Budget: Hopefully less than $1800 cdn. (Reliable top Quality equipment will be willingly purchased if bought at deep discount.) Main uses of intended build: Remotely accessed server/vm host/folding@home machine Parts required: Nothing at the moment but I will be updating more components. Don't need a video card just yet. Cabinet maybe (I do have a spare Antec... http://store.antec.com/gaming-series/nine-hundred.html one of our guests left behind....it has huge fans and It is a cheaper model than the one I have in my multimedia center)
Previous build information : ASUS PRIME Z270-A LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 USB 3.1 Z270 ATX Motherboard CDN $179+S&T($201.59 ) Intel 7th Gen Core i7-7700K Desktop Processor (BX80677I77700K) CDN $198*+S&T(?) Corsair Vengeance LPX 64GB DDR4 Dram C13 Memory Kit (it is on the QVL) CDN $619.99** Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan CDN $34.99 (Price went down $10, next day, and Amazon will be giving me a gift certificate of $10) (Corsair mem+Cooler Master total including S+T $733.58) Western Digital 1TB 3.5" 7200 RPM SATA III 64MB CDN $54.99 +S&T($61.59) EVGA 550 B3 CDN $74.99 +S&T( $83.99) Monitor resolution: Current Office ROG Laptop Display settings 1920x1080 + Philips Monitor settings 1680x1050 Future Storage requirements: 4 or 5 hardrives....+5 USB 3 external harddrives Will I be overclocking: Don't know, probably not much This motherboard comes complete with almost everything onboard. At the moment I am looking for the bare minimum in requirements to get it up and running. If you noticed some of the pricing has been unbelieveable...;)
Stay tuned and I will let you know how it performs. I am sure I will need advice in the future. Thanks for your time. $1278.75 cdn approx invested Barebones waiting for deliveries.
Currently I don't see a need for the NVME M.2 harddrive system. ...I will wait for the price drop...lol
*I was buying an i7 for $215cdn (in my cart) and by the time I found the cooler and memory it had been moved out of my cart because the price had changed up about $160:eek:.It was in my cart for less than 10 minutes... I complained to Amazon and they said it was from a 3rd party and I should of bought it when I had the chance...grrr. Next day Amazon was selling it $370 (down $10) and it was available from other sources for $198...NEW...bought it...quality will be guaranteed by Amazon:D **When I was looking for the Cooler Master Fan I ran across the 64Gig DDR4 kit from Corsair, sold by Amazon, and it is currently selling for more than $1400cdn.
I still have an Antec Ninehundred! It was a good case for its time but cable management was virtually non-existent. I had to add some holes to make routing a bit easier. Unfortunately just after I finished building it years ago my carrying strap broke and it took a spill. So the front plastic is damaged and the powder coat has a chip. *sigh*
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Sorry it has taken me so long to continue to update my progress. Life can get in the way sometimes. Currently I am wondering if the Cooler Master has to be installed exactly as it is described in the instructions. With the i7 cpu it ends up blocking one of the Ram strips. Can it be installed 90 degrees on axis?
From the manual the pictures seemed to determine one direction was correct and the other was not...going to see if I misunderstood the directions...lol Do you want this thread moved to the Modding & Builds forum section...? Sure xeromist...sounds like a good idea... I just peeked at the price of the mem I bought....saved about $1200 according to Amazon.ca...cpu and mb are both over $100 from what I paid.