Much agreed. Half-assed responses are bad. I want to help the guys out, but I can't do that if they don't provide the necessary and important information.
If you can spare the extra ~80$, I would get an HDD for mass storage and the G2 SuperNOVA (not the NEX) as the power supply.
it's a decent build. I would've swapped out that CPU cooler for the superior Scythe FUMA, and I would've gone for the G2 SuperNOVA power supply. You lack mass storage. You'd be surprised how quickly ~500Gb runs out and you never want to fill up an SSD too much as it'll kill its overall performance.
other than that, it's a decent build!
Most motherboards from MSI have black and red theme. Don't get DDR3 RAM as you'll be using older CPUs and motherboards. Ditch that god awful Power Supply and invest in the G2 SuperNOVA 550 watt. (Not the NEX)
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The RX 480 is slightly better at texture detail while the 1060 is better in the graphics rendering, multi-rendering, NBody Calculations, and multi-splatting.
To each their own, but the 1060 is a faster card is most aspects.
I can't say about Arma 3, but It should run Battlefield 1 on ultra settings, possibly averaging around 50-70 FPS
Then it's really an issue with that individual CPU, as every CPU is different. Though older CPU run hotter. Slap an I3-6100, and it'll run cool regardless.
It's a little more expensive, but it'll perform MUCH better.
Locked processors don't need a CPU cooler, as they already have a cooler provided which works well enough to keep the processor cool, even under heavy load.
Welcome back to it, mate! I hope your build goes smoothly!
Okay, thanks for explaining.
It is? I don't know much about AIOs. What would you suggest and why?
To run it well? Probably a GTX 1060 3gb at minimum.
No, it won't cause any harm to the motherboard. The RAM is simply slowing down to the motherboard's maximum supported frequency. If you upgrade to a motherboard that supports a frequency of 2400, then the RAM can now go to 2400.
I did the best I could with the budget, but in all honestly, the only games you may be able to play is BF1, Battlefront and maybe Titanfall 2. GTAV will either run poorly or not at all.
Went for team red where I could, also made red and black themed.
Swap out that PSU for the EVGA G2 SuperNOVA (not the NEX) and get an HDD for mass storage.
The I5-6500 has a better price-to-performance than the 6600. It's not worth it to get the 6600 over the 6500.
Quite a bit depending on the game. You won't be able to run games GTA V very well or any other games that rely both on the CPU and GPU. GPU-intensive games that do not require much CPU power should be fine. Ultimately, on most games, you'd be giving up a lot of performance. It's best to get an i3-6100.
If all she is doing is browsing the web and very light/basic gaming, then yeah. Though 6 - 7 years is a long time even for more higher end gaming systems.
Depends on what she's doing. If she's mainly browsing the web, then an upgrade isn't needed. Even on light games, like Minecraft, she'll be fine. If she wants to play some big AAA title four years down the line then you may be out of luck, but as you said she doesn't game a lot.
If you can squeeze in another 60$ and get a boot SSD to put your OS in, it will make your life a lot easier.
No, keep the G2 SuperNOVA. It's the best PSU you can get and you never want to cheap out on the PSU. The CXM is a good PSU, but the G2 is better.
Unless your mother is doing extensive work, she doesn't need a 6600k. Save some money and get the I5-6500 with the B150 Mortar Motherboard.
According to MSI's website, it only supports up to 2133. If you have 2400MHz RAM, it's fine. The RAM will simply tone down to the motherboard's maximum supported frequency.
Hello, you've got yourself a very solid build, though I've made a couple of changes.
I am not as knowledgeable as someone like Vagabond, but I still know my stuff. When it comes to water cooling, I can't really help much. All I can really suggest is going with the Corsair H100i.
I can help you with your other parts, however.
Your GPU for example. It's a blower card. Blower cards aren't known for great thermals and they can be loud. I would advise something like the ASUS 1080 STRIX. It offers superior cooling over the blower configurations and looks, in my opinion, much sexier.
Your PSU is great. The RMx has proven to be a reliable and capable PSU. However, the SuperNOVA G2 from EVGA is even better. (Don't confuse it for the NEX, an outdated PSU) I would highly recommend you get the G2.
That's about all I can help you with. I can't help with water cooling or custom water cooling.
The case comes with two preinstalled fans, which promotes static airflow. I would recommend you get an additional 120mm fan and mount it in the front (Make sure you orientate it for intake and not exhaust.) Having an additional intake fan will then allow for positive air-flow, which is slightly better for cooling, and it combats dust collection within your PC.
That's good. You will need to get an HDD later as soon as possible, however. Since you say you're going to do some editing, mass storage is important. A 1tb HDD is only 50$, so it may not take long to save.
Get a boot SSD. Install your OS, your preferred web browser, and one or of your two most played games. Transferring your OS from an HDD to an SSD is a complete pain in the ***.
Get the Scythe FUMA if you're going with a CPU like that. The Scythe FUMA is probably the best CPU air cooler you can buy, and it's only 50$. And why do you have an 110$ Optical Drive? You can just something just as capable for twenty to thirty dollars.
Since you say you're only gaming, you only need 16gb of RAM. No game out there will require more. The only time you will need 32gb of RAM is if you're 3D modelling, photography, heavy rendering and/or editing.
For your PSU, you don't need that 1000 watt beast. Even if you SLI, you're only going to need somewhere around 650 watts. I would get the EVGA G2 SuperNOVA (Not the NEX) as it's the best PSU currently on the market.
No, don't get the NEX. It's a bad PSU. I mean the G2 series of the SuperNOVA.
OKay, but you should at least do this:
Get 16gb of RAM, I know from experience that 8gb won't cut it. Even more importantly, get the SuperNOVA G2. It's the best PSU money can buy and it is very much worth its cost.
Then get the I7-6700k, which is perfect for video editing.
At least get a 120gb boot SSD, because it's a huge pain in the *** to transfer an OS from the HDD to the SSD.
I wouldn't recommend that CPU. The i5-6600k is better and cheaper. But you will need a CPU cooler for it (get the Scythe FUMA)
Since it's on a table, it should be fine. The case itself is already slightly raised, so it should get enough air flow. If you feel like airflow is being starved, you can raise it up an inch.
AMD is showing more promise.
I excluded the parts you said you have
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You're welcome, mate!
Then an SLI will achieve the same result and be cheaper
It has an AMD CPU, so no. You can build an Intel PC and get better performance.
Titan Xs are overkill. Unless you have money to blow, you don't need them. A GTX 1080 will more that suit your needs. And I would very highly recommend a HDD. Filling up an SSD too much will kill its performance. And you won't need a Titanium certified PSU. Just get the G2 850 watt SuperNOVA.
It's best to achieve positive airflow for maximum cooling capability. If it were me, I would do this configuration:
Front: 1 fan, intake
Top, 1 fan, exhaust
Bottom, 1 fan intake
Since you have more intake than exhaust, you are achieving positive air flow. Negative airflow is bad because it can allow more dust to get into your PC. Static airflow is okay.
At least you've learned first hand to never cheap out or buy an outdated PSU.
Oh, good. Then expect a long lasting PSU! I hope it serves you well!