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Help me finalizing my first build (99% finished)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Greetings everyone,

 

So I'm finally getting myself a decent rig, below are the parts I've picked (I'm in France, so I chose the best I could find):

 

CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
 
$357.78
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler
 
$34.90
Thermal Compound ARCTIC MX-2 4g Thermal Paste
 
$6.52
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
 
$154.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
 
$89.63
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
 
$89.90
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card
 
$319.00
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
 
$99.73
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
 
$129.90
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
 
$0.00
Monitor LG 29UM68-P 29.0" 75Hz FreeSync Monitor
 
$319.90

 

The prices are actually in euros, with a total of ~1725€. I'm too worried to order the parts fearing that I made bad decisions. (This is my first build) 

I thank you in advance :)

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1 minute ago, Mentis said:

Greetings everyone,

 

So I'm finally getting myself a decent rig, below are the parts I've picked (I'm in France, so I chose the best I could find):

 

CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
 
$357.78
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler
 
$34.90
Thermal Compound ARCTIC MX-2 4g Thermal Paste
 
$6.52
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
 
$154.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
 
$89.63
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
 
$89.90
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card
 
$319.00
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
 
$99.73
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
 
$129.90
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
 
$0.00
Monitor LG 29UM68-P 29.0" 75Hz FreeSync Monitor
 
$319.90

 

The prices are actually in euros, with a total of ~1725€. I'm too worried to order the parts fearing that I made bad decisions. (This is my first build) 

I thank you in advance :)

might have goon overboard with the PSU and you could upgrade later to a better graphics card but it looks fine otherwise.


build: Frankenstein http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/QLBRVY

 

i know it's nuts but the drives i bought over time as i need more storage.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Jed M said:

If you overclock, get a better fan. 

I am planning to go 4.5-4.6 GH. Do I need more than the 212?

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Do ram comes in kits or you're forced to buy 2 separate sticks? Depending on the pricing, Fury is usually cheaper than Savage and they can also run at 2666. Don't need thermal paste for now, the included thermal paste with that CPU cooler can last for quite some time.  Remove the Black and get a WD Blue. The Black may be a bit faster than Blue, but it's not worth the difference. Want speed in your storage then take a look at SSHD.


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1 minute ago, NumLock21 said:

Do ram comes in kits or you're forced to buy 2 separate sticks? Depending on the pricing, Fury is usually cheaper than Savage and they can also run at 2666. Don't need thermal paste for now, the included thermal paste with that CPU cooler can last for quite some time.  Remove the Black and get a WD Blue. The Black may be a bit faster than Blue, but it's not worth the difference. Want speed in your storage then take a look at SSHD.

I didn't find a 2 sticks kit, and I got these because they're CL 13 @ 2666MHz, and I found some nice benchmarks about this DDR4 config. I got the Black to speed up my games loading time, wouldn't it help? I'm willing to spend the extra money for faster loading times. 

 

For the cooler, I am confused because I never found a regular trend, some people say the skylake CPUs don't need much cooling, so 212 is good for 4.5GHz, and here I get the H110i suggested! :/ I don't want to replace the cooler after one month of use because my CPU is too hot.

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18 minutes ago, Mentis said:

I didn't find a 2 sticks kit, and I got these because they're CL 13 @ 2666MHz, and I found some nice benchmarks about this DDR4 config. I got the Black to speed up my games loading time, wouldn't it help? I'm willing to spend the extra money for faster loading times. 

 

For the cooler, I am confused because I never found a regular trend, some people say the skylake CPUs don't need much cooling, so 212 is good for 4.5GHz, and here I get the H110i suggested! :/ I don't want to replace the cooler after one month of use because my CPU is too hot.

Black ain't going to offer a significant improvement over the Blue. So you're just wasting money on it. For cooling, I personally prefer air cooling cause it just works. I have a CM 212 Evo and it can keep my 140w Xeon cool, so I don't see how it can't keep a Skylake cool too. The thing with them AIO is if the coolant isn't flowing or there seem to have a air bubble in it, you're going to run into problems.

From WD's specification PDF file

Maximum sustained transfer rate

WD Blue 1TB @ 7200RPM 150MB/s

WD Blue 1TB @ 5400RPM 150MB/s

WD Black 1TB @ 7200RPM 150MB/s

 

 

 

14 minutes ago, frozeNNN said:

Get better CPU cooler,PSU is overkill,i don't know how that GPU performs but i feel it's not worth.

PSU isn't overkill. Don't tell me you have watch that High wattage PSU is stupid video and suddenly you're a expert on it.


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38 minutes ago, NumLock21 said:

Black ain't going to offer a significant improvement over the Blue.

Alright then, I'll go with the Blue WD HDD, and with the money savings (37€) and a small addition I'll get the Noctua NH-D15 for better cooling. 

 

So the updated build:

CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
 
$357.78
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler
 
$89.90
Thermal Compound ARCTIC MX-2 4g Thermal Paste
 
$6.52
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
 
$154.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
 
$89.63
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
 
$52.90
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card
 
$319.00
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
 
$99.73
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
 
$129.90
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
 
$0.00
Monitor LG 29UM68-P 29.0" 75Hz FreeSync Monitor
 
$319.90

 

I'm still not sure about the monitor/GPU combination yet, I want FreeSync with ultrawide, but Nvidia's GTX series are superior than AMD's GPUs. However the Nvidia alternative for g-sync ultrawide is the Acer Predator Z35 for 1000€, that's why I'm going with AMD :/ 

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6 minutes ago, Mentis said:

Alright then, I'll go with the Blue WD HDD, and with the money savings (37€) and a small addition I'll get the Noctua NH-D15 for better cooling. 

 

So the updated build:

CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor
 
$357.78
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler
 
$89.90
Thermal Compound ARCTIC MX-2 4g Thermal Paste
 
$6.52
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
 
$154.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Memory Kingston Savage 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory
 
$54.90
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
 
$89.63
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
 
$52.90
Video Card Sapphire Radeon R9 Fury 4GB NITRO Video Card
 
$319.00
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case
 
$99.73
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
 
$129.90
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
 
$0.00
Monitor LG 29UM68-P 29.0" 75Hz FreeSync Monitor
 
$319.90

 

I'm still not sure about the monitor/GPU combination yet, I want FreeSync with ultrawide, but Nvidia's GTX series are superior than AMD's GPUs. However the Nvidia alternative for g-sync ultrawide is the Acer Predator Z35 for 1000€, that's why I'm going with AMD :/ 

 


Intel Xeon E5 1650 v3 @ 3.5GHz 6C:12T / CM212 Evo / Asus X99 Deluxe / 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 3000 Trident-Z / Samsung 850 Pro 256GB / Intel 335 240GB / WD Red 2 & 3TB / Antec 850w / RTX 2070 / Win10 Pro x64

HP Envy X360 15: Intel Core i5 8250U @ 1.6GHz 4C:8T / 8GB DDR4 / Intel UHD620 + Nvidia GeForce MX150 4GB / Intel 120GB SSD / Win10 Pro x64

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
19 hours ago, NumLock21 said:

 

Thank you for this, I've already seen it and it doesn't justify the almost 200% price of g-sync compatible monitor VS the freesync ones. I think this is a compromise of price VS performance that either makes you overspend for high performance, or pay moderately for an inferior semi-equivalent technology. I hope Nvidia will support FreeSync in the upcoming years (fingers crossed)

 

19 hours ago, raystriker98 said:

imo you're spending too much on the ram kits. Better DDR4 3000 2x 8GB kits are available at 80bucks

It's very controversial all over the internet, which has the higher performance: high frequency VS. low CAS (I know it doesn't matter in games, but I'm going for the highest theoretical performance), which comes down to the true latency of RAM. Where the sticks I've chosen have 9.75ns true latency (2666MHz CAS 13 by default), while all the other available DDR4 top at 10ns true latency with different frequencies and CAS settings. I don't know if Kingston sets up the XMP profiles based on tests, but I think they should, and in that case, these low latency sticks are top notch. (I suppose, correct me if I'm wrong)

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