if you aren't overclocking a ton look for the cryorig h7 its 35 USD and does a phenomenal job.
k series don't come with one
Agreed, if just going for gaming then the i5 is much better for the price, however if you are doing other things that will require multiple threads/cores and would benefit then the i7 will outperform the i5 in that aspect (Streaming, Multitasking, Rendering, Etc.)
Most Actually Legal Places charge around the msrp because that's how much microsoft makes them charge by making it exorbitant. you can look around for windows 10 keys but just be wary because there's alot of people who'll sell you fake or bad keys and just take your money.
unfortunately the only thing you may be able to go down on is down to 2133 mhz ram which might save you a few bucks and the motherboard could go down to like a b series board or something i suppose which would save you a few bucks but windows is really the killer. i don't do Pre-built because they use trash components and most of the time you can't upgrade stuff down the road (for example couldn't upgrade my mother in laws dell without going out and getting an old gtx 750ti because that's one of the only cards that their bios for her MB supported.)
Yeah intel's cpus have integrated graphics, if you can afford an i5 and add a video card later you'll have a great gaming machine, the integrated graphics aren't great but they are good enough to play some games.
Alternatively, you could do this and use the integrated graphics for now and add a gpu later should you find it necessary, also if you aren't going to be gaming this would be great for everyday use.
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around the same price.
closer to 700 AUD this last one would work and once again you could add a video card later on should you find it necessary.
it's really fun and you'll feel very accomplished once you do it, just watch some videos and you'll make your way through it, also don't be afraid to read manuals and such if you are confused or have questions or hey get on here and ask someone.
This is about 170 AUD over your budget (windows accounted for 130 of that) but some adjustments can be made. This wont play everything on Max Settings but it should handle gaming pretty well and obviously everyday stuff without issue. Also theres room for upgrading down the line because its the newest intel line of products so it shouldn't become outdated too terribly quickly.
If you absolutely need it to be under the 700 AUD let me know and i'll drop some stuff and see what i can knock off to make it cheaper.
i'll take a crack at it. :D
For Gaming i'm assuming or did you have something else you planned on doing primarily with it?
this is a bit over the $550 CAD budget (Thanks Microsoft for making windows ridiculously overpriced) however the pentium i have in there is about 40% better in gaming applications than the mobile i7 in that laptop you mentioned (http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Pentium-G4560-vs-Intel-Core-i7-3520M/3892vsm50) and you get a 1050ti which is again significantly better than the 630M (http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-vs-GeForce-GT-630M) and the same amount of System ram (And ddr4 so its faster) as well as twice as much video ram. AND the most important part, when it starts to age a bit instead of buying a whole new laptop he can just upgrade his cpu or video card which will save him money in the future.
Lastly if you wanted to compensate for the cost of windows you could always go with a regular 1050 or an amd card around that price point, maybe grab a used card on ebay, i've saved hundreds on video cards on there.
OH and Edit: this is also the newest Kaby Lake Platform so you're not buying outdated hardware.
Really want this but alas i lack the funds, so good luck on your endeavor sir.
yes i would prefer the red and black, white shows dirt and stuff too easily lol
i posted on your other post that I Have a black and red Noctis 450 that id be willing to trade for that Manta you have there if you'd be interested, i know its only acrylic and not tempered glass but its in overall great condition and i only used it for a few months.
white or black manta?
And i have a noctis 450 i'm no longer using and would be willing to trade possibly.
If Still For sale would definitely be interested in the cpu and possibly the gpu as well.
yupp, its the newer line of the skylake processors, its about a 10% performance boost on average so if buying new like i said no point in not spending the extra few dollars. and if not overclocking feel free to grab the cheaper processor from the newer line even :D
looks okay to me, either go with a zseries motherboard or drop the k series cpu and cooler since you can't use/don't need them with the h110 board you have there.
Edit: Also you may as well go Kaby Lake if buying all new anyway since the price difference is usually 10-20 CAD on the newer cpu vs the older one.
yeah looks like you're definitely getting a good build well under budget (yay more room for a monitor (maybe 1440p/100+hz :D) and shouldn't have any issues.
and everything should fit with no problems :D
maybe a cheaper mini-itx case or a cheaper psu (EVGA G2 is my reccomendation.)
most everything looks pretty solid to me, i can double check that everything will fit but at first glance it seems like it will without issue.
Looks good to me. you are correct, it comes with 2x 140mm fans preinstalled in front and 1 nin the rear with room for 3x 120mm on top or 2x 140mm on top as well as 2 120mm fan mounting spot on the bottom. You don't need to add any fans but i Personally i would add a fan to the top and bottom so you have 3 intakes and 2 outtake fans (intake on front and bottom and out fans on rear and top since heat rises and that should be plenty of airflow.
Yeah nzxts kraken is great, was gonna reccomended the predator from EK but they discontinued them.
They have plenty of nice cases I used their noctis 450 and my wife has a phantom 410 from them.
here is a list with what you included plus a nice Red/Black Case, some Red Ram to match, a Well known great PSU (850W).
Now as far as Cooling, if looking to seriously overclock, try to spring for one of EKWB's Liquid Cooling Kits, they take all the guesswork out of setting up an actual liquid cooling loop and come prepackaged, this will get you the highest overclock (here's a link to the biggest best kit they offer) [https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-x360], alternatively in this list i include an NZXT Kraken x62, a closed loop liquid cooler that will work great for you for the price and is a bit cheaper than the equivalent EK Kits. If you're hell bent on air cooling you can also use something like a noctua NH-D15 [http://pcpartpicker.com/product/4vzv6h/noctua-cpu-cooler-nhd15] or a cryorig H5 Ultimate [http://pcpartpicker.com/product/Ztp323/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h5ultimate]
wroks great, Avast kinda pushes you a little bit to ""buy the upgraded edition" but its not too bad or often tbh.
and they don't conflict with each other which is a bonus.
personally i use a combination of Avast and Malwarebytes usually. both have pretty solid free options.
its ugly, but it works. for a few euros more you can get prettier ones.
the 520W "should" be enough, i don't know off hand what the actual power drops or ripple and whatnot is like on that model, i would go with something 600W or above though if you did want to replace it probably like a evga G2 or something along those lines.
Lol if you ever become a millionaire just remember me
yeah i'm aware, i have tried my friends HD 598's and loved them as well as a pair of audio-technicas he had that were open back.
hmm might go for the seperate mic and those, the reviews look phenomenal.
here is a full list of ones compatible with your motherboard, pick one you like the looks of and you should be fine, just make sure to check measurements of gpu and case you choose.
ah gotcha, i knew it was simulated because i haven't seen actual surround on anything remotely close to that price range because its just not cost effective to even try.
also is 7.1 really a gimmick? i've noticed a good bit of difference when trying them out granted im hard of hearing to begin with.
Also my friend uses that Modmic with his AudioTechnicas/Sennheiser (not sure which he uses for gaming or music just know thats why he has 2) funny enough
any comment on the kraken 7.1 Chromas for 76 bucks? i tend to stay away from their stuff because you're usually paying for a name but they have good reviews :-/
everything will be labeled when you get your motherboard and power supply. there will also be instruction manuals.
only has 0 rating because these series of motherboards just came out, the previous board that this one was designed from has between a 4 and 5 star rating most places.
Don't know, would depend on amazon and the seller.
yes it is, here is link for amazon Ger.
you can choose any case that will fit your parts, just find one you like the look of.
just follow instruction's/ directions and maybe watch a few videos and you'll do fine and you shouldn't need anything more than what was listed.
just ordered a pair of hd 558's on best buy, they're on sale right now for 79.99 and are great headphones at that price.
do your OS on the Ssd and you can put some games as well, i have 5 or 6 games on my 250 Gb ssd along with my OS and the rest are on my Hdd.
most stuff will work out of the box and drivers will automatically update once you connect it to the internet.
as long as its compatible with your motherboard you are fine. in the case of what we're recommending any ddr-4 Ram will do.
do 2x 8gb sticks and just pick one that looks nice they all work the same.
i use both ssd and hdd, ssd for your operating system and the hdd for storing everything else.
yes i think if you can afford the extra 100 euros it would be worth it.
i recommend this one if available over there. http://pcpartpicker.com/product/3kL7YJ/samsung-internal-hard-drive-mz75e250bam
the website didnt have them listed at Amazon Ger but i found them.
ssd is faster and lasts longer but much more expensive
and no the Cpu comes with a cooler that will work just fine.