New Mid-High End Gaming Build

Discussion in 'PC Hound System Builder' started by LucasG, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. LucasG

    LucasG Gawd

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    Looking at purchasing by mid-december or beginning of January.

    CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K ($329.89 @ B&H)
    Motherboard: ASUS Z170 PRO GAMING ($149.99 @ B&H)
    Memory: G.SKILL 16GB (2 x 8GB) Ripjaws V Series ($94.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 ROG STRIX-GTX1080-A8G-GAMING ($669.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: EVGA 650W G3 Series 220-G3-0650-Y1 ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: SAMSUNG 500GB 850 EVO MZ-75E500B/AM ($169.95 @ Amazon)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R5 FD-CA-DEF-R5-TI ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 ($30.99 @ NCIX)
    Mouse: Logitech G303 ($38 @ Amazon)
    Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Dell S2716DG ($599 @ Amazon)

    Total: $2,402.77

    Any comments or suggestions? Mostly for gaming, audio production and web development. I'm not looking to overlock right away.
     
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  2. MadOver

    MadOver n00bie

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    Looks pretty good!
    I dont think you need such big powersupply. 550W or 600w quality power supply will do it.
    Also the motherboard for that price you can get the Z170 Fatal1ty K6 which has 12 power phases..
     
  3. vmaddogv

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    Thing will be a beast that is for sure. You didn't mention cooling. Might as well get a AIO if you spending that much.
     
  4. lukart

    lukart [H]Lite

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    if your looking to buy mid jan then I would wait for the new intel CPUs/mobos...
     
  5. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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  6. Chas

    Chas [H]ardness Supreme

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    Would suggest going with an M.2 SSD (950 Pro or 960 Evo). Much better throughput than the SATA SSD.
     
  7. thesmokingman

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    That is twice the price dude, easy.
     
  8. Chas

    Chas [H]ardness Supreme

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    Yep, and almost 4x the throughput. And he's doing content production.

    I'd call that a worthwhile expenditure.
     
  9. Quartz-1

    Quartz-1 2[H]4U

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    You don't need so powerful a PSU. A 500W PSU will do just fine.
     
  10. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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    You don't produce on the same drive as your OS drive. That said technically you don't even need a 500gb os drive and going m2, I'd go 256gb for os, and if I really needed speed I'd raid some 1tb or higher ssd. Anyways. 500gb m2 is a waste of money imo.
     
  11. LucasG

    LucasG Gawd

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    I am not looking to overlock right away, should I really go for water cooling? Otherwise I'm happy to do an aftermarket fan.

    As far as the PSU I am thinking on safeguarding for an SLI setup. Reduced wattage to 650.

    Edit: Updated setup.
     
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  12. Darkswordz

    Darkswordz Limp Gawd

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    With AMD Zen processors so close (January), you might want to hold off. The 8 core Zen chip will likely be around the same price as the i7-6700k.

    Since you're doing production work, having more cores will be worth it for you.
     
  13. LucasG

    LucasG Gawd

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    Not THAT much, so I will most likely be staying with Intel.
     
  14. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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    What does that mean, safeguarding? Lowered psu size has the opposite effect for sli.
     
  15. LucasG

    LucasG Gawd

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    Having a PSU which will be enough for an SLI setup of 1080's. I know it's not a real term. According to PCHound adding another 1080 should not even be close to 650 either.
     
  16. thesmokingman

    thesmokingman 2[H]4U

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    From Toms

    Two overclocked founders 1080s will be over 400w. Two custom cards will draw even more, for ex. like the Zotac Amp which draws 238w max according to TPU. The rest of your rig is 100w-180w guessitmate. That leaves no room for padding. Then after a few years when the psu degrades, it loses some power output, and suddenly you are under the minimum power needed.

    In other words you take a chance equipping the bare minimum psu needed. An extra amount of padding now is a helluva lot cheaper than realizing you might be short later.