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idkfa

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https://www.mindfactory.de/shopping...2208bfafc41897cd97a558ddb777bb14f67bdbf204e80

A friend of mine is looking for a circa 1000€ gaming PC, also focussing on producing music and running adobe applications. He would also go for a cheaper option if viable. I thought of getting a 256GB SSD (MX100), 270X & I'm still figuring out if he really needs a BD writer. This would leave us with around 800€. I know this build lacks fans and I did not see whether the case fits a 970 GTX, however 460mm in height and 215mm in width are his max specs. I might even squeeze in a modular PSU if we go for the cheaper build.
Also the 970 is just a place holder, wanted to decide what exact 970 to get if I know if he wants to go for it. Also I'm not sure if coil whining will be an issue.
He himself is not an overclocker however he could live with a reasonable OC if I apply it. Although I'm pretty sure the xeon should be a better fit for him than an i5 K.
Any input so far?
 
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idkfa

idkfa

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Both your builds are very similar, and not too different from mine, so I guess we're going in the right direction :) He still thinks a 512GB might fit his needs (I don't know exactly how many programms he intends to store there).

As for the GTX 970, what specific model should I look into? Any 1st hand experiences with coil whining?
 

ATMINSIDE

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Not very many 970s available in Germany, but that Zotac is a pretty good one.

I would say a 500GB EVO is a good idea, my 256GB SSDs get a bit tight sometimes with games installed :p
 

pcgamer4life

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Keep in mind adding more storage down the road is one of the easiest upgrades you can do. :) I'd personally start with a 256gb and by the time he fills it up, SSD bang for your buck will have increased and he can add additional drives.
 
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idkfa

idkfa

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Sorry for the late reply. We went with the budget version, a 256GB with the option to buy another one later and with a R9 270X. He said he didn't need the power of a 970 and wanted to be more in the 800€ range. Since the xeon is not for overclocking we went with a cheaper MoBo: ASRock H97 Pro4 Intel H97 So.1150 Dual
We did not order yet, this would be our build https://www.mindfactory.de/shopping...220c4818e59f71559669401f9a89e9f7ec2aa8cec2460