Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

Build idea. Need input


  • Please log in to reply
29 replies to this topic

#1 BigBoyBudda

BigBoyBudda

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 01:14 AM

Hey guys!

 

I have been upgrading my current potato and I've decided to just go ahead and build a new computer.

any input on what I should add, what I should change, warnings, or incompatibilities would be much appreciated!

 

 

here is my proposed build:

 

Need to buy:

 

GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-H170-Gaming 3 (rev. 1.0) LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

 

Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I76700K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530

 

Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior

 

Own:

 

Nvidia GTX 980 ti

 

750W PSU

 

I need advice on how to choose ram also. I was doing some research but couldn't make heads or tails of what I was reading. prefer plug and play but minor alts would be fine.

 

let me know if im missing anything or what I need to consider before buying and putting this build together!

 

 

thank you in advance,

 

BigBoyBudda

 

 



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 rqt

rqt

  • Members
  • 394 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:04:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 02:11 AM

If I were buying an i7-6700K (so overclock friendly) processor I'd be wanting a Z170 based (so overclock friendly) motherboard.



#3 BigBoyBudda

BigBoyBudda
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 02:32 AM

Any specific motherboards you would prefer to go along with the i7?


Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2016 - 01:26 PM.


#4 rqt

rqt

  • Members
  • 394 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:04:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:02 AM

No particular board - just a Z170 based board suitable for your case (so full size ATX) - probably from ASUS or Gigabyte. I got myself a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-UD3 - as I wanted Intel LAN & Intel USB3 rather than 3rd party implementations.



#5 BigBoyBudda

BigBoyBudda
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:04 AM

I was looking at some Asus ROG boards. Any certain specs on the board I should look for? Pretty new to the mobo market


Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2016 - 01:26 PM.


#6 POKEGAMERZ

POKEGAMERZ

  • Members
  • 229 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:43 AM

Here's what I recommend to make your build a lot cheaper and better-
Motherboard- MSI 970 gaming.
http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16813130790
CPU- AMD FX-9590.
http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16819113347
Case- Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced - High Air Flow Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 and All-Black Interior.
http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16811119160
GPU- NVIDIA Geforce GTX 980 TI.
RAM- HyperX FURY Series 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR3 1866MHz CL10 DIMM Memory Module Kit - Blue
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-HyperX-FURY-2x8GB-1866MHz/dp/B00J8E8Y5C
PSU- Thermaltake TP-1200M 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 & EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80
http://m.newegg.com/Product/index?itemnumber=N82E16817153148
Hard Drive- Western Digital WD1003FZEX 1TB
http://www.google.com/shopping/product/2806023760805901624?lsf=seller:6859035,store:17208818627085144799&prds=oid:11782323986244723100&q=Western+Digital+WD1003FZEX+1TB&hl=en&ei=6QMrV5jnNofbe5WlnbAI
CD/DVD Drive- LG - Super-Multi 24x Internal DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-super-multi-24x-internal-dvdrw-cd-rw-drive-black/2691169.p?id=1218353455613&skuId=2691169
OS- Windows 10.
http://product.key-downloader.com/windows-10/windows-10-home?gs=2&gclid=CjwKEAjw3qu5BRC-0uCw8O6Y5zcSJAA_WtdL2Z39MqiwLhPazxYYs3a62J5CzH5ZbEqGfI7aejzpmBoCdvPw_wcB

Edited by POKEGAMERZ, 05 May 2016 - 04:28 AM.


#7 POKEGAMERZ

POKEGAMERZ

  • Members
  • 229 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 03:57 AM

There are a few things that U should know before proceeding with the build-
1 Many of the above parts are AMD based rather than Intel based because basically Intel is too expensive and AMD is cheaper.
2 Your Cooler Master Case and GTX 980 ti are compatible with these parts.
3 I changed your PSU because it is not compatible with the GTX 980 ti so I found a stronger one for you.
4 Yes a CD/DVD drive is very important when it comes to computers because you will need it to install things like Windows, Drivers and more.
5 If you have a copy of Windows 7/8/8.1 lying around then you don't need to buy a Windows 10 product key because you just have to upgrade from 7/8.8.1.
6 You will need other things like a mouse, keyboard, Wireless (WiFi) adapter, monitors, headset and more.
7 DON'T THROW OUT THE DISCS THAT COME WITH THE COMPUTER PARTS INCLUDING WITH THE WIRELESS USB ADAPTER AND MORE! THE DISCS THAT COME WITH THE HARDWARE ARE THERE SO THAT YOU CAN INSTALL THE DRIVERS AND BASICALLY DRIVERS ARE THE SOFTWARE THAT COMMUNICATES WITH THE HARDWARE AND TO CHECK YOUR DRIVERS RIGHT CLICK ON MY COMPUTER AND SELECT MANAGE AND CLICK DEVICE MANAGER!
That is all for now and I may also give you some more tips along the way eventually.

#8 BigBoyBudda

BigBoyBudda
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:09 AM

<<1 Many of the above parts are AMD based rather than Intel based because basically Intel is too expensive and AMD is cheaper.>>

I should've mentioned in the OP but I'm not to worried about price. So I'm looking mainly for parts that go well with the new i7 and my 980 ti.

<<3 I changed your PSU because it is not compatible with the GTX 980 ti so I found a stronger one for you.>>

- I didn't specify my PSU, it's a 750w seasonic Snow White. I have this PSU and my 980 ti in my current build and I am having no issues.


Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2016 - 01:30 PM.
Edited - Hamluis.


#9 POKEGAMERZ

POKEGAMERZ

  • Members
  • 229 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:24 AM

Your version VS my version
Yours-
Motherboard- $105.
CPU- $350.
Case- $150.
PSU- $80.
RAM- $62.
Hard Drive- $45.
CD/DVD Drive- $40.
OS (if you don't have Windows 7/8/8.1)- $60.
Total- $892 (Without upgrading from 7/8/8.1).
My version-
Motherboard- $90.
CPU- $230.
Case- $150.
PSU- No cost listed but assuming $214.
RAM- $62.
Hard Drive- $45.
CD/DVD Drive- $40.
OS (Without upgrading from Windows 7/8/8.1)- $60.
Total- $891 (Without upgrading from 7/8/8.1).
This proves that my idea of a build is not only cheaper than yours but also is more high end and beast like than yours so I recommend the custom MSI AMD build that I set up for you and if U have any questions please post them here on the thread.

#10 POKEGAMERZ

POKEGAMERZ

  • Members
  • 229 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:30 AM

You may not have issues now but you will when playing DOOM 4 or Black Ops 3 or some of those other heavier games and I also think that the other PSU will result in a power failure or BSOD or something like that.


Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2016 - 01:33 PM.


#11 rqt

rqt

  • Members
  • 394 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:UK
  • Local time:04:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 04:41 AM

Nvidia recommend a 600w or higher PSU for a GTX 980 ti - so I would think your 750 Seasonic will be fine even if you do choose to purchase a CPU with a silly power consumption such as the AMD FX-9590.



#12 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,501 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:33 AM

BigBoyBudda: What is your current potato?

 

Nvidia's recommendations are BS like every GPU manufacturer's PSU recommendation. Even if GPU's power consumption is one watt, recommendation would probably be around 250W.

 

Anyway buying GTX 980 Ti now is waste of money because:

 

- New generation cards are coming soon

- Nvidia already stopped manufacturing GTX 980 Ti (because new generation cards are coming soon)

- GTX 980 Ti is not future proof as itt's designed for DirectX 11 games only

 

As for CPU, considering small price difference, I consider i7-5820K to be better buy than i7-6700K. i7-5820K will last many years longer than i7-6700K because it has two cores more.


Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2016 - 01:33 PM.
Removed unnecessary quotebox - Hamluis.


#13 POKEGAMERZ

POKEGAMERZ

  • Members
  • 229 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 06:45 AM

He mentioned earlier in the post that he already has the GTX 980 ti. I also looked online and it says that the GTX 980 to has DX 12 support.


Edited by hamluis, 17 May 2016 - 01:34 PM.


#14 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,501 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:06:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 07:04 AM

Looking more carefully, true.

 

While GTX 980 Ti has some DX12 support, it does not support Asynchronous shaders on hardware and it seems that current AMD cards are faster than GTX 980 Ti when using DirectX 12. So AMD has much better DX12 support. Nvidia also lied GTX 980 Ti support Async shaders support. Last september it came evident that Nvidia does not support Async shaders at all. We are still waiting for drivers that enable that support. Nine months and counting.


Edited by Drillingmachine, 05 May 2016 - 07:04 AM.


#15 BigBoyBudda

BigBoyBudda
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:05:56 AM

Posted 05 May 2016 - 01:53 PM

Your version VS my version
Yours-
Motherboard- $105.
CPU- $350.
Case- $150.
PSU- $80.
RAM- $62.
Hard Drive- $45.
CD/DVD Drive- $40.
OS (if you don't have Windows 7/8/8.1)- $60.
Total- $892 (Without upgrading from 7/8/8.1).
My version-
Motherboard- $90.
CPU- $230.
Case- $150.
PSU- No cost listed but assuming $214.
RAM- $62.
Hard Drive- $45.
CD/DVD Drive- $40.
OS (Without upgrading from Windows 7/8/8.1)- $60.
Total- $891 (Without upgrading from 7/8/8.1).
This proves that my idea of a build is not only cheaper than yours but also is more high end and beast like than yours so I recommend the custom MSI AMD build that I set up for you and if U have any questions please post them here on the thread.

 

also i have all the basic things that you have stated like the disk drives and etc.

 

from what i can see you need to have water cooling with that AMD CPU. which would also add to the price. not sure how much water cooling systems run. 

 

im fine with upgrading the PSU, i was think i would since i only have a 750W now. 

 

if price was not an issue would you still go with AMD or Intel? 

Experience has shown me that you get what you pay for meaning cheaper isnt always better






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users