The 7700K and 7600K have been priced at roughly around $330 and $260, respectfully; with a release date set for February at the latest.
Nice! I'm thinking about going for a custom loop, though price is starting to get out of hand XD
So your loop, starting at the reservoir, is res to pump, pump to rad, rad to gpu block, gpu block to monoblock, monoblock to rad, rad to res? Hows the temps?
Didn't see you had changed the GPU, sorry. In that case, then you're right about the TDP.
While I have repaired and built several computers before, I have only one 40GB HDD, which is from 2001, and runs off molex. Flash drives are an interesting idea to consider though, thanks!
I might change the case to the one you have there, (SPEC-01 looks much better than the Fractal Design I picked out) as well as the memory for the extra MHz.
Well, the storage setup in my final PC is a 2TB HDD and a 250GB SSD, which adds up to about $170. It feels a little pricey at the moment.
Unless the link I posted isn't working and you're on a different build, the TDP is 363W at its maximum. The 470 itself has a TDP of 225W.
I'll probably buy used, though I probably won't be selling this PC when I'm done with it. I have friends and family members who want a computer.
I really want to stick with 16GB of RAM, if only so I can edit videos, and produce music.
I have a somewhat large collection of games, as well as a large collection of VSTs, so 120GB seems extremely tiny. Maybe I can switch to a 500GB HDD?
Also, 350W is too little power, as the build itself has a TDP of 360W. However, there might be a 400W PSU that's affordable.
I was either going to keep it for a PC I could take whenever I travel, or donate it to a friend or family member (my Mom is a pretty big gamer).
I was hoping to use it to make money off of Twitch, as well as the music I produce, so I want it to be somewhat stable, while being able to handle games at an acceptable fps. I couldn't find any used PCs that I felt would be worth dropping $600 on.
That's probably what it was. It got HOT. I'll look more into the R9 380. Thanks for the info!
True, true. I just have some, shall we say, "trust issues" with AMD. I've bought 2 AMD laptops with good specs, and both of them have just fizzled out. I realize that degradation is in part the manufacturers fault, but they weren't that good in the first place. They would boast that they could achieve certain clock speeds, but then couldn't deliver.
In contrast, I have also bought 2 Intel laptops, from the same manufacturer (HP in all cases), and they almost got to a point of overachievement. They would boost above the clock speed boasted by HP, and be very stable at the same time.
About the 970, though. That's a very good tip, and I'm glad you pointed that out! I haven't looked up GTX 970s since before Pascal was released, so I thought they were still expensive.
Good build overall. I changed the Wifi Card to the one you recommended, and changed the motherboard to a cheaper microATX board. I also changed the case to a cheaper case.
The Radeon R9 380 is a good card, but I have heard a lot of people talking about the 960 being better for recording. I changed to the ASUS STRIX 960, because it has 4GB of GDDR5, and is only about $15 more than the original card.
I don't really feel like buying memory that doesn't have any ratings is a good idea, since it's one of the most important parts for what I plan to do. So I'm sticking to the Vengeance LPX RAM.
Thank for the opinion! Anything else I might be able to change? :D
Glad I could help! :D
You don't need to buy thermal paste, it comes standard with the CPU.
Even if you get a second GPU, you should only need a 650W PSU, maybe 700W.
Also, you could get a 850 EVO for way cheaper than the 950 PRO, and there's not a huge difference between the 2.
Otherwise, looks great!
Maybe go for a GTX 960. That should take it down to somewhere in the $550 region.
I don't know about for gaming, but whenever I use antivirus software, I use Webroot Secure Anywhere. I downloaded a few viruses by accident when I was downloading mods, and it alerted me and cleaned then up within a minute.
Just be prepared to spend a little money.
Decent, not the best mic in the world, but ok for chatting with ppl over Skype
You are right, however this is a good laptop, for only $100 over budget.
At that price point, a $100 is not a huge difference.
You probably don't need 2 optical drives.
You should probably get a 450W power supply.
Unless you're in an area where there are frequent lightning storms, you don't need a UPS.
You could get a smaller case, since you just have a Micro-ATX board.
If you're new to this, you probably don't need a fan controller yet.
There's no need to buy thermal paste, it comes with the CPU.
Otherwise, looks good. Great choice on the headset! I have the same ones, and they are BA! :D
Unless you plan on getting a second card for sli, then I would go with the 1060. The 1060 doesn't support multi-GPU sli.
The only difference between a ROG STRIX 1060 and a ROG STRIX 1070 is 2GB of GDDR5, and a price increase of about $200.
Also, the 1060 clocks at about 1.62 GHz, while the 1070 only increases to 1.63 GHz.
Didn't mean to put in a link, forgot that putting .com at the end would turn it into a link. :D
The 1060 should probably live for at least 4 years, if it follows common GPU trends.
For games better suited for a console, the 1060 should be good.
Bro, if I offended you, sorry. There's no need to be a smarta**.
For OverWatch, and games similar to it, a GTX 1060 would probably be great.
Now, about the PS4 games. Maybe I'm misunderstanding you, and you're talking about games on Steam that are also on PS4, but it sounds like you're talking about an emulator, like the one found on PS4Emus. If so, then I would say you should contact the emulator provider and ask them what kind of specs you would need to play the games.
Honestly, that looks pretty good. You're pretty much top-notch, without getting into the high/enthusiast-end components.
Maybe try and get a GTX 1070, if you can save up the money.
Looks pretty solid. However, if you plan to get a second GPU at all, you'll probably want a PSU rated for at least 600W.
That sucks. D:
Go for Build #2. The GTX 950 is generally about 11 FPS above the 750 Ti.
GTX 950 Avg. FPS: 45
GTX 750 Ti Avg. FPS: 34
Also, get a non-stock cooler, AMD tends to make hot CPUs.
While the people on here probably CAN read without the spaces, it's a good practice to get into. I actually used to do it on blogs whenever I commented, but I haven't been on one in almost 3 years, so I forget to do it sometimes. It's basically just a common courtesy.
Also, I gained most of my knowledge about computers on here, so I imagine other people new to PC building probably come on here to learn as well.
Whenever you get your new GPU, take the mobo out of the case, and try installing it that way. If it will go in, then there might be something blocking the slots.
Most 1070s go for about $430-450.
If you're gonna cut cost, then I would say maybe downgrade the mobo, although it is pretty good.
If you could spare the money, maybe get a GTX 1070 instead of 1060? Only because you'll be able to run at higher settings with higher FPS
I'm guessing for gaming? Looks great! ;D
Ah, good! :D
Will it not go into the socket directly, or will it not go into the case slot?
Did you open up a slot in the back?
Based on the components picked out, I would assume you are building an editing and gaming computer? If so, then 3200 would probably be perfect. Next, the PSU. Even if you get a second graphics card, you'll only need about 650 watts. So I would downgrade to a Corsair RM650i. Looks great otherwise! ;D
Looks good, but if you will be getting any medium/large amount of games, then I would suggest a 1T HDD. This would also be good to have if you plan to keep the videos and edited pictures. Otherwise, looks great! :D
What kind of build will this be? If AAA gaming, might I suggest the Core i5-6500, and the GTX 970.
Looks good, except for the CPU. The Pentium G4400 would probably work better for the tasks you said. Also, you don't need the thermal compound. The CPU comes with some.