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Building a 4k PC, need help/advice please

14 hours ago, Jetsada said:

Meh I'd wish to stick to air coolers, not planning to OC yet...going to look for EVGA PSU then but I like XFX too DDR4 it its then from Corsair 

Look for review of each product you buy.
Cooler master,Evga,Be quiet are one of the solid power supply manufacturer.
i dont know about XFX i though they only make GPU.
U dont have to do overclock to have a water cooler.
If u want better performance use WATER COOLER my friend.

Core i7 6700k or his friends has intel turbo boost.
the way they work is that when your cooler can cool the cpu more than enough and your PSU can deliver more power the CPU will activate their turbo boost technology and will boost their clock speed for a small amount but has noticeable impact on performance especially gaming.
 

as for the memory dont buy cheap DDR4.
buy from Corsair,avexir,team elite,kingston or another solid manufacturer.
and buy gaming memory not value memory.
and a little tips when buying a memory.
Dont go for higher frequency which is more expensive.
They only have a little impact on performance , a very very little especially for gaming.
Go for a decent frequency and short timing because the shorter the timing the faster they will respond to a request.

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello I'm planning to build this 4k PC gaming, editing and Desktoppublishing work (multi-purpose, mainly for 4k gaming) 

I would like to know if this is good and won't have any problems. 

 

Parts: 

 

Intel Core i7-4790K - Boxed - CPU (BX80646I74790K BX80646I74790K 937428)

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU cooler

Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming 3 - Motherboard

HyperX Fury - DDR3L 1600Mhz CL10 Kit Black - 16GB 2x - RAM's (total of 32GB) (HX316LC10FBK2/16) Mabye I should go DDR3 with 2400 MHZ im not sure...

Western digital Blue - 2TB - (HDD storage) (for mass storage) 
Samsung EVO 850 - 250/500GB storage 

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 - G1 Gaming - 8GB GDDR5X - GPU (I like this one more than founders edition, lighter and has nice features with RGB)

Corsair Graphite 760T - Arctic White - Case (mabye 780T because of top filter removal and cleaning...or Cooler Master maker pro 5)

XFX XTR Series - 850W - PSU (850W mabye I want in the future for expansion) 

Samsung SH-224DB - Optical drive

Microsoft Windows 10 Home NL 64bit OEM - Operating system 

 

Note: It's around 2000~ Euro's build without 4k monitor. If I should get DDR3 2400 Mhz I found this RAM for it: Corsair Vengeance Pro - DDR3-2400 - Red - 16GB 2x total of 32 GB RAM 

Model number is CMY16GX3M2A2400C11R

 

 

Thank you in advance! 

 

 

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  • Old CPU
  • Last-gen RAM series
  • XFX is a good company, but I would recommend an EVGA PSU
  • The 212 evo is an oooohhh-kayyyy CPU cooler. If you want a '4K build', I'd go for something....uh....liquidy. 

Other than that, looks pretty good.

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I'd go Skylake, with MoBo and RAM upgrades to match. And at that budget, definitely watercool. Not because overclocking will offer a tangible benefit, but because why not?


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And lastly, never put a CX green series PSU in a high end build https://youtu.be/Oybz5Q-If9M?t=7

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
33 minutes ago, Thread212 said:

Why are u using DDR 3 memory..? 
why are u using Z97 chipset for i7 4790k?
Its best to buy Motherboard with z170 chipset for that processor..the price its around 130 USD .for example.
MSI Z170 SLI.. 
and get DDR 4 ram.. The price between DDR3 AND DDR 4 its like no big deal..trust me.
If u are using 4k monitor for gaming.. Its best to do what i say.
And your Power supply wattage its just too big.
650 its more than enough.
and instead of buying SSD. go for M.2 SSD they are far more faster. 4GB/sec. or even 32GB/sec using Msi Turbo m.2.
but if only there's a m.2 slot in your mobo but most z170 has it.

It may work with DDR3 and Z97 mobo.

but The price between them is not that expensive..
Do look for a review for each product u are trying to buy.

Well It was my second build and I am kinda a nooby when it comes down pc building...especially 4k gaming....I'll take a note from what you said, It's very informative and going to change some components indeed, ty alot ill look up for other SSD 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
32 minutes ago, Thread212 said:

Or you can just get core i7 6700k the price is about the same or cheaper...but the performance is higher.

You are totally right! I should get that CPU then :D 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
34 minutes ago, Jack McCall said:
  • Old CPU
  • Last-gen RAM series
  • XFX is a good company, but I would recommend an EVGA PSU
  • The 212 evo is an oooohhh-kayyyy CPU cooler. If you want a '4K build', I'd go for something....uh....liquidy. 

Other than that, looks pretty good.

Meh I'd wish to stick to air coolers, not planning to OC yet...going to look for EVGA PSU then but I like XFX too DDR4 it its then from Corsair 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 hours ago, Thread212 said:

Look for review of each product you buy.
Cooler master,Evga,Be quiet are one of the solid power supply manufacturer.
i dont know about XFX i though they only make GPU.
U dont have to do overclock to have a water cooler.
If u want better performance use WATER COOLER my friend.

Core i7 6700k or his friends has intel turbo boost.
the way they work is that when your cooler can cool the cpu more than enough and your PSU can deliver more power the CPU will activate their turbo boost technology and will boost their clock speed for a small amount but has noticeable impact on performance especially gaming.
 

as for the memory dont buy cheap DDR4.
buy from Corsair,avexir,team elite,kingston or another solid manufacturer.
and buy gaming memory not value memory.
and a little tips when buying a memory.
Dont go for higher frequency which is more expensive.
They only have a little impact on performance , a very very little especially for gaming.
Go for a decent frequency and short timing because the shorter the timing the faster they will respond to a request.

Thank you so much! Now I know what I need to do in order for 4k gaming setup (Im getting the GTX 1080, just one for now) 

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