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Tinybox build - second opinions appreciated

Mistycica
  • 70 months ago

First of all, hi everyone, I have to say that the entire site setup and community amazes me, seriously.

Anyway. I'm getting back home in less than two weeks and I want to burn my hard-earned cash on quickly amortizing luxury stuff - namely gaming hardware. First serious build for myself, all-new parts and so on. It's about time I got my feet wet! Since I live in Hungary, prices are jacked through the ceiling and parts availability is not the best, so I'm going to work by sudden price drops and by what's in stock at that time, but I slapped a list together as a pointer.

My priorities are: - Reasonable all-round performance (Star Citizen has to run alright at release! well, maybe with a gpu swap by then) - Silence (it's a bedroom PC, and probably on the desk) - Good temps (summer occasionally sees 40°C+ in the flat - I'd prefer things not shutting down under load then) - and a compact size. - Budget is circa 450 000 HUF, give or take (I'm sure USD is not gonna help anyone out).

Checked a lot of Node 304 builds, love the case, and I'm fairly sure parts are going to fit into it. I might go with an Asus board+GPU instead, again, depends on price, but I like how the MSI setup looks.

Fidgety points: - I'm not sure if I need to swap for the Noctua fan, but I heard the Corsair was rather noisy at load? - Is there maybe a viable air cooler alternative, keeping to all priorities? - Do I need a WD Black if I'm running games off it once in a while, or is a Blue enough? - Is the PSU in the right wattage range? - Is there any reason to hold the build back a while? (I'd prefer not to)

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Mistycica/saved/3GVmP6

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  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

WD blue will be fine for running games once in a while.

You prolly don't need 16gig of such fast ram, I'm not a pc gamer but I don't think there's any that need more than 8gig atm

AMD gpus generally offer better bang for your gaming buck (280x beats 770 in most games iirc) tho you should prolly google for fps comparisons on games you like as most games usually prefer one brand over the other.

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, alright, I was just wondering if the fetch speeds on the Black were worth the extra.

I'm already running eight gigs @1600 though, the amount is definitely not enough for my uses. The system and my browsing/gaming habits tend to gobble it up like crazy :\ And with current crazy RAM prices, frequency steps are about two dollars from each other, I'm grabbing whatever's looking best at that moment.

I have a sort of a preference for green brand cards, so I think I'm sticking with the 770, especially since the price also has no difference. But might give it another thought.

Thanks :3

  • 70 months ago
  • 1 point

Well the black will be quicker of course but both drives are still gonna feel very slow next to the ssd so that's why I'd be inclined to go with the cheaper hdd.

Fair enough on the ram.

Nothing wrong with having a preference but it's prolly worth reading up on some reviews/comparisons for the games you prefer, techpowerup.com have a good list of games/gpus on their own reviews, iirc that's where I was reading the 280x review.

NP :D

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