1080p for now - soon as I can I'll be getting a gsync 1440p widescreen
I don't see the point, you may feel the need for more, but in the year ish I've had it, I've never used more than 500GB on the HDD.
Haha - The website is just a blog / research guide right now, stick with it and I'm planning to have a full video tutorial and picture walk through - but I'm glad it helped!
Download the drivers on your current pc - transfer to USB and done - It's not recommended to use CD drivers ever, they're always out of date.
No cables required, the motherboard contain plenty SATA cables - the PSU had all the power cables needed.
Screwdrivers were something I did just for me, they looked nice - but you need a decent one, magnetic would be a plus.
My thoughts: Good build, not too much different to mine - the SSD will be plenty big enough for the OS and a select few games - WARNING! When installing the OS, disconnect the HDD so that there's no chance it writes to there, sometimes it will, re connect after. The CPU cooler isn't too much different, very minor upgrade if any, the HYPER 212 EVO is amazingly well priced, though do not try a substantial overclock on it.
Overall, my rig plays everything incredibly well - though I'm stuck with a 1080p monitor for the moment, I'd suggest like me moving to 1440p to make the most of the hardware
It would be yeah, but I have now overclocked both the CPU and GPU, which answers the next one, the headroom was necessary for the OC, plus it's always wise to have more than needed by a big margin, the last thing you want is to have to change it, approximations are good and all, but not totally accurate.
To be honest the hyper 212 is a great cooler even though its budget, that's why it's popular, even with a 4.5GHz clock my cpu doesn't go beyond 65 at 1.3v in gaming, it did go to 87 during max Intel burn though. However, if I was to do another, if I had the money I'd definitely custom water cool, because I looked at reviews for the best water coolers and there's just not a good enough consistency for me to risk one. SO, final decision, given a standard budget, I'd go a bit better, get the coolermaster v8/10 which looks awesome and cools slightly better, stick some top quality paste on there and you'll have no trouble. Way I see it. If something goes wrong on air, you'll likely be able to tell in normal situations if you monitor the card, eg a fan dies, sound and sight of the temps. With water, it'll leak everywhere and destroy the other bits, which is why custom water cooling is better apparently, much higher quality.
Definitely wise what you said, totally don't mind the questions. Also, I'm in the process of making a pc building website so check this out if it helps https://buildacomputersite.wordpress.com
I wanted to include one, cost though!
No i don't - unfortunately I don't think the case can be modified to take one either
No regrets - CPU cooler is fine my average temps are like 25 degrees idle, 45 load - maybe pushing 50 certain times - it's decent enough but I'm not overclocking otherwise I would have gotten a better cooler. -------- Case is great, so easy to work in and the stock fans are decent - there are many holes for cable routing which helps - dust filters are a plus too. ----- only thing I perhaps regret is not having the i7 skylake, it is just too overpriced at this time to warrant it - but for my university work it would make a difference. ------ watch the shield for the MOBO though - I had to slightly bend some metal edges to get it to first of all fit outside and then once I was sure, put it in and mounted the MOBO. ------- graphics card temperatures are good on the stock overclock for EVGA - 35 degrees idle (well internet apps etc..) I think it goes down to 30 just doing nothing, in gaming its not gone above 60 degrees under load - and thats having above 1440p resolution loaded and shrinking to my 1080p monitor for slightly better textures. ---- All in all, fantastic build, let me know if you need any help
Price-performance really - it's usually £30 more expensive and at the time I was buying even more, not worth the difference when speed wise there's not much in it. Thanks!
I am very good with my money; and I recently got an Ambassador job at uni that pays well - been smashing those holiday hours working my *** off for this- Totally worth it haha
Not Skyrim, but I plan on playing Fallout 4 - doubt that'll have that issue though - Thank you for heads up though - +1'd so anyone who this applies to can see it!
I can't fault it - I haven't got many games just now but I've been playing the heck out of MGS V and it runs beautifully. I uploaded the 3D Mark score so you can see its got some horsepower!
The 980 Ti is a beast! In SLI config you could handle anything at 4k though you're probably best waiting for Nvidia next gen GPUs next year, if you want value for money
It just about fits in the h440 - sorry about the problem though - found myself very fortunate with part health - though I'm never ordering from Ebuyer or Dabs.com again! Delayed massively - see my reddit post for more info
I've just had a look now - it looks like you could JUST fit ram in the first slot - I want 2 extra 4gb's in a while so yeah I hope so!
I tried! haha
Instructions were a little hard to follow - it wasn't really that difficult I was being picky - of the whole build that was the worst if I had to pick something put it that way
Haha - That's the gamer part- I'm actually a chemistry student so I often run several iterations of various quantum chemistry equations and NMR spectra manipulation - so it comes in handy too!
Yeah - overblown, despite Nvidia loss in this instant you can bet they have stuff up their sleeve. Thank you!
I'm building for my 21st at the end of the month however I don't think I'll pay the extra to get skylake if it hasn't reduced in price much - why did you decide to get it sooner? Also if you could please upload benchmarks that would be fab!
Ah makes sense now - still the SLI 970s will do you for a while - nice build anyway! What was the BIOS like on that board?
Why use SLI 970's instead of a single 980Ti? wouldn't it work out the same if not better and then you can sli with another later on?