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Squibbly
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Hi all,

 

I am looking to build a new computer which I have knowledge of building, just need advice on the parts and making sure I'm getting the best bang for my buck.

Below is the specs on what I am planning on buying, let me know what you would change. Price range would be $2,000-$2,500. 

I won't be overclocking or water-cooling the machine as of right now. But might change that later. That being said it will be used for gaming (6-8 hours a day on average) with some light youtube/netflix and low performance otherwise.

 

Intel BX80671I76850K Boxed Core i7-6850K Processor 

ASUS TUF SABERTOOTH X99 LGA2011-V3 DDR4 M.2 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 Type A Intel X99 ATX Motherboard

CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 (PC4 19200) Memory Kit Model CMK32GX4M2A2400C14

Noctua NH-U12S 120x120x25mm ( NF-F12 PWM) SSO2-Bearing ( Self-stabilising oil-presure bearing ) CPU Cooler

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Windforce OC GV-N1080WF3OC-8GD Graphics Cards

SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 250GB SATA III 3D NAND Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E250B/AM (For Windows and start up apps only, have 2 other Hard Drives for storage)

Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow CC-9011078-WW Black Brushed Aluminum and Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

CORSAIR RMx Series RM850X 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply

 

I will have a keyboard and mouse already, and other various devices. This will be running Windows 10 also.

As of right now with prices on both Amazon and Newegg I am getting around $2,420.25 though I'm sure there are some better options I am missing

 

I appreciate the advice!

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seems like a reasonable build, x99 is getting a bit long in the tooth now tho, and right now prices arnt great considering its last gen stuff, so maybe hold out till early 2018 to see if prices improve,you might end up with a way better system for less that way

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Not a huge fan. Older processor, slow RAM. Wouldn't Coffee Lake be a smarter route?

CPU: Ryzen 9 5900 Cooler: EVGA CLC280 Motherboard: Gigabyte B550i Pro AX RAM: Kingston Hyper X 32GB 3200mhz

Storage: WD 750 SE 500GB, WD 730 SE 1TB GPU: AMD Radeon 6700XT 12GB PSU: Corsair SF600 Case: Streacom DA2

Monitor: LG 27GL83B Mouse: Razer Basilisk V2 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red Speakers: Mackie CR5BT

 

MiniPC - Sold for $100 Profit

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CPU: Intel i3 4160 Cooler: Integrated Motherboard: Integrated

RAM: G.Skill RipJaws 16GB DDR3 Storage: Transcend MSA370 128GB GPU: Intel 4400 Graphics

PSU: Integrated Case: Shuttle XPC Slim

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

Budget Rig 1 - Sold For $750 Profit

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CPU: Intel i5 7600k Cooler: CryOrig H7 Motherboard: MSI Z270 M5

RAM: Crucial LPX 16GB DDR4 Storage: Intel S3510 800GB GPU: Nvidia GTX 980

PSU: Corsair CX650M Case: EVGA DG73

Monitor: LG 29WK500 Mouse: G.Skill MX780 Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

OG Gaming Rig - Gone

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CPU: Intel i5 4690k Cooler: Corsair H100i V2 Motherboard: MSI Z97i AC ITX

RAM: Crucial Ballistix 16GB DDR3 Storage: Kingston Fury 240GB GPU: Asus Strix GTX 970

PSU: Thermaltake TR2 Case: Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX

Monitor: Dell P2214H x2 Mouse: Logitech MX Master Keyboard: G.Skill KM780 Cherry MX Red

 

 

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Thanks for the replies!

 

I guess I should have added in that this is something I will require before 2018 as my current rig has finally met its end, and I'm working with a laptop that is not up to gaming performance.

I'm not against upgrading in the future and probably will, though waiting months for Coffee Lake would be awhile with no gaming (my pass time)

Would it be better to do an I7 7700K with a ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard? They are both around the same price.

I saw the I7 7700K runs pretty hot and since I won't be water cooling it I wasn't sure if that would be an issue.

 

What Ram would you prefer Dizmo?

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Why would you wait months for Coffee Lake? Its out. 

 

6850k makes no sense at this point.

 

What monitor(s) will you be using with this system? A GTX 1080 is a waste for anything less than 1440p60 or 1080p144.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($399.89 @ B&H) 
CPU Cooler: be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler  ($59.69 @ OutletPC) 
Motherboard: MSI - Z370 SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($148.99 @ SuperBiiz) 
Memory: Team - Elite Plus 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory  ($129.99 @ Newegg) 
Storage: Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($159.99 @ B&H) 
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card  ($749.89 @ B&H) 
Case: Cooler Master - MasterCase H500P ATX Mid Tower Case  ($162.98 @ Newegg) 
Power Supply: EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($109.99 @ Amazon) 
Total: $1921.41

 

With a 1080Ti, but adjust GPU depending on monitor(s), or invest some of the budget towards a new monitor.

Intel Core i7-4790k @ 4.7GHz | Asus Maximus VII Hero | NZXT Kraken X61 | 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance Pro(Red) @ 1866MHz | 2TB Seagate Barracuda | 250GB Samsung 850-EVO | 2- way SLI Asus Strix GTX 970's @ 1500MHz | EVGA 750W G2 | NZXT H440(black/red) | 3x120mm Sharkoon Shark Blade fans(red) | 3x140mm Be Quiet! Pure Wings 2 fans |

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3 hours ago, Squibbly said:

Thanks for the replies!

 

I guess I should have added in that this is something I will require before 2018 as my current rig has finally met its end, and I'm working with a laptop that is not up to gaming performance.

I'm not against upgrading in the future and probably will, though waiting months for Coffee Lake would be awhile with no gaming (my pass time)

Would it be better to do an I7 7700K with a ASUS ROG Maximus IX Hero Z270 LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 USB 3.1 ATX Motherboard? They are both around the same price.

I saw the I7 7700K runs pretty hot and since I won't be water cooling it I wasn't sure if that would be an issue.

 

What Ram would you prefer Dizmo?

For gaming the i7-7700K would be a better choice than the i7-6850K. Getting your hands on an i7-8700K would be even better.

 

The i7-7700K has a 91W TDP. The i7-6850K is 140W TDP so it will run much "hotter". An NH-U12S will do a decent job, but the NH-D15 would be better.

 

Are you planning to SLI two GTX 1080, or is "cards" a typo?

 

You might consider using pcpartpicker.com. The tool makes it very easy to assemble a list and one can include custom parts and pricing. Posting the result of using the [bb] button makes for an easily readable build.

80+ ratings certify electrical efficiency. Not quality.

 

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