Most builds can go without a sound card unless you're big on audio. Mostly a preference in my opinion.
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?
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
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.
Yup sure enough IDE. Thanks for the links!
Monitor suggestion, also 1ms resp time and 144Hz: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe
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.
Can confirm, the RGB K70 does not have the passthrough.
You can use 2 cards, but they have to be the same series and model. GTX960+GTX960 or GTX970+GTX970
Save, save, save! Or plan a budget build. :)
Great build. I'm jealous of that deal you got on the Dominators haha.
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.
Gal. No prob, it's a really nice wallpaper.
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.
Thanks! Couldn't find the exact place I downloaded it so I uploaded it for you.
Sounds like a headache lol but I am completely out of ideas at this point. Thank you for your help!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Found the answer. Had to partition and format the drive.
Great! Thanks a lot guys. I'll be back for sure if I have anymore questions.
How do I proceed with out windows?
I believe it does. i5 4690k.
Thanks a lot! I've decided to order the Kingston Fury. +1
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.
Just from seeing what people were saying on these forums :/
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
Thank you, after reading around I learned IPS is recommended for gaming anyway.
Looks awesome. I actually just added that led controller to my build list thanks to you. :)
Thanks. I see there were a few things I didn't really need (i7, fan controller) to cut back on price.
What could be switched out to make it better?
No one? I don't bite xD