Yes, but it's still a slow HDD. You could get faster ones for less than that one. And if you plan to SLI, then a 750 watt will probably be fine.
Well, for one, that case can support a maximum of four 140mm fans. You have two three packs. Really, all you need is three fans for a typical case. Two intake fans and one exhaust. This creates positive air pressure, which is good. As far as PSUs go, you're going pretty high on it. For that system, you'd only need a 650 watt. A 550 watt would even suffice. And that HDD you chose is bad. 5400 RPM is slow. The Seagate ST3000DM008 is a 3 TB storage, 7200RPM (Faster) and is cheaper.
Also--nice RAM. The Trident.Zs are among the best looking RAM sticks out there.
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It's a little pricier, but the I3-6100 performs better and supports DDR4 RAM. DDR3 damages skylake CPUs. You won't need a CPU cooler for this, the stock cooler is "good enough". Anyhow, this is what I would recommend.
You can swap the motherboard and case for a micro-ATX, and wireless cards are cheap. Usually 10-20$. You can get a really small case from Thermaltake. The V21. This case is a standard Mid-Tower,
That case is 17.80" x 8.27" x 18.57" (H * W * D)
No problem, mate! :)
If you have a GTX 1080, a very serious card, then your current CPU will probably bottleneck and your card won't reach its full potential. Here:
I hope I helped!
Everything looks solid, though I have some advice. Get two sticks of DDR4-2133 RAM. Your mobo can only go as high as 2133, anyway. It's also best to utilize Dual Channel, so if one RAM stick fails, you still have the other. Dual Channel is also faster.
You're going to need DDR4 RAM because DDR3 will damage Skylake Processors. The 970 will be fine and runs most things for now, unless you really want to upgrade. You'll also want a 550 watt PSU. Full Modularity and 80+ Gold is a good plus.
Really, all you need to change is the Motherboard and the RAM. The PSU I put in there is just what I would recommend. It's a solid PSU, efficient, and easy to work with.
Avoid AMD for the time being, their CPU's are out of date as they don't support DDR4 yet. For the same price, you can get a more capable CPU, the I3-6100. The FX-8350 bottlenecks, and that's a better CPU than the one you have.
So yes, you are going to bottleneck, but I would advice swapping out your CPU, Motherboard, and RAM. Get the I3-6100, an LGA 1151 Mobo, and DDR4 RAM. DDR3 will damage these CPUs, so swapping the DDR3 for DDR4 would be a necessity.
Well, the site says there's no incompatibilities, so you're fine there.
The MSI GTX 1050ti can support three monitors according to the specifications on Newegg.
The 1050ti can run a few games at medium settings at 1440p, and since you're not gaming, 1440p using browsers and other programs, which are more CPU based, shouldn't be an issue. However, if you want to be safe, you could always get a 1060 for about 100-150$ more
Then, you most definitely won't need an SLI of 1070s, that's just wasted money if you're not going game at all. A simple 1050ti, which is still way more than you need, would save you loads of money.
Stay away from AMD CPUs for now as they only support DDR3 memory.
This is an example of an overkill build btw: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/766Gnn
Some advice: Don't go with AMD CPU's. They're outdated as they only support DDR3. Until AMD comes out with a new generation of CPU's, just stick with Intel. That I3-6100 is a small CPU that packs a big punch, its cost-to-performance is phenomenal.
Swapped out that overpriced CPU for the 6600k and gave you a CPU cooler. Swapped out the Mobo for one that supports DDR4 (Because DDR3 would damage this model of CPU) and put in some DDR4-2133 memory,
I couldn't exactly get it under 1000. If you really want to cut under 1k, then just get a GTX 1060. The 1070 performs, on average, 30% better but the 1060 will easily run any game out there. I've swapped out your 500gb SSD for a 120gb and then put in a 1tb HDD. You can always upgrade the SSD to a higher capacity one later. I personally avoid Alienware. Hell, I will always avoid prebuilt PCs when I can.
You're not going to need 32gb of RAM, or a 860 watt PSU. A 650 watt will do just fine.
I would recommend a 80+gold fully modular PSU. They're 60$, but they're a lot easier to work with, and are more energy efficient. Corsair has one for 60$
A 1050ti and an i3-6100 can do ultra 70fps at 1080p (from my research). So, I your setup should run it just fine.
You'll get about a 10-15% performance gain with dual channel. The load would be distributed to two sticks instead of the one. Plus, if one RAM stick fails, you have the other one.
Your motherboard can't go all the way up to 2666, only 2133, so some lower frequency RAM sticks will do. A 960 is good, but the 1050ti is almost as good, and is significantly cheaper, plus the additional VRAM. I swapped out your PSU for a 80+ gold. It's more efficient, still fully modular, and around the same price.
From my understanding, it's best if you utilize dual channel. So, two 8GB sticks.
Usually cases that support 140mm and 120mm are indicative of good cooling. NZXT usually makes good cases.
If it were me, I would go with a different case. Mainly for personal preference, though. Since you're running a rather high performance system, I recommend, if your case provides, 2 140mm fans for intake, and 1 120mm fan for exhaust. CPU coolers always come with thermal paste. Other than that, you've got yourself a pretty good build from the looks of it.
It simply means that you may not be able to use your drive bays because you have such a large GPU. If you want a smaller GPU that might mitigate this issue, then you could go for the EVGA version of the 1070.
Thank you for the detailed answer! It's very much appreciated!
There are 1060s out there for cheaper, but this one is still good. I don't think you plan to overclock, but if you do, it wouldn't hurt to get a better cooler.
That CPU is vastly outdated. For the same price, you can get the i7-6700k, which is substantially better. Here:
If you're not overclocking, then 550 will be enough.
Probably the EVGA SuperNOVA 550w or EVGA SuperNOVA 650w
It's a tad pricey, but it's energy efficient and fully modular.
If you want to Overclock, you could go with a better CPU cooler. That one is pretty good, but there are better ones out there. And that GPU from EVGA tends to run very hot due to its single fan. You should also invest in an SSD, and put your OS and most played games on there.
Sorry, mate. This build isn't powerful enough to run minecraft or CS:GO.
That PSU is way overkill for that system. a 550 watt will do just fine. If you want to upgrade in the future, a 650w. And there are cheaper 1060's out there, but if you want to keep that, that's fine. Did a little bit of digging. This is what the compatibility note means (probably)
"If you were to add a M.2 SSD you would disable two of the SATA ports. SATA ports are used to connect your SSHD, HDD, and SATA SSDs. BTW all the SATA ports in your motherboard are SATA 6Gb/s ports meaning they can transfer up to that speed if your storage is able to."
Again, until it's commercially available, and millions have tested it and some of given their two cents, I am going to stay on the safe-side and wait.
250$ is the most I am willing to spend for a CPU. I am not one to purchase a new product from the get-go when it releases. I wait to see the reviews on it. If it's great, then sure, I will go for it. If it's good, but has problems, I'll stick to 6600k until better ones come out.
SSD's aren't required. You can run just fine with an HDD. They only difference between the two is that an SSD, although has less storage, loads anything stored into it significantly faster than any HDD can do. For example, if you have an OS in an HDD, PC boot time will be around 40 seconds to a minute. With an OS into an SSD, you can except boot times to drop to 10-15 seconds.
Your motherboard's RAM frequency only goes up to 2133, the one you chose goes all the way up to 3000. So, got some RAM that's slightly cheaper. The EVO is good, but the Scythe FUMA has much better performance and has a great price, which would be around 60$. And since you're mainly gaming, I would highly recommend you get a 250gb SSD with 1 or 2tb HDD. A little more expensive overall, but you have more storage. All your most played games and the OS would go into the SSD, and everything else in the HDD. That's just me, though. More storage is always nice.
You're not going to get anything good with that budget.
If you can increase your budget, you can get something like this:
PNY is good. Samsung is better, but that SSD is good for its price.
If you're tight on your budget, I would save yourself 80$ and get the i3-6100. It's approximately 16% weaker than the 6500, anyway. It's still a powerful core. If you could squeeze in a 120gb SSD, that would be a bonus. You could just put in your OS and one or two most played games on there.
I would just recommend two sticks of RAM. You don't want to use all of your RAM slots. I also chose low-profile RAM for you. Since you say you do a lot of video editing, I put in a 120gb SSD, for the OS and initial editing program, and the 2 TB HDD for all your actual videos. The difference between 2133 and 2300 is almost unnoticeable.
You said you didn't want to spend too much. This will more than fit the requirements for games like Battlefield 1, but if that's all you intend to play, and you don't want to really future-proof your PC, then you get get away with a 700$ PC.
I kind of have a 1300$ budget. I would like to have a larger one, but that simply isn't happening. And GPU's aren't used much in programs like Maya. A simple 750 ti is more than enough unless you're dealing with extreme textures, extensive bump mapping and such while in live mode.
Well, AMD CPU's always run hotter than their intel counterparts. But that CPU is almost no more powerful than an I3-6100, and that CPU is only around 100$. It's price to performance isn't great, but that CPU has good overclocking potential. A friend of mine overclocked his to 6.0 GHz. This CPU is a better workstation CPU than it is for gaming, if you're comparing it to the i3-6100. If you compare it to the 6600k, which is ~250$, it's much better gaming CPU. It consumes a boat-load of power. And heat does matter, if your CPU runs hot, it could seriously damage it.
Very nice! I plan on buying that case. It looks so good, and to me, it's worth the price. Very clean and very nice! I hope it serves you well!
550 watt is initially fine. If you really want to help in future-proofing it, or you're planning on upgrading it along the line, then a 650 wouldn't hurt.
Okay. Can you make an educated guess on how much temperatures would improve with a new thermal compound?
Okay. I assume I should go ahead and reapply the thermal paste when I get the chance?
Interesting. Speccy says it runs at 90c, but on OverDrive, it's running at a cool 20c on Idle.