Building a new rig need some inputs

#1 Posted by densocorp (379 posts) -

Basically i need some input regarding what should I used/ better parts that i should be looking at. I do not have the knowledge to OC so im not planning to OC in the mean time and I am unsure to get a crossfire motherboard as I sometimes ended up building a whole new rig.

CPU : core i5 4570
GPU : Sapphire Vapor R9 280X
RAM : G Skill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600
Motherboard : Still have thinking
HDD : Samsung Evo 120GB SSD & WD Black 1 TB HDD
OS : Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit
PSU : Looking for either a 550 watt or a 600 watt (some says it should be sufficient for the 280X)
Case: Need some input for a easy cleaning case


Thanks in advance.

#2 Edited by PfizersaurusRex (684 posts) -

Since you won't be overclocking just get a cheap H81 or H87 board with whatever conectors you need (front USB3, additional PCI-E slots, etc). Corsair CX-600M PSU looks like a good deal, if you actually get that $20 rebate. It's modular, so you won't have cables all over your case. And my choice for case would be CM 690 II, it has a lot of space and offers good cable management, but case is really a matter of preference and there are lots of models to choose.

#3 Posted by densocorp (379 posts) -

Thanks for the reply, I'll look into the case you just mention.

#4 Posted by Qixote (10719 posts) -

If you can afford to get more than 120GB on the SSD, then don't hesitate.

Also recommend going with Windows 8.1. It is not bad as all the funny horror stories. Granted, it does give a bad first impression, just because of the new metro interface. But it doesn't take long to realize you can ignore the new interface and work completely from the classic windows desktop as before. It has a smaller footprint than 7, uses SSDs better, and simply performs better especially with new games. I hesitated with my recent build and was going to go with 7, but after I jumped with 8.1 I realized I wasted too much time worrying about it. I quickly got over the bad first impression.

#5 Edited by insane_metalist (6147 posts) -

You should go with a 240GB-256GB SSD and 7 Pro instead.
PSU - EVGA 600B is something you should take a look at. It's only $50 after rebate.
Mobo - MSI Z97 Gaming 5 SLI/Crossfire capable.

#6 Edited by Blutfahne (275 posts) -

@PfizersaurusRex said:

Since you won't be overclocking just get a cheap H81 or H87 board with whatever conectors you need (front USB3, additional PCI-E slots, etc). Corsair CX-600M PSU looks like a good deal, if you actually get that $20 rebate. It's modular, so you won't have cables all over your case. And my choice for case would be CM 690 II, it has a lot of space and offers good cable management, but case is really a matter of preference and there are lots of models to choose.

I do not recommend buying a cheap mobo. If you buy a quality mobo it should outlive all of your other components. Also OCing is easy, he can figure it out in 5 minutes.

#7 Posted by densocorp (379 posts) -

CPU : core i5 4570/4590 (if 4590 only couple of dollars more)

GPU : Sapphire Vapor R9 280X

RAM : Kingston HyperX Fury DDR3 1600 (8Gb)

Motherboard : Asus Z87-A

HDD : Samsung Evo 120GB SSD & WD Black 1 TB HDD

OS : Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

PSU : Corsair CXM 600 watt (compatible with Hasewell)

Case: Still looking, which has a good filter?

#8 Edited by Chatch09 (361 posts) -

@densocorp: The Fractal Design ARC series has dust filters all over the place.

#9 Posted by Bikouchu35 (7411 posts) -

@blutfahne said:

@PfizersaurusRex said:

Since you won't be overclocking just get a cheap H81 or H87 board with whatever conectors you need (front USB3, additional PCI-E slots, etc). Corsair CX-600M PSU looks like a good deal, if you actually get that $20 rebate. It's modular, so you won't have cables all over your case. And my choice for case would be CM 690 II, it has a lot of space and offers good cable management, but case is really a matter of preference and there are lots of models to choose.

I do not recommend buying a cheap mobo. If you buy a quality mobo it should outlive all of your other components. Also OCing is easy, he can figure it out in 5 minutes.

Yeah, I like to call that a free upgrade. OCing can increase the longevity of the cpu for a year in terms of performance satisfaction.

Get the K cpu and Z board together, you are doing yourself a big favor oc'ing. If you can stretch the budget try a 290 r9 for $100 more or less since I seen some on sale, but you must buy a non reference model since the reference cooler sux on those.

#10 Posted by PredatorRules (7980 posts) -

@densocorp said:

Basically i need some input regarding what should I used/ better parts that i should be looking at. I do not have the knowledge to OC so im not planning to OC in the mean time and I am unsure to get a crossfire motherboard as I sometimes ended up building a whole new rig.

CPU : core i5 4570

GPU : Sapphire Vapor R9 280X

RAM : G Skill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengence DDR3 1600

Motherboard : Still have thinking

HDD : Samsung Evo 120GB SSD & WD Black 1 TB HDD

OS : Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit

PSU : Looking for either a 550 watt or a 600 watt (some says it should be sufficient for the 280X)

Case: Need some input for a easy cleaning case

Thanks in advance.

Everything looks legit, about PSU 500 would be enough (I own Corsair CX500)

If you do not plan on Crossfire you should pick some cheap MOBO for 40$ from: Asus, Gigabyte, MSI or ASRock.

About the case I recommend on Corsair 200R, 300R, 400R, 500R whatever you find the cheapest.