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My Potential Build. Looking for Advice

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello fellow members of the LTT community. I was hoping for some advice on my build. 

 

This is build will be used for mainly gaming and maybe some recording but no serious editing or streaming etc. I have completed a PCPartPicker list (linked below and was hoping for any alternatives/better options for the build. 

 

I have a budget of about 1100 USD. This is only for the actual computer. I also have a corsair 600W PSU I bought from a friend. 

 

On on a side note if you know of any cheap decent gaming monitors please feel free to link them. 

 

All feed back is much appreciated, thanks!

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2GPhCy

 

 

 

 


My personal PC:

CPU: Intel - Core i5 8600k  Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo  Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz DDR4 Storage: San Disk SSD Plus 240 GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB  Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC 8GB Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass ATX  PSU: Corsair CX550M 80+ Bronze Certified Semi Modular PSU.

 

Peripherals:

Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Keyboard: Rii - RK100 Wired Standard Keyboard Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Headset: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset Speakers: Logitech - Z150 0W 2ch Speakers

 

Laptop: 

Medion  E6239 MD99452

 

PCPartpicker Link: 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VVwvHN

 

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Tweaked :)

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($279.89 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.39 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($139.89 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($148.55 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($82.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($66.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card  ($289.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1092.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-22 16:02 EDT-0400


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10 minutes ago, TheNight said:

Hello fellow members of the LTT community. I was hoping for some advice on my build. 

 

This is build will be used for mainly gaming and maybe some recording but no serious editing or streaming etc. I have completed a PCPartPicker list (linked below and was hoping for any alternatives/better options for the build. 

 

I have a budget of about 1100 USD. This is only for the actual computer. I also have a corsair 600W PSU I bought from a friend. 

 

On on a side note if you know of any cheap decent gaming monitors please feel free to link them. 

 

All feed back is much appreciated, thanks!

 

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2GPhCy

 

 

 

 

coffee lake is a better route


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Posted · Original PosterOP
14 minutes ago, Lurick said:

Tweaked :)

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor  ($279.89 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master - Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.39 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($139.89 @ OutletPC) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($148.55 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Storage: SanDisk - Z400s 128GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($82.99 @ Newegg Marketplace) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($66.88 @ OutletPC) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SSC GAMING Video Card  ($289.99 @ B&H) 
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400 TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case  ($59.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1092.57
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-22 16:02 EDT-0400

Looks good. Thanks bro 


My personal PC:

CPU: Intel - Core i5 8600k  Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo  Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz DDR4 Storage: San Disk SSD Plus 240 GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB  Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC 8GB Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass ATX  PSU: Corsair CX550M 80+ Bronze Certified Semi Modular PSU.

 

Peripherals:

Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Keyboard: Rii - RK100 Wired Standard Keyboard Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Headset: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset Speakers: Logitech - Z150 0W 2ch Speakers

 

Laptop: 

Medion  E6239 MD99452

 

PCPartpicker Link: 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VVwvHN

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, Whizzp said:

I'd recommend going for coffee lake instead.

 

Processor: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/LHYWGX/intel-core-i5-8400-28ghz-6-core-processor-bx80684i58400

Mobo: https://pcpartpicker.com/product/mKCrxr/asus-prime-z370-p-atx-lga1151-motherboard-prime-z370-p

 

 

This will give you the new chipset allowing for potential upgrades in the future.

Okay so it seems as if Coffee lake is th way to go. Does it dramatically help with gaming or is it just to have the room to improve without being bottlenecked and to make it a more effective system for longer?


My personal PC:

CPU: Intel - Core i5 8600k  Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo  Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz DDR4 Storage: San Disk SSD Plus 240 GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB  Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC 8GB Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass ATX  PSU: Corsair CX550M 80+ Bronze Certified Semi Modular PSU.

 

Peripherals:

Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Keyboard: Rii - RK100 Wired Standard Keyboard Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Headset: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset Speakers: Logitech - Z150 0W 2ch Speakers

 

Laptop: 

Medion  E6239 MD99452

 

PCPartpicker Link: 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VVwvHN

 

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Just now, TheNight said:

Okay so it seems as if Coffee lake is th way to go. Does it dramatically help with gaming or is it just to have the room to improve without being bottlenecked and to make it a more effective system for longer?

It's pretty much just for the upgrade path I'd say, you do get 2 more cores though so if you do any kind of heavier tasks it will be better.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Whizzp said:

It's pretty much just for the upgrade path I'd say, you do get 2 more cores though so if you do any kind of heavier tasks it will be better.

Okay dude. Thanks for your help and advice. Much appriacated 


My personal PC:

CPU: Intel - Core i5 8600k  Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo  Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz DDR4 Storage: San Disk SSD Plus 240 GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB  Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC 8GB Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass ATX  PSU: Corsair CX550M 80+ Bronze Certified Semi Modular PSU.

 

Peripherals:

Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Keyboard: Rii - RK100 Wired Standard Keyboard Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Headset: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset Speakers: Logitech - Z150 0W 2ch Speakers

 

Laptop: 

Medion  E6239 MD99452

 

PCPartpicker Link: 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VVwvHN

 

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2 minutes ago, TheNight said:

Okay so it seems as if Coffee lake is th way to go. Does it dramatically help with gaming or is it just to have the room to improve without being bottlenecked and to make it a more effective system for longer?

It helps with gaming. More specifically it makes you have more consistent fps resulting a smoother gameplay. 

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3 minutes ago, TheNight said:

Okay so it seems as if Coffee lake is th way to go. Does it dramatically help with gaming or is it just to have the room to improve without being bottlenecked and to make it a more effective system for longer?

Also you should note the new i3 8350k is a better version of the i5 you are trying to get. Their really is 0 reason you should buy skylake at this point unless they have a huge discount on it. 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
3 minutes ago, Brooksie359 said:

It helps with gaming. More specifically it makes you have more consistent fps resulting a smoother gameplay. 

Okay thank you 


My personal PC:

CPU: Intel - Core i5 8600k  Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo  Motherboard: Asus Prime Z370-P RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 2x8GB 3000MHz DDR4 Storage: San Disk SSD Plus 240 GB + WD Caviar Blue 1TB  Video Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 Windforce OC 8GB Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Tempered Glass ATX  PSU: Corsair CX550M 80+ Bronze Certified Semi Modular PSU.

 

Peripherals:

Mouse: Logitech - G502 Proteus Spectrum Wired Optical Mouse Keyboard: Rii - RK100 Wired Standard Keyboard Monitor: Asus - VG248QE 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor Headset: Logitech - G430 7.1 Channel Headset Speakers: Logitech - Z150 0W 2ch Speakers

 

Laptop: 

Medion  E6239 MD99452

 

PCPartpicker Link: 

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/VVwvHN

 

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This one is assuming you'll use rebates.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core Processor  ($199.89 @ B&H) 
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 PC PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($126.98 @ Newegg) 
Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  ($149.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: SK hynix - SL308 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Storage: *Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($40.99 @ Best Buy) 
Video Card: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC GAMING ACX 3.0 Black Edition Video Card  ($399.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case  ($69.99 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($34.99 @ Newegg) 
Total: $1101.81
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
*Lowest price parts chosen from parametric criteria
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-10-22 16:27 EDT-0400

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Ryzen 1500X @3,925 GHz

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo + 2x ML120

MSI B350 Tomahawk Arctic

2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3000 MHz CL15 (Micron B-die) @2933 MHz

Sapphire Radeon R9 280 Dual-X @1120 MHz / 1450 MHz

120GB 850 Evo

120GB Kingston SSD

500GB WD Blue

Cooler Master Elite 430

Seasonic Prime Titanium 650W

Logitech G710 with Kailh Box Jade

Logitech G502

HyperX Cloud

And my laptop, which I shall call "If It's Stupid But It Works" (It can actually play CS:GO at 50 FPS, and Civ V at 25 FPS)

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Lenovo Thinkpad L460

Intel Core i3 6100U

4GB (probably) DDR4 2133 MHz

Intel HD Graphics 520 0.3-1.0 GHz

128GB Samsung MZ7LF128HCHP

Corsair M65 Pro RGB (worst mouse I've ever had)

Sennheiser CX 5.00G

And here would be where I would put a picture of my cat. But apparently, images are not allowed here. So take this instead (*ΦωΦ*)

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While going for Coffee Lake will give you an upgrade path, you're already getting that motherboard for a killer deal. You can overclock the hell out of the CPU and, if you need something more powerful in the future, you can always upgrade to something better WITHIN Skylake. Not to mention it will be way cheaper than Kabylake or Coffee Lake.

 

Another suggestion I have is to get a bigger SSD. With the rig you originally posted, you should have enough headroom to get a 240 or even 480 GB SSD. You're going to love having your heavy games (such as DOOM or GTA V) load fast.

 

Don't get me wrong, the reasons listed above are all great to buy Coffee Lake, and more cores (with per-core performance) will smooth things out further, to a degree. But (at least from what's on my screen) the price of entry into Skylake is way lower than on Kabylake or Coffee Lake and, again, you can always get a new (or used) 6700K or 6800K later down the road. Still your choice though.

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Wow, everybody else is way better at parting out than I am. -_-. Even better when you consider OP said he already had a 600W PSU. Whatever you go with, happy gaming, OP.

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7 hours ago, ndfr623 said:

While going for Coffee Lake will give you an upgrade path, you're already getting that motherboard for a killer deal. You can overclock the hell out of the CPU and, if you need something more powerful in the future, you can always upgrade to something better WITHIN Skylake. Not to mention it will be way cheaper than Kabylake or Coffee Lake.

 

Another suggestion I have is to get a bigger SSD. With the rig you originally posted, you should have enough headroom to get a 240 or even 480 GB SSD. You're going to love having your heavy games (such as DOOM or GTA V) load fast.

 

Don't get me wrong, the reasons listed above are all great to buy Coffee Lake, and more cores (with per-core performance) will smooth things out further, to a degree. But (at least from what's on my screen) the price of entry into Skylake is way lower than on Kabylake or Coffee Lake and, again, you can always get a new (or used) 6700K or 6800K later down the road. Still your choice though.

Dude you can get a i3 8350k which is the same as the i5 they plan to get for less. On top of that you get a better chipset with more features including Wi-Fi. I mean it is really dumb to get skylake at this point unless it is discounted more than this.

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