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One last look before buying.

Deafmetalman

37 months ago

Hello everyone,

I've made a few posts over the last few days asking questions and opinions on certain topics. Tomorrow, I'll be heading out into the world to hopefully buy everything I need... But... My extreme worry and paranoia won't allow me to shop for these things without one last, "yes, it's fine. You're not wasting your money"...

Below will be my finalized part list which, assuming all things go well, I will be out buying tomorrow.

Just a few last minute questions -

Is the CPU cooler listed appropriate and enough? Should I liquid cool at all, considering I'm a complete novice?

Is there any real different between the 750 Samsung Evo SSD and the 850 Samsung Evo SSD?

I've changed the power supply a number of times, going from 750W to 650W, Gold to silver, Etc... 600W should be more than adequate for my needs, my question is. Is the effciency rating on the PSU really that impactful? The one I've chosen is only Bronze certified, from my understanding it's not really an issue, but thought I'd run it by here anyway.

I know I'm probably being overly cautious, but I'd really appreciate one last thumbs up from someone.

Any other issues, any at all, small or large, regardless of cost; let me know please.

Edit - I'm increasingly unsure about watercooling. The air cooling i'm looking at is http://au.pcpartpicker.com/product/xxphP6/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhl9i As I've heard good things. Is this better? Would it be adequate?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $317.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Seidon 120V 86.2 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $78.10 @ Skycomp Technology
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $233.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $96.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $124.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card $599.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $49.00 @ Scorptec
Power Supply Silverstone Strider Plus 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.00 @ Umart
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $129.00 @ IJK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $379.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2240.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 22:09 AEDT+1100

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

120mm liquid coolers are not worth it as you can get for similar price an air cooler that performs the same or better.

The 850 evo is very expensive, just get the MX300 which is larger and cheaper.

Yep efficiency rating means nothing as the important thing is that you look for a good psu that uses good components. So i could give you examples of bronze units that are better than gold units. Just so you know for this build a 500-550 would be fine even if overclocked to max and with a 650 watts you can run two 1070s. I would defintely get a better psu.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $317.00 @ Shopping Express
CPU Cooler Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler $55.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $233.00 @ Shopping Express
Memory Kingston FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $96.00 @ CPL Online
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $97.00 @ Shopping Express
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card $599.00 @ Shopping Express
Case Deepcool TESSERACT BF ATX Mid Tower Case $49.00 @ Scorptec
Power Supply SeaSonic S12II 620W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $116.60 @ Skycomp Technology
Optical Drive LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer $19.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $129.00 @ IJK
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $44.00 @ Shopping Express
Monitor Asus VG248QE 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $379.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2197.60
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-11 22:56 AEDT+1100
  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Corsair CX550M for >$92

Corsair CX650M for >$107

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Great choices not showing up on pcpp.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I know. I am pretty sure it is just a bug or something. They are still really good value in Australia.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes they are....

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the list, I really appreciate it. Do you think there will be an issue with the case? I've had my reservations about it due to the price and has been stated before it may no be a good fit..

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Its a Budget case and for what it is... its fine.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

As far as I'm concerned It doesn't bother me what the case looks like. I read that it was roomy and easy to work in. It has bays for an optical drive and has case fans. Am i missing something?

I don't mind getting a better case, I just didn't see a purpose for it.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you are fine then its ok. I dont think you will have issues. If heat was a problem then you can add more fans.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I will be getting the CXM PSUs, as I can get those locally for good price. Still struggling with a case though, I will be buying everything in store which will limit my choices of course. Perhaps I'll have to order one online, or I'll just peruse the local establishments and see what they have.

Thanks again.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll try and keep that in mind, thanks.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Every thing is good, Just take away the CD-ROM, the os, and, the cooler and replace it with a corsair if possible. now for the OS, you could put it on an usb drive, they do make usb CD-ROMS.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That seasonic unit is not available for that price. I dont know why it shows as available in that store.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

That actually looks perfect, and I can get it locally for that price as well. Thanks.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for the revised list, really appreciate it. I understand the point about the case, but that one doesn't have space for an optical drive, right? I'd prefer to have one, as the internet in Australia blows, and the OS will be on disk.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I use an optical drive so im not going to tell you not to buy one.. But for OS installation, i would recommend installing from an USB drive created from Microsoft tool as you will get the latest available version. The DVD will have an older build.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

As for PSU check the reply to my posted build from Monitor. Both CX550 and CX650 will great choices.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I originallly looked into installing from USB, but everywhere seems to be out of stock in a 50k radius from me. I may have to extend my reach, thanks.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You just need a 4gb usb drive. Download tool from Microsoft and it will create the installer. Even the usb Windows installer sold in stores may be outdated. So just create your own installer, then use they key that came with DVD. Check link i posted.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh.. I see.. Was unaware. Thanks again!

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

How do you get that light grey text?

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

iknow this

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