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First time building PC and my build!

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Posted · Original PosterOP

First time building a gaming PC and, even though I had my PC gaming enthusiast friend look over and was actually the one who made this build, I would feel better if someone could look over my build and tell me if there is anything right or wrong about this. Also, I would like to hear any recommendations that you guys prefer if you have any. Thanks! 

 

My PC build:  http://pastebin.com/Vy70m1g6

 

Also this build was designed around aesthetics.

 

ALSO I'm open for case suggestions because I couldn't find a lot

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1. Go for a skylake i5, more power and more features

2. ehh, 4gb of ram arent going to cut it in the long run

3. Dont need that psu for a single card, but i guess you plan to use sli.

4. Id seriously suggest getting at least a 256gb ssd, it does make a biiiiig difference in overall snappiness ( and load times in many games).

5. Also a balling mobo and cooler doesnt go with a non k cpu

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3 minutes ago, Rolling Potatoe said:

1. Go for a skylake i5, more power and more features

2. ehh, 4gb of ram arent going to cut it in the long run

3. Dont need that psu for a single card, but i guess you plan to use sli.

4. Id seriously suggest getting at least a 256gb ssd, it does make a biiiiig difference in overall snappiness ( and load times in many games).

4gb was a typo Im updating it now.

 

and the psu is there because im planing on getting double 980ti's down the road

 

 

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Here are a few things that I would personally change:

 

1. Change the CPU to a i5-6600

2. For the CPU cooler, I would get a Corsair H100i

3. MSI GTX 970 4GB. It has a beefier heatsink and it can overclock like crazy.

4. Change the RAM to G.Skill 8GB (1x8) DDR3 1600MHz

5. Downgrade the PSU to a Corsair 650W. 850 is way too much!

 

That is pretty much it.. The motherboard is alright. 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yD3qYJ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yD3qYJ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($244.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler  ($34.50 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($132.98 @ Directron)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  ($59.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($87.77 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($71.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($328.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case  ($75.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($85.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.14 @ OutletPC)
Monitor: Acer R240HY bidx 60Hz 23.8" Monitor  ($131.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1362.19
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-15 20:33 EDT-0400

Hoo boy where do i start? Skylake offers better performance and ubgradability (usb 3.1 and nvme support), An air cooler is good enough for light to medium oc, though you can replace it if you want. 4Gb RAM isnt anywhere close to enough; 8Gb is the minimum these days, though its cheap enough that you can pick up 16Gb easily with that budget. Youd want an SSD these days and the 850 evo is the best sata one you can get, and with an ssd ,theres no need for a hybrid drive. For the GPU, a 390 offers better price for performance. For the power supply the CX series is strongly recommended against. Go with a tier 1 or 2 PSU (refer to this) For the monitor, thats a pretty old model and is overpriced. heres my goto 1080p model-its ips, thin bezels, and 24".


Altair - Firestrike: http://www.3dmark.com/3dm/13945459

CPU:  i7-4790 @ 3.6 GHz Motherboard: Gigabyte B85M-DS3H-A RAM: 16GB @ 1600MHz CL11 GPU: XFX RX 470 RS Storage: ADATA SP550 240GB | WD Blue 1TB | Toshiba 2TB PSU: EVGA B2 750W Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro Fans: Phanteks PH-F200SP (Front) | Phanteks PH-F140SP (Rear) | Noctua NF-A15 (Top)

Mouse: Logitech G502 | Keyboard: Corsair K70 MX Brown | Audio: Sennheiser HD 558

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19 minutes ago, SkrillexTheCat said:

First time building a gaming PC and, even though I had my PC gaming enthusiast friend look over and was actually the one who made this build, I would feel better if someone could look over my build and tell me if there is anything right or wrong about this. Also, I would like to hear any recommendations that you guys prefer if you have any. Thanks! 

 

My PC build:  http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vwm9xr

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/JJVhsY

 

This is with future sli in mind, if you wont do that you can cut 50$ off.

 

Went with a 1440p monitor because a 980 ti is wasted in 1080p and it looks way better :D.

Also Oc to 4.6 or so with that, its super easy.

 

Add storage as you go, 500gb and 1tb hdds are pretty much scrap metal right now, so grab one to store some more games at some point (I literally have a box with hdds lying around, Id give you one if you werent thousands of miles away).

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Since you already have a good mobo, and cpu cooler, I would change the cpu to an i5 4690k. I would also add a 256gb SSD.

Finally, I would do at least 8gb of ram. Something like this:

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gm8LWZ
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Gm8LWZ/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($223.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 240M 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory  ($59.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($87.77 @ OutletPC) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($65.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 970 4GB STRIX Video Card  ($318.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: Corsair 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.14 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor  ($150.98 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1102.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-15 20:42 EDT-0400

 

 

Skylake (i5 6600k) is another good choice, but you would need to buy a new motherboard. 

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($223.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Nepton 240M 76.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard 
Memory: Avexir Core Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($29.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($57.17 @ NCIX US) 
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: XFX Radeon R9 390 8GB Double Dissipation Video Card  ($308.98 @ Newegg) 
Case: Fractal Design Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Power Supply: XFX XT 600W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply  ($51.98 @ Newegg) 
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm  Fan  ($15.14 @ OutletPC) 
Monitor: Acer G237HLbi 60Hz 23.0" Monitor  ($99.99 @ Micro Center) 
Total: $903.12
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-15 20:57 EDT-0400


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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4 minutes ago, SkrillexTheCat said:

Sorry the list on the pcpartpicker is a bit fucked up, my friend is currently fixing my build. 

 

Here is the updated and ACTUAL build: 

 

http://pastebin.com/Vy70m1g6

 

change the cx 850, and replace the 2tb hybird with a 240gb ssd and a 1tb hdd.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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1 minute ago, SkrillexTheCat said:

sshd was just for simplicity. 

use the ssd for boot drive, essential apps and slow loading games, and the hdd for everything else. the sshd is just a hdd with a small ssd cache, whatever isn't on that cache runs just as slowly as a normal hdd. you may think its simpler but you'll lose out alot in overall speed.


CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700@3.8Ghz Heatsink: Gelid Phantom Black GPU: Sapphire RX 5700 XT RAM: Qidian DDR4 2x8GB 3000Mhz mobo: Biostar X370GT7 case: Fractal Design Define C PSU: Superflower Leadex Gold 650W

 

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