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So I am planning a new build, and got some quick questions

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Build -

i7-8700k

NZXT Kraken x62

Asus ROG Strix z370-F

32 GB corsair vengeance RGB (ddr4 3200)

gtx 1080 

Samsung 970 evo 250 gb m.2

Samsung 960 evo 500 gb ssd

2 TB seagate HDD

NZXT h500i

EVGA supernova 750w 80+ gold 

3 corsair ll120 rgb fans

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So I don't know if 32 gb of RAM is overkill for this build, but I am trying to build a beast of a PC. the gtx 1080 and the 960 evo is from my current build (1080 is decently new and the ssd is brand new).

1. With the h500i, I know it has a smarthub for fans for RGB, so can I connect my ll120 fans and download nzxt's software to control fan speed, and the RGB colors, or would I need the corsair control center. 

2. The LED lights that come with the case, where would I connect those on the mobo? What port would I connect it to?

3. Is the RAM overkill, or would 16 gb be better? I want to fill all the RAM slots, so if I am using 32 gb I would be using 4x8gb. But if that is overkill, then I will be using 4x4gb. 

 

Thanks for the help, and will post pics of my build once its completed! 

 

 

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"Beaf of a PC" with a GTX1080?? Why don't you sell yout 1080, get 16GBs of RAM and get RTX2080 or something.

Main system: i7 8700k 5Ghz / Asus Prime Z370-A / Corsair Vengeance 2x8GB 3000Mhz / Asus TUF RTX3080 / EVGA 750W GQ / Fractal Design Meshify C

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Just now, PopsicleHustler said:

"Beaf of a PC" with a GTX1080?? Why don't you sell yout 1080, get 16GBs of RAM and get RTX2080 or something.

Not trying to spend $700+ for a gpu, when I have a perfectly good one to use.

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6 minutes ago, hoiv said:

But if that is overkill, then I will be using 4x4gb. 

What's wrong with 2x8? Filling ram slots is one thing but if you want to upgrade in the future instead of having to pay up front it's something to consider.

I WILL find your ITX build thread, and I WILL recommend the SIlverstone Sugo SG13B

 

Primary PC:

i7 8086k (won) - EVGA Z370 Classified K - G.Skill Trident Z RGB - WD SN750 - Jedi Order Titan Xp - Hyper 212 Black (with RGB Riing flair) - EVGA G3 650W - dual booting Windows 10 and Linux - Black and green theme, Razer brainwashed me.

Draws 400 watts under max load, for reference.

 

Linux Proliant ML150 G6:

Dual Xeon X5560 - 24GB ECC DDR3 - GTX 750 TI - old Seagate 1.5TB HDD - dark mode Ubuntu (and Win7, cuz why not)

 

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27 minutes ago, Kido said:

32gb RAM is a bit too much :)

Bit of a blanket statement seeing as we have no idea what applications OP will be using with this PC.

IMO, If you have the cash to do 32GB now and you plan to be using any sort of program that can leverage that now or in the future then go for it (Professional software like 3D modelling programs, video editing, photoshop etc...). Upgrading is a bit of a pain when it comes to getting a good match for your original kit if it's years down the line, which for compatibility reasons is always recommended.

As for your other questions:

1. As for the Corsair LL fans they require both the Corsair Lighting Node Pro and Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub otherwise the RGB on them won't work. Meaning they will also be controlled through Corsairs own software.
2. The included RGB kit with that case has it's own NZXT hardware installed in the case which you will plug into a USB header on your motherboard and will provide control through their software.

- Personal Rig -

i7-4770K / 32GB Corsair DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum / EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra
Gigabyte G1. Sniper 5 / Noctua NH-D15 ThermalTake X71 / EVGA G2 750W / 500GB SSD [RAID 0]


- Desktop Audio Equipment -
ADAM Audio F7's | Cambridge Audio DAC Magic+ w/ Balanced XLR
- Budget Home Theatre Equipment -

Polk RTiA7's | Velodyne DPS-12 | Polk CSi30 Denon AVR-X3500H

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2 hours ago, KnightSirius said:

Bit of a blanket statement seeing as we have no idea what applications OP will be using with this PC.

IMO, If you have the cash to do 32GB now and you plan to be using any sort of program that can leverage that now or in the future then go for it (Professional software like 3D modelling programs, video editing, photoshop etc...). Upgrading is a bit of a pain when it comes to getting a good match for your original kit if it's years down the line, which for compatibility reasons is always recommended.

As for your other questions:

1. As for the Corsair LL fans they require both the Corsair Lighting Node Pro and Corsair RGB Fan LED Hub otherwise the RGB on them won't work. Meaning they will also be controlled through Corsairs own software.
2. The included RGB kit with that case has it's own NZXT hardware installed in the case which you will plug into a USB header on your motherboard and will provide control through their software.

Just gaming, photoshop, and video editing.

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2 hours ago, hoiv said:

Just gaming, photoshop, and video editing.

Well since you plan on using Premiere Pro (assuming based on your choice of Photoshop) then 32GB is the recommended amount of RAM for a 1080p workflow according to Puget Systems. They do a lot of testing on Adobe software so I trust their recommendations, of course as they state however this depends on your own workflow. Also this doesn't mean you can not work with 4K+ footage but just that you're not reaching peak efficiency.

- Personal Rig -

i7-4770K / 32GB Corsair DDR3-1600 Dominator Platinum / EVGA RTX 2070 XC Ultra
Gigabyte G1. Sniper 5 / Noctua NH-D15 ThermalTake X71 / EVGA G2 750W / 500GB SSD [RAID 0]


- Desktop Audio Equipment -
ADAM Audio F7's | Cambridge Audio DAC Magic+ w/ Balanced XLR
- Budget Home Theatre Equipment -

Polk RTiA7's | Velodyne DPS-12 | Polk CSi30 Denon AVR-X3500H

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