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First Custom PC build review from Hardware Wizards is gladly received

Deathcake

62 months ago

pcpartpicker

The PC is for gaming, and I made it possible for future upgrade, when the time comes for that.

Anything more needed? Better parts?

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  • 62 months ago
  • 3 points

i5 > i7 for gaming

and you don't need 16gb of RAM for gaming, though if you want it then this set is about $40 less: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmy16gx3m2a1600c9r

Mobo can only do 2-way SLI, 1000W PSU is waaaay overkill for something drawing 500-550W (after SLI). Could probably save a lot with a smaller one like this: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-220g20750xr

If you want to keep the wattage, this'll shave off about $100: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/evga-power-supply-120g21000xr

Also can't find a price on that mobo :/

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

Which i5 would you recommend then?

i should probably have told that i live in denmark (europe) so it can be hard to get parts from overseas and the (probably one of best) supplier in denmark (I plan to use for easy ordering and service) are limited to fewer parts than the American market (which is why i have chosen these parts specific), also the reason for the overkill PSU is that i plan to carry it with me for future build(s)

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes only 8Gbs is needed for current triple A games on ultra (more like 5GBs really). I also agree the PSU is overkill. Theres a nice £30 500W 80+ certified on the system...USE THAT. maybe use the 500W Corsair bronze if you want to splash.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

i5 4690k I think TehGuy is spot on. http://de.pcpartpicker.com/p/ypWmWZ

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

The main difference between the i5 4690k and the i7-4790K is hyperthreading, 2 Mb of L3 cache and 0.5 GHz in standard clock speed? other than the ≈ $100 saving in choosing the I5.

in benchmark the I5 get 7,742, and the I7 11,288 how does that affect gaming? source: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

I have never tried to overclock and therefore don't know how it affect the CPU mostly lifetime wise

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

The i7 may tests higher but for gaming the i5 tests plenty.Overclocking can be addictive, be very careful! Watch your temps to keep the cpu in good shape. http://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/core_i5_4690k/ http://hwbot.org/hardware/processor/core_i7_4790k/

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

anything on the other hardware? (other than PSU) things like thermal paste?

One other thing are there a significant change from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz, I have only had mid-range PC's so far, making this my first real good PC

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

That cpu cooler might come with thermal paste but idk, if not just get some Artic MX-4, Gelid or Prolimatech PK-3 or similar. Put fans everywhere. 4.5ghz is a nice place to be, higher is better.

  • 62 months ago
  • 1 point

as far as i can see, there are fans with the case from the suppyler, not all the slots but fans never the less. And thanks for using your time to guide a newcomer to PC building.

  • 62 months ago
  • 2 points

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/HPG2TW I got a i5, 8gb ram and a massive case.

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