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First build updated, is it good to go ?

okteril

38 months ago

Hi, I collected some feedback and updated my build.

Upgraded some parts (got liquid cooling, better motherboard, etc).

Upgraded PSU and Case so that I can go SLI if I want to.

Does it look good ? Something looks odd or wrong ?

Thanks in advance ! Here is the list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £309.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler Corsair H60 54.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £74.39 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £187.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £72.45 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £139.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £654.61 @ BT Shop
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case £88.12 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £116.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £28.95 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1800.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-10 20:36 BST+0100

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 3 points
  • you can get windows 10 on USB
  • not a good choice of cpu cooler and you don't need the full tower Pro either
  • the psu is overkill, even for SLI a 650 watt will do but the RMi 750 is priced good on amazon.uk
  • no sense getting the pricey motherboard as it offers nothing in performance vs most boards 30 - 50 pounds less
  • you can get an SSD that is faster or has better price/performance and price/GB than the 850 EVO and a 2TB hard drive

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £309.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £73.07 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170-PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £147.80 @ BT Shop
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £75.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Intel 600p Series 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive £143.91 @ BT Shop
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £56.65 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £654.61 @ BT Shop
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case £78.69 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £102.12 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £85.93 @ More Computers
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £28.95 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1756.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-10 21:40 BST+0100
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thank you.

I like the 2 TB HDD. I'll go with a bigger SSD as well (see my replies to others). For the PSU and case, I was advised to get this for when I want to go with SLI.

This CPU cooler seems to be indeed the one everyone suggests.

Last question about the OS. I have no idea what the best way to get Windows 10 is. You are talking about USB, does this means buy online and make a bootable stick ?

Thanks :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points
  • no reason to go for the full tower and 850 watt for SLI. they are useless bulk. the Pro M actually has better airflow through the main chamber due to it's design andis almost as big as the full tower. the only reason I even put the 750 watt in there is because of it's price being 1 pound more than the 650 watt. 6700k/1080 SLI systmes use around 450-500 watts max.
  • you had the OEM disk in there, but you don't have (or want) a disk drive in this build. so the windows I put comes ona usb drive. installs easy and faster.
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I think I put the disk more as a placeholder for the price. Basically I just need a way to get the OS on a USB stick if I understand correctly.

The 850W PSU is only a few additional pounds. I need to check that if this is really useless, but if that'll do then I might keep it that way.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Faster ram is only a couple o quid more.

Well reviewed 240mm water loop is the same price.

750gig ssd is only 10 quid more, or 30 quid cheaper is you wanna stay with ~500gig - http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/2VWrxr/crucial-mx300-525gb-25-solid-state-drive-ct525mx300ssd1

Maximus Hero boards are great but maybe a little high spec, I might look around for something 30-40 quid cheaper, I'm not really a mobo guy tho...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £309.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £73.07 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £187.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £74.23 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £150.96 @ BT Shop
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £42.99 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £654.61 @ BT Shop
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case £88.12 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £116.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £28.95 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1811.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-10 21:09 BST+0100

edit. oh yah, what kind of monitor are you using?

edit. Oh going from your other thread (which you coulda continued using?) you have 1 1080p/60hz monitor, a gtx 1080 is so far overkill for that spec i can't even tell you, iirc a 1060 is the current sweet spot card for that kinda monitor, 1070 if you wanna be "futureproofered", still would be boffo overkill for the immediate future tho.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi thanks.

Current monitor is indeed 1080 60 Hz but I plan to get a better one soon. So I'm planning the GPU accordingly.

Everyone in this thread is recommending this water cooling so I guess I'll go with that.

Nice find on the SSD and RAM as well.

I guess I wanted to keep things separated between the old versoin of the build and this one, hence the new thread.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

NP man :D

What kind of monitor do you think you'll upgrade to and when?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably by end of the month.

1440 or 4K. Not decided yet. At least I intend to try those sweet 144 fps. From what I understand, with one 1080 I can expect 1440 144 fps or 4K 60 fps.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Cool beans. Personally I'd prolly go 1440p/144hz (maybe gsync if you're richie rich :D ) as 4k seems a bit too much like epeen to me unless you're doing hardcore productivity & need the screen estate.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice =)

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, thanks for the review.

What is the difference between the PSU I suggested and yours ?

As for the SSD, I think I'll go with the one suggested by xPat, same price but more space.

I am not sure for the MOBO, I need to look around about that. Thanks for the suggestion :)

Edit: This motherboard does not seem compatible DDR-4 3000. Or is it just me ?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the thorough response, that's very helpful.

I wondered about compatibility because if you go to the PC Part Picker page of the motherboard (here: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/bzNypg/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz170xgaming7 ), you can see under "Memory type" that there is "DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2800 / 3200" while the other card ( http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/tBZ2FT/asus-motherboard-maximusviiihero ) has "DDR4-2133 / 2400 / 2666 / 2800 / 3000 / 3200 / 3300 / 3400".

I am wondering what the difference is then. But if it is indeed compatible I'll go with that.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Indeed the pc part picker page doesn't seem exhaustive.

I'm giving you my updated list, what do you think ?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor £309.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler ARCTIC Liquid Freezer 240 74.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £73.07 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £189.95 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £75.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £153.89 @ Amazon UK
Storage Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £56.65 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £654.61 @ BT Shop
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case £88.12 @ Amazon UK
Power Supply Corsair RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £116.99 @ Amazon UK
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit £84.98 @ Novatech
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter £28.95 @ Amazon UK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1832.20
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-11 19:06 BST+0100

Thanks :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Why the PSU change?

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

It's not necessarily better than that RMx

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

There's no doubt the G2 is excellent, but the RMx is just as good for less

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The sale of these keys violate Microsoft ToS. Please do not advertise them on this site

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Working does not mean legit.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

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