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    I'm looking to order the following to build a PC - can anyone advise if I'm missing something or if there are incompatible parts? It's been a long time since I got involved in a PC build...

    Motherboard:
    ASRock Q87M vPro Motherboard (ASRock Q87M vPro Motherboard Core i7/i5/i3/Xeon/Pentium/Celeron LGA1150 Q87 mATX RAID Gigabit LAN (Integrated Intel HD Graphics) - Q87M VPRO - CCL Computers)

    CPU:
    Intel Core i5 4570S 2.90GHz Socket 1150 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor (Intel Core i5 4570S 2.90GHz Socket 1150 6MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - Ebuyer)

    Memory:
    Crucial 16GB kit (8GBx2) DDR3 1600 MT/s (PC3-12800) CL9 @1.5V Ballistix Sport UDIMM 240pin (Crucial 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Ballistix Sport Memory - Ebuyer)

    Case:
    Fractal Design Define R4 Silent Black Pearl Case (Fractal Design Define R4 Silent Black Pearl Case - Ebuyer)

    PSU:
    Be Quiet Pure Power L8 630W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply (Be Quiet Pure Power L8 630W Semi Modular 80+ Bronze Power Supply - Ebuyer)

    JT
    Last edited by jt999; 30-10-2014, 09:09 AM.
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    I'm guessing you won't be running a graphics card and already have a hard drive sorted?

    If you're going to use integrated graphics, i'd recommend changing to one of the "K" series i5 chips. They have the ability to make onboard GPU pretty good and aren't that much more.f
    The i5 chip you listed is 2.9Ghz in title, but in the description it says 3.6Ghz?

    Everything else seems fine

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    • #3
      I guess I should have made my use of it a bit clearer

      Basically this will be a headless machine so onboard graphics are more than enough. I chose the motherboard/CPU combination for the vPro feature (they both support it) - not sure the K model would.

      I chose the case as it should keep everything quiet and has plenty of disk slots.

      3.6GHz is the turbo boost speed, 2.9GHz is the normal speed:

      If you have any specific things you'd swap out let me know what and why, I haven't clicked order yet
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      • #4
        Nah, all seems above board for most things i'd imagine.
        Maybe a Corsair H series liquid cooler, but that's only because i like it nice and quiet.

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        • #5
          I need it to be almost silent but will see how it is with stock cooler, can always change it
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          • #6
            Ordered the lot, hopefully it'll work better than my Microserver
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            • #7
              Good, I'll look forward to that. Especially if it's quiet
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              • #8
                Haha, quite a few people are looking forward to it, it's much more powerful, hopefully I can finally silence it for 24/7 use
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                • #9
                  What's the server for? What was the spec of the Microserver?

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                  • #10
                    Mainly a Plex server, Microserver was a dual core 2.2GHz AMD thing, 10GB RAM
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                    • #11
                      Cheers for the input on this peeps, I've got all the bits now and run through a noise test today - I'm very happy with how quiet it is. Tomorrow I'll finish building it (got 5 more hard drives to fit in it, plus some cable tidying).

                      The CPU cooler that comes with the CPU looks a little weedy, not sure I want to trust it, can anyone recommend a larger (and crucially, quiet) cooler? It's socket 1150 and I have plenty of space in the case.

                      Also - I decided to use the fan controller on the case, do you think I should take that out and let the motherboard decide how fast to spin the fans? Seems sensible as it knows what temperature it is at...

                      I did a benchmark of old server before shutting it down, hopefully new one will beat it...
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                      • #12
                        Here's some cooling options from ccl CPU Coolers, AMD Coolers, Intel Coolers, Heatsinks and Fans - CCL Computers
                        I'll double check which one I have but it's been really good.

                        I'd also definitely allow the board to control the case fan.
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                        • #13
                          Here's what I have Jason.▷ Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev.2 High Performance … | OcUK]Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev.2 High Performance Quiet CPU Cooler [UCACO-P0900-CSB01][/url]

                          It's got full 5* reviews.
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                          • #14
                            I might as well carry on using this thread for pc building stuff.

                            The wifes laptop is getting on now. the unit itself is immaculate with a pretty decent screen and the keyboard is still good.
                            I want to build a Pc, then have it run on the laptop, using the monitor and keyboard? Is that possible at all?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Lee View Post
                              Here's what I have Jason.▷ Arctic Freezer Xtreme Rev.2 High Performance … | OcUK]Arctic Cooling Freezer Xtreme Rev.2 High Performance Quiet CPU Cooler [UCACO-P0900-CSB01][/url]

                              It's got full 5* reviews.
                              Holy ****e - looks ideal though, is it very quiet?
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