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manga_j

38 months ago

I just made this custom build. Opinions very much welcome :)

Any problems with this build overall? mainly in the power supply i chose and the builds overall watt consumption?

yay or nay?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £296.28 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler £69.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £127.43 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory £68.99 @ Ebuyer
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £84.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.43 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card £429.98 @ Novatech
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer £17.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Sound Card Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z 30SB150200000 OEM 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card £52.44 @ BT Shop
Wired Network Adapter Intel EXPI9301CTBLK PCI-Express x1 10/100/1000 Mbps Network Adapter £28.29 @ Amazon UK
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller £24.98 @ Amazon UK
Mouse SteelSeries Diablo III Wired Laser Mouse £9.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1498.63
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 23:08 BST+0100
Regards

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for replying

I'm a bit of an audiophile so i thought i might need the sound card but i guess the z170 can handle all my sound needs. Plus all that electrical interference wouldnt be soo good i guess.

As for the network adapter I don't need it at all.

Just updated it now; what do you think? :)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £296.28 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler £69.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £127.43 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £78.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £84.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.43 @ Amazon UK
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card £429.98 @ Novatech
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £89.99 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £70.97 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24D5MT DVD/CD Writer £17.47 @ Scan.co.uk
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Fan Controller NZXT Sentry Mix 2 Fan Controller £24.98 @ Amazon UK
Mouse SteelSeries Diablo III Wired Laser Mouse £9.46 @ Scan.co.uk
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1427.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 23:53 BST+0100

I'm debating if i should upgrade the power supply from EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W to EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W?

Lastly should i change the MB to z170 pro instead? since it can use ddr4 3000 ram. Although the audio features on the z170-a seem more welcoming to me or are they both the same?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You would be fine with the 550. If you plan on using SLI in the future, then get an 850 G2.

Also, is this a gaming PC or are you going to be doing anything production/rendering wise?

If it's a gaming PC, just go for the i5 6600k. Gaming doesn't take advantage of the extra threads the i7 6700k provides. Programs like Adobe Premier, Sony Vegas, Photoshop, Cubase, etc. would.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for replying

I will be using it mainly for gaming, I chose the i7 6700k because it seems to overclock much higher than the i5 6600k. Then theres also the nagging voices in my mind telling me to keep up to date with the latest CPU for peace of mind since i will be owning it for the years to come. Then again the Graphics card is more important in that case.

What will stand the test of time is my real worry i guess? :)

I'm not sure if that's a bad reason for my choice but should i perhaps reconsider?

Thanks again

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have those voices too, but honestly, it's really not worth it if you're going to be JUST gaming. Save yourself the extra $100 and put that into a possible 1080, more storage, or a nice G-Sync monitor :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I guess you're right to be honest. Now my main concern is my motherboard. Do i choose the asus z170-a or the asus z170 pro?

The pro can use 3000mhz with the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory that i chose. Can the z170? since it's for gaming the pro sounds like a better bet? yay or nay?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

lol true. I'm not that much of a cheapskate... I don't think?

Oh right, my lastly question. Should I change the MB to z170 pro instead? since it can use ddr4 3000 ram. Although the audio features on the z170-a seem more welcoming to me or are they both the same?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

i'll give those links a read, thanks :)

Oh i see, i was wondering whether it mattered or not. Both seem nearly the same.

Now I've got to figure out which CPU i actually need. i chose the i7 6700k since it's the flagship and i assume it would have the most 'most mileage' in the years to come but will hyper threading really matter in the future for gaming. Then there's the i7 4790k which out performs higher in performance and single core processor. Lastly the i5 6600k which prob a better choice. (*sigh dilemmas lol)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh right I almost forgot. (Sorry for asking another question I know you answered this earlier but I just wanted to clarify it for myself lol).

You mentioned here that I should raise my ram to at least 2666mhz

But whether i get the i7 or i5 k series, my cpu can only support up to 1866/2133 mhz so won't it get down clocked to 1866/2133 mhz even if I get the 3000mhz ram listed on my build?

I guess I'm trying to ask if paying for the excess is worth it in that sense. Or is the fact that the motherboard can support up to 3400 mhz ram mean I can run it? For oc purposes?

Hope I made sense, that was my last question, if you see this :)

Thanks again

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