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Build comparison. Thoughts? Opinions?

ransak78

38 months ago

Hello PC Part Picker!

I am in the market for a new computer and as I am new to all this, the sheer number of parts and part combinations is quite a lot to take in. I'm looking to spend around $1300 for a 1440p gaming machine that I can also do some light video editing on. I've created two different part lists. The main difference between them is one is watercooled with a 1070 and the other is air cooled with a 1080 and less storage. But I don't really know what the performance differences between the two would be. So given the two options, which would you prefer? Feel free to offer any other criticisms or suggestions as well.

Thanks!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $240.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $104.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $79.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $434.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.11 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1324.01
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1284.01
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-05 19:47 EDT-0400

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $100.91 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair CXM 650W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $77.11 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1348.85
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1323.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-05 19:48 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Build 2 is better unless you need more than 512GB of storage or are heavily overclocking.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

My thought was that I could always buy more storage in the future when I really need it. And ideally I would like to get a stable overclock over 4.0 GHz. Do you think the H7 would be able to keeps the temps reasonable?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

From what i've heard, the H7 is a better looking and shorter Hyper 212 evo, with somewhat lower temps in some tests It's pretty good, and can surely handle 4GHz

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright, so I've modified the build based on all your insights so far.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $119.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.54 @ NCIX US
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1369.35
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1349.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-05 21:14 EDT-0400

We're approaching the very edge of my budget, but if it's worth then so be it. Does anyone know if the Ripjaws modules would have clearance issues with the H7? Also, does memory speed really matter at all? I've read a lot of conflicting things on the subject. For example would 3000 memory provide any benefit over 2400?

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