62 months ago
Hello all! I'd greatly appreciate opinions on this build, it's the first time I will order computer parts online so I'm a tad hesitant (mainly because I live outside the US and RMAs might be a hassle) On the same note, I live in Costa Rica, a tropical country, sometimes it gets quite hot and humid here. So cooling is specially important for me, hence why I'm willing to pay the extra $50 for the golden edition of the 970x GPU because is has a copper heatsink. Do you guys think this is a good move, or should I invest on some more fans or other way of cooling?
I'm a digital arts student, so apart from my gaming interests I'm aiming for good render times in 3D and design applications like Maya and Aftereffects. Nothing too fancy like a dedicated workstation with those Quadro GPUs, but still good and acceptable for a student and a gamer. Is this RAM memory adequate for these purposes?
Also, I have assembled PCs before but never applied an aftermarket cooler, and I was recommended the H100i for this CPU. For this I also need to get thermal paste, thermal material remover and a surface purifier, right?
My budget is of about $1600.
Thank you very much in advance for anyone who can help me out with this! And sorry if my questions may seem silly, I'm not too experienced in this yet.
|CPU||AMD FX-9590 4.7GHz 8-Core Processor||$282.98 @ NCIX US|
|CPU Cooler||Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler||$79.99 @ NCIX US|
|Motherboard||Asus Sabertooth 990FX R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard||$169.99 @ SuperBiiz|
|Memory||G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory||$159.98 @ OutletPC|
|Storage||Crucial MX100 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive||$98.98 @ SuperBiiz|
|Storage||Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive||$48.49 @ OutletPC|
|Video Card||MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Video Card||$406.13 @ Newegg|
|Case||Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced ATX Full Tower Case||$99.99 @ Newegg|
|Power Supply||EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply||$119.99 @ Newegg|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro - 64-bit (OEM) (64-bit)||$129.94 @ OutletPC|
|Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available||$1596.46|
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