New Gaming/Work PC Build

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Mosyzlak, Apr 14, 2015.

  1. Mosyzlak

    Mosyzlak QCup Player

    Gah, just looked and Gigabyte are only doing it on laptops...bastards!
  2. 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 key but I can't say for certain, turns out the offer doesn't include Titans. Rather annoyed lol.
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  3. 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.
    Needs more RAM for mine.

    @broncospwn@broncospwn - Will that be enough power in that PSU?
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  4. bb_gun

    bb_gun NRL Player

    Yeah, more RAM and a bigger PSU.
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  5. gordjw

    gordjw NRL Player

    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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  6. Definitely more RAM, a bit more PSU, and not an MSI MOBO (that's a personal thing though).
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  7. 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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  8. :superhappythumbsup:Awesome, thanks guys!
  9. 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 @broncospwn@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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Join our PubG squad you noob.
  13. 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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  14. It's a dicey affair tbh. The communication at times is fantastic....

    "Ok, spotted."
    "There's 3 of them"
    "Ok, where?"
    "Over there"
    "**** 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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  16. They addressed the issue.. by making it even larger than the D14..

    Lucky I grabbed a big case ;o
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    Got NBN installed today with my local Gold Coast ISP OnTheNet. So much of an improvement over my adsl2+.
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