Thoughts on these builds? (those that know comps)

Build 1
Case: White H440
CPU: 4790K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M
Mobo: Gigbabyte Z97X Gaming 3
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 2x8GB 2400MHz
SSD: 256GB M550 Crucial
HDD: 1TB Blue WD
WIFI: Gigabyte AC wireless + bluetooth
GPU: Leadtek NVIDIA Quadro K2200 4GB Workstation GPU
PSU: Raidmax Cobra 500W Gold Rated PSU
LED: White LED Strip
OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit
DVD Drive: NIL (no space for it in the H440)

Build 2
Case: White H440
CPU: 4790K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 240M
Mobo: Gigbabyte Z97X Gaming 3
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 2x8GB 2400MHz
SSD: 256GB M550 Crucial
HDD: 1TB Blue WD
WIFI: Gigabyte AC wireless + bluetooth
GPU: Leadtek NVIDIA Quadro K4200 4GB Workstation GPU
PSU: Raidmax Cobra 500W Gold Rated PSU
LED: White LED Strip
OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit
DVD Drive: NIL (no space for it in the H440)

Build 3
Case: White H440
CPU: 4790K
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Seidon 120V
Mobo: Gigbabyte Z97X Gaming 3
RAM: G.Skill Sniper 2x8GB 2400MHz
SSD: 256GB M550 Crucial
HDD: 1TB Blue WD
WIFI: Gigabyte AC wireless + bluetooth
GPU: EVGA GTX 980 4GB Gaming GPU
PSU: Corsair 850W RM-850
LED: White LED Strip
OS: Windows 8.1 64-Bit
DVD Drive: NIL (no space for it in the H440)

geek_gameowner, Feb 14, 8:30 am

My only thought is, 1 TB Black HDD (5yr warranty is better than 3yrs, and it is faster).

geek_r.g.nixon, Feb 14, 8:40 am

What is your intended usage?

You definitely don't want a Quadro for gaming, and you probably don't want a 980 for workstation type usage.

I'd tend to avoid Gigabyte motherboards if possible (and those stupid 'Killer' NICs in general), and would definitely not go with a cruddy Raidmax PSU

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 14, 8:44 am

Yea sorry didn't include that part - my fault! I'm not a gamer (I console game, please don't shoot me haha). I run a lot of CAD programs and other simulation type programs (I'm a Structural Engineer). So I still need the good specs. PC will tend to be left on for a long period of time so the cooling is also a must.

geek_gameowner, Feb 14, 8:48 am

You should look up which cards are best supported in the apps you intend to use then.

I'd also look at getting a larger/faster SSD

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 14, 8:53 am

My 40GB SSD is painfully small, but my 100GB one is fine. Why would you need more than 256GB?

geek_r.g.nixon, Feb 14, 8:57 am



Larger drives are also usually faster plus you should be able to push a bunch more stuff off that hard disk which means it'll be less of a performance issue/

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 14, 9:00 am

Yea I specifically asked for a 256 thinking it might be enough. Most of the files I work with aren't all that huge. Most of the stuff like movies/music etc are all on external. The PC I'm working with now has a 1TB and even with everything loaded onto it I never seem to exceed 400GB. That includes a lot of stuff I should have deleted years ago haha.

geek_gameowner, Feb 14, 9:03 am

you get better value per GB with a 256GB SSD anyway. My 120GB is basically out of space, so a larger one definitely isn't a bad idea.

geek_schizoid, Aug 12, 2:57 am

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