Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 3, 2014, 08:35 PM
Dzzope's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
Posts: 2,679

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luay79 View Post

My preferred VGA cooler was the Asus DCUII, but recent reviews showed that the MSI Gaming series has better cooling and less noise and it matches your motherboard. Of course the deciding factor should be the after sales service so pick what's best for you. I know some in Canada will complain about MSI.

Now if you get 8GB RAM instead, a 500GB SSD wouldn't be that far off your budget.
Really? MSI GTX 780 Lightning Review
And the lightening is much better cooled than the gaming ed.. (Though obviously at higher clocks)

and 500gb SSD is still not worth it IMO. Getting close but it's still steep.
__________________
Random quotes:

AKG: "So please don't piss on people and claim its raining. "
Soullessone21: "Their the only fat bitches I ever want in my wife :)"
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 5, 2014, 11:21 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 492
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dzzope View Post
Really? MSI GTX 780 Lightning Review
And the lightening is much better cooled than the gaming ed.. (Though obviously at higher clocks)

and 500gb SSD is still not worth it IMO. Getting close but it's still steep.
That's an entirely different product optimized more for benching than quite gaming. Honestly since the GTX 780 and R9 290 came out, I couldn't care less for clocks when running on 1080P resolutions as the base performance of these cards will blow anything you run on them out of the water. The priority has now shifted to noise & cooling. If saving money was a priority then downgrading the card and overclocking it would be the right thing to do.

Based on my actual experiences I never had any issue with Asus, but the cards I bought were all triple slotters so I assumed shifting to dual slot will surely be a cause for compromise for Asus. I don't think Sky reviewed the MSI Gaming series, but another "Wiz" from another site has and that review confirmed my assumption.

As for the 500GB SSD, you're right that it isn't worth it. 1TB SSD still offers better bang for the buck

PS: You replied before I had to chance to edit!

Last edited by Luay79; January 5, 2014 at 11:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 5, 2014, 11:35 PM
Dzzope's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
Posts: 2,679

My System Specs

Default

Different product with a better cooler and the same core.

The big plus for me on the DCII is how cool everything else runs and that they don't seem to get the price hiked as much anymore.
Ohh and it's been a while since they shifted to the dual slot coolers and with the earlier ones I'd definitely agree, the TF from MSI kicked its butt, but it's much more even these days.

Either will be good but Asus seems to have taken their game up a notch with the latest iterations of the DCII (and I'm not just talking about the cooler but all the other components on the cards)
__________________
Random quotes:

AKG: "So please don't piss on people and claim its raining. "
Soullessone21: "Their the only fat bitches I ever want in my wife :)"

Last edited by Dzzope; January 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old January 9, 2014, 01:45 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 10
Default

Apologies for taking a while to reply to your helpful posts. One thing I have been wondering is whether it would be worth it to wait for the GTX 800 series to be released? Those cards are supposed to come out soon but so far I don't think there is a set release date.
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old January 9, 2014, 02:04 PM
Dzzope's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
Posts: 2,679

My System Specs

Default

I think it's q2 or q3...
__________________
Random quotes:

AKG: "So please don't piss on people and claim its raining. "
Soullessone21: "Their the only fat bitches I ever want in my wife :)"
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old January 23, 2014, 03:58 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: England
Posts: 16

My System Specs

Default

In regards to cooling I've been with previous versions of Coolermaster, Bitfenix etc which aren't bad at all but Noctua are currently the air cooling masters in my opinion.

Take a look at the NH-D14, it's fairly expensive but in my opinion it's the best of the best and it will fit your case/motherboard socket.

Everything else looks good, just change your GPU to Radeon and your operating system to Windows 7

Last edited by KeyboardSpartan; January 23, 2014 at 04:16 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old May 3, 2014, 11:12 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 10
Default

Rather than start a whole new thread here is my updated build list: link. Still wondering about a couple of things such as the video card and what kind of case to get. Especially the whole question of space inside the case. You may notice compared to my previous build list that I have opted for a full tower rather than a mid-tower.
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old May 3, 2014, 01:15 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: May 2014
Posts: 26
Default

Remember to use shopbot to check prices, and see it BestBuy sells the items you want, ask them to pricematch and you will save quite a bit plus better shipping as well
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old May 3, 2014, 04:16 PM
Allstar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 709
Default

I have concerns about your PSU and SSD pick.

1. I would get a Corsair or SeaSonic unit.
2. Samsung doesn't seem to have the best warranty service. I would go with another unit.
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old May 3, 2014, 04:50 PM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 2,842

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moocow View Post
I have concerns about your PSU and SSD pick.

1. I would get a Corsair or SeaSonic unit.
The xfx he picked is essentially both of those. Its made by seasonic...same platform that corsair uses in the AX line.

XFX PRO 850 W Black Edition Full Modular Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets
__________________
Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, MSI Cyclone GTX 460, Seasonic S12II 500W, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sister's first desktop budget gaming build bliz New Builds 12 February 10, 2013 04:49 AM
Ultimate Gaming Desktop Pc Build... ^_^ syaoran7li New Builds 45 September 16, 2012 11:59 PM
Gaming Desktop - Part out? RockCrayfish Price Check 7 March 27, 2012 07:51 AM
Gaming Desktop advice akazzz New Builds 9 October 19, 2011 12:28 PM
This desktop Gaming PC is slick looking Mnpctech Off Topic 9 August 13, 2011 07:26 PM