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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have a few questions to the following build:

 

Case: Nzxt H700i

Bildergebnis für h700i

 

CPU: Coffee Lake Intel i7 8700k

CPU Cooler: Nzxt x62(or 52) Kraken

 

Motherboard: ASUS Maximus X Code z370

 

GPU: Asus Nvidia Strix 1080(ti) (I'll have to look what I can afford when the prices drop...)

 

RAM: G-Skill Trident Z RGB 2x8Gb

 

Drives: Seagate Barracuda 2tb HDD Data-Drive

            Samsung M.2 960 EVO SSD Boot-Drive

 

Fans: Nzxt Aer RGB fans

 

PSU: ?

 

 

SO the questions are:

 

1st: I was being told that the smart hub integrated into the H700i wouldn't have enough Ports for the inbuilt LED strip, the Kraken cooler, and 2-4 Aer RGB fans, So should I buy another Nzxt Hue +?

 

2nd: So on the H700i there is room for 3 fans at the front, 2 on the top and 1 at the rear, so Should I put the Kraken (which has 2 fans) on top or at the front,  and How many intake/outtake fans should I have? (Front-to-back airflow)

 

3rd: Should I buy an internal USB expansion Hub?

 

4th: Pcpartpicker.com says the rig uses 475W, how many Watts should I buy when I want to overclock in the future, and which do you recommend?

 

If you have any other complains or suggestions, please tell me.

Don't cringe please, this was my first attempt at planning a PC build xD

 

Have a great day

- Arhub

 

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-nvme ssd is a waste of money for a boot drive, just get a bigger sata ssd instead

-Formula motherboard usually are for hardcore water cooling, if I were you I'd just go for a maximus x hero instead and save some money.

-Iirc the h700i isn't the greatest... Maybe consider something like a define r6, 460x, etc. Instead?

-as for psu, I recommend a focus plus gold or evga g2/g3


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Posted · Original PosterOP
11 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

-nvme ssd is a waste of money for a boot drive, just get a bigger sata ssd instead

-Formula motherboard usually are for hardcore water cooling, if I were you I'd just go for a maximus x hero instead and save some money.

-Iirc the h700i isn't the greatest... Maybe consider something like a define r6, 460x, etc. Instead?

-as for psu, I recommend a focus plus gold or evga g2/g3

Isn't SATA slower than nvme?
And I like the look of the formula, so I think its worth it :P

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5 minutes ago, Arhub said:

Isn't SATA slower than nvme?

Yes, but for stuff like OS and games, no.

https://techreport.com/review/30813/samsung-960-pro-2tb-ssd-reviewed/5


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CPU: Pentium G4400, CPU Cooler: Stock, Motherboard: MSI h110l Pro Mini AC, RAM: Hyper X Fury DDR4 1x8gb 2133 MHz, Storage: PNY CS1311 120gb SSD + two Segate 4tb HDDs in RAID 1, Video Card: Does Intel Integrated Graphics count?, Case: Fractal Design Node 304, Power Supply: Seasonic 360w 80+ Gold, Keyboard+Mouse+Monitor: Does it matter?

Laptop (I use it for school):

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Surface book 2 13" with an i7 8650u, 8gb RAM, 256 GB storage, and a GTX 1050

And if you're curious (or a stalker) I have a Just Black Pixel 2 XL 64gb

 

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24 minutes ago, Arhub said:

Isn't SATA slower than nvme?

NVME is faster yes, but for a boot drive its pointless. I've always had people harp on me for using a SATA HDD instead of an SSD as a boot drive, but its not worth it. If you want an SSD, use it for games. A 12s boot instead of a 2s one isn't a big deal


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HTPC: *name pending*https://pcpartpicker.com/list/bz62P3 (Windows 10 Home)
Server: Dell Precision T7500 - Dual Xeon X5660's, 44GB ECC DDR3, Dell Nvidia GTX 645 (Windows Server 2019 Standard)
Oher PCs:          

*name pending* - i7-920, MSI-X58 Platinum SLI, 12GB DDR3, Dual EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 in SLI - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Nknj6s (Windows 7 Pro)

HP DC7900 - Core 2 Duo E8400, 4GB DDR2, Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT (Windows Vista)

Compaq Presario 5000 - Pentium 4 1.7Ghz, 1.7GB SDR, Nvidia GeForce 2 MX400 (Windows XP x86 Pro)
Compaq Presario 8772 - Pentium MMX 200Mhz, 48MB PC66, 6GB Quantum HDD, "8GB" HP SATA SSD adapted to IDE (Windows 98 SE)

Office PC: *Asus M32AD* - Intel i3-4170, 8GB DDR3, 250GB Seagate 2.5" HDD (converting to SSD soon), EVGA GeForce GTS 250, OEM 350W PSU

In progress project PCs:

*name pending* - Pentium G4400, Asus H110

*name pending* - AMD A4-6300

*name and purpose pending* - AMD Ryzen 5 2400G, Asus Strix1070

 

 

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