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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this build?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Most builds can go without a sound card unless you're big on audio. Mostly a preference in my opinion.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions on this build?"

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

If you don't mind sacrificing screen size I would recommend the Asus VG248QE monitor. Its 24" but has a 144hz refresh rate and is about 150 bucks cheaper than what you'd pay for the Samsung. Even better if you have the desk space and run dual monitors. That 980ti can certainly handle it.

I second aldzilla's SSD suggestion. Are you only putting the OS on it? A 250GB SSD will be enough and can be cheaper certainly if you use that 2TB for games and media.

Any specific reason for choosing a sound card?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First watercooling build"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Okay so i'm back with a slightly revised and slightly cheaper list. I ditched the Corsair PSU, the Asus motherboard, and the Asus monitor (I will just use the second monitor from my dual setup I have now) . I also switched out the K70 RGB keyboard for the Strafe which saves me about $30 (lol saving where I can). I also added my tubing to the list.

Guyssssss......I really want to keep the Dominator Platinums simply because of aesthetics. Especially if I get the light bar. I know, I know. Shame.

Oh and also forgot to update the GPU water block on the list.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Micro Center
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $108.95 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $279.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card $638.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Thermaltake Core P5 ATX Mid Tower Case $135.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ NCIX US
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $85.49 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I 802.11a/b/g/n/ac PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter $29.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F042-PL12SW-A 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan $24.69 @ Amazon
Case Fan Thermaltake CL-F042-PL12SW-B 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan $57.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $149.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse Corsair M65 RGB Wired Laser Mouse $59.99 @ B&H
Other EK-CoolStream XE 480 (Quad) Radiator $122.99
Other EK-RES X3 400 Reservoir $69.99
Other EK-XTOP Revo D5 PWM - Plexi (incl. pump) $119.99
Other EK-UNI Pump Bracket (120mm FAN) Vertical $13.49
Other EK-FC980 GTX TF5 - Nickel GPU Water Block $128.99
Other EK-Supremacy EVO - Nickel CPU Water Block $77.99
Other PrimoChill 1/2in. Rigid PETG Tube 12 x 36in. – Clear $29.95
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2693.31
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $2663.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-21 12:56 EDT-0400

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First watercooling build"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely going with the power supply suggestion you guys made. I've made myself so afraid of cheaping out on the PSU that I pretty much spend what I don't have to I guess. XD Chose the TF5 980 because I have the 970 TF and its a nice card so I stuck with what I know, but man is that G1 MASSIVE. Love it.

For the motherboard I forgot to mention I planned to get the green Core p5 case which limits my selections if I want to keep a nice color scheme. Most parts seem to have that same old black/red thing going on. To counter this, I'm just going to get the black case and change my planned colors. The Asus Hero Alpha was actually my second choice so it's good to have a suggestion on that.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Retrieving old hard drive contents"

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup sure enough IDE. Thanks for the links!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Okay I don't know anymore Help please..."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

It looks like you can get a 750W psu for nearly the same price as the 650W. That should be an easy choice. I see someone already recommended the 750W on your last thread.

Another 16GB of RAM? So a total of 32GB? It really depends on your primary use for this build. I don't see gaming (if that's your aim) needing that much RAM.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the corsair K70 usb 2.0 or 3.0?"

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Can confirm, the RGB K70 does not have the passthrough.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Noob question about using 2 cards at once."

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

You can use 2 cards, but they have to be the same series and model. GTX960+GTX960 or GTX970+GTX970

Comment reply on HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

  • 56 months ago
  • 1 point

Save, save, save! Or plan a budget build. :)

Comment reply on Swatop113's Completed Build: Ripley

  • 57 months ago
  • 2 points

Great build. I'm jealous of that deal you got on the Dominators haha.

Comment reply on HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you guys talking about the psu fan? Or the led? I wasn't sure about the led because it didn't have the arrows like the other fans indicating whether it was intake or not.

Comment reply on HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Gal. No prob, it's a really nice wallpaper.

Comment reply on HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I was worried about my gpu because I was getting 58c idle. But changing the fan speeds pretty much fixed that and I'm getting similar temps (2 or 3 degrees higher) than yours. I haven't overclocked yet.

Comment reply on HashSlingingSlasher's Completed Build: First Build ?(?????)?

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks! Couldn't find the exact place I downloaded it so I uploaded it for you. http://imageshack.com/a/img901/4228/61rYu1.jpg

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sounds like a headache lol but I am completely out of ideas at this point. Thank you for your help!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I think you're right about it possibly being the cooling system on the card itself. From my understanding the fans on the Twin Frozr cards are supposed to spin when needed, but sometimes mine start for about 5 seconds then stop. It's doing it right now and i'm only streaming music and typing this. I'm new to the RMA process, is it as simple as sending the card back and getting a replacement?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry for the late reply. I hope you can still help me. Thermostat is set at 75F. There's 6 fans total. 2 front, 1 rear 140mm fans that came with the case. I also installed a 120mm fan at the bottom of the case next to the power supply. And the CPU cooler mounted to the top of the case has 2 120mm fans.

The pc is on top of a glass desk and in the corner but there's a good amount of space between the desk and wall.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Update: Flipped the psu. So this is right after start up: https://imageshack.us/i/iprsnUgij Then I opened my browser and watched the temperatures for a few minutes. Now its between 56C-57C.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

The room temperature may be around that. I have no way to check. Haven't started up any games yet or anything except the browser. I took the screenshot before even opening that. Going to flip the psu and come back with an update.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU fan is facing up. I thought it would pull heat away from the gpu. I'll flip it over and check any changes >.< Thanks for the links.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "High GPU temp?"

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

I thought so :( I'm not sure what to do about it? I turned off 1 monitor and i'm still getting the same temps.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "HDD Help :("

  • 57 months ago
  • 1 point

Found the answer. Had to partition and format the drive.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I start building? (So excited)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 2 points

Great! Thanks a lot guys. I'll be back for sure if I have anymore questions.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I start building? (So excited)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

How do I proceed with out windows?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can I start building? (So excited)"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it does. i5 4690k.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "G.Skill Ripjaws X or Sniper Series?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks a lot! I've decided to order the Kingston Fury. +1

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for explaining. Based on this I did change the monitor again to the Acer GN246HL which has 1ms response time and 144hz refresh rate. It's also cheaper. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umfg6aab01

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Just from seeing what people were saying on these forums :/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a good question that didn't really cross my mind because I'm new to this. But I am considering the AOC q2963pm now which is a 21:9 wide monitor. http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-q2963pm

Comment reply on Forum Topic "A good widescreen monitor?"

  • 58 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you, after reading around I learned IPS is recommended for gaming anyway.

Comment reply on CuPoS4's Completed Build: Newbie's First Gaming Build

  • 59 months ago
  • 2 points

Looks awesome. I actually just added that led controller to my build list thanks to you. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this build complete? Help"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. I see there were a few things I didn't really need (i7, fan controller) to cut back on price.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is this build complete? Help"

  • 59 months ago
  • 1 point

What could be switched out to make it better?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First time build opinions"

  • 63 months ago
  • 1 point

No one? I don't bite xD

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