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which of these builds should I pick? and what should I change? (budget $5000AUD)

Currently working on my first build, my budget is around $5000AUD, I currently have 4 different builds in this spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1620paBuglvrvf3n_CoKmiFmCMnuwRYWFHkiMZ6UZwN4/edit?usp=sharing)

The last one is my preferred one, is there anything you would recommend changing, it will be used for, gaming, streaming, rendering videos and images, and for daily use.

Going to put it into a glass topped desk eventually, that's what there is so much RGB, which will end in me getting 64Gb of RAM when that eventually happens if I end up using one of the last two builds.

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Just now, mattdmg said:

You should use pcpartpicker lol...

everything is linked, Main and Main (v2) are both PC PartPicker links, everything else wasn't on PC Part Picker

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https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/jcPfr6

 

PCPartPicker part list: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/jcPfr6
Price breakdown by merchant: https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/jcPfr6/by_merchant/

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($499.00 @ Shopping Express) 
CPU Cooler: Corsair - H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($138.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Motherboard: Asus - Prime Z370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($259.00 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Memory: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($569.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive  ($314.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Storage: Western Digital - Caviar Black 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($284.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($1129.00 @ PLE Computers) 
Video Card: MSI - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB DUKE OC Video Card (2-Way SLI)  ($1129.00 @ PLE Computers) 
Case: Corsair - Crystal 570X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case  ($238.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($339.00 @ Storm Computers) 
Total: $4898.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-09 12:33 AEDT+1100

 

NEVER buy a Thermaltake power supply. Also, water cooling isn't worth it. Don't. For the same price without the water cooling I got you another graphics card.

My PCs:

VALENTINIAN : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro || MOBO : MSi B450 Tomahawk Max || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB x2 || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ Cablemod Black & White Cables || CASE: NZXT H510 White || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A (1440p 100hz), HP 27yh (1080p 60hz) || KEYBOARD: GameSir GK300 || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud Alpha, Logitech C920 || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x BeQuiet SilentWings 3 120 ||

DIOCLETIAN III (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V (3200) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB, Crucial MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: Seasonic 650W w/ Black & Red Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: Samsung Q60 65" QLED (4K 60hz) || KEYBOARD: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G305 || CONTROLLER: Xbox One Controller x2 || AUDIO: Samsung Q60R Soundbar || Case Fans : 2x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15": CPU: Core i7-9750H || GPU: GTX 1650 || RAM: 2*8GB 2666MhZ DDR4 SODIMM || SSD: 1TB M.2 PCIe || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || MONITOR: 15" 1920 * 1080 IPS || KEYBOARD: Dell Keyboard || MOUSE: Logitech G305 White || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud II ||

OTHER : Dell Latitude (i7-6600U, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD) ||

MOBILE : Galaxy S9 (64GB + 64GB uSD) || Galaxy S7 (32GB) || FitBit Blaze || iPad 7th Generation ||

CONSOLE : Nintendo Switch (Pro Controller x3, Joy-Con Grip x1, PowerA Enhanced Controller x1) ||

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2 hours ago, orbitalbuzzsaw said:

1) NEVER buy a Thermaltake power supply.

2)Also, water cooling isn't worth it. Don't. For the same price without the water cooling I got you another graphics card.

1) any specific reasons? 

2) reason for water cooling is because I'm building something like Linus' desk pc

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10 hours ago, Tipsy_Kangaroo said:

1) any specific reasons? 

2) reason for water cooling is because I'm building something like Linus' desk pc

1) They're garbage.

2) Still air-cool it.

My PCs:

VALENTINIAN : CPU: Ryzen 7 2700X || CPU COOLER : Corsair H115i Pro || MOBO : MSi B450 Tomahawk Max || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC || RAM: 4x8GB Corsair Vengeance (3200) || SSDs: Samsung 970 Evo 250GB, Samsung 850 Evo 1TB x2 || PSU: EVGA G2 850W w/ Cablemod Black & White Cables || CASE: NZXT H510 White || MONITOR: Acer Predator X34A (1440p 100hz), HP 27yh (1080p 60hz) || KEYBOARD: GameSir GK300 || MOUSE: Logitech G502 Hero || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud Alpha, Logitech C920 || CASE FANS : 2x Corsair ML140, 1x BeQuiet SilentWings 3 120 ||

DIOCLETIAN III (HTPC) : CPU: Ryzen 5 1600 || CPU COOLER : Cooler Master Hyper 212 Black Edition || MOBO : MSi X370 Gaming Pro Carbon || GPU: ASUS GTX 1080 Strix OC || RAM: 2x8GB G.SKILL Ripjaws V (3200) || SSDs: Crucial P1 500GB, Crucial MX500 1TB || HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB || PSU: Seasonic 650W w/ Black & Red Extensions || CASE: Phanteks P300 || Monitor: Samsung Q60 65" QLED (4K 60hz) || KEYBOARD: Logitech G613 || Mouse: Logitech G305 || CONTROLLER: Xbox One Controller x2 || AUDIO: Samsung Q60R Soundbar || Case Fans : 2x Cooler Master Masterfan Pro 120, Noctua NF-F12 iPPC-2000 ||

JUSTINIAN - Dell XPS 15": CPU: Core i7-9750H || GPU: GTX 1650 || RAM: 2*8GB 2666MhZ DDR4 SODIMM || SSD: 1TB M.2 PCIe || CASE: 15.6" Laptop with dBrand skin || MONITOR: 15" 1920 * 1080 IPS || KEYBOARD: Dell Keyboard || MOUSE: Logitech G305 White || AUDIO: HyperX Cloud II ||

OTHER : Dell Latitude (i7-6600U, 16GB RAM, 500GB SSD) ||

MOBILE : Galaxy S9 (64GB + 64GB uSD) || Galaxy S7 (32GB) || FitBit Blaze || iPad 7th Generation ||

CONSOLE : Nintendo Switch (Pro Controller x3, Joy-Con Grip x1, PowerA Enhanced Controller x1) ||

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10 hours ago, Tipsy_Kangaroo said:

2) reason for water cooling is because I'm building something like Linus' desk pc

DO IT DO IT DO IT DO IT ;)

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CPU: Ryzen 7 2700x, Cooling: Corsair H100i Platinum AIO MOBO: Asus Strix B450 F GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080 Founders Edition + Arctic Accelero Xtreme III RAM: 2x8GB ThermalTake ToughRAM White 3200MHz PSU: Corsair RM850x White Storage: 250GB Samsung 970 Evo NVMe CASE: Corsair 275r Airflow White OTHER: White and Orange Cable Extensions ---- MONITOR: Samsung LC32JG5 32" WQHD 1440p VA 144Hz

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13 hours ago, Tipsy_Kangaroo said:

Currently working on my first build, my budget is around $5000AUD, I currently have 4 different builds in this spread sheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1620paBuglvrvf3n_CoKmiFmCMnuwRYWFHkiMZ6UZwN4/edit?usp=sharing)

The last one is my preferred one, is there anything you would recommend changing, it will be used for, gaming, streaming, rendering videos and images, and for daily use.

Going to put it into a glass topped desk eventually, that's what there is so much RGB, which will end in me getting 64Gb of RAM when that eventually happens if I end up using one of the last two builds.

Consider this build. All vendors are Australian based.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($499.00 @ Shopping Express) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler  ($79.00 @ Scorptec) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370XP SLI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($209.00 @ IJK) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($524.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($189.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($79.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($79.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB NITRO+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($999.00 @ Umart) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB NITRO+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($999.00 @ Umart) 
Case: Corsair - 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case  ($192.00 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($339.00 @ Storm Computers) 
Total: $4187.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-10 02:10 AEDT+1100

Buzzsaw - I'm Buzzsaw and you're not.

CPU -- Intel Core i7 7740X @ 4.30GHz Kaby Lake 14nm Technology * RAM -- 16.0 GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1466MHz (15-16-16-35)
Motherboard -- ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF X299 MARK 2 (LGA 2066 R4) * 
Graphics -- SAMSUNG (1920x1080@59Hz) -- 4096 MB ATI Radeon RX 560 Series 
Storage -- 223 GB SanDisk Ultra II 240GB (SSD) -- 256 GB Crucial_CT275MX300SSD1 (SSD) -- 931 GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA) -- 2794 GB BUFFALO External HDD USB Device
Optical Drives -- ASUS DRW-24B1ST * Audio -- Realtek High Definition Audio

 

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2 hours ago, Buzzsaw said:

Consider this build. All vendors are Australian based.

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($499.00 @ Shopping Express) 
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler  ($79.00 @ Scorptec) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370XP SLI (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($209.00 @ IJK) 
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LED 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($524.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($189.00 @ Umart) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($79.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Storage: Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($79.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB NITRO+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($999.00 @ Umart) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB NITRO+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($999.00 @ Umart) 
Case: Corsair - 750D Airflow Edition ATX Full Tower Case  ($192.00 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Power Supply: Corsair - HX Platinum 1200W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($339.00 @ Storm Computers) 
Total: $4187.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-10 02:10 AEDT+1100

That cooler won't cut it if the op wants to overclock. The 8700K runs hot.

 

Why 2 x Vega 56 ? You can get a GTX 1080 for less. Also multi gpu setups are not that great anyway. Better to stick with a single gpu i.e GTX 1080 ti.

 

Why 2 hard drives ? 

 

Won't need a 1200W psu.

Winter is Coming.

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19 minutes ago, lee32uk said:

That cooler won't cut it if the op wants to overclock. The 8700K runs hot.

 

Why 2 x Vega 56 ? You can get a GTX 1080 for less. Also multi gpu setups are not that great anyway. Better to stick with a single gpu i.e GTX 1080 ti.

 

Why 2 hard drives ? 

 

Won't need a 1200W psu.

I didn't see you trash post #3 by orbitalbuzzsaw. 

 

Your opinion is worthless if you do not submit your suggested computer build. 

Buzzsaw - I'm Buzzsaw and you're not.

CPU -- Intel Core i7 7740X @ 4.30GHz Kaby Lake 14nm Technology * RAM -- 16.0 GB Dual-Channel Unknown @ 1466MHz (15-16-16-35)
Motherboard -- ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. TUF X299 MARK 2 (LGA 2066 R4) * 
Graphics -- SAMSUNG (1920x1080@59Hz) -- 4096 MB ATI Radeon RX 560 Series 
Storage -- 223 GB SanDisk Ultra II 240GB (SSD) -- 256 GB Crucial_CT275MX300SSD1 (SSD) -- 931 GB Western Digital WDC WD10EZEX-00BN5A0 (SATA) -- 2794 GB BUFFALO External HDD USB Device
Optical Drives -- ASUS DRW-24B1ST * Audio -- Realtek High Definition Audio

 

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3 hours ago, Buzzsaw said:

I didn't see you trash post #3 by orbitalbuzzsaw. 

 

Your opinion is worthless if you do not submit your suggested computer build. 

I didn't trash your post either. I am just pointing out what I think is wrong with it. It is called having an opinion. 

 

If you want me to post a build then sure. 

 

 

Winter is Coming.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor  ($499.00 @ Shopping Express) 
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake - Water 3.0 Riing RGB 360 40.6 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($234.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Motherboard: Gigabyte - Z370 AORUS Gaming 7 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($339.00 @ Shopping Express) 
Memory: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($536.00 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Storage: Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($239.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($239.00 @ Mwave Australia) 
Video Card: Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AORUS Xtreme Edition 11G Video Card  ($1399.00 @ Scorptec) 
Case: Thermaltake -  View 71 TG RGB ATX Full Tower Case  ($259.00 @ IJK) 
Power Supply: SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($149.00 @ Scorptec) 
Total: $3893.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-10 08:54 AEDT+1100

Winter is Coming.

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12 hours ago, Buzzsaw said:

Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB NITRO+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($999.00 @ Umart) 
Video Card: Sapphire - Radeon RX VEGA 56 8GB NITRO+ Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)  ($999.00 @ Umart) 
 

Some nice parts but not really into multi-GPU, at least not yet, also kind of an Nvidia  fanboy.

10 hours ago, lee32uk said:

Why 2 hard drives ? 

To back up all my data, never making that mistake again, not after the first time.

5 hours ago, lee32uk said:

Memory: Team - T-Force Delta RGB 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory  ($536.00 @ Skycomp Technology) 
Case: Thermaltake -  View 71 TG RGB ATX Full Tower Case  ($259.00 @ IJK) 
 

Loving the look of that case and RAM (if only i could get 32Gb in white), I'll be sure to check it out.
Modified the spreadsheet to make it easier to read, it also now shows the order of my choices.

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8 hours ago, Tipsy_Kangaroo said:

Loving the look of that case and RAM (if only i could get 32Gb in white), I'll be sure to check it out.
Modified the spreadsheet to make it easier to read, it also now shows the order of my choices.

I don't know if they do that 32GB kit in White, but you could always get 2 x (2 x 8GB) kits. It would look better aesthetics wise with all 4 dimm slots filled up.

 

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/ctZ2FT/team-night-hawk-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-tf2d416g3200hc16cdc01

Winter is Coming.

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18 minutes ago, lee32uk said:

I don't know if they do that 32GB kit in White, but you could always get 2 x (2 x 8GB) kits. It would look better aesthetics wise with all 4 dimm slots filled up.

 

https://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/ctZ2FT/team-night-hawk-rgb-16gb-2-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-tf2d416g3200hc16cdc01

I should be able to live with them been black, the trident Zs were black anyway, if I really can't stand them I'll just plasti-dip them, since I do want to upgrade to 64Gb eventually 

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So pretty much fully decided, now I just need to save up a bit more cash and hope in the meantime prices drop a bit

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