39 months ago
I would really appreciate it if yall could give me advice on what to change if anything
What are you looking use this PC for?
Also, Samsung 850 EVO > 840 EVO :p
Thanks for the advice!
Are you sure you need 32gb of RAo juM? You won't need that expensive of a psu. I'd recommend usb disc drive unless you use it a ton. Those look like some loud fans for not much gain but idk too much about fans (hard tdge without much standard).
What are you making this for? as that would help determine parts needed better
Im in engineering so its to run engineering programs and gaming
id say 16gb would probably get you by just fine. Find a 2x8gb set for now. If it turns out you need more just buy another 2x8 set. Saves a lot of money up front especially if you dont know what amount of RAM the programs need (and for gaming 8-16gb is pretty much max needed atm).
I would not buy those fans. If you put the kraken on the front then just put the included 200 on the top and you should be fine. If you put the kraken on the top then you cant put 2x200 on the front (and one is already included). So really you wont be able to put those fans anywhere good. saves $40
as others mentioned 850 evo faster and cheaper than the 840.
that psu was just way overpriced. plat really doesnt give you much at all over gold. if they were the same price id say go for the plat, but they are not even close. I selected a few here and it should just autosort to the one that is currently the least expensive. EVGA G2 and Corsair RMx are both excellent choices.
and again id recommend no dvd drive (or at least get a usb external one) but thats up to you
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Shaved off a ton of money without really any performance loss. Now you can either pocket the cash or put it back into things like larger ssd, gtx 1080, new monitor, etc.
Thank you SO much for this critique. I really appreciate this help!
np. happy to help
If you'd use a cheaper SSD and cooler, 16 GB Ram, you could take a 1080 instead which is a much better investment...
Thats a good point
I think the place you can save the most money is the MOBO. Z170A Krait has all the features I would imagine you want from the M7 at about $80 cheaper. Agreed with above posters on saving $$$ on RAM and PSU as well. I upgraded the SSD to a 500GB 850 series bc it was only $20 more and also upgraded you to the base version Strix 1080. Also you probably don't need all those fans since the case has a front and rear included--the X61 is obviously plenty for the CPU and the GPU is also fan cooled. I took them out bc I think they're overkill for the system but of course you can put them back in. All in all greatly increased future-proof potential at no loss of performance loss for $50 cheaper. Don't forget the wifi card, but even then you're only at $1750. If you swap out that red RAM for some white sticks you can have a really sick white-and-black themed setup.