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post #5416 of 7079
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

Just checked, the only thing cheaper was the CPU

 

The motherboard by itself was cheaper by $7, but shipping made it the same price

 

Plus, it won't give me the benefits of free no questions asked restocking, return shipping and returns that Premier gives me or the good Amazon CPU return policy.

 

The CPU is $50 but only in store for them. 

 

 

Newegg's policies are fine for the most part. I have NEVER had a bad experience with them and believe me. I have RMA'd a decent amount of stuff. Just that I was unsure of the performance of this CPU. And considering Amazon had it for the same price and shipping speed. I may as well. 

 

 

I REALLY don't like the white color of the Cooler Master 120 I bought but hey. It's on sale with MIR for a reason. Because it's fugly and nobody wants to buy it. Whatever, $29.99 for one of the best budget mini-ITX cases (for Gaming usage). I won't complain. Plus, I can put my black Code Geass stickers on it! :D

 

I'm maybe gonna do a Sysrep on my main computer once I get this one in so I can use the SSD.....or I could just use one of my spare HDD's.

 

http://fixedbyvonnie.com/2014/01/heres-smart-way-move-internal-hard-drives-computers/

 

 

Anyway, it's gonna be blazzing. I am dropping my spare 7870 GHz into a $100 computer after all :gs1000smile:

Did you factor that Microcenter gives a $40 discount on the motherboard when you buy a CPU and motherboard together?  

Not sure about their online returns, but their in-store policies are THE BEST (at least in Columbus they are).

 

The Cooler Master 120 does not look that ugly, I only wish they were more 'cosmetically' conscious about the side vents.  Cannot go wrong for $100 though!

 

Stickers?  :( 

Stencils? :ksc75smile:

post #5417 of 7079

I actually had my first H100i fail after about 1.5 months. The store I bought it from let me exchange it (dont remember if it was Amazon/Newegg). I decided to put that new one in my secondary system and bought a D14 for my main system not going to risk it.

post #5418 of 7079
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Originally Posted by Muinarc View Post

Thanks for that info on your AIO, it's weird how little there is on the net about thier longevity, all you get are angry posts on forums where someone had theirs fail but I am wise enough to know that's not the whole story.

I have 5 PSUs -_- . The things have like 0 value for resale so you just kind of keep them.

Yeah, without truly having an objective look at the numbers of how many failures we can never truly know. PC Enthusiasts are generally MUCH MUCH more likely, technologically capable, and more rage-capable of writting and posting their bad runs with computer equipment. Most rarely give feedback if they receive it and its fine. This of course is mostly conjecture, but I don't think many of you will disagree with my slightly opinionated view that bad schiit to PC enthusiasts will almost always get a post online?

 

Yeah, I personally would never buy a used PSU. Very few PC stuff I would buy used.

 

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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 

Did you factor that Microcenter gives a $40 discount on the motherboard when you buy a CPU and motherboard together?  

Not sure about their online returns, but their in-store policies are THE BEST (at least in Columbus they are).

 

The Cooler Master 120 does not look that ugly, I only wish they were more 'cosmetically' conscious about the side vents.  Cannot go wrong for $100 though!

 

Stickers?  :( 

Stencils? :ksc75smile:

 

There is no store near me. All their CPU's are in store only :/

 

The Cooler Master 120 Advanced White looks ugly. The black looks awesome. I got the white..

 

 

 

I however will note that this is a terribad picture of it. The IRL pictures are much better

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by alv4426 View Post
 

I actually had my first H100i fail after about 1.5 months. The store I bought it from let me exchange it (dont remember if it was Amazon/Newegg). I decided to put that new one in my secondary system and bought a D14 for my main system not going to risk it.

What does an AIO failure look like? Come home to the smell of a newly burnt and fried computer?

 

I've been using mine for 3+ years and man-handle it every couple months. In that I swing it into awkward positions while cleaning it and holding the radiator in ways that puts a lot of weird stress on the tubes. Still going strong :D

 

Even more surprising is that I bought one of the VERY early batches of the H50. Back when you had to personally call and request an AM3 mounting bracket because even though it advertised support, they didn't include the needed stuff....that's how early it was I got mine. Back when they were still weeding stuff out and making mistakes. I expected mine to die already tbh..............

 

Haters gonna hate.

post #5419 of 7079
I read more about AIO pump failures than anything else. We'll see, I've just been curious because after my big PC was built with custom water loop, I don't think I'll do it again... and I dont want to worry about maintenance in the future like I have to with that box.
post #5420 of 7079
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Originally Posted by Muinarc View Post

I read more about AIO pump failures than anything else. We'll see, I've just been curious because after my big PC was built with custom water loop, I don't think I'll do it again... and I dont want to worry about maintenance in the future like I have to with that box.

Makes sense, makes sense.

post #5421 of 7079
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I'm returning the Pentium after it comes.

 

Just got an awesome deal

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/23wk9j/staples_still_price_matching_the_99_i54430_frys/

 

I just got an i5 Haswell 4430 for $100 :gs1000smile:.

 

Motherboard supports it as well.

 

Spent 21 minutes on the phone with awesome rep and BOOM. 

 

This may just make my Rig the cheapest built....

 

$29.99 CM 120 Advanced

$59.99 Asrock Motherboard

$100 i5 4430 CPU

$108 AMD 7870 GHz OC'd to 1200Core and 1350Mem

$60 Samsung EVO 840 128GB (if I put it in there)

 

The RAM and PSU are only another $100.


Edited by bowei006 - 4/24/14 at 6:17pm
post #5422 of 7079

Sorry I haven't been active on any part of this forum lately, I've been slowly making my way to the PC master race! Here are the specs of what I will be building, critique or suggest better parts if you like.

http://amzn.com/w/2J0CCSNI68GUW


Edited by ThickGlasses - 4/24/14 at 6:50pm
post #5423 of 7079
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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post
 

Sorry I haven't been active on any part of this forum lately, I've been slowly making my way to the PC master race! Here are the specs of what I will be building, critique or suggest better parts if you like.

You know that the link you gave is a generic link that brings you to your OWN wish list?

 

You have to click the share in the upper right corner. 

 

And don't hyperlink it like that. It's hard to spot/see

post #5424 of 7079
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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post
 

You know that the link you gave is a generic link that brings you to your OWN wish list?

 

You have to click the share in the upper right corner. 

 

And don't hyperlink it like that. It's hard to spot/see

Ahh, I'm so sorry! >_< Forgive me for being stupid! I'll fix it right now.

post #5425 of 7079

Mine had a pump failure which began as a loud noise, then it sounded like I was using a computer powered by a diesel engine. The temps were slightly higher than usual but still ok. But yea that thing was f***ed up. New one has been fine though but D14>>H100i

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

 

What does an AIO failure look like? Come home to the smell of a newly burnt and fried computer?

 

I've been using mine for 3+ years and man-handle it every couple months. In that I swing it into awkward positions while cleaning it and holding the radiator in ways that puts a lot of weird stress on the tubes. Still going strong :D

 

Even more surprising is that I bought one of the VERY early batches of the H50. Back when you had to personally call and request an AM3 mounting bracket because even though it advertised support, they didn't include the needed stuff....that's how early it was I got mine. Back when they were still weeding stuff out and making mistakes. I expected mine to die already tbh..............

 

Haters gonna hate.

post #5426 of 7079
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Ahh, I'm so sorry! >_< Forgive me for being stupid! I'll fix it right now.

I like my Carbide 300R but I know the Carbide xxxR's aren't very popular. But hey, if you like it why not :D 

 

Some like Fractal R4's or other stuff like that

 

Your RAM is too expensive and not good. There was a $65 RAM deal on Newegg today. Also never buy single or odd paired RAM (unless it is a tri channel intel). Get it in doubles. The 1x8GB stick is no go.

 

Many like the Asrock Extreme motherboard at $130 as opposed to the one you have. I haven't done my research in desktop mainstream gaming mobo's for 1150 but I see it on people's lists a LOT.

 

You are kinda overpaying for the 212 Evo. You can get it on sale for about $19 at times.

 

If you don't care for OC or other stuff. You can use the deal I have above. To get an i5 4430 for $100.

 

 

Depending on what it is you do with your system. The PSU can matter a lot. Getting those uber nice clocks when OC'ing, or when you are using some top of the line equipment yeah.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1455892/why-you-might-not-want-to-buy-a-corsair-rm-psu

 

If you want to do that stuff. Use some guides on OCN to get one of those nice enthusiast PSU's.

 

Otherwise, if you just want a system that works. You can easilly reduce your PSU to a $60 model. For the majority of users. PSU's are a bit overrated. Most don't actually fail and have problems as much as you think. Look at OEM's and the schiit they have been using for the last two decades. Not to mention, most PSU's either will be DOA if they suck or will die within the first few hours or day of using it. With USA newegg and Amazon return policies. RMA is easy and it rarely destroys your stuff. If it does. RMA that schiit as well.

 

 

A lot of your build is personal preference like the case, or what you want to do with it or the CPU so I won't say much about this. This post is more of an. Just to let you know kind of.

 

http://slickdeals.net/newsearch.php?forumchoice%5B%5D=4&forumchoice%5B%5D=9&forumchoice%5B%5D=10&forumchoice%5B%5D=13&forumchoice%5B%5D=25&forumchoice%5B%5D=30&forumchoice%5B%5D=38&forumchoice%5B%5D=39&forumchoice%5B%5D=41&forumchoice%5B%5D=44&forumchoice%5B%5D=53&forumchoice%5B%5D=54&q=212+evo&firstonly=1

 

Try using SlickDeals, and Reddit to find good deals

 

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=b0276eb0b4774c43bf201b020e108f36&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&Item=N82E16835118003&cm_sp=

 

Very popular Zalman 2ball cooler is only $13 right now from regular $38 thanks to $5 off promo code and $20 MIR.

 

 

Also remember to buy your A.M thermal paste. It's only $5 and is great stuff.

 

Or get the older version of the cooler for $15 less

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL042214&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL042214-_-EMC-042214-Index-_-CPUFansHeatsinks-_-35103065-L022B

 

 

But dude seriously. USE Reddit/r/buildapc sales and slickdeals search function

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?sdtid=6884730&EdpNo=7750575&sku=T925-3085&SRCCODE=LINKSHARE&cm_mmc_o=-ddCjC1bELltzywCjC-d2CjCdwwp&utm_source=Linkshare&utm_medium=Affiliate&utm_campaign=lw9MynSeamY&AffiliateID=lw9MynSeamY-XkCHfXhjzdHCypFvKmv0TA

 

This just popped up for example. 

 

I can throw so many links of personal choice stuff you can considering but try it out


Edited by bowei006 - 4/24/14 at 7:05pm
post #5427 of 7079

That is a lot more info than I was expecting! I don't know anything about computers, but I figured I'd need one soon. I'd like to be able to play a game or two, so I cobbled together a bunch of info in a night, I'd like to think I did a good lob of cramming but I'm going to have to go over a few more guides. Thank you so much Mr. Panda! :)


Edited by ThickGlasses - 4/24/14 at 7:31pm
post #5428 of 7079
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That is a lot more info than I was expecting! Thank you so much Mr. Panda! :)

But seriously

 

Do more research on stuff that others use. There are often times reason for why past the "oooo pretty case" and "needz to buy $120 PSU" depending on how you use it etc.

 

After you do that. Use slickdeals search function and buildapcsales on Reddit. 

 

You are spending about $100 more than needed needlessly. 

 

Lots of good coolers

 

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Zalman-CNPS10X-Performa-CPU-Cooler-Review/1065/6

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=2709&page=5

post #5429 of 7079
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Originally Posted by ThickGlasses View Post
 

Ahh, I'm so sorry! >_< Forgive me for being stupid! I'll fix it right now.

 

Basically:

 

* Find deals

* Cut back on the PSU

* Dual channel that RAM

* I am smitten with the Windforce cards:

www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-WINDFORCE-Graphics-GV-N770OC-4GD/dp/B00CU9GOAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398394745&sr=1-1&keywords=gigabyte+gtx+770

 

For reference, I have seen that same case for $30, and I bought the same CPU for $180 before discounts.  You can reduce expenses, or get more performance for your money, or both depending on your stance :D

 

Not like your build is bad, its somewhat inefficient is all.

post #5430 of 7079
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Originally Posted by Yazen View Post
 

 

Basically:

 

* Find deals

* Cut back on the PSU

* Dual channel that RAM

* I am smitten with the Windforce cards:

www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GDDR5-4GB-WINDFORCE-Graphics-GV-N770OC-4GD/dp/B00CU9GOAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1398394745&sr=1-1&keywords=gigabyte+gtx+770

 

For reference, I have seen that same case for $30, and I bought the same CPU for $180 before discounts.  You can reduce expenses, or get more performance for your money, or both depending on your stance :D

 

Not like your build is bad, its somewhat inefficient is all.

Yep, condensed form.

 

Using Newegg is good in terms of finding popular community choice items

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007627&IsNodeId=1&Description=lga%201150%20motherboard&name=Intel%20Motherboards&Order=REVIEWS&Pagesize=100&isdeptsrh=1

 

This links brings you to 1150 motherboards by feedback amount. Food for thought that you can then google and do mor research on to narrow down.

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