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First Computer Build - Need Opinions!!

Faustisse

37 months ago

The build's intent is really centered on the capabilities of rendering 1080hd-60fps videos in less than hour long increments, and streaming content in high quality without putting a strain on the CPU.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor $368.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler RAIJINTEK TRITON BLUE 100.5 CFM Sleeve Bearing Liquid CPU Cooler $89.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $168.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $184.99 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ B&H
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $429.99 @ Amazon
Case Corsair 760T White ATX Full Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.99 @ NCIX US
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
External Storage Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive $86.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1857.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 22:49 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

That CPU cooler is well known for it having issues with leaking. I would just get a Sytche Fuma for ~$50. that HDD is slow. Are you going to transferring tons of data at once? If not you don't need the 950 Pro. I would go for the i7 6800K. The case is missing a price. Why a external hdd?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for replying!

I'll swap out the cooler for something more reliable. The 950 pro SSD is based on a recommendation of a friend, but I wasn't aware that the HDD was slow; I'll swap that out. I'm not sure on the missing price of the case, but it's $160 on Amazon. And I have an external HDD because I'm a digital artist by trade; it's really more for a longtime security benefit on my files, since a lot of images I work with exceed 300 dpi in a large scale canvas resolution (so, generally they're into the gbs)

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

The 950 pro SSD is based on a recommendation of a friend

The main advantage of the Pro 950 compared to decent SATA based SSD's is it ability to move a ton of files very very fastly. When it comes to boot times and load times for programs and games it would be about the same as a decent SATA based SSD while having a horrible $/GB.

I wasn't aware that the HDD was slow

Its at 5900RPM, not the end of the world but you can definitely do better. Seagate has a 2TB 7200RPM HDD for around the same price.

I'm not sure on the missing price of the case, but it's $160 on Amazon.

Unless you are willing to die for the looks of the case I would suggest a new one. Its not that is a bad case its that you honestly aren't likely to make use of the extra room it offers over a mid tower case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6800K 3.4GHz 6-Core Processor $428.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG A80 128.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $123.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI X99A GAMING PRO CARBON ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard $319.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $156.21 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $169.98 @ Directron
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $73.80 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $408.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair Carbide 400C White ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ B&H
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ NCIX US
External Storage Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB External Hard Drive $89.00 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1975.83
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-24 23:16 EDT-0400

It has a better CPU, it has a AIO cooler since I figure if you are willing to go with a color scheme and spend this much it wouldn't hurt to get a AIO and remain within budget. It has cheaper RAM. A much bigger SSD. A decent GTX 1070 with a all white shroud on it. A much cheaper case that is still decent and will match your color scheme 750 watts is plenty even for SLI and overclocking. I had to ditch the optical drive since the case doesn't have a 5.25 bay.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, wow! The build is insanely impressive; it fits under everything I'm looking for specifically, and it's still similar to my previous build's budget.

I do appreciate the ideal of sticking to a guideline of aesthetic, since I'm very pro-active in an appealing office space. I was never too in love with the previous tower's case to begin with; really the only striking appeal that it had was the latch side door, which I prefer for just simple ease.

I'm honestly not heartbroken over the removal of the optical drive, since the inclusion of it was really a more "just in case" protocol. My current build has an optical drive, and I can only recall maybe three times that I've used it in the past year.

I appreciate the edits and changes overall; this build looks amazing! Thank you!!

  • 37 months ago
  • 2 points

I would go with 6700K or 6800K if you will overclock. For the cooler, any of the coolermaster or corsair ones are good. :)

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