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First build and first time building a PC, require advice

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys!  Can you look at my planned rig and give me some advice.  I'm kind of nervous as this is my first time building a PC by myself and any help would be greatly appreciated.

 

My planned build: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/6CBKVn

 

I have purchased the Ram/PSU/SSD/Corsair H110i GT already.  Currently deciding whether to buy the Strix 980 GTX right now with the NCIX sale or get an even cheaper regular priced R9 390X or wait for the fan-cooled Radeon Fury.

 

Thank you for your time!

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Do you have a need for the i7 over a very capable i5 4690K?

 

What type of display do you have?

 

You are spending a lot on a motherboard, what are your reasons?

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First and foremost, welcome to the world of PC building.

 

The part list looks good, but considering how disappointing the 390x (a rebrand of the 290x) is, I would opt for the 980 for its lower power consumption and greater overclockability. 

 

Good luck with your build.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

First and foremost, welcome to the world of PC building.

 

The part list looks good, but considering how disappointing the 390x (a rebrand of the 290x) is, I would opt for the 980 for its lower power consumption and greater overclockability. 

 

Good luck with your build.

Thank you for the welcome!

 

Do you have a need for the i7 over a very capable i5 4690K?

 

What type of display do you have?

 

You are spending a lot on a motherboard, what are your reasons?

The CPU and motherboard are recommended by a friend and I'm planning on getting a ASUS VX248H monitor.

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I'm not sure that this is within his budget.

 

Unfortunately no, do you guys think the 980Ti will drop in price by September?

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You are spending a lot on a motherboard, what are your reasons?

This build seems to be somewhat color coordinated (red / black Asus Strix, black Corsair case with large window) and designed to look good. I'm sure aesthetics were a major factor and, having built twice with this board, I can recommend it for its feature set, stability, overclocking, and durability. (Side note on this series of boards: Never underestimate the value of a post code error display; it can save hours of troubleshooting.)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

 

 

This build seems to be somewhat color coordinated (red / black Asus Strix, black Corsair case with large window) and designed to look good. I'm sure aesthetics were a major factor and, having built twice with this board, I can recommend it for its feature set, stability, overclocking, and durability. (Side note on this series of boards: Never underestimate the value of a post code error display; it can save hours of troubleshooting.)

 

 

Yeah aesthetics was a major part of the build, wanted the black/red look.  And the Asus Hero VII motherboard looks really nice.

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The CPU and motherboard are recommended by a friend and I'm planning on getting a ASUS VX248H monitor.

 

Does he say why?  ..or is he like:  "These are the best you have to buy these!"

 

Yeah aesthetics was a major part of the build, wanted the black/red look.  And the Asus Hero VII motherboard looks really nice.

 

Yeah, aesthetics are not worth that much money.  You can do better.

 

The monitor is a TN panel.  The "goto" 60Hz panels are IPS.  This is due to their superior color reproduction.

 

Example, you can fit in a GTX 980Ti.  This is NOT a recommendation, I think you should go with a GTX 970 if you are running a 1080p 60Hz display:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($400.98 @ Newegg Canada)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($132.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($154.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($62.99 @ Canada Computers)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($87.99 @ NCIX)

Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card  ($881.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case  ($159.98 @ DirectCanada)

Power Supply: EVGA 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)

Total: $2151.84

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-25 04:15 EDT-0400

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Looks like a rendering or streaming PC or something. Get 16 GB or something, unless you're just gaming.


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CPU: Intel Core i7 6700k (OC'd 4.4GHz) Cooler: CM Hyper 212 Evo Mobo: MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon GPU: EVGA GTX 950 SSC RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB (1x8GB) SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 250 GB HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB Case: NZXT S340 Black/Blue PSU: Corsair CX430M

 

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Monitor: Acer H236HL BID Mouse: Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum Keyboard: I don't even know Mouse Pad: SteelSeries QcK Headset: Turtle Beach X12

 

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I would however feel better recommending this:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($284.98 @ DirectCanada)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($132.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard  ($154.98 @ Newegg Canada)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($62.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($87.99 @ NCIX)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card  ($429.99 @ NCIX) <<G1, can match certain 980s in performance when oveclocked
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case  ($129.99 @ NCIX)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA GS 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.98 @ Newegg Canada)  <<Will support a second GTX 970 if ever needed
Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter  ($39.99 @ Canada Computers) 
Monitor: Acer B236HLymdr 60Hz 23.0" Monitor  ($118.88 @ Canada Computers)
Monitor: Acer B236HLymdr 60Hz 23.0" Monitor  ($118.88 @ Canada Computers)
Total: $1781.62
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-25 04:17 EDT-0400

 

I like having two monitors, but you can take one away if you want.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Does he say why?  ..or is he like:  "These are the best you have to buy these!"

 

 

Yeah, aesthetics are not worth that much money.  You can do better.

 

The monitor is a TN panel.  The "goto" 60Hz panels are IPS.  This is due to their superior color reproduction.

 

Example, you can fit in a GTX 980Ti.  This is NOT a recommendation, I think you should go with a GTX 970 if you are running a 1080p 60Hz display:

 

He basically said that lol.  And yeah since I'm only running at 1080p, the GTX 970 might be a more suitable alternative due to the price.

 

Thanks for the suggestions!

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My personal advice, if you like it feel free to use it or modify it or ask me questions.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($284.98 @ DirectCanada)

CPU Cooler: Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($132.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($154.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Canada Computers)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($119.99 @ Canada Computers)

Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($85.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($359.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 290 4GB Double Dissipation Video Card (2-Way CrossFire) ($359.98 @ Newegg Canada)

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($130.00 @ Vuugo)

Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($129.99 @ NCIX)

Wireless Network Adapter: Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($39.99 @ Canada Computers)

Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($191.25 @ Vuugo)

Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($191.25 @ Vuugo)

Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($191.25 @ Vuugo)

Total: $2435.59

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-06-25 04:44 EDT-0400

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