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updated build $1,700-$2,000NZD build

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I've decided, thanks to the LTT forum to sell my old macbook pro as well as my prebuilt rig and build my own.  At minimum I'm expecting my rig to sell for $1,000 and the macbook pro for $850.  Which adds up to be $1,700.  Or more better in my case the rig being sold for $1,200-$1,300 and the macbook pro for $900-$1,000.  So in the best base senario $2,300 would be my budget.  This is an updated one, so I can improve what I want in this build and I would highly appreciate it if you could do a $1,700 and 2,000 dollar build ideas so if it goes either way there are both options.  I also want your advise on some ideas I had,

 

This will be my first ever custom built PC built by me, so PLEASE dont hesitate to share your building advise with me as I will need it.  In short, this PC will be used for a virtual machine now and then, gaming and a little bit of light movie editing.  I've never overclocked and probably wont ever, but I'm open to it.  I really want the PC to be as quiet as possible, however I want a window on the case so I can boast to my console friends who think I'm super stupid building my own PC. 

 

MY IDEAS:

 

Build $1,700:

 

Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CL9

 

Seasonic X-Series V3 750W 80Plus Gold Power Supply (SS-750KM3)

 

Intel Haswell Core i5 4670K 3.40GHz 6MB LGA1150 (using stock cooler)

 

Fractal Design Arc R2 Mid Tower Case Black

 

EVGA GeForce GTX760 Superclocked ACX 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 (02G-P4-2765-KR)

 

Gigabyte GA-Z87-HD3 Intel Z87 ATX Haswell LGA1150

 

Crucial M500 120GB 2.5" SATA3 6GB/s SSD (CT120M500SSD1)

 

Build $2,300:

 

 

Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler with NF-A15 PWM

 

Intel 530 Series 120GB 2.5" SATA3 SSD OEM (SSDSC2BW120A401)

 

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 64MB 6Gb/s SATA3

 

Kingston HyperX Beast 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3-1600 CL9 (KHX16C9T3K2/16X)

 

Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD3H Intel Z87 ATX Haswell LGA1150

 

Fractal Design Arc R2 Mid Tower Case Black

 

EVGA GeForce GTX770 Superclocked ACX 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E3.0 (02G-P4-2774-KR)

 

Intel Haswell Core i5 4670K 3.40GHz 6MB LGA1150

 

Seasonic G Series 750W 80Plus Gold Power Supply (SSR-750RM)

 

 

 

 

Noob Notes:

 

I would go with AMD but I feel nervous by their website and all the Mantle driver problems I here make me cringe

 

 

 

#Determine if advice was helpful
def was_helpful(advice):
  if advice >= 8:
    return True
  else:
    return False

helpfulness = input("Was I very helpful (1-10)?")
try:
  helpfulness = int(helpfulness)
  if helpfulness < 11 and helpfulness > 0:
    if was_helpful(helpfulness):
      print("Glad I was helpful")
    else:
      print("That's a shame")
  else:
    print("Provide a number between 1-10 next time...")
  except:
    "You did not provide a number"

 

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eh? the 750w was only a few dollars more so id say its worth it plus you can do cross fire later and if you want you can add nf12s or any quite 120 pressure fans

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU:  Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($314.00 @ PC Force)
CPU Cooler:  Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($204.25 @ PC Force)
Motherboard:  Asus GRYPHON Z87 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($239.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Memory:  Kingston Beast 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($135.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Storage:  A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($120.87 @ Aquila Technology)
Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($489.00 @ Paradigm PCs)
Case:  Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($189.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Power Supply:  Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($279.95 @ Computer Lounge)
Total: $1972.97
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-26 22:08 NZDT+1300)

Specs

CPU: i5 4670k i won the silicon lottery Cooler: Corsair H100i w/ 2x Corsair SP120 quiet editions Mobo: ASUS Z97 SABERTOOTH MARK 1 Ram: Corsair Platnums 16gb (4x4gb) Storage: Samsun 840 evo 256gb and random hard drives GPU: EVGA acx 2.0 gtx 980 PSU: Corsair RM 850w Case: Fractal Arc Midi R2 windowed 

 

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Nice ideas but for those budgets I would consider something along the lines of a 256GB SSD for a better experience. 

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I'm giving up.  This is your 3rd thread and you continually scrap all of the advice that I pour your way.  You keep remaking your build, changing your plans, updating budget and picking more expensive parts that aren't going to give you a performance increase.  Best of luck. You might want to just stick with pre-built consoles.

"I genuinely dislike the promulgation of false information, especially to people who are asking for help selecting new parts."

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CPU:  Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($314.00 @ PC Force) 

CPU Cooler:  NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler  ($94.05 @ PC Force) 

Motherboard:  ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($199.95 @ Computer Lounge) 

Memory:  Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($131.00 @ Paradigm PCs) 

Storage:  A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($120.87 @ Aquila Technology) 

Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($489.00 @ Paradigm PCs) 

Case:  Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($189.95 @ Computer Lounge) 


Total: $1682.82

(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 03:17 NZDT+1300)

 

How about this build? Black/white theme should look nice.

My favorite taste of the alphabet is yellow. 

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CPU:  Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($314.00 @ PC Force) 
CPU Cooler:  NZXT HAVIK 120 75.8 CFM CPU Cooler  ($94.05 @ PC Force) 
Motherboard:  ASRock Z87M Extreme4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($199.95 @ Computer Lounge) 
Memory:  Kingston Black Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($131.00 @ Paradigm PCs) 
Storage:  A-Data Premier Pro SP900 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk  ($120.87 @ Aquila Technology) 
Video Card:  Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card  ($489.00 @ Paradigm PCs) 
Case:  Corsair 350D Window MicroATX Mid Tower Case  ($189.95 @ Computer Lounge) 
Total: $1682.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-27 03:17 NZDT+1300)
 
How about this build? Black/white theme should look nice.

 

Thats really really nice.  I think I'll stick with this one unless I see a better one thanks mate :D

#Determine if advice was helpful
def was_helpful(advice):
  if advice >= 8:
    return True
  else:
    return False

helpfulness = input("Was I very helpful (1-10)?")
try:
  helpfulness = int(helpfulness)
  if helpfulness < 11 and helpfulness > 0:
    if was_helpful(helpfulness):
      print("Glad I was helpful")
    else:
      print("That's a shame")
  else:
    print("Provide a number between 1-10 next time...")
  except:
    "You did not provide a number"

 

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Nice ideas but for those budgets I would consider something along the lines of a 256GB SSD for a better experience. 

Yeah, I think ill go with a 256GB SSD.  Is it worth getting a new hard drive as well, or can I just use a hard drive I found lying around?

#Determine if advice was helpful
def was_helpful(advice):
  if advice >= 8:
    return True
  else:
    return False

helpfulness = input("Was I very helpful (1-10)?")
try:
  helpfulness = int(helpfulness)
  if helpfulness < 11 and helpfulness > 0:
    if was_helpful(helpfulness):
      print("Glad I was helpful")
    else:
      print("That's a shame")
  else:
    print("Provide a number between 1-10 next time...")
  except:
    "You did not provide a number"

 

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I'm giving up.  This is your 3rd thread and you continually scrap all of the advice that I pour your way.  You keep remaking your build, changing your plans, updating budget and picking more expensive parts that aren't going to give you a performance increase.  Best of luck. You might want to just stick with pre-built consoles.

Sorry, but I've never owned a console in my life and dont plan on ever owning one.  I'm a complete noob, and its really hard to choose the right components.  Which is why kind people like you help out, and I dont scrap your advice at all.   Thanks for the luck,  I also wish you the best of luck :)

#Determine if advice was helpful
def was_helpful(advice):
  if advice >= 8:
    return True
  else:
    return False

helpfulness = input("Was I very helpful (1-10)?")
try:
  helpfulness = int(helpfulness)
  if helpfulness < 11 and helpfulness > 0:
    if was_helpful(helpfulness):
      print("Glad I was helpful")
    else:
      print("That's a shame")
  else:
    print("Provide a number between 1-10 next time...")
  except:
    "You did not provide a number"

 

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Thanks guys, I've decided on something now!  Thanks for all your help! 

#Determine if advice was helpful
def was_helpful(advice):
  if advice >= 8:
    return True
  else:
    return False

helpfulness = input("Was I very helpful (1-10)?")
try:
  helpfulness = int(helpfulness)
  if helpfulness < 11 and helpfulness > 0:
    if was_helpful(helpfulness):
      print("Glad I was helpful")
    else:
      print("That's a shame")
  else:
    print("Provide a number between 1-10 next time...")
  except:
    "You did not provide a number"

 

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