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Hello everyone :) – Final thoughts on a 2500$ build and a couple of questions – French Folk here

Wildmind
  • 43 months ago

Hello guys,

Here is my modified build (thanks for everyone who helped me, specially notifying me about PCPartPicker not detecting the RAM/MoBo incompatibility).

Any final thoughts? I am ordering my components tomorrow before it's too late (leaving soon the u.s.).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $345.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $110.04 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $126.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.60 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $511.69 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case $129.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $20.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.95 @ Amazon
Sound Card Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $91.98 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $62.65 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $158.43 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $44.63 @ Amazon
Other NZXT Hue $31.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2228.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-13 21:56 EDT-0400

Thanks,

Wildmind

___ ORIGINAL POST ______

Hello everyone!

I am new to these forums, and hoping to get some hints before buying my components. I am leaving the U.S within 20 days, and I'd like to order the most expensive gear here as they're 10-20% more expensive in France, and some of them aren't even available :P I'll order those through Amazon (their services have never failed me, yet) probably tomorrow or in two days. I'd like some final thoughts and still have a couple of questions though :)

On the buildmeapc subreddit, User Guitars13 helped me selecting my components. I modified the list a little bit, and have still a couple of questions before committing to order everything from Amazon. I asked those questions on that subreddit, and added them as "comment" rather than "post" 14 hours ago, but my post (perhaps kinda oldish, 2 days for Reddit is a lot) is still unanswered. I often wait and have no problems with that, but unfortunately I am currently in the U.S. but am leaving soon to my country, i.e. France. I'd like to order from Amazon here, and take the components with me on the plane (btw is it safe??). The Amazon prices are much lower here than in France (20% lower). That's why I'm re-asking here before the shipping dates stop matching with my stay in the U.S., if that makes sense.

Here is Guitars13's list:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $345.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3333 Memory $258.00 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $219.21 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.60 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $698.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $154.47 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $114.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.95 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $139.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse $59.99 @ Amazon
Other Bitfenix alchemy LED strip $32.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2424.31
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-13 00:15 EDT-0400

Here is his list modified by me:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $345.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i v2 70.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $96.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $219.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $219.21 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.60 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $539.59 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 240 ATX Mid Tower Case $65.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.95 @ Amazon
Sound Card Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $91.98 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $62.65 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $158.43 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $44.63 @ Amazon
Other NZXT Hue $31.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2280.97
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-13 00:15 EDT-0400

These are my final questions:

-DDR4 RAM bars: Why is there almost no price difference inbetween the 16GB of RAM DDR4 from Corsair that Guitars13 picked, and the 32GB that I picked still DDR4 and from Corsair too? Is it only the 300 MHz speed difference?

-Water Cooling: I found this cooling kit. I dunno if I should try to got for it, or if it'll be way too hectic. https://www.ekwb.com/shop/ek-kit-s240 Should I just stick with the Corsair? -Also, where is the water stored in the Corsair cooling kit, or is it a closed loop that does never need maintenance?

-Chassis: Does my new chassis election work for this setup?

-Power Supply Unit: The wattage shown by PcPartPicker is of 395W and the power supply of 700W: is that OK?

-External ports: Does the chosen MSI motherboard afford Thunderbolt technology? If yes, how to enable it?

-And most importantly: where can I find a solid guide for me to assemble this future beast? I found this one, do you recommend it? https://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/How_To_Assemble_A_Desktop_PC

Thanks in advance,

Wildmind

Comments

  • 43 months ago
  • 2 points

DDR4 RAM bars: Why is there almost no price difference inbetween the 16GB of RAM DDR4 from Corsair that Guitars13 picked, and the 32GB that I picked still DDR4 and from Corsair too? Is it only the 300 MHz speed difference?

Corsair dominator ram is extremely expensive. Motherboard only has 4 slots so it wouldnt make sense to fill all 4 slots with 4X4gb as you wont be able to upgrade without loosing what you already have. If you need 16 go with 2X8gb.

Why 32 gigs of ram?

Also, where is the water stored in the Corsair cooling kit, or is it a closed loop that does never need maintenance?

It doesnt need maintenance and it has a 5 year warranty. I would just get the better H115i, though you would need to change the case.

This is a much better case

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/mn3RsY/phanteks-case-phes614pbk

or this

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jrVBD3/phanteks-case-phes515pbk

Power Supply Unit: The wattage shown by PcPartPicker is of 395W and the power supply of 700W: is that OK?

For one 1070 a 500 watts is more than enough, but if you plan on adding a second one then get a 750 watts psu

NOTE: The RM is outdated and not a good choice. The newer RMx and RMi are excellent choices. The 750 watts RMi is at 99 bucks on amazon. It is an excellent deal

https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-RM750i-Modular-Certified-warranty/dp/B00YPNSQTU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468384766&sr=8-1&keywords=rmi+750

External ports: Does the chosen MSI motherboard afford Thunderbolt technology? If yes, how to enable it?

You would need a thunderbolt card or a motherboard that supports thunderbolt. The gigabyte comes with thunderbolt

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/6n7CmG/gigabyte-motherboard-gaz170xud5th

-And most importantly: where can I find a solid guide for me to assemble this future beast?

Video from carey H. They are long but he explains everything in detail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SpXdXdrrBk

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for your prompt reply.

I am going for 32GB as I plan to use some RAM-intensive programs, and simultaneously sometimes (e.g. Premiere Pro and After Effects, Photoshop and Illustrator...). I also changed the cooling for the H115i, and the PSU for the RMx series (650W). I went for a Full Tower case: does the CPU Cooler fit? (PCPartPicker doesnt show incompatibilities though, but I'd rather double-check). I really like the NZTX Casing look, it's very dynamic.

Have I forgotten anything in my build or is it better now? :)

Here is my modified build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $345.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $110.04 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $219.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 512GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $219.21 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.60 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $539.59 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case $129.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.95 @ Amazon
Sound Card Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $91.98 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $62.65 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $158.43 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $44.63 @ Amazon
Other NZXT Hue $31.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2388.02
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-13 11:01 EDT-0400

Thanks in advance,

Wildmind

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I can't find a way to edit this comment, sorry for "bumping" this thread.

I just have a last question to add: Are all the cables and connectics to link the MoBo ports included? Or do I need anything else than a screwer and an anti-static wristband to assemble the hardware listed above?

Thanks :)

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

a little late but If you decided to go with Corsair Dominator the 16gb ram is not compatible with the MSI or Gigabyte MoBo

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Are you sure? :O The PcPartPicker doesn't highlight any incompatibility issue for me. If yes, well dang it I'll have to modify the list again!

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

if you check MSI support page it doesn't support 16gb. i had the an issue with 2x16 and had to go with 4x8

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Your link says this:

Corsair CMK128GX4M8B3000C16 DDR4 3000 3000 Samsung 1.35V DS 16GB

It seems to support it :)

However, the Gigabyte MoBo does not and PCPartPicker did not know that :O Thanks for spotting it! That was a close call :P I'll find different ram bars then.

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

that part number is for Vengeance® LPX brand all you'll have to do is just go for the 8gb unless your really wanted the 16gb

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah, nicely spotted once again /:

I'll see what I find and I'll post a new build in an hour or so. Do you know if my Cooler choice is ok for the case I chosed?

  • 43 months ago
  • 1 point

I am ordering the components tomorrow before it's too late.

Any final thoughts?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $345.99 @ Amazon
CPU Cooler Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $110.04 @ Amazon
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD5 TH ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $189.99 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $159.99 @ Amazon
Storage Samsung 850 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $126.99 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $67.60 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Founders Edition Video Card $511.69 @ Amazon
Case NZXT Phantom 530 (Red) ATX Full Tower Case $129.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer $20.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.95 @ Amazon
Sound Card Creative Labs Z PCIe 24-bit 96 KHz Sound Card $91.98 @ Amazon
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC56 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $62.65 @ Amazon
Keyboard Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard $158.43 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $44.63 @ Amazon
Other NZXT Hue $31.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2228.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-07-13 21:56 EDT-0400

Thanks,

Wildmind

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