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#1 BaZurk

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:37

I am about to hit "Place Order" on this build.  The thoughts and advice of this community always mean a lot to me so please feel free to share them.

 

http://secure.newegg...Number=33275428




#2 offroadaaron

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:42

Did I miss something, no graphics card? Using onboard graphics?



#3 OP BaZurk

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:43

offroadaaron, on 27 Jul 2014 - 00:42, said:

Did I miss something, no graphics card? Using onboard graphics?

 

Have a card already. Will switch to on board on my current build and put my Nvidia GTX 680 in this one.



#4 offroadaaron

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:58

Apart from the case (just not my style) I like the build, I was looking at that mobo this week because of the ASUS thunderbolt 2 add-on card.



#5 benthebear

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:00

I can't believe that case is still that much. I have the regular, black version of it, and I still love it two years later.  (Y)



#6 Ravensky

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:16

Looks great! Corsair cases are the best IMO, I LOVE my Air 540 =))


I would go with this motherboard though if I were you...

 

http://www.newegg.co...8-159-_-Product



#7 Raze

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 05:26

Nice choices for your build.

 

My recommendations/changes would be:

 

PSU - http://www.newegg.co...010&ignorebbr=1     with a rebate and free shipping.

 

Memory - http://www.newegg.co...623&ignorebbr=1      faster and I am partial to G.Skill -  never had a failure.

 

Though any of your picks would make for a great machine. 



#8 OP BaZurk

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 06:08

Why this MB Over the one I picked?

 

 

Ravensky, on 27 Jul 2014 - 01:16, said:

Looks great! Corsair cases are the best IMO, I LOVE my Air 540 =))


I would go with this motherboard though if I were you...

 

http://www.newegg.co...8-159-_-Product



#9 +PeterUK

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:17

You seem to of picked a Internal Solid State Drive that requires and Motherboard with a M.2 PCIe connector like this one.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128714



#10 offroadaaron

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 10:40

You seem to of picked a Internal Solid State Drive that requires and Motherboard with a M.2 PCIe connector like this one.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128714

 

 

I didn't pick up on this until you said it, but you are correct!



#11 Raze

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 13:57

You seem to of picked a Internal Solid State Drive that requires and Motherboard with a M.2 PCIe connector like this one.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128714

 

 

His motherboard choice does have the M.2 connector.  The Asus supports module lengths of 80 and 60 mm and the Gigabyte modules of 80, 60, 42 mm.

 

link comparing the two motherboards - http://www.newegg.co...128-714:$$$$$$$

 

 

The motherboards offer nearly the same feature set, the Gigabyte is the cheaper and would be an excellent choice also.   I was a diehard Gigabyte user, but recently went with an ASRock and have been very pleased with the performance, features and quality.



#12 +PeterUK

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 14:46

His motherboard choice does have the M.2 connector. 

so it does I was looking at the pictures on the board but did'nt see it until I looked again at the bottem.



#13 Enron

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 15:38

Should be a very fast PC.



#14 Ravensky

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Posted 27 July 2014 - 19:49

The EVGA motherboard has the m2 pcie connector plus it doesnt have the onboard VGA, DVI connectors which you arent using anyway, it comes with 2 HDMI ports which in my opinion are better if you are using your own video card.  



#15 Raze

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 01:40

so it does I was looking at the pictures on the board but did'nt see it until I looked again at the bottem.

 

Understandable, the connector doesn't really stand out and it's way down on the features list, too.    :)