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  1. I'm thinking about moving my desktop PC to a separate room for a cleaner desk (inspired by Linus' personal rig from 2016). To do so I probably need at least 3 meters of cable. At my desk I'll be placing 3k / 4k high-refresh rate monitor (so DisplayPort) and standard peripherals (mouse/keyboard/etc). Except finding a decent PCI-e Thunderbolt expansion card I think this should be doable without too much hassle(?). I'd highly appreciate recommendations. However, I'm also pondering about stretching an additional cable to my TV further away. The TV is mostly used for gaming, so the idea is to have a hub for gamepads and at least one HDMI 2.1 output (for 4K/60Hz). As far as I can tell daisy chaining from the desk hub to the TV should work fine? If not, I'll likely be able to go directly from the PC. However, it is also my understanding that TB3 cables are only available up to 3 meters (though, so far I have only found 2 meters at local retailers). The question then is whether a 10m TB2 optical cable will be sufficient for my planned usage? I've found a few sources which suggests that this setup should work fine, but strangely most of them are very outdated.
  2. Ref. the motherboard - gotcha, thanks (see reply to HKZeroFive). That an i5-6600k will bottleneck the 1070 doesn't sound very plausible, at least, in my experience CPU bottlenecking hasn't been an issue in a long time. Do you have any benchmarks / sources I could educate myself with? Not trying to be difficult, just curious
  3. Good catch! Didn't even think about that. A bit on the fence if I should just skip the unlocked i5 and go for a "regular" one instead. Reasoning being that I'm not certain if heating will be a problem in such a small case (my previous rig was a full sized mid-tower with an i7-4770k).
  4. Hi everyone, Like a few others I'm giving up on waiting for the Razer Core and decided I'll build myself (yet another) desktop PC instead. However, since the Core was my initial plan I'm at least aiming for a similarly sized desktop. It's been a while since I've last went up shopping for hardware, so I would greatly appreciate any feedback on better components. My budget is a bit limited though, max 1900AUD (roughly 1400USD). Below is what I've picked out so far. I'm a bit uncertain about the case, but it seems to at least fit the graphics card and liquid cooler I've selected. Note that the 32Gb of memory is pretty firm requirement; I'm using VM's a lot for work. I already have a Samsung EVO840 which I'll use initially, but that will probably be upgraded into a NVMe drive sooner or later. I've just purchased a new 1440p G-Sync compatible monitor, so the Nvidia card has to stay as well. Oh, and if it wasn't clear the primary purpose of this rig is gaming PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($332.00 @ Centre Com) CPU Cooler: Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($99.00 @ CPL Online) Motherboard: MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($179.00 @ Mwave Australia) Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($202.00 @ IJK) Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($739.00 @ PLE Computers) Case: Thermaltake Core V1 Mini ITX Tower Case ($65.00 @ CPL Online) Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($165.00 @ IJK) Total: $1781.00 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-08-07 21:56 AEST+1000