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New Gaming Build (looking for suggestions)


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#1 Marshall88

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 10:08 AM

Hi, I'm just building a new Gaming PC and was looking for suggestions. 

 

I've already ordered these parts:

 

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 750D Airflow

PSU: Seasonic FOCUS Plus Series SSR-650FX

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (CMK16GX4M2A2400C14)

Motherboard: GIGABYTE AORUS GA-Z270X-Gaming K7

CPU: Intel Core i5-7600K 

Cooler: Noctua NH-U14S

Video card: (Haven't purchased yet, will get a GTX 1070 or 1080)

 

 

I was thinking on returning the motherboard, CPU. I was going to get the I7- 8700k  and  a different Asus or Gigabyte motherboard. Do you have any suggestions for  a motherboard (at Newegg.ca)?

 

Also,  I was reading around and thinking I may have to change the memory. The memory I have listed is a DDR4 2400 with timings of 14-16-16-31 and a latency of 14. Would it be more beneficial to get 16GB of  DDR4 2666/3000/3200 for the i7 8700k? 

 

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 11:20 AM

Perhaps you should get a refund for them, and build a Ryzen computer.

 

Either with a Ryzen 5 cpu or a Ryzen 7 cpu.


Edited by hamluis, 27 November 2017 - 06:01 AM.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 12:12 PM

I was considering that but I've read a lot of reviews that Intel processors are generally better for gaming and Ryzen processors are better for rendering (and run cooler) at the moment. I'm only going to be gaming that why I'm a little bias toward Intel. I may even settle for a I7-8700 and get a Gigabyte Z370 motherboard since I'm not planning on overclocking.

 

Edit: What kind of AMD Mobo and CPU would you suggest? The Ryzen 7 1700x?


Edited by Marshall88, 25 November 2017 - 01:21 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:08 PM

Intel CPU's are generally better for 720p gaming, but nobody uses that resolution except perhaps CS players. Also quad core is simply not enough for gaming, Ryzen 5 is much better. Third, i5-7600K is dead end when considering CPU upgrades. Fourth, if you are not going to buy 144 Hz display, you probably won't notice any difference between Ryzen and Intel.

IMO CPU cooler is overkill too.

Also Z370 is pretty much dead end too upgrade wise while AMD has promised support for AM4 until 2020.

So there is not much reason to go with Intel even if system is only for gaming.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:31 PM


Edit: What kind of AMD Mobo and CPU would you suggest? The Ryzen 7 1700x?

 

All AMD AM4 Motherboards take Ryzen 7 1700X CPU's.

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007625%20601292786&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=RATING&PageSize=36


Edited by hamluis, 27 November 2017 - 06:02 AM.


#6 Marshall88

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

Ya I know. Sorry what I meant was what motherboard would you suggest for the Ryzen 1700x or Ryzen 1800x? Something like this https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813145001 Also, would I also have to change the cooler and memory? Thanks.

 

I'll be doing 1080P gaming until I get a better monitor.


Edited by Marshall88, 25 November 2017 - 02:50 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 02:30 PM

You could do this:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128991

 

This:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157759

 

Or even this:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813144047

 

B350 is a good option and you can still overclock.

 

As for the processor the ryzen 5 1600 is the best price to performance processor on the market.

 

Ignore the x labelled processors, waste of time


Edited by MadmanRB, 25 November 2017 - 02:35 PM.

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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:12 PM

Alright thanks for your suggestions. Yeah I was reading the same thing about the Ryzen 5 1600, its pretty much the same as the 1700 in games + its cheaper. But I heard that Ryzen Processors benefit more from higher ram frequencies. 

 

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-AB350- Gaming 3 

CPU: Ryzen 5 1600x (because of slightly higher clocks) 

Cooler: Cooler Master 212 Hyper Evo (A lot of good reviews)

Memory: Not sure.

 

 

This build would save me more money for a better Graphics card  + its cheaper than the I7 8700k itelf  :thumbsup: .



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Posted 25 November 2017 - 04:22 PM

Considering the price yeah its not too bad.

Change the cooler though as you will need to send for the AM4 bracket.

This one is very good for the price:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA2W05287313&cm_re=am4_coolers-_-35-186-134-_-Product

 

As for memory DDR4 ram prices are still a bit crazy but i would start off with this kit here:

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220961

 

DDR4 prices are insane and it makes any build suffer.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 05:25 PM

Thanks.

 

Since I'm in Canada that cooler would cost me $36.99 + 8.99 shipping. I have Newegg premier so I could get free shipping on some items.

 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835856005 @ $19.99

 or https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIAB986A96662 @ $44.96 (equal price to the one you listed)

or https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106372 @ $29.99

or https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103064 @ $24.99

 

I'm not to worried about ram prices, most concerned about speed.  Would prefer Corsair, Kingston, G. Skill or Crucial Brand. What about this

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233859  DDR4 3200  CL 16

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232221 DDR4 3200 CL 15 

https://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233752 (I already have this ordered) DDR4 2400 CL 14


Edited by Marshall88, 25 November 2017 - 07:09 PM.


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Posted 25 November 2017 - 08:29 PM

I would just order the corsairs I mean they make fantastic Ram and ddr4 2400 will be fine

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Posted 26 November 2017 - 06:08 AM

Alright, thanks for your help :).






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