I thought there was only 1 fan slot on top. according to newegg there's only room for 1 120mm fan on top. if theres 2 120mm fan slots I would go with a corsair h100i or something similar.
You may only need an i5 but as squidz said anything cpu intensive you would benefit from the i7, also are you dead set on NVidia or would an amd gpu be an option as well, because if you're going for a 960 I would recommend an r9 380 instead as you'd get a lot more performance for what you pay.
Lastly maybe swap that PSU for an evga g2 Or GS Series Power supply.
If you do want to go gaming i7 maybe consider a Haswell-E build (LGA 2011-3).
Are you talking about like a push/pull configuration? or a bigger radiator? because that's the biggest radiator you can fit in your case, if you want push pull I would say get that one and buy 2 ek-Vardar high static pressure fans for maximum cooling efficiency on that cooler.
Looking at your case, you're stuck with a 120mm radiator so go with like a corsair h60 or something along those lines. or you could go with a decent air cooler like a noctua nh-d14/ d15 or something along those lines.
hmm, most liquid coolers are just straight black but some have a nice led on the cooling bracket, hold on let me find a good one that'll fit your case.
Yes, In fact most streamers will tell you to get an i7 because it's one of the applications where you will take advantage of the hyper threading, so I would go with the i5 in this comparison hands down. also if you aren't overclocking you don't need the k-chip so you may be able to save a few bucks there as well.
if you're not overclocking you don't need anything special, however if you can I would say go with the cryorig h7, it cools a little better at around the same price as the EVO and in most cases it fits better as well.
Also side note that's with my 380 being bottlenecked by my cpu
I would personally say go with an evga g2 psu, that's my first choice in psu.
Also go with a cryorig h7 cpu cooler, they work a bit better than the EVO and are right around the same price (give or take a few bucks if the EVO is on sale)
Other than that it looks okay to me, not very familiar with AMD Cpu's as I haven't kept up with them in years. The video card is a nice choice I have the msi r9 380 and it runs great I love it and can run most things on high in 1080p at 60+fps.
Looks pretty good to me, the 16gb of ram won't really be fully utilized unless maybe you're running a game server in certain games like minecraft/terraria or something like that. mine has 32gb and I rarely ever come close to using all of it while running servers or anything. other than that I would recommend swapping the cpu cooler for a Cryorig H7 they're almost the same exact price and the H7 will give you about a 10% boost in cooling performance on average compared to the hyper 212 EVO. Also I may consider going Skylake or even Haswell-E for a gaming pc as opposed to just haswell. What kind of games/resolution/settings are you looking for?
won't run most stuff on ultra but i can verify it runs vermintide at 1080p and 60+fps and i can also guarantee it's being bottlenecked by my cpu currently.
it's one of the boards i was considering for my skylake build tbh because it is such a steal
also I personally like to stay away from corsair psu's though im not sure off the top of my head which models have issues, I always prefer evga GS or G2 series psu's.
Alright so if you wanted to save a few bucks, you don't plan on overclocking so you don't need the K series cpu/ Zseries Motherboard, the 4gb may be a good idea as some games like ARK will use a good bit more than 2Gb of vram, even one of my faves warhammer end times: vermintide im pretty sure bumps up to 2.5Gb and my friend says ark goes up to 4Gb sometimes as well.
so if your dvd drive and you hdd turn on but aren't reading disks then I would say its most likely a cable issue or something with the ports on the motherboard as tiny_voices already said.
Alright here's the best I could do for you for around 1000 aud, it went a few dollars over. if you can afford it I would definitely get a better psu though.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
do you have a case or do I need to leave room for that as well?
do you need anything included os, keyboard, monitor?
For under £600 you did a pretty good job, don't know if you need an os or anything else (going to assume you already have them by the part list, the only real change I could make that would keep it under £600 would be to change the gpu, that's because the r9 380 outperforms the 960 at the same price point and I chose one with 4gb of vram because there are a lot of games that will use more than 2gb of vram. Also I have a 380 and it runs most games on high at 1080p and 60+fps
it's hard to tell as I don't have much experience with that cpu (haven't upgraded to skylake yet) but if you're planning to overclock it honestly can't hurt to go with a liquid cooled option, it'll probably be a touch louder nad obviously more expensive but it will cool better than an air cooler in most cases. I'd recommend getting a kraken x61 and replacing the fans on it with Some EK Vardar High Static Pressure Fans. https://shop.ekwb.com/ek-vardar-f1-140-1150rpm
This is what my friend did and his 2011-3 i7 stays pretty cool even under load at a significant overclock (I don't know the exact numbers on his system)
Looks Pretty good, keep in mind that those monitors are only 60hz refresh rate so that's obviously where your fps will max out on those monitors, however that's more than enough imo. Looks Beauteous though. Nice choice in gpu and brand as well, i like evga's and msi's cards.
well i can't make you do anything but for example the original seagate SSHD you had only had 7.8 Gb of ssd cache which means that it can only load 7.8 gbs of data at a time onto or off of the ssd cache which is much smaller than most things youll need it for. when they start making sshds with say 100Gb of ssd cache i may consider it. Also note that i have a 1 tb sshd in my fiancees current build.
well I don't find hybrid drives worth it tbh, the ssd buffer isn't honestly enough in most cases to make the price difference worth it, you could go with a 7200 rpm drive if you'd like but until we get hybrid drives with much larger ssd buffers I don't think the price difference is worth it.
also changed the thermal paste I prefer their mx-4 compound for the extra few bucks
yupp skylake is gonna last longer as its newer and you can always have a better gpu. If you're super worried about power/threads/cores/etc. you could opt for a haswell-e build but you'll be stuck with a xeon cpu or an i7 in that case but they have more cores/threads and etc.
Here's a skylake build (the newest intel socket) that is cheaper, has a better video card and will have better longevity, I also gave you an unlocked i5 in case you wanted to overclock some down the road. You could use thdifference to get an even better video card (gtx 980 or r9 fury or something.
yeah I have a few recommendations I will write up an alternate part list for you hold on
True, I've never seen mine get that hot so I wasn't sure how much heat transfer there would be. You could always take a dremel to the heatsink on the mobo so it wouldn't touch at all but most people don't want to mess with that.
also is there a reason for going with an i7 over an i5, is there something besides gaming that is going to actually take advantage of the i7?
hmm reason for not going skylake or haswell E ?
alternatively you could just go buy another cooler that may fit better, I love my cryorig h7 and it works great as far as cooling is concerned.
nearest one to me is about 4-5 hours away in nyc.
Looking at it it might, but most of the cpu heat is going to go directly to the cooler not the bracket, and looking at the pictures it doesn't seems like its contacting it all too much, I don't think that the heat transfer that may occur the other way around would be significant enough to make a difference or to harm anything.
your cooler bracket is just bumping your cooler for your motherboard, it shouldn't be too much of an issue, my coolers fan actually had to be moved up a touch because it bumped mine and wouldn't sit on my cpu properly otherwise. Not an issue as long as it sit all the way down on the screws and tightens down all the way.
actually looking at the price in usd for like 10 dollars more go with the K chip anyway no reason not to and then down the road you could dabble in overclocking without having to buy a whole new chip. just change the psu basically. ssd not required but you would definite enjoy the speed and benefit from it
I've been noticing this becoming an increasing trend as of late.
As long as you're careful and do your research (and have some common sense) you should be fine to build your own computer and it will almost always be better and cheaper than buying a pre-built one. For example I saw a 1300 dollar gaming pc at my local best buy that if a bought the parts they used I could've made it for probably around 600 dollars (even less on black Friday).
I Wouldn't get the Corsair cx Psu they aren't the best for gaming (or in general imo) go with an evga G2 if possible you won't regret it. also unless you plan on overclocking you don't really need the k series cpu or the z series motherboard.
Also consider running a small ssd as a boot drive or for games you play a lot for the super quick boot and load times.
unless of course he lives in NY where its 12% im pretty sure. -_-
EDIT: ours is actually 8.25% still ridiculous.
Looks good, don't think the 32 Gb is completely necessary but Just because you can right?
Also, good choice in PSU they're really nice.
I would recommend a gpu upgrade sometime soon, other than that as far as cooling goes the nzxt kraken x61 will fit in the top of your case, its a few USD more not sure how much more it would be in the uk, but it has great performance and will fit in your case. everything else seems alright, you don't really need a sound card (unless you consider yourself an audiophile the onboard will do just fine.)
honestly though I have an r9 380 and that plays most things on mid-high graphics that are out right now, so a gtx 980 will be more than enough for a while.
Case Size shouldn't be an issue, I actually think you may be able to fit 2 if you actually needed/wanted to lol
And as far as motherboard compatibility the cooler doesn't list 1151 because it came out before socket 1151 did im pretty sure, but I don't think it would be an issue.
If you don't plan on doing a big overclock the 212 EVO would work, get a cryorig h7 though, it's about a 10% performance boost for right around the same price as the EVO (it also is a bit shorter so it fits better in most cases) If you want to Overclock a lot then I would say get the h100i or if you can fit/afford it the nzxt Kraken x61 is great as well.
Everything looks alright, I would definitely go with the 980 as it'll not only play current games at high-ultra but it'll handle any that are coming out soon alright as well.
And of course as said above get rid of the corsair psu as soon as possible as they really aren't meant for gaming and they aren't all that great.
you should be fine, it has 2 open slots for it to go in.
though it has some good reviews there has been alot of people having issues with that line either right out of the box or other issues with it. I'd recommend the evga g2 line.
I Also could explain network adapters, your mobo has ethernet ports that'll work just fine. if you want wifi you should be able to fit a card on that board.
You could also probably downgrade to an i5 if you're going to be console streaming and then upgrade your gpu to something slightly better, if you're going to be doing streaming of pc games as well then the i7 is definitely worth it also elgato does reccomend an i7 on their website.
For streaming the elgato may come with some software but if not xsplit gamecaster is good. also avast has free antivirus which is pretty good for free.
this may be a little better for the games you're talking about, however you can't overclock and you won't be able to run crossfire or sli with this board as the h97 boards are limited to 1x16 on the pcie im pretty sure
Not a problem, i think i could make a few adjustments. whats your budget?
also you don't really need a Z series mobo if you're not overclocking either and you could go with a better gpu possibly.
True, i just meant that the G2 or P2 series are definitely good lines, and he probably doesn't need the 850W. also is the P2 750W really only $79.99 !? wish I had known that a few weeks back.
EDIT: the antec one is 79.99 though there psus are pretty good quality as well. either way wish I had known when I bought my crappy corsair one on sale
Number 2 is Better but you only need the K Series chip if you'll be overclocking really, if you don't use a k series you could just use the stock cooler since you wouldn't be overclocking.
Also both those psu's are known to have issues I would recommend an EVGA G2 if possible to get one in the uk.