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Just in case you haven't seen one of these. Red and Black, they are rather expensive though. If I remember right its about a $250 case.

http://www.inwin-style.com/en/goods.php?act=view&id=805

I changed the case to Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX (E-ATX compatible) €180 in the Netherlands.

I was just name 'the best case of 2015' by hardwarecanucks.

Hi my name is Max,


 


I am making a build for a friend of mine.  


  • The build has to be under €3000. (Dutch)
  • The color scheme is Red and Black
  • It is for a beginner gamer with a normal overclock on the CPU and GPU

I would like to have you opinion about the parts. Do you think I should change anything?


 


PCPartPicker part lists: 


http://pcpartpicker....ax/saved/msbMnQ 3272 at Dutch retailers 


http://pcpartpicker....ax/saved/prTypg 2.803 at Dutch retailers 


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Instead of 1 wd black why not do multiple 1tb so you can do raid 1?

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I'd suggest going with a more reasonable budget like 1500 euro. You'll get the best bang for your buck. I've found that balls-to-the-walls machines sound awesome when you're young/building your first computer, but when you get older you often regret spending that much when you could've saved half your budget and still get a satisfying gaming experience.

 

Something like this should be a good starting point:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($275.99 @ B&H)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.98 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Asus B150-PLUS D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($91.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($147.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($82.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card  ($605.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($83.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1468.68
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-24 09:02 EST-0500

 

Although, to be honest, I'd probably go for a GTX970 or R9-something to save some more money

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Hi my name is Max,

 

I am making a build for a friend of mine.  

  • The build has to be under €3000. (Dutch)
  • The color scheme is Red and Black
  • It is for a beginner gamer with a normal overclock on the CPU and GPU

I would like to have you opinion about the parts. Do you think I should change anything?

 

PCPartPicker part lists: 

http://pcpartpicker....ax/saved/msbMnQ 3272 at Dutch retailers 

http://pcpartpicker....ax/saved/prTypg 2.803 at Dutch retailers 

 

Finally someone that ask about a build that actually gives you all the info.

 

For that budget I would find a way to go X99. I think everything else in your build looks great, I would just change the motherboard, ram, and cpu to something that fits your budget on X99 platform. I would probably go with Asus. Even if that means going with a 5820k you will have the potential for 10 core gaming cpus in the very near future if you choose to upgrade, the upgrade path is going to be much better than either of the two platforms you have listed.

 

 

 

Edit: Also.. depending on what monitor you have you might not even need more than one 980Ti, that extra budget might let you go with the X99 build and then you can always add a second 980Ti if you feel you aren't getting acceptable frame rates.

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Finally someone that ask about a build that actually gives you all the info.

 

For that budget I would find a way to go X99. I think everything else in your build looks great, I would just change the motherboard, ram, and cpu to something that fits your budget on X99 platform. I would probably go with Asus. Even if that means going with a 5820k you will have the potential for 10 core gaming cpus in the very near future if you choose to upgrade, the upgrade path is going to be much better than either of the two platforms you have listed.

 

 

 

Edit: Also.. depending on what monitor you have you might not even need more than one 980Ti, that extra budget might let you go with the X99 build and then you can always add a second 980Ti if you feel you aren't getting acceptable frame rates.

Thanks for the great feedback! 

I just made a new list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheOfficialMax/saved/NFfWGX for a X99 setup with a Intel Core i7-5930K

What you think of this list?

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I'd suggest going with a more reasonable budget like 1500 euro. You'll get the best bang for your buck. I've found that balls-to-the-walls machines sound awesome when you're young/building your first computer, but when you get older you often regret spending that much when you could've saved half your budget and still get a satisfying gaming experience.

 

Something like this should be a good starting point:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($275.99 @ B&H)

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler  ($24.98 @ OutletPC)

Motherboard: Asus B150-PLUS D3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($91.88 @ OutletPC)

Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory  ($35.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($147.99 @ NCIX US)

Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($82.89 @ OutletPC)

Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB WINDFORCE 3X Video Card  ($605.99 @ NCIX US)

Case: NZXT H440 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz)

Power Supply: Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($83.98 @ Newegg)

Total: $1468.68

Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-24 09:02 EST-0500

 

Although, to be honest, I'd probably go for a GTX970 or R9-something to save some more money

He set me to make a pc for min. €2000 max. €3000.

So I appreciate the feedback and the part list but I am now going with a X99 setup.

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Instead of 1 wd black why not do multiple 1tb so you can do raid 1?

Just for mass storage. Raid 1?? That is that you make a backup from your other SDD don't you mean Raid 0?

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Thanks for the great feedback! 

I just made a new list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheOfficialMax/saved/NFfWGX for a X99 setup with a Intel Core i7-5930K

What you think of this list?

That you don't need such an expensive motherboard. Or a 3TB HDD. Or the 40 lanes the 5830k has.

 

 
CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor  ($319.99 @ Micro Center) 
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($125.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Motherboard: MSI X99S GAMING 9 ACK EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard  ($399.99 @ B&H) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($147.99 @ NCIX US) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($649.99 @ Amazon) 
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($649.99 @ Amazon) 
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case  ($125.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($92.99 @ NCIX US) 
Other: NZXT HUE+ ($60.00)
Total: $2944.61
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-12-24 11:01 EST-0500

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Thanks for the great feedback! 

I just made a new list: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheOfficialMax/saved/NFfWGX for a X99 setup with a Intel Core i7-5930K

What you think of this list?

I think it looks great if you are happy with spending that much money. I prefer Asus over MSI but if you like MSI then that is fine. As someone else already mentioned you don't really need a $500 motherboard, any of the $300 ones would be fine and accomplish the exact same thing.

 

If you are spending that kind of money I would also look at In Win cases, they are absolute works of art with the tempered glass and such.

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Just for mass storage. Raid 1?? That is that you make a backup from your other SDD don't you mean Raid 0?

Raid 1 so if a drive dies you still have those files?

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I think it looks great if you are happy with spending that much money. I prefer Asus over MSI but if you like MSI then that is fine. As someone else already mentioned you don't really need a $500 motherboard, any of the $300 ones would be fine and accomplish the exact same thing.

 

If you are spending that kind of money I would also look at In Win cases, they are absolute works of art with the tempered glass and such.

Just chance it :http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheOfficialMax/saved/NFfWGX

New case and motherboard.

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Just chance it :http://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheOfficialMax/saved/NFfWGX

New case and motherboard.

Just in case you haven't seen one of these. Red and Black, they are rather expensive though. If I remember right its about a $250 case.

http://www.inwin-style.com/en/goods.php?act=view&id=805

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Just in case you haven't seen one of these. Red and Black, they are rather expensive though. If I remember right its about a $250 case.

http://www.inwin-style.com/en/goods.php?act=view&id=805

I changed the case to Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ATX (E-ATX compatible) €180 in the Netherlands.

I was just name 'the best case of 2015' by hardwarecanucks.

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