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Feedback on First PC Build Greatly appreciated


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#1 iParzival

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Posted 20 December 2015 - 10:34 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nVBX4D

 

Hey everyone, I am looking for your opinion on my first build.  Please help me with any suggestions or feedback you might have.

 

I decided to switch over from console gaming after many years to the master race of pc and thus figured I needed a better rig. I plan to also do some video editing/rendering in the future.  I want my first build to allow for upgraded in the future, such as SLI. I went for an almost all white color scheme for the build for the nice clean look and I will attempt to overclock all that i can. Since it's near the holidays i would like to try to drop the price as much as possible to maybe 3000$ or more so plz suggest anything such as deals or changeable parts on the following build:

 

CPU: I picked the 5820k over the rest because I really only needed 28 PCIe lanes and the hexa core really interested me for other future applications. I also had read that having direct x12 in windows 10 with the extra threads, they will be used more for even gaming pretty soon.

 

CPU Cooler: I picked the kraken because my case could fit it and many people had recommended it. If needed to save $ I will change to the H100i.

 

MOBO: the x99 platform really caught my eye especially this which had almost all the same features as the much higher costing deluxe or pro versions imo. I also plan to utilize the m.2 slot for a faster SSD in the future such as the 950 pro in RAID O format.

 

RAM: the Geil I chose is currently out of stock in white but it works great with the mobo's quad reader as to why I chose 4x4GB.

 

Storage: the HDD was just a good price by a company I trust and the SSD was highly recommended to me for a good size/price.

 

GPU: I read up a lot on which to pick and the 980 ti seemed the best in my price range and thus i chose the hybrid by EVGA for their great customer service and because I plan to do some major overclocking. I plan to eventually buy a 2nd hybrid and I'll get the SLI bridge then.

 

Case: Nice white to match the scheme and the cable management and size are perfect for everything else. Plus those LED's just are too nice to pass down. I read the internal fan hub that came with the case could sometimes keep them fans running at max rpm, so i went with the Sentry 3 controller.

 

PSU: i was able to get this on sale early so why not and it's by EVGA.

 

Fans: This may seem like a lot but I plan to replace the stock fans on the kraken and hybrids and set up some push/pull configurations. Kraken as top exhaust and hybrid as front intake.

 

Mouse/keyboard: I really wanted an LED show in my room at night so why no other than the best for that. And anyway the black widow has all that i want including 5 macro keys because I'll be playing mostly mmo's and thus i chose the naga. But unless it drops in price, I'll probably go with the deathadder that I currently have.

 

Monitor: I really want to get the most of my pc gaming experience with 144Hz, <4 ms RT, 1440p, and g-sync but unless the S2716DG or other of equal specs drop in price I may need to downgrade it to lower the total.

 

Lastly for the rest of the others I wanted to customize the pc to my liking in white and those extra LED's because why not?

 

Thank you for reading and thanks in advance for any replies and help!



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#2 richcbro

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 01:54 AM

Nice PC!

 

First, you should buy Windows retail full version, not the OEM version. Retail Windows can be transferred to another PC, while OEM version is tied to the motherboard and can't be used on other PCs.

 

If you plans to run two GPUs, I would recommend that you buy a 1000W PSU, because high-end graphics cards use up lot of power, especially Titan GPUs.

 

A 6-core CPU will help a lot in rendering and photo editing. i7-5930K and 5960X is not worth the price, you should only buy them when you need 40 PCIe lanes. If you want to cut down the price, getting i7-4790K and LGA 1150 mobo is going to save you money.


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 04:00 AM

I would stay away from 850 Evo. Samsung 840 and 840 Evo both were catastrophes. And all of those three use TLC, so I see no reason to take any risks.

 

Samsung has huge fanbase that always promotes Samsung products. But as seen on 840 and 840 Evo cases, that fanclub adviced has nothing to do with facts. 850 Evo is overpriced, TLC drive should be much cheaper.



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 09:45 PM

Nice PC!

 

First, you should buy Windows retail full version, not the OEM version. Retail Windows can be transferred to another PC, while OEM version is tied to the motherboard and can't be used on other PCs.

 

If you plans to run two GPUs, I would recommend that you buy a 1000W PSU, because high-end graphics cards use up lot of power, especially Titan GPUs.

 

A 6-core CPU will help a lot in rendering and photo editing. i7-5930K and 5960X is not worth the price, you should only buy them when you need 40 PCIe lanes. If you want to cut down the price, getting i7-4790K and LGA 1150 mobo is going to save you money.

How do you know if its retail?


I would stay away from 850 Evo. Samsung 840 and 840 Evo both were catastrophes. And all of those three use TLC, so I see no reason to take any risks.

 

Samsung has huge fanbase that always promotes Samsung products. But as seen on 840 and 840 Evo cases, that fanclub adviced has nothing to do with facts. 850 Evo is overpriced, TLC drive should be much cheaper.

Do you have info to back this up? the 850 evo was highly recommended to me.



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 10:17 PM

All them fans is overkill ain't it?



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:53 PM

 

Nice PC!

 

First, you should buy Windows retail full version, not the OEM version. Retail Windows can be transferred to another PC, while OEM version is tied to the motherboard and can't be used on other PCs.

 

If you plans to run two GPUs, I would recommend that you buy a 1000W PSU, because high-end graphics cards use up lot of power, especially Titan GPUs.

 

A 6-core CPU will help a lot in rendering and photo editing. i7-5930K and 5960X is not worth the price, you should only buy them when you need 40 PCIe lanes. If you want to cut down the price, getting i7-4790K and LGA 1150 mobo is going to save you money.

How do you know if its retail?

This is the Retail version: https://pcpartpicker.com/part/microsoft-os-fqc09131


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:49 AM

 

Nice PC!

 

First, you should buy Windows retail full version, not the OEM version. Retail Windows can be transferred to another PC, while OEM version is tied to the motherboard and can't be used on other PCs.

 

If you plans to run two GPUs, I would recommend that you buy a 1000W PSU, because high-end graphics cards use up lot of power, especially Titan GPUs.

 

A 6-core CPU will help a lot in rendering and photo editing. i7-5930K and 5960X is not worth the price, you should only buy them when you need 40 PCIe lanes. If you want to cut down the price, getting i7-4790K and LGA 1150 mobo is going to save you money.

How do you know if its retail?


I would stay away from 850 Evo. Samsung 840 and 840 Evo both were catastrophes. And all of those three use TLC, so I see no reason to take any risks.

 

Samsung has huge fanbase that always promotes Samsung products. But as seen on 840 and 840 Evo cases, that fanclub adviced has nothing to do with facts. 850 Evo is overpriced, TLC drive should be much cheaper.

Do you have info to back this up? the 850 evo was highly recommended to me.

 

 

Samsung 840 Evo also got high recommendations. As I and many others said, it was too expensive because TLC NAND techonology. Now we know 840 Evo sucks.

 

http://techreport.com/review/27727/some-840-evos-still-vulnerable-to-read-speed-slowdowns
http://www.overclock.net/t/1507897/samsung-840-evo-read-speed-drops-on-old-written-data-in-the-drive
http://www.pcper.com/news/Storage/Samsung-Germany-acknowledges-840-Basic-performance-slow-down-promises-fix

 

Samsung 850 Evo is using TLC NAND technology. Better to stay away and buy MLC drive. Samsung just have large fan base that always recommend it.






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