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  1. Hi everyone, I'm planning on buying a game PC. I have chosen all my components and want a last look from someone who has more knowledge about it. My question is: does everything fit each other? Some information: - I live in the Netherlands - I only need to buy the CPU, CPU cooler, Motherboard, GPU and PSU. For these 5 components my budget is 1000 euro. Build: CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K € 248,50 CPU cooler: CRYORIG H7 € 38,80 Motherboard: MSI Z270 gaming pro carbon € 181,95 Video Card: MSI armor GeForce GTX 1070 8GB € 419,99 Power Supply: Corsair RM550x € 89,90 Total: € 981,73 (with delivery) Already own: RAM: Corsair Vengeance (3200MHz) SSD: Samsung EVO 960 500GB HDD: WD blue edition 1TB Case: NZXT H440 Razer edition Because you all really like pcpartpicker: (These prices are not the same because I'm in the Netherlands) https://de.pcpartpicker.com/list/gVjRM8
  2. Hi everyone, I'm building a game PC and have chosen all the components. I'm almost going to buy all the components but before I want a look from a more expert (Its my first build) I want someone to say if it will all work together and if I maybe can buy something cheaper elsewhere. Some information: - I live in the Netherlands but I will buy 2 components from the German Amazon. (the PSU and GPU) - My budget is in total 1000 euro. - I will use my pc for gaming. Build: CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K € 248,50 CPU cooler: CRYORIG R1 ultimate € 71,50 Motherboard: Asus Z170-A € 152,- Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB € 419,99 Power Supply: Corsair RM550x € 89,90 Total: € 981,89 (without shipping) I already own: Case: NZXT H440 Razer edition RAM: Corsair Vengeance (3200MHz) 16GB SSD: Samsung EVO 960 500GB (pci m.2) HDD: WD blue edition 1TB Thanks!
  3. Hi everyone, I'm building a game PC and have chosen the components. They components I need to buy are: CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K CPU cooler: CRYORIG H7 Motherboard: Asus Z170-A Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Power Supply: Corsair RM550x Are these components good? And in special the CPU and cooler. Will the cooler cool the CPU good enough? The components that I already own are: RAM: Corsair Vengeance (3200MHz) SSD: Samsung EVO 960 500GB HDD: WD blue edition 1TB Case: NZXT H440 Razer edition. Thanks!
  4. Okkkay I'll try not to bore you too much here but long story short: I don't have the 'UCAS' points necessary to start my computing degree in September and so they have given me a chance to prove I can do the course! all I have to do is build a PC and make an essay about the build process and it's benchmarks. Easy right? Wellll iv never built a pc before and I have until June to complete this project I don't have massive amounts of money but still iv managed to use the money I saved for a car and bought these- so far.... I7 6700k intel processor £285 Asus Maximus VIII Ranger motherboard £105 Ballistix 16gb (2x8gb) DDR4 Ram £160 EVGA supernova 850W P2 power supply £100 NZXT H440 razor edition case. £129 all but the case and processor I managed to get 2nd hand and great condition! Iv managed to obtain what I assume is the basics. WHAT I would like HELP with is what is left for me to start the build? Can anyone recommend a powerful but affordable graphics card to run content creation (the course requires us to run allot of programming coding applications that use allot of power?) also I'm genuinely stuck on what fan/water cooler I need for the processor ?? There's so many options it really does confuse the helllll out of me.... Also if anyone knows anything about the case I purchased can anyone advise me on fan placement? im really running out of time so any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks in advance!!!
  5. Hi everyone, First I want to thank you all for helping me with advise on my builds. I changed some parts and have 3 builds now. I have 1100 euro to spend but I don't need to buy the RAM, SSD, Case, HDD. Which build do you guys think is the best? Not only the most FPS but also durability And will my CPU bottleneck my GPU in build 2? My RAM, SSD, Case and HDD are: RAM: Corsair vengeance lpx 8GB 3200MHz (2 times so 16Gb in total) SSD: samsung 960 EVO (pce m.2) HDD: WD 2TB 7200RPM Case: NZXT h440 razer edition Build 1: CPU: intel core i5 7600K CPU cooler: NZXT kraken 41x Motherboard: asus rog strix Z270F GPU: asus rog strix 1060 OC 6GB PSU: corsair RM650x Build 2: CPU: intel core i5 6600K CPU cooler: NZXT kraken 41x Motherboard: asus Z170-a GPU: asus rog strix 1070 8GB PSU: corsair RM550x Thanks!
  6. Hi everyone, I recently posted my build on this forum. I got really good advise from you all, thank for that! Now I changed some components and want a last advise. I got a few tips to change my gpu to a 1070 and get other cheaper components. Unfortunately that is, In my calculation, not possible. A gtx 1060 is 330 euro and a gtx 1070 500 euro. That's just to much for me. But if you can change components the way I can buy the 1070 thnx! I have 1000 euro to spend and don't need to buy RAM, Case, HDD and SSD myself. My build: CPU: Intel core i5-7600K € 260,95 CPU cooler: NZXT kraken 41x € 84,- Motherboard: asus rog strix z270f € 192,50 GPU: asus rog strix 1060 OC 6GB € 335,- PSU: corsair RM650x € 105,95 In total: € 976,50 RAM: corsair vengeance lpx 8GB 3200MHz (2 sticks so 16 in total) HDD: WD 2TB 7200RPM SSD: samsung 960 EVO 500GB (pci m.2) Case: NZXT H440 Razer edition (already bought this one, I got 50 euro discount ) Thanx in advance!!!
  7. Hi everyone, I'm building a game pc and I have chosen all the components. Now I need someone to give me advise on the build. I want to know if some components will bottleneck each other and if everything fit each other. I'm planning on playing games like Overwatch, Black Desert Online and the Witcher 3. How much fps do you think I will get in these games? (on max settings) I will probably play it on 1080p. My build: CPU: Intel core i5 7600K CPU cooler: cryorig r1 universal Motherboard: Asus ROG strix Z270F RAM: Corsair vengeance lpx (3200MHz) 2 stick from 8GB SSD: samsung evo 960 500GB (pci m.2) HDD: WD blue edition 1TB GPU: Asus ROG strix gtx 1060 OC 6GB PSU: Corsair RM650x OS: windows 10 pro 64-bit Thanks in advance!
  8. I really like the RGB aspect of the Corsair 460x, but I heard it's really hard to manage cables compared to the AI Crystal. Which should I get ?
  9. Hi everyone,I'm building a game pc and with help of you all I'm have chosen all the components. Now I want a reaction on the complete build. Thanks!My build:CPU: intel core i5 7600kCPU cooler: Cryorig H5 ultimateMotherboard: asus rog strix Z270FRAM: corsair vengeance 8GB 2x (3200MHz)SSD: Samsung 850 evo 500GbHDD: WD blue edition 1TBGPU: rog strix gtx 1060 6GBPSU: EVGA supernova g3 550w Case: NZXT H440
  10. Hi I'm planning on building a new high end gaming PC for games like ARK, Far Cry 4, HITMAN, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Batman: Arkham Knight, etc. I also occasionally do some 3D rendering stuff. I live in Switzerland and my intended budget is up to 2,000 CHF (approx. 1,980 USD or 2,600 CAD) which is intended for components and OS without peripherals. I mainly use between one and two full HD monitors but would be nice if it could handle more. Here are the components I've looked at so far: Mainbord: ASUS ROG Strix Z270E Gaming (LGA 1151, Intel Z270, ATX) CPU: Intel Core i7-7700K boxed RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX (2x 8GB, DDR4-3000, DIMM 288) GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING X 8G Case: be quiet! Silent Base 800 Window (Midi Tower case) SSD: Samsung 850 EVO Basic (250GB, 2.5'', SATA) HDD: WD Blue (2TB, 3.5'') PSU: Corsair RM Series RM750x (750W) CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 (16.3cm) DVD/BD Drive: ASUS BluRay Combo BC-12D2HT bulk (black) OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home (OEM, 64-bit) It would be nice if someone could double check my parts and/or suggest changes.
  11. Gonio’s general rules of thumbs and Q&A guide on basic PC parts Welcome to this extensive guide on some of the basic reasoning on what you want/need for the basic PC components, why that is/isn’t and some overall reasoning behind this and why to choose what. Of course this means that there will be some personal opinion and experiences sauce in it, and also that this is not always 100% applying to every scenario. Daily usage, mostly gaming and simple content creation is overall considered as point of reference. Still it should be useful for anyone on the market as a tool to assist you. Asking around for your specific scenarios on the forum really helps. Also some tech babble/terms and (video) explanation on what it is and means come around. Newer and less experienced people should find that very handy. So many terms thrown at you by sellers and stores… Click links for videos and some sites for more explanation and background info. Thx to LTT. But first: Q: Why do I (possibly) see typos, weird choice of words and possible wrong phrases? A: That’s my fault. I am no native English speaking person. Still most understand perfectly what I mean and if not, asking is no problem. Also I might use some common (online) wording of stuff. Q: So for who is this guide then? A: For anyone that is considering to buy a new/used component(s) for the PC. There is so much choice, so much to consider: it can be very overwhelming especially for the many folks out there that are not up to snuff on what’s out there, have been out of the loop or simply just don’t care. Since you are on the LTT community forum and also probably looking at Linus his vids, this is a great place to assist you in finding the right parts and what stuff you could encounter for your build. So ask around if you have questions. There are many enthusiasts here that have knowledge and experiences they want to share. Knowing it all is impossible, but doing some research is a valuable tool that makes you spend your money properly and have an overall better experience. Q: So will you list best parts, prices or so and say what we need to buy? And who are you to tell us? A: No, it will more be a description of parts used in general, terms that might be thrown around when looking/asking around for parts and some overall logic thinking. It should be used as a tool to better understand what you buy, why you buy and do you need to buy it. I am just an enthusiast. I have my experiences in building PC’s for myself and many others over the years and also like to expand my knowledge on the basic parts by watching videos, check guides, forums etc. But I am not a professional that is working for a manufacturer or whatever. This guide is written with a general gaming purpose as in mind and will not be suitable for every scenario or way of reasoning. If you find something that is missing, needs adjustment, have suggestions, or see info that is plain wrong feel free to send me a message. For comments and discussions be constructive when (dis)agreeing. Feel free to share and use this guide on the forum for new people. Table of content General rules of thumb, considerations, tips and terms used Motherboard CPU DDR RAM PSU Case Storage GPU Cooling in general and cooling parts 1: General rules of thumb, considerations, tips and terms used Before you decide what to buy, you must know what you want to do and be able to do. So consider the software you use, do you have extra purposes besides some simple daily usage and browsing, and possibly special software/games that have high demands. Otherwise you might get the situation that you spend more than needed, or worse: you still don’t have the power for a smooth user experience. It is all about the choices and needs. No reason to overdo it. So my recommendations in general: First find out what you need. Generally speaking persons with demanding software will know what makes the usage heavy. But if you are not sure ask around, check online and if available look at benchmarks or guides. After that pick the parts that fulfill your requirements for hardware, software needs, any other secondary reasons and of course budget. Budget is a big factor, but don’t let it overrule your needs. Overall it’s better to spend 1 time good and bigger then in multiple times. Note here that with bigger I don’t mean over the top and super expensive. A bad user experience is often caused by the budget reasoning. General points to consider: User scenarios Hardware requirements Software requirements Secondary needs like (future) expansion possibility, available slots/connectors Other requirements Budget Build it yourself or let it be build Avoid common PC building traps CPU's vs GPU's What is a motherboard DDR and GDDR memory Types of memory Custom PC vs pre-built PC Benchmarks What is overclocking (OC) Futureproofing Bottlenecks Avoid common PC traps 2 Q: I am still uncertain where to start for picking basic hardware parts. Suggestions? Q: So how does that go with budget? What could I skimp on to reduce cost? Q: Something not mentioned is warranty and service. How does that factor in? Q: I don’t understand all abbreviations used in conjunction with PC parts, so can you explain some? 2: Motherboard The mobo is where all components connect on to function and communicate with each other. This also determines what CPU you can use. So make sure that the socket is compatible with your CPU. There are different sizes of form factor like ATX, mATX, so make sure it fits the case. Bigger boards carry more connection of several types, giving the user more flexibility. So my recommendations for the mobo: First make sure that the mobo supports the CPU you plan to use. Also know that you can fit it in the case you have in mind. Other than that it must have all connections and features you require like the amount of PCIe slots, proper USB implementation, SATA connections, sound implementation and other support for devices you have like NVME for NVME drives. If you go OCing there are many options these days that improve results, like more phases and better quality components. But in general any decent brand of mobo should be good enough for normal OCing (assuming it is supported). So apart from looks it might be wise to spend the money from an very expensive board on parts like the CPU itself. If you plan to make use of multiple GPU’s make sure that SLI and Crossfire is supported. General points to consider: Form factor of mobo and possible size allowed in case Socket type SATA slots amount for storage Possibly M.2 slot for storage and support for storage drives NVME support SLI and Crossfire support USB connectors USB implementation speed (especially with USB 3.1, check mobo reviews) PCI(e) slots Sound implementation and quality Network connectivity and speed, possibly also wireless on certain mobo’s Other connectors you might want like fan headers, thunderbold or display connectors Especially with OC in mind the options, possibilities and does it support a unlocked CPU Looks and extra’s like RGB Motherboard sizes Chipsets Sata 3 6 Gbps PCIe 3.0 USB 3.0 USB type C Motherboard connectors BIOS and UEFI Display connectors Thunderbolt VRM's Fast SSD technologies explained Which motherboard to buy Q: Are bigger size boards like ATX better than smaller boards like Mini ITX? Q: Apart from professionals I see no one talking about soundcards anymore. So onboard is good? 3: CPU Without a CPU you would have a car without engine. So when it comes to the CPU, it determines a lot of the other parts used. But even more important: it is the major factor for computer performance and scenarios you will use the system for. For gaming the CPU is also very important, despite many games being more dependent on the GPU. If the CPU does not have to power to feed the GPU with info, your gaming experience will also suffer. So be sure you pick the one that fits your needs. Content creators in general want more cores, while gamers will prefer higher clock speeds. So my recommendations for the CPU: Picking the right one is very important and will depend on your needs. So consider what programs you use and to some degree even the games you play. Also take a unlocked CPU, since it can give you more usable lifespan when needed. Newer games get more and more CPU hungry despite the mainly higher need for graphics. This also means that you need a balanced system with GPU and a CPU that can feed the GPU enough data for most optimal performance. Also for things like VR a good CPU power is required. Certain games are more CPU depending then GPU, so read reviews about games where they find that out. For gaming clock speed is preferred over amount of cores/threads. But if you plan to do some content creation, a i7 with hyper threading is a good spot to aim for at least. If you do mostly content creation that benefit from multi core performance, a different platform like the X99 might be a better option. Architecture is key for performance since it will define the efficiency for results, so in general newer architectures are preferred. Cache size increases the higher the CPU is scaled in performance, but if there is choice more is better in general. Currently when it comes to CPU’s Intel is the way to go, since even the lower new gen i3 compete with AMD’s best CPU’s or are even better in performance depending on what benchmarks. It could however get a very interesting time with AMD releasing Zen soon. Current AMD can still be a valid options for budget and simple PC use, but AMD can’t compete in mid and high end CPU’s. For gaming a decent unlocked i5 is a good middle ground. General points to consider: Workloads and scenarios you use your PC for Possibly hardware requiring a good CPU. Think high end GPU’s or VR as example Socket type Clock speeds and amount of cores Software that make use of multi cores Architecture Cache size Power consumption and efficiency Locked or unlocked Hyper threading The iGPU if using the internal GPU for graphics CPU shopping tips Intel Turbo Boost Multiple cores info CPU cache Hyper Threading Intel i3, i5 and i7 CPU sockets CPU micro architecture Heavy multitasking: when more cores really shine Q: Why are AMD CPU's that also have high(er) clock speeds and core amount lagging behind Intel performance for the last several years? Q: So Zen will be good? Q: So if I am a gamer that also streams and edits some video content, you recommend a normal i7? Q: I am not planning to OC, so why do you still recommend a unlocked CPU? Q: How good are iGPU for gaming? 4: DDR RAM RAM is these days not the most exciting for normal users, but nevertheless still an important part of the PC. Being short on it is a very bad thing for performance. It gives the CPU quick access to random data it needs to complete its task, on a way that is much faster than the normal storage. It is however volatile, meaning that the data is only temporarily stored and gone when the power goes off. RAM speed and timings are important for the results. The better these are, the better your CPU can do what it needs to do. Especially if you run internal graphics on the CPU, RAM can influence the performance. For maximum efficiency make use of the channel support your mobo has: in general it is dual channel. But other variants also exist. As example a Intel X99 mobo has quad channel support. So my recommendations for RAM: Take enough for your needs. Having more does not really improve performance, but having short you do not want. 8GB is in general considered minimum these days, but 16GB is an amount that is considered enough for the coming years for gamers. But for example with VM’s and heavy content creation (especially video editing and rendering), higher amounts are welcome. Obviously higher speed and lower timings are preferred, but are overall no real performance gains that are worth the in general big steps up in cost. So with the new DDR4 standard 2400 - 2666 MHz is in general a good speed (for DDR3, 1600MHz is overall considered to be a good sweet spot for the cost). Unless the increased price bump is very low, it is overall better to spend the money on more important parts like the CPU, GPU or more/better storage like a SSD. When using the iGPU higher speeds can have benefits however, and give you just that bit extra fps in games. So it might then be a good idea to invest some more on RAM with higher speeds. Especially the onboard graphics from the current gen AMD benefit much from it. Also take a kit fitting the size of the channel support for best efficiency. So if your board supports dual channel support rather go with 2x8 vs 1x16GB. If expanding amount, try to match as much specs as possible for best compatibility. It is even preferred to go with 1 kit only. RAM can behave odd some times when mixed, even from same type, speeds and vendor. With 1 kit you have the guarantee they work together. General points to consider: Type of DDR your mobo supports Amount you need and that is supported. Also goes for the OS you plan to use Amount of slots Try to match the kit with channel support of the mobo Speed and timings, XMP support Physical height of heat spreaders that might have placement issues with CPU cooler What is DDR RAM RAM speed and timings RAM channels XMP memory profiles What is ECC memory Q: DDR3 or DDR4: I heard it does not really matter for gaming performance in general. How come? Q: So onboard graphics are some of the rare cases where higher speed can be use full. Why? Q: You can also overclock RAM. Is it worth the gain? 5: PSU A good power supply makes all the difference for your build and is a part you overall should not skimp on for budget savings. A good one lasts for years, holds its own for a stable system, gives a good OCing experience and can go with you for several builds. Check the PSU tier list for a good idea on the quality of the PSU type you are considering to buy (good read). PSU Tier list on Linus Tech Tips So my recommendations for PSU’s: Invest in a proper quality PSU that has the wattage and amps needed (use tier list and don’t go lower then tier 3). The money is worth it and if picked correctly it should go with you for several years and builds without problems, as long as it has all connectors you need. In general 500-650w is good for most builds these days. Prefer (semi) modular if possible for a more tidy system without loose cables and easy installing. You can save dosh on lower wattage and sometimes ratings, since a higher rating is not automatically a better quality PSU. General points to consider: How much watt does the combination of parts use (TDP is only a worse case indication) What and how much connectors I need Form factor: does it fit my build How efficient is the PSU (the 80 plus rating). Obviously there is a cost delta between efficiency, cost for paying the bills, and price of the PSU that needs consideration. But being more efficient is better for the world we live in and the bill height for power consumption (its however no guarantee that the actual PSU is a good PSU) Is OCing a factor, keep the amps on 12V rail in mind (now or in the future) Is the PSU (semi)modular or not If you want custom cables that is also an option. Check sites like Cablemod How to choose the right PSU 80 Plus ratings Modular vs Non Modular Single Rail and Multi Rail What is TDP Q: What wattage I need? Q: The calculators on sites give different results than what you mention. Is it ok to go with less? Q: What connectors I need? And how long? 6: Case This is a choice that depends much on personal preferences, so I won’t go to deep on it. Most important is that it has the dimensions to fit all you need and support the mobo size you choose. But the case also has great effects on noise and temp levels. A good quality and functional case can go with you for several builds, while a bad one makes you regret the choice in the long run. So my recommendations for cases: it is a worthwhile investment to get a nice, good quality case. It does not have to be over the top for budget to be good these days, and looks are of course subjective. But if it fits all parts you have, has decent cooling and temperatures on his own, you can enjoy your build for years. Obviously fans can be replaced with temps and noise in mind but read reviews since it can give an overall good indicator for how a case would function and holds its own. General points to consider: Outer dimensions Front panel layout and options Inner dimensions that might restrict mobo size, CPU cooler height, GPU length Drive mounts Possible mounting amount for fans and rads and their possible size Standard delivered cooling fans and the overall temps they can maintain with a build inside Overall noise levels and possible sound dampening Cable management options for a clean and tidy look Looks and aesthetics like going with a windowed version, RGB lights, etc PC case sizes 7: Storage Storage is a relative easy choice: you need enough for your needs. Speeds needed depend on workloads, so there is where the main difficulty comes in deciding. In general the more speed, the better. But then comes cost in the mix, which might make it hard to choose. In general most people use a simple combination of a decent sized and good SSD as boot device + storage for main programs and games, while they have (multiple) HDD in large sizes for storing larger files and stuff you want to keep, but don’t need all the time, or that don’t really require fast speeds. Remember that different scenario’s might require a different approach in picking the best disk for your needs. Some one that archives data will value redundancy and safety very high for their needs. So my recommendations for storage in general: use a SSD for main drive of about 250GB at least. This holds your OS, games, programs and possible files that need fast access and can benefit of SSD performance and speeds. Besides that use any amount of drives (most likely HDD) you need for mass storage. Possibly do this in certain RAID configurations that can improve redundancy. Because of pricing of PCIe based SSD, I would recommend these only if you have daily use scenario’s that benefit much of these performance levels. Think video content creators for example. In normal daily use most people will not notice and use the better speeds. General points to consider: Amount of storage Workloads Speeds of used disk and needs for your use scenario’s Possible speed restrictions in parts used (SATA connection, PCIe lanes, NVMe support, etc) Redundancy and safety If you go RAID, is it properly supported and do you have the amount of disks needed for it SSD vs HDD SSD controllers RAID 0, 1, 10 RAID 5, 6 M.2 NVMe SSD flash memory Fast SSD technologies explained Q: Why does everyone recommend a SSD these days? Do I really need them? Q: What about SATA, PCIe and M.2 interfaces for SSD? Q: Another thing I see mentioned being important for PCIe based SSD is NVMe. Why? Q: What about SSHD drives? Q: Should I use RAID and what is it? 8: GPU The GPU is the most debated part for a build when needed. And for good reason, because gaming experiences overall fall or stands with how good the graphics are. This also makes the choice very hard overall to decide what one to buy. And then you have the choice between AMD and Nvidia, the brands, the types, current or old gen… But there are some things that can help. For many builds this will also be the part that is changed first. The graphics power requirements are growing quickly and will keep doing so for the foreseeable future. Also for certain programs and workloads the GPU has its uses. But that really depends on scenario and software you use. GPU’s are in a exciting time with big steps forward, what is needed for the bigger and faster demands of screens and graphical possibilities in games. Also they get more power efficient especially with the relative recent step to smaller sizes of production. Unlike the CPU area AMD and Nvidia are very close in performance levels, although both have their stronger and lesser area’s and own used techniques for certain goals. However currently at the time of writing AMD has no answer yet for the higher end Nvidia 10 series cards. And although the performance for gaming is very similar on the cards that are on comparable performance level, when speaking about performance per watt Nvidia is currently the better choice for already a few generations. The new AMD Vega cards are not here yet for a while. So my recommendations for GPU’s: Know what you want to do and what the requirements are for those scenarios. In general more resolution, higher frame rates, higher settings and multiple screens will require more graphics power. So what screen(s) setup you have is a main factor. And if you consider a new screen, try to plan ahead for that if possible and in the budget. Make sure the available VRAM is enough if you plan on using older gen or low end cards. 3-4 GB is a good minimal amount for the current more serious gaming needs. Also take a GPU with a decent cooler. Not even talking about manual OCing yet, the cooling is very important for results of a card. A good cooler does not have to be noisy. Future proof is overall no real factor when it comes to GPU’s when playing the newest titles and plan to keep playing new titles. The steps are going up fast, making 2-3 gens older more or less obsolete. So although a GPU can last plenty of years you might run into their performance limits in only 2-3 years or even sooner depending on games. Unless no better single card solution is possible avoid multi GPU. So many possible drawbacks or even unused GPU’s. General points to consider: What is my screen setup and what card(s) can run the requirements or come closest What games and what type of games I play, so proper card benchmarks are your friend What video settings you find acceptable, remember that resolution matters for this as well VRAM needed, also when using more screens, higher resolutions and settings Cooling Noise Possible features that are AMD or Nvidia specific Gsync and Freesync if you have/get a screen that supports one of these techniques Physical size of the card, especially length for older cases or small form factors Slots needed for the card, possibly covering up certain used PCI slots and/or connectors Power connections you need and that are available from your PSU Power consumption Budget Looks GPU shopping tips GDDR5X HBM memory Refresh rates Resolution Response times Gsync Freesync API's explained DirectX 12 and Vulkan Game engines Multi GPU scaling issues HDMI 2.1 HDCP Q: So what card I need? So much options and considerations… You have a suggestion? Q: How much VRAM I need? And what about GDDR5x and HBM types? Q: So Nvidia and AMD cards have different specifications and results, how to compare then? Q: Frame times? Thought frame rates are most important? Q: So high refresh rate screens, do I want them? Q: What about Gsync and Freesync? Q: Resolution and settings. Should I care about that? Q: About going multi card setup with SLI/Crossfire then. Why should we avoid that? Q: Currently DX12 (and Vulkan) is a hot topic. What is that about and should I care? Q What is left is OCing. Should I get a card with out of the box higher factory clock speeds? 9: Cooling in general and cooling parts Cooling is a very important part of a good functioning system and durability over time. Improper cooling reduces lifespan, can cause instability, errors or even dead of parts. There are a few areas of cooling in a PC to consider. But in general you want temperatures to be as low as possible. So my recommendations for cooling: Make sure you have enough. I find it worth it to invest a bit in proper cooling and better cooling does not have to mean much noise these days. For the CPU I would overall recommend a decent air cooler even for a simple OC. If you want high OC AIO’s can be a option for performance, but remember that a good high end air cooler is just as effective unless you buy the bigger but also much more costly AIO’s. So make sure you know why you choose them. This also applies for the other more exotic forms of cooling: understand that the benefits and reasons are worth the cost for you. These are overall used by only very high demanding situations like special scenario’s and record OCing. For the case: make sure you have ample airflow and in general slightly positive air pressure. In general the amount of delivered case fans is decent enough and there is overall no need to make use of every fan mount. 2-3 case fans should be ok, because remember that you also possibly have fans from other devices like the CPU cooler delivering airflow inside. So use them to direct the heat if possible. General points to consider: Ambient temperature, seasons, humidity, dust, animals and other airborne parts Overall system temps CPU temps GPU temps Airflow Possible restrictions that might require more pressure like thick rads Forms of cooling OCing Does it fit my case Sound levels Aesthetics Basic CPU cooling solutions Safe PC part temperatures Positive vs negative airflow Static pressure vs high airflow Push vs pull vs push pull PC fan bearings Danger of dust Liquid cooling radiators Decibels Thermal throttling Coil whine Q: How many case fans do I need? More is better, right? Q: Do I need an exotic cooling solution like water loops, AIO’s or liquid Nitrogen when OCing? Q: So there is no need for liquid cooling and AIO’s then? Thx for reading this guide, hope it was useful.
  12. Hi! I'm new to the pic building world, and need help on building an air cooled PC with a budget of around $1,000. Thanks!
  13. This is my first gaming PC that I've built and I was wondering if it was good for the money. I've done a lot of research on the components? https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MKDdFd
  14. Hello everyone, Me and my f@cked up buddy we will start a huge project building our own pc case as "tidy" as possible for watercool, 2 gpu etc etc etc.... So I was thinking if we can find some general components as a solidwork parts so we can just implement them instead of designing them. I know that @TaranLMG did some project with 3D printing. I don't want to spent 3 months just to make all the part (I don't really mind if they are not in the exact shape). Thank you very much and I hope I will have a positive response!
  15. Ever since i built my pc i ran i small anoying things: my gpu has a horible coil noise(gtx 1060),I updated the bios and i can't update or downgrade anymore, games freze sometimes 50 times a day or none, the acrilic window has a LOT of micro scratches, if i overclock my screen refresh rate it works but the screen tearing is more noticable!, a freking phanteks fan that came with the case is broken and all of this after spending all my savings on my build! Everyone should write their complains here, and i will reset cmos one day soon if the bios pisses me enough!
  16. Hey guys, im in need for some wisdom. What do i have: i5 3570k, 16gb ram cas9 1600mhz corsair vengeance, gigabyte ga-b75m-d3h motherboard and a gtx970, wd hdd 7200rpm 1tb of storage and windows 7. Why do i use it for: Mainly 3D software such as unreal engine, blender, substance suite, photoshop, and video editing. Problem: The system takes huge amounts of time to boot, the programs also take loads of time to start, projects can take up to 45 min. Questions: The problem im sure mostly lies in the hdd but... Could also change my motherboard help me improve the performance? Should any of the components be changed? If so: what should i change it for? Are some of the components bottlenecking the others? Should i just move to ddr4 and also change my processor to gain significant performance improvements? ANY HELP IS MUCH APPRECIATED, CHEERS.
  17. So based on past experiences who do you guys think has the best customer/ tech support for hard ware software etc?
  18. Hello, My nephew has an old Gateway DX4870 desktop that he wanted to upgrade to be able to 1080p game. I checked the specs and it all seemed compatible with newer GPU's. I bought him a GTX 1060 Windforce edition and plugged the sucker in but get a black screen. Specs: CPU i5 3300 mobo Some asus board, has PCIE x16 slot 8 GB RAM PSU 500W EVGA I've done a TON of things to troubleshoot but NOTHING works!! Here's a list of things I've tried: - re-seating everything and quintuple checking connections, trying one or both ram sticks in different slot, reinstalled CPU with new thermal paste - Test GPU on my own system (it worked) - Install new PSU (500W EVGA Bronze) - Uninstall windows onboard gfx drivers then installiing the GPU - Starting up safemode, disabling windows drivers, reinstalling GPU - Bios Update (No new updates for this system) - Looking for PEG or PCI-E in Bios (isn't there), or other video related options - Installing GTX 1060 drivers before installing the GPU (doesn't allow me to do that) - Tried downloading Driver Fusion but you need to pay for that garbage - Resetting CMOS (Both battery and Jumper) The PC works just fine without the GPU installed. The Mobo has video output. Whenever I even seat the GPU in the PCIE slot, with 6 pin removed/connected, it doesn't allow the mobo video output to even work! This is also the first time a GPU has been installed in this system. There's some other things I tried but it's SUCH a pain and I don't want the little guy to be disappointed. From what I've deduced, the PCI-e slot on the Mobo is dead but everything else on it works. I don't want to have to purchase a new mobo! Is there anything I've missed? Please help! Thanks!
  19. Hi all,This will be my first home build PC. I'm looking to build something that will last for years, to be used primarily for gaming + the usual (internet, watching video's etc.).Basically, since this is my first build, i'd appreciate it very much if you can have a look over my parts list. See if there is anything I am wasting money on that I don't need, or anything you would recommend in place of the parts I have selected. I like good value, but never at the expense of quality, but I also don't like paying premium prices for a 0.5% increase in performance or something. I'm not familiar will all the brands and technical aspects of the parts, so i've been doing a lot of reading up over the last couple weeks, and I think i've come up with a decent system that will hopefully let me overclock in the future, but not extreme like multiple GPU's etc.I've gone for a setup that will allow me to wade in at the shallow end of overclocking in the future - once i've done my research.http://nz.pcpartpicker.com/list/ssGyVYRegarding the individual Selections:CPU: i5-6600K. I'm not going to be doing much in the way of video editing or anything like that, so the i7-6700K seems unneccesary - If later I find I need that, I could always upgrade with the next gen i7.CPU Cooler: This is probably the part I am most unsure of. Have put the Dark Rock Pro 3 in there for the moment. Other options would be the Cryorig H7 or Noctua NH-D14, or even the popular Hyper 212 Evo. However, I want to keep my options open on a moderate overclock for the system, so not sure if the 212 Evo will cut it or not? Am I wasting money if I go for the Dark Rock or Noctua? I've since been advised that the 212 Evo and H7 cool a moderately overclocked rig perfectly well, so then I would opt for the H7 in this build.Motherboard: Asus's Z170-A seems like a pretty good board for a nice price. Plus I like the look GPU: EVGA's GTX 1070 SC version. I'm pretty set on the 1070 really, so its just a matter of brand and version here. PSU: Options i've looked at here are the EVGA supernova (g2/p2/t2) 650w or the SeaSonic Prime 650w (titanium). Not sure if there is a certain brand better regarded. Case: If you have any recommendations for a nice case, please let me know. But honestly, I'm pretty in love with the look of the Dark Base Pro 900... If you have recommendations, primarily it should be good for air cooling, and have 2 5.25" bays available. May need to consider some additional case fans in future.RAM: I've put the Corsair vengence LPX in there for now, but honestly I don't really know which brand is best. From what i've been reading the LPX seems pretty good for the price. 2666 an unnecessary frequency perhaps? Should I go with 2400 or lower? As I understand it from reading up, the CPU will limit it to 2133 anyway, unless I enable something called the XMP profile in the bios. Since this would technically be an overclock, will I see any issues with the RAM heating up much if I do this?16GB may be a bit much perhaps, but if I get 8gb now and need to upgrade later it will cost me more so...Appreciate you taking the time to read thru this and voice your opinion.
  20. Hi Guys, I am wonder if this is a good first build, the components are: Intel Core i5 6600 Thermaltake Black Versa H24 Mid Tower Chassis Corsair CS650M Modular 80 Plus Gold Power Supply Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2A2133C13 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 Black Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB SSD ASUS H170 Pro Motherboard Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 WindForce OC 6GB Deepcool XFAN 120mm Case Fan Hopefully I am not missing any components or having incomparable parts (that would suck for building a PC) or have some bottle necking going on. Please recommend any things should changes that should be made so that it is better Also, i am on a budget, around 1200 AUD Dollars Thanks
  21. Hello, I’m building my first computer and hoping someone could guide me away from making some complete beginner mistakes. I’m building this for video editing and also creating 3D projects in programs like After Effects and Maya. I wanted to leave room for upgrades in the future, while still having the most powerful machine possible without dropping several thousand dollars. Since I never built a computer I have no idea if these components are compatible together or even make sense going together. At the moment the programs I use don’t utilize the GPU fully, as well as never really use more than 10GB of RAM at any time (although in the future I hope to upgrade the RAM). I always store my media on external drives, and will only have the programs on my SSD so a lot of storage is not a necessity for me. (I will most likely upgrade the internal storage in the future and work in a safer RAID array). Any help will be much appreciated!...I listed the components with links below. Thank You! Video Editing Computer Components: ASUS Z170-A ATX DDR4 Motherboard: https://goo.gl/FcLzt8 Intel Core i7-4930K Processor: https://goo.gl/3L9VB0 Intel 530 Solid State Drive: https://goo.gl/CAe29g (2x in RAID 0) WD Black 500GB HDD- 7200RPM: https://goo.gl/6s4rEB G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x 8 GB) 3000MHz DDR4: https://goo.gl/GtkQ67 NVIDIA Quadro K4000 3GB GDDR5: https://goo.gl/pm34sB EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G1: https://goo.gl/MlzsOt Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower: https://goo.gl/hBpcfR Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler: https://goo.gl/y8Ypb9 Corsair Air Series SP 120 High Static Pressure Fan: https://goo.gl/SXnOuv EDIT: Budget $1700. Currently around $1500 (Excluding monitors, keyboards ect.)
  22. Hi LTT community! So, I am building a desk and I'm planning to make the PC inside that desk. I want to water cool the CPU but I don't have a very big budget, around 1500€, so I'm saving 200€ to the water cooling loop. That means that I've a total of 1300€ to build my PC (including monitor). I'm from Portugal so things are more expensive here, but I plan to find the cheapest price in Europe (price+shipping). The aim of the build is essencially to be my work instrument as well as a gaming one. I need to work with Autodesk Software like Revit, Autocad, Robot, most of the times all at once... I will be doing some programming too and, of course, I'll be using the basic Microsoft Office software. I want to play high end games too, like GTA V, Mafia III, Witcher 3, Battlefield 1, etc... But the main focus for this machine is going to be working. I also plan on doing a lot of multitasking and I'd like a big monitor. I've some pieces in mind that you can check here but you can change any of them. If you help me I promise to post a complete post of my build. Thank you for you're help!
  23. Hello everyone , i'm new to this place. I'm from india and this is my first question here. I'm planning to build a new PC and so far this in the build. cpu - intel i7 6700k psu - evga 650 G2 gpu - nvidia 1060 6gb i'm unable to decide on rest of the parts , please help me with this issue , given that i have a budget of $1300 or INR 90,000. I'll be using this P.C primarily for editing works( video editing and animation work ) also some gaming maybe. Please help me with this and suggest some other components if you had good experience with them or should i wait for sometime for better components.
  24. So I've had a problem with my custom built pc and i have found that whenever it is connected to the internet, even if nothing is open and it is just on the desk top, it locks up and freezes/ hangs, the fans still run and the led's in the case are also on. I had windows 10 and then installed windows 8 to see if it was a dodgy operating system. I brought another stick of ram and replaced it to see if it was the ram, i have removed the harddrive and installed windows on an ssd to see if it was that, i have also took the graphics card out and test integrated graphics to see if it was the GPU, this has been a problem ever since i have put together my PC, it freezes with ethernet or a usb wifi adapter. My specs: B150 msi ddr4 mother board DDR4 8gb and 4gb of ram GTX 960 4GB gpu i5 6400 processor 1tb hard drive 500 watt EVGA powersupply, dont know the specific type.
  25. Hello.I've been struggling for a while with my hardware problems on my self built PC. Here are the specs:CPU: AMD FX 6300GPU: R9 280MOBO: Gigabyte 970A UD3P(i think)RAM: Gskill Sniper 4GB x2PSU: EVGA Bronze 500wIt worked fine for a year straight and then it started randomly crashing. I would reboot and I'd check errors log and it would say something like a "Kernel power..." something. It stopped Posting after a while.Thinking that this was a problem with PSU or Mobo, I ordered a new PSU(corsair 650) and Mobo(asus) and even a motherboard speaker to check for beep codes because neither Mobos came with one. Still, no post and the beep code has been a consistent single beep every boot. Finally, I gave the GPU to a friend to test on his rig and he couldn't get any picture on his screen either, but the fans were running.Any help is appreciated!