• Nitpick my build
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[url]http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tXXX3C[/url] Not sure if the motherboard is any good, or if 650w should be enough for the whole system. Any help would much be appreciated.
Blue's are pretty much identical to Barracudas, and almost the same as blacks but only with a 2 year warranty like the seagate has, and only up to 1tb size. And that PSU is a seasonic. Actually it's one of their top platforms.
Why are so many under the impression that WD Blues are garbage? Just make sure you get one with a 64MB cache and it's fine [editline]26th November 2014[/editline] Also, are you planning to overclock your processor? And that 650W PSU is more than enough
[QUOTE=Rixxz2;46575951]Why are so many under the impression that WD Blues are garbage? Just make sure you get one with a 64MB cache and it's fine [editline]26th November 2014[/editline] Also, are you planning to overclock your processor? And that 650W PSU is more than enough[/QUOTE] nah, cooler is just to keep temps nice and low i might OC it one day for fun though, not a massive OC though [editline]26th November 2014[/editline] [QUOTE=~Kiwi~v2;46570513]caviar blues are shit the psu is pretty much an ied[/QUOTE] elaborate
[QUOTE=~Kiwi~v2;46578064]caviar blues are slow and have some weird issues from my experiences, and the psu well apparently whilst being a seasonic its rebranded hence i dont trust it opinions are my own rate them as you will but have a good counter-argument rix[/QUOTE] It's a high-quality Seasonic PSU which Rosewill has just slapped their logo and name onto Also, are you sure you're not thinking about WD Green? I've personally used both Blacks and Blues, and I've never experienced any difference between them
[QUOTE=~Kiwi~v2;46578064]caviar blues are slow and have some weird issues from my experiences, and the psu well apparently whilst being a seasonic its rebranded hence i dont trust it opinions are my own rate them as you will but have a good counter-argument rix[/QUOTE]I've always bought Caviar Blues, they're not bad at all.
most of my friends caution me to stay away from barracuda since most of their drives have died quickly i honestly don't see anything wrong with the psu besides that its not fully modular do you guys have any nitpicks on the motherboard, i have been looking for a good one for awhile
Considering you're not after overclocking-capabilities (you can overclock on it, just don't expect great results), it's fine.
HDD: A WD Black would be better for longegevity.. the Blue won't be a bad performer, just remember to backup things you really want to keep (common sense for ANY system, no matter what you prefer!) GPU: depending on your workload you *Might* consider adding in a second GPU to handle additional compute loads (PhysX, CUDA rendering, OpenCL) if that's something you may need.. however there's no specific need for it. PSU-wise... I hate modular PSUs.. call me old fashioned but eh.. I just don't like them. but in my opinion, a PSU from a reputable company will be just as reliable as the next.. no big deal either way. MoBo: that board has a number of shortcomings that I, personally, dislike intensely.. chief of them is the M.2, SATA-express, and 2 SATA headers are bonded to a dual-lane PCI-e 2.0 link to the chipset.. this means that you're effectively limiting use to any two of the four at any given moment.. but eh. Overall: it's a solid enough build, I would spring for a slightly better motherboard but that's my opinion.. This build will last you a good many sessions of your favorite games to come, hope my 2 cents helps! Final Thoughts:
[QUOTE=MKitsune;46586825]HDD: A WD Black would be better for longegevity.. the Blue won't be a bad performer, just remember to backup things you really want to keep (common sense for ANY system, no matter what you prefer!) GPU: depending on your workload you *Might* consider adding in a second GPU to handle additional compute loads (PhysX, CUDA rendering, OpenCL) if that's something you may need.. however there's no specific need for it. PSU-wise... I hate modular PSUs.. call me old fashioned but eh.. I just don't like them. but in my opinion, a PSU from a reputable company will be just as reliable as the next.. no big deal either way. MoBo: that board has a number of shortcomings that I, personally, dislike intensely.. chief of them is the M.2, SATA-express, and 2 SATA headers are bonded to a dual-lane PCI-e 2.0 link to the chipset.. this means that you're effectively limiting use to any two of the four at any given moment.. but eh. Overall: it's a solid enough build, I would spring for a slightly better motherboard but that's my opinion.. This build will last you a good many sessions of your favorite games to come, hope my 2 cents helps! Final Thoughts:[/QUOTE] * In terms of quality, Blues and Blacks are nearly exactly the same. The actuation arm on a Black moves faster than a Blue, which decreases response time by a nominal amount, and obviously Blacks come in capacities of 1TB or greater. But neither of those things really warrant buying a Black at his price range. * He doesn't need more than one GPU for handling PhysX or other compute loads. This isn't 2007. A single 970 is capable of doing all of those things by itself without any problems and he should only consider getting a second if he's going to use multiple monitors or a single 4K monitor. * I guess extra cable management is fun if you like to waste time and enjoy torturing yourself. * If he only has one mechanical hard drive, one SSD, and one optical drive, he doesn't really need to worry about the other SATA headers or the M.2 port. Not to mention this motherboard has a wicked nice audio chip at this price range. It's fine for his needs.
I heard that the 840 pro deteriorates quickly. I'd recommend and 840 evo.
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