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coolyr

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  1. In that case I highly recommend it so far. I just put about 300 gb of videos and pictures onto it and read/write times seem to be great, especially for the price.
  2. Thanks man! Appreciate the advice - I wish I could just auto-follow my threads automatically instead of any I comment on, I always forget to click follow! :wacko: I actually installed the blue drive the other night because I lacked a final SATA connector for my mobo. No real complaints at all! It's surprisingly fast for an HDD, but I would always still suggest an SSD for fast loading times. I really love the HDD so far.
  3. I made an account a few weeks ago and began posting here and a few other forums to get advice on a gaming rig. I knew nothing about computer components, and I learned so much in short time with kind folks help. I want to sincerely thank this community right here for helping me put all this together. When I finally got all my parts, I was so excited that I didn't take as many pictures as I wanted so I apologize for that: https://imgur.com/a/u3ITX. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Micro Center)
  4. Good suggestion, can I ask why I don't need the extra wattage? If I overclock and maybe utilize a second GPU in the future, wouldn't the extra 100W be worth it? Again, just asking because I'm curious, I am not an expert. Also, that guy is a moron.
  5. I was wondering the same thing...
  6. I might actually be looking to utilize two GPUs down the line. Why is this SSD a bad choice for that? Thanks m8
  7. So, after getting some great advice from this awesome community I am about to wrap up and buy my parts for gaming and perhaps overclocking build. But first, I would LOVE any and all final tips or suggestions! Especially if you know of great/better monitors. Here it is: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.50 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Co
  8. I think this thread may be dead but this is my final build. Gonna postpone buying the build till tomorrow to get a little more advice though. Will re-post this build if thread is dead. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.50 @ SuperBiiz) Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg) Storage: A-
  9. Well, I won't just be gaming but that's the main point of the build. Could I ask why you say that about the GPU? What sort of other things make a GPU a "gaming" GPU or not? Do some GPUs run certain media better or something? Thanks m8!
  10. I think I'll get rid of the fans and buy them later if needed. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($96.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($99.99 @ Newegg) Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP920 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($89.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($48
  11. Well, I can always put more storage in later when I get more money. I might look around at more CPU coolers but I don't know where to start. I know you haven't said anything about the video card, but what do you think of this one?: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-gtx970gaming4g?It's Radeon so I bet CoolaxGaming would have an opinion too?
  12. Should I go with a 212 EVO and use the extra money for a 2TB HDD? Any suggestions on the HDD man?
  13. Like this GPU?: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9290xedfd and have any suggestions on the PSU there? CoolaxGaming have to say I agree with you so far so I'll trust you on the PSU.
  14. So I'm about to make this purchase, but would love some input before I do. Be super critical if you can. Am I getting too much cooling and not focusing on the CPU enough? Is my video card good for overclocking? Is this a really good SSD, or is there a better one? All tips and criticisms help and are greatly appreciated. I can stretch my budget a bit more if needed and get rid of the optical disc drive. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cb4KLk Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cb4KLk/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Pro
  15. Cool, I want it to be as cool as possible in case I upgrade later on which I assume will heat things up. This is my final build for ordering tomorrow (minus the OS) unless I upgrade to 16gb of RAM: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Micro Center) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($91.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg) Storage: A-Data Premier Pro SP
  16. Whoops, you're right, forgot to take off that Hyper 212 cooler. Although, someone told me I could go with that one instead because that CPU could handle overclocking with the cheaper Hyper 212. Think they are wrong? I've got the money, see no reason not to spend a little extra to keep things cool.
  17. Comessy you are the man, seriously. Here is the final build (added another CPU cooler for overclocking) and I will purchase tomorrow. Thanks so much! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.98 @ OutletPC) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($91.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53
  18. Thanks man! I really appreciate the help. Here's what I chose, assuming that this GPU would have the same noise level: Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($329.99 @ SuperBiiz) Any particular reason you prefer this GPU? Also, mind sending me a link to the G2A for Windows 8.1? I can't seem to find what you're referring to (is it just the key or the software install too?) Thanks again! You've been a great help!
  19. Hey guys! First I want to say I really love this community so far with all the help they have given me for my first build. It is a gaming build designed to handle overclocking. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.99 @ Amazon) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($91.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($129.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Mushkin Stealth 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg) Storage: A-Data
  20. I also like to run things in the background so I will definitely consider 16gbs of RAM, but probably a bit more in the future. Also, a buddy of mine told me to go with the r5 case instead of the h440. He has the h440 and says for a pure air build that's gonna hit up in there with the less efficient airflow. Does he know what he's talking about?
  21. This looks like a great build Suffokation, thank you so much! The monitor seems a bit pricy (not a bad thing), any reason this monitor would be preferred over having something like 3 different lower cost gaming monitors? Could it handle overclocking well? Thanks for the help from the land down under, man! Looks like a great build. Well, looks like I have a lot of option to choose from and consider, which is great! I'll definitely do some more research on parts and overclocking (any good places to look?), which I know nothing about. Also, just want to thank you all profusely an
  22. Thanks for the build Sam Z Man! I was wondering about the memory options though, do you think 2 1x8 sticks are necessary? I have heard that one stick would be more than sufficient for almost all games - is there some kind of added benefit to having all that extra memory? Also, I like the idea of a cooling system and multiple fans to keep things really quiet. Had some bad experiences with my computer frying from the inside out. Thanks a bunch man!
  23. Hello! I am looking for some help choosing components for a DIY gaming rig. It's my first DIY build, but I like to think I'm pretty handy (I like Legos hurrr durrr) and tech-savvy. All help is greatly appreciated! Here are the details: 1. Budget I am aiming for about $1,300 USD but I suppose my range varies a lot. I have some money to spend, but at the same time I don't want to blow all of it now when I can upgrade later if needed. That being said I am willing to drop more money for recommended gaming components like an SSD, which I think really improves the PC gaming experience. 2
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