30 for the same drive that was less expensive a year ago why drop the prices to what it was then? They are all greedy bastards and it's the only way of doing business these days, shady I tell ya.

post #5253 of 6251

So recently I've been looking into getting a custom build. It will be mostly for general use but with the capability to run a few games if needed.

 

Ideally I would like to spend ~1k not counting OS, keyboard, mouse and monitor. I do only have one monitor right now but would like to run 2 or 3 monitors in the future so it has to support that but I believe the video card I picked out supports that. This will be my first build so I believe I chose something that is not too difficult. Basically I just want to make sure the power supply is enough and the mobo/video card is good enough where I can keep them for a long time. It doesn't have to be super high end (hence the 1k budget) but it has to be good for my uses.

 

This is what I have so far and just want some thoughts or recommendations: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rawrster/saved/#savedbuild_979450

post #5254 of 6251
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Originally Posted by RazorJack View Post

I used to be quite the PC enthusiast when I was a hardcore gamer, but kind of left both hobbies behind me, mostly. Fun times though.

Still using the system that I built in the fall of 2007:




Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3R
Intel Core 2 Duo E6750
Kingston ValueRam 2GB DDR2-667 CL5 ECC
XFX GeForce 8800 GT Alpha Dog Edition
Corsair HX520W PSU
AOpen QF50A housing

It has survived the road trips to quite a few LAN parties back in the day. I keep everything clean and have had a few hard drive changes, but everything still works like a charm and I can play the games that I want wink.gif  
Amazing cable management. Beautiful ribbons...
post #5255 of 6251
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

So recently I've been looking into getting a custom build. It will be mostly for general use but with the capability to run a few games if needed.

 

Ideally I would like to spend ~1k not counting OS, keyboard, mouse and monitor. I do only have one monitor right now but would like to run 2 or 3 monitors in the future so it has to support that but I believe the video card I picked out supports that. This will be my first build so I believe I chose something that is not too difficult. Basically I just want to make sure the power supply is enough and the mobo/video card is good enough where I can keep them for a long time. It doesn't have to be super high end (hence the 1k budget) but it has to be good for my uses.

 

This is what I have so far and just want some thoughts or recommendations: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rawrster/saved/#savedbuild_979450

depending on what your preferance is I'd get your self a 7870 GHZ edition, and clock it to around 1200, I got one for $175 works nicely and it should perform on level of the 760. But the two seem decently matched. Faster Memory on the 760 faster Core speeds on the 7870, as I got a stable 1.2 with stock air and firmware 

 

the 4770 I'm not sure. I'm debating what processor I want as well... 

 

Or save $24 and get the 4771 i7, it's what I'm hoping for. I went with Non K for instruction set useage. I think the non K processors handle more instrution sets, or at least for Linux Viturlization the non Ks work better

 

but yea a solid build, no major problems just differeances [minor ones] of opinion. Nice job though :3 

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I've been saying I'm planning on building a computer the last 5 years or so but recently a microcenter opened up near me so now is as good a time as any. I might go without the K on the processor but not sure if I'll be doing much overclocking or not. 

 

Of course I don't really know what I'm doing as I've been using laptops the last few years. If that looks solid then I'll probably slowly buy the parts over the next month or two.

 

I could also use a bigger table while I'm at it probably...

post #5257 of 6251

That is pretty close to my build from December. The prices on that list are a little high, if you could hold out for a little while and be on the look out for some deals you could save a good amount of money. Just for example I got my 4770k for about $220 before tax because Microcenter had them on sale for $250 (I live in Las Vegas where there is no Microcenter) I called Staples and they matched it and they happened to have a $30 off $100 coupon out at the time which they also let me use (they just sent me a $20 off coupon today and do so often). I just got a Noctua D14 for $45 from NCIX last month which Im pretty sure is ranked highly for air coolers.

Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

So recently I've been looking into getting a custom build. It will be mostly for general use but with the capability to run a few games if needed.

 

Ideally I would like to spend ~1k not counting OS, keyboard, mouse and monitor. I do only have one monitor right now but would like to run 2 or 3 monitors in the future so it has to support that but I believe the video card I picked out supports that. This will be my first build so I believe I chose something that is not too difficult. Basically I just want to make sure the power supply is enough and the mobo/video card is good enough where I can keep them for a long time. It doesn't have to be super high end (hence the 1k budget) but it has to be good for my uses.

 

This is what I have so far and just want some thoughts or recommendations: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rawrster/saved/#savedbuild_979450


Edited by alv4426 - 3/27/14 at 4:42pm
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That's just the website I used to list all the parts. It was more to make sure compatibility was not going to be an issue so I'm not screwed when I have all the parts and I realize they don't work with each other. I would however like to get at least the mobo/video card/case in the next few weeks however.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

So recently I've been looking into getting a custom build. It will be mostly for general use but with the capability to run a few games if needed.

 

Ideally I would like to spend ~1k not counting OS, keyboard, mouse and monitor. I do only have one monitor right now but would like to run 2 or 3 monitors in the future so it has to support that but I believe the video card I picked out supports that. This will be my first build so I believe I chose something that is not too difficult. Basically I just want to make sure the power supply is enough and the mobo/video card is good enough where I can keep them for a long time. It doesn't have to be super high end (hence the 1k budget) but it has to be good for my uses.

 

This is what I have so far and just want some thoughts or recommendations: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/rawrster/saved/#savedbuild_979450

General use and you drop that CPU in?

 

High End builds have very high law of diminishing returns. Mid and upper mids offer best value if you are the guy that doesn't need uber top performance. I'd say to look into the $200-$250 range for a CPU if you are just looking for general use/a few games.

 

Are you going to be OC'ing? And if so, hard? You dropped a i7 4770K in so who knows. But yeah, that mobo will be fine if you just do normal usage, and light OC. That's what I remember about the Extreme 4. Other than that, haven;t looked into the new batch for 1150 and what mobo's make good value and for what purposes.

 

Why Adata RAM? They are more of a company that is meh in RAM with some good offerings. Are you looking for OC (not that you need it) ability or reliability or what? You can stick with the normal ram from GSkill, Corsair, etc or go online to OCN to find some 'magic' RAM at the price range for other specific purposes.

 

You are overpaying for that 120GB SSD. I got my Samsung 840 EVO (new version) 120GB for $60USD. 

 

Case is fine if you care for aesthetics. There are some better cases for airflow or other schiit but that is second hand to what the user wants. Everything in PC building is specific to a person. For most general computer builds though, the airflow differences in the $60 cases and how much it matters to basic builds like these are negligable. Get the case you 'want'. But do note reviews, and feedback on each case. Don't buy cases with 1 feedback online. 

 

Drop the PSU. You can get a Seasonic Rebrand 750W for $60. Corsair regular PSU's are kinda schitty. They are no longer working with Seasonic last I remember. Also, you don't need 750W. You could go 550W with an efficent PSU and be fine. But if you are looking for future upgrades or SLI. Then sure, get the 750W.

 

You can either get a full Seasonic 550W from a good series for $80 or get a Seasonic 750W (around this) for about $60. IMO, as a regular PC user who may OC every now and then a bit for fun. There isn't any need for full quality stuff from Seasonic directly. Most people have no problems even with mainstream PSU's. 

post #5260 of 6251
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Originally Posted by rawrster View Post
 

I've been saying I'm planning on building a computer the last 5 years or so but recently a microcenter opened up near me so now is as good a time as any. I might go without the K on the processor but not sure if I'll be doing much overclocking or not. 

 

Of course I don't really know what I'm doing as I've been using laptops the last few years. If that looks solid then I'll probably slowly buy the parts over the next month or two.

 

I could also use a bigger table while I'm at it probably...

When I bought my 4670k from Microcenter, the "k" variant was cheaper than the non "k"... :S

To be completely honest, looks expensive to me.

 

Time to bomb this thread with Lenovo Outlet advertisements! I believe the 4770+8GB RAM+1TB/128GB/7770 has been as low as $500-$550.  Half the price and great performance.  Otherwise I would look into compromising in some areas, because I think you are not getting much gaming performance for the money spent.

post #5261 of 6251

Go 4960x or go home. 

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Go 4960x or go home. 
No. Double Xeons bro.
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No. Double Xeons bro.

 

2 and 4P Opterons/Xeon's don't take full sized PCI-Express cards.

post #5264 of 6251
Ugh why so much choice, just get an E7, 128GB of ram or so and 2 Titan Z's. Done.
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Originally Posted by gopanthersgo1 View Post

Ugh why so much choice, just get an E7, 128GB of ram or so and 2 Titan Z's. Done.

Yeah, go jack a server and somehow drop dem two Titan Z's in dat dang and play Crysis 1 on dem settings. 

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