They're good, not much to say about the RAM and CPU, they are just what they are. The mobo is pretty nice, I like the MSI BIOS, most things are in a useful place, just the vertical USB 3.0 header is annoying as the cable isn't flexible at all, but all mITX boards seem to have it.
The only game they'll be playing is Solitare!
Went with following:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Some parts would be used to upgrade my video editing PC, other bits to give to a friend.
It's an AIO (All In One) cooler, so you literally just install it and leave it, there's nothing else and no maintainance to do. (I have the H60 in my build, and haven't touched it since I built it in August) They tend to give better cooling than air at this quality. If you're still not happy, that's absolutely fine, get something like the Noctua NH-U12S or NH-U14S.
Ah, that's my bad, I just read '212' and assumed it was the Evo, as its so popular. I think with the other high end stuff in your build, I'd get a higher end cooler than either of the 212s.
You'll get what you need for $3k, spending more would just be overkill and a waste of money. Currently your build will draw about 500W, so a 1000W PSU has plenty of headroom for overclocking.
I like those changes, I'd also add a 1TB HDD, you'll soon run out of space on the SSD. The only thing I disagree on is the GPU, while OpenCL on an AMD card will work fine, Adobe likes CUDA, so an Nvida card might be the way forward. The 1050 Ti is great, and in theory will handle 4k when you move to it. The PSU is nice, though if you wanted top quality, consider an EVGA 550W G2.
What case do you have btw?
I'm currently editing 1080p footage on a 6700, and timeline stuff has been fine, and render times also decent. I'm planning to get a Mavic next month. The hyper threading will help, and Premiere Pro likes fast cores, so the 6700k is perfect for that. It will also handle 4k alongside the 1050 Ti, so the build would pretty much be ready for 4k, without any upgrades.
P.S. Nice vid!
Assuming you'll be gaming at 1440p from the original post. A single GTX 1080 will be fine if you're aiming for 60 FPS. The R5 is a nice case for a quiet build, the other option is the NZXT H440.
6900k, as requested.
The 212 Evo is popular, and great for the price, but you can do better.
That Mobo has everything you wanted.
You'll only really need 32GB of RAM, if you really need it, add another 32GB in the future.
SSD for OS and some games, large capacity HDD for video storage.
As I said before, the single 1080 should be fine for 1440p.
The R5 is a nice case.
High quality PSU.
There's no way you were going to get an 8 core CPU, SLI and 128GB of RAM for $3000. Total overkill, this is much more reasonable. And nicely on budget.
All this is good advice! The 1060 6GB is a great choice, got one myself. Made two lists of upgrades you can get for you so you can click through to product pages:
Feel free to mix and match from both to suit how much you want to spend, but be aware that the 6600k needs that CPU cooler as it doesn't come with one. You can swap the cooler for an AIO liquid cooler too if you wanted, like the NZXT X61 or Corsair H100i v2.
I almost want to say get a new case too, but at that point it's basically an entirely new build. I like the Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S, Fractal Design Define S and NZXT S340.
Yes, the use is after the colon, the bits in brackets are just examples so people know what kind of thing to write.
So changing the PSU has been mentioned. You'd also be fine with 8GB of RAM and probably get away with an i3 6100... Get a large capacity HDD instead of the SSD (I assume the M.2 is the OS drive), far better value and there's no need for the SSD speed if it's just going to store movies etc. TBH, using a regular SATA SSD as the OS drive will be fine, and save even more money. You could use the stock cooler too, up to you.
Here's those suggestions in a list
Except its a HTPC, not for gaming/rendering, read it carefully!
Pity it's another thing that's North America only, which is not the centre of the known universe, despite what some people think. (Nothing against you PCPP though) My GTX 1060 Dual is arriving tomorrow, and by the time the contest ends I will have already got some extentions from CableMod, so if I could enter and somehow won, it would be too late and rather frustating, so maybe its a good thing I can't enter...
P.S. Perhaps mention in the article it's US/Canada only?
Not entirely sure what you need 37TB of storage for, even if you RAID it, unless you shoot a lot of video in 4k... I'll say the same thing for 64GB of RAM, espeically overpriced stuff like that Corsair LED... Other parts are also overpriced, but it's your build...
Yes please. ($3 under, phew!)
Looks great, would swap the 600B PSU for a 550 G2 though.
Went $100 over. Should run stuff at 1440p.
You're literally throwing money away. Everyone here is telling you it's overkill. Add in a GPU and that turns into a serious gaming rig. Your mum doesn't need that kind of performance. By all means watercool it if you want to practice, but get an i3, 8GBs of RAM and a SATA SSD. You also might want to go ATX rather than ITX for water cooling as you'll have a lot more space to work with if you're practicing. (TBH, the kit you're getting is almost a slightly fancy AIO, hardly a full DIY watercooling thing)
Yep, they use the same SATA connectors and the drive bays should have mounting points for the smaller 2.5" SSD as well as the 3.5" HDD. Make sure you choose the SSD when booting up for the first time to intall Windows on. Do some research and googling if you want to know more. That build looks great.
WD Blue, got one in my build.
An SSD is much faster than a HDD. However, they are much more expensive per GB, so what a lot of people do, inculding myself, is have an SSD for the OS and Programs, and HDDs to store everything else like the video files. This way you get the best of both worlds, a faster computer, and keeping cheaper storage. You could keep your games on the SSD too, so you may want the 500GB version depending on the size of your games.
Agreed with the above, 16GB of RAM will be fine, and get a G2/P2 PSU. The cooler depends on how much OCing you want to do. I'd also get an SSD, like the 250GB Samsung 850 Evo for your OS and Programs.
Here's another suggested build, will do everyday things with ease. The 212 Evo is entirely optional, the stock cooler will be just fine.
Few improvments, including adding an SSD. With an RX 460, assuming the games you play aren't that demanding.
Looks good, I second getting a 7200rpm HDD. The EVGA card should match, they have a black backplate and rgb logo on the side, I'm planning to get one for my B + W build. Can't say I know much about the Corsair PSU, IK EVGA G2 and P2 PSUs have a very good reputation. And also heard decent things about cablemod, will be getting extentions from them soon.
In which case, you're looking at a GTX 950. You'll have to turn settings down to get smooth framerates in GTA V though.
Not bad, as you're on a budget though, I feel inclined to say to go with a GTX 950, and just add it to the build I listed.
Not a problem, just get the 500GB 850 Evo!
My suggestion would be to store video and photo files on the HDD though, much cheaper to get more if you run out of room and need more storage, and you'll notice no difference in speed. (It's what I do)
That's fair enough, not many silver boards around!
I'd say you need a max of 2 SSDs, one for your OS, Programs and games etc and one as a scratch disk for editing. So you could get the 960GB SSD for OS etc, and use one of the 120GB that you already have as a scratch disk.
The other thing I noticed is you could save a little by getting this 850W PSU, which is quality: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/zhgPxr/evga-power-supply-220p20850x1
Ah, that change things. Should have said to start with. I still think the RX 470 is a good choice: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/RvjWGX/powercolor-radeon-rx-470-4gb-red-devil-video-card-axrx-470-4gbd5-3dhoc
6700k, sorry, typo.
Then it'll be $35 more expensive. Simple.
The 2nd Gen i5s are 5 years old at this point. The i5 has 4 physical cores, whereas the i3 has 2 cores and hyperthreading. IDK when the sys reqs were last updated.
For uploading, only your internet speed is gonna matter. I think the HD60 should do the heavy lifting and the computer will just be sending it to Youtube. Can't say I know much about this stuff, hopefully someone who does know will come along. Are you planning to stream live or record and upload?
Never said he was. And fair enough, if the newer ones are better, can't say cheap PSUs are an area of expertise...
And? He didn't specify a budget.
Agreed on the PSU recommendation, it's top quality and the one I have. I'm the same on the cooling, I went for a H60, partly for the looks as I didn't want a massive ugly heatsink, it's relatively quiet and is keeping my 6700 nice and cool.
The 600k is going to give you slightly better performance for steaming and editing due to hyperthreading etc.
Agreed on the i5 6500 and RAM. I'd go with an EVGA PSU though, which are usually quality, you don't want to skimp on the PSU. Options are the 430W B, 500W B and 550W G2 which is top quality.
Looks good, should be able to get ~60 FPS which is the max your monitor can do. Personally, I'd swap the PSU for the EVGA 550W G2, which I know is top quality.
Why not get a skylake i3 6100? I assume you're playing at 1080p, but what games will you be playing?
The Asus Z170 mobos have quite a lot of white on. And the NZXT H440 is also white inside.
Agreed, 2GB 750 Ti, 2GB GTX 950, 4GB GTX 960. Which one you get just depends on how much you want to spend. A high end one will cost about the same as a low end of the next GPU up. Ususally worth going for the low end in that case.
If you have 2 120GB SSDs, what's the 180GB for? I don't think you're gonna see any difference using a SATA SSD instead of the M.2 if its just got games on. Though that Intel one is the same price as a 1TB 850 Evo... Guess the money saving will come with not needing the expensive mobo.
If you upgrade the 6100 to the 6500 in the list I posted, it comes out at $590, that could be an option too.
Edit: Just looked at the elgato website, it wants a 2nd gen i5, and we're on 6th gen now, I reckon you could get away with that i3...
Build as I see it below looks good.
I know you said not to change the PSU, but as there was the budget, I changed it to a much higher quality one. I also upgraded the case as there was budget for it. You'd be $10 over budget if you kept the Asus GPU, so that's up to you.
I have a 240GB SSD, currently my OS and programs take up 60GB. Depends on the size of the games if it'll be enough.
In terms of the 6600k vs 6700k, games don't really take advantage of hyperthreading, and overall the GPU is more important when it comes to FPS.
I like kongzombies list. The other changes I'd make is getting a 7200rpm drive, you can get a WD 3TB Black for about the same price. And it's up to you if you want an AIO liquid cooler, I have a Corsair H60 in my rig.
Agreed on the PSU, perhaps this one: http://pcpartpicker.com/product/jBZ2FT/evga-power-supply-220p20750x1
Is a 1TB M.2 drive really needed? Changing to a SATA SSD or HDD would also mean needing a less overkill mobo.
And for a little more than that air cooler, you could get a good AIO, like the Corsair H100i v2. Depends how much OCing you plan to do.
Love the choice of case, got the non TG version myself.
http://pcpartpicker.com/list/kn7yKZ My suggestion is a combo from each, though I can't say I know which Mobo of the 3 is best.
For $150 (or slightly less depending on the model), you can get a GTX 950, or a 750 Ti for a bit cheaper.