38 months ago
What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.
Hey guys, the main point of this build is to have a sleek looking but extremely silent build to take the place of a laptop packing a GTX 1070 that I got recently (XMG P507). Apart from the bleed on it's IPS screen, the fan noise during load I found to be rather annoying.
I'd like to max out on current gen games at 1080p 60fps but apart from that I'd also like it to be the computer I remote into from the office to run automated tests via multiple VMs. All while maintaining a low noise profile. I don't mind thermals so much, since winter is coming it could even double as a heater! Just has to be quiet enough.
What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?
Whatever is enough? I honestly don't have one. Just being realistic to my usage. A single GPU, i5-6600k system is most likely more than enough for me.
In what country are you purchasing your parts?
Ireland. UK only stores are no problem as there are forward shipping companies that do this for cheap.
|CPU||Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor||£213.34 @ Aria PC|
|CPU Cooler||CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler||£39.99 @ Ebuyer|
|Motherboard||Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard||£127.43 @ Amazon UK|
|Memory||Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (1 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory||£77.99 @ Ebuyer|
|Storage||Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive||£281.99 @ Novatech|
|Video Card||Palit GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GameRock Video Card||£559.92 @ Amazon UK|
|Case||Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case||£80.70 @ Amazon UK|
|Power Supply||Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||£89.99 @ Amazon UK|
|Sound Card||Asus Xonar DSX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card||£50.41 @ BT Shop|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts|
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Provide any additional details you wish below.
Two things I'd like to pick on:
- CPU: I could probably push it to 4.5Ghz stable, but would OC = more cooling needed = more noise? If so I could probably just go for the non unlocked version and keep it at stock? Then again, they both (6600 and 6600k) cost the same price.
- GPU: Granted I have no budget, I'd still like to keep costs low. Is the performance increase of the 1080 over 1070 really worth the extra 50% of the 1070's price? And what about noise?
- Sound Card: The main reason I went for the laptop I have now is due to the DAC in it by Sabre. Capable of driving high impedance headphones up to 600 Ohms, I'm not sure how this would work out or what to even go for in order to achieve similar experience I have with the laptop.
- Silence: If there are quieter alternatives to any of the parts here, I'd love to know