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Basic RAID support

USB 3.0 header

Gigabit NIC

At least 6 SATA ports

Micro ATX

How's this instead? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dKFh

This build is just going to sit in a corner, headless running FreeNAS and a plex media server. To be truthful, I was planning to start ordering parts tonight, but do you have any opinions on it?

 

 
Total: $551.17

CPU: i5 4670k • Cooler: Corsair H100i • Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER • RAM: Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x 8GB • Storage: Samsung 840 250GB SSD, 2x WD Red 3TB • GPU: EVGA GTX 780 3GB • PSU: Corsair RM750W • Case: Corsair 750D • Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 (I actually use the thing for productivity/media buttons) • Keyboard: Ducky Shine 3 w/ Browns - Green LED • Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27" 2560 x 1440, ASUS PB238Q 23" 1920x1080 • Lighting: 2m NZXT Sleeved Blue LED Strip • pcpartpicker.com/p/3cHfZ

 

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Why Ivy instead of Haswell?

No need for an aftermarket cooler if you're not going to oc.

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
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Why Ivy instead of Haswell?

No need for an aftermarket cooler if you're not going to oc.

No particular reason for the 3rd gen CPU other than I found a cheaper motherboard with more features, and yeah I was wondering about the cooler. Although, I figured $20 wasn't much to throw at extra cooling. Is there a fairly decent $20 CPU upgrade like EpicGeekonFire suggested? And sorry, I don't have a Micro Center close unfortunately.

CPU: i5 4670k • Cooler: Corsair H100i • Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER • RAM: Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x 8GB • Storage: Samsung 840 250GB SSD, 2x WD Red 3TB • GPU: EVGA GTX 780 3GB • PSU: Corsair RM750W • Case: Corsair 750D • Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 (I actually use the thing for productivity/media buttons) • Keyboard: Ducky Shine 3 w/ Browns - Green LED • Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27" 2560 x 1440, ASUS PB238Q 23" 1920x1080 • Lighting: 2m NZXT Sleeved Blue LED Strip • pcpartpicker.com/p/3cHfZ

 

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No particular reason for the 3rd gen CPU other than I found a cheaper motherboard with more features, and yeah I was wondering about the cooler. Although, I figured $20 wasn't much to throw at extra cooling. Is there a fairly decent $20 CPU upgrade like EpicGeekonFire suggested? And sorry, I don't have a Micro Center close unfortunately.

What features do you need for your motherboard?

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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What features do you need for your motherboard?

  • Basic RAID support
  • USB 3.0 header
  • Gigabit NIC
  • At least 6 SATA ports
  • Micro ATX

CPU: i5 4670k • Cooler: Corsair H100i • Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER • RAM: Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x 8GB • Storage: Samsung 840 250GB SSD, 2x WD Red 3TB • GPU: EVGA GTX 780 3GB • PSU: Corsair RM750W • Case: Corsair 750D • Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 (I actually use the thing for productivity/media buttons) • Keyboard: Ducky Shine 3 w/ Browns - Green LED • Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27" 2560 x 1440, ASUS PB238Q 23" 1920x1080 • Lighting: 2m NZXT Sleeved Blue LED Strip • pcpartpicker.com/p/3cHfZ

 

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Basic RAID support

USB 3.0 header

Gigabit NIC

At least 6 SATA ports

Micro ATX

How's this instead? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dKFh

If you ever need help with a build, read the following before posting: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/3061-build-plan-thread-recommendations-please-read-before-posting/
Also, make sure to quote a post or tag a member when replying or else they won't get a notification that you replied to them.

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How's this instead? http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3dKFh

Seems like some solid changes. Thanks as always!  :D

CPU: i5 4670k • Cooler: Corsair H100i • Motherboard: MSI Z87 MPOWER • RAM: Crucial Ballistix Elite 2x 8GB • Storage: Samsung 840 250GB SSD, 2x WD Red 3TB • GPU: EVGA GTX 780 3GB • PSU: Corsair RM750W • Case: Corsair 750D • Mouse: Razer Naga 2012 (I actually use the thing for productivity/media buttons) • Keyboard: Ducky Shine 3 w/ Browns - Green LED • Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27" 2560 x 1440, ASUS PB238Q 23" 1920x1080 • Lighting: 2m NZXT Sleeved Blue LED Strip • pcpartpicker.com/p/3cHfZ

 

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