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Switching back to PC because Apple pissed me off (Trying to sell 8gb ram + 5400rpm iMac for 1700€) 

Not a gamer, just a power user who wants stability. Heavy Adobe CC & C4D usage. 

After buying the computer probably going to play couple of games too but not that hardcore.

I want to pay maximum 1500€ for the system. 

I'm going to buy it in Germany so I'm mostly using the configuration tool of alternate.de


 

Intel® CoreTM i7-6700 Skylake

be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU cooler

GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P Mainboard

GIGABYTE GV-N970WF3OC-4GD, GPU 

Kingston SSDNow KC300 2,5" SSD 240 GB Solid State Drive (gonna use additional external hdd later.)

Kingston HyperX DIMM 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM

Fractal Design Define R5 Black, Case

TN6T12 Thermaltake Berlin 630W PSU 

total € 1.564.

 

What do you think? Also which version / edition of windows would make sense to install? 7? 8? 10? 

Thanks a lot for the help.

Cheers.

 

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That CPU's locked so you don't need a Z170 motherboard. Get a H170 or B150 board instead.

I'd install Windows 10.

That PSU isn't great, go here: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/406160-psu-ranking-and-tiers/ and pick anything from Tier 1 or 2.

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Other systems I've built:

Core i3-6100 | CM Hyper 212 EVO | MSI H110M ECO | Corsair Vengeance LPX 1x8GB DDR4  | ADATA SP550 120GB | Seagate 500GB | EVGA ACX 2.0 GTX 1050 Ti | Fractal Design Core 1500 | Corsair CX450M

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Switching back to PC because Apple pissed me off (Trying to sell 8gb ram + 5400rpm iMac for 1700€) 
Not a gamer, just a power user who wants stability. Heavy Adobe CC & C4D usage. 
After buying the computer probably going to play couple of games too but not that hardcore.
I want to pay maximum 1500€ for the system. 
I'm going to buy it in Germany so I'm mostly using the configuration tool of alternate.de
 
Intel® CoreTM i7-6700 Skylake
be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU cooler
GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P Mainboard
GIGABYTE GV-N970WF3OC-4GD, GPU 
Kingston SSDNow KC300 2,5" SSD 240 GB Solid State Drive (gonna use additional external hdd later.)
Kingston HyperX DIMM 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Fractal Design Define R5 Black, Case
TN6T12 Thermaltake Berlin 630W PSU 
total € 1.564.
 
What do you think? Also which version / edition of windows would make sense to install? 7? 8? 10? 
Thanks a lot for the help.
Cheers.

 

you,, sir, have a great build

os should be windows 7 or 10

make sure its 64 bit

if 7 make sure it is pro

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Switching back to PC because Apple pissed me off (Trying to sell 8gb ram + 5400rpm iMac for 1700€) 
Not a gamer, just a power user who wants stability. Heavy Adobe CC & C4D usage. 
After buying the computer probably going to play couple of games too but not that hardcore.
I want to pay maximum 1500€ for the system. 
I'm going to buy it in Germany so I'm mostly using the configuration tool of alternate.de
 
Intel® CoreTM i7-6700 Skylake
be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU cooler
GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P Mainboard
GIGABYTE GV-N970WF3OC-4GD, GPU 
Kingston SSDNow KC300 2,5" SSD 240 GB Solid State Drive (gonna use additional external hdd later.)
Kingston HyperX DIMM 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Fractal Design Define R5 Black, Case
TN6T12 Thermaltake Berlin 630W PSU 
total € 1.564.
 
What do you think? Also which version / edition of windows would make sense to install? 7? 8? 10? 
Thanks a lot for the help.
Cheers.

 

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Switching back to PC because Apple pissed me off (Trying to sell 8gb ram + 5400rpm iMac for 1700€) 
Not a gamer, just a power user who wants stability. Heavy Adobe CC & C4D usage. 
After buying the computer probably going to play couple of games too but not that hardcore.
I want to pay maximum 1500€ for the system. 
I'm going to buy it in Germany so I'm mostly using the configuration tool of alternate.de
 
Intel® CoreTM i7-6700 Skylake
be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU cooler
GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P Mainboard
GIGABYTE GV-N970WF3OC-4GD, GPU 
Kingston SSDNow KC300 2,5" SSD 240 GB Solid State Drive (gonna use additional external hdd later.)
Kingston HyperX DIMM 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Fractal Design Define R5 Black, Case
TN6T12 Thermaltake Berlin 630W PSU 
total € 1.564.
 
What do you think? Also which version / edition of windows would make sense to install? 7? 8? 10? 
Thanks a lot for the help.
Cheers.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  (€456.89 @ Mindfactory) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (€74.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Motherboard: MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (€143.84 @ Mindfactory) 
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (€66.69 @ Mindfactory) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€165.95 @ Mindfactory) 
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€50.99 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 970 4GB SSC ACX 2.0+ Video Card  (€364.90 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case  (€98.78 @ Mindfactory) 
Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (€125.89 @ Amazon Deutschland) 
Total: €1548.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-15 21:44 CET+0100

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Samsung 850 EVO 500GB & 250GB - Crucial MX300 M.2 525GB / Fractal Design Define S / Corsair K70 MX Reds / Logitech G502 / Beyerdynamic DT770 250Ohm

SMSL SD793II AMP/DAC - Schiit Magni 3 / PCPP

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The build looks pretty solid to me.

As far as windows goes, I prefer 10 from a interface point of view since i am very used to it now, but you do have to go in and disable a bunch of the spying stuff that microsoft has built in.

7 is great, and you can upgrade to 10 for free for another 5 or 6 months if you decide to do that. You can mostly ignore 8/8.1

When in doubt, re-format.

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Switching back to PC because Apple pissed me off (Trying to sell 8gb ram + 5400rpm iMac for 1700€) 
Not a gamer, just a power user who wants stability. Heavy Adobe CC & C4D usage. 
After buying the computer probably going to play couple of games too but not that hardcore.
I want to pay maximum 1500€ for the system. 
I'm going to buy it in Germany so I'm mostly using the configuration tool of alternate.de
 
Intel® CoreTM i7-6700 Skylake
be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU cooler
GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P Mainboard
GIGABYTE GV-N970WF3OC-4GD, GPU 
Kingston SSDNow KC300 2,5" SSD 240 GB Solid State Drive (gonna use additional external hdd later.)
Kingston HyperX DIMM 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Fractal Design Define R5 Black, Case
TN6T12 Thermaltake Berlin 630W PSU 
total € 1.564.
 
What do you think? Also which version / edition of windows would make sense to install? 7? 8? 10? 
Thanks a lot for the help.
Cheers.

 

 

 

Switching back to PC because Apple pissed me off (Trying to sell 8gb ram + 5400rpm iMac for 1700€) 
Not a gamer, just a power user who wants stability. Heavy Adobe CC & C4D usage. 
After buying the computer probably going to play couple of games too but not that hardcore.
I want to pay maximum 1500€ for the system. 
I'm going to buy it in Germany so I'm mostly using the configuration tool of alternate.de
 
Intel® CoreTM i7-6700 Skylake
be quiet! Dark Rock Advanced C1 CPU cooler
GIGABYTE GA-Z170-HD3P Mainboard
GIGABYTE GV-N970WF3OC-4GD, GPU 
Kingston SSDNow KC300 2,5" SSD 240 GB Solid State Drive (gonna use additional external hdd later.)
Kingston HyperX DIMM 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM
Fractal Design Define R5 Black, Case
TN6T12 Thermaltake Berlin 630W PSU 
total € 1.564.
 
What do you think? Also which version / edition of windows would make sense to install? 7? 8? 10? 
Thanks a lot for the help.
Cheers.

 

if you are willing to spend a little bit of time doing research ( like watching one or two build guides , honestly , building a pc is REALLY easy ), i have made a partslist much better suited to your needs ( you could replace the graphics card by a 960 if you need CUDA )

Also , You have two choices for windows : buy a 30$ key of reddit or pay 100 euros for a retail copy ( and stil stay within budget )

 

PCPartPicker part list: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/KYyRrH

Price breakdown by merchant: http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/KYyRrH/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  (€417.12 @ Mindfactory)

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (€66.83 @ Mindfactory)

Motherboard: ASRock X99 Extreme4 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  (€215.06 @ Mindfactory)

Memory: Crucial 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory  (€155.84 @ Mindfactory)

Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€46.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  (€54.25 @ Mindfactory)

Video Card: MSI Radeon R9 380 4GB Video Card  (€239.68 @ Amazon Deutschland)

Case: NZXT S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case  (€84.12 @ Mindfactory)

Power Supply: EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  (€125.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)

Total: €1405.68

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-15 21:39 CET+0100

AMD Ryzen R7 1700 (3.8ghz) w/ NH-D14, EVGA RTX 2080 XC (stock), 4*4GB DDR4 3000MT/s RAM, Gigabyte AB350-Gaming-3 MB, CX750M PSU, 1.5TB SDD + 7TB HDD, Phanteks enthoo pro case

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correct me if I'm wrong but isnt the ssdnow the really bad shady ssd?

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correct me if I'm wrong but isnt the ssdnow the really bad shady ssd?

the v300 is , i don't know about the KC one though

AMD Ryzen R7 1700 (3.8ghz) w/ NH-D14, EVGA RTX 2080 XC (stock), 4*4GB DDR4 3000MT/s RAM, Gigabyte AB350-Gaming-3 MB, CX750M PSU, 1.5TB SDD + 7TB HDD, Phanteks enthoo pro case

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X99 is more suited to the described usage. A better, modular psu would help keep wiring to a minimum, lower noise levels and increase reliability. If you are dealing with raw footage an ssd with better uncompressable write speeds will improve system performance. In general the 850 EVO has better performance specs which can make  a noticeable difference in some programs.

 

I have used de.pcpartpicker.com to assemble the build. The choice of merchants is rather limited. It would not surprise me to learn that some parts can be sourced at lower prices elsewhere.

 

If the software being used supports Windows 10, go with the standard version. Will have a much longer supported lifetime than earlier versions.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  (€417.12 @ Mindfactory)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (€69.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Motherboard: Asus X99-A ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  (€249.90 @ Amazon Deutschland)
Memory: G.Skill Value 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  (€180.13 @ Mindfactory)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (€85.11 @ Mindfactory)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card  (€335.90 @ Mindfactory)
Case: Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case  (€88.76 @ Mindfactory)
Power Supply: SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply  (€83.37 @ Mindfactory)
Total: €1510.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-15 22:04 CET+0100

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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