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Get the RX470. The 1050ti's price-to-performance is bad.
I second this build with the except with the RAM. Using two 4 gig sticks is very bad value. You can get a single 8gb stick for the same price. Later another 8gb stick can be acquired.
No, they generally make good ones. The NEX is just one of their bad PSUs. The SuperNOVA G2 and P2 are the best PSUs on the market.
I would replace that PSU. It's a bad quality one and won't last. I would advise getting a G2 series or an RMx Series PSU. Other than that, a nice build!
Good build except for the PSU. When you can, replace it with a G2 series PSU (Not the NEX) or an RMx series PSU
The i3-6100 is not an overclockable CPU. Any CPU with the "K" at the end of it means that it is overclockable.
It depends. If you want to run Crysis, then you're out of luck. If you want to play Battlefield 1, then definitely.
Change that PSU to the G2 SuperNOVA or an RMx series PSU and I would qualify that as a solid build :)
Don't use AMD. They're outdated and Ryzen is around the corner. For this build, I would recommend the I3-6100. It's a more powerful and capable CPU.
This PC is achieving levels of sexiness that were previously thought to be un-achievable. +1 to you, mate!
Change that CPU to the i3-6100 if you can. Combine it with the motherboard and cheap RAM. I would recommend the RX-470 as your GPU.
Yes, of course.
The 550 watt G2 SuperNOVA (Which is more than enough for your needs) is 78.89$
Pretty good. The RMx is great, but the G2 SuperNOVA is still slightly better.
A few things: you could get a better AIO. The H115i.
A better PSU: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 (not the NEX)
Swap out that HDD for something like Seagate. It's cheaper and offers similar performance.
Eventually I want to do professional work, so far it'll be for my classes and my own ambitious projects.
Maybe on games like GTA V or other intensive games that rely heavily on both the CPU and the GPU.
Now we just need the price...
3.4GHz, 8-core, 16-thread CPU. 95 watt TDP. Its performance is similar to that of the 6900k. Even beating it.
The link is broken. High-end water coolers are good, but the lower end ones, like 120mm radiator ones. The best Air-cooler you can get is the Scythe FUMA, which will cool your PC very well. I would personally advise using the Scythe FUMA as your cooler.
I hope it's good. From what I've read it looks like Zen's going to be great.
Motherboards with wireless tend to be on the pricy side. If there's an additional PCI slot on that motherboard, you can get a wifi card. If not, you can get a wireless dongle.
Swap out that PSU for the G2 SuperNOVA (not the NEX)
I am not to one to ask about custom-loop water cooling. I am an Air-Cooler guy. There are YouTubers you can watch that have done videos about their custom-loop water cooled PCs.
JayzTwoCents, BitWit, and Paul's Hardware.
Yes, as the power draw from that build under load is just under 600 watts.
Better yet, get the SuperNOVA P2 series.
Other than getting the Skylake I7-7600k, which only supports DDR4, no I do not.
Okay, I went on the assumption that you gamed only because what you intended to do was not stated.
If you're doing more than gaming, definitely go with the I7.
Yes, but the price-to-performance between the I5 and I7 for just gaming isn't worth the cost.
Made a few changes
I would advise you get a 1TB HDD for mass storage.
Get rid of the NEX, it's a bad PSU. Get the EVGA SuperNOVA G2. It's the best PSU available and the last thing you want to cheap out on is the PSU. I always make it a priority to get the best PSU possible.
For just around 20$ more, you can get the EVGA SuperNOVA G2 (Not the NEX) PSU. It's the best PSU you can get and will most definitely last you a very long while.
Are you using this for gaming or editing? Or both? I am going to assume gaming for now.
Pricey, but it's not a 6000$ dollar build.
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You overpaid for a below-par monitor, mate. Return it if you can.
Everything looks good, though I would get the Scythe FUMA. It's a much better cooler. And why a 128gb SSD? You won't be able to fit much into that. You shouldn't fill up an SSD, anyway as it kills its performance.
He already purchased the parts for the PC
https://pcpartpicker.com/product/rkphP6/asus-monitor-vg248qe this is a much better monitor for a similar price.
Yes, but then there's proven performance. I am more privvy to air coolers, though. The Scythe FUMA is better than the 120mm AIOs out there. But, the 120mm do "good enough" but have terrible price-to-performance. But, if you're willing to spend it, and it makes you happy, then do it!
I am going for the MasterCase Maker 5t, a 250$. It's worth it to me even though a 70$ case would more than suit my needs.
You can just get cheap dongle for now. They do well enough.
There is no performance gain when loading games from an SSD. All it will do is decrease load times over an HDD.
This is great. Good to see these old dinosaurs getting some love.
I wouldn't have gone with that cooler. 120mm AIOs are bad for their price. The Scythe FUMA would've outperformed it, and from the looks of the case, it probably would've fit.
Oh well. Other than that cooler, it's a very solid build. +1
Well, you did try to SLI two cards that can't SLI. In fact, it probably wasn't even that. It's like some other hardware that blew.
The SuperNOVA is the best PSU you can currently buy on the market. It's extremely well built. It scored a 10/10 at Jonnyguru.com, a site dedicated to testing PSUs.
The Scythe FUMA is the best cooler you can probably get. it outclasses even some 240mm Water coolers, and it's only 50$.
get at least a 120gb SSD for booting. Put your OS and web-browser, and maybe a game or two. The HDD can be used for everything else. Later down the line, you can get more SSDs. The reason you should get an SSD now is because it's a huge pain to transfer your OS from an HDD to an SSD.