Buying Advice Help banhammer create a rig.

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  1. BANHAMMER

    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Hello Mortals,
    I want to create a rig and I would be doing so in time frame of upcoming 2-3 months. Mostly some gaming FPS etc, but it should be able to do all other things. Should last 3 years in terms of relevance.
    Phase 1. CPU, Mainboard, PSU and Ram

    1.1 CPU
    in discussion with @harryneopotter is decided to be 4770k i5 cost 167£

    1.2 MainBoard:
    Suggestions invited
    Requirements: 1. USB ports atleast 8.
    2. Sata and E sata atleast 6.
    3.PCI slots, PCIe slots.
    4. Room for easy cable management.
    5. Room for accommodating fans
    6. A good sound card. I think I would stick with fewer channels. More channels means squat.
    7. Sli support: I am going for Nvidia, though I don't think I am going to stick two cards, but nevertheless, having it is good.8. Serial port/printer port/any other legacy or modern port would be good too, IDE, Floppy etc, though this is not mandatory.

    PSU

    Suggestions invited
    Requirements: 1. Should support all the power hungry peripherals.
    2. Should have enough power cables coming out to support various peripheral mostly hard drives of various types.

    RAM:
    16 GB 2333 Mhz DDR3?
    I am thinking of buying 8 GB single stick first and second 8 GB second stick later, but all these new fancy RAM come in pack of dual channel stuff, so I am not sure.
    Suggestions welcome.

    Phase 2. Cabbie, GPU,SSD

    2.1. Cabbie
    Suggestions invited
    Requirements: 1. Enough room for everything, cable management and fans etc.
    2. I have made a mistake in past by buying crappy cabbie,so this is important to have a proper discussion.
    3. Should have forward facing ports as well as backward. I think MB should be compatible etc.
    4. top mounted PSU or Bottom Mounted?


    2.2 GPU

    I might go with either Nvidia 770 or 670, though I wanted 680, but that is way too expensive.
    And they say GTX 770 is just relabled 680, so I a not certain if buying 770 is such a good idea.
    Cards are important I don't want to buy another for a long time.

    2.2 SSD

    Suggestions invited
    Never used one before, donno if I really need it or not.
    Shall I get one from US? will that make any difference? do they have international warranty.

    2.2 OTHER STUFF
    thinking of getting a WD blue sata 3 as internal drive. Initially I am going to use my old Caviar black for a while.
    anything I am missing? I have Mouse, keyboard, monitor, etc. Will buy speakers later.
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    Also I can get some stuff from US, so if there is a price incentive and international warranty on any of these component please do point out.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Stuff from US would be cheaper, though I'm not sure how much would be the import charge to the UK. Check Ebay for a price idea.

    With the number of USB ports you mentioned this would be a ATX board. Get a PCI/PCIe USB expansion card and get a smaller board.

    I'm using a Hybrid Drive in my Laptop, and the boot up/ operation speed difference is noticeable (750GB + 128GBSSD). Get one of those.
     
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    someone is going there so, I guess it should be ok afaik to get stuff from there personally.
    I am getting SSD anyway. plus I have enough storage.
    Why not ATX? This is a full blown rig.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Do u have the space? With the Cabby, an ATX rig is gonna be one huge space grabber.
     
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    Mandatory KB question, which one are you using?
    --- Double Post Merged, Apr 8, 2014 ---
    Mandatory KB question, which one are you using?
     
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    BANHAMMER Teh Almighty BanHammer Staff Member

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    A good old fella: TVS gold.
    I would accommodate the large cabby, I am not going for anything micro. I want a full blown monster with VFM thingy.
     
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    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Aha.. Now we talking... Get the CM HAF series Cabinet...

    And an Antec Kuhler 620 or 920!
     
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    Sachin suggested Corsair Carbide 400 R
     
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    The 400R IIRC is a mid ATX size. It's not a full size monster that can take like 6HDDs and what not.

    I Like the GX500 for the simple design. Else the Z11 is the one to go for!
     
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    Obsidian 800D!

    And change the damn keyboard!
     
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    you must be kidding those cabbies are way too expensive.
     
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    I still haven't got a Mobo, mofos. help me with mobo, mofos.
     
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