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    Default Re: Help choosing CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    Did some research & I've found Samsung 950 Pro for 220usd, this is a good price so I'll give this serious consideration.

    His bigger brother is 410(!).

    Also found good deal - Kingston HyperX Fury Black DDR4 2133 48 gigs 4 360.
    Is those prices are the final ones (with taxes and shipping included), if so, I'd stretch a little and go for 950 Pro 512GB.

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    Default Re: Help choosing CPU

    That's the thing, I can not. The aim is to take a strong CPU and plenty of RAM and about all that place components with a decent price.


    I am aware of the differences in speed in favor of a larger model, but I will not do anything at the professional level. I liked the speed of the loading Win (probably true for other applications), and anyway it is an average 3 times faster than the average SSD, which is more than enough, while the difference in price compared to the 850Pro only 50usd.


    The reason I am still reserved about this is its idle temperature - 68C degrees, how will this affect the long-term parts of MB from the area surrounding SSD and below.

    Predator would be stretching it.

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    Default Re: Help choosing CPU

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    The reason I am still reserved about this is its idle temperature - 68C degrees, how will this affect the long-term parts of MB from the area surrounding SSD and below.
    You should be proactive about mitigating the heat generated by your system's components. If you have good fans inside of your case, (and they're set-up properly) the positive airflow will help to keep components within operating temperatures.

    I always have all of the case's front & side fans pulling air into the case.
    All of the rear and top fans are blowing air out of the case.

    I don't know what case you're using, (or what fans you have in it) so I can't recommend anything better to you.

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    Default Re: Help choosing CPU

    Here's an interesting (if slightly off on a Tangent) article that (at least in part) discusses some of the stuff we were talking about with NVME SSD's and X99 v Z170, interestingly it specifically uses the 950 Pro that Skyline is considering (albeit 2 of them).

    Samsung 950 Pro M.2 PCIe Gen 3x4 NVMe SSD RAID 0 Report

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    So, I have dealt with a little research and I found something that would be interesting as for the other components. These are the prices with taxes and shipping


    - MSI X99S XPOWER AC [410] - [H] review
    - Noctua NH-U12S [75]
    - R7 370 STRIX-R7370-DC2-2GD5 [210]
    - Asus Xonar DX/XD/A [90]
    - 2xWestern Digital WD6001FZWX Black [800] - all the storage i could ever need


    I still have not decided regarding the following:



    PSU


    -COOLER Master V850 [230]
    -Super Flower SF-750F14MG [170]
    -EVGA Supernova G2 750W [150]
    -EVGA Supernova G2 850W [180]



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    -Silverstone FT04B-W [340]
    -Antec P380 [280]
    -Silverstone SST-RV04B-W [230] - my favorite for now
    -Thermaltake Chaser A71 [180]
    -NZXT Phantom 630 (window) [160]
    -Thermaltake Core V71 [165]
    -Corsair Carbide 330R [160]
    -Fractal Design Define XL R2 [155]
    -NZXT Phantom 530 [145]
    -Thermaltake F51 [120]
    -Thermaltake Core V51 [110]



    Keyboard


    -COOLER Master NovaTouch TKL [200] - I'll work a lot of typing so inclined toward him
    -Logitech Atlas Spectrum G410 [160]
    -Mad Catz S.T.R.I.K.E. 3 [110]



    Mouse


    -razer abyssys [35]
    -steelseries rival 100 [50]
    -made Catz Cyborg R.A.T. 1 [45]



    Optics


    -Lite-ON iHBS112-115 (BR) [85]
    & 3 external
    -LG GP30NB20 [38]
    -ASUS DRW-08D2S [36]
    -Samsung SE-208DB / TSWS [39] - also a favorite



    I take into account that there may be changes in the choice of CPU and MB when a Broadwell-E appears (provided that the prices are ok).

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    Well. Looking at your list, You and I are clearly in differing camps on hardware! For example, I'd likely never choose an X99 over a Z170 at this moment in time, nor would I buy an R7 370 over an GTX 960, and I'd NEVER put spinning disks in a performance machine (that's what NAS boxes are for) .

    HOWEVER, we're closer on PSU choices! The two EVGAs and the Superflower you have listed are all basically the same PSU. They're all built on the quite excellent Superflower LEADEX gold platform. I've used a number of EVGA's based on recommendations here on PureOC, and they're pretty solid (#2 on my list of PSU manufacturers I use). I like them. However the Coolermaster is a Seasonic when all is said and done, and the platform in that PSU is a (bit) better (in my opinion) than the LEADEX gold. Not dramatically, but a bit better. Unfortunately I think the price Delta for that Coolermaster is way too high. As SeaSonic based alternatives to the CoolerMaster I'd consider the SeaSonic Platinum SS-860XP2 860W or Gold SeaSonic X Series X-850 or for a Seasonic Based EVGA perhaps the EVGA 220-GS-0850-V1 80 PLUS GOLD 850 (or the 750W versions). If you'd rather stick to the brands you've listed, I'd go with the (any of the) EVGA's, and in that case the G2's have a better warranty than the GS's (10 year on the G2's vs 7 years on the GS's).

    As far as cases, I'm partial to Fractal Design, I think their build quality is amazing. I've not used a Silverstone, so I can't provide any comparative points. But that Thermaltake Core V51 is horrible. This Thread: Black and Red....a half-#$%! work log... shows why I think that, so if it were up to me, I'd delete the Thermaltakes right off your list.

    Keyboards, & Mice are very personal choices. I'm all about mechanical's at this point in time, and I'm kind of partial to the Corsair Vengeance series... And I go cheap cordless on Mice, so there ya go.

    Good Luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    Well. Looking at your list, You and I are clearly in differing camps on hardware! For example, I'd likely never choose an X99 over a Z170 at this moment in time, nor would I buy an R7 370 over an GTX 960, and I'd NEVER put spinning disks in a performance machine (that's what NAS boxes are for) .

    I could stretch for Asus or Gig 960 [280$] or even Saphire Nitro R9 380X [325$] if it's worth the price difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyline View Post
    I could stretch for Asus or Gig 960 [280$] or even Saphire Nitro R9 380X [325$] if it's worth the price difference.
    I'm kinda partial to the http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00UOYQ5LA/?tag=pcpapi-20 (EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4G SC ACX 2.0+) personally, but the Asus Strix is a cool card too. In a 370 v 960 choice, I'd go with the 960. However in a 960 v a 380 race, it would be hard to take the 960 over a 380. That's a tough call though. I'm partial to nVidia so I would probably buy the nVidia no matter what, but a lot really depends on price and the games you want to play. If AMD has an edge in some of your favorite games, than jump on the AMD. Pricing in Serbia is somewhat different than here for sure, as are the available brands. Are the prices you listed in USD or Dinars, or Euros?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gu3 View Post
    I'm kinda partial to the http://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00UOYQ5LA/?tag=pcpapi-20 (EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4G SC ACX 2.0+) personally, but the Asus Strix is a cool card too. In a 370 v 960 choice, I'd go with the 960. However in a 960 v a 380 race, it would be hard to take the 960 over a 380. That's a tough call though. I'm partial to nVidia so I would probably buy the nVidia no matter what, but a lot really depends on price and the games you want to play. If AMD has an edge in some of your favorite games, than jump on the AMD. Pricing in Serbia is somewhat different than here for sure, as are the available brands. Are the prices you listed in USD or Dinars, or Euros?

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    You're right - I'll have to see the reviews for different performance in various games to make a decision. EVGA is cool, it's 290$ comparing to Strix - small difference. I'm listing prices in USD converted from Dinars (ratio is approx. 1:100).

    Update: It's 1:112 to be precise. So the prices are actually 10% lower then I assumed (in $).

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    Pricing in Serbia is somewhat different than here for sure, as are the available brands.

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    Yeah, choice is a bit narrow here.

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    Sapphire Nitro R9 380X is great if you can afford it.

    Sapphire cards usually perform better than other Radeon brands do.

    I use Sapphire when I decide to buy AMD based GPUs.
    I usually buy EVGA when I'm looking for NVIDIA based GPUs.

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    My choice would be:
    1 (Case). Fractal Design Define XL
    2 (PSU). EVGA Supernova 850W 80+ Gold
    3 (GPU). EVGA GTX 960
    Now, about CPU and mobo, well, I've already commented about it.

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    My choice would be:
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    Default Re: Help choosing CPU

    Just found Gainward GTX 960 2GB Phantom for 205 $,Gainward GTX 970 4GB for 340$ & Corsair SSD 480GB Neutron XT for 195 $ (would combine it with 950 pro).

    Watched some YT videos, and there isn't much of a difference between 960 & 380x in most games, so the performance doesn't really compensate for the price difference.

    GTX 960 seems to be the most reasonable choice, so I'm gonna go with Gainward GTX 960 2GB - if it's still in stock by the begining of summer, if not I'm just gonna go EVGA.
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    It's a good choice, but please consider a 4GB card. This will provide much better gameplay and capability than a 2GB card will.

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