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1st new build in almost 2 decades

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Here is the link to the parts I've just ordered to build my 1st new PC in almost 20 years: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/tT6GCJ

 

 

This is intended to be a mild gaming rig. Let me know what you think of my selection. Also, as this is my 1st build using modern architecture, please feel free to give me any tips or tricks you might have about putting together a new system from scratch. For instance: Is there a particular order of operations I should follow when putting things together? Also, can I or should I try to get the latest bios/driver for my mobo/cpu/gpu/etc before I hook up my SDD/HDDs or install my OS? And advice would be appreciated. Thanks. I'll post pics to this thread once the parts get here.

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Follow this guide:

That's basically it.


i5-4690k@4.5GHz || MSI GTX 970 || MSI z97 Gaming 5 || NZXT Kraken x61 || WD Black 1TB || Crucial MX100 || 8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro || Corsair RM750 || NZXT H440 || Corsair k70 RGB mx browns || Acer H236HL || ViewSonic VX2255wm-4

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Looks good to me. I prefer EVGA G2/GS power supplies, but that's mostly due to personal preference. Install Windows and let it run through all the basic updates before installing anything else, then proceed to update the BIOS. After that install all the latest drivers, and your programs. Good luck!


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Afaik you can't get drivers and such until you install the OS :P and when installing windows, only have the SSD plugged in, apparently windows install can fuck up if multiple drives are connected.


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Id get a different psu and 980ti the msi has a tonne of coil whine issues


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My build is pretty much the same thing, you can look at it for a reference if need be.

 

I would recommend the EVGA 850 G2 as well. (Or any other wattage equivalent.) 


CPU: i7-6700k | Cooling: NZXT Kraken x61 (Pull) | Mobo: MSI Z170A Krait Gaming
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 16GB DDR4-3000 | GPU: Zotac 1080 Amp! Extreme
SSD: Samsung 850 Pro 256GB | HDD: WD 2TB Black | Case: NZXT H440 White | PSU: EVGA 850 G2

 

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Id get a different psu and 980ti the msi has a tonne of coil whine issues

Which PSU would you recommend? And why not the Corsair?

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I also would do EVGA psu and GPU .. other than that ... Should be sexy


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