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First Custom. Help?

by rmonsterz


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  • #1: First Custom. Help? (27 months ago)


So I recently came to a decision that it was time to just build a desktop after gaming for so long on my school laptop. Just a little disclaimer, but I have little to no experience what-so-ever when it comes to building a pc. Originally I wasn't planning on spending as much as this, but I figured that the computer would be good to me for the next 3-4 years. As far as this build goes, I based it off the manirelli's "Excellent Build" and added a bit of a touch to it. And as far as what I'm planning on doing with the computer, I plan on gaming heavily on this pc as well as recording or streaming gameplay. So if you could, please let me know what you think. I'm struggling with whether or not I need that much power for my power supply as well as whether or not my motherboard of choice was the best I could get for the $150 dollar price range.

Edit: Also what do you guys think about Gigabyte's G1 1070 vs EVGA's SC version? A lot of what I've found with the cards is that Gigabyte's 1070 tends to almost outperform its other counterparts, even if it is just by a little. And when it comes to cooling, I read that the Gigabyte's version with its 3 fans almost perform better. However, I find EVGA's version a lot more visually appealing especially with my build so far.

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Estimated Wattage: 297W
Component Selection Base Promo Shipping Tax Price Where
CPU $313.90 FREE $313.90 OutletPC Buy
CPU Cooler $116.49 $24.38 $140.87 Amazon Buy
Motherboard $299.89 FREE $299.89 OutletPC Buy
Memory $121.99 Free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime $121.99 Amazon Buy
$173.96 FREE $173.96 Newegg Business Buy
Video Card $399.89 -$50.00 FREE $349.89 OutletPC Buy
$50.00 mail-in rebate
Case $89.99 -$20.00 FREE $69.99 Newegg Buy
$20.00 mail-in rebate
Power Supply $129.89 FREE $129.89 OutletPC Buy
Base Total: $1646.00
Mail-in Rebates: -$70.00
Shipping: $24.38
Total: $1600.38
* Using your selected merchants and only including nearby in-store pickup prices)
* Some physical dimension restrictions cannot (yet) be automatically checked, such as cpu cooler / RAM clearance with modules using tall heat spreaders.

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LemonComputers 1 point 27 months ago

The Parts List Opinions Wanted subforum is a better place to ask for parts list opinions and suggestions.

Anyways, your build is completely solid and earns my approval other than the Samsung 840 EVO SSD which is outdated and should be replaced with a newer 850 EVO SSD.

rmonsterz submitter 1 point 27 months ago

Ahhh thanks, just wasn't sure where to go.

Only reason I'm using it is because I have it at the moment as an external drive and I'm planning on repurposing it. But thanks for the input.

LemonComputers 1 point 27 months ago

Only reason I'm using it is because I have it at the moment as an external drive and I'm planning on repurposing it. But thanks for the input.

If you already have it, then there's no reason not to use it...just that if you were to be purchasing it, the newer SSD would be faster and better.

rmonsterz submitter 1 point 27 months ago

Also, as far as the power supply is 750w too much? I may consider doing an sli set up so would the extra wattage be safer to go with? (rather than the original 550w)

Thanks again.

LemonComputers 1 point 27 months ago

It would be somewhat more inefficient, but there is no such a thing as "too much wattage," because the power supply's wattage specification is a rating of how many watts the PSU is capable of supplying.

rmonsterz submitter 1 point 27 months ago

Ahh okay.

Also, I mentioned before repurposing an SSD of mine, however, I'm not sure if the required cords would come included as a spare of the sort with everything else. In the "Excellent build", I didn't see that any other parts were ordered with the SSD for hooking it up. So, should I be safe or are there additional cords I need to order?

LemonComputers 1 point 27 months ago

I think you should probably be fine.

Note: Wattages are estimates only. Actual power draw may differ from listed values.
Component Estimated Wattage
Intel - Core i7-6700K 4 GHz Quad-Core Processor 11W - 91W
Corsair - H100i v2 70.69 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler 10W - 15W
Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2400 Memory 11W - 11W
Hitachi - Ultrastar 7K3000 3 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive 4W - 20W
Samsung - 840 EVO 500 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive 2W - 10W
Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB G1 Gaming Video Card 37W - 150W
Total: 75W - 297W