New Gaming/Work PC Build

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Have a look on the video card website usually it requires you to register the card usually done with the serial number on the card. Some other brands require more. From what I hear u get a gog.com key but I can't say for certain, turns out the offer doesn't include Titans. Rather annoyed lol.
 
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Hey all, I'm a self confessed tech weenie. My 15yr old Son though, is quite computer literate & wants to build a PC.
This is what he's come up with...

CASE- deepcool kendomen mid tower titanium $65

CPU- intel core i5 7600 $305

MOBO- MSI XEON e3 krait gaming v5 workstation $169

GPU- asus radeon RX480 4GB$299

HDD- asus seagate barracuda 1TB
ST1000DM010 $69

SSD- Western digital green 120 GB $69

RAM- corsair vengeance LPX CM8GX4M2A2400C16 2x4GB DDR4 $95

PSU- corsair vs550 ATX power supply $65

All bought from "PC case gear"

His needs are...
High school study (he's home schooled)
Graphic design & arty stuff.
Hard core gaming.
General surfing, youtube etc.

I'd greatly appreciate any feedback or ideas from those who know what they're talking about.
Cheers
 

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550W should be more than enough unless there's overclocking happening. I've got an SF-450 happily powering a GTX1070 and an i5-6500, never had any issues even under heavy load.
 

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550w is plenty, but I generally recommend a 650w which should only be like $10 or $15 more.
If he's doing graphics and what not, go for 16gb RAM to be safe.
 

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Got sick of current PC being trash, can't play anything at a stable frame rate released after 2013.

Ordered these parts this morning -

CPU – Intel Core i5 8600K Six Core LGA 1151 3.6 GHz CPU Processor
CPU Cooler – Noctua NH-D15 Multi Socket PWM CPU Cooler
Motherboard – Asus Prime Z370-P LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Memory – Corsair 16GB (2 x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz Vengeance LPX Black
SSD – Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 SSD
HDD – Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card – EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 8GB Video Card
Case – Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply - EVGA 750W G2 80+ Gold Full Modular Power Supply
Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit USB Flash Drive

How'd I go Kimlo broncospwn? I went with a high-end CPU Cooler as I plan on OCing at some point, couldn't justify the extra $150+ for the i7 8700K, as nice as it is, won't be using it for anything bar gaming.
 

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Got sick of current PC being trash, can't play anything at a stable frame rate released after 2013.

Ordered these parts this morning -

CPU – Intel Core i5 8600K Six Core LGA 1151 3.6 GHz CPU Processor
CPU Cooler – Noctua NH-D15 Multi Socket PWM CPU Cooler
Motherboard – Asus Prime Z370-P LGA 1151 ATX Motherboard
Memory – Corsair 16GB (2 x8GB) DDR4 3000MHz Vengeance LPX Black
SSD – Samsung 960 EVO 500GB M.2 SSD
HDD – Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card – EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 8GB Video Card
Case – Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case
Power Supply - EVGA 750W G2 80+ Gold Full Modular Power Supply
Operating System – Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64bit USB Flash Drive

How'd I go Kimlo broncospwn? I went with a high-end CPU Cooler as I plan on OCing at some point, couldn't justify the extra $150+ for the i7 8700K, as nice as it is, won't be using it for anything bar gaming.
That's a sweet build.

I would definitely go for a 1080Ti. That's the most significant upgrade you can do and will mean you can 4K or ultrawide game if/when you do that. I would get a cheaper config of memory, or a 600/650W PSU (even 550 would be sufficient), or a cheaper case, I'm a huge fan of Fractal cases, and you can get an awesome one for cheaper than the Corsair case. Or keep what you ever and budget more for a 1080Ti


The i5-8600K stuff IIRC is better than the i7-7700K and OC's to 5GHz fairly easily, so plenty powerful for gaming, unlikely to bottle neck any but the most CPU intensive games. Really good choice of CPU.
 

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That's a sweet build.

I would definitely go for a 1080Ti. That's the most significant upgrade you can do and will mean you can 4K or ultrawide game if/when you do that. I would get a cheaper config of memory, or a 600/650W PSU (even 550 would be sufficient), or a cheaper case, I'm a huge fan of Fractal cases, and you can get an awesome one for cheaper than the Corsair case. Or keep what you ever and budget more for a 1080Ti


The i5-8600K stuff IIRC is better than the i7-7700K and OC's to 5GHz fairly easily, so plenty powerful for gaming, unlikely to bottle neck any but the most CPU intensive games. Really good choice of CPU.
Already ordered, so won't be making any changes :P

But yeah I contemplated a lot of what you suggested. I'm a fan of getting better gear across the board so if I do decide to upgrade to a 1080Ti (or something even stronger) down the track I won't have any power / case issues. Pretty happy with it, excited to get it up and running.
 

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Join our PubG squad you noob.
That's part of the reason I bought it haha, I tried to play PUBG on my current rig (i5 4670 & GTX 760) and it was hell, couldn't crack 30 fps in high density areas on the lowest settings.

I've already got a squad that I game with, but I'm keen to have a game with you boys some time.
 

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That's part of the reason I bought it haha, I tried to play PUBG on my current rig (i5 4670 & GTX 760) and it was hell, couldn't crack 30 fps in high density areas on the lowest settings.

I've already got a squad that I game with, but I'm keen to have a game with you boys some time.
It's a dicey affair tbh. The communication at times is fantastic....

"Ok, spotted."
"Where?"
"There's 3 of them"
"Ok, where?"
"Over there"
"Fucking coordinates????"
"Near that rock"
".............."

Whole squad dies.

Solid looking rig btw. That case looks like a beast! Excellent choice on the cooler although it will absolutely dominate the inside of your case. Easy to install, but make sure you've installed your memory sticks prior to fitting it. I had the D14 and you could get the sticks in and out, but you had to remove the fan on that side.....depending on your fan config anyway. They may have addressed the issue on the 15
 

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Excellent choice on the cooler although it will absolutely dominate the inside of your case. Easy to install, but make sure you've installed your memory sticks prior to fitting it. I had the D14 and you could get the sticks in and out, but you had to remove the fan on that side.....depending on your fan config anyway. They may have addressed the issue on the 15
They addressed the issue.. by making it even larger than the D14..

Lucky I grabbed a big case ;o
 

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Thread revival!

DED MBP17”...

Thought I’d tack on to this thread as the subject line is relevant. I need a new PC after 12 ish years in MacBook Pro land. Now that I’m paying subscriptions for all of my design software, I’m keen to head back to PC. Desktop system.

I do run some intensive software like After Effects and Premiere Pro, Adobe CC in general really, Autodesk software like Inventor, Fusion, Autocad (dabbling), plus interested in getting back into 3DSMax. Use SketchUp also. So I need a CPU that can both run quick on a couple of cores, whilst being able to use multi cores for other tasks. Very interested in Ryzen.

GPU -I’m out of the loop, but a minimum of 8gb, I think. Always went with Leadtek/NVidia in the past.

I really want to get back to PC for gaming, also.

I’ve got at least 3 2.5” SSD’s I plan to use for OS/Cache/project files, respectively. I’m open to getting a new drive with the faster connection, name slips my mind.

DDR4 RAM obviously.

Don’t want to skimp on the case/PSU. Quieter/cooler the better.

Please halp!

1.5 to 2k for the tower minus drives.
 
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Ryzen 3900X is the best on market for value for processor grunt for non gaming tasks, but she kicks ass in gaming too.

DDR4 you'll want 16GB minimum running at at least 3200Mhz. Myself and Kimlo use RipJaws, can't recall what Harry uses.

Graphics card I'll leave for Kimlo Kimlo to decide. Probably something like a 1660Ti or a 2070, something like that. AMD *might* be worth looking at a 5700XT. I'm 1660Ti, Harry is 1070Ti (I think yeah Harry Sack Harry Sack) and Kimlo is on a 2080.

Myself, Harry and Kimlo all use Fractal cases for their sound reduction.

M.2 NVME Drives are SSD porn. They quick man, much quicker than regular old SSDs. I'm on Silicon Power, Kimlo is on Adata, and I can't recall the brand of Harry's but his is faster as it has RGB and he can set it to red.

PSU we use Corsair. I'm on HX series, and the others are on RM series. You'll want at least 700Watts as a general rule.

Will you need a monitor? Cause they range from resonable, all the way up to holy **** Kimlo that's a pricey monitor. Anything 4K you'll need to be moving into high money for graphics. 2k all those options are good, 1080p.... yuk.
 
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