Finished my New PC

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by ramrod126, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. ramrod126

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    Just what the title says. I built it over the weekend and spent today tweaking overclocks and playing some fallout 4 to see how much better it is than my old system.

    First, my old system was a Gigabyte p55 board with a core i5 750 @ 3.4 Ghz. It had 8GB of ram, a triple SSD raid array (OCZ Vertex 2) and a lot of other storage for games and media. The only new part in it was a GTX 970 I bought about 6 months ago. Oh, I bought a non RGB K70 a few months ago as well.

    Now for my new system. Every part except my speakers and monitors are new for this build.

    MOBO: MSI Gaming M7
    PROC: Intel Core i5 6600k
    RAM: 16GB Gskill DDR 3000
    GPU: Gigabyte Windforce 980Ti
    BOOT DRIVE: 256GB Samsung 950 pro M.2 NVME
    PROGRAM SSD: Mushkin Enhanced Reactor 1TB
    PROGRAM HDD: WD Black 1TB
    MEDIA HDD: WD Blue 6TB
    PS: Corsair RM1000x
    COOLER: Corsair H100i V2
    CASE: Corsair 600C
    KEYBOARD: Corsair K70 RGB
    MOUSE: Logitech G502
    MONITORS: 2x Acer S240HL
    SPEAKERS: Logitech Z313 (I know, don't laugh)

    OVERCLOCKS: 6600k @ 4.5GHz, default voltage; 980ti @ +165 core, +450 mem via Afterburner, also default voltage.

    So far I love this thing. It is almost twice as fast as my old system in every benchmark i have run. In some cases (the boot SSD) it is 4x as fast. I knew NVME was fast from watching videos but until you experience it for yourself it is hard to grasp just how MUCH faster it is.

    Anyway, let me know what you think of my build. I don't have any pics because, honestly, I live in a tiny apartment and am limited to tiny corner that makes external wire management almost impossible, and I am embarrassed about it.
     
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  2. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    Just enjoy your PC and don't worry about what others think.
     
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  3. horrorshow

    horrorshow [H]ardness Supreme

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    Congrats on the new rig!

    Still on my trusty ole i5 750 / P55 system myself.

    I would've upgraded a while ago but all I really play is ARPG's and strategy stuff....
     
  4. ramrod126

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    Oh I am, I love this thing. I was more wondering what others might have done differently for around the same cost, just out of curiosity.

    I would have been fine with the 750 for another year, but....Fallout 4. LOL
     
  5. Dangman

    Dangman Ninja Editor SuperMod

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    Well you asked: I would not have gone with that MSI Gaming M7 motherboard as its pricing puts into the range of X99 motherboard territory. I would have gone with the cheaper Gigabyte GA-Z170XP-SLI or Asus Z170-A.

    RAM wise, I would spent the extra cash for DDR4 2666 RAM since it apparently it does provide noticeable performance increase over 2133.

    For the program storage, I would gone with Samsung 850 1TB SSD and the Toshiba 2TB or 3TB drive. The WD 1TB Black drive is never worth the extra money. Ever.

    For the PSU, I would gone with the eVGA 1000W or 1050W PSUs.
     
  6. Tzzird

    Tzzird [H]ardness Supreme

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    Looking to build another system soon around a 980 Ti so this post is relevant to my interests.

    Out of curiosity, how much did this cost to build? Just south of $2000?
     
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    A fair bit north of 2. Right around 2500.
     
  8. Tzzird

    Tzzird [H]ardness Supreme

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    Oops! Missed your dual monitors and the third and fourth hard drives!

    Thanks for the response!
     
  9. skline00

    skline00 Limp Gawd

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    Very nice rig that will serve you well for a long time.
     
  10. ramrod126

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    Thanks. My old system lasted for 5 years with nothing but a video card upgrade. It is still in service as my son's rig and he loves it.
     
  11. ramrod126

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    I managed to get a pic that doesn't show the horrible wire management under my desk.

    I bought the white LEDS because they were cheap. I am now regretting it and will be ordering an RGB strip later today.

    Screenshot_2.jpg
     
  12. skline00

    skline00 Limp Gawd

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    Nice clean look. Great job.
     
  13. ramrod126

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    Interesting points for sure. One thing that I DID do was get DDR4-3000 ram. I have no idea why I wrote 2133 except that I was a bit drunk when I made the original post.
     
  14. Armenius

    Armenius I Drive Myself to the [H]ospital

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    I agree with Dangman about the motherboard and storage, although I would spend the extra money on an enterprise HDD like a WD RE. I think you must hate your data using that WD Blue in there. Also, all that money on top-quality parts just to cheap out on the monitors? You could have also gone with a good 700W PSU and saved $50-$100.

    But that is just me being picky. Enjoy your new build ;).

    This is the system I recently built for someone at work. They already had sound output, peripherals and a monitor, so those are not included. They also transplanted storage from their old PC. It's compact and quiet on air. All parts at the time were $1450 US through NewEgg Premiere.

    Intel Core i5-6600K, Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti, Corsair Carbide Series 88R - System Build - PCPartPicker
     
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  15. mikergamerz

    mikergamerz n00b

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    Can your processor over clock if needed?
     
  16. ramrod126

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    Very much so. I am running at 4.6 GHz. (stock is 3.5)
     
  17. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    How about some benchies! Ordering my 6600k build tomorrow :)
     
  18. ramrod126

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    Let me know what you want to see me run. If it is free I will gladly do it. In the mean time here are a few I already had downloaded. Benches by Justin Updyke
     
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  19. alxlwson

    alxlwson You Know Where I Live

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    Thanks, Ramrod! :)
     
  20. AthlonXP

    AthlonXP [H]ard as it Gets

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    Nice Rig man, have fun with it!