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

Beginner's 2nd build - comments, suggestions please


  • Please log in to reply
5 replies to this topic

#1 PieChart

PieChart

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:46 AM

Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:04 PM

I'm a little nervous with this build since I've never installed a liquid cooler or an M.2 drive, so my experience with them is zero. I plan on following step by step online video guides to complete. I ran all the parts through PC Part Picker and everything looks compatible, however I still would like to run it by the group for any possible tips, part suggestions, or any issues others might have encountered with these components.

 

I will be using this rig as my everyday computer as well as high end competitive gaming (WOW) and streaming. I typically have up to 10 chrome tabs open but minimized. My mind is pretty much set on using an Intel CPU. Over clocking is probably way above my skill level so that's not an option.

 

CPU:  Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core

Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X61   http://www.nzxt.com/products/kraken-x61

Mobo: Asus - MAXIMUS IX FORMULA   https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MSWF8L9/?tag=pcpapi-20

RAM: G.Skill - Trident Z RGB 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory  https://pcpartpicker.com/product/7Y7CmG/gskill-tridentz-rgb-32gb-4-x-8gb-ddr4-3200-memory-f4-3200c14q-32gtzr

Storage: Samsung - 960 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (OS and games)

               Western Digital - BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM

GPU: EVGA - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 

PSU: Corsair - RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

 

Case: Corsair - 450D ATX Mid Tower Case  http://www.corsair.com/en-us/obsidian-series-450d-mid-tower-pc-case

 

** I almost went with the Corsair 750D. I know its probably overkill but I thought the extra room might be easier for a new builder to fumble around inside of. Besides, I read about some people having trouble fitting the Kraken X61 in the 450D. 

 

I'm not 100% set on this Mobo. I'm kind of an RGB freak so the lighting on the board got my attention. 

 

I plan on keeping this as my main computer for 6-7 years. My budget is roughly $2300. I could go a little more if it would be a significant improvement. 

 



BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 Kilroy

Kilroy

  • BC Advisor
  • 3,479 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Launderdale, MN
  • Local time:09:46 AM

Posted 11 September 2017 - 03:16 PM

I'll allay your M2 fears, if you can install RAM you can install an M2 drive.

 

I can't speak as to liquid cooling as I've never built a liquid cooled system.

 

It looks good to me and I'm sure that you'll be happy with that build.



#3 MDD1963

MDD1963

  • Members
  • 699 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:12:46 AM

Posted 12 September 2017 - 05:37 PM

The "Maximus Formula" costs more than $200 more than the Asus Z270A Prime....? Is that correct?

 

Are we sure that whatever extra the Maximus comes with is worth the $200 more? (For about that cost difference alone, you could almost fund a 1080Ti with the difference)


Asus Z270A Prime/7700K/32 GB DDR4-3200/GTX1060


#4 PieChart

PieChart
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 2 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:08:46 AM

Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:40 AM

Yeah i'm going to rethink my motherboard choice. Maybe the ASUS ROG MAximus IX Code off the top of my head, but i'll consider any suggestions. -  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NGTRXOO

 

#5 MDD1963

MDD1963

  • Members
  • 699 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:12:46 AM

Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:22 AM

The Z270A Prime supports SLI, has a pair of M.2 slots, nice onboard sound, even goofy RGB headers :)

Standard 'everything most need' package for about $140 or so....mine has been rock solid since the day it was assembled...

 

You can review the specs here to see if something is missing, but, I love mine...

https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z270-A/specifications/


Asus Z270A Prime/7700K/32 GB DDR4-3200/GTX1060


#6 Drillingmachine

Drillingmachine

  • Members
  • 2,501 posts
  • ONLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Local time:05:46 PM

Posted 13 September 2017 - 10:03 AM

I will be using this rig as my everyday computer as well as high end competitive gaming (WOW) and streaming.
10 chrome tabs open but minimized. My mind is pretty much set on using an Intel CPU. Over clocking is probably way above my skill
I plan on keeping this as my main computer for 6-7 years. My budget is roughly $2300. I could go a little more if it would be a significant improvement.


Streaming, 6-7 years, quad core CPU.
 
Does not compute. I suggest you set your mind to AMD CPU or invest on LGA2011-3 platform.

The Z270A Prime supports SLI, has a pair of M.2 slots, nice onboard sound, even goofy RGB headers :)
Standard 'everything most need' package for about $140 or so....mine has been rock solid since the day it was assembled...

You can review the specs here to see if something is missing, but, I love mine...
https://www.asus.com/us/Motherboards/PRIME-Z270-A/specifications/


That second M.2 slot is pretty much useless as it shares DMI bandwidth with first M.2 drive.

Edited by Drillingmachine, 13 September 2017 - 10:05 AM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users