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Hardware list - will this make a good computer?


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#1 Trapper68

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:04 PM

Hello all;

The following is my tentative list of hardware to make a reasonably good computer:

CPU....INTEL Core i5 6500 3.2 GHz w/6mb cache LGA

Motherboard....ASUS Z170-Ew/DDR4 7.1 Audio Gigabit LAN SLI/Crossfire

Memory.....Hyperfury 16GB (2x8B) DDR4

Power supply....BQ Series 650W Bronze semi modular.

 

I already have a 500Gig SSD and an ATX case

Optical Drive....Liton 24x DVD write SATA

 

Then Windows 10

 

Any advice would be appreciated.


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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:20 PM

What about GPU?



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 09:24 PM

I was going to go with the video processing on the CPU. Does that make sense...I am not contemplating heavy gaming.



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Posted 18 November 2016 - 11:49 PM

Hi:

 

This will be a pretty good computer, depends on what you are doing. It should last a few years well.

 

As the i5-6500 is locked, it cannot be overclocked. So, there is no need to get a Z170 motherboard, H110, B150 or H170 will be fine.

 

For new computers, I highly recommend getting an SSD for fast performance. SSD is not so expensive than it used to be, pretty sure that you will be satisfied with its crazy read and write speed.

 

If you are not going to buy a GPU, I think 500-600W PSU is enough, 650W is too much. But if you would like to replace parts throughout the PC life, then 650W is ok.

 

Some recommended motherboard:

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-DDR3-Motherboards-H170-PLUS-D3/dp/B013HHFP66

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128863

 

For SSD, Samsung is probably the king, through Intel, Crucial, etc also make good SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K2EV4048


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 19 November 2016 - 04:36 PM


 

If you are not going to buy a GPU, I think 500-600W PSU is enough, 650W is too much. But if you would like to replace parts throughout the PC life, then 650W is ok.

 

Some recommended motherboard:

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-DDR3-Motherboards-H170-PLUS-D3/dp/B013HHFP66

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128863

 

For SSD, Samsung is probably the king, through Intel, Crucial, etc also make good SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K2EV4048

 

600W PSU is enough for any GPU with those components.

 

That Amazon motherboard is for DDR3L.

 

Considering problems with Samsung 840 and 840 Evo, I would stay clear of all Samsung TLC drives. Sadly Crucial replaced BX100 and MX200 drives with much worse ones. If BX100 or MX200 are still available, they are good choices.


Edited by Drillingmachine, 19 November 2016 - 04:37 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 08:59 PM

 


 

If you are not going to buy a GPU, I think 500-600W PSU is enough, 650W is too much. But if you would like to replace parts throughout the PC life, then 650W is ok.

 

Some recommended motherboard:

https://www.amazon.com/ASUS-DDR3-Motherboards-H170-PLUS-D3/dp/B013HHFP66

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128863

 

For SSD, Samsung is probably the king, through Intel, Crucial, etc also make good SSD.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA12K2EV4048

 

600W PSU is enough for any GPU with those components.

 

That Amazon motherboard is for DDR3L.

 

Considering problems with Samsung 840 and 840 Evo, I would stay clear of all Samsung TLC drives. Sadly Crucial replaced BX100 and MX200 drives with much worse ones. If BX100 or MX200 are still available, they are good choices.

 

H170-Plus-D3 is both compatible with DDR3 or DDR3L, I checked the specification.

 

Samsung Evos are TLC drives, but quite reliable and fast, come with 5 years warranty, great for typical PC users who don't care a lot about read/write speed or benchmarking. Some prosumers choose Pro drive, because they are MLC, faster and longer warranty.


Edited by batman1234, 19 November 2016 - 09:01 PM.

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 20 November 2016 - 12:04 AM

Thanks all.....I appreciate the info.

Cheers



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 01:23 AM

Thanks all.....I appreciate the info.

Cheers

You're welcome.  :)


Edited by batman1234, 20 November 2016 - 01:26 AM.

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 20 November 2016 - 05:49 AM

H170-Plus-D3 is both compatible with DDR3 or DDR3L, I checked the specification.
 
Samsung Evos are TLC drives, but quite reliable and fast, come with 5 years warranty, great for typical PC users who don't care a lot about read/write speed or benchmarking. Some prosumers choose Pro drive, because they are MLC, faster and longer warranty.


Motherboard may support DDR3 but Intel LGA1151 CPU does not. Intel Skylake CPU's only support DDR3L and so using DDR3 is a risk.

It took Samsung over two years to "fix" (not actually fixed but hidden) 840 non-Evo slowdown bug so long warranty has quite little use.

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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:26 AM

 

H170-Plus-D3 is both compatible with DDR3 or DDR3L, I checked the specification.
 
Samsung Evos are TLC drives, but quite reliable and fast, come with 5 years warranty, great for typical PC users who don't care a lot about read/write speed or benchmarking. Some prosumers choose Pro drive, because they are MLC, faster and longer warranty.


Motherboard may support DDR3 but Intel LGA1151 CPU does not. Intel Skylake CPU's only support DDR3L and so using DDR3 is a risk.

It took Samsung over two years to "fix" (not actually fixed but hidden) 840 non-Evo slowdown bug so long warranty has quite little use.

 

Oh! I forget it, when looking for the mobo I didn't check the memory specs that it supports cause it was busy that time.   :blush:

 

Anyway, the Gigabyte one is pretty good, my friend use it, no problem at all.

 

I do agree that the 840 Evo slow performance is very big issue to many PC users, look like 850 Evo does not have any serious problems until now I recommend it for those who want fast PC but doesn't have lot of money to spend. To avoid most firmware problems, I usually recommend not to update immediately after it comes out and wait for other users' comments.

 

Samsung 850 Pro is more reliable, and can be worth if you have the money, through not so expensive either, but Evo is actually good other than the problems happen in 840 evo.


Edited by batman1234, 20 November 2016 - 07:39 AM.

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 November 2016 - 03:39 AM

Samsung 850 Pro is the way to go- it's worth the extra bucks! And besides that,it has a 10-year warranty! Unless you have money to burn and want the 950 Pro M1 interface!


Edited by paul88ks, 21 November 2016 - 03:40 AM.





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