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Everything posted by LumpyLenny

  1. Thanks a lot for the input. I'm keen to keep my build cool, so I'll buy perhaps four more 120mm fans in addition to the two supplied with the case and get a fan splitter to set them up. What do you think is the best airflow configuration for them?
  2. Hi there, This is my build, to be used exclusively for gaming: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/yTywNN I'm a complete novice and full of amateur questions, one of which concerns the motherboard I've chosen. It's the ASRock Z370 Extreme4, and I'm having trouble finding out exactly how many fans it can support without having to buy fan splitters. The ASRock stats page says it has: - 1 x CPU Fan Connector (4-pin)- 1 x CPU Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin)- 2 x Chassis Fan Connectors (4-pin) (Smart Fan Speed Control)- 1 x Chassis Optional/Water Pump Fan Connector (4-pin) Does this mean it can support four 4-pin case fans and one CPU cooler fan prior to me buying extra fan splitters? Thanks in advance for any input. Any advice on the build in general would be welcome as well.
  3. Thanks cj. So it's preferable to have the fans intaking air from the front and the CPU cooler at the top, with the GPU cooler at the back. Another amateur question here, how can I check that there will be enough space to fit the CPU cooler at the top without it interfering with the MOBO or RAM?
  4. Hi Alex, very good question that I should've addressed in the original post. It's exclusively for gaming; I'm looking to play a selection of AAA titles, and I'd specifically like to be able to play Star Citizen at high settings once it's been further developed.
  5. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DdYkFd Hi everyone, This is my first build and I'm struggling to decide on what is the best configuration of fans etc. to keep this case nice and cool. Where should I mount the CPU cooler (top or front?), and where should I place the two stock fans for input and output airflow, while working around the 1080 ti HYBRID cooler? I'm completely open to switching that Cooler Master CPU liquid cooler or buying 120/140 mm fans if necessary (but I'm already over budget so any savings would be fantastic!). I'm working with the Fractal Design Meshify C, but I'm open to other suggestions. Any other advice on the build in general would be welcome, and any prices would be best in GBP. Thanks in advance!
  6. Hah the blue is gone, not sure how I OK'd that in the first place. I'm keen to see how the 1070ti performs but I may even shell out for the 1080 to really nail the 1440p performance. Thanks for the input by the way.
  7. Hi Dave, thanks for this build, it was very instinctive. Here's the build as it stands: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DhVT2R I've decided to go for a better CPU and GPU to improve the longevity of the PC - whats your take on the CPU/GPU/MOBO combination? I'm aiming for good performance at 1440p for AAA games and high performance at 1080p. Any advice is appreciated!
  8. Hi whizz, just thought I'd get your opinion on the latest changes to the build: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DhVT2R I've gone for the 1070 (considering the 1070ti, depending on how it performs when it's released) and chosen the 8600k. What's your take on the overall build? Aiming for good performance at 1440p and high performance at 1080p
  9. Thanks for the advice. I've rejigged the build to be more in line with what you and Giulio have recommended. What's your take? https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DhVT2R I wonder what your opinion is on downgrading to an 8400 CPU and using the extra money to buy either a 1070ti (depending on how it performs on release) or a 1080?
  10. Thanks for all of the input, the build you've put together looks like a really good alternative. I wonder what your opinion is on cutting the 8600k out and using an 8400, and maybe removing the HDD (I'll only be using this for gaming so 525GB SSD seems manageable?), and using the extra few hundred pounds to push for a 1080 or even the 1070ti. What do you think? Would the 8400 and 1080/1070ti be well matched? The monitor will need a change too as I've done some homework and realised that nvidia isn't compatible with freesync. I'd also like 1440p as it looks like I'll be getting at least a 1070 graphics card. Here's the build as it stands https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/DhVT2R
  11. I've put together the below gaming build: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/Kfbx7h It's my first build and will be used for gaming. I want to be able to run games like Rust at top quality settings and games like Star Citizen and other more demanding games at a high quality as well. Most importantly I'd like to have a build that can still perform very well in several years, and allows for future upgrades. I'd appreciate any advice you have, especially if you think I should be concerned about bottlenecking, or if you think there is any overkill in there - in particular I'm wondering if the Intel i5 8400 would suit my gaming needs just fine rather than the 8600k, saving me a good £100. I also wonder if I should get a better graphics card if I stick with the 8600k? The build includes peripherals, and prices etc. in GBP would be best. All advice and criticism is very welcome! Thanks in advance
  12. Thanks for the explanation. I'm not too concerned about the 8400 not being able to overclock, as long as it's able to run relatively demanding games at high quality. Do you think the graphics card in the suggested build is well suited to the 8400?
  13. Yeah, being able to upgrade it further down the line would be great. Glad you all pointed out the power supply was over the top, changing that seems to have shaved a good chunk off the price. What kind of performance difference does the i5 8400 offer vs the i5 7600k? I'm still trying to get my head around CPUs...
  14. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/K3vmbj Hi everyone, I'm looking to build a PC exclusively for gaming. I'm completely new to this and put together the below build quite quickly (with a lot of help). I'm hoping you can point out any ways I can cut the price, improve performance by switching out parts or generally make this a more coherent/efficient build - if I'm headed in completely the wrong direction, let me know. I'll be playing a lot of Rust and Civ 6 and would like to run more demanding FPS' like Battlefield and CoD on it as well. Being able to play Star Citizen at a good quality would be great. I don't have any set aesthetic or brand requirements. I'm from the UK, so prices in GBP would be good. The build includes peripherals (mouse, keyboard and monitor) - I'd also like the option to have another monitor in the future, and while I probably won't be overclocking initially I think it'd be good to have the option to do it further down the line. Thanks in advance