Am I missing anything?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bastage, Apr 1, 2018.

  1. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    I haven't built a system in several years now. Just been using my main gs60 ghost laptop and haven't even had a desktop. Well I'm receiving a bunch of hardware from my little brother so I'm making sure I'm not missing anything Before I put this thing together.

    From the little brother:
    I7 3770k
    Asus P8Z77-V
    2x8gb gskill ddr3 2400
    EVGA GTX 770
    EVGA supernova p2 1000 watt PSU

    I already have:
    Fractal Design Arc Midi case
    SeaSonic x750 gold PSU
    LG 34" 2560x1080 monitor

    I have on order:
    Dell 5:4 17" to run in portrait next to my LG (I've gotten rather accustomed to having the second small monitor)
    Intel 530 480gb SSD from the fs/t forums

    I'll grab a Windows 10 pro key from the forums when I get everything else.

    Today from the local Facebook classifieds I picked up an EVGA GTX 1060 6gb for $260.

    Have a buddy at work who screwed up and ordered a matching set of the same gskill ram when he needed ddr4 and never returned it. He's going to trade me the 1k watt PSU for it.

    I intend to sell the gtx 770 for a few bucks once I get everything here and together.

    So am I missing anything else I should have before it all gets here and I try putting it together?
     
  2. tiraides

    tiraides [H]ardForum Junkie

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    What are you going to use for the CPU cooler?
     
  3. craigdt

    craigdt Gawd

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    Dude, you are set up to have a nice machine.

    My old i7-3770/1060 3GB machine performed really well for gaming.

    Honestly though, unless you are overclocking that CPU, even the stock cooler would be sufficient.
     
  4. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    Oh it's a noctura that's enormous.. don't know which model, but it's coming with the other parts from my little brother.
     
  5. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    Yeah I don't anticipate any issues gaming especially since my i7 4700 12gb ram with 860m is pushing everything I play fine already. Just been itching to upgrade and can't really do that in my laptop.

    Also I realized that my m500 960gb that's in my laptop is considerably faster then the Intel I picked up so they will get swapped as it's just game storage in the laptop anyway.
     
  6. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    The only thing missing would be installing BOINC after you get Win10 installed and joining Team [H]. :p
     
  7. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    I don't even know what bionic is.. turn between distributed computing or a game..
     
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  8. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    Distributed Computing. Similar to F@H, only it's a program that a lot of different projects use. You attach projects you want to contribute to and let it do its thing.

    Team [H] is participating in a year long challenge known as Formula-BOINC. It has 19 Sprints remaining this year that each last 3 - 4 days. So far we have completed 1st in both of these projects, but they've been heavy CPU projects where our team is the strongest. Once we get to a GPU project I feel the team is gonna need to grow more.

    https://hardforum.com/threads/formula-boinc-2018.1950308/

    Feel free to participate.