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#1 KChau747

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 06:07 PM

Hi Guys,

 

First time posting here. I know there are a lot of threads similar to mine, but I want a dedicated forum for follow up questions and so I don't thread jack someone else.

I have a list of parts on PC part picker and have a budget of about $2,000. I have a keyboard and a mouse, so those parts are irrelevant. The case I am buying has 3 fans included. The parts I picked out are:

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/zhknsY

The main things I need help with confirming are the CPU, CPU Cooler, Motherboard, RAM, Video/Graphics Card, Power Supply, and Operating System. 

CPU:
I want an i7 processor, but I don't know why some i5s cost more than i7s. I believe the one I have is good though.

CPU Cooler:
I like the idea of liquid cooling, but I don't know if there are any compatible with my brand. From PC Part picker, it didn't seem like there were any, so I threw a random one in there. 

Motherboard:
I don't know much about motherboards, but I know ASUS and MSI are typically good choices for gaming PCs. I prefer getting a motherboard that comes with a wireless wifi adapter. 

Ram:
I'm fine with 32GB of ram, which is definitely more than enough for my application, I'm not sure if brand name is important with this.

Video/Graphics Card:
I'm not sure which one I need, so I threw a random one inside my cart. I have an NVIDIA GEOFORCE GTX in my current laptop, so i'm assuming this one should be smoother and nicer than what I currently have in my laptop.

Power Supply:
Again, unsure of what power supply to use, so I got a lot more power than I needed (might be bad) but I would rather have more than less in case I want to upgrade in the future.

Operating System:
I like windows 7 and don't know the difference between home and professional and all those. But I think this one should run smoothly in my build.

Sorry for asking so many questions. I appreciate any and all answers. Thank you!

P.S. I will want to add lights to fans and my case that are green; aesthetically, would that look nice with my green case? Thanks again guys.

 

Edit: Moved topic from Computer Gaming to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal



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#2 MDD1963

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:19 PM

Let's skip Windows 7 and simply go straight for Windows 10....; that would lead to a clean install vice installing an old OS, spending another 3 days patching it, and then upgrading to Win10 in a few months anyway....


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:26 PM

32 gb of RAM for a gaming system will be 16GB more than needed; opt for a pair of 8 gb sticks now, and sink that money saved into your GPU....

 

Recommend at least a GTX960/970, preferably the latter.


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Posted 30 April 2016 - 06:01 AM

i7-6700K is way overpriced as i7-5820K is generally much better (crappy software that uses only one core is exception) and price difference is very small.

 

Nvidia already stopped producing GTX980 so it's clear indication that something better is coming soon.






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