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This is my first completed build after researching all the parts on pcpartpicker. I am very happy with performance,mainly build it to play games like GTA5 and it runs very smooth.

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  • 47 months ago
  • 6 points

Don't get me wrong, there's no kill like overkill, but I just don't understand why there are so many builds with i7 6700K's and a GPU like the GTX 970. Get an i5 6600K instead, and unless you absolutely need that ASUS ROG theme, an MSI Gaming series board will fit the red/black color scheme perfectly (which seems to be what you're going for).

If you plan on getting a second GTX 970 down the road, you can generally disregard this next section: I'm not sure why people either go completely overboard or not good enough when it comes to the PSU. Yes, the RM 850x is a good PSU, but there's no way that you'll use over 50% of the potential wattage (and that's assuming you even overclock anything). Get a Corsair RM 650x for $89.99 or an EVGA 650 G2 for $99.99.

Swapping out the i7 for the i5, the Maximus VIII for the Gaming M5, and the RM 850x for a good 650W, you'd save ~+$200 that could have gone towards a better GPU, larger SSD, or just general savings.

Before anyone comes at me saying, "Oh, but CRS, @OP doesn't need a better GPU if they're just playing at 1080p!" Well, by that same logic, there's no good reason to have an i7 either. At least if we're talking about gaming. Remember, I'm talking about gaming computers.

This is your first build, so I can't expect you to have mapped out the perfect build that exactly fits your needs and nothing more. I mean, my first build was way more disproportionate than yours is. I'm pretty sure most of us have screwed up in some way on our first build.

I know that it's up to the builder how to spend their money, but I'd like to see some more logical purchases in builds. @arneetsingh, I'm not directly mad at you, I'm just mad that there are so many disproportionately-built systems.

I'm sorry that your first build post (for a lack of a better term) triggered this rant, but it's been a long time coming. Nothing that I've just stated will change anything, I know that. And all that aside, you do have a good looking build (maybe a little bit of cable management is needed, but nonetheless a good looking build). Again, I'm sorry for blowing up on your post. I'm done. +1

Cheers

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

(Eats popcorn while waiting for banters)

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

(waits with you) Want some soda?

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

I know where your coming from, but sometimes its better to sit back and remember its their money, and they're going to get what they want, sure they could have put $220 into a bigger ssd or a better gpu, but in the end as long as they're happy with the result it doesn't really matter.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

"I know that it's up to the builder how to spend their money..."

I totally agree. I remember exactly when I built my first computer, completely naive and blissfully oblivious. My first rig had an FX-9590, ASUS Sabertooth 990fx r2.0, Zotac GTX 970 (the first gen, with the dinky cooler), Corsair RM850, and a crap load of fans. All of that was housed in the original NZXT Phantom full tower. Most of my "knowledge" about my build came from a friend of mine (it always seems to be someone's friend that gets us into PC's).

I didn't post on this thread specifically to target /u/arneetsingh, this is just something that I've had pent up in my head for quite a while now.

Anyway, there's nothing wrong with having a slightly disproportionate build, especially if it's your first one. That's my two cents.

Cheers

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1308&game=Grand+Theft+Auto+V&p_make=Intel&p_deriv=Core+i7-6700K+4-Core+4.0GHz&gc_make=Nvidia&gc_deriv=GeForce+GTX+970+MSI+Gaming+4GB+Edition&ram=16&checkSubmit=#systemRequirements

Here I am. So the cpu is being a bottleneck for the gtx 970 so getting an i5 instead of i7 wouldnt be that great, yes you would save money but the cpu is being the bottle neck if the gpu was then yes that would have been a nice idea.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

The CPU would still be over the recommended requirements, and Game-Debate is only showing values of stock speeds. Not only that, it's also an estimate, so it can't be taken as hard evidence.

Before my current build, I had my i7-4790K and a GTX 970. After that, I had a GTX 980. I played GTA V at 1080p, and I would consistently get as low as 30 FPS in many circumstances. Yes, GTA V is a pretty CPU-intensive game, but it is a very GPU-intensive game as well. An i5 wouldn't change the gaming experience from an i7. A better GPU would help massively.

I'd recommend looking at this video to get an understanding of my argument. If you'd rather not look at my piece of evidence, let me elaborate. When it comes to gaming, you generally do not need more than a quad core Intel CPU. The only time it's really helpful is if you are playing incredibly CPU-intensive games like Cities: Skylines.

Cheers

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Nice build +1.

How's the motherboard, run into any problems with it?

Looking to get the same one

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want to spend a little extra,go for MAXIMUS VIII ALPHA,it has two additions: Onboard WiFi card and RGB Strip Headers with AURA Lighting Control where you could directly plug in your rgb strips on to the motherboard.

If you don't need these additional features,This one is pretty fine.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

+1 for the leds

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Great looking build! Question, was the plastic still on the case window in pic #4?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, it is.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Ok, thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice build.

Only thing i ask is, why did you get the 970 over the 390?

  • 47 months ago
  • 3 points

Probably because he is only gaming at 1080p, The gtx970 is more power efficient, runs cooler, and can max just about anything in 1080p. The r9 390 is more of a 1440p card since it has such a huge amount of vram.

  • 47 months ago
  • -1 points

The GTX 970 is a tad faster at resolutions like 1080P and I think 1440P.

  • 47 months ago
  • 5 points

No the actually the 390 outperforms it at every res

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Nzxt hue+ right? o:

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

No not this time. If you look closely in pic 1, that little white square looking thing near the psu is the control box for the led strip.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh yeah, missed that o.o

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

yea I just got the same item Im pretty sure- Logisys 12​" RGB LED ​Self-adhes​ive Flexib​le & Exten​dable with​ IR Remote​ Control. Got mine at Fry's for $13, but I think on Amazon they're maybe $17 or so, so a pretty good price. I really like the remote control that comes with it. the little white cable on the PSU in that photo is the IR receiver

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

And one strip of those is enough to light up the whole case? I'm looking for lights but don't know what color I want and being able to change colors would change that problem :P

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yep pretty bright imo! also check out the photos on its reviews on Amazon, and there's a couple of good review-videos on youtube.

When I bought it, I was wondering if I'd need the extension strip, or maybe even a 2nd one cuz its so cheap (edit: inexpensive. its not bad quality at all) , but after putting it in I decided this was def bright enough for me. It also allows you to adjust the brightness in case its too much for your application.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

What are the temps like? I need a new cooler and i have a 6700k so im trying to find one

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ideal Temp 25 C with Arctic Silver 5 and Cryorig H7 Load Max Temp 50C

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you have the GPU that low on your motherboard? I'm not super familiar with that model, but GPU usually don't function at full speed unless they are in the top-most PCI-E slot.

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Probably more for aesthetics to have the RoG logo on the south bridge visible. However, the lower pcie slot also is 3.0 x 16, same as the top one. Not really losing any performance with it there.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Planning on OC that 6700k?

  • 46 months ago
  • 1 point

Why did you choose the CRYORIG H7 as your CPU cooler? Just curious cause I'm deciding what to choose for my CPU cooler.

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