38 months ago
Hello all - thanks for helping me along with my selection and learning process. My next question is related to manufacturers -
Is it wise to match components for the same manufacturer IE: Gigabyte Motherboard and GPU EVGA Motherboard, RAM, PS, GPU Asus, MSI, Corsair, etc...
I do not know enough about any of the manufacturers to make an educated selection (yet) but was wondering if there is any functionality a manufacturer passes from motherboard to GPU if they are the same - Integrated into their dashboards or BIOS settings - or will the (example) the MSI Gaming app for their GPU work just as well with a Gigabyte Motherboard as it will with a MSI motherboard?
With a follow on question, (and man this is NOT meant to start a flame war) I know their are ENTHUSIASTS of specific manufacturers - I get that , I can discuss motorcycles all day long for favorites - but are there motherboards, GPU, PS, RAM (all parts associated with a build) manufactures that are considered better than others? Or does it boil down to personal preference - I like Intel over Killer E2400 network connection , (ore even I like this color over that color) so manufacturers A, B C and D have Intel so pick any of those and you'll be OK.....?
As an example of what is driving my question, I looked at my latest selection of parts, and realized it looked like a Skittles monster puked inside the case, red, blue, brown, white and imagined it unappealing to look at for the next 4 or 5 years so I changed things up to have predominately monochromatic black/white scheme, and now has me wondering if changing a Gigabyte GPU to a ASUS a non issue or do I need to go back to "alike" manufacturers for a better system build and smoother integration in the long run.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||$240.98 @ Newegg|
|CPU Cooler||CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler||$46.99 @ Newegg|
|Motherboard||Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||$193.98 @ Newegg|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory||$94.99 @ Newegg|
|Storage||Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$306.07 @ Newegg|
|Video Card||Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card||$414.98 @ Newegg|
|Case||Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case||$129.55 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$107.98 @ Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit||$99.99 @ Newegg|
|Monitor||Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 165Hz Monitor||$799.99 @ Newegg|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
|Total (before mail-in rebates)||$2475.50|
|Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 14:26 EDT-0400|
As usual - thanks for your input.