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Opinions on build

Post by Kalmah » Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:08 am

So next year when i get home, i plan on building a desktop finally. It needs to be able to play games including BF, elite dangerous, Squad and whatever else.

Cooling, i don't know enough about (with radiators and weird shit added to liquid cooling, used to air cooled) so any help on that would be great!


PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($104.20 @ Amazon)
Thermal Compound: Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste ($6.70 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus RAMPAGE V EXTREME/U3 EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($478.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($59.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($144.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($429.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000G2 1000W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($57.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($83.89 @ OutletPC)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($21.99 @ Newegg)
Fan Controller: NZXT SENTRY 3 Fan Controller ($28.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Monitor: Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor ($109.99 @ Micro Center)
Keyboard: Logitech G910 Orion Spark Wired Gaming Keyboard ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2477.33
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Re: Opinions on build

Post by David Webb » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:12 pm

Very nice. I do have a few changes I would recommend.

First, I would get the 6700K instead. Quad core should be all you want for gaming right now. (and is faster per-core)

You also don't need to spend so much on the motherboard. If all you are using is a single video card (which is what I recommend) then you can spend much less.

For storage, instead of getting 2 hybrid drives, just get a SSD and then a big storage HDD.

For PSU, you don't want to go much over the estimated max (Shown next to the lightning symbol) so I added a good 650W one.

And most importantly, if you are building this nice of a machine, get a sexy monitor to go with it. It makes a huge difference. The one I chose below is 27", 2560 x 1440, and 144Hz with G-Sync (and is currently the top of my personal wishlist). If you want a cheaper option, there is this one as well that is 24" and 1920 x 1080 http://pcpartpicker.com/product/R998TW/ ... or-g2460pg


So if you want to go with my recommendations, here is the core stuff and then you can fill in the rest:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($345.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Extreme4+ ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($160.13 @ Newegg)
Storage: Corsair Force LE 960GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($209.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Desktop HDD 4TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.75 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card ($419.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($98.68 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell S2716DG 27.0" 144Hz Monitor ($537.00 @ Adorama)
Total: $1881.43
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Re: Opinions on build

Post by Kalmah » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:46 am

I didn't mean to do two different hard drives. Meant to swap the 4TB for a 2TB. How are the hybrid drives though, David? They are pretty much a SSD merged with a standard drive aren't they?

So much has changed! Didn't know you could get almost a 1TB for a SSD for a reasonable price yet.

Motherboard: I was more interested in that it had 10 3.0 USB ports, i may go SLI at some point later in time. Probably won't have to with that card for some time lol.

Your recommended stuff is better overall, this is my first desktop build, but i have a good idea of what i need, just not up to date on current tech and components (like g sync/free sync)

One monitor for now, but probably 3 later on after its all up and running.

Learn me somethin Mr. Webb, i got plenty of time to learn out here in Iraq lol.

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Re: Opinions on build

Post by David Webb » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:12 am

How are the hybrid drives though, David? They are pretty much a SSD merged with a standard drive aren't they?
Yeah, they do alright. They are good for certain situations. The SSD part is only 8 GB though, which is enough to make windows boot faster and your most used programs start quicker, but not much past that. I would only use them for cheapness, simplicity, or if there is only one hard drive spot and lots of storage is needed (like in a laptop). Otherwise, if you are able to manage your storage and pick which games you don't care about loading times as much to put on the HDD, then a SSD + HDD is the way to go.
Motherboard: I was more interested in that it had 10 3.0 USB ports, i may go SLI at some point later in time. Probably won't have to with that card for some time lol.
This board will do SLI when/if you want to. You will have 6 rear and 2 front usb 3.0, then 2 rear and 2 front of the usb 3.1. And if you really need more usb ports, you can get a card to use up one of your PCI-E slots for ~$20.
One monitor for now, but probably 3 later on after its all up and running.
That's something I have never done before, I think the bezel's would bother me too much. You are also getting out of my personal price range, so these are things I have knowledge of, but no first hand experience. If it were me, I would probably favor this single monitor over a 3 monitor setup:
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WDcMnQ ... umcx1aa002

Here is a review from Tom's hardware:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ace ... ,4539.html

But dang that's a serious price tag. Maybe by the time you are ready to buy AMD will have new cards to compete with the 1070, then you could look at going with AMD + Freesync and save a few hundred or more going that route.

*EDIT* Right after posting this I saw the monitor on sale from Costco for $1,000, what a coincidence:
http://slickdeals.net/f/8910043-34-acer ... 60-or-less

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Re: Opinions on build

Post by David Webb » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:16 pm

Here's a full build I planned for a friend of mine. Thought pieces of it may interest you. Its full AMD, so not as high performance or price as Intel+Nvidia. It has two 21:9 monitors, a 75 Hz curved for gaming and a 60 Hz to be a secondary for movies and other stuff. They would get mounted vertically with this mount.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: AMD FX-8300 3.3GHz 8-Core Processor ($114.13 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 74.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($21.20 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock 970M PRO3 Micro ATX AM3+/AM3 Motherboard ($51.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2133 Memory ($63.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Toshiba X300 5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($152.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+ 4G Video Card ($226.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Thermaltake Core V21 MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($56.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Case Fan: Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($18.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: LG 29UM67P 29.0" 60Hz Monitor ($230.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: LG 29UC88-B 29.0" 75Hz Monitor ($399.99 @ NCIX US)
Keyboard: Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard ($70.00 @ Amazon)
Mouse: Logitech G600 MMO Gaming Mouse Wired Laser Mouse ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Headphones: Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1668.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Re: Opinions on build

Post by Crude » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:10 am

How did this build come out or did you not finish it yet?

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Re: Opinions on build

Post by Kalmah » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:19 pm

This ended up being the setup I went with in the end. Still got to get the CPU and either a 1070 or 1080 GPU.



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($309.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.88 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z270 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($233.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Toshiba - X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($114.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair - C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($74.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($89.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1259.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
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Re: Opinions on build

Post by mrsnipes » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:18 am

nice build cant wait to play games again with ya
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Re: Opinions on build

Post by Kalmah » Fri Jul 28, 2017 1:41 pm

Just picked up the CPU, now headed to Seattle to pickup a Asus Strix GTX 1080.

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Post by Carl the Llama » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:31 pm

Awesome Kalmah - see you around :D

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Re: Opinions on build

Post by Kalmah » Sun Jul 30, 2017 5:31 pm

So problem!

Cannot get win10 to install off the flashdrive, tries to boot from it once I select "...64 bit" install, loads through then as soon as you see a flicker of the Windows icon, it says "failed due to unexpected error" every time.

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Re: Opinions on build

Post by Kalmah » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:52 pm

Problem solved, roommate downloaded Win10 and put it on a flashdrive. It of course worked lol. Microsoft flashdrive is incompatible lol.

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Re: Opinions on build

Post by mrsnipes » Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:08 pm

lmao thats messed up
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