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PCGeek

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About PCGeek

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Burnaby, British Columbia
  • Interests
    Programming, DevOps, Cloud Computing, all things PCMR
  • Biography
    Been building PCs since I was 9 years old. I currently work for Microsoft
  • Occupation
    Cloud Architect

System

  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 6800K
  • Motherboard
    Asus X99-A II
  • RAM
    64GB Corsair Vengeance LED DDR4-3000 (4x16GB)
  • GPU
    Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB G1 Gaming
  • Case
    Cooler Master Silencio 652S
  • Storage
    Samsung 950 Pro 512GB NVMe, Samsung 850 Pro 1TB SATA
  • PSU
    Corsair HX1000i 1000W
  • Display(s)
    LG 34UC88B 34" Curved, Dell Ultrasharp U2410 24"
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U14S CPU Cooler, 3xCooler Master Silencio FP120 Case Fans
  • Keyboard
    Corsair Vengeance K70 RGB, Cherry MX Brown
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. PCGeek

    1700$ gaming rig

    Looks good. The only thing I recommend is looking at the Asus Z170-A or an EVGA Z170 board since it offers a no frills feature set with rock solid stability. The MB you have is really good but justify the additional features (i.e. aesthetics, WiFi, etc.) before spending extra.
  2. PCGeek

    Picking Monitor Help.

    My recommendation would be to going for an IPS panel if you are going to be doing any color work.
  3. PCGeek

    Reccomendations?

    It's actually a pretty decent build. My recommendations would be the following to get your budget down but it won't quite get you down to 1200 bux. Switch to Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2133 RAM instead for DDR4-3000 Forgo overclocking and get a non-K 6500 CPU Skip the RGB keyboard and get that later.
  4. I had to make a change as the EVGA board doesn't have WiFi. Changed it up for an Asus Maximus VIII. PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PxDsM8 Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/PxDsM8/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($96.99 @ Jet) Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($234.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($308.18 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($439.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Corsair) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($85.00 @ Amazon) Total: $1776.11 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-02 07:38 EST-0500
  5. I went with a non-SFF case since it gives you more breathing room and ease of maintenance. Here you go: PCPartPicker part list: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RP2wD8 Price breakdown by merchant: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/RP2wD8/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($328.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($96.99 @ Jet) Motherboard: EVGA Z170 Stinger Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard ($121.98 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($96.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($308.18 @ Amazon) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($439.99 @ SuperBiiz) Case: Fractal Design Define Nano S Mini ITX Desktop Case ($64.99 @ NCIX US) Power Supply: Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Corsair) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($85.00 @ Amazon) Total: $1663.10 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-02 07:32 EST-0500
  6. PCGeek

    Motherboard

    It just seems like that because it was applied uniformly during the assembly process. It was probably a robot that applied the paste. Thermal paste after it dries out can break out in chunks like you have.
  7. You have to remove all the partitions and and use MBR if you don't have UEFI enabled. Please backup first. The other option and preferred would be to enable UEFI in your BIOS and use GPT.
  8. I would monitor the temps just in case. I had that happen to me once and it was a flaky power bar.
  9. It's Nehalem so it's a few generations behind. Depends on what you have now and what your upgrade goals are?
  10. PCGeek

    Motherboard

    It's just thermal compound that's dried. Use some Isopropyl Alcohol to remove and reapply some regular thermal compound.
  11. PCGeek

    good software for auto backup

    File History replaces Windows Backup in Windows 10 and can backup to external storage. As for recovering old files, isn't that the whole purpose of a backup.
  12. PCGeek

    good software for auto backup

    Do you have Windows 10? You can just use File History. It's not the greatest but it works for my needs.
  13. I thought you meant Asus Z170 Pro. The Z170 Pro Gaming has red accents. I thought you didn't want red accents.
  14. The Asus Z170 Pro Gaming/Aura you have listed is nice. The EVGA Z170 Classified is also be worth looking into. I generally stick with Asus and EVGA for their no frills feature set and rock solid stability.
  15. PCGeek

    New PC Build

    Australian PC prices are brutal but this is the best I can do. $578 over budget though which probably can go down if you go dual 1080P monitors over the X34. PCPartPicker part list: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/RGrQwV Price breakdown by merchant: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/RGrQwV/by_merchant/ CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.00 @ Shopping Express) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($46.00 @ Centre Com) Motherboard: Asus Z170-AR ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($209.00 @ Umart) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($119.00 @ Scorptec) Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($124.00 @ Shopping Express) Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($168.00 @ Shopping Express) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($699.00 @ Scorptec) Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($155.00 @ Centre Com) Power Supply: Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($156.20 @ Skycomp Technology) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit ($129.00 @ IJK) Monitor: Acer Predator X34 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor ($1449.00 @ PLE Computers) Total: $3578.20 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-02 22:34 AEDT+1100
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