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#1 Carolus Rex

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 09:28 AM

Hi everyone!
 
Next week i'll order all the parts for my computer, thought i would make a little log about it since i've been going on about it for so long now.
 
Here's what i have:
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In this case:
 
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(It's using a 430w PSU that's rated below 80 plus)
 
The upgrades
 
PSUCorsair RM 650W 
A cheap gold rated powersupply, with more than enough power to spare.
 
GPU: Asus R9 280x DirectCUII
Alot cheaper than the 770 and with better or same performance.
 
Case: Fractal Design R4
What can i say, good ventilation and most importantly sound proofed. Also, the graphics card won't fit properly so that's why the new case, besides it would probably get pretty hot in there. 
 
Will post some more pictures when it's done!

Edited by Carolus Rex, 15 November 2013 - 08:31 AM.

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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:35 AM

Looks good m8. My computer is dying but I don't have the money to build a computer up to the specs I want. I'm tempted to just spend the money I have just to have a stable computer. The one I have shuts off for no reason, I checked the logs and it just says that everything dies. Maybe it's the hard drive, I'm not sure... but something is wrong.


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#3 Carolus Rex

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 06:47 AM

Parts are now ordered! And i bought BF4, now i just have to wait for the parts to arrive.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:30 AM

I have this oh so funny story for you. I ordered the graphics card and the power supple last monday, they arrived the next day. Mom said she would order the case on wednsday, which she did. Only problem is, she ordered to the wrong adress. So it ended up at her house. She lives 380 miles from me. So she has to ship it back to Inet and they have to ship it to me. Ain't that a pincecone in the fruitsalad.
 
Anyway. Do anyone know where i can find the pinout for the I/O ports on my motherboard. I guess i can figure it out by trial and error and by looking at where the wires go on the old case. But it would save alot of time. I've been seacrhing around but found nothing, any help is appreciated. The front panel I/O connector on the old case is one connector only, simmilar to Asus' Q-connector but without the regular seprate connectors.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:11 PM

So it begins.....

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 03:17 AM

Unfortuanly the RM 650 PSU wasn't compatible with the motherboard :/. So i'm saving up for a new motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler and some RAM.

 

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Posted 29 January 2014 - 04:01 AM

So things didn't work out as i intended. The PC simply wouldn't boot and i really couldn't figure out why. But i started saving money to complete this build. That time has come and on friday i will buy the rest of the components i need. So all in all, these are the components that i will use in my build:

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G43 (get mad, Dev.)
CPU: 4670k
PSU: Corsair RM 650w
GPU: Asus R9 280x Directcu2 (get madder, Dev.)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4
Storage: 1,5 TB WB Harddrive
RAM: Crucial Ballstix Sport 8GB 1600mhz
OS: Windows 8.1

That will be it for now, it will be rather barebones but it'll have to do.

Things that will be purchased later down the line:

CPU cooler: Probably something like an Noctua NH-D14. There is no window on my case and it will stand under my desk anyway so i don't care about the awful colour scheme
SSD: Depending on what i feel like spending. Either the cheapest Kingston SSD or the cheapest Samsung Evo SSD

But i feel like it would be better to prioritize the periphials first. A good mouse, a mechanical keyboard as well as either a headset or a headphone + standalone microphone setup.

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