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Ari Altman

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Re: Experts Please Help PC Problems with $2500 build!
« Reply #90 on: February 22, 2017, 11:10:19 AM »
I've added Amazon links to each of those parts to confirm the specific components I recommend. Note that I linked to the M.2 version of the MX300 525GB drive, which is a lot smaller than the 2.5" version, yet costs and performs the same. You'll like the way it slots right into the motherboard. By the way, your use of the links in this thread helps support this forum, so when you're ready to order, just click on the link of the whichever part or parts you're going to order.

The one major change I would recommend, based entirely on ease of use rather than performance, is the Noctua NH-U14S CPU cooler. It's actually a better cooler than the Thermalright Macho, but that's not the important part, given that your parents will never come close to stressing the Macho. The real benefit is that it has the best mounting mechanism in the industry, and installs in under 5 minutes. It's really, really simple. The huge size of the Macho makes it an absolute bear to install, and yet the slim NH-U14S can still outperform it do to its excellent engineering.

By the way, the I/O port cover that goes in the back of the case will come with the motherboard.
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Re: Experts Please Help PC Problems with $2500 build!
« Reply #91 on: February 22, 2017, 11:35:23 AM »
Oh I know and I always use the actual site to click on the links when I do buy them.  That's what you mean right?  I just made a separate notes tab on my iPhone to keep track of all the components.

Noted on the crucial SSD.  I'll make sure I get the M.2.  I'll also get the Noctua cooler.  Wish it came in something other than that brown though lol.  I guess I'll rarely see it though.

I guess I just had a brainfart as far as the ports go.  I knew they were with the motherboard.  Duh.  I suppose I'm just not used to seeing an empty tower lol.

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Re: Experts Please Help PC Problems with $2500 build!
« Reply #92 on: February 22, 2017, 01:01:39 PM »
Thanks for using the links. Since you have a custom build, I added the links to the previous thread post. Here they are again:

1.) Motherboard = Gigabyte Aorus GA-270X-Gaming K5 $180

2.) RAM = Corsair 2x8(16) Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 Black $125

3.) Graphics Card = Geforce GTX 1060 or 1070.

4.) Hard Drive = Desktar NAS 3.5-inch 4TB 7200RPM SATA III 64MB Cache Internal Hard Drive Kit (0S03664) $160

5.) SSD = Crucial MX300 525GB SATA M.2 Internal Solid State Drive $150

6.) Power Supply = EVGA Supernova G2 750W 220-G2-0550-Y1 Fully Modular Power Supply $100

7.) CPU Cooler =  Thermalright Macho Rev. B $50

8.) Windows 10 $93

9.) Wireless Network Adapter (WiFi) BTP-Link AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI-Express Adapter (Archer T8E) $60