I would leave them sealed in their boxes/wraps to prevent static accumulation
It is but the 1050 isnt a big card and it doesnt run that hot. With airflow, you wont really have any problems.
Also, I picked a SATA3 SSD and not an m.2 one in my list since goof nVme drives are a bit more expensive.
You can keep the Ryzen 1600 and improve your overall build by shuffling around a few pieces and even include a GTX 1050 for the price as it can help.
Switching the motherboard to the cheaper MSI Krait which is just as good for OCing and dropping the unecessary thermal paste will give you more budget right off the bat. Your RAM was expensive for what it was and you can get a cheaper 3000 2x8GB kit from Team. If you want large amounts of data, I would switch the m.2 for a mix of SSD and mass storage HDD here.
I would recommend a different case and good fans to maximize airflow and youre pretty much set.
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Wifi usually is found on smaller form factor motherboards like ITX or high end ATX ones.
For Z370, heres the list of thos with built-in wifi.
I would actually pick a nice Ryzen 7 1700 based build here as it will allow you to get more for your money and add a basic GPU for cuda acceleration which helps render times.
The new Ryzen mobile chips with integrated VEGA GPUs are performing better than Intel's.
gaming wont be stellar for sure since none of the XPS 15 have any discrete GPU and they all use the Intel HD 630 graphics. Also, theres huge variances from model to model for the RAM and CPU so a basic one will be behind the top model using a 7700hq.
If I were you, I would look at something with the upcoming AMD iGPU chips from intel or AMD instead. It will likely be more expensive though.
Threadripper would be a hit to your gaming performance.
If you have the budget for it, the Ryzen 7 1700 would be a good pick then for streaming recent AAA titles.
Heres the results of a video I found on the corrosion over time which showed none occured after 3 months of use.
Heres the video of him applying it with the results in thermals.
Yeah its pretty hard to find right now.
No, I read you said only 1 front intake, 2 is more than fine.
The thermal paste is pre-applied on the AIO cooler so no need to buy any unless you want really high end stuff for little improvements.
As for the fans, I would recommend putting the AIO on top as an intake which will bring cool air to the motherboard's VRM and the back of the GPU. I would also suggest adding 1 more 140mm at the front of the case as testing has proven this is pretty much optimal settings with an exhaust at the back. The top AIO will simply increase the case pressure for fighting dust accumulation.
RGB RAM list didnt work properly heres the links...
The 8700K will give you as little loss of performance as possible when streaming & recording but the 8600K is a mighty CPU with its 6 cores and could fare well depending on the games and settings you use for streaming.
As for the the cooler, the 3 I listed are top performers. They have discrepancies in the noise generation and RGBness but theyre RGB pretty much only because its the industry trend at this point. Youre not really paying more for these but going for a less performing cooler could limit your performance in the long run.
For the RAM, Intel doesnt have the same issues as Ryzen's current lineup suffers from. As a result, its more based on the preference of the looks. Heres a list of RGB RAM kits commonly used.
Starting with the MSI Z370 Gaming M5, I would add the Seasonic Focus Plus Gold 650W which earned pretty much perfect marks in its review tests and would bump up the cooling a bit since the 8700K can run pretty hot.
I put in 3 good 280mm coolers to replace the H100i v2 you had listed. The X62 is the best performer of the bunch but probably the noisiest with the EVGA CLC 280 being the middle one and the new Corsair H115i Pro would be the one with the least noise thanks to the ML140 fans provided with the cooler.
I added some good looking 3000mhz RAM from Team but you have bnudget for a set of seomthing like 3200 RGB from G.Skill, Team or Corsair if you wish.
Well, 2 USB ports are supported by a single connector from the motherboard's PCB so you need at least 1 USB 3.0 and 1 2.0. If you plan on using an AIO, these often use a USB port but not all use the same type so something to consider here.
Something else to consider is the amount of case fans you need connected to your motherboard as there is quite a variation here. A good all around pick here is the MSI - Z370 GAMING M5. In terms of price, it falls about in the middle of the stack but it has a lot to offer.
It has 2 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 2.0 connectors for your USB ports plus some accessories (Hue+, AIO...), 4 fan connectors on the PCB with some subtle localized RGB. The all black design is sleek and looks pretty good.
If you want some cheaper options, the Asus Strix Z370-H, the Asus Prime Z370-A, the MSI Z370 Krait and the ASRock Extreme4 are pretty solid motherboards as well for a lower price.
You cant really delid a GPU.
I guess what you meant is replacing the compound between the GPU and the copper plate?
If so, liquid metal can help but your result will greatly vary based on the thermal dissipation efficiency of your GPU (blower styles have close to no or no performance boosts) and how well your case can provide air to it and dissipate it.
Not too sure how this would fare with water blocks though. Some say this can technically in crease the corrosion rate but I never actually saw proof of any. It is likely best to use the provided components if you plan on going for a water block.
Depends what games you plan on streaming.
Streaming CS:GO/Minecraft is far from being demanding. There are also the settings of the stream which will weight in on your system.
Depending on what you planning on streaming, a simple quad core Ryzen 5 could work fine but for more demanding titles/settings, I would recommend at least a Ryzen 5 1600 or better. This includes a Ryzen 7 1700/1700x or an I7-8700K.
That sounds pretty bad.
Does your set up have enough airflow?
Yes and no. Its smaller so its a bit more pixelized but the higher pixel density basically puts it on par. I would be better for a pro CS:GO player but for most people, there isnt much difference. The 27" will give you a bigger landscape to play with.
I used to own 2 S2716DG (the DGR is the retail version with about the same specs) and they performed flawlessly. The bezels are super thin, the screen is ghosting free and has basically no input lag. Its a really good monitor for the price and 27" is basically an ideal spot for 1440p.
The 2417 version has a smaller screen but has a much higher pixel density and a faster refresh rate to make up for it.
To simplify, m.2 slots requires one of the PCIe lanes to communicate with your CPU. Some m.2 are wired through the motherboard chipset while others are wired directly to the CPU. The lanes are shared with SATA ports due to the "limited" amount we have on the LGA 1151 socket.
M.2 drives can either operate using the SATA interface or the nvme interface. The first one is pretty much the same speed as using a regular SSD like an 850 EVO and the second uses a much faster interface instead and is normally what people go for in m.2 drives. A good example is a Samsung 960 Pro.
Some motherboards m.2 slots can be switched from one interface to the other but not all of them do for all the slots so its important to know what is supported so you dont end up with unsupported hardware to begin with.
m.2 ports shares bandwidth with SATA ports on most consumer grade ones. In this case, you will lose 3 SATA ports when you populate the m.2 drives. What you are looking for is found on the high end of the Z370 platform or on X299.
Asus has an hyper m.2 card that allows you to put in 4 m.2 drives on it but its for the X299 platform only if I recall correctly and some of those motherboards even have a dimm.2 card for those drives as well included.
Just change the default playback device to the appropriate one by right clicking on the sound icon in the task bar
While it isnt impossible, you can also undelete and unformat.
Unless the owner knows there was something on it before, the chances of this occuring are basically 0%.
You could simply undo the Windows partition and create a new one. It will undo the partition table and basically make the data unavailable. Another option is to format the drive which completely deletes everything.
Since you have the budget, Intel has a much easier time with fast RAM and Raid set ups. The motherboards are also well fleshed out for OCing at this point as well.
That would be my pick but a nice set up with a 1700X also has its perks. Although it will definitely underform compared to an OCed 8700K in some of the software you mentionned.
It could be worth to wait seeing how Ryzen's refresh coming out soon performs as well as people expect it should have slightly better performance and what people hope to be an easier time being matched with faster RAM.
Yes, a Ryzen 7 CPU would also be a good pick. Theres risks of not being able to run fast RAM due to Ryzen's quirks but its much less of an issue now thanks to the BIOS updates released over time.
Intel is faster and 6 cores does a nice job too. THere a few applicatiosn where Ryzen is ahead. The I7 is a beast and can multitask as well.
Heres a few benchmarks starting with stock results and then OC results.
Adobe Premier favors clock speeds over amount of cores so an Intel based build here would be best. However, a Ryzen 7 based would also be possible and while it would be a bit behind, it would likely cost down the costs as well.
The monitors are usually a non issue for a GPU. As long as you have the ports you need on the back of the card itll work just fine. The on I picked might not have the exact ports you need so feel free to change it to something else to correspond to the ports you will need.
AC:Origins is notorious for really having issues at max settings due to its encryption software.
Tomb Raider somewhat surprises me though.
Did you OC your CPU?
Have you tried lowering the settings by 1 level to see if it changed anything else?
What game exactly and at what settings?
I run a GTX 1080 with an I7-6700K and I own and use a Dell S2716DG as well as a Dell U2718Q. The first one is a 1440p 144hz 1ms TN G-Sync panel and the later is a 4k 60hz IPS display and both work just as fine with the 1080. During my playthrough of Rise of the Tomb Raider, my set up maintained 48-60fps at all times which resulted in stunning gameplay at 4k and without stutters but in fast paced shooters games, I think the 1440p 144hz option is a better option.
RPGish games and/or ones with good scenery really benefit from being played at 4K.
ASRock has been doing pretty well in smaller form factor even for larger sockets. However, you usually give up things for this to functions like ports on the PCB USB ports in the back and so on.
That being said, ASRock usually makes good smaller form factor motherboards for sure.
Which CPU is being paired with your 1070ti?
The benchmarks usually come out the same day the things are available.
We are supposed to be getting the new Intel chipsets for CoffeeLake soon but no prices or lists quite yet.
As for Ryzen, it might be decent but I would recommend waiting for benchmarks and see if it worth the price cut and/or performance for the usage you will have before making a decision.
Aside from the CPU, having an SSD really benefits Minecraft as well as it does a lot of Read & Write as you play so it helps maintain performance.
Then you wont need additional fans if you use your AIO as an intake
What radiator size AIO are we talking about?
No real benchmarks yet for the Omega. I would wait a bit to see how it performs first.
For a 4K gaming build, your CPU will have a much lower effect as your GPU will likely be your bottleneck.
As such, whether you use a Z370 motherboard with an 86600K or a Ryzen 5/7 CPU with an X370 motherboard will not change a lot of things unless you get one of the super expensive 144hz 4K panels we start seeing appearing but you wont reach that inAAA titles only in non demanding titles where both platforms will perform just as well.
If I were you, I would suggest using Asus' AI Suite 5 way optimization. Its basically an automated OCing software that slowly tests clocks vs voltage to push your CPU as high as possible with a voltage as low as possible.
It even OCs your RAM to a point where it doesnt disrupt your CPU OC. Its a really nice feature for first time overclockers and Asus is pretty solid when it comes to overclocking.
HardwareCanucks did a nice video showing off the different software used by major motherboard manufacturers.
32GB most likely is overkill yes.
I use 32GB in my system right now and even when multitasking, I havent got past 10GB of RAM at the highest when trying hard to push it. The only reason why I went above 16GB in my build is because I use proprietary software for work which needs at least 20GB of RAM to be loaded.
I would start with a good speed 2x8 kit (like 3200) if I were you and buy a second kit later on if you really need it and/or when the prices of RAM go back down.
Yes and no. your Graphics card will disctate how much frames you could get at a certain resolution with certain settings. For example, a GTX 1080 might be able to push 160fps at 1080p ultra settings while and RX 570 4GB might only push 60fps for the same settings.
Figuring out which graphics card to get in a build is one of the most important decisions and it will dictate your performance while gaming if your goal is to have a good gaming rig. That doesnt mean you need to overshoot it though. itll depend on the resolution you would like to get and the titles you play as not all of them are equal. Ghost Recon Wildlands is much more demanding than CS:GO for example.
Well, theres several different resolutions that exists but the most common ones are 1080p, 1440p or 4K.\
1080p is normally 1920x1080, 1440p is normally 2560 x 1440 and 4K is normally 3840 x 2160.
Most of these also have widescreen versions which increases the size of the display but also the amount of pixels to render sometimes blurring the amount of graphical power needed to render a certain display. Widescreen monitors will have a larger first number than their regular sizes.
Then you have to decided about the type of panel you want inside your monitor. The main ones are TN and IPS. TN offers ultra low response time, close to no input lag and fast response times at the expense of color saturation and IPS is the other way around where its usually not as fast as the TN panel but has a much richer color saturation. Lately we started seeing more VA panels appearing which falls somewhere inbetween TN and IPS. The color saturation is better than a TN panel but less than the IPS but it gets less of a hit in response times than the IPS.
The third thing to consider is the refresh rate of the monitor. Most monitors have 60hz but some have 75hz, 100hz 144hz 165hz or 240hz. This represents the amount of frames the monitor can display.
Most of higher refresh rate ones often comes with adaptive sync features like Freesync and G-Sync. These allows your display to adjust its refresh rate to match the output of your GPU which basically smoothens your perceived image and basically removes stutters that can result from dropping frame rates. Note that Freesync works only if you have an AMD GPU where G-Sync works only for nVidia ones.
Do know that the resolution will weight in a lot more on your GPU where your CPU will need to be top notch to push higher frame rates.
The 1060 3GB is within 6% performance of the 6GB version. At 1080p, if you are running into a bottleneck, its not likely to be due to the VRAM of the GPU.
Here is a video showing some benchmarks at 1440p to try and push the VRAM usage as high as possble and you will see that the 3GB doesnt really limit the results.
The 7400 CPU runs at a low clockspeeds and might be part of the performance issues you are perceiving.
Have you monitored the usage of your parts to see what is slowing you down?
Actually they increased it at the end of the year.
The Chinese governement asked its commission of collusion to actually announce that it is investigating illegal market manipulation regarding the prices of RAM.
This has already occurred once before and its possible it could be occurring again. Should be interesting to see the outcome.
The problem is that as we get closer to DX12, its likely SLI will not work at all anymore for most titles as the support for multi GPU will shift from graphics driver support to developpers gaming code support instead.
Seeing how most games nowaways are also available on console with a real fixed output and hardware, it wouldnt be surprising to see the large majority of titles abandonning support for multi GPU entirely as it requires extensive coding to benefit from. Even today, most games support for SLI setup is close to inexistant or has so many issues such as stutters, extremely bad performance or simple consistant crashes that it makes it hard to believe it will get any better soon.
If I were you, I would wait to see what the next 1080ti generation fo cards under Volta will bring. The Titan Volta had a boost of performance of up to 50% in some titles and application which is really impressive. While I dont expect similar gains for the gaming counterparts of Volta, if we get a 25-30% boost it will give really powerful hardware to play with at 4K.
At 1080p, you are much less likely to find yourself in a situation where the GPU will be a bottleneck. For AAA titles though, the CPU will push less frames than its Intel counterparts. However, that doesn't mean it would reach 144hz anyway to begin with. Demanding AAA titles dont even reach 144 fps consistently no matter what CPU you use. That being in less demanding titles, you will likely reach around 90-100 fps or more in non demanding ones like CS:GO for example.
So in short, it could be a bottleneck yes but when it will occur will depend heavily on the title in question.