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Master Geek


  #1087017 11-Jul-2014 11:44
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theitman:
harts:
theitman: Ok so this morning i got a new quote with a hybrid HDD just to lower the price. I want to get it to around 1k all up.

Any one know if these are any good? new quote is 1062 instead of 1300 as above.

Maybe ditch the SSD and HDD and get second hand ones?

Cheers


Have you got the cash? If so PM me with exactly what you want to the T and i'l see if i can help you out. I should be able to get close to wholesale for you on all of the above

Mat


Yup i have the cash. Wow thanks Mat, that would be great. The above quote i got from pbtech that i posted above is exactly what i want.

Cheers
Mike


Cool as, won't hear back until Monday but should blow that quote out of the water



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Master Geek


  #1087019 11-Jul-2014 11:45
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harts:
theitman:
harts:
theitman: Ok so this morning i got a new quote with a hybrid HDD just to lower the price. I want to get it to around 1k all up.

Any one know if these are any good? new quote is 1062 instead of 1300 as above.

Maybe ditch the SSD and HDD and get second hand ones?

Cheers


Have you got the cash? If so PM me with exactly what you want to the T and i'l see if i can help you out. I should be able to get close to wholesale for you on all of the above

Mat


Yup i have the cash. Wow thanks Mat, that would be great. The above quote i got from pbtech that i posted above is exactly what i want.

Cheers
Mike


Cool as, won't hear back until Monday but should blow that quote out of the water


Awesome cheers!

 
 
 
 


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Master Geek


  #1087031 11-Jul-2014 12:00
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theitman:
harts:
theitman:
harts:
theitman: Ok so this morning i got a new quote with a hybrid HDD just to lower the price. I want to get it to around 1k all up.

Any one know if these are any good? new quote is 1062 instead of 1300 as above.

Maybe ditch the SSD and HDD and get second hand ones?

Cheers


Have you got the cash? If so PM me with exactly what you want to the T and i'l see if i can help you out. I should be able to get close to wholesale for you on all of the above

Mat


Yup i have the cash. Wow thanks Mat, that would be great. The above quote i got from pbtech that i posted above is exactly what i want.

Cheers
Mike


Cool as, won't hear back until Monday but should blow that quote out of the water


Awesome cheers!


It would have to go through my work account, so i would order it and i would give them your address for delivery. Only thing is i'd require the cash first. So, it comes down to trust i guess. We can talk outside of these forums

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Uber Geek


  #1087178 11-Jul-2014 14:27
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theitman: Ok so this morning i got a new quote with a hybrid HDD just to lower the price. I want to get it to around 1k all up.

Any one know if these are any good? new quote is 1062 instead of 1300 as above.

Maybe ditch the SSD and HDD and get second hand ones?

Cheers

Hybrid drives don't have a very good reputation.  I'd suggest getting an SSD or a decent hard disk like a WD Black or 10,000 RPM drive if you can find one within the price range.  SSD will be best though. :)





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!



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Master Geek


  #1091235 18-Jul-2014 11:00
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Ok so about to make an order with PBtech.

Changed a few things round as don't really want to spend over 1k for the PC.

Current list:
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell
8gb ram
120gb SSD
1tb HD
Cooler Master V750S 80-Plus GOLD 750W PSU
Cooler Master 212 Evo Cpu cooler
COOLER MASTER K282 Black
ASRock B85M-ITX mb

Thoughts?

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Master Geek


  #1091282 18-Jul-2014 11:25
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Bro thats a mean PC

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Uber Geek


  #1091394 18-Jul-2014 13:33
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Great rig!

Before you make the ultimate decision, I'd suggest doing some research on the board to see if the revision you are set in concrete going to buy does not have any major factory issues.  I bought my 990FX UD5 board (which was the best AMD board at the time) and it had all kinds of issues from the factory, mostly those now fixed with firmware patches.

If clearence in your case checks out, I'd personally pick the Noctua NH D-14/15 series cooler over the CoolerMaster.  It's the best air cooler money can buy at the moment and I trust the brand FAR MORE than the CoolerMaster brand.  The support is so much better and their product is nothing but quality.  The cons would be the price tag and clearance with memory if they have heat spreaders (which are only cosmetic anyway)

Get a good thermal paste brand.  The Noctua compound is in the top three in terms of performance as far as I know.  Arctic Silver is a trusted brand, but I never use it personally.

Might want to check SSD performance on the chipset on the board you pick too.  SSD performance seems to sway quite drastically from board to board.  Specifically with AMD boards (which you don't need to worry about) but I've seen it on Intel boards too.





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!

 
 
 
 




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Master Geek


  #1091442 18-Jul-2014 14:39
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Im pretty sure on everything except the motherboard, trying to see if there is anything better for not much more.
Got a quote for everything above $899 minus gfx card and psu.

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Uber Geek


  #1091457 18-Jul-2014 14:59
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theitman: Im pretty sure on everything except the motherboard, trying to see if there is anything better for not much more.
Got a quote for everything above $899 minus gfx card and psu.


Motherboards are interesting...People have benched $70.00 ASRock Micro ATX boards against $500+ dollar ASUS ROG boards and they have come off the same.  I'd say the amount of PCI-E slots, SATA chipset and BIOS features matter the most.  Spending extra money for gimmics like armor plated boards to channel heat to a little fan won't do you much good.





Sometimes what you don't get is a blessing in disguise!



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Master Geek


  #1092660 20-Jul-2014 20:30
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theitman: Ok so about to make an order with PBtech.

Changed a few things round as don't really want to spend over 1k for the PC.

Current list:
Gigabyte Radeon R9 280X
Intel Core i5-4590 Haswell
8gb ram
120gb SSD
1tb HD
Cooler Master V750S 80-Plus GOLD 750W PSU
Cooler Master 212 Evo Cpu cooler
COOLER MASTER K282 Black
ASRock B85M-ITX mb

Thoughts?


Update: I am going to get the r9 280x sapphire toxic card so only need to get a 650 watt psu.
Looking to order this week.



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Master Geek


  #1095488 25-Jul-2014 11:02
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Hey guys, update time, all ordered now. Screens and audio to go.

Intel Haswell Core i5 4590 3.30Ghz
Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-x 3gb
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Thermalright True Spirit 120M CPU cooler
Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix
Corsair 750 watt Gold PSU (may go to 2 cards later on)
CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced case
+
Logitech G27
Obutto ozone v1

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Master Geek


  #1095490 25-Jul-2014 11:07
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theitman: Hey guys, update time, all ordered now. Screens and audio to go.

Intel Haswell Core i5 4590 3.30Ghz
Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-x 3gb
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Thermalright True Spirit 120M CPU cooler
Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix
Corsair 750 watt Gold PSU (may go to 2 cards later on)
CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced case
+
Logitech G27
Obutto ozone v1


Why go with an ATX case with a Mini ITX board?





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Master Geek


  #1095494 25-Jul-2014 11:12
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harts:
theitman: Hey guys, update time, all ordered now. Screens and audio to go.

Intel Haswell Core i5 4590 3.30Ghz
Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-x 3gb
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Thermalright True Spirit 120M CPU cooler
Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix
Corsair 750 watt Gold PSU (may go to 2 cards later on)
CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced case
+
Logitech G27
Obutto ozone v1


Why go with an ATX case with a Mini ITX board?




That was what i was recommended but i think that was when i was going for the smaller case.

Right time to find a new motherboard!

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Master Geek


  #1095496 25-Jul-2014 11:14
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theitman:
harts:
theitman: Hey guys, update time, all ordered now. Screens and audio to go.

Intel Haswell Core i5 4590 3.30Ghz
Sapphire R9 280x Vapor-x 3gb
Corsair 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600
Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB SSD
Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB
Thermalright True Spirit 120M CPU cooler
Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix
Corsair 750 watt Gold PSU (may go to 2 cards later on)
CoolerMaster 690 II Advanced case
+
Logitech G27
Obutto ozone v1


Why go with an ATX case with a Mini ITX board?




That was what i was recommended but i think that was when i was going for the smaller case.

Right time to find a new motherboard!


Or a smaller case, i have an ATX MSI G45 mobo im getting rid of to go to a micro ATX so i can have a smaller case. Looks tidier on the desk. I'm waiting on the Corsair Carbide Air 240 - this does mitx and matx - releases in August



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Master Geek


  #1096118 26-Jul-2014 13:49
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On cooler masters website it says the case will take "Mini -ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX" mb's.

Does it matter what size mb i go with?

Sorry just learning as i go

Something like this? http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/B85ME/

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