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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help Picking a Motherboard?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

The Maximus VI Hero is an outstanding board with great overclocking

http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/8668-wondering-about-overclocking-on-z87-motherboards-all-asus-z87-mbs-48ghz-ddr3-2400-4-dimm-stability-tested-results

In addition it has a reach feature set including

Improved audio via the SupremeFX audio design.

Along with a rich software bundle including

ROG RamDisk a utitlty that lets you create RAMDISKs from your system memory. This can speed up application performance browsing, extend SSD lifespan and improve game load/maps times.

Additionally you have a full 1 year license of Kaspersky AV and Daemon Tools Pro

Fan Xpert II - Advanced fan control offered per header as well as offering 3 and 4 pin support. The advanced control parameters are offered in both the UEFI ( BIOS ) as well as with the OS. There are also great automatic profiling options which will automatically measure the fans for their min and max levels of operation. This allows for ideal profiling of the fans ( such as quiet or standard ) which are based specifically on your fans

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

USB Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for mobile devices ( tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc ) It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ). In addition it provides quicker charging times.

USB Bios Flashback - A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) “flashing” updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without a CPU, Memory / RAM or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

If the HERO is to expensive consider going with the Z87-A or Z87-PLUS both are still outstanding baord with the main reductions come in the ROG special features and software package and reduction to basic integrated HD audio vs the fully isolated improved audio on the hero.

Hope this helps. Best of luck with your build.

Also kudos on getting the ASUS 270X. When paired with the board make sure to install your OS via Native UEFI so you have full fast boot support which will allow for faster posts and booting.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will the BenQ XL2420TE be getting the nVidia G-Sync "Do it yourself" kit?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

No ASUS will be the only vendor offering GSYNC DIY kits. GSYNC based monitors will only come from other vendors post the initial launch of the DIY kits.

Any reason why you do not want an ASUS panel? Keep in mind the modding required is fairly extensive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best version of Gtx 780?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Vote for ASUS GTX 780 DCII it is a beast full non reference PCB and awesome cool and quiet cooler. Additionally if support UEFI GOP VBIOS meaning if paired with a board fully supporting UEFI and fast boot you can have a quicker post and boot.

ASUS DCII card also featuring just as advanced PWM and VRM designs and will offer the max overclocking headroom offered byt he GPU there is nothing the lighting offers in its design extending its overclocking margin.

Be careful for binning marketing as well. When a GPU is binned it can be binned in different ways at the end of its frequency or at the middle.

Having a GPU offering a higher frequency does not necessarily mean better overclocking as the there may be no additional margin left in the GPU.

Having a GPU with a lower clock speed if properly binned could actually offer more headroom as it has not been pushed to the max out of the box.

All things considered overclocking is varible in many respects and can vary between GPU to GPU. As such you focus your decision first and foremost on

Thermals and Acoustics

Features Functionality Design Warranty Build quality Control parameters

Last overclocking as this can vary.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "do different manufacturers offer the same features as EVGA?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

all GPU features are identical the difference will come in temperatures, acoustics, build quality and card functionality ( features ).

An example is ASUS card has a dust proof fan design where the internal hub assembly for the fan is doubled sealed so dust and debris cannot settle inside to affect performance and degrade functionality or reduce the total lifespan.

Other elements would be building quality and non reference PCB or the thermal design which can affect performance for NVIDIA cards. This is due to the fact the GPU react to headroom available due to lower operating temperature. This is NVIDIA's GPU BOOST 2.0

When it comes to all the standard features or specs you see for t a GTX 780 at NVIDIAs website you will have at least the same level of on board GPU centric features.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "how do you tell if your motherboard support syour graphic card"

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

All current generation motherboard will support any GPU as they will offer at least one x16 PCIe slot. The only other factor to consider is whether the platform supprot PCIe Gen3.0 which is the fastest current standard for linking the GPU to the motherboard. This in realworld performance though has little impact on performance. As such all current boards and CPU combinations will support at least PCIe Gen2.0 speeds ( with current GPUs supporting PCIe Gen3.0 ) which is only supported on Intel chipsets currently.

Technically upcoming FM2+ motherboards support PCIe Gen3.0 but the APUS enabling this support will not be available until a later date.

If you are looking for a great FM2+ motherboard consider the

A88X-PRO.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help with build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

You can consider the video below but if you have already installed the system in a chassis then it will be of less value.

Keep in mind regardless you do want to update your UEFI to ensure the best functionality and experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAxnUJQhFZs

Best of luck with your build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HDMI not working at all"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It could be a faulty cable that should be your initial check especially considering it does not register output on any HDMI enable sources currently. Additionally most HDMI to VGA are not designed for computer output signalss but CE based signals ( such as a DVD player ). Unless you have an active adapter this will not work.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Wifi Adaper Giving Me Slow Internet Speeds?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

It could be a compatibility issues or auto assignment issue. You should update the firmware for your router if you have not and additionally verify the channels used for connection are isolated. You can use an application like INSSIDER to fine out which channels are being used.

Most likely the USB based adapter was not dual band based also. If you have not ensure you are connecting to the card via 5GHz connection instead of the 2.4GHz this will offer superior throughput and lower latency.

Lastly you may want to USB adpaters tend to offer internally optimized antennas which are superior for general recpetion. External antennas while more flexible can have positioning and angle issues. Ensure you are positioning them ideally. In most sitations they should have a 90 degree bend upwards ( which may mean you will need to drop the card down slot wise ) so it does not impact your I/O section.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build need advice."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Resolution is really a key factor you do need to decide on as it really affects what makes the most sense relative to the GPU being selected.

Assuming you are targeting 1080P then the below configuration makes sense while alos giving you flexibility to also game at 2560 resolution should you move up to a higher end display.

My configurations fairly similar to that of Kerlysis but with some changes.

It includes an SSD as really an modern system from a pure performance standpoint should one.

The response improvement you will have in post ( how fast the system turns on and begins to boot into the OS ) along with general application and game response is considerable and really makes the system feel considerably more snappy.

I also did another config if you previously played on a HDTV. I have defined a small form factor system but hile offer very good gaming performance at 1080P.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $158.98 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $98.99 @ Mac Mall
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $309.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $851.88
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 14:07 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4430 3.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $184.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus H87I-PLUS Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $105.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $98.99 @ Mac Mall
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.94 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 @ Microcenter
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $41.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $850.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 14:22 EST-0500

Hope this helps. Best of luck with your build! And Welcome to the PC Brotherhood!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this one of the best builds for the price?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

If you really want SLI you can go with M5A99FX PRO R2.0. With that in mind though. Why are you worrying about SLI though? With the GPU focus you are looking at you unless you plan to be able to scale to a secondary GPU for ultra high resolution gaming at 2560 ( which the card would still be able to play at just with some slight adjustment to IQ ) you will not need Crossfire or SLI support.

That being noted the M5A97 R2.0 is limited to a x4 secondary x16 PCIe slot. If you really want more PCIe lane support and SLI and Crossfire then go with the M5A99FX R 2.0 or you M5A99X EVO R2.0

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this one of the best builds for the price?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Made a few tweaks total cost came in slightly under.

Additionally the GPU, and MB combination with WIndows 8.1 will allow you to use FastBoot as the GPU and MB both support a feature called GOP UEFI support which allows for ultra quick post and boot speeds. Even with a mechanical HD you will see a difference.

  1. Different motherboard I feel the UEFI is more mature and solid especilly for Vishera CPUs. It offers great stability and overclocking ( although you did not note the use of a cooler so until you upgrade I would not advise an overclocking )

In addition some nice additional features outside of the mature UEFI which has had continual updating and support.

Fan Xpert - Advanced fan control offered functionality. Allowing you to control CPU or the Chassis fan header in the UEFI or the OS. Use quick presents like Silent or manually define your fan curve for ramping at specific temperatures.

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

USB Bios Flashback - A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) “flashing” updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without a CPU, Memory / RAM or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

  1. Changed memory but offering same performance and still from a quality vendor.

  2. GPU with superior build quality and cooler and quieter operation while also offering the GOP UEFI support

  3. Changed out the monitor to a lower response time. This is mostly as you have a focus on FPS titles so providing you a bit of improvement on input lag and response time.

Hope this helps. Best of luck with the build!

I would consider getting a better CPU cooler though not only will it be quieter even if you do not OC but for Crysis and BF4 it can improvement frame time performance when you overclock.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $117.97 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.99 @ Amazon
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.94 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $309.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99 @ Microcenter
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $98.98 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VN247H-P 23.6" Monitor $178.99 @ B&H
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1002.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 13:01 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build! Any Suggestions Before I Buy?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a hard question to answer without more information such as form factor consideration and budget. In addition what resolution you will play games at. This is important as resolution impacts your gameplay experience considerably and helps to dictate which GPU you should consider.

http://pcdiy.asus.com/2013/11/what-resolution-do-you-play-games-at/

With that noted as you are a first time build focused on a system small in form factor but with relatively high end performance targeted at 1080P gaming with 80%+ of all high IQ ( image quality settings enabled )

Total cost is a little under 1050 but will providing a really robust experience. It also includes OS ( you will still need to consider a monitor, keyboard and mouse )

Lastest generation i5 offering outstanding performance in all applications and games and overall really hitting a sweet spot in price to performance. You can go with of course a higher end part but it will become considerably more dependent on specific applications needing to be present.

Motherboard is outstanding in regards to quality, reliability and feature set.

Offering all the latest connection types

USB 3.0 SATA 6G for fastest HD and SSD performance Wifi with Bluetooth ( Wifi is 802.11AC dual band fastest wireless standard, along with Bluetooth 4.0 )

All of this and more is all present on board not requiring additional add ons

Some additional special functions are

Fan Xpert II - Advanced fan control offered per header as well as offering 3 and 4 pin support. The advanced control parameters are offered in both the UEFI ( BIOS ) as well as with the OS. There are also great automatic profiling options which will automatically measure the fans for their min and max levels of operation. This allows for ideal profiling of the fans ( such as quiet or standard ) which are based specifically on your fans

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

USB Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for mobile devices ( tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc ) It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ). In addition it provides quicker charging times.

USB Bios Flashback - A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) “flashing” updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without a CPU, Memory / RAM or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

The chassis was selected due to a small form factor and clean design with front connectivity and optical drive support.

It offers front USB 3.0 as well

You have both an SSD and mechanical HD

The SSD is for OS and primary applications and games for the faster post and boot up speeds and generally windows and applications performance. When paired with they hard in the build ( as they all support a special mode of operation called UEFI loading and GOP loading you will have very very quick post and boot speeds. In many cases from a cold power on you can be in windows in approx 10 seconds. This is also why Windows 8.1 was selected.

The 1TB HD is there for general file storage especially for larger files you do not consistently reference or need.

The GPU or graphics card is a GTX 760 DirectCU II. Offering very cool and quiet operation. In addition performance is outstanding offering you great image quality and gameplay experience in any title currently on the market. It is a great GPU for gaming at 1080P with high image quality settings. You also have a application called GeForce Experience that enables you to click one button to auto optimize your game settings making it easy for you to jump straight into gameplay.

Lastly included a BluRay combo drive. I am a fan of higher quality video so i like to have an optical drive for CD, DVD and BluRay playback. Additionally it is a good option for occasionally backing up important files to a hard source you can store away ( picture, files, videos etc )

You can reduce the cost if you do not want BluRay and go to just DVDRW drive for a reduction of about 30 dollars.

Hope this helps! Good luck with the build.

I would recommend you check out the link below when you get your hardware as you are first time builder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKEqiX1DIDE

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4440 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z87I-DELUXE Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $185.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport XT 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $56.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $98.99 @ Mac Mall
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.94 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 @ Microcenter
Case Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini ITX Tower Case $41.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $47.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $98.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1065.81
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 12:48 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build, need some guidance on motherboard and gpu"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

made a few adjustments also removed the PSU, RAM and HD as you noted you had them. Total build cost came to 984.65

  1. Upgraded to 4770K at the cost you are going to pay for the 4770 and the fact you are getting a Z87 based board you might as well pay the small difference get the K and have the ability to OC. Even if you do not want to complicate the process or are unsure how to with the baord selected you can flip a switch and enable a 4.3GHz overclock.

  2. Motherboard selected is great in terms of stability, quality, feature set and solid overclocking.

If you are wondering about results check out the link below. http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/8668-wondering-about-overclocking-on-z87-motherboards-all-asus-z87-mbs-48ghz-ddr3-2400-4-dimm-stability-tested-results

You also get some great features like

Really robust UEFI with great tuning operations and convenient functions like integrated notes, sata port renaming and a lot more.

Fan Xpert II - Advanced fan control offered per header as well as offering 3 and 4 pin support. The advanced control parameters are offered in both the UEFI ( BIOS ) as well as with the OS. There are also great automatic profiling options which will automatically measure the fans for their min and max levels of operation. This allows for ideal profiling of the fans ( such as quiet or standard ) which are based specifically on your fans

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

  1. Included 120GB SSD and to be honest if you can afford it consider a 240Gb if you have the budget the performance in regards to your games, applications post and boot times is most likely the single biggest influence in your overall experience and response of the system ( outside of the GPU when gaming ).

4.The GTX760 is an outstanding choice - I changed it to the DCII design which is cooler and quieter and will clock higher due to the cooler operation and the way GPU Boost works on NVIDIA cards.

If you have the budget and are willing to bump up the cost you could consider the R9 280X which is about 50 dollars more and it would make a better choice if you are considering gaming at resolutions over 1080P like 2560x1440.

Changed out to 8.1 it is faster in posting and booting and offers superior SATA and USB performance compared to Windows 7. There are a number of additional items as well that once you take advantage of provide a better experience in usability and functionality.

One cool item is you are getting a MB, GPU and ODD that all support Fast Boot and GOP booting meaning when enabled in the UEFI you will have ultra quick post and boot times.

Hope this helps. Good luck with the build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $319.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $98.99 @ Mac Mall
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $249.99 @ Microcenter
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $29.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) $98.98 @ OutletPC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $984.65
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-09 12:33 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best AM3+ mATX Motherboard for Prodigy M build"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942

Is a solid choice but ensure you update to the latest UEFI it is needed to ensure solid functionality with Vishera based CPUs.

Additionally as long as you plan to keep the OC moderate you should be fine. The main reason being is the board does not have VRM heatsinks if you heavily OC and hold the frequency under extended loads the VRM could get hot enough to induce throttling so it will safe guard the board in the long term but your frequency will be variable and you will lose the benefit of the overclock. If you plan for 4.0GHz range you should be solid.

Otherwise it will be a solid platform. Additionally unless you already have a cooler a preferred option would be a downward firing cooler to help to provide airflow to the VRM assembly.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What Resolution Do You Play Games At? Survery Win a copy of COD Ghosts"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the information! Enjoy the rest of your day and have an awesome weekend!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this handle 2 7950's in Crossfire?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm triple monitor display makes things interesting you are going to have to take a hit regardless in total performance due to the resolution with Max IQ settings in some games just not going to be super high frame rates. That being said still very playable as long as you focus on considerations for IQ and AA settings.

If BF is on your to play list I would keep the recommendation for the 280X.

it a solid choice the 780 while expensive is also another great option and will provide strong performance at that display resolution with improvement min frame rate. That is going to be the key more so than peak framerate especially at that resolution.

In neither situation would i go with 2 GPUs just` due to the variance in gameplay I would try to maximize the experience with a single GPU and if through continued testing you fine you need to improve performance further you can consider getting a secondary GPU later. You will definitely be able to make any title play at that resolution what it will come down to is your selection on the IQ and AA side.

Make sure yuou pick a solid GPU with a great cooler the thermal load at triple monitor resolutions is higher than that of a 2560x1440 display.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121779

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Father Son Computer build - need MoBo and memory Advice"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

I would consider the Z87-A a great high quality low cost board. It covers all your points but provides you with some great additional functions and features

Additionally the UEFI is very solid and offers great compatibility for memory. In this respect almost any choice will do just keep in mind that depending on your long term needs it may make more sense to get a 2x4GB kit than a 2x2GB kit.

This kit is a great price right now http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148719&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

You can also go with a lower cost board than the Z87-A especially it is intended for K parts due to being a Z series chipset. that being noted the total features and functions give it great value and functionality.

The 4GB sku on the GPU you purchased though is not needed and if it cost you most than a faster GPU with less memory you should consider replacing it.

If you want to go lower in cost and remove some of the additional functionality offered on the Z87-A you could go with the B85-PLUS

You will still get a quality board with a solid UEFI, USB 3.0 internal header.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mirco ATX overclocking."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What are you wondering about it. I have it here on hand. Have had no issues with functionality or stability it has been very solid. Especially with the newest UEFIs it has been great. Really the only item to consider is as i noted if you really do want to OC you should be considering a ATX based board based on a newer chipset with optimized Agesa supprot and VRM heatsinks

Something like the M5A97 R2.0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131873

Of course it comes down to your usage model.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this handle 2 7950's in Crossfire?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

What resolution are you playing at? In most situations something like a R 280X would be a great card in regards to performance only in rare situations would you really need something much more powerful but this would depend on the resolution and games you intended to play at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121803

Comment reply on Forum Topic "8320 overclock board."

  • 75 months ago
  • 2 points

Depending on your needs I would consider the M5A97 R2.0 it is low in cost but has a very solid UEFI which has been continually updated and tuned for great overclockinga nd optimal performance with Vishera based CPUs. I have had no issues consistently overclocking multiple 8320 on this board to 4.6Ghz+ / 4.7GHz depending on the CPU margin. Additionally DRAM divider is solid so even if considering 2133 memory you have great interoprability and compatibility.

If you want to go FX based M5A99FX PRO R2.0.

You cooling solution is also solid so it should not be a limiting factor although keep in mind it will potentially impact clearance for taller profile dimms.

Some of the nice features outside of the quality UEFI are

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

USB Bios Flashback - A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) “flashing” updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without a CPU, Memory / RAM or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

Fan Xpert+ Fan controls. This means you have solid fgan controls for the CPU and Chassis header that can be controlled int he UEFI or OS. In addition to manual options like min and max temperature with corresponding fan speeds you have optimized profiles for performance or quiet.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First post, first build. What should I look for in a motherboard?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Check this out

Solid CPU with HT so general productivity will be solid and handle all your standard taks. The integrated iGPU also offers hardware decoding of all video formats for streaming. The display controller also support up to 3 external display are being driven at the same time.

Motherboard offers great quality and top notch design integrating expansion and extensive connectivity.

Hope this helps.

802.11AC - fastest wireless standard ( dual band with BT 4.0 ) tons of USB 3.0 and SATA ports Robust fan management options so you can keep your system cool and quiet.

SSD for super quick post and boot speeds and quick application and program / browser performance

Even included a Bluray drive so you have flexibility of playing back CD's, DVDs or Bluray as wella s a good option or occasionally hard copy backups of important information or photos etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-4330 3.5GHz Dual-Core Processor $131.98 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Asus Z87I-DELUXE Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $185.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $68.45 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $98.99 @ Mac Mall
Case BitFenix Prodigy (Blue) Mini ITX Tower Case $95.98 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $34.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $47.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $664.36
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 15:28 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Will this handle 2 7950's in Crossfire?"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes it will but keep in mind there will be a slight reduction in performance compared to standard 8x crossfire due to the secondary slot running at x4. If you are considering 2 GPUs overall i would reconsider and focus your investment into a higher performing single GPU it will offer more consistent performance as well as generally superior min frame rates. dual GPUs can considerably increase frame rate but have more variables especially at the lower or min framte rate which defines so much of the gaming experience.

Circling back though it will work.

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Low Budget Boards"

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Will she be gaming or you focusing more on a simple system offering solid performance?

Depending on your response mousseng makes a good point in that an APU system may make more sense. overall though the FX is a faster CPU but the APUs will make up for that in there integration. It really comes down to what is the purpose of the box.

I made a couple of tweaks coming out a little lower in cost but with more memory allowing you to run in dual channel and also offering a motherboard with more functionality and features. In addition most importantly the quality and the maturity of the UEFi is great where it has had consistent updating and tuning to provide a really solid experience with Vishera based CPUs and enabling great compatibility, interoprability and performance.

Hope this helps

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-4130 3.8GHz Quad-Core Processor £45.00 @ CCL Computers
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard £59.00 @ Amazon UK
Memory PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £37.88 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £47.02 @ CCL Computers
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 6670 2GB Video Card £52.83 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply £48.03 @ Amazon UK
Other Galaxy III Tower £32.99
Other Cooler Master Sickle Flow 120mm £5.96
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £328.71
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-11-08 20:17 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mirco ATX overclocking."

  • 75 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok so some important questions you are looking to overclock correct? Are you looking to do it on Intel or AMD? I assume AMD as you noted 970 so I am assuming the 970 chipset?

Why do you need to have the board be mATX? Is there a specific limitation. In most situations especially for the AMD platform you would be better served considering a ATX based motherboard.

Some of the reasons being

  1. For the current Vishera CPU most motherboards are based on older chipsets which have not had continued Agesa ( these are the microcode optimizations released by AMD for specific CPUs and Chipsets ) these updates improve overclocking not only for the CPU but for the memory. Memory training optimization which varies per CPU should also be considered as it could impact stability and compatibility.

  2. Most of the mATX boards do not have VRM heatsinks. With the power being pulled by a overclocked FX cpu you can have throttling which will reduce the frequency and counters the point of overclocking.

If you really do want to go with mATX I would consider the board below. The UEFI is solid and has been optimized for Vishera but carefully consider what frequency your are targeting for your overclock.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131942

Hope this helps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming Build - Tell me what I did wrong!"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

My some considerble changes. As your focus is video editing and content creation as well as gaming I restructed the build overall.

I went with X79 and Ivy Bridge E this provides more cache which is important in rendering and content creation. Additionally as your work you will much more scaling options as you can easily over time go to a higher core/cache count cpu ( up to 8cores/16threads with much more cache. With Z87 or AMD you are currently limited to 8 threads. While AMD is strong in performance overall for most modern rendering applications Intel's IPC performance is superior as such it makes sense.

You will also have more flexibility for memory upgrading and overall PCIe expansion.

With that noted I dropped down the GPU still offering great performance but at a lower price point to also allow you to have more storage on y our SSD which is important considering it will be your only work volume and game volume. 120GB fills up quickly especially considering base windows installation and the fact you need as much space on your SSD as you have memory ( this is due to hibernation ).

Additionally as both the ASUS board and GPU support GOP/UEFI they support optimal post and boot speed if you use fast boot ( this allows for quicker post and boot speed with an SSD is very quick )

Lastly made a modification to the PSU still went with a very high quality seasonic that will cover you without issues ( even if you OC the CPU and GPU and has you covered in regards to expansion ( Memory or Storage ).

Hopes this helps and best of luck with the build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4820K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor £237.59 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler £23.98 @ Scan.co.uk
Motherboard Asus P9X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard £192.95 @ Scan.co.uk
Memory Patriot Viper 3 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £79.31 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk £129.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card £263.84 @ Ebuyer
Case NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case £78.27 @ Ebuyer
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £72.09 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) £65.98 @ Aria PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £1144.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-19 22:35 BST+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ITX mobo selection"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Made a couple of adjustments. I would also reconsider the Maximus VI Impact.

The build linked comes under what you were looking at your posted build.

I would also note as you are getting an ASUS GPU with an ASUS board both support GOP/UEFI booting meaning you can have ultra fast post and boot speeds as all items can be concurrently initialized.

With the impact you will get everything you have on the ASRock except for 6 SATA ports you will have 4 and a NGFF/M.2 slot ( replacement for mSATA )

Additionally 4 fan headers fully controllable with 3pin and 4 pin support

Significantly improved audio implementation

ROG software suite including

1 year license Kaspersky AV

Full ROG Ram Disk software ( which could be very useful in situations for content creation )

Game First II packet priority software designed to help improve network performance, latency and ping. Can be tweaked for specific applications like your browser, skype or specific games

Additionally key functions

Fan Xpert II - Advanced fan control offered per header as well as offering 3 and 4 pin support. The advanced control parameters are offered in both the UEFI ( BIOS ) as well as with the OS. There are also great automatic profiling options which will automatically measure the fans for their min and max levels of operation. This allows for ideal profiling of the fans ( such as quiet or standard ) which are based specifically on your fans

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

USB Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for mobile devices ( tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc ) It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ). In addition it provides quicker charging times.

USB Bios Flashback - A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without CPU, Memory or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

  1. You did not order a K series CPU as such you do not need anything really outside of even the retail cpu cooler it is cool and quiet. If you want to ensure quieter operation under load ( while also still providing downward firing airlfow for the board consider the L9I it is a great cooler which will also make airflow and layout easier.

  2. Made an adjustment to memory solid quality lower in cost and equal to the density you originally selected

  3. Changed the Hard drive while the black series offers slightly better performance you have a primary SSD it will do little to impact your overall day to day usage or even access time. As such you would be better off saving the money or investing in something else.

You could even consider do SSD caching with a small SSD and provide much better performance than what you would have with the black drive at close to the same cost.

Lastly unless you really need the extra space with the BitFenix which is a great chance I have used it you may want to consider a smaller chassis still offering expansion support and flexibility.

I would consider the Coolermaster Elite 120 or 130.

Best of luck with your build! Hope this helps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor Purchased For $260.00
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-L9i 57.5 CFM CPU Cooler $46.51 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z87I-DELUXE Mini ITX LGA1150 Motherboard $185.98 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 760 2GB Video Card $255.66 @ Newegg
Case BitFenix Phenom Midnight Black Mini ITX Tower Case $83.98 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan Nexus D12SL-12PWM 76.0 CFM 120mm Fan $13.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Purchased For $80.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Purchased For $0.00
Other Speakers Logitech Z2300 Purchased
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1094.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-19 16:43 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my build?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I would change to the FX6300 you can easily OC the difference which is very minor.

I would also consider the M5A97 R2.0 instead of the MSI.

UEFI is more mature with great functionality along with some nice supplemental features

The PSU is ok but higher than what you need. If you are not go to go dual GPU you could go with a quality 500 Watt and save and still have room for the GPU and CPU to be overclocked. That being noted it does not hurt to have more than you need.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which mobo"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on your usage I would go with the M597 R2.0 unless your really need more PCIe lanes. OC Wise the board will do what you need so comes down to feature set and connectivity and PCIe lanes. If you want to step up you can consider

M5A99X EVO R2.0 M5A99FX PRO R2.0

Outside of PCIe lanes the main benefits you are looking at

USB Bios Flashback

Digital PWM

DTS Ultra II PC with DTS Connect Sound Package

More PCIe lanes ( for Crossfire ) as well as SLI support

More connections eSATA, USB3.0, SATA etc ( the M5A97 R2.0 has all of these except for eSATA )

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming MOBO for Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz ?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Depends on your price point.

If you are looking for very low cost I would consider the ASUS Z87-A. Awesome board in regards to feature set and functionality while offering strong overclocking performance. ( Ultimately you will be limited by your CPU and Cooling solution not the board )

Feel free to check out the link below for some OC results http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/8668-wondering-about-overclocking-on-z87-motherboards-all-asus-z87-mbs-48ghz-ddr3-2400-4-dimm-stability-tested-results

Additionally some great features are

Fan Xpert II - Advanced fan control offered per header as well as offering 3 and 4 pin support. The advanced control parameters are offered in both the UEFI ( BIOS ) as well as with the OS. There are also great automatic profiling options which will automatically measure the fans for their min and max levels of operation. This allows for ideal profiling of the fans ( such as quiet or standard ) which are based specifically on your fans

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

Ai Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for iOS devices. It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ). In addition it provides quicker charging times.

On the GPU side really depends on your budget as you have to consider power supply and GPU to be used with it a great value right now is the

ASUS 7950 if you are want to play a wide range of titles with high IQ settings and are looking at 1080P as your resolution.

If you need to go lower you can drop to a 7870

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.48 @ Outlet PC
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $139.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $248.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $42.83 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $719.24
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-19 12:52 EDT-0400

Did not put the rest as not sure what else you need?

Hope this helps. Good luck with the build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help remaking build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Some micro atx towers are the same as smaller atx towers does it have to be a micro atx tower?

For the board you can change it to the ASUS Z87-M PLUS still very solid board in the mATX category.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a New Motherboard Socket 1155 LGA"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem it is a beast of a board. Do not forget to update the UEFI. Best of luck with the build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget build opinions needed! LOL!"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget build opinions needed! LOL!"

  • 76 months ago
  • 3 points

I can tell you the performance of this adapter is very good. The internal amplified antenna is very robust and actually higher than the general dbi antenna offered on a PCIe card.

Performance is more so impact by total design not type ( with the exception if the connection is limiting the throughput which is only beginning to occur with 802.11AC ) You can get great and poor adapters in both interfaces the key is to get a quality adapter whichever route you go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need help remaking build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you can have a very capable rig even for your reduced price point. I got it to 803 and it has very solid configuration

Based on Haswell which is outstanding 3d performance and rendering. Additionally have support for key technologies and fastest versions to give you great experience when using the system in a more content creation related focus

The GPU is a great choice a 7950 is very close to 7970/R280X in performance and if you are willing to overclock you could probably get about the same experience.

Additionally along with the rest of the components the system is going to be quiet in operation even under load. I feel this is important when building any type of system but even more important when the system will be use for productivity and content creation.

The memory which is an outstanding price also adds considerable value specifically for you as compression and decompression and overall DRAM performance are areas you can readily improve performance when using a system for content creation. The memory is very high in frequency and when pari with the memory controller on Haswell yields great results ( plus does not hurt it will give you a little something while gaming as well )

Best of luck to you in your build! Hope this helps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $248.98 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $803.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-18 15:16 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time budget build opinions needed! LOL!"

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

I actually like you went with FX CPU it much faster than the APU based "APUs". Additionally I disagree CPU does not impact gameplay performance and you do need a fast enough CPU to have load balancing between game AI and simulation aspects and post processing which is done by the CPU. Especially as you increase the resolution or enter in multiplayer dynamics online you will need a faster CPU. Considering also developers are improving on core count being utilized ( like BF4 supporting up to 8 cores ) I would consider the FX6300 a solid investment with also offering room to grow.

My build recommend is a little lower in cost while providing better performance. If we are taking pure performance and you have flexibility in your budget a Intel platform may also be an option but another item to consider is the resolution you are playing. If IQ is important you may want to consider even higher than the 7950 i included which is outstanding for price to performance with high IQ settings and playing at 1080P. While dual GPU configurations are options keep in min they have overall lower minimum framerate than single based solutions which is key as min and avg frame rate effects your gameplay experience more than max frame rate.

Items I changed from your initial build

Motherboard to one offering additional features and functionality

Superior UEFI with more functionality and updating providing better interoprability, compatibility and aspects of functionality. Even though it is an entry board is has had solid support.

USB 3.0 Boost Specialized controller with firmware that allows for optimized modes of bus operation for USB 3.0 ports. When shifted into Turbo or UASP modes can considerably improve the performance of flash drives or high speed external drives.

USB Bios Flashback A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without CPU, Memory or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

FanXpert+ Advanced manual fan controls with customized fan curve support for carefully tuning cooling performance and acoustics for your CPU and Chassis fans.

Memory - High frequency offering slight improvement in gaming performance while improving overall improved system performance. ( at a lower cost )

GPU - A single high performance 7950 GPU with awesome high quality non reference design and and very cool and quiet cooler. If you are willing to make the investment you can consider a R9 280X. Additionally both of these will support GOP / UEFI VBIOS which will improve your post and boot time.

Wireless solution - Changed to a superior performing dual band solution ( 2.4 and 5GHz ) this is important if you do a lot of streaming and gaming over WiFi generally you will have a better experience with 5GHz

Chassis - this is up to you as it is more of an aesthetics consideration but I went with the 431 due to it offering front USB which is nice while offering solid layout

PSU - Changed to a different model which is quieter and has superiro internal topology and has been very solid for me in testing even when overclocking the CPU, Memory and GPU. If you do not plan to overclock the PSU you selected is ok.

ODD - Different drive which supports GOP / UEFI booting. Along with the motherboard and graphics card if you install your OS in a native UEFI installation ( GPT ) you can have very fast post and boot times.

Hope this helps on whatever you decide on best of luck with your build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $93.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $248.98 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $25.00 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $44.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $742.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-18 14:51 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need a New Motherboard Socket 1155 LGA"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Any reason why 1155 vs 1150 ?

My recommendation would be the

Maximus VI Hero, Z87- Pro and if you want to go lower in cost ( Z87-Plus )

Overall great boards with consistency in the overclocking experience. http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/8668-wondering-about-overclocking-on-z87-motherboards-all-asus-z87-mbs-48ghz-ddr3-2400-4-dimm-stability-tested-results

You also have other great items that are consistently present across all these boards

Fan Xpert II - Advanced fan control offer per header as well as 3 and 4 pin support. In addition to the extensive control parameters they are available within the OS or the UEFI. There are also great automatic profiling options which will automatically measure the fans for their min and max levels of operation. This allows for ideal profiling of the fans ( such as quiet or standard )

USB 3.0 Boost - A feature that allows the bus protocol for transmission to be shifted to different operating modes. This can allow flash drives or high speed external devices to have much higher levels of performance.

USB Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for mobile devices ( tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc ) It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ).

USB Bios Flashback - A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without CPU, Memory or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

There is alot more including very robust UEFI offering great compatibility, interoprability and performance.

Hope this helps and best of luck in your build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do motherboards affect frames per second in gaming?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

No they do not impact frame rate. In some situations though it can effect efficiency and PCIe lane communication.

Examples would be board featuring a PLX may introduce more latency and slightly affect game play or frame rate. There are factors in the design and layout and tuning of a board that do factor into frame ( such as C state management which can influence CPU loading policies which can then impact frame rate FPS ). Overall it is not a considerable impact but it can impact to a small degree 3D performance.

It has become more consistent not that the PCIe lanes are provide directly the CPU but there are still variables that come into play.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate My New PC Build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is an updated list with PSU.

600 to 750 should be fine as long as it is a quality design from a good vendor. You want to have some headroom for expansion whether it is storage or memory or overclocking of the CPU and GPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.97 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $153.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $248.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $930.92
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 16:34 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rate My New PC Build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Made a couple of changes.

Overall pretty solid though.

  1. Changed the motherboard to ASUS Z87-PLUS

Great board with some additional points of functionality.

TPU Switch for quick 4.2GHz+ OC ( overclock ) in the flip of a switch If you want more you can run 4 Way Optimization which will automatically overclock your system based on your CPU quality, Ram, PSU and cooling solution.

Fan Xpert II - Much more advanced per header fan controls allowing for both 3 pin and 4 pin control with extensive tuning profiles or manual adjustment ( via OS or UEFI )

USB 3.0 Boost Specialized controller with firmware that allows for optimized modes of bus operation for USB 3.0 ports. When shifted into Turbo or UASP modes can considerably improve the performance of flash drives or high speed external drives.

USB Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for mobile devies ( tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc ) It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ).

  1. Changed the memory ( lower in cost ) higher in frequency and performance.

  2. Changed to a normal HD the main reason is you do have improvement to some aspects such as boot time and some application response but you would be better served by getting a SSD to cache ( which is only about 40 dollars ) or saving alittle and getting at least 120GB SSD for your porimary OS and core applications and maintain the 1TB for general storage.

  3. Added in CPU cooler to provide headroom for overclocking ( you are purchasing a Z87 board and a K part ). If you do not want to OC you might as well consider a non K part.

Best of luck with your build! Hope this helps!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.97 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus Z87-PLUS ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $153.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card MSI Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $219.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $851.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 14:00 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on my build?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Made a few changes coming out to a lower cost with more features and functionality and performance.

  1. Different cooler ( which you already noted you changed )

2.Superior motherboard

Superior UEFI with more functionality and updating providing better interoprability, compatibility and aspects of functionality. Even though it is an entry board is has had solid support.

The MSI board has had 4 updates since release the ASUS 11.

Additionally while you may not OC you are buying a FX CPU and you should consider it as it is very easy to improve performance. In this respect the M5A also offers a VRM heatsink which is key to ensuring stability and long term safety to the VRM components.

You will also have nice supplemental features like. USB 3.0 Boost Specialized controller with firmware that allows for optimized modes of bus operation for USB 3.0 ports. When shifted into Turbo or UASP modes can considerably improve the performance of flash drives or high speed external drives.

USB Bios Flashback A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without CPU, Memory or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

FanXpert+ Advanced manual fan controls with customized fan curve support for carefully tuning cooling performance and acoustics for your CPU and Chassis fans.

  1. Made a change to the system memory for a lower amount changed the DRAM to DDR3 2400MHz. You might as well have faster memory and get better performance at the same cost. In my testing I have found memory to impact game play performance including frame rate. It is not substantial but it can impact it between 2 to 6 frames depending on the game engine and resolution..

  2. Change to the hard drive. Offering same performance at a lower cost. Nothing wrong with the constellation ( mainly focus for enterprise workloads though )

Otherwise everything else looks solid. Best of luck in your build! Hope this helps.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-8320 3.5GHz 8-Core Processor $153.61 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $93.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT Source 210 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $42.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $798.53
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 13:50 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Some Feedback On my Build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Made some changes. Agree with the comment below at the price point you are spending you should be getting Z87 and Haswell ( 4th Generation Core Series Processor )

  1. Board will offer much more functionality

Including FanXpert II - fan control meaning each header can be controlled and offers 3pin and 4 pin support. it can completed in the UEFI or the OS enviorment.

USB 3.0 Boost Specialized controller with firmware that allows for optimized modes of bus operation for USB 3.0 ports. When shifted into Turbo or UASP modes can considerably improve the performance of flash drives or high speed external drives.

  1. Changed to much lower cost memory but much higher in frequency and bandwidth. Overall improving performance.

  2. Changed to ASUS DCII offering superior non reference design. In addition it of course is cool and quiet. Lastly the card supports GOP VBIOS meaning when paired with an ASUS board you get ultra fast post and boot speeds when you install your os in UEFI installation.

  3. Slightly more expensive chassis ( 40 ) but much better in regards to layout and connections options including front USB 3.0.

  4. Higher wattage PSU with modular design while still maintaining 80+ efficiency and solid quality and design.

You did not include an ODD ( only about 16 to 17 dollars )?

Hope this helps. Best of luck with the build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $134.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Asus Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card $186.13 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $791.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 13:22 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Extreme Budget Build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

lol you are right sorry about that! edited the post.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1500 Gaming Pc (Need Opinions)"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Made a number of changes

  1. Motherboard

Went with a more feature rich board offering much more flexibility in many key aspects. Additionally outstanding UEFI with great options.

http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/8668-wondering-about-overclocking-on-z87-motherboards-all-asus-z87-mbs-48ghz-ddr3-2400-4-dimm-stability-tested-results?comment_sort=newest

  1. Integrated wireless ( why take up a slot ) additionally it is a high performance solution 802.11N Dual Band 300Mbps while also offering BT4.0

  2. Fan Xpert II - Much more advanced per header fan controls allowing for both 3 pin and 4 pin control with extensive tuning profiles or manual adjustment ( via OS or UEFI ).

3.USB 3.0 Boost Specialized controller with firmware that allows for optimized modes of bus operation for USB 3.0 ports. When shifted into Turbo or UASP modes can considerably improve the performance of flash drives or high speed external drives.

4.USB Bios Flashback A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without CPU, Memory or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

  1. USB Charger+ - An advanced quick charging option for mobile devies ( tablets, smartphones, eReaders etc ) It works under varied S states ( so sleep, hibernation or even with the system power off ).

plus alot more

  1. Changed the memory to DDR3 2400 - Might as well have higher performing memory at a lower cost.

  2. Different SSD offering superior performance

  3. Different mechanical HD ( your previous choice was solid ) but went for a slightly lower cost drive offering a little better performance

  4. Dual GTX760 are great cards but SLI still has a limitation of generally not extending minimum frame rate. If peak minimum frame rate performance is your goal you will have much higher consistent frame rate with the new 280X while being a little lower in max frame rate. With that noted frame latency and minimum frame rate are more important. Additionally you have a little more VRAM which can be useful for AA or higher IQ settings especially if you are playing at 1080P or 2560.

The new ASUS design is outstanding in performance and very cool and quiet design.

  1. Changed out the power supply to a model have had consistent experience with and no issues including when overclocking both the CPU and GPU.

  2. I would also changed windows 8 to Widnows 8.1

  3. I did not change the Case as it may be a personal preference but I think there are much better options at a lower cost.

Hope this helps! Best of luck with your build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.49 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H80i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z87-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $174.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $99.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $84.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $316.13 @ Newegg
Case Azza Genesis 9000 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $140.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CX 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $54.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.98 @ Outlet PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1349.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 13:08 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Extreme Budget Build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

Made some slight changes

build overall cost 22.85 based on your intial price but your memory has gone up in cost so as of now it is only 5 dollars more.

  1. Different motherboard.

Some key items is it offers VRM heatsinks which is important if you are going to want to overclock. Additionally the board feature superior VRM components. In addition the most important item is the UEFI is more robust and mature with more updates to provide superior interopability, compatibility and performance as a whole.

You will also have nice supplemental features like.

USB 3.0 Boost Specialized controller with firmware that allows for optimized modes of bus operation for USB 3.0 ports. When shifted into Turbo or UASP modes can considerably improve the performance of flash drives or high speed external drives.

USB Bios Flashback A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without CPU, Memory or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

FanXpert+ Advanced manual fan controls with customized fan curve support for carefully tuning cooling performance and acoustics for your CPU and Chassis fans.

  1. Changed to lower cost memory but higher in frequency for the the same mount or less you might as well have superior performance.

3.Changed the chassis to the Cooler Master Elite 431 which offers USB 3.0 front header and some additional installations options not offered on the NZXT.

4.Changed the PSU to a model I have had consistent solid experience with internally in regards to stability under load as well as acoustics.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120M 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $93.98 @ Outlet PC
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card PowerColor Radeon HD 7870 XT 2GB Video Card $149.99 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $571.95
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-17 13:14 EDT-0400

Best of luck with the build. Hope this helps!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "USB2 Connections on ASUS P8Z77 WS Question"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

No sure what connector you may be thinking? The board has an onboard vertical USB2.0 header ( which works for standard USB devices ). Otherwise if you really need more headers you can consider an add in card which has internal headers.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is there anything wrong with this build?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem! Best of luck with the build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "opinions on first time build"

  • 76 months ago
  • 2 points

Made a few tweaks just providing a little more flexibility and functionality.

  1. Superior motherboard

Superior UEFI with more functionality and updating providing better interoprability, compatibility and aspects of functionality. Even though it is an entry board is has had solid support.

The MSI board has had 4 updates since release the ASUS 11.

Additionally while you may not OC you are buying a FX CPU and you should consider it as it is very easy to improve performance. In this respect the M5A also offers a VRM heatsink which is key to ensuring stability and long term safety to the VRM components.

You will also have nice supplemental features like.

USB 3.0 Boost Specialized controller with firmware that allows for optimized modes of bus operation for USB 3.0 ports. When shifted into Turbo or UASP modes can considerably improve the performance of flash drives or high speed external drives.

USB Bios Flashback A specialized hardware implementation that allows for direct UEFI ( bios ) updating or recovery. It can be executed even if the system fails to power on or post. Additionally it can be executed without CPU, Memory or Graphics Card being installed. All that is required is a PSU to be connected and powered on.

FanXpert+ Advanced manual fan controls with customized fan curve support for carefully tuning cooling performance and acoustics for your CPU and Chassis fans.

  1. For lower amount changed the DRAM to DDR3 2400MHz. You might as well have faster memory and get better performance at the same cost

  2. Change the wireless adapter to a USB based dual band adapter ( offering superior range and throughput ). If you are going to be gaming and viewing HD content wireless you really want to have a better performing adapter that offers 5GHz support.

  3. Changed the chassis to the Cooler Master Elite 431 which offers USB 3.0 front header and some additional installations options not offered on the NZXT

  4. Went with a different PSU close to the same cost but offering solid build quality and performance. Additionally will provide headroom should you want to overclock the CPU or the GPU.

Best of luck with the build. Hope this helps!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor $109.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus M5A97 R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard $94.99 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card $189.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus USB-N53 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Wi-Fi Adapter $25.00 @ Newegg
Case Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply $49.99 @ Microcenter
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $679.94
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 23:56 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How to add more fans with only 3 case fan headers"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

I made a few tweaks to your systems build.

Overall comes out to less for a faster system with more functionality.

  1. ASUS Z87 motherboard ( newer chipset with superior USB3.0 performance, better DRAM clocking and more SATA6G via the PCH.

Additionally key value points in the FanXpert II implementation. This offers full manual fan control of each fan header on the motherboard.

The board also has 5 4 pin fan headers so offers great flexibility for airflow.

  1. CPU upgraded to 4670K which is faster than the 3570K.

  2. Changed PSU the choice you was very solid but went with a Antec 620 Watt which is more than enough even when factoring overclocking. If you think you will possibly Crossfire in the future consider a higher wattage PSU otherwise you are solid.

  3. Changed out the GPU to the ASUS R9 280X newer than the 7970 card with superior cooler so will offer cooler and quieter experience while offering same performance ( slightly higher as clocks are slightly higher ) additionally maintain extensive tuning options via voltage control

  4. Much faster memory DDR3 2400MHz cost less with faster performance you might as well take the upgrade. Additionally with the stronger IMC ( memory controller ) you have a better chance of being able to run 2400 without issues and th Z87-A is a great clocking board.

http://pcpartpicker.com/forums/topic/8668-wondering-about-overclocking-on-z87-motherboards-all-asus-z87-mbs-48ghz-ddr3-2400-4-dimm-stability-tested-results

Otherwise kept the build the same. You may want to change Windows 8 to Windows 8.1 as it is released tomorrow.

Hope this helps. Best of luck with your build!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $239.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $29.98 @ Outlet PC
Motherboard Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.99 @ Newegg
Memory Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $63.04 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $162.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Momentus 7200.4 250GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $0.00
Video Card Asus Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card $356.30 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Series 300R Windowed ATX Mid Tower Case $65.99 @ NCIX US
Case Fan BitFenix Spectre LED 43.5 CFM 120mm Fan $9.17 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 89.5 CFM 140mm Fan $12.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Antec High Current Gamer 620W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $54.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $16.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) $94.98 @ Outlet PC
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $1273.37
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-10-16 23:21 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1394 Header?"

  • 76 months ago
  • 1 point

There is no 1394/Firewire header on the Z87 PRO. So if there is nothing for you to connect. Just cable tie the cable to other cables being router to the back of the chassis and do not worry.

As another user noted if you do want 1394 you will need to get a add in card.

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