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Subject: RE: Saberon's $1500 Build Template
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Saberon Mar 20, 2015 07:44 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Keep your' R4. It's still a really good case and you won't regret it.

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Kohulan_P Mar 20, 2015 07:53 AM Reply | Bookmark
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People are going to mistake you for working at NCIX with such fast replies

I think the ottawa NCIX store has an r4 in display, I'm going to take a 2nd look and see.

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Babaghan Mar 20, 2015 05:08 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Quote: (Kohulan_P @ Mar 20 2015, 07:53 AM)

People are going to mistake you for working at NCIX with such fast replies


My spies at NCIX HQ inform me a work proposal is being put together for Saberon for his consideration

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Saberon Mar 20, 2015 05:52 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Quote: (Babaghan o Mar 20 2015, 05:08 PM)

My spies at NCIX HQ inform me a work proposal is being put together for Saberon for his consideration


Oh I've already signed it. I get 1% of all NCIX sales, and a trophy of a Captain Morgan posed Hamster 

(I don't actually work at NCIX, their nearest location is 1000+ km away from me)

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Eric_H Apr 24, 2015 08:34 PM Reply | Bookmark
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How is this build? Trying to lower the price to $1100 before taxes...

Will be using this computer mainly for trading (derivatives, stocks, charting software), multimedia (streaming, movies, etc), school work, option of using photoshop and the option to play high end games but doesn't have to be too extreme. Just want this build to last 5+ years

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Saberon Aug 05, 2015 10:30 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Updated for Skylake! Will be further tweaking all builds over the next couple days as new motherboards etc are populated on NCIX. (These threads will only be bumped for big changes like new CPU's)

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Cannon Fodder Sep 09, 2015 04:23 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Quote: (Saberon @ Aug 10 2014, 01:00 PM)

GPU: ASUS GTX 970 Strix 4GB ($434.99) OR Club3D R9 390 8GB ($409.99)


I'll be tossing together a re-build real soon, and am considering several of the same items (mobo, CPU & cooler, memory) listed in this build, and am currently looking at those same 2 vid cards, since they kinda fall within the budget. I was just curious about opinions on the two, i.e. on one hand you have a good company like Asus, which we know stands behind their products, but on the other hand, the Club 3D card has 8GB of memory(which may be useful in newer games), and, around here at least, their support is an unknown quantity..... opinions on which one to go with???

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Saberon Sep 09, 2015 04:35 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Well club3d warranty used to be handled by NCIX, but I believe they have their own facility now. Not 100% sure on that though.

I'd personally go with the ASUS 970 as RMA's are handled in Canada. However.....also consider the MSI R9 390. It's also got great support/Canadian RMA service. The 970 has half the TDP, but half the vRAM. I think you'd be happy either way.
 

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Cannon Fodder Sep 09, 2015 05:15 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Yeah, I also posted in another thread, asking about Club 3D's warranty service, and I emailed Greg & Chris too, to see if one of 'em would update  that thread, since it had conflicting information.

As for me being "happy either way", it's actually for the bro-in-law's build, that I mentioned in a thread about Skylake. I finally talked to him today(was talkin' to his wife last time), and although he's limited for time, it turns out that he would like to get back into gaming, so I'd like to get him into as good a build as possible, so long as it fits the budget, and these 2 cards are about right for that.

Since I posted here earlier, I've done some looking on the 'net, and the majority of info about these two cards is pretty much what you said, i.e. they're fairly equal, but one runs at lower temps and has less RAM, and that in the years to come that extra 4GB of memory may well come into play.

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No Nickname Oct 28, 2015 09:39 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Is this build still viable? Or is there modifications that has to be made? Thanks in advance.

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Saberon Oct 28, 2015 09:50 PM Reply | Bookmark
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I keep it up to date constantly. Unfortunately the Canadian dollar has taken a royal beating and it's a bit over budget with OS and taxes etc. if you have any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them.

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MrKing Oct 29, 2015 10:07 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks for putting up the build and keeping it updated. I am going to start buying parts as they go on sale. Hopefully blackfriday will have something really good.

Cheers.

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Todd™ Dec 04, 2015 10:02 AM Reply | Bookmark
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To da top!

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Saberon Dec 04, 2015 10:07 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Thanks?

I was due to update  these builds a week ago but have been swamped, it'll get a refresh this weekend for sure

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King_L Jan 30, 2016 05:52 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Is this build still good? Is there any changes I should do with the dollar being so crappy?

With the weekly sale, any items i should swap out?

Planning to pick everything up on tuesday.

Thanks Saberon in advance.

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Saberon Jan 30, 2016 06:02 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Prices aren't updated but parts are always kept up to date. I wouldn't make any changes I can think of off the top of my head.

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King_L Jan 30, 2016 06:16 PM Reply | Bookmark
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There is currently a sale for the PSU. the 750w is the same price as 650w. Is it worth changing to the 750?

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King_L Jan 30, 2016 06:30 PM Reply | Bookmark
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also would this 390x be any good? or keep the 970?

http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-radeon-r9-390x-strix-15-111571-1312.htm

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Saberon Jan 30, 2016 06:35 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Yes get the 750W for same price. Switch to 390x as well, that's a great deal and it's a touch faster than a 970 with 2x memory.

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Paul Nikolai_J Feb 06, 2016 12:51 AM Reply | Bookmark
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i need help. i already decided the ther parts for my pc:

MoBo: MSI z170 A Gaming M7
RAM: G Skill Trident 16gb
Processor: i7 6700k
GPU: MSI GTX 970 Twin Frozr
SSD: Samsung Evo 250gb
PSU: EVGA 850 Modular Platinum

about the cooler, i have no idea about overclocking since the MSI has like 4.0ghz or mhz but im planning in the near future to buy another GPU for SLI. should i go liquid cooling or air cooling? if air cooling i heard the Cooler Master evo thingy is the best choice from pc builders and if liquid cooling (what would you guys suggest)?

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IncircleProjects Feb 12, 2016 06:51 PM Reply | Bookmark
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So Saberon, i am back, bought the build you recommended earlier with the 390x. Thanks.

Now i am here to build for a friend.

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4460 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $269.98 h NCIX
Motherboard MSI H81M-E33 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $67.98 h Competitor
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $59.00 h Competitor
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 h Competitor
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $704.99 h Competitor
Case Cooler Master Fractal Define S $89.995 h NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.98 h NCIX

Total $1431.87

What do you think of this build?

He will be gaming on BenQ GW2765HT 27in IPS WQHD Monitor 2560X1440 4ms HDMI DVI VGA DP Speakers Pivot HAS VESA. Don't think he will OC.

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Saberon Feb 13, 2016 10:23 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Considering the i5-6400 is the same price as the 4460, you might as well go that route, but you'll have to change the motherboard and RAM to DDR4 which shouldn't be a significant expense. I don't like the 850 Evo's at least in Canada, warranty is handled thru a 3rd party out of New Jersey. You're better off with the Crucial MX200, it comes with MLC Nand as well and is better all around IMO. Otherwise that's a solid build!

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IncircleProjects Feb 13, 2016 10:28 PM Reply | Bookmark
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In your opinion, would you go with the r9 390x or the gtx 980 build?

what motherboard and ram would you recommend for the i5 6400??

basically casual gaming at 1440p and general work accounting and work stuff.

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IncircleProjects Feb 13, 2016 10:30 PM Reply | Bookmark
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also alot of the other r9 390x is on sale....would you recommend the asus one or xfx??

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Saberon Feb 14, 2016 09:49 AM Reply | Bookmark
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While the 980 is faster, the 390x has much better price to performance ratio, I'd stick with the 390x. While price is generally King, I do prefer ASUS or MSI due to Canadian RMA centers if you need warranty. Seeing as how the ASUS is only $10 more, go with that over the XFX

Even something simple like the B150M-D3H is a great simple board, although it may lack some features of the H170/Z170 series. You won't be OC'ing so a Z170 may not be the best choice. As far as memory, I'd go G.Skill Ripjaws or Corsair Vengeance 1.2V DDR4 2133 or 2400mhz.

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felipe_l Feb 18, 2016 10:12 PM Reply | Bookmark
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hey saberon what would you recommend for a pc build, i have made these 2 options,

1 x Intel Core i7 4790K Unlocked Quad Core HT 4GHZ/4.4GHZ Processor LGA1150 Haswell 8MB Cache Retail
1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 CPU Cooler System LGA1150 1155 1366 1156 2011 AM2 AM3 FM1 & FM2
2013 Edition
1 x GIGABYTE Z97MX-GAMING 5 mATX LGA1150 Z97 DDR3 PCI-E16 PCI-E8 XFIRE/SLI SATA3 USB3 HDMI Motherboard
1 x Kingston HyperX Fury Memory Black 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1866 CL10 Dual Channel Memory Kit
1 x GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 OC 1253 MHz 4GB 7.0GHZ GDDR5 2xDVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card
1 x NVIDIA Tom CLANCY: The Division (PC Game) *NVIDIA Promo Only*
1 x Corsair CS550M CS Modular 80 Plus GOLD-RATE 550W 12V Power Supply /5 Years Warranty
1 x Bitfenix Pandora mATX Case Black Window LCD 2X2.5IN 2X3.5IN No PS Top USB3.0 Audio
1 x Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64BIT English DVD OEM for NCIX PC
1 x Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM
1 x Kingston HyperX Fury 120GB 2.5” SATA 3 Solid State Drive (SSD)

or


INTEL® CORE™ I5-6600K 3.90GHZ 6M Cache FC-LGA14C LGA1151 Processor Retail Package

ASUS Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Z170 Skylake DDR4 3PCI-E16 3PCI-E1 1PCI CrossFireX/SLI USB3.1 Motherboard

Fractal Design Define R5 ATX Tower Case Black 2X5.25 8X3.5INT No PSU Front 2XUSB3.0 Audio


Corsair Vengeance Lpx 8GB 2X4GB DDR4-2400 C14 1.2V Memory


EVGA SUPERNOVA 650 G2 80 PLUS GOLD CERTIFIED 650W FULLY MODULAR POWER SUPPLY W/ ECO MODE 7YR WTY


Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5” SATA 3 7MM (With 9.5MM Adapter) Solid State Drive (SSD)



MSI Radeon R9 390X TwinFrozr V 1100MHZ 8GB 6.1GHZ GDDR5 2x DVI HDMI DisplayPort PCI-E Video Card


Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 1366/1150/1155/1156/2011


Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64Bit English DVD OEM


thank you!

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Saberon Feb 19, 2016 05:39 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Option 2.

Much better all around

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IncircleProjects Feb 20, 2016 12:08 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Hey Saberon,

My buddy is looking for a gpu, he is looking at the MSI gtx 970 and the xfx 390x....

GTX 970 = $470
xfx 390x = $489...

is it a no brainer to tell him to go with teh xfx 390x since he has a 1440p monitor??? He is asking about the temperature and noise on the 390x...he doesn't oc.

Cheers,
King

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IncircleProjects Feb 20, 2016 12:10 PM Reply | Bookmark
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There is also a Gigabyte 390x g1 for $520 and Gigabyte windforce for $496

any specific recommendation?

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Saberon Feb 20, 2016 04:28 PM Reply | Bookmark
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The 390x will definitely use more power, but as long as he's got a decent case with airflow, I wouldn't worry much about it. I'd pick the XFX for $489 out of what you listed.

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