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Posted · Original PosterOP

Got a build and 200$ to spend on upgrades, what should I do? I do audio production

 

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i7 7700K

z270e StRIX GAMING

1060 6GB FE 

32 gb ram

1tb ssd

3tb hdd

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Liquid_Z said:

Zip ties for cable management. xD

LOL!

 

Those are outdated photos but yes my cable management still isn’t perfect.

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Oh, maybe let's focus on maybe stuff to help with data retention and to prevent data lose. So if you don't have one yet, maybe an UPS battery backup, or a OWC Mercury Elite Pro drive enclosure to set up a raid or something. Especially if you're doing stuff for work/freelance/etc, I find this is a must.

 

Cosmic wise you could maybe spend something on something to hold your headphones, or maybe an adjustable arm for the mic?

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, Liquid_Z said:

Oh, maybe let's focus on maybe stuff to help with data retention and to prevent data lose. So if you don't have one yet, maybe an UPS battery backup, or a OWC Mercury Elite Pro drive enclosure to set up a raid or something. Especially if you're doing stuff for work/freelance/etc, I find this is a must.

Would a UPS be within my budget. I do a little freelance and some work

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buy bitcoin and come back to this build in a year, you'll have $1million to upgrade with LOL. What are you using for audio the on board stuff?

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Keyboard upgrade, get rid of dem keyshitches


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, Pachuca said:

buy bitcoin and come back to this build in a year, you'll have $1million to upgrade with LOL. What are you using for audio the on board stuff?

I use the 8 channel audio that is part of my motherboard, it suits my needs as of right now

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Just now, Quadrum said:

I use the 8 channel audio that is part of my motherboard, it suits my needs as of right now

I could also buy an external sound enclosure tho. Nice idea.

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1 minute ago, orbitalbuzzsaw said:

Keyboard upgrade, get rid of dem keyshitches

Never heard anybody say that razer is shit. I’m soooo insulted D:

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Just now, Quadrum said:

Never heard anybody say that razer is shit. I’m soooo insulted D:

Get a K95 RGB Platinum or a HyperX Alloy Elite RGB


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MAIN RIG (MAXIMA): CPU: Core i7-8700K @5.1GhZ || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i PRO || MOBO : Asus Prime Z370-A || GPU: EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 DT || RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance LPX (3000MhZ) || SSD: 970 EVO 250GB, 850 EVO 500GB, 850 EVO 1TB, MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB x2 || PSU: EVGA SuperNova G2 850W w/ CableMod Pro Black & White cables || CASE: S340 Elite (Enthoo Pro M incoming) || Monitor: Predator X34-A ||  KEYBOARD: Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (MX Browns) || Mouse: Logitech G502 w/ HyperX Fury S || Audio: SteelSeries Arctis 5, Logitech Z313, Blue Snowball iCE || Case Fans : Corsair ML140 x2 ,Noctua NF-F12 IndustrialPPC-2000 x1||

SECONDARY PC : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.75GhZ|| CPU COOLER : Cooler Master ML240L || MOBO : ASUS STRIX B350-F (borked USB header) MSI (eww) X370 Gaming Pro Carbon|| GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix || RAM: 2x8GB G.Skill Aegis (2666) || SSD: TeamGroup L5 Lite 3D 240GB|| HDD: Barracuda 2TB || PSU: SeaSonic Focus+ Gold 650W || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: ACER KG1 1440p 144HZ ||  KEYBOARD: Razer BlackWidow X Chroma TE  || Mouse: SteelSeries Rival 310 || Audio: HyperX Cloud II || Case Fans : 2x Noctua NF-P12 Redux, 1x Noctua NF-S12B Redux

THE THIRD ONE : CPU: i5-7400 || CPU COOLER : Enermax ET-ST40 Fit || MOBO : Gigabyte Z270XP-SLI || GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1060 3GB || RAM: 1x8GB G.Skill Aegis (2666) || SSD: 240GB TeamGroup L5 Lite 3D|| HDD: WD Green 500GB || PSU: Corsair CX750M || CASE: MasterBox Lite 5 || Monitor: ViewSonic generic 22" ||  KEYBOARD: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2016  || Mouse: HyperX Pulsefire || Audio: Not yet || Case Fans : 1x Phanteks case fan, 1x included fan, 1x NZXT case fan

TRAVEL (DELL LATITUDE E7470): CPU: Core i7-6600U || GPU: Intel HD Graphics :( || RAM: 16GB || SSD: 500GB Generic SATA M.2 || HDD: N/A || PSU: Laptop power brick || CASE: It's a laptop || Monitor: 13" 1080p ||  KEYBOARD: Integrated laptop shitboard || Mouse: Logitech G603 || Audio: Built-in speakers || Case Fans : F**king loud laptop cooler ||

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Maybe some custom PSU cables? Either that or sell the 1060 + $200 and get a 1070/1080? 


 

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12 minutes ago, Quadrum said:

Got a build and 200$ to spend on upgrades, what should I do? I do audio production

 

build:

 

i7 7700K

z270e StRIX GAMING

1060 6GB FE 

32 gb ram

1tb ssd

3tb hdd

 

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Maybe another fan for that radiator, because a 240mm radiator always looks lonely with only one 120mm fan. Just stay away from blowimitron. 

 


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7 minutes ago, Quadrum said:

Would a UPS be within my budget. I do a little freelance and some work

Yeah you can get a quality UPS for $200


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Just now, stealth80 said:

Maybe some custom PSU cables? Either that or sell the 1060 + $200 and get a 1070/1080? 

He would have trouble even getting a 1070 with $200 in the current market.


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25 minutes ago, Quadrum said:

Would a UPS be within my budget. I do a little freelance and some work

Yes, definitely. It'll take up pretty much most if not all you're budget, but yeah. Here's an example: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/cyber-power-cyberpower-1500va-10-outlet-ups-battery-back-up-lx1500gu-fc-lx1500gu-fc/10383225.aspx

Now you wouldn't need necessarily a 1500VA UPS, but if you're away and you're not home, it'll keep you PC powered for hours about half an hour (thanks Revamp!)  if power goes. So yeah, I would recommend something between 1000-1500VA and look for the best deal.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

Maybe another fan for that radiator, because a 240mm radiator always looks lonely with only one 120mm fan. Just stay away from blowimitron. 

 

I have two fans now, photo was when I was waiting for the other in the mail because it arrived broken.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
2 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

He would have trouble even getting a 1070 with $200 in the current market.

Bought the 1060 for 300$ anyway

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Just now, Quadrum said:

I have two fans now, photo was when I was waiting for the other in the mail because it arrived broken.

Ok.


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Just now, Quadrum said:

Bought the 1060 for 300$ anyway

Yeah it is now worth $420-$430 on the used market and a 1070 is worth $650 new.


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3 minutes ago, Quadrum said:

Bought the 1060 for 300$ anyway

Never mind the cheapes 1070 I could find was $670. https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeForce-WINDFORCE-REV2-0-GV-N1070WF2OC-8GD/dp/B075DF4PTF/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1521057230&sr=1-3&keywords=1070


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5 minutes ago, Liquid_Z said:

Yes, definitely. It'll take up pretty much most if not all you're budget, but yeah. Here's an example: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/cyber-power-cyberpower-1500va-10-outlet-ups-battery-back-up-lx1500gu-fc-lx1500gu-fc/10383225.aspx

Now you wouldn't need necessarily a 1500VA UPS, but if you're away and you're not home, it'll keep you PC powered for hours if power goes. So yeah, I would recommend something between 1000-1500VA and look for the best deal.

A 1500VA ups will not run his PC for hours unfortunately. at a 200w load, a 1500va will last for 36minutes. that's not counting whatever else is plugged into it like monitors, modem/router, or whatever it may be.


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