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#1 Gizmogadgets

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 07:57 PM

Hi brains trust wanting advice on the following good and bad points and any ideas.
Back in the early 80's I was lucky to get my hands on a 286 or a 486. Earlier my sister had a Commodore 64. Over the years I had numerous systems then built them all self taught and then built web sites etc.
Over the years with work/family commitments I really lost touch with the computer world.
So any advice on the following specs would be appreciated. The kid will be using it for gaming/general use and hopefully homework. He is a good kid he received a award at school yesterday he also works and received a award there too.
Thanks everyone.

Computer parts
NZXT Source S340 Mid-Tower Case White
Deepcool RGB 350 Colour LED Strip Magnetic Lighting Kit With Remote
Intel Core i7 7700K Quad Core LGA 1151 4.2 GHz Unlocked CPU Processor
NZXT Kraken X42 140mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Z270 GAMING M7 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3000Mhz Memory
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8GB Video Card
Thermaltake SMART 600W 80Plus Bronze Semi-Modular Digital Power Supply
Seagate ST1000DX002 1TB FireCuda 3.5" SATA3 8GB NAND Desktop SSHD
WIRELESS NETWORK CARD
ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N300 PCI-Express Adapter
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

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#2 MadmanRB

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:12 PM

Do you already have the parts or are you asking for if we can suggest other hardware?

Or what to do?


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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:35 PM

I'm asking for advice suggestions ideas prices and if the components picked by the kid would suit thanks

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:38 PM

Well some will but right now GPU prices are crazy so you may wish to hold off on a build or get a console.

I know i said the c words but if your kid likes gaming a console may be the only option for now.

Right now buying parts is a little crazy, but if we can point in a direction to go to we will.


Edited by MadmanRB, 28 June 2017 - 08:39 PM.

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Posted 28 June 2017 - 09:04 PM

I think your right gpu prices are through the roof...He already has gaming console...What I'm really after is advice on the kids specs prices alternatives similar systems components etc ...and if anyone knows a good computer builder from newcastle to sydney as I was going to go see a guy I know in sydney that does builds next week..thanks

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Posted 29 June 2017 - 02:24 AM

Are not GTX1080's a bit less expensive than 1070s at the moment due to the crypto-currency mining craze? 

 

In any event, it should make a nice rig....enjoy!


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 03:11 AM

Indeed, even the 1060 is really up there, I am watching eBay for sales prices and see if my gtx 1060 will sell for over 500 smackers so I can score a 1080.


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Posted 29 June 2017 - 12:07 PM

Computer parts
NZXT Source S340 Mid-Tower Case White
Deepcool RGB 350 Colour LED Strip Magnetic Lighting Kit With Remote
Intel Core i7 7700K Quad Core LGA 1151 4.2 GHz Unlocked CPU Processor
NZXT Kraken X42 140mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler
MSI Z270 GAMING M7 LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 16GB (2x 8GB) DDR4 3000Mhz Memory
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 WINDFORCE OC 8GB Video Card
Thermaltake SMART 600W 80Plus Bronze Semi-Modular Digital Power Supply
Seagate ST1000DX002 1TB FireCuda 3.5" SATA3 8GB NAND Desktop SSHD
WIRELESS NETWORK CARD
ASUS PCE-N15 Wireless N300 PCI-Express Adapter
Windows 10 Professional 64-bit


I recommend getting Ryzen 5 1600X instead overpriced quad core. That also means AM4 motherboard that are better than any LGA1151 ones because less bottlenecks. I also advice taking SSD and HDD, not hybrid. No idea about computer builders but at least change i7-7700K to Ryzen.

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Posted 03 July 2017 - 08:55 AM

I'd gladly let my 1060Ti go to replace it with a 1080..... :)


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