Thanks so much for all the builds, lots of food for thoughts! I do think it is best to have a dedicated graphic card in that build (if only for future proofing) and I wld think 16GB is needed as well as is an SSD (on top of storage drive).
From what I can see looks like Ryzen is the way to go so will build around that I think. One thing I forgot to mention (I edited now) is that I need parts to be coming from Amazon, sry for that.
+1 for the diablo 3 mouse pad ;)
I dont think you need water cooling esp since you wont overclock the chip.
Hmmm u said "24h" and u lose patience after an hour...well...ppl are here to help, not to obey ;)
But yeah parts look good but i wld grab an after market cooler. A cryorig M9i for ex.
Have fun building!
With all the respect i have for Allan_M_Systems (providing he indeed said that) i would slightly didagree on the definition of bottleneck. To me the goal is not to have no bottleneck at all (or a system "infinitely fast") but to have a system with all components bottlenecking at the same time. As in it doesnt matter to get a faster gpu since the cpu is alrdy at its max and womt be able to use the additional power, but similarly a better cpu would do no good as the gpu is also working at its fastest, etc...so you could have a slow system with no 'bottlenecks' as all component will hit the wall at the same time.
Anyway, to get back to the topic, yeah i3 arent dead i think they are great choice for budget gaming !
Yeah they are
Well I did update it to the latest version and still no luck oc-ing the RAM :(
I had hopes though ;) and at least everything went ok...
Any other idea or I just have a defective RAM?
Ok thanks. Yeah I've been reluctant to update the bios as I've heard stories of ppl having big issues with their pc after such an update...but maybe it's just bc I'm new with this stuff...I'll try it thx man
+1 for the nice build and +1 for diablo 2 ;)
What a game it was !!
Did you really 'add parts without looking at the price' or did you look for the most expensive parts in each categories haha ;)
Otherwise the build looks pretty sick, enjoy !
Please when you're done with your build, post it in the 'completed builds' section, would love to 'see' it, never seen a powerful build like this !!! ;)
Hey man. Well currently yes as i need about 480W. Now i want to leave option for 2x980ti in sli and suddenly you're alrdy looking at 730W. Now add OC on both cpu (4.5Ghz) and 980ti (core at 1175Mhz on OC mode) and (according to extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp) you're looking at 880W on load so an 850W is barely enough. So not that much of an overkill anymore ;)
Just to make sure you're not confused: "skylake doesn't support quad channel memory" means your 4 sticks of RAM will not run in quad channel mode (and so wont benefit from the extra performance). However, you can put 4 sticks of RAM on your MB, and they will run in dual channel mode. The increase in perf between dual channel and quad channel is tiny anyway so it doesnt matter much. If you absolutely want your ram to run in quad channel mode, then go for x99 MB (so haswell-E cpu) or wait for skylake-E.
Hope this helps !
"Look at the parts & pictures" there is a 951 in the list but if you look at the pictures it's actually a 950...so I guess OP just messed up his part list.
Thx mate :) i took it for the keyboard as I already have the razer saga for the mouse and it was the cheapest & nicest looking red/black keyboard. So far so good, been gaming a bit with it and it's been great. No issue with lighting either in bith daylight and darkness. Pretty gd keybord so far and only $20 after the rebate (with a 'free' mouse _^).
Ah thats what i was afraid of, damn i knew i should have picked a few titans !
Yeah i know i should really update it....it's the next upgrade for sure
Haha pretty hilarious indeed, great minds ;)
You should be able to run UFO on medium settings relatively smoothly with this build. I would recommend adding a 2nd 980 Ti to run it on high? That game is ultra heavy on GPU ;)
PS: what an awesome game it was though ! And nice build +1
cool thanks man
yeah it does, i'm more looking for the after-OC as it is so easy to OC with that mobo (button on board).
Thanks for the replies. I should have been more precise, I only plan on overclocking the CPU (will leave the GPU for now) and kinda know how to do it from the bios. The softwares would be to monitor that the system is 'stable'....I mean all I hear is people trying to find settings for a 'stable' overclocking, though I'm not so sure what it means !
Ok thanks guys, yeah it was also for aesthetics using a red led fan, yet the side doesn't have a filter on it, so i'll see maybe i'll just leave it as is. Thanks again !
A bit weird reasoning here, so you dont care about the performance of the cpu, only how long it will last? If you only care about longevity and 'looking cool in your living room' why the 16Gb of 2400 ram? Why the 980ti? There are cards that will last much longer and cost much less while still looking cool :)
Anyway it's your money ;)
Thanks a lot guys, really appreciate the inputs !
My new build looks like that:
So i went with the skylake as recommended but i chose the i7...I know it's not necessary but i feel it could be a bit more future proof...I added a 1TB HDD for storage in case and dropped the sound card. I agree gaming over wifi is far from ideal but I don't have a choice at this time unfortunately...So I really need the wireless card. I sticked to the NZXT Phantom 410 but really appreciated the other choices, there were some good cases you guys recommended but i need that optical drive unfortunately...I feel like the mobo MSI M7 is too much and would have been happy to stick with the - 50$ less - M5 but reading recent reviews it seems to have some BiOS unstability while the M7 seems just as stable and pretty to install yourself. What do you think??
And a follow up question: do you think there's any benefit waiting for black friday and/or cyber monday to buy the parts? I'm new to this but historically have you seen any deals for one (or both) of these days?
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Thanks a lot for your input! Yeah i was under the impression that running a card on x8 would reduce the performances by half! How wrong! So I would def be looking at the Skylake then.
One follow up question on that though, the LGA 1151 socket from the Z170 mobo only allow for one x16 or two x8. Since i plan on running SLI cards later down the road, would the wireless card usage of x1 jeopardize this? Or can i still run my two 980 Ti on x8 and have that extra x1 for the wireless card? Or since the max PCI lanes supported by the CPU is 16, having that x1 from the wireless card would force the GPU to both work on x4?
Also just curious why the change in case (though it does look nicer!) and the change in CPU coller?
Bump. Any luck guys??