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Fractal Design Define C build for moderate OC

fudun

37 months ago

Hi!

Any opinions on this build? PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler Noctua NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler $79.87 @ NCIX US
Motherboard ASRock Z170 OC Formula ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $218.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $109.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $329.00 @ B&H
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $598.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fractal Design Define C ATX Mid Tower Case $94.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $82.00 @ Amazon
Monitor Acer Predator X34 34.0" 100Hz Monitor $1260.44 @ Amazon
Headphones Philips X2/27 Fidelio Headphones $286.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $3505.12
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $3470.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-11-16 15:08 EST-0500

I really like the new Define C, but I am also considering the Mini (mATX) version. I will never have more than 2-way SLI, so I could do with a mATX if there are any reasonably priced, good overclockers out there.

If I go for Mini - perhaps I should stick to a Founders Edition GPU? Chose the Gigabyte because it is the cheapest 1080 in Norway at the moment.

I'm not in a rush, so I will wait for Black Friday to see if there are any extreme offers fitting my build. I might also wait for the new Kaby Lake CPUs.

I should probably mention that noise is a priority for me, so I will stick to aircooling even though I will want to be able to OC occationally for some games and certain work tasks.

Comments

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Your are so damm rich

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Haha, probably won't be as rich after building my new rig though.

I AM actually trying to keep things at a reasonable cost. I will go for the 960 Evo SSD, but it wasn't available in pcpp at the moment.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

You probably can cut some costs by getting slower RAM, you probably won't notice too big of a difference in performance, but your wallet will notice the price difference

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I was under the impression that I could get a performance gain from faster RAM (especially if I go for SLI later on). I've changed to 3200Mhz now, not much difference in price where I live if I go lower than that.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

faster RAM typically helps in things that tax the CPU

although I don't know if it would help with SLI

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

The only holy crap issue I see is your PSU, it's pretty iffy quality and is only for people going with budget builds, not something over 2K. I would recommend something like an EVGA G2, G3, or GS or for Corsair the RMx or Rmi series. 550 watts should be fine

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, I already have that PSU, so was hoping it could last another couple of years. I guess the real issues with this will show when I start pushing the OC limits and need stable voltages? Or are the other reasons the PSU will be a problem?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Id say you have the money get a psu more reliable and sell or keep that one for a spare. I have seen a lot of bad reviews about the csm psus I don't have any experience with em though.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

It isn't that high of quality, there could be problems when you push it a little

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Can you elaborate on what kinds of problems to expect?

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Have to 2nd the opinion that a Corsair RMx Power Supply would better match the build. Others might disagree but I would do the RMx 750 because I always go higher on my Power Supply so it doesn't have to work as hard keeping it quieter.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll keep that in mind. Is there any risk that my current PSU could damage any hardware while overclocking? If not, I'm considering to stick with it until I see any unstability and then get something better.

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  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice! I think the Z170M is spot on for my build - switching to Define C Mini.

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, bummer - I see now that the m.2 port on the Z170 OC Formula is covered by the graphics card. That probably means SSD throttling.

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