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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Any alterations?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

Cheapest I could get without losing any horsepower.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £187.99 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £69.48 @ CCL Computers
Memory Crucial 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £83.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage PNY CS1311 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £50.97 @ BT Shop
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £43.75 @ Amazon UK
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+ 4G Video Card £200.80 @ Alza
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) ATX Mid Tower Case £64.17 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £81.25 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £782.40
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-03-17 07:27 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion on this build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

^ This build.

Altough I'd only take 16 Gb of RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything i should do differently before i go ahead?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Well do you know if he wants to have the best performance or if he wants to have a bada** looking pc? And it's not like this Motherboard is performing badly not at all. You're just paying extra for the looks. I figured if he has chosen this one it means that there must be a reason behind it.

Also you have to include the fact that these are australian prices... Everything's more expensive there. (compared to USA)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything i should do differently before i go ahead?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Well he didn't say how much he wanted to spend. So I assumed that this amount is OK for him. It sure as hell aint the best bang for buck but if he can afford it and he likes the design, sure why not?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Use as a rendering machine with Debit and AutoCAD?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Get Kaby Lake!

I7-7700k with a Z270 Motherboard.

Other than that it's a great build!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How reliable is the compatibility check?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Let's say it like this: It doesn't always detect everything but when it does, then you should try to fix it.

Here's what I'd recommend (newer parts, better parts, and personal preferences)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $349.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard MSI Z270 TOMAHAWK ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $99.99 @ Jet
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $93.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC Video Card $267.99 @ Jet
Case Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case $129.55 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.80 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Cooler Master SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan $5.99 @ NCIX US
Monitor AOC e2752She 27.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor $139.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $48.37 @ Jet
Headphones Corsair VOID 7.1 Channel Headset $59.99 @ Corsair
External Storage Toshiba Canvio Basics 1TB External Hard Drive $54.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1612.84
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1602.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-13 09:04 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Potential Gaming/Maya rig"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd change the PSU if I were you. Get one with higher wattage better safe than sorry. I'd recommend going for 650 Watt.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Anything i should do differently before i go ahead?"

  • 39 months ago
  • -1 points

Very nice build!

You're good to go.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Mini-Itx - Coding/Working/Editing /Gaming - Silent KabyLake"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

There are not many options when getting a mini ITX motherboard. So you have to go for that basically.

Only thing I'd change is getting a better PSU:

https://it.pcpartpicker.com/product/DPCwrH/seasonic-power-supply-ssr550rm

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Almost ready need opinions to lower the price"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I've googled around a bit and it seems like a decent motherboard for the price. Ofc you can't expect it to function like a 100$ motherboard.

The question is how much money do you want to spend.

Here some reviews:

Newegg

PPP

Amazon

Morele

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC build, let me know what you think!"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Get the I5-7600k instead of the 6600k. It's the same price but performs a little bit better. And if you don't want to overclock (I mean ever) Then you can get a cheaper motherboard, cheaper CPU and you wouldn't need a CPU cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1550 AUD build NEED OPINIONS"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

^ What they said. Also I'd recommend you going with Kaby Lake (i5-7600k; 3 bucks price difference). If all of this is too expensive go with the i5-7500 and leave out the CPU cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best use of about £250 on my current system."

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Agree, your CPU would bottleneck the **** out of the GTX 1060 anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build Finished, Please Critique [Also, Advice about RYZEN Wanted]"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This is what I would go for. It's a little bit over 2600 but here some saving option:

Motherboard: The Asus PRIME Z270-A is basically a renewed version of the Z170-A which was very popular. I chose the gigabyte one because imo it looks better. (Also has more features than the Asus Prime)

RAM: I went for RAM with higher frequency since your motherboard supports it, also I thought that white LEDs would be a nice touch, not necessary, but neat looking. Switch down to lower frequency RAM or non LED versions.

GPU: Usually I just go for the cheapest custom model because the performance differnce are isn't worth extra money in my opinion. I like the EVGA one and think it would look very well in your build. If you want to save money you could downgrade to the GTX 1070, it will still have enough horse power.

Monitor: THe Acer GN246HL is basically the same as the VG248QE. But tbh I would try and get a 1440p monitor with a GTX 1080, just so you get the max out of your PC.

BTW I myself don't like Liquid coolers either, but they do get tons of good reviews so you might consider trying it. Otherwise the Cryorig R1 Universal is a high end Air Cooler, that is Black/White. (Got it myself, very decent!)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $349.75 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming K7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $284.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $119.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $164.99 @ Jet
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $89.69 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $629.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $159.98 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ B&H
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $15.54 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition 39.9 CFM 120mm Fan $14.07 @ NCIX US
Case Fan Corsair Air Series SP120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 37.9 CFM 120mm Fans $26.44 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF120 Quiet Edition (2-Pack) 39.9 CFM 120mm Fans $25.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $188.83 @ Jet
Keyboard Corsair K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.97 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud Headset $79.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2648.54
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2638.54
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-13 04:38 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Advice...Does this build work or forcing yellow?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd get the new Kaby Lake Processor (I7-7700k) why go last gen if you can have current gen? Performance wise it's around 10% faster than Skylake.

If you do get the i7-7700k pair it with a Z270 motherboard.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Almost ready need opinions to lower the price"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Things where you could possibly lower the price:

CPU - If you want you can get the I5-6400 It's only around 5% slower than the i5-6500 Here is proof

Motherboard - your getting a motherboard with feature you don't really need. So go with something cheaper. This Asrock motherboard has all you need.

I'd go for something like this: (saves around 50 bucks)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6400 2.7GHz Quad-Core Processor $179.69 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock H110M-DGS Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $47.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $41.99 @ Jet
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Windforce OC Video Card $199.99 @ Jet
Case NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $589.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-13 02:23 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build; Evolv a game and light 3d modelling build"

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I'm more of a functionality type of person so I wouldn't invest any money for the fancy lightning. (Done it in my build and now I kinda regret it). I always think of the money spent on LED's is money not spent on better parts. So if I were to build a PC now I would get non RGB everything, maybe even no window for the case.

In your example you could manage to get a GTX 1080 if you would get a less good looking case and strip of the all the RGB features. (Cooler, Motherboard, RAM)

But in the end it all depends on if you want your build to be fancy.

Nonetheless I think your build would serve you well!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do YOU think about this?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a decent PSU especially for the price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build Help Appreciated"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I would do some changes in your place.

CPU: Why go with Last Gen, Kaby Lake is out! It performs around 10% better than Skylake so grab that CPU instead.

CPU Cooler: With that amount of money budget I'd try to get a better Cooling for optimal performance. I mean the Cooler Master is great don't get me wrong but if you can then why not get sth better? ;)

Motherboard: Switched it to Z270 the newer version of the LGA 1151 Socket. Also I think the one you chose doesn't have 2 16x lines.

RAM: For 15 bucks more you can get RAM that you can OC even higher. Your motherboard supports it, so do invest there.

PSU: I always try to recommend getting an 80+ Gold PSU if you can + this one is fully modular! :)

Btw are you sure that 500GB of storage will suffice? If not maybe grab a 1Tb HDD.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $546.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $199.93 @ PB Technologies
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z270X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $423.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $200.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $244.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Extreme Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1214.78
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Extreme Video Card (2-Way SLI) -
Case Cooler Master Cosmos II (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $545.00 @ Paradigm PCs
Power Supply Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $237.00 @ 1stWave Technologies
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer -
Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card -
Monitor Asus PG27AQ 27.0" 3840x2160 60Hz Monitor $1598.99 @ PB Technologies
Other Cable Matters Gold Plated DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable 6 Feet - 4K Resolution Ready -
Other Cable Matters 2-Pack, Gold Plated DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable 6 Feet - 4K Resolution Ready -
Other E-Blue Auroza Gaming Lighting Chair High Grade PU Leather PC Gaming Racing Bucket Seat Office Ergonomic Computer eSports Desk Executive LED Lights EEC301R -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $5208.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-13 00:09 NZDT+1300

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do YOU think about this?"

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks like a really solid budget build!

Only thing I personally would change is getting another RX 480 with better cooling.

I'd pick one of these 2, both are equally awesome:

https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/RKX2FT/sapphire-radeon-rx-480-8gb-nitro-oc-video-card-11260-01-20g https://de.pcpartpicker.com/product/29wqqs/xfx-radeon-rx-480-8gb-rs-video-card-rx-480p8lfb6

PS: You can save around 50 bucks if you go for the 4GB model.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Check over this please"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry, I gotta articulate myself better. What I meant is optimal size.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Check over this please"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice setup!

Only thing I can recommend you is getting a larger monitor. One that is 27" large, since that's it's natural size.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "$1200 budget-How'd I do?"

  • 40 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks good!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "pre built with part names"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Gotta admit for a prebuilt PC it's quite something. Usually they mess up atleast something but here I don't see any real flaws. You're good to go!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this mid range build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It is a good one, not gonna deny it. But if he can afford it why not get a better one. He didn't say what price range he wants it to be so why not up it a little bit for future improvements? I would atleast shoot for 500 watt and a gold certified PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "thoughts on this mid range build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I agree with HeadJanitor. Also you can get RAM at lower frequency. Your motherboard only supports 2133mhz anyways.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming, Streaming, Game Development, Photo Editing"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Honestly I do think so. Arma 3 is a poorly optimised game, so that might be why.

But if you can afford the i7, then you might aswell go for that one.

Check this youtube video if you wanna know more about the differencies between the i5 and the i7 in terms of streaming, rendering etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build want a good gaming PC that can handle graphics and big servers of most games"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Google bears all the answers you need ;)

Found it here under specs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, making sure I actually need all these parts."

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

It's always a question of "Can I afford it?". If you can then go for the best at this time possible. I also encourage you to overclock! It's not very hard and there are MANY tutorials on youtube and other forums.

Especially when going for a 144hz monitor I recommend you getting a GTX 1070, to get enough frames. Many people will tell you that 8 GB of RAM are enough and it probably is but I still recommend going for 16 GB, because once games start using more RAM you'll have to upgrade anyways. (And BF1 for example recommend 16GB of RAM for Max settings.). Also get higher frequency RAM like these, since your motherboard supports it.

The rest seems fine to me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1600$ First pc gaming setup, pulling the trigger very soon"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Only thing I can recommend you to change is getting higher frequency RAM at a lower price. This or This

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which PC is better for BF1?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

This

Altough I would suggest getting a custom RX 480. Something like this. Is cheaper + more silent + cooler.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build want a good gaming PC that can handle graphics and big servers of most games"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build looks good.

As for your case: It has 1x 120mm fan preinstalled which means that you need to get one separately. I recommend getting an 140mm intake so you'll have positive air pressure when both fans are spinning at the same rpm.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Gaming, Streaming, Game Development, Photo Editing"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Your build is very good as it is. However there are some changes you could make to save some bucks.

If you want to save some money the I5-6600k will still do a very good job. You probably won't even need more.

You can get a cheaper Motherboard imo it's not worth the LED. I can recommend you the Asus Z170-A or the non LED version.

As for the SSD, the Samsung one is very good but if you're on a tight budget then I'd recommend you getting another brand. You can save some money like that. The difference is usually not very huge.

Another 50 pounds can be saved when going for a cheaper GPU. EVGA is a very respected brand and you barely hear anything bad about their GPUs. They have basically the same performance.

Lastly you could go for a 550 Watt PSU (The 650 one I've chosen was cheaper though). Which would come down to a totale save of 200 pounds and not a huge performance loss.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £210.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £99.95 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £135.48 @ YoYoTech
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £89.99 @ Novatech
Storage Sandisk Ultra II 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £109.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £41.99 @ Novatech
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £413.48 @ BT Shop
Case Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £76.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1267.86
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-04 10:25 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build, New Builder!"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not like it wouldn't work with 3000mhz at all, but you'd only be able to overclock to 2800. But since the price jump from 3000 to 3200 is not really high, you should get the 3200mhz RAM. Ofc you could also just get 2800mhz RAM but I recommend going with 3200mhz.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build, New Builder!"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

There are very cheap bluetooth PCIe modules or USB sticks. So it's not worth it wasting that much more money for that single feature.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build, New Builder!"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I know that, but I meant if he would take the motherboard I suggested. The Gaming 7 doesn't support OC that high.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Build, New Builder!"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Your build looks pretty good, altough I've some changes I would make.

Imo you spending too much on the motherboard. You can get a motherboard that has almost the same features for much less. For example the Gigabyte GA Z170X Gaming G7. That's also why I went up with the RAM frequency, because that one doesnt supprt 3000 but 3200.

There was once an article about Kingston SSDs where they gave out bad ones or sth like that can't find it now. Adata is very decent and cheaper too. Also think about getting a 500 GB SSD since I have a 250 one and I can tell you it's not very much.

I'm no expert when it comes to Liquid coolers, but i haven't heard much about yours. The Corsair one has plenty of good reviews, so maybe consider getting that one.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £316.98 @ Novatech
CPU Cooler Corsair H105 73.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £95.95 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £189.95 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory £89.99 @ Novatech
Storage A-Data Premier Pro SP600 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £69.07 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £45.78 @ Misco UK
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £614.99 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case £70.99 @ More Computers
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £109.99 @ Novatech
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1603.69
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-03 11:48 GMT+0000

Comment reply on Forum Topic "i think its ready, but one question."

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

The thing with laptops is that you can never upgrade it. And also keep in mind that the GPUs used for laptops are usually 20% weaker than the ones used for desktop PCs. Same goes for the CPU (here even 40%!).

Check these Links to know more: CPU and GPU

Also a PC with good cooling tends to be more quite and runs cooler, hence them lasting longer.

Where you are right, is that you can transport your laptop basically anywhere. Altough short lasting batteries might be a hindrance.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can someone check my build?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

You really have to switch out that PSU you got there. This is a good one for less (altough only because of sale).

You can get a cheaper GPU that performs better. The card you chose is too expensive to justify the coolers. Check out this one.

Other than that, if you can afford a small SSD you should consider investing in one.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which GTX 1070 should i get?"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

I got one myself, and I love it. The tools it comes with are super easy to use and that damn thing is even silent on heavy loads!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, opinions please!"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Tbh with 1 GTX 1080 you won't have a smooth ulta 4k experience. I would wait for the GTX 1080ti, which should handle 4k better. As for the differencies of those two builds check this Link. I'd say the cheaper build will be sufficent. Only thing maybe get RAM with even higher frequency.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice for my first gaming pc build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Here you can calculate it. It's probably going to be really close call, but it should be manageable. Otherwise you can still just stick with small overclocks or none, it'll still be faster than the others and in the future you might wanna consider buying a more powerful one, with atleast 500 watt :P

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need advice for my first gaming pc build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 0 points

Hello,

I've got some suggestions for you: Get a CPU that you can overclock (a "K" model). Your motherboard supports it and you have bought a CPU Cooler allready so invest 50 more there.

You can get cheaper RAM that has a higher frequency, ergo is more powerful than the other. + the colours suit your build better.

Next I don't recommend you going with the last gen. Get the current Gen. That means another 50 bucks more (Or you could just go with the 3 GB version and it's the same price but still better, if you can't afford those 50 bucks). Here you can see a comparison between those two.

Lastly, I would recommend you getting an HDD since those 120 GB of SSD storage will never be enough.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Freezer 13 36.4 CFM CPU Cooler $25.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $93.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Mini Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Corsair SPEC-03 White ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply $32.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $917.18
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $897.18
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-02 06:59 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 1 point

Really good alternative altough I wouldn't go with the C7. It won't be efficient enough to keep an overclocked i5-6600k cool. The M9i will have lower temps and stay more silent.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build"

  • 41 months ago
  • 2 points

Check out this Link. Here you can see that there's absolutetly no difference between 4gb and 8gb. Note that this is 1440p and 4K, so with 1080p you'll have better frames and you'll be in need of less VRAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ordering Today - Final Thoughts?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh... my condolences :I

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this a good PC Build?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I would try to go current gen if I were you. Get the i5-6500 CPU and a B150 motherboard (like the MSI B150 Mortar).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ordering Today - Final Thoughts?"

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

If I were you I'd invest 50 bucks more and get the K version of your CPU (i5-6600k). Spend 30 bucks on a good cooler and the Z170 motherboard should be around the same price your B150 motherboard is.

If you want to save some money you can get a cheaper SSD from Adata for example. You won't really see a difference in real life scenarios.

Also if you get a Z170 motherboard consider going with RAM that has higher frequencies. It won't cost you much but you'll get out a little bit more frames.

For Monitors I can recommend you the ASUS VG248QE. It's a 144hz and believe me when I tell you the difference from 60hz is huge! (I got one)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Building Gaming PC"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

I don't see any flaws. Looks perfect to me!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build"

  • 42 months ago
  • 2 points

The build looks good!

Only a few things you might want to consider changing.

  1. The CPU comes with a stock Cooler. So you don't necessarily need to buy one. Altough buying one would make your build more silent. Much more.

  2. You are buying an Z170 Motherboard. Now the Z170 motherboard allows you to overclock your CPU, but since you're going with a locked CPU (non K) you won't be able to overclock anyways. Now, what you can do is get a cheaper motherboard or what I recommend you doing: Get an i5-6600k, but then you're forced to buy that CPU cooler.

  3. The MSI RX480 is not worth it. Get the Sapphire RX 480 4GB version. You won't need more than 4 GB of VRAM on 1080p and Sapphire is a respected company when it comes to Custom GPU's.

Welcome to the Master Race ;)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $236.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $91.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $73.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $61.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $58.82 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 4GB NITRO+ 4G Video Card $229.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case $39.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Rosewill 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $59.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $106.99 @ SuperBiiz
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN781ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $11.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan $6.99 @ NCIX US
Keyboard Cooler Master OCTANE Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $34.99 @ Newegg
Headphones Corsair Raptor HS40 7.1 Channel Headset $40.24 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1124.93
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1074.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-27 03:39 EDT-0400

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