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SugarJ January 5, 2014 01:53 PM

FYI, Steam has an option to install games on different drives now. I keep 3 or 4 of the ones I play most on my SSD and the rest on my HDD.

sakage.shinga January 5, 2014 02:00 PM

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Originally Posted by SugarJ (Post 751369)
FYI, Steam has an option to install games on different drives now. I keep 3 or 4 of the ones I play most on my SSD and the rest on my HDD.

Excellent. I thought that was a feature but wasn't entirely sure.

Now I just have to find a case and I'm good to go. This will be my first time building the rig myself though...

Luay79 January 6, 2014 12:52 AM

Amazon is currently selling the Crucial M500 SSDs for the lowest prices so it might be worth it to buy from there or price match.

The Noctua NH-D (for Dinosaur)14 does cool best but the newer NHU14S is cheaper, quieter, more compact and uses newer fans (redesigned blades for smoother air flow), all while losing a couple of degrees in the cooling.

Overall I think your old rig can hold up fine and would wait for Haswell-E.

GTX 780 all the way. The R9 290 has abandoned us gamers and is hangin with the Wall Street wanna-be coin miners. Interestingly, I predict a future ban on this virtual currency and we might see over a million second hand R9 cards for sale on ebay. Vultures prepare!

sakage.shinga January 6, 2014 02:41 AM

Thanks! Right now I'm hoping that Asus will release the 780 TI DirectCU II soon so the non-TI OC 780 will drop in price...

Also, I think I've picked out my case, NZXT Phantom 530. Don't really care for the glossy black finish, but everything else seems good to me.

Dzzope January 6, 2014 03:33 AM

If you don't like the glossy black I think they do a gun-metal grey.

Release of custom designed higher end cards will not drop the 780's price.

sakage.shinga January 6, 2014 04:33 PM

Alright, placed the order today. Here's the final spec:

Case: Corsair Graphite Series 600T SE White
CPU: Core i7-4770K
Mobo: Asus Z87-Pro
Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Mem: G.Skill Ripjaws X F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB (2X8GB)
GPU: Asus GeForce GTX 780 OC DirectCU II 3GB
SSD: Crucial M500 480GB
HDD: WD Caviar Black 2TB
Optical: Asus BC-12B1ST
PSU: XFX Pro 850W Black Edition 80+ Gold (got this cheap, so never bothered to change)

Thanks for everyone's input and suggestions!!!
:D

Dzzope January 7, 2014 10:33 AM

Enjoy. :)

clshades January 7, 2014 08:20 PM

nice build man. Apparently they made water blocks for that vid card too.

Oops another drug :P


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