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Parts List for ULTIMATE 4K Gaming PC Build Guide

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Mostly agree .

And 3gb vram is enough for any current single gpu for gaming , but i'm not sure if it's enough if you do sli.

 

From my personal experinence and monitoring 1080p gaming eats up normally on high-ultra settings no more than 1.5Gb of vram (and from 1->3Gb ram) , but if 4k is 8mp resolution versus the 2mp of 1080p , i think (maybe i'm wrong) one needs 6gb Vram , and just than do sli , for maximal benefits .

i remember when i had my 9600gt 1gb version on a 1152*864 res. it used max 800-ish MB of Vram .

3gb of vram is enough for linus because he's a hardware unboxer and he will only need to use the card till the GTX 880 comes out. If you a normal person with a budget and keep your hardware for 2 generations or so, 3gb of vram will be tragic mistake that will caues you to have to part with your SLI setup far sooner than you otherwise would. (like my 5970 trifire setup with 1gb of vram per core, sure its 3dmark score is just a tad under a gtx titan, but 1gb of vram dont cut it in 2014)

I wish people like linus and other hardware reviewers would shout this from the rooftops. The default amount of vram for a card is enough for the 1 card. If you run sli/tri sli, you have enough power for the card to last several generations and push much higher resolutions, so if you're going to run SLI.... ALWAYS BUY DOUBLE MEMORY VERSIONS OF GPUS FOR SLI!!!!! (unless of course you replace you cards every generation)


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You are insluting my build. 

 

No, I'm just saying that for pure gaming a titan black is not worth it. For compute applications, it's a great card.


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Just a list of my personal scores for some products, in no particular order, with brief comments. I just got the idea to do them so they aren't many for now :)

Don't take these as complete reviews or final truths - they are just my personal impressions on products I may or may not have used, summed up in a couple of sentences and a rough score. All scores take into account the unit's price and time of release, heavily so, therefore don't expect absolute performance to be reflected here.

 

-Lenovo Thinkpad X220 - [8/10]

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A durable and reliable machine that is relatively lightweight, has all the hardware it needs to never feel sluggish and has a great IPS matte screen. Downsides are mostly due to its age, most notably the screen resolution of 1366x768 and usb 2.0 ports.

 

-Apple Macbook (2015) - [Garbage -/10]

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From my perspective, this product has no redeeming factors given its price and the competition. It is underpowered, overpriced, impractical due to its single port and is made redundant even by Apple's own iPad pro line.

 

-OnePlus X - [7/10]

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A good phone for the price. It does everything I (and most people) need without being sluggish and has no particularly bad flaws. The lack of recent software updates and relatively barebones feature kit (most notably the lack of 5GHz wifi, biometric sensors and backlight for the capacitive buttons) prevent it from being exceptional.

 

-Microsoft Surface Book 2 - [Garbage - -/10]

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Overpriced and rushed, offers nothing notable compared to the competition, doesn't come with an adequate charger despite the premium price. Worse than the Macbook for not even offering the small plus sides of having macOS. Buy a Razer Blade if you want high performance in a (relatively) light package.

 

-Intel Core i7 2600/k - [9/10]

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Quite possibly Intel's best product launch ever. It had all the bleeding edge features of the time, it came with a very significant performance improvement over its predecessor and it had a soldered heatspreader, allowing for efficient cooling and great overclocking. Even the "locked" version could be overclocked through the multiplier within (quite reasonable) limits.

 

-Apple iPad Pro - [5/10]

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A pretty good product, sunk by its price (plus the extra cost of the physical keyboard and the pencil). Buy it if you don't mind the Apple tax and are looking for a very light office machine with an excellent digitizer. Particularly good for rich students. Bad for cheap tinkerers like myself.

 

 

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That was truly an amazing tutorial! I've never seen zooming into the motherboard for building instructions as done here.

I think a more budget-friendly build getting THIS kind of detail would make more sense because first-time builders who need the amount of detailed advice given in the video probably aren't the ones planning to build a PC for 4K.

Don't take this as a criticism of this video (because I LOVED it) but more as a suggestion for another build guide.


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Linus has the wrong NCIX link for the Corsair Obsidian 760T. He linked the mobo instead xD


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Desktop (haven't named it yet)

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Thinkpad T420:

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The build guides are cool, well explained, shows the right things and the editing gets better with every guide.

But I don't understand who they're for any more? They seem pretty redundant by now. Who's going to look at this particular build guide and think "Gosh Darn it, I wish they had a guide with the same parts, but with SLI instead" Or with an AMD APU, smaller motherboard or whatever? It's nearly the same either way. It shouldn't need 10 minutes of explaining how to install RAM and CPU, Just because there's an extra graphics card or a slightly smaller motherboard.

And it would amaze me, if anyone ever bought a specific setup from a build guide, because of the build guide, to build a system just like the one in the video. But I obviously am not the targeted audience, so that might be why I can't understand it. :)

 

I think the concept could use some rethinking. Maybe by doing segments instead: "When building m-itx systems you should consider this and that" "When building SLI systems, be sure to have enough power, pros and cons of  the various cooler designs" etc.

 

It seems to be a good way to get some sweet hardware in stock though. :)

 

I agree with some things you said, but also, consider a new person who just got into PCs, s/he'd most likely want all the latest stuff and how-to's if s/he was going to build a new system.

For me, I started watching his videos when he was doing the unboxings at NCIX and loved his enthusiasm for PC stuff and I enjoyed every video from him. Then I stumbled upon some build guides from him and I got more and more interested in making a PC for myself as well and more and more comfortable with making it myself. In the end I watched enough of his guides to pull the trigger and make my first PC by myself. It's good that he covers more systems than just one, so if you put together some system that he hasn't made a build guide for, you can apply the knowledge from few guides to your build.

And seeing that every build is "kinda same" makes you know that it's not a rocket science and that everything goes in the same way, no matter what you buy...

 

Tho, I agree with the part that they are all "kinda same" for those that know how to put together same system as he did, without the guide. But I bet that the new guys did learn something from it and I bet there is some person that only watched this guide so far and soaked in everything Linus had said/shown in this guide since it was all new for him/her.

 

What I'd like to see is more "exotic" build, like the one he did in ft03 mini, in a tiny case, or make some uber system in a case you can't fit a long GPU. The stuff that not everyone knows.

Or make a better system in a case as big as that new alienware thing (steambox)

Or make a custom loop in a tiny case and explain the do's and don'ts

Or how to make miracles...in a tiny case

I think most of ppl here would know how to put together a system in a mid/full tower case easily. Probably in itx case as well, but it would be harder for sure. He hasn't done many guides in mitx systems.


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How did you get around the Raid problem with the X79 Chipset ? cause i amount of times i tried to do it with mine it never worked.


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I really like the way this video was done! Great job!

I liked the zoom ins and the moving labels and all of that, it was really slick!

 

Keep it up!


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my "personal target" on FPS avg is 80 fps (not 40 fps, and not 60 fps, "80 fps" is the number)

 

so no -_- two 780 ti "is not enough" for 4K

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Where can I get one of those height-adjust, pivot and twist stands with vesa support?

My favourite one of all, for the dell ultrasharp, uses a proprietary clip.

 

I'm using an asus VE278H, by the way.

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That was definitely the highest quality video to come out of Linus Media Group. Great job all!!! 


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That was definitely the highest quality video to come out of Linus Media Group. Great job all!!! 

I was thinking the same thing in terms of sheer production value. 


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I don't know if Linus answers to these topics but I would like to ask why he chosed BitFenix Spectre PRO LED over BitFenix Spectre non-PRO LED that has been "proved" (quotes because I may be wrong) to be superior both in cooling AND noise levels.

 

EDIT: And Spectre LED (non-PRO) has a PWM version too.

The non pro ones are actually pretty bad especially for radiators. They are not pressure optimized and the Pro ones have been out for a long time and they are just as "proven" and even more so than the non pros. 

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Because sound cards are a total waste of money and are worse than onboard most of the time...

Almost an elitist post there. Glad you added that most of the time. But yeah in this case a sound card is crap in comparison to this board's solution.


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Almost an elitist post there. Glad you added that most of the time. But yeah in this case a sound card is crap in comparison to this board's solution.

Didn't mean to come off as elitist. Just saying what is true. It's mostly marketing. There are some times where a sound card is actually beneficial like if you have hard to drive headphones and you just need some cheap amplification. 

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Didn't mean to come off as elitist. Just saying what is true. It's mostly marketing. There are some times where a sound card is actually beneficial like if you have hard to drive headphones and you just need some cheap amplification. 

Well not really, I just remember that one time Linus actually said on his channel how elitist the sound community is for bashing on that poor guy who bought a sound card because with his onboard it was too quiet. 


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Well not really, I just remember that one time Linus actually said on his channel how elitist the sound community is for bashing on that poor guy who bought a sound card because with his onboard it was too quiet. 

Ironically I don't think the regulars were actually the ones doing the bashing. I remember when that thread started and it was a few guys arguing since TekSyndicate just came out with that sound card is BS video and then it got out of control. 

 

Edit: I just quickly scrolled through the first few pages of that post and it was actually just random guys there were not regulars repeating what was said in the video and the regulars only come on to correct the people that were adamant that the video was complete BS and then it spiraled. The regulars never bashed the OP as far as I know. 

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Hi people. I was thinking about doing this build but I was thinking about making some changes. For the power supply I was thinking a 1000 Watt Corsair RM1000 80 Plu gold modular power supply and for the graphics card replace the dual 780 ti with dual ASUS 6gb GTX Titans. Should I make these changes. I cant find the cooler master power supply that linus recommended at any Australian stores and I read somewhere that Titans will be able to handle 4K better then the 780 ti. Hope you guys help and these are good decisions

 

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This ultimate build guide is all about getting a great gaming experience at 4K. It's a no-compromises machine... but one that also doesn't just dump money down teh toilet for the sake of it, so while there might (read: will) be stuff out there that's a better bang for the buck, every piece of this monster DOES have a purpose.

 

 

I'm going to list out the components as well as provide a source or two for where you can get them :)

 

I can't tell you where to buy this stuff, but I do lean towards NCIX for the Canadians (and International viewers if their pricing and shipping costs work out for you) because they're my bros, and for Americans, Brits, and a couple other regions, the Amazon links below are affiliate links, so of course every little bit helps :)

 

 

CORE COMPONENTS

 

CPU: Intel Core i7 4930K Unlocked Six Core Processor with HyperThreading
 
SSD: 2x Intel 730 Series 480GB SSDs in RAID0
 
Motherboard: ASUS X79 Deluxe
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 760T
Video Card: Dual GeForce GTX 780 Ti Reference Cards in SLI

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1p61IuK

Amazon: http://georiot.co/hAW

 
RAM: 32GB G.SKILL 2400MHz Quad Channel DDR3

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1orlrsU

Amazon: N/A

 

Power Supply: Cooler Master V Series 850W
Amazon: http://georiot.co/1DHk

 

Mouse: Corsair Raptor M45

Keyboard: Ducky Shine 3
Amazon: http://georiot.co/lbJ

 

Headset: Audio Technica ATH-AG1
Amazon: http://georiot.co/Nre

 

Monitor: ASUS PB287Q 60Hz 4K TN LCD
 
Cooling Components
 
CPU Heatsink: Corsair H110 Dual 140mm Liquid Cooler

NCIX: http://bit.ly/1viTaEu

 
Extra Fans: Bitfenix Spectre Pro LED Fans

 

The only problem is money though

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