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I want to build a computer!!

lafevers
  • 56 months ago

Please help! I want to build a computer for gaming and eventually video editing and possible game streaming.

This will be my first official complete build.

I have some ideas on what I want to build. I was designing this to be like an all Corsair build but i'm not sure if that's worth it now.

Another question is everyone is recommending me to go lga 1151 instead of 1150. When the 4790 seems to perform just as well in most of the test I've read about so I'm curious about that too. Is it really worth it?

I don't want to spend to much over $3,000 I think this is around $2,000. Tell me what you think!

I already own a mouse, keyboard, and head set. And as for monitors I am currently using 2 42inch 1080p tvs

Help me make it better! This is what I have decided so far.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $322.95 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $127.78 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory $177.99 @ Amazon
Storage Corsair Neutron XT 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $269.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $748.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $169.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $199.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $59.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $89.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2312.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-24 19:52 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

This is what i would go with if i had about 2000$ Just a really quick list. You could upgrade to a SLI config with 1000W

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $369.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Glacer 240L 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $78.37 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $162.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $103.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $164.00 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $756.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case $71.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $196.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1965.19
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 16:30 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Do you know If i could sli with the SeaHawk in my build?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

I do not think so, because the tubing to the radiator isn't that long so you could get problems with them.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, that was something i was very curious about. So what You are saying is if I were to sli the SeaHawk I'd have to customize my tubing? I do have dreams of doing a SLI eventually so if I'm gonna spend the 700 bones on a gpu i want to make sure not to waste it. I guess i was going for more of an all corsair build in my build just cause. I mean I did do a lot of research and ironically all the corsair equipment had extremely high and most times out performed the competition. But i'm beginning to wonder if going for an all Corsair Build is really worth it. Thanks for the help

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

i would not take a chance on it... if you want to watercool as much as possible in your system, i would rather suggest you to buy to non-watercooled GPUs and build a own custom watercooling system. You also could buy just 2 "normal" aircooled videocards. (would be easier)

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

just watch some reviews of the sea hawk like this: https://youtu.be/7DLEf-NllWg (HardwareCanucks) and watch out when they point out something about SLI

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah I've seen that i haven't come across anything about sli Seahawks. Ill have to do more research thanks!

  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

The psu is insanely overpriced, the SSD is insanely oveprriced, the ram is overpriced and what is this for?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I want to build a gaming computer mostly.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Well the i7 is a huge waste of money and the 32GB of ram is even a bigger waste of money, all you need is 8GB of ram for just gaming.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

But if he has the money to buy an i7, the i5 could be limiting sometime? Not sure, just a short thought.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Its not going to be holding him back at time soon and the i7 will also hold him back at some point in time just like the u5.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

if he decides to start heavy video editing then maybe xD xD (joking)

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

so would you say just go with the i5 4590, and run 8 gb of ram it would save me quite a bit of money

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-4590 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $191.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H110i GT 113.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $130.98 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z97-GAMING 5 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard $144.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage Corsair Neutron XT 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $269.99 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $756.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair 760T Black ATX Full Tower Case $169.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $199.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $59.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $96.45 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $174.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Corsair SCIMITAR RGB Wired Optical Mouse $79.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Corsair VOID 7.1 Channel Headset $129.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2433.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 17:46 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 3 points

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $259.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler $74.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ Micro Center
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $53.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $162.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $66.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $669.99 @ Amazon
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $98.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $103.86 @ Mac Mall
Optical Drive LG UH12NS29 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $59.98 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $96.45 @ OutletPC
Keyboard Corsair K95 RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $174.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Corsair SCIMITAR RGB Wired Optical Mouse $79.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Kingston HyperX Cloud Pro Headset $79.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2182.98
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 18:20 EDT-0400

Are you going to be overclocking?

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Either EA doesn't want anyone complaining, or the times are changing. Take your pick.

It runs perfectly fine with 8GB of ram at 60FPS, its EA doing it so no one can complain if they aren't getting the performance they want.

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  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

For about 2500 ish I can build you the perfect build. As for your parts I would recommend ddr4 and sky lake at this time.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

pcpartpicker here's an around 2500 build.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

If you want overkill here ya go pcpartpicker

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn that 3 way sli lol. What would need that? Thank you for the sharing tho it's helping me out with ideas. I really like the sea hawk gpu. From my research it's a really good one but I'm rather new in this. Is that sli capable?

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Idk just capable for a bit more.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

Going a bit overboard on the RAM, 16GB is plenty. I'd invest in a Core-i7 6700K and in making sure you don't have a lot of noise and heat.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $365.99 @ B&H
CPU Cooler Thermaltake Water 3.0 Extreme S 99.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $94.85 @ Amazon
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $6.39 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $179.99 @ Amazon
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $103.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung XP941 Series 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $159.50 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 980 4GB Superclocked ACX 2.0 Video Card $479.99 @ Micro Center
Case be quiet! Silent Base 800 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $129.98 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $149.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $96.45 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Rosewill Hyperborea 57.5 CFM 120mm Fan $13.71 @ Amazon
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan $24.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan $24.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan $24.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan $24.90 @ Newegg
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan $24.90 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1971.22
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1951.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-10-23 16:50 EDT-0400
  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

That thermal paste is bad.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

oh what's a good thermal paste please reccomend me one.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

The stuff that comes with the cooler, if some doesn't come with it I would recommend Gelid Extreme, its the best normal paste you can buy right now.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, so the 6700 is a 1150. I didn't realize it. I was just doing some research and the 4790 kept coming up as the most recommended. But it seems on here so far everyone is saying the 6700. I am concerned about heat. That is probably what I am most noob about. I plan on going as much watercooling as possible. The seahawk is water cooled. I was thinking about going with the MSI Z97 MPOWER MAX AC ATX LGA1150 Motherboard because it's watercooled too but i think the gaming 5 was supposed to be better for gaming. like I said idk

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

6700k is new lga 1151 not 50 and it's skylake.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

oh so I'd have to go with a different mobo ok I'll have to look into it. the Skylake is the name for the 6th generation intel cpu, the skyhawk is a corsair specialized msi gtx 98ti gpu. Just incase that's what you were wondering. Thank you for your help btw!

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

pcpartpicker this has your gpus you wanted and I added in an awesome keyboard and mouse combo (best thwee is) and you would only need a monitor. I also changed to a better motherboard and better ram.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

OH! That's a pretty cool build. I'mma have to do a ton of research just to learn more now! Thank you so much. I have that keyboard already and I have the Scimitar RGB Optical. I've been running a modded dell for gaming and I just want to upgrade to a real rig and i have the money to do it so why not right!?!! Thank you for all the help anything and everything any advice reccomendations will help me learn more so I'm very greatful.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

6700 is 1151. MSI motherboards & GPUs are GREAT for gaming, and water cooling does help with heat and noise.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

A air cooler will actually be quieter than a AIO cooler due to having less moving parts and being able to set the fan speed super low so its almost passively cooling, you can't really do that with a AIO cooler, that is just a myth and a cooler like a D15 is going to be just as good or better as a cooler like a H100i or something.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

That's not always true, for example if you use a bigger radiator you can set the fan speed of the radiator lower too and have the same result.

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

You have the pump making noise and you can't really passive cool with a radiator due to it moving the heat from the cpu via the pump and if you turn the pump off the heat is just going to build up, the air cooler has only one moving part, where as a AIO cooler has a pump and fans and a air cooler can passively cool due to there design.

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

I guess a real question is how much better would a $2000 or $3000 computer be rather a $500 or $1000

  • 56 months ago
  • 2 points

the difference would be in what resolution you want to play/work. 1000$ will be great for 1080p and 2000$ up is great for 4K

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, Thanks. I want to be able to have 4k for sure! I also want to make my rig a media center for movies. I also want to game, stream, and video edit. So i guess I should spend the $2-$3k

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