MadManOriginal wrote:If you want one of the more recent Radeons I'd go with a R270 and overclock it a touch, or just rn stock. The difference between it and the 270X isn't very much performance-wise and you might save a few dollars.
MadManOriginal wrote:Otherwise I think you aren't getting many replies because you've mostly got it figured out plus without a budget specified and being in Australia you're going to get few replies here.
Most likely a i5 4670. It will be sad seeing less CPU threads than my laptop, but I don't think hyperthreading is worth $100. I'm tempted to get a K cpu, but its $25 and I'm not looking at overclocking.
My first choice is a SZ87R6 - Shuttle have been good to me (at home and work). I've built 180+ of these system so I'm comfortable with them (to comfortable maybe). Convince me / show me on something else. Fractal 304 is a pain to build, BitFenix Phenom is chunky but with good cooling, SG08 is ugly and Ncase M1 is sold out till April next year.
dragmor wrote:So far I'm leaning towards the HD7950 Vapor-X, but if they 270X was priced like a 7870 then I would buy that.
dragmor wrote:$105 - G.SKILL Sniper 8GB F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2 (any reason to go 16GB?)
DPete27 wrote:If you want silence, your look no further than Asus' direct CU graphics cards. Few other coolers can match the low noise, and the ones that do are nowhere near the low temps of Asus.
My Asus GTX 660 made me a believer.
GeForce6200 wrote:Curious as to what PSU you are going to get. To get quiet I would think you need either a much higher wattage so it runs cool or a fanless one. Fanless PSU seemed to be very expensive though.
kumori wrote:Have you considered the LIAN LI PC-Q08B or Cooler Master Elite 130? I also really like the Silverstone Fortress FT-03 Mini, but it takes a lot of specialized parts.
kumori wrote:Probably not right now, though there is the possibility that PC games will start to use more RAM since consoles now have 8GB of RAM. I guess the question is how much more will 16GB cost?
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