You don't know what I'm on about but provide the exact information that I needed.
Odd way of coming across but thankyou all the same.
Yes, through Corsair Link you can change the colour of the logo, you can also make it change to a different colour if the cpu gets above a temperature of your choosing.
I have the 7700k overclocked to 5060Mhz stable using just the H100i v2.
Fair enough its not much of a performance increase if you were already running a SkyLake but for a new build the KabyLake should be a serious consideration.
However to get the most out of it you'd want to go for a z270 motherboard which would be around the same cost as your z170.
If you do go Kaby, leave the video card as the last thing you buy you never know when a 1080 will pop up at a bizarrely cheap price. My own build was built off that back of a chance encounter with such a card.
13,276 hours.... so 553 days.
ARMA 2:OA (1576 hrs)
Crusader kings 2 (1499 hrs)
Europa Universalis 4 (1123 hrs)
Football manager 2013 (1071 hrs)
Mount and blade: With Fire and Sword (885 hrs)
I was doing ok till I hit 8 years worth of Football Manager games.... Oh, an I can forget the hours wasted on Guild Wars 2 an World of Tanks...
Its hard to capture on a camera, especially on a phone camera but the lights move around the case, in a mode called spectrum wave. Its very pretty.
It is indeed a slippery slope!
It entirely depends on your budget, it's not like you're going to have issues running it, or multiples of it.
How about 4k at 60Hz?
I only ask because of the wifi adaptor on your build, those that are mega into their fps to the point where 144Hz becomes an important factor would almost certainly be connected via Ethernet.
I don't mean to sound disparaging of your choices but might you utilise 4k a lot more often than the 144Hz capability?
AOC do a cracking 4k monitor, the U2879VF, recently picked one up myself for £300. https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Rk98TW/aoc-monitor-u2879vf
I believe the motherboard you're looking at is in EATX form which is short for bloody massive...
The website is correct in informing you that this would not fit our case (I have one too).
Our cases support micro-ATX, ATX and XL-ATX.
Just been to look at the one I'm in the process of building and it shows the sizes it supports on the inside of the case just under the motherboard cut out.
Was just with a few of the parts not being in the database and having to import them onto the site didn't know if they would be calculated.
For example my list is showing 200W.
Yea have pulled some parts from my order already, will a Kabylake setup be ok with the 750W power supply I've changed upto or would it require more?
I view overclocking as a way to keep up to date with out having to tear things out of the computer, so a few years down the road I'd have the ability to overclock and still be able to run applications at decent settings.
Initially chose the msi m7 mobo as its main feature seemed to be its ease of overclocking.
Yup purchased that same keyboard because it was mechanical at a decent reduction, no idea why part picker doesn't identify lower cost when creating the link.
Like the Mobo/CPU combo will have a look into them, the ssd again was from amazon and the link creator didn't pick up that I only paid £239 for it.
I paid £501 for the graphics card about an hour ago and already the same card from the same seller is upto £616.
Thanks for the input and the links!
Did look at a smaller ssd backed up by a bigger hdd but the way applications and games are going these days thought I'd start with a big sdd, can always add a seperate drive at a later date.
Would a 750W do?
The 1tb hard drive is an ssd as far as I am aware, as for the power I'll take a look at something a little bigger.
Once again many thanks for the input.
Thankyou! I'll alter my order now. So stick to the 6700k?
Thanks for that, I had a build plotted around the MSI Z170A GAMING M7 mobo as it seems to lend itself to easy overclocking but the ASUS you mentioned seems to do a similar job just cheaper.
Had heard about the windows thing but half the internet seems to say one thing and the other half contradicts itself.
Overall looks pretty good and with keyboard/mouse sneaked in on budget good job!
You've convinced me.
Am going to drop down to 16GB, but try to push the speed up to the limit of the motherboard which is 3600MHz I believe.
I know I'm highly unlikely to really feel any real world benefit from this, it's just the engineering side of me wanting to maintain a nice flow.
Has the added bonus of bringing back in line with my budget, might even be able to sneak in that HDD if the New Years sales are kind to me.
As I'm going to look into the possibility of over clocking it seems like liquid cooled is usually the way to go, from what I can gather online.
Yup I have conceded that the memory might be a little overkill and have reduced it accordingly.
As with the PSU, I can't justify dropping an extra £450 on an extra video card now and I doubt I will in the future really. You never know, things change and advances are made, if there is any room in the budget it might be a consideration at the very end.
Many thanks for the input, it didn't even occur to me that cheaper parts might be newer and better performing. The world of PC parts is quite an odd one!
Have altered my part list accordingly, dropped the hdd in favour of using that money on a better video card. Was between that and the MSI 1070 gaming X but the Gigabyte seemed to be more consistent in benchmark testing wheras the MSI would have spikes and troughs. Both decent cards, may well come down to cost at the day of purchase.
From my limited understanding it sounds like in order to run a decent/better monitor in the future, or multi screen setup, a good video card and a hefty chunk of memory will make things easier. For that reason I have retained the 32GB of RAM, for now (it may well change to 16 before purchase to take into consideration any deals on other, better parts that might crop up).
Only went with the Asus mouse because it has the thumb button configuration I am used to, but the Corsair looks pretty good, think I'll give it a go.
Oh and changed the tower as the bigger video card was going to cause an issue. This one has half decent write ups, has an external fan control and plenty of spots for extra fans.
Slightly over budget, but minus the Windows OS and taking into consideration Jan sales I think I'll pull the trigger on this when it dips to about £2000.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
See this is the stuff I have no knowledge of, hence the post. I suppose reliability testing only really comes from the community itself over time.
I'd be willing to drop the OS as apparently you can get windows 10 for free from their site if you want to put up with a watermark in a corner.
So around £135 including taking the old part off to be under initial budget, Caviar Blue a reliable make to go for then?
Playing, streaming, encoding, uploading.
Preferably doing a few at the same time.