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Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming Build - Revised"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The problem is that the cheapest PSU's are usually the dangerous ones, and when you start telling people that PSU selection doesn't matter that much they tend to go for the cheapest option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion in part list"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Matsozetex has a good point. The R3-1200 would probably be fine for you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion in part list"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

In order:

Purpose of build (gaming, workstation etc.)

Software/games it needs to run (and at what settings)

Resolution and refresh rate that it needs to run

Budget

The parts are then picked to provide the best performance for the budget, while keeping in mind quality and compatibility.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming Build - Revised"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You usually can't go wrong with power supplies.

PSU's are arguably the easiest part to get wrong, and definitely the most dangerous if you do.

From this review of the 650W model though, it looks like that is a great unit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinion in part list"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

No offense, but your build was a mess. Here is a decent gaming build for $1100 AUS:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1400 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $214.00 @ Shopping Express
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $116.00 @ IJK
Memory Kingston - FURY 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $149.00 @ PLE Computers
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $110.00 @ Umart
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $62.00 @ Shopping Express
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB Dual Video Card $319.00 @ IJK
Case Cougar - MX330 ATX Mid Tower Case $55.00 @ PCCaseGear
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $75.00 @ Shopping Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1100.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-12 21:08 AEDT+1100

I didn't actually intend to make a black and white build, but hey, it all worked out.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Build For 1080p 60FPS"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The B3 is actually a pretty bad unit, would recommend a CXM in this price range instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "All out First time"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Also if i would NEED a gsync monitor, or if freesync is fine

Gsync is for Nvidia cards, Freesync is for AMD cards. You have an Nvidia card, so Gsync would be the only option.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What deserves to be put on a ssd?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

When my 1TB blue fills up can i just go buy another one and pop it in and it'll work no problem?

Yes, you can attach as many drives as your motherboard has SATA ports. Plug it in, format it, and you're done.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions needed!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

the reason the GPU was expensive is because BitCoin stuff is rising again so GPU prices are reaaally high right now.

I am well aware of the current GPU crisis. The 1070 on your list was priced at over 600€, the 1070 Ti is a better card and, (at least in Germany,) over 100€ cheaper. If you can find a 1070 for about 400-450€ that would be a better deal.

I'm going with a 750W PSU to be able to maybe go SLI in the future or just so I can upgrade different things in the future.

SLI is poorly supported already and that support is only decreasing, so I can't really recommend it. Also, 550W is really all you need for this build, the 650W was already so you'd have space for upgrades.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first gaming PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Have fun building. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions needed!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Switched to the German PCPP, as that should be a bit more relevant than the US one. Swapped the AIO for a cheaper but very capable HSF cooler, removed the thermal paste as it isn't really necessary. The 1070 you had was pretty overpriced, found a reasonably priced 1070 Ti instead:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor €213.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler €76.32 @ Mindfactory
Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard €149.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €195.49 @ Mindfactory
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €89.75 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €167.89 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ARMOR Video Card €489.95 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case Corsair - Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case €91.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply €86.84 @ Mindfactory
Other Phanteks Black N Red Cable Extension Kit
Other NZXT 1m Red Sleeved LED Kit
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1562.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-11 22:50 CET+0100

Switched to the Focus Plus as 650W is plenty for this build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first gaming PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

would i be worth saving up for the extra money to get the better cpu or doesnt it matter all that much for gaming.

You could upgrade to an 8600K, but I don't think the extra power would make a big difference for you. The 8400 works fine for gaming.

also does running music in the background habe a big impact on the game preformance?

No, it doesn't. Very little if any.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on whether these part changes are worth it?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

The i5-8600K matches/outperforms the i7-7700K, the i7-8700K outperforms both, but is more expensive and usually not worth the extra cost.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on whether these part changes are worth it?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I noticed that you reccomended a different Mobo, can I ask what's the difference with the one I blindly picked?

I switched the 7700K for the newer (and better) 8600K, which requires the Z370 chipset. Also it's very red, and that kinda seemed like a theme.

I picked the ID cooling because I'm going for an all-red LED look. So I might go for a 240L later down the line

120mm AIO coolers kinda suck (expensive and not that good at cooling,) would recommend at least a 240mm, or go with a good HSF cooler. (Heat Sink & Fan cooler.) The AIO I picked is one of the better quality ones, though it isn't red.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first gaming PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

would overclocking be possible with this setup?

No. You'd need a "K" CPU, (like the 8600K.)

and how good would this setup be for normal use and gaming?

This would be a great build for 1080p-144Hz or 1440p-60Hz gaming at max settings. Wont do great with streaming, but will work well for general use.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Advice on whether these part changes are worth it?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Pretty much what Falcon said. Also if you want to use a AIO at least get a 240mm one:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $249.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair - H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $99.99 @ Corsair
Motherboard MSI - Z370 GAMING PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $121.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LED 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $189.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $0.00
Storage Western Digital - WD Green 1TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For $0.00
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case NZXT - H440 (Matte Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $0.00
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $661.91
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-11 00:08 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - any suggestions are appreciated!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Neither does the H80i, is that important somehow?

If a LED fan is important, there are plenty of options.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - any suggestions are appreciated!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I'm just more confused now...

The only LED fans in either your or my part list are in the case, and it's the exact same case.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1st Full PC Build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

There is an adapter here. Unless you are planning on serious overclocking just stick with the stock cooler the 1700 comes with, as its actually pretty good.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "first gaming PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Switched to the German PCPP, as I figured that would be a bit more relevant than the US one, managed to hit a €1200 budget:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8400 2.8GHz 6-Core OEM/Tray Processor €183.14 @ Mindfactory
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler €35.74 @ Amazon Deutschland
Motherboard MSI - Z370-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €103.24 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory €88.84 @ Mindfactory
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €89.75 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €59.36 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ARMOR Video Card €489.95 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case €81.83 @ Mindfactory
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply €77.25 @ Mindfactory
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1209.10
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-11 05:29 CET+0100

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - any suggestions are appreciated!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

What doesn't match up?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "White Out Build-2000$"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Uhh, if you want to get an inferior CPU just so you can get a specific mobo, go for it I guess.

You could get NZXT's new mobo, it is a bit expensive though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions needed!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I live in Sweden so I will order all parts from Newegg and/or other stores

Are you getting them shipped from the US to Sweden? I'd change a few things about this build, but it's really hard to make recommendations when I don't know whether a part is available or what price it is.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need opinions again..."

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

It essentially boosts your hdd speeds to almost the same as an ssd

What?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First build - any suggestions are appreciated!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

I usually don't recommend a 120mm AIO, but added it so that you have an exhaust fan

Or you could just add a case fan for the rear and go with a better HSF cooler, as that would still be cheaper:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $249.95 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $136.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $184.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $67.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.59 @ SuperBiiz
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Scythe - SY1225DB12M-P 74.2 CFM 120mm Fan $11.84 @ OutletPC
Monitor QNIX - QX2710 Evolution II Matte 27.0" 2560x1440 60Hz Monitor Purchased For $0.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $948.09
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-10 18:26 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Cupcake V. Cake"

  • 23 months ago
  • 6 points

Cupcake V. Cake

Also known as tragiktimes is hungry, third edition.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Getting caught up on resolution?!!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I want between 60-150fps since I will be getting a 144hz 1440p monitor

A i3-8100 or 8350K would be a better choice of CPU then, Ryzen doesn't do to well with high refresh. If you want to run games at ultra settings 1440p-144Hz, you'd need to go for a GTX 1080/1080 Ti as that's a pretty hardcore load for a GPU.

How would compare a Xbox One X at 4K resolution to a PC. Meaning, what settings (low,high,very high, Ultra) would you say the Xbox One X is, if it were a PC.

Hmm, that's not going to be an easy one to answer, so bear with me here. The One X runs at 30fps when in 4K, and I believe it uses some adaptive resolution tech as well to improve performance. The settings will vary with game as well, so there won't be a blanket answer to the question. I can compare a couple games I have played on PC with screenshots from the One X though:

Just Cause 3: Looks like medium settings, characters and vehicles look pretty similar to PC on ultra, but terrain and vegetation look pretty bad.

Destiny 2: Might be a bit different, but I can't actually tell aside from slightly worse AA. (which I improved with settings outside the game on PC.)

TLDR: I will vary from game to game, look up screenshots of the game for both PC and the One X for specific comparisons. Many PC games have extra settings beyond what is available for consoles, however.

Comment reply on JuiceAboveAll's Completed Build: BLU: A Work in Progress

  • 23 months ago
  • 3 points

That AIO is pretty overkill for a 1600X.

I just bought a G502 recently, and I'm loving it. :)

Comment reply on willow517's Completed Build: First Personal Computer Build 2018

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Unlocked CPU+AIO+B250 board is a very odd choice. I have to say I really like the look of the cooler though, liquid coolers are pretty sexy.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Getting caught up on resolution?!!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Get a CPU for the refresh rate you want: (60-240Hz)

Get a GPU for the resolution and graphics settings you want: (1080-2160p, low to ultra)

It sounds like you have a 1080p monitor, and I would guess that it's a 60Hz one as that's the most common.

With all that in mind, the R3-1200 is fine for 60Hz, a GTX 1060 is great for 1080p ultra settings. In short, your build should be great for what you want.

Note on the PSU in your build: the B3 is a poor quality unit, would recommend a CXM instead so you don't have to worry about your PSU toasting your computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pie!"

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need to OC my RAM?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I may be mistaken, but as I understood it 2667Mhz is the fastest RAM Ryzen "officially" supports, and anything faster than that is considered to be "overclocked." What I meant by "overclocked from the factory" was that (unlike a CPU) that "overclocking" is not done by the user but is set by the manufacturers and simply turned on by the user.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I need to OC my RAM?"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The RAM comes overclocked from the factory, that's what the 3200MHz means. (Stock speed is 2666Mhz for Ryzen, I believe.) You just need to enable XMP profiles in your BIOS when you set your computer up.

Also, Ryzen CPU's a a bit sensitive to RAM, what model specifically are you using? (Of RAM)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "4 GTX 1080Ti setup"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You can, (as long as you have a mobo that can support 4 cards,) but PCPP formats for SLI, and SLI only works with two cards.

Just add the extra cards as custom parts, and set them as video cards:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Motherboard Asus - ROG MAXIMUS X APEX EATX LGA1151 Motherboard $458.06 @ PC-Canada
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1086.38 @ Memory Express
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING Video Card (2-Way SLI) $1086.38 @ Memory Express
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING Video Card $1086.38
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB GAMING Video Card $1086.38
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $4803.58
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 15:20 EST-0500

Comment reply on Forum Topic "1050Ti 4GB vs 1060 3GB"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Video card prices, (and availability,) are a shitshow right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Pie!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 2 points

Peaches and cream cheese pie. It's the halfway point between apple pie and cheesecake.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[First build] Hopefully something for the next 5 years"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

A X370 board might be worth the extra cost if you want to do significant overclocking, as the B350 boards have limited headroom.

Thanks again for your help.

You're welcome!

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Build, could use some help."

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

That CPU is pretty old, there are better options available, and a 1050 Ti will struggle with 144Hz at 1080p. Made some changes to improve performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $265.00 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Scythe - Mugen 5 Rev. B 51.2 CFM CPU Cooler $47.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - Prime Z370-P ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $136.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial - Sport LT 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.68 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB XLR8 Gaming OC Video Card $309.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $108.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.59 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter Asus - PCE-AC55BT B1 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $33.19 @ OutletPC
Monitor Acer - GN246HL 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $189.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1506.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 03:11 EST-0500

The CPU is a bit of a compromise, as the 8600K will do great with the 144Hz gaming but isn't the best for streaming. Another option would be a R7-1700X, which would do much better for streaming but suffer in the high refresh gaming.

It's really, really hard to find a decently priced video card in stock right now, the one I picked is back-ordered. The 1060 isn't ideal for 1080p-144Hz either but it will do a lot better than the 1050, and the recommended 1070's are in the $500-550 range right now.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rig build thoughts (4K video editing / Adobe Premiere experience preferred)"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Based on Puget Systems recommendations. 32gb of RAM is actually the minimum listed for 4K editing:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor $388.89 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $89.79 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z370 Extreme4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $349.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $349.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $459.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $174.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda Pro 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $174.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $1019.99
Case Fractal Design - Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus - DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3532.15
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 02:58 EST-0500

Basically just changed the CPU cooler, PSU and windows. Yes, I know that's not a 1000W PSU. (Win Pro is really just for stuff like remote desktop, unless your client specifically needs it the home version will work fine.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Rig build thoughts (4K video editing / Adobe Premiere experience preferred)"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Erm... What's the purpose of this PC?

OP:

4K video editing / Adobe Premiere experience preferred

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First Gaming Build (need suggestions"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Made some general improvements to price/performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $196.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $76.98 @ Newegg
Memory Crucial - Ballistix Tactical 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $90.62 @ Amazon
Storage ADATA - Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $78.50 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $44.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB XLR8 Gaming OC Video Card $309.98 @ Newegg
Case Cougar - MX330-X ATX Mid Tower Case $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair - CXM (2015) 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $53.97 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link - TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $35.53 @ Amazon
Case Fan LEPA - LP-BOL12P-BL 81.5 CFM 120mm Fan $8.24 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1044.66
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 02:33 EST-0500

The R5-1600 comes with a decent cooler, and you don't need to worry about getting a nice board unless you want to overclock. 8gb of RAM is enough for gaming, 16gb is a bit more of a luxury. One stick allows you to upgrade to 16 easily in the future. Added a SSD to use for a boot drive, a cheaper case, better PSU and the non-OEM windows. Case fan is to go in the front bottom of the case, rear fan is included in the case. ODD was removed as optical drives are largely obsolete, and can limit case options. Would recommend an external drive instead.

(OEM windows is not intended for system builders, and lacks the transfer rights of the full version.)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Enough room in my case ? TUFmark1/DarkRock3/s340"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

For future reference, you can go to the page of your case, (or cooler,) scroll down to the bottom where there is a link to "see all completed builds" that use that component.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "First PC Build $3000"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You could do just fine with 650W for this build, and I would recommend the non-OEM windows:

Type Item Price
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $83.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $109.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts

Other than that this looks like an excellent build.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Opinions wanted for the list"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

The 8600K offers pretty much the same performance as the 8700K in gaming, and a good HSF cooler works just as well if not better for quiet cooling:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor $367.34 @ PC-Canada
CPU Cooler be quiet! - Dark Rock 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $100.68 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Motherboard ASRock - Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming K6 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $286.16 @ Vuugo
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $279.98 @ Amazon Canada
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $229.54 @ shopRBC
Storage Seagate - FireCuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive $127.10 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 Ti 8GB ROG STRIX Video Card $817.58 @ Newegg Canada
Case NZXT - S340 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $145.04 @ Vuugo
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $134.38 @ Newegg Canada
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full - USB 32/64-bit $212.28 @ Newegg Canada Marketplace
Case Fan Corsair - ML120 Pro 75.0 CFM 120mm Fan $25.74 @ PC-Canada
Case Fan Corsair - ML140 Pro 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan $39.18 @ Amazon Canada
Case Fan Corsair - ML140 Pro 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan $39.18 @ Amazon Canada
Other BenQ ZOWIE [New] 24-Inch 1080p LED Full HD 144Hz Gaming Monitor with S-Switch, XL-Series for eSports Tournaments and Professional Players (XL2430) $436.78 @ Memory Express
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $3240.96
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 00:04 EST-0500

For 1080p-144Hz the 1080 Ti is very much overkill, the 1070 Ti is still overkill but on a more reasonable scale. PSU was excessive, don't recommend OEM windows.

Note on the Video card: Pretty much every card everywhere is out of stock. That was the best one I could find that's actually available.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "[First build] Hopefully something for the next 5 years"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd say the R7-1700 is more powerful than you need, the 1600 should work fine. Changed a few things for better price/performance:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor €191.99 @ Amazon Deutschland
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard €90.68 @ Amazon Deutschland
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €180.58 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Crucial - MX300 525GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive €146.14 @ Amazon Deutschland
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive €43.10 @ Amazon Deutschland
Video Card Gainward - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB Video Card €306.15 @ Amazon Deutschland
Case NZXT - Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case €126.83 @ Mindfactory
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply €82.74 @ Mindfactory
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1168.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 05:45 CET+0100

If the memory is compatible (the board's support page omits my RAM's clock speed [3000] and refers to a qualified vendors's list which I can't find but some other models do have it specified;

Checked on MSI's website, its supported.

Is it worth saving 20 euros or so in some other less fancy / powerful PSU;

The focus plus is one of the best PSU's on the market, so I'd say its worth the cost.

How would my graphics card hold up with FIFA 19 and 20, since by what I've seen in three or four Youtube video, it does handle 18 at 1080P without any major hiccups;

A GTX 1060 or RX 580 are perfect for what you want.

And perhaps harder to answer - if I should wait for another month or two for any expected price drops.

Prices aren't expected to drop anytime soon, and in fact will likely continue to rise.

Thanks for reading, Andre

You're welcome. :)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Enough room in my case ? TUFmark1/DarkRock3/s340"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

This guy managed to fit the 165mm NH-D15 into that case, so it probably will fit.

Something else to check would be the RAM clearance with that cooler, as it overhangs the slots a fair bit.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My First Gaming PC"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Not sure what your budget is, but here is your part list with missing parts added and a few parts updated/improved:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i3-8350K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $177.59 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $29.90 @ Newegg Marketplace
Motherboard Gigabyte - Z370 HD3 (rev. 1.0) ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory GeIL - EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $159.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - A400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $49.99 @ Amazon
Video Card PNY - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $499.99 @ Best Buy
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.59 @ SuperBiiz
Monitor BenQ - XL2411 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor $249.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1420.03
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-07 23:19 EST-0500

Also, what do you guys think of this RAM instead of the one I am using: Adata XPG Z1 16GB DDR4 3000 CL16 (AX4U3000316G16-SGZ)

Sure, nothing wrong with it, and a bit more speed would be nice.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Another build"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I'll nitpick it a bit:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $196.97 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte - GA-AB350-GAMING 3 ATX AM4 Motherboard $84.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team - Vulcan 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $181.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $89.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card Purchased For $0.00
Case Corsair - 100R Silent ATX Mid Tower Case $54.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply SeaSonic - FOCUS Plus Gold 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.59 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $688.52
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-07 23:02 EST-0500

Faster RAM, an extra 35gb for $9 more on the SSD, and a cheaper PSU.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Your opinion before buying!"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Just to add on to what Sainted said, a few HSF coolers that would comparable in performance to a 240 AIO:

Scythe Mugen

Thermalright Macho

Dark Rock Pro

NH-D15

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Efficient gaming rig just over £1k"

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Fair few changes here:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor £159.54 @ Aria PC
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B350-PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard £81.96 @ Amazon UK
Memory Kingston - FURY 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory £167.20 @ BT Shop
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £76.46 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £35.99 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card £269.98 @ Ebuyer
Case BitFenix - Comrade ATX Mid Tower Case £30.95 @ Overclockers.co.uk
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 (EU) 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £75.63 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit £100.36 @ More Computers
Case Fan Cooler Master - SickleFlow 69.7 CFM 120mm Fan £4.98 @ Novatech
Monitor Acer - S242HL 24.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor £107.09 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1110.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-01-08 03:33 GMT+0000

The R5-1600 is great for 60Hz gaming, and is cheaper than the now-obsolete i5-7600K. No CPU cooler required, the 1600 comes with a good one. The 1600 will benefit from faster RAM so I added a 2666Mhz kit, also added a slightly larger SSD, better PSU and the non-OEM windows. (OEM licenses are not meant for system builders and limit transfers.)

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