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Joined
Nov 15, 2013
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Motherboard
Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H
CPU
Core i7-4790K
Graphics
EVGA GT 740 SC
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Greetings to all,

I am very new to all of this. I'm planning my first build using

Motherboard: GA-Z87X-UD5H
Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K
RAM: 16GB G.Skill RipjawsX Series DDR3
Power Supply: Corsair 650 Watt Modular
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250 GB 2.5" + Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" + Western Digital 3TB

with either the Fractal R4 or NZXT Silent Chassis case and 2 Samsung 20" monitors. The computer will be mainly for recording and producing music but will also be used for photo editing and possibly some video editing much later down the road. I'm guessing I will need to increase the size of my power supply since I'll be using dual (possibly) triple monitors, phantom audio interfaces, usb Maschine controller, usb keyboard(s) and a surface controller.

.... few quick questions:

1.) Will I need a liquid CPU cooler if I'm not overclocking?

2.) Is there any way I could bypass having a Graphics card and still have a solid build and achieve dual monitor capability?

3.) If no, what is the quietest and most "cost efficient" Graphics card I can use for this build?

4.) What is the quietest and best suited power supply I can use for this build?

5.) Should I just wait for the new Z87 board?

6.) How do I obtain a Mac OS if I do not already own a Mac?


....Any suggestions on what other components to use to make the computer as QUIET AS POSSIBLE while simultaneously being easy for a first time builder like me to get up and running will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance-
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2011
Messages
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Motherboard
10.9 GA-Z87N-WIFI 10.9 Dell XPS15z
CPU
i7
Graphics
GT640/Nvid GT525M
Mac
  1. Mac Pro
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. Android
  2. iOS
Hi here are my recommendations

1) No but have plenty of in/out fans etc
2) No
3) EVGA Geforce GT640
4) More cost and one that says quiet, I use Acbel or Cool Master
5)
6) No illegal stuff allowed, go borrow a mates Mac and download Mavericks

Some fans are noisy if they spin fast, these are usually the smaller ones.
 
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