Thanks! I figured pro was 5 bucks more though I never use the extra features.
Hadn't even considered getting bad sticks because it hasn't happened to me ever 😂
i pretty much agree with all of this, the nvme was just to take advantage of it and upgrade from the garbage ssd she has in there (bought a really cheap one when i built it)
Also i had considered the Evolv ITX but she is adamant that she doesn't want to give up her optical drive, any recommendations that include a slot for an optical drive?
then for sure go with the 7500, especially if you don't plan to overclock or anything and spend the extra on a better gpu.
What he said, that's a good budget Nvme m.2 ssd.
Being that the canadian dollar is still in the toilet it seems this is what i came up with for $2000 CAD
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I Dumped most of it into the gpu and a nice monitor and entry level mechanical keyboard. i have the older version of that monitor and its a great 144hz monitor. saw good reviews on that mechanical, i have a nicer one but its a lot more expensive as well :-/
If you wanted to save a few bucks you could opt for a cheaper monitor or keyboard/mouse combo and maybe put that money into a better gpu or an i7 processor if you really wanted (or a ryzen i suppose) though neither is required for VR or just a solid gaming PC.
Any Questions feel free to ask here or PM Me.
Edit, went mostly black and red for color scheme but if you decide you want something different you can always change a few things around :D
1: Is the game Graphically intensive? (i.e. are you sure your gpu isnt the issue as uberlizard has suggested)
2: Whats the name of the game?
3: Background tasks or programs that run in the background? (Also brought up by uberlizard?)
4: if you want an easy way to check number three you can try opening up task manager while in game and seeing what it says is using the most cpu it may shed some light on what the issues may be.
not anything i'll use, but definitely has its purposes.
i like his input, maybe go with the cryorig h7 as its just as good for not overclocking and a bit cheaper, though only like 10-15 dollars cheaper than the h5.
Also i hadn't realized that that 1070 was only $12 more. o.o
yeah and best part is if down the road you want to overclock you can literally just buy a nicer cooler and your cpu and motherboard are already ready to go.
This is the psu i meant to link earlier.
Looks pretty good, if you aren't overclocking save some money and get something cheaper for a cooler. the board does indeed include wifi so you are good there.
Only changes i would make is to drop the cooler down and use the money you save towards a better PSU. something like this wouldnt be bad for $15 more, there are other good ones out there too.
the 6800k is newer and marginally better than the 5820k so i would go for that one, as far as a good price for used cpus, anything that you consider a good deal compared to retail. i.e. if i can choose between a fully functioning cpu for 400 retail or 350/360, sure i'll save the 40-50 dollars, but is a ten dollar difference worth it to you is really the question. go for as cheap as you can so long as the posting says it is in working condition and has no damage and you should be good. go for 6800k over 5820K unless you somehow manage to find a 5820 dirt cheap compared to the 6800k's which is possible as its significantly older than the 6800k
Better Power Supply. That is all.
That's fine, your way works as well.
Congratz, any time I've fixed my brother's Laptop its usually just as easy as rolling back to the previous version. Glad you got it working though.
Best would be if you have issues to revert to a versino of the drivers before the problem arose. usually the last version before the most recent update fixes it.
also ive noticed alot of the newer Drivers for the 900 Mobile Cards have been a bit buggy, my brother has trouble almost every update with his 960M
Right Click on My Computer> Properties > Device Manager > In Device Manager will be Display Adapters, open that menu and Right Click on your Nvidia Card in that menu and hit properties and then in that menu should be a tab labeled driver and on that tab should be a button labeled "Roll Back Drivers"
That was quite a run on sentence.
Personally, i'd go with the Dell, i have the Dell U2913WM which is slightly lower Res 2k but the viewing angles are great in my opinion and almost identical to the curved one you were looking at. but more importantly the Curved Dell is Cheaper than the LG and the specs from what i can see are almost exactly the same except that the LG Has Freesync which if you aren't gaming you most likely aren't worried about. so you get a curved monitor and the same specs as the other for a little cheaper.
Edit: Just noticed the LG Has a higher contrast ratio but id personally still go with the dell.
kraken x62 is 280mm radiator and the Storm Trooper case has room for a 240 or 280mm so it should fit just fine. haven't personally tried it but it shouldn't be a problem.
check motherboard manual and make sure they are plugged in right, what he meant though was jump the psu with the build put together outside the case to make sure it will boot when you jump your psu, there's alot of walkthrough's on youtube.
Either Do What Liam81 suggested and jump it or first off check to make sure your power button and such is plugged in correctly on the mobo, if you have them backwards or in the wrong spots they aren't going to do anything when you press them.
My friends never had his custom loop leak on his dual Titan X's either lmao. I get your point though.
well of course (Also see the first revision of Ek's Predator 240/360) but reported failures happen once or twice every few months from what I've seen with corsair's Aio water coolers. and keep in mind that thats across all their aio's and across all their sales territory.
assuming you mean a 7700k, i would reccomend a kraken x62 if your case fits it, great cooling around that price point, i use a Thermaltake Riing RGB 360 and the performance gains over the x62 aren't phenomenal that i've seen.
i would've reccomended the 360mm Predator from EK because it was great after they fixed the leaking issues but they are fazing them out so yeah :-/
There's virtually no issues with AIO water coolers leaking so you would be safe to use the H100i if its within budget, however you could go cheaper if not planning to oc a bunch and on the cheap end something like the cryorig h7 will save you a ton of money compared to an all in one liquid cooler and do just fine for no overclock or light overclocking on most chips. if you are focusing on overclocking maybe go for something a little nicer even like a kraken x62 if your case has room for it.
truth, though i still find the H7 more aesthetically pleasing for the extra 10-15 bucks though the smaller cooler should handle the cooling on a locked chip just fine.
Looks good to me, only recommendation i would have is to get the Cryorig H7 but thats more of a personal preference as both will do the job just fine. :)
if not overclocking, heres a solid build with an i7 for gaming and editing, in a slick case and windows for just over 800, if you can spend a touch more throw a ssd in there as a boot drive and it'll be a sick gaming/editing build.
do you need an OS and are you planning to overclock?
any other peripherals (Mouse Keyboard etc.?)
Here's a Ryzen Build, the intel build astrocyte posted is more or less what i would normally recommend however at this price point you can get the best Ryzen processor amd offers at this point. only changes i would make would be to get a 1080ti once the non reference models come out which is possibly within 4-6 months.
Edit: probably overkill for just gaming but at your price point you could do it, id also spring for a liquid cooler like the one in astrocytes build but already had this build put together :)
Yeah some of the Asus and msi boards have been bricking when you try to OC at all for some reason.
well you'll find many more examples of this but here's a link to some comparisons of the 7700 vs the R7 1700 (same/similar price point. and this shows that despite the extra threads the 7700 still comes out on top with higher clock speeds and also testing has shown better multicore utilization in games/applications that support it. this coupled with the fact that there've been some quirkiness with the bios for the new ryzen cpus on some boards leads me to recommend the i7 over the ryzen for strictly gaming/streaming.
ah you are correct, maybe a 240 then, might grab the case and measure or find someone who has one.
actually i can do up to a 280mm on top according to the website so that's awesome, im gonna throw my kraken x62 in there :D
should also probably specify that this is what i would do if you want to build it now, if you plan to wait a little while then Ryzen might be more cost effective after they iron out some kinks. if you want material on why i'm hesitant about Ryzen go check out JayzTwoCents on Youtube, he did a little bit of talk about it in his recent Ryzen Build.
here's the same list with the b250 board i would recommend
Also because that board is smaller you could go for a smaller case with this build if thats something that would be helpful to you.
Here's My Ten Cents, i chose the i7 because over the new ryzen Cpu's because I've seen that there are still some issues with the software and Bios for the new ryzen cpu's and i don't feel comfortable recommending something like ryzen at this point because there are alot of quirks that may make building the pc a little more frustrating. i went with the i7 because the quad core with hyper threading kills streaming games without issue and will perform on par with the ryzen cpu recommended by my cohorts here. i threw in the gtx 1060 because its performance is once again on par with the gpu they recommended but you get the benefit of the 6GB of video ram and as i myself have pushed the 4gb on my gtx 970 whilst playing some newer games this will help that a bit and is an easy upgrade down the road.
i didn't include an ssd because i was already over budget with some of my other recommendations but if you can splurge the extra get a small m.2 ssd or even a regular SSD to put windows on since it will improve the boot speed of your sons pc tremendously.
Last but not least i chose a z-series board mostly because its a good board at a good price, since you wont be overclocking i know you don't need it but its a great board that's currently just over 100 dollars, if looking to save money you could opt for something cheaper like a b-series or h series motherboard to put it under the 1100 or maybe squeeze in an ssd. overall i feel like this will give you similar performance to the other lists on the post and also will most likely not have any issues getting up and running like the ryzen cpus may just from what i've read and seen.
hey that's actually great for what i was looking for.
okay, id be more than happy to throw something together around that, most likely an i7 because of the streaming/gaming (im assuming he pplans to play games and stream them and the i7 will help with this.) and a lower end gpu (im assuming the monitor is 1080p at most so he won't need a super powerful gpu and he plans on upgrading later anyway). :3
i also recommend making sure you have a Cat6 cable as ive had issues with some cat5e cables with this. also obviously make sure that any other network equipment/ports (i.e. Router/Switch) isn't capped at 100mbps as well as i had an issue where only one port on my network switch was 1Gb port and the rest were actually capped at 105mbps oddly enough.
Only suggestions i have are to go with a Z270 board maybe since you've already got a Kaby Lake Chip, Faster Ram (not necessary but 3000+ wouldn't hurt) and maybe a non Blower Style Gpu, there are some nice white and black 1080's, otherwise looks alright.
Thanks i almost missed that
I Personally wouldn't recommend SLI only because alot of games don't have good support for SLI configurations, so you'll either see worse performance or have to go through workaround to get it to work properly with an SLI set up.
H1Z1 SLI Issues (Don't personally have experience with it but a google search turned up countless posts about issues) https://www.reddit.com/r/h1z1/comments/3f5102/windows_10_sli_with_h1z1_is_a_clusterfck/
Witcher 3 seems to have decent SLI Support from what i've been reading albeit requiring a little tweaking to get setup.
All in all if you decide you want to go through with this then you shouldn't need anything else except an SLI Bridge as 2 970's should only put your wattage up to around 560 so your 650W power Supply should be sufficient, depending on quality of the psu may consider upgrading though.
I Still think you'd be better off putting your cash towards a single stronger video card rather than 2 older cards but that's just me.
Edit: you'd need a new motherboard as well as that one doesn't support SLI Afaik.
i would be careful, i don't know if that fan is rated for the higher temps of the i5 and i7 and if you do i definitely wouldn't overclock at all with it.
also like i said for some reason some of the z270 boards were just pushing too much power to the cpu for some reason. either way you sound like you're fine though.
as everyone else said they are within the safe zone so its not a huge issue.
1- Check your motherboards voltages some off the kaby lake boards have been putting too much voltage to the cpu causing it to run hotter.
2- what everybody else has said about the thermal paste issue and de-lidding it if you feel safe doing so.
3- also check what monitoring software your using and try a different one, I've heard a few people getting inaccurate readings from kaby lake cpus on various monitoring software's.
a bit, varies depending on application, both of those would be powerful enough that you shouldn't need to overclock them though for any games right now. my i7-6700k runs everything i throw at it at stock speeds just fine (i have a 360mm Water Cooler so i can overclock mine above 5ghz if i want but usually leave it around 4.5.
it's something that is going to help you get more longevity out of the cpu however down the road when it needs the extra power. for now i would just go with something cheap and simple like the cryorig h7 and use them at stock or with a light overclock.
well if you want to overclock a good amount you're probably going to spend over 50 dollars, the good closed loop aio's start around 100 USD anything under that is usually not worth the price.
30-50 dollars get a Cryorig H7- Air
50-80 Dollars Probably a cryorig H5 Ultimate or something from the same price range in Noctua.
if you want watercooling like i said look in the 100 plus range, corsair h100 or higher or if you want more cooling for a higher stable overclock go for like a kraken x62 if your case has room for it.
idk when it started (my wifes 2600k from a few years back came with one) but intel stopped including them because they weren't sufficient for overclocking and people were killing their cpus