Using the Ducky One TKL Rainbow with MX Clears and it is the best decision I probably could've made for my first mech keyboard
Depends on the brand. If it is a high quality Logitech mouse, then sure it, you won't notice a difference. Otherwise, there's a chance you'll notice
Depends on hand size, mouse size, mouse shape, etc. I really doubt there is a 'best grip' because grip is more comfort than anything
I've never used a DPI switch, so I won't really comment there
Nice and unnecessary indeed, some people might want them, though
For the most part, yes
Haven't really researched that, but I don't doubt it
I'll mostly agree with that
Most mice are more than $50 that are some of the best brands. Zowie's EC series is $60 and highly recommended because of their shape and size, Logitech has some good offerings too that are over $50.
My i5 can run a server with 5-10 people with pretty much no issues, unless I have multiple people rendering a lot of different chunks at once, then there is some noticeable lag.
It's a fun thing to tinker with, aside from the occasional crash.
According to PCpartpicker's compatibility checker and looking at the specs of the RAM and motherboard, yes.
It appears you have forgotten to post any sort of link to your build. We don't have any to judge.
Very nice build.
If you didn't want to Overclock, then why spend the extra money? You could've saved possibly $250 or more.
Understandably, overclocking isn't for everyone, but it is very easy and it's highly unlikely you will damage your parts unless you go well past the recommendations and run them for a lengthy time at high temperatures. You should at least consider a light overclock of, say 4.5 on the CPU. Your CPU may not even need extra voltage, and in the case it does it won't need much and will be well under the ~1.4V recommendation.
Your GPU does it's own overclocking, in a way, but you can tweak that too. I find it very fun.
As the others have said: an SSD and RAM are very nice upgrades
With the ~$250 you have left getting a new CPU and motherboard would likely result in something similar to what you have, so a GPU upgrade is likely your best bet. The 1060 6 GB should be right around that price range
If you play highly competitive First Person Shooters, then many will recommend 144 hz because of the additional reaction time and the extra smoothness, if you care about that then 1080p 144hz is the better choice.
If you aren't, then 1440p ~60 will look great!
Before graphics cards were very energy efficient, if you wanted to have multiple cards you had to leave a large buffer so that it was possible. Additionally, a PSU works most efficiently when they are at a 80% workload.
Looking at the list you have a TDP ~450 watts, even if you add a new card you're at ~700 watts (which you never reach because that would require everything to be at absolute maximum load, and that doesn't happen when gaming). 1000 watts is a little too ambitious, and 850 should be more than enough.
For purely gaming, there isn't much benefit from overclocking your CPU, you can save a lot by going for an i5 6500, go with just the stock cooler, a cheaper motherboard, and slower memory.
Also, why the 4TB external hard drive? Why not internal?
This may be just a little overkill for gaming. This would be a great productivity PC, but for gaming you're overshooting by a lot. You can tone it down if you want to, because games don't see much benefit from an i7, overclocking your CPU, and you don't need 1000W to power this.
Also, a physical list is very helpful so that we can look deeper into the specs and changes are much easier.
I'm not sure, the r3 might be enough, but with black friday you might be able to save enough to get it
The 1060 should be able to handle it
There are many areas that your can save a lot of money and hit much closer to your budget.
First off, getting an overclockable CPU for a gaming focused PC is often wasting money. There is little to no gain in performance (~<5%) for ~$100. Even an i7 is more than what a lot of games use. You should be fine with a 7700, a CPU cooler if you really want it, and a cheaper motherboard
1080 for 1080p 144hz? You're paying way too much. I have a 980ti and it bottlenecks my CPU a little at the resolution.
An actual parts list that we are able to view and edit is more helpful, but this will do
For 1080p it should do good.
This should be more than enough for VR
Looks good, you may want to consider a graphics card with a better cooler
From what I've heard, Samsung's SSDs are speedier than what most people really need out of an OS drive, something like this drive is better for your money
Liquid CPU coolers aren't all that much better other than being more expensive for a few small trade-offs that don't impact performance. An air cooler like the CRYORIG H7 will be more cost effective and last you longer
Thermal paste comes with your CPU cooler, so buying more isn't necessary
You've chosen a 1060 that is meant for extremely small form factors, I'm suggesting you get a graphics card with a beefier cooler, like this Zotac AMP!
Also, consider that black Friday is coming soon, you can save a lot there
To add to this, there is a lot of mismatched RAM. Different speeds, size, and brand is just asking for it to not work well together.
Cryorig H7 will likely be a better option for a CPU cooler
The modmic doesn't actually pick up on any of my headphone's noise, even at loud volume.
As a user of a 980ti, I would guess 1440p ~144 hz. 1080p 144 hz is just a walk in the park for the GPU.
Here is a monitor I am actually going to buy here soon, pretty much best for the cost. I don't know how well this GPU will handle 1440p 165hz, but even if it doesn't hit it at max settings there is G-sync and plenty of settings to tone down, this card was built to be an entry level 4k card.
Have you considered buying a pair of headphones and attaching a mic? That is the best way to get a comfortable headset that has really good sound quality.
The reason people recommend headphones with a mic is mostly gaming headsets have a subpar mic, as well as terrible audio quality.
More professional headphones can have a better soundstage (good for foot steps), sound better (good for music and just anything), and they are considerably more comfortable
Some starting headphones would be the Sennheiser HD 558's which I have and love, and I've heard the Audio Technica ATH AD900x's are a good pic, the 700x's are very similar, but a little cheaper. The thing about these headphones are that they are open back, so it is easy to hear what is going on around you and others are able to hear you a little as well.
Honestly, a keyboard is a keyboard, anything "Gaming" basically means a premium and RGB. If you're looking for a new keyboard and don't even know what switch you want you would greatly benefit from some research.
Cherry MX reds or browns are highly recommended, but it is largely personal preference that makes it hard to wholly recommend someone a switch. If you can, try out keyboard in a store if they have them on display.
Another factor to consider is tenkeyless, it takes the right number pad off the keyboard so it is cheaper, more ergonomic, and smaller.
It's pretty much the best for the price, region varying of course, but it is very hard to beat.
A 980ti at ~$350 is a pretty decent deal. They perform within a couple of percent of the 1070, they're just a bit older, but that doesn't mean they aren't powerful. These things eat 1060's for breakfast.
Some common features are:
- Number of RAM slots, 4 is a good number that allows good upgrades
USB speeds and number of ports
Misc new technology, such as M.2, thunderbolt
PCI-E slots, if you don't want SLI you can easily get a shorter board and a smaller case
Things like that
You probably won't need that beefy of a cooler nor the thermal paste. For a step down the be quiet! Dark rock 3 should suit you fine.
Make sure the motherboard has all the features you need, and nothing extra that will cost you more. If you can save $50 by getting a motherboard that has what you need you should consider switching.
Replaced the RAM kit for a similar kit for $40 less
NZXT is a great case manufacturer, but that case is somewhat outdated and you might find better features in other cases, and some people don't like the "gamery" aesthetic a few years down the road.
Here is a list I made with some of the suggestions I made
Your CPU should do you well, and as long as the motherboard has what you want and is compatible, which it is, you're good
As for RAM, if you want a cheaper kit I would suggest this
I would encourage a PSU that has some extra room for upgrades, a good choice would be this PSU
Everything else as far as I can tell looks good
I guess so
Thank you, that is the general idea I got by browsing around and looking at Ebay and Craigslist
Maybe 700 at the most
You are going to need a GPU, case, storage, OS, and peripherals
This may do fine for what you need
That should work then
That's a nice find
$30 for a card that is $150, latest gen, and used? That seems to be stretching it, I myself have a really old GPU that probably wouldn't be to great.
What is this going to be used for?
A 1050 ti seems like a reasonable option for the price
I use this cooler for my 6600k 1.3V 4.5 Ghz, it normally holds around 400 C while gaming, the highest I have seen is around 70 when doing the IntelBurnTest for about an hour.
Pretty much this ^
With how efficient computer parts are becoming it is less necessary to need multiple graphics cards, 4 DIMMs of RAM, or lots of PCI-e lanes, so having the smaller MATX matched with a smaller case would be neat, you can add an additional card, have all the RAM slots you need, and often has at least 1 M.2 slot.
You should look for the features you need, such as PCI-e lanes, USB capabilities, M.2 support, overclockability, RAM slots. All of these are different for every user, but typically the cheaper boards are just as good as the over-priced $300 ones.
If RAM weren't so expensive there would be a chance you could get a better CPU, but there really doesn't seem like much to improve upon
That CPU deal is a steal, nice one.
An SSD would go really nicely with this build.
A GPU wouldn't typically bottleneck such a powerful CPU, it is typically the other way around where your CPU can't keep up with the GPU. Depending on the resolution the 1060 is great for 1808p, the 1070 is superb for 1440p.
Doubling your RAM would be important so you can have your game, streaming service, and other things running without too many issues.
An SSD would be kinda nice, but not necessary.
Streaming takes a lot on your CPU, upgrading that would be very essential. You can either start fresh with a new motherboard and CPU, or get a better CPU for that socket. If you choose to go all out new, then the Ryzen 5 series would be really good, particularly the 1600 would help a lot.
If you are completely redoing the mobo and CPU, AMD's Ryzen seems like a better choice. It has more cores and threads and does well in gaming and many other things.
about $90 US
The USB would get you a license, it is just that the added USB increases the cost when it is easy enough to get an install on a USB yourself
The AIO puts it $100 over the previous build, the 1600 comes with a cooler, the poster didn't mention overclocking either, so I would leave it up to them and not make such a jump.