$2,000 PC Build - Any good?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Zer0Cool, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Zer0Cool

    Zer0Cool Limp Gawd

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    Hello Everyone!

    Its been some time since I have posted here, but glad to see the forum live and strong.

    Putting together my 1st water cooling build and need your advice/opinion/critic. I already have a GTX 1060 and will be reusing my current HDD's as back up drives. This will be a gaming/work PC that I plan to put on my table. Here is my Amazon List:

    ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero LGA1151 - Amazon $347
    Intel Core i7-8700K - Amazon $359
    Corsair Vengeance RGB 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz C15 - Amazon $164
    Samsung 970 EVO 1TB - Amazon $337
    Thermaltake Toughpower Grand RGB 850W - Amazon $114
    Thermaltake Core P3 ATX Tempered Glass - Amazon $119
    Thermaltake Floe Triple Riing RGB 360 TT Premium Edition - Amazon $185

    Total - $1,700 + Tax

    The final build will look something like this (I hope) - Final PC Build

    I also will order a cable extension kit to make the wires look pretty. I will be overclocking this PC obviously. Is the Thermaltake 360 TT a good cooling system? What else? What am i missing? Will this PC be more or less silent? How loud do these radiator fans get? I also want to install an LCD display to show the temps...etc any suggestions?

    All your input will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
     
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  2. lightsout

    lightsout Limp Gawd

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    Maybe I'm cheap but that board seems pricey for a mainstream socket Mobo. I feel like you could easily knock off $100 there. Unless your not worried about money or this board has something you need.

    Also Intel I believe is about to announce new chips soon. Might want to hold off for that?
     
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  3. Zer0Cool

    Zer0Cool Limp Gawd

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    Thanks for the input lightsout. I want to have the best/high performing parts, the mobo has a built in wifi/bluetooth that will drive the price up. I think Intel will make the announcement on October 1st, any idea if they are worth the wait...?
     
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    lightsout Limp Gawd

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    I see.

    They are upping the core count, I don't think a model like the 8700 will be available (6 core with hyperthreading). They will supposedly have a 6 and 8 core without HT and an 8 with HT.

    The performance gain won't be huge, but they are going back to a soldered IHS. So if you plan on pushing clocks that will help.

    Also know you are buying a dead end socket if you get the current chipset. The will be no more CPUs made for them.

    Downside is from the leaks it seems like the prices are jumping up from what we're used to. I'd personally wait it out this close. I've kicked myself in the past for being anxious.

    But you'll still have a great system with the 8700k.
     
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    AlphaAtlas Limp Gawd Staff Member

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    Dermen Limp Gawd

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    That motherboard is $260 at newegg, which is a much more reasonable price for a high end board. However, the Asus Strix Z370-E would save you a little more money. The Maximus X Hero is better but unless you are going to really push the OC to the limits you won't see the difference. It does have a few more LEDs but with the vertical GPU mount they won't be seen.

    I agree the SX8200 is a great alternative that will save you some money. Rakuten seems to be the best place to get it, you are actually buying it from Adata. They offer 15% off coupons every few weeks which has dropped the price as low as $205.

    I would get at least 3200mhz, maybe higher depending on price difference. Also since this is an RGB build I prefer the look of G.Skill TridentZ RGB or Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro, but that is personal preference.
    Newegg has TridentZ RGB 3600 for $180

    The RGB in this isn't even visible in your case so I would go with a better PSU that doesn't have RGB. Also 850w is overkill. I like the Seasonic Focus Plus line, Newegg has the 650w Platinum for $75 or if you really want 850w $115.

    With the money saved you could sell your 1060 and get a 1070ti or 1080. Or wait and see what Nvidias new cards are like.
     
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  7. Zer0Cool

    Zer0Cool Limp Gawd

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    Thanks a lot for all the feedback guys! I will consider the SX8200 as well as different mobo and PSU.

    Right now I think I will wait until the Intel's new announcement to see if the new CPU's will be worth it. Will keep u posted.

    Cheers!
     
  8. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    What are you doing with this PC exactly?
     
  9. Donald Bell

    Donald Bell [H]Lite

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    Here are some options with a few tweaks without compromising quality. FYI, the 970 m.2 SSD is so fast it is pretty much a waste for normal humans. Anything with over 500 read/write and over 85000 IOPS r/w is going to feel instant, especially if this is mainly a gaming rig.

    $1320 - 8700K build - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/4yvWKB
    $1940 - Threadripper monster build - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/7wTCMZ (Threadripper retail units come with an asetek compatible waterblock adapter which is compatible with the thermaltake floe riing series)
     
  10. AP514

    AP514 Limp Gawd

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    Do you have a MICROCENTER close by ? It will save you a lot of money if so.......
     
  11. Chas

    Chas [H]ardness Supreme

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    Seeing the 970 Evo For $297.

    Also, if you're worried about fan noise from the rad, maybe look and see if your case will allow you to "sidegrade" to a 280mm.
    Slightly less surface area (but a 280mm should already be overkill). But larger, slower, quieter fans.