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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #120 on: February 13, 2019, 08:19:55 AM »
Off the top of my head:

1. Webcam
2. Mouse
3. Keyboard
4. Razer Gaming pad
5. Laser Printer
6. Certificate printer (high end printing for my students)
7. Phone charger / data upload
8. USB key (I use them a lot)
9. Microphone
10. Backup HD

These are just the obvious ones. Would definitely want 1-2 extra ports available.

Mark

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« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2019, 08:31:23 AM »
Off the top of my head:

1. Webcam
2. Mouse
3. Keyboard
4. Razer Gaming pad
5. Laser Printer
6. Certificate printer (high end printing for my students)
7. Phone charger / data upload
8. USB key (I use them a lot)
9. Microphone
10. Backup HD

These are just the obvious ones. Would definitely want 1-2 extra ports available.

Mark

OK, OK, you convinced me! In fact, given this list and your interest in WiFi, you should definitely get the Gigabyte Aorus Pro WiFi, which has 10 USB ports, plus WiFi of course. Remember that the case also has two front USB ports, which is what you'd probably want to use for USB keys.

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #122 on: February 13, 2019, 10:24:09 AM »
Ok. Secret didn't respond on the other thread yet and I would like to order today; so what do you suggest for fans? I know nothing about them other than the CPU one you told me to order.

Is what he did overkill? I don't mind spending a bit more to do it right.

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« Reply #123 on: February 13, 2019, 10:27:16 AM »
Ok. Secret didn't respond on the other thread yet and I would like to order today; so what do you suggest for fans? I know nothing about them other than the CPU one you told me to order.

Is what he did overkill? I don't mind spending a bit more to do it right.

I don't think you need to go as far as he did, but I would suggest that you get the Noctua NH-U12S cooler, or alternatively the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. B. These are both significantly better than the Arctic Freezer 33 cooler, but cost quite a bit more too ($20-$30 more). For most people, paying double for a cooler doesn't make much sense, but when looked at as part of a total budget, it's actually a small price to pay for increased cooling and lower noise.

I'd leave the stock Phanteks case fans in place - they are fantastic.

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2019, 10:39:43 AM »
Fantastic!

Here is my final list I'll be ordering today:

1. Phanteks PH-EC416PSTG_BK Eclipse P400S Silent Edition with Tempered Glass, Satin Black Cases
2. GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/2xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Motherboard)
3. Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor
4. EVGA Supernova 550 G3, 80 Plus Gold 550W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 7 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G3-0550-Y1
5. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC 6G- Graphic Cards GV-N2060WF2OC-6GD
6. Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD4
7. Seagate Barracuda Internal Hard Drive 4TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch (ST4000DM004)
8. Ballistix Sport LT 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) CL16 DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS2K16G4D30BESB (Gray)
9. Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone
10. Noctua NH-U12S - Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)
11. Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro PCIe Capture Card
12. Microsoft Windows 10 Home English USB Flash Drive

Just to be safe I was going to throw these in my cart as well:
13. Phanteks 24 Pin/ 8pin (4+4) M/B, 8pin (6+2) PCI-E Extension Cable Kit 500mm Length, Black (PH-CB-CMBO_BK)
14. Cable Management Sleeve, JOTO Cord Management System for TV / Computer / Home Entertainment, 19 - 20 inch Flexible Cable Sleeve Wrap Cover Organizer, 4 Piece - Black
15. Pasow 50pcs Cable Ties Reusable Fastening Wire Organizer Cord Rope Holder 7 Inch (Black)

Pre-Tax:
$1,925

And for fun, my monitor setup is: 2X Samsung 32" WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) Pre-Tax, $772

Total System Pre-Tax: $2,700

Me: Happy
Wife: Not So Much

HYPE HYPE HYPE!!

Any final advice before I hit "PROCEED TO CHECKOUT" ?

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« Reply #125 on: February 13, 2019, 10:49:13 AM »
Fantastic!

Here is my final list I'll be ordering today:

1. Phanteks PH-EC416PSTG_BK Eclipse P400S Silent Edition with Tempered Glass, Satin Black Cases
2. GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi (Intel LGA1151/Z390/ATX/2xM.2 Thermal Guard/Onboard AC Wi-Fi/RGB Fusion/Motherboard)
3. Intel Core i5-9600K 3.7 GHz Six-Core LGA 1151 Processor
4. EVGA Supernova 550 G3, 80 Plus Gold 550W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 7 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G3-0550-Y1
5. Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 Windforce OC 6G- Graphic Cards GV-N2060WF2OC-6GD
6. Crucial MX500 1TB 3D NAND SATA M.2 Type 2280SS Internal SSD - CT1000MX500SSD4
7. Seagate Barracuda Internal Hard Drive 4TB SATA 6Gb/s 256MB Cache 3.5-Inch (ST4000DM004)
8. Ballistix Sport LT 32GB Kit (16GBx2) DDR4 3000 MT/s (PC4-24000) CL16 DR x8 DIMM 288-Pin Memory - BLS2K16G4D30BESB (Gray)
9. Sound Blaster Z PCIe Gaming Sound Card with High Performance Headphone Amp and Beam Forming Microphone
10. Noctua NH-U12S - Premium CPU Cooler with NF-F12 120mm Fan (Brown)
11. Elgato Game Capture HD60 Pro PCIe Capture Card
12. Microsoft Windows 10 Home English USB Flash Drive

Just to be safe I was going to throw these in my cart as well:
13. Phanteks 24 Pin/ 8pin (4+4) M/B, 8pin (6+2) PCI-E Extension Cable Kit 500mm Length, Black (PH-CB-CMBO_BK)
14. Cable Management Sleeve, JOTO Cord Management System for TV / Computer / Home Entertainment, 19 - 20 inch Flexible Cable Sleeve Wrap Cover Organizer, 4 Piece - Black
15. Pasow 50pcs Cable Ties Reusable Fastening Wire Organizer Cord Rope Holder 7 Inch (Black)

Pre-Tax:
$1,925

And for fun, my monitor setup is: 2X Samsung 32" WQHD LED Monitor (S32D850T) Pre-Tax, $772

Total System Pre-Tax: $2,700

Me: Happy
Wife: Not So Much

HYPE HYPE HYPE!!

Any final advice before I hit "PROCEED TO CHECKOUT" ?

Love it!

Just one thing: hold off on those Samsung 1440p monitors. That model is pretty outdated. Consider this Samsung 4K monitor for less! It's a much newer (as in 2018 model, not 2013 model), and of course it has a 4K resolution. The only thing you lose is the built-in USB hub and the height-adjustable stand. If those features are important to you, go for the slightly more expensive AOC U3277PWQU 32" 4K model, which has both features and is just a bit more expensive than the monitor you were considering.

By the way, you don't need that Phanteks extension kit that Secret used for the stuff to fit - it was just for looks, so the only exposed cables in the main compartment are sleeved, giving it a custom look (rather than bare plastic sleeves).

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #126 on: February 13, 2019, 10:52:11 AM »
Already have those monitors so not going to buy new ones :). Just threw in those to make the rig look more BLING BLING. Actually bought only a few months ago...are they really 2013!!

Anyhow, I'm happy with them. Don't need 4k.

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #127 on: February 13, 2019, 10:56:03 AM »
Already have those monitors so not going to buy new ones :). Just threw in those to make the rig look more BLING BLING. Actually bought only a few months ago...are they really 2013!!

Anyhow, I'm happy with them. Don't need 4k.

Oh, sorry, didn't realize you had those already. They are very good, but yes, a little old. They were an ultra-premium offering when released in 2013, so nothing wrong with them. It's just that at this point, most 32" monitors are going to be offered with as 4K panel.

Anyway, no need to tell your wife that you spent $2,700 - that just makes it worse!

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #128 on: February 13, 2019, 04:01:44 PM »
Ok. I hesitated too long...the motherboard and Noctua cooler won't arrive until Tuesday for some reason. I was hoping to build the unit on Mon since we have off from work.

I'm going in to Manhattan tomorrow so I can stop buy B&H (picking up the i5 and Elgato card).

They don't have the Gigabyte boards. Any similar motherboard with wifi and loads of USBs that B&H have? how about a cooler from them? They have this...is it overkill?: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Air Cooler

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« Reply #129 on: February 13, 2019, 04:43:12 PM »
Ok. I hesitated too long...the motherboard and Noctua cooler won't arrive until Tuesday for some reason. I was hoping to build the unit on Mon since we have off from work.

I'm going in to Manhattan tomorrow so I can stop buy B&H (picking up the i5 and Elgato card).

They don't have the Gigabyte boards. Any similar motherboard with wifi and loads of USBs that B&H have? how about a cooler from them? They have this...is it overkill?: be quiet! Dark Rock 4 Air Cooler

You can always get started with the build as long when the case arrives, although Amazon tends to exclude then from free 2-day shipping. First step is unpack case and install power supply, so you can busy yourself with that if you have the parts.

I'll take a look at what B&H has, but it's pretty limited beyond CPUs and video cards. The Dark Rock cooler is too tall to fit in this build, so that's not an option.

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Re: The TBG $1,250 Quiet Gaming PC Build
« Reply #130 on: February 13, 2019, 05:29:51 PM »
I don't mind letting the wifi go for something else on Amazon that's in stock today, but having all those USB ports was nice...

I could get the Z390 ULTRA. Does it offer me anything the pro doesn't ?

And if I go with ULTRA, would this fit: Noctua NH-U9S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-A9 92mm Fan (Brown)

The other one won't ship in time.
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« Reply #131 on: February 13, 2019, 06:40:07 PM »
I don't mind letting the wifi go for something else on Amazon that's in stock today, but having all those USB ports was nice...

I could get the Z390 ULTRA. Does it offer me anything the pro doesn't ?

And if I go with ULTRA, would this fit: Noctua NH-U9S, Premium CPU Cooler with NF-A9 92mm Fan (Brown)

The other one won't ship in time.

Go for the Z390 Ultra. It's one of the best motherboards available. It has three M.2 slots, opening up lots of storage options for the future, plus awesome aesthetics. Is it worth $50 more for you? Well, probably not, but it will get to you by tomorrow!

For coolers, you don't want the NH-U9S. The best you can do by tomorrow is the BeQuiet Pure Rock.

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« Reply #132 on: February 13, 2019, 06:45:07 PM »

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« Reply #133 on: February 13, 2019, 06:50:14 PM »
Ok. Ordered the Pro without Wifi and the beQuite you suggested.

Phew!

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« Reply #134 on: February 13, 2019, 06:54:52 PM »
Ok. Ordered the Pro without Wifi and the beQuite you suggested.

Phew!

Glad you got it ordered. Do keep in mind that adding a WiFi card will be a minimum of $40 to match the built-in WiFi on the Aorus Pro WiFi, which is why I never recommend the standard Aorus Pro. Given the time constraints, it was a decent choice, but not a super value.

You'll be happy with the BeQuiet cooler. They make excellent fans, which is really the most important part when it comes to noise production. Also check out Secret's response to you in the other thread. He really likes the Noctua A12 fans, which you can always add later on.