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HungryHamster

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  1. Agree
    HungryHamster got a reaction from Dask933 in Finished my build, finally.   
    Yeah, I thought about the ROG as well, but like you, I saw those overwhelmingly negative reviews and decided not to gamble on it. I also like the extremely thin sides on the Predator. It should be nice for a dual-monitor setup.
  2. Like
    HungryHamster reacted to MVPernula in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    It's all good!
  3. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to arnavvr in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    Tweaked things a bit:http://pcpartpicker.com/list/dwG6D8
     
    Forgot to add a PSU lol:http://pcpartpicker.com/list/LGsBLD
  4. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Daniel644 in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    If you don't want writing on your Optical drive, buy ANY drive out there, pop the front off and spray paint the plastics with the appropriate color (or plasti-dip them) will save you a good bit over the cost of that drive and be that extra little touch of custom work. also 3400 RAM in a Skylake build is just wasting money, there is no noticable performance gains from going that high, even if you wanted the specific brand and series "Corsair Vengeance LED" RAM you could drop the clock speeds down to 3000 or even 2666 and save yourself 50 or 60 bucks. Also why so expensive a PSU, I've got the Corsair RM750x, it's got a 7 year warranty, fully modular, JonnyGuru recommended solid quality 80+ GOLD and is like half the price you have listed for the one you have.
     
    these 3 things listed above are examples of pointless waste even in an "Overkill" system and compromises that can be made without messing with the looks, while saving like 200 bucks overall.
  5. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to corporatezombie in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    What about the Dell s2716dg as an alternative monitor? It still has G sync and has only 1ms response time instead of 4ms and is cheaper?
  6. Like
    HungryHamster got a reaction from stconquest in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    Thanks! I really like that CPU cooler you suggested and I will take your advice about the RAM. As for the monitor, I thought about going with that Predator model, but I play some FPS games like CS:GO where increased Hz really makes a difference.
  7. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to stconquest in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    A lot is wrong with the build, but it is your money.  I can at least offer an alternate way to spend $3500:
     
    1.  Unless you plan to stare into your case all day long, a better monitor will improve your experience.
     
    2.  If you want to do LED lighting, use freaking strips.  The mobo I have picked does have accent lighting though.
     
    3.  There is no real use for 32GB quad channel RAM in a Z170 gaming build.  If you needed 32GB for content creation, I would imagine a X99 build would have been considered.
     
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($324.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($162.00 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($81.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($156.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW DT GAMING Video Card  ($649.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($109.99 @ NCIX US)  <<scrap the 200mm for the two 140mm
    Power Supply: SeaSonic EVO Edition 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($89.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  ($48.88 @ OutletPC)  <<Sand the logo off
    Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM  140mm Fan  ($11.90 @ NCIX US)  <<Front intake
    Case Fan: be quiet! Pure Wings 2 61.2 CFM  140mm Fan  ($11.90 @ NCIX US)  <<Front intake
    Monitor: Acer Predator X34 34.0" 100Hz Monitor  ($1248.99 @ Best Buy)
    Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard  ($129.00 @ Amazon)
    Other: ASUS ROG Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel  ($72.12)
    Total: $3283.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-14 02:04 EDT-0400
  8. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Daniel644 in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    RGB on the PSU , but if your going for RGB what might be the Smarter Choice is to swap out the FTW 1080 for the Asus Strix 1080 it will use the same Aura RGB software the motherboard does then you could get an Aura RGB light strip to connect to the header on the Maximus and forget the RGB PSU and have ALL your RGB controlled within the same app. then you can skip all the silly RGB fans and have a clean system that can still do all kinds of funky RGB stuff.
     
    Also if going with that motherboard why not go custom loop instead of All-in-One, you can't tie the AIO into the EK ports on the motherboard, I mean if you are willing to drop this kind of coin why not go that last bit, then you could have clear tubing with colored fluid.
     
    Edit: you REALLY want to avoid RGB from different manufactures, the colors often won't match up and the Aura RGB is a full 16.7 million color RGB instead of the 6-7 color RGB commonly seen elsewhere.
  9. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to stconquest in Finalizing Parts for High-End Gaming PC   
    You do not want to buy ASUS GPUs...  avoid when possible.
     
    EVGA has the one best customer care practices in the industry, don't mess with ASUS.
  10. Agree
    HungryHamster reacted to Abdul201588 in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    I've made this build:
     
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  ($368.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($96.99 @ Best Buy) 
    Motherboard: MSI X99A SLI PLUS ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($199.99 @ B&H) 
    Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($77.99 @ Newegg) 
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($157.30 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($119.89 @ OutletPC) 
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($719.88 @ OutletPC) 
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($719.88 @ OutletPC) 
    Case: NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($66.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($104.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Total: $2632.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-09 06:10 EDT-0400
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    HungryHamster reacted to deleted_member_030719 in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    I'd recommend: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/LtBcHN
    Total cost: $1922 USD
     
    Edit: That *can* overclock to over 5GHz, I used a system similar to an Asus test.
  12. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to 8BitBuilder in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/d9LPFd
    Notes
    Cpu is a i5 because if you are going to game it will not make a big difference  The Motherboard is high quality and will get the job done   Intel 750 Series because PCI-E slots are faster  Gpu one of the best you can get 
  13. Like
    HungryHamster reacted to Herman Mcpootis in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor  ($428.30 @ B&H) 
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i GTX 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($96.99 @ Best Buy) 
    Motherboard: MSI X99A Raider ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($197.98 @ Newegg) 
    Memory: Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($157.30 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($629.99 @ B&H) 
    Video Card: Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($629.99 @ B&H) 
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case  ($76.99 @ NCIX US) 
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($127.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Total: $2485.51
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-09 06:26 EDT-0400
  14. Agree
    HungryHamster reacted to 8BitBuilder in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    But you could add the i7 if you would like 
  15. Funny
    HungryHamster reacted to 8BitBuilder in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    Because it has the letter x in it and that makes it faster. 
  16. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Herman Mcpootis in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    Not needed, you can go for something like a noctua nh-d14/15 or cryorig m9i if you're not overclocking.
  17. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Herman Mcpootis in High-End Gaming Rig Parts Questions   
    The 6800k should do better in gaming, and if you ever do rendering/editing/recording/streaming, those extra cores will help alot. 
  18. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Electronics Wizardy in New Mobo for Gaming   
    If you want a cheaper board look at the z170-a
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    HungryHamster reacted to jooroth18 in New Mobo for Gaming   
    At a value standpoint, here are my recomendations:
     
    MSI Pro Solution Intel Z170A LGA 1151 DDR4 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard (Z170A SLI)
    https://www.amazon.com/MSI-Solution-Z170A-Motherboard-SLI/dp/B01DDR05P6/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1473459961&sr=8-5&keywords=z170+board
     
    Gigabyte LGA 1151 Z170 HDMI 2-Way CrossFire ATX DDR4 Motherboards GA-Z170-HD3
    https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-2-Way-CrossFire-Motherboards-GA-Z170-HD3/dp/B012AQGKXC/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1473459961&sr=8-6&keywords=z170+board
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    HungryHamster reacted to W-L in Power Supply cables   
    I don't believe I know anyone that makes standard replacement cables for the unit so you will need to get some custom ordered, I believe Cable Mod might have that available through their Configurator but double check. 
  21. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Heavygun1450 in ~$3,000 (USD) Gaming PC Parts Help   
    http://pcpartpicker.com/list/P3CFsJ
    Ditch that cooler and get a AIO watercooler for a high end build like that, because why not.
    Z170 and 6700k are enough for gaming.
    Your case will fit your drives.
    You need a sli bridge that can fit 2 cards on it.
  22. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to GalacticRuler in ~$3,000 (USD) Gaming PC Parts Help   
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  ($368.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ Newegg) 
    Motherboard: ASRock X99 Taichi ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory  ($180.65 @ Amazon) 
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($304.65 @ Amazon) 
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW DT GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($649.88 @ OutletPC) 
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW DT GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($649.88 @ OutletPC) 
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case  ($115.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
    Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($84.99 @ Newegg) 
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  ($48.88 @ OutletPC) 
    Total: $2738.89
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-10 23:43 EDT-0400
  23. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Energycore in ~$3,000 (USD) Gaming PC Parts Help   
    Do you already have a 4K or 1440p 144Hz monitor? Otherwise your computer budget will be wasted.
     
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($324.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG R1 Universal 76.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($179.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance LED 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3400 Memory  ($238.76 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($157.30 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($68.00 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($409.99 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($409.99 @ B&H)
    Case: Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case  ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic PRIME 750W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($169.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Optical Drive: Archgon CB-5021-GB Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer  ($114.50 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer XF270HU 27.0" 144Hz Monitor  ($470.17 @ Amazon)
    Other: ASUS ROG Front Base Dual-Bay Gaming Panel  ($72.12)
    Other: EVGA PRO SLI Bridge HB, 2 Slot Spacing  ($47.35)
    Total: $2913.13
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-10 23:59 EDT-0400
  24. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to Energycore in ~$3,000 (USD) Gaming PC Parts Help   
    If you're gonna pay $180 for a PSU, do yourself a favour and get the best PSU out there. http://pcpartpicker.com/product/NN648d/seasonic-prime-750w-80-titanium-certified-fully-modular-atx-power-supply-ssr-750td
     
    If you want custom cables, cablemod does seasonic cables. Or you can get extensions.
  25. Informative
    HungryHamster reacted to DrMikeNZ in ~$3,000 (USD) Gaming PC Parts Help   
    I changed to the X99 Taichi after my ROG Strix X99 catastrophically failed blowing the VRM. It is a relatively basic board, but it is stable and is good value.
    If you are only gaming, then Z170 with 6700K would make more sense as games don't make use of all of the threads. Even well optimised modern DX12 games don't scale well over 6 threads.
     
    Most people won't notice the difference in memory clock speeds. Anything over 2133 is technically an overclock.
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