PS, waiting to buy a GPU until prices go back down :/
Pretty silly to buy a GTX 1060 as of right now. Because of the inflation that GPU costs nearly 300 more dollars today then it did a few months ago. I recommend waiting on buying a GPU until the prices go back down. As for the rest of the part list I would always recommend going with a Gold+ certified power supply instead of bronze. Better for your parts and your wallet when it comes to power consumption. I haven't looked recently, but I would assume buying a 2x8 GB ram kit would be cheaper then buying two sticks separately. Other than that looks O.K..
Good luck, have fun, and keep building!
I ended up convincing him to wait a few months on the GPU. Of course he was bummed but I told him that I could get him a way better GPU once prices drop down. Thank you for all of your knowledge and quick responses :)
I agree that the prices are outrageous. but the problem I have with eBay doesn't lie with giving them money, it's the fact that most of these cards that are being sold for cheap have been used for mining and have thousands of hours of hard work on them and the quality will be iffy. It's a great suggestion but I could never get myself to purchase a used GPU for a client especially in this mining craze.
I'm scared of eBay :/ especially used GPU's. Like I said I'm trying to make the most out of his budget while still fulfilling his needs. I would much rather have new architecture and being confident in it's ability to perform and still have warranties. And like I mentioned before, I'm on a short time frame and waiting for GPU prices to drop isn't really an option. Thanks again for the response!
Looked at your suggestions a lot more and they very good! I agree with the PSU change, changing windows version to full, and the motherboard. I will need to make a decision about downgrading the GPU for a better CPU since all he does is play games. Once again, thank you for the suggestions :)
Sadly this build is for my sisters fiance (haha) and he wanted the parts soon. He has a budget of $1,200 so I was trying to maximize his power with the budget he gave me. I'm full aware that the prices for GPU's are extremely high, but there is no telling when they are going to drop back down. He doesn't know much about PC's and building (he just games a little) so I'm trying to order these parts and get it built in a timely manner. Thank you for you comment and the suggested build, I will look more in depth at it :) 07
+1 for actually having matching monitors, unlike me xD
+1 for dank Karambit Fade since I actually have one in game xD
+1 for OP filing cabinet computer.
The CPU runs super hot but with the Corsair H115i It runs very cool
The CPU runs super hot but with the Corsair H115i It runs very cool
I sure hope so.
Spoooooooky... floating desk
xD i feel ya!
Unless you planned on doing some more cpu intensive things besides just gaming ( i.e. streaming, youtube, editing etc ) you really don't need an i7. You should've saved the money and bought a better GPU. But saying that, it could almost be a good thing you didn't go all out on the GPU, Pascal will soon be out and that should be your first upgrade :) other than that nice build!
-1, not enough pictures ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
This is the most beautiful build I have ever seen on PCPP... this makes me rethink my build lol.. +1
Love the color scheme <3 +1
Looks like your case is going to explode. +1 for having a CPU cooler thats bigger than the box fan in my room.
its.. its.... its..... BEAUTIFUL <3 +1
A little bit of cable management and she'll look mighty pretty. :) How do you like the case so far? I currently have the NZXT S340 and am thinking about swapping for this case, but im a little iffy on this cases cable management. Good Build +1
I would have to agree upon your predictions, going along with what they have done in past. I plan to purchase the Titan X counterpart if its within my budget at the time. Plus I don't know what the specs will be so I may just end up going with a 980ti or a Titan X. But a lot can change within that time so I'm not for certain.
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I may have to switch over to Nvidia once they release, but that will be one hell of a price tag.
Sounds amazing. I will definitely look into it! Thanks for your help :)
well RIP... I noob. Do you have any recommendations for boards that are compatible with my current cpu? I'm really digging this CPU so far and would be sad to see it go.
I've had this built for about 1 month now, I probably could have saved money going with an i5, but for what I use the computer for I think it will be very helpful in the long run. And i will definitely check out that MOBO, Thanks! :)
No, this board does not support OCing which is my fault for buying it... didnt pay enough attention LOL. I will be getting a new MOBO soon enough tho.
Just report the post to manirelli, he would be more than happy to move it.
Well MSI makes some pretty sick black/red cards for both the 380 and the 960. they are identical cards, just different manufactuares
Hahaha marketing schemes. No problem! :)
Its really a matter of preference. 960 is better than the 380 when not overclocked, but if you do plan on overclocking, the 380 will definitely outshine the 960 in about every aspect.
I personally think upgrading from a 970 to a 980ti is well worth the money. If you are having trouble coming up with the extra cash there are a few short cuts you could take on your PC (i.e. 8gigs of ram instead of 16, downgrading to an i5 which has just as much gaming potential as the i7 but a fraction of the cost) just an idea but thats what i would personally do. Otherwise, great build!:)
I would also like to recommend that you go for the Samsung EVO 250GB SSD, its way faster, more reliable (i have 2 in my pc right now so i would know) and its wayyy cheaper.
I would have to agree.
Even with a "budget" build like this I would recommend getting a case with a separate PSU. Quality of the PSU would be significantly better (not always) and you wouldnt want to risk frying out some parts/PSU rending your computer useless. Better safe than sorry and go for individual parts. Plus you don't have to spend much more than you already have.
Motherboard will be fine, no incompatibilities and since it says "PRO GAMING" its go to be good, right? ;)
"The interior of the BitFenix Neos allows for a maximum capacity of three 3.5in hard disks, three 2.5in SSDs and two 5.25in bays for optical drives. The Neos can accommodate CPU cooler heatsinks up to 160mm in height (155mm for windowed version) and will support full-height 120mm single-fan water cooling radiators." now that I did some research it seems that it should work just fine, also PCPP says there is no incompatabilities (Which isnt always 100% correct) but it should work.
Sorry my mistake, thought there was a fan on top.
Do you plan on OCing your CPU? if no here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/gdMVxr
If yes here http://pcpartpicker.com/p/79JDf7
You really don't need a water cooled CPU cooler but I think it helps a lot with thermal throttling (my build atleast), and if you have the budget i would highly recommend it. glhf
Very nice! My build is nearly identical to this. +1 for not being an Nvidia fanboy....
I think my GPU is fine for my needs right now. 1080p on High/Ultra on most games. I thought about getting more ram but i didnt want to shell out the extra few bucks just yet. but soon i will add some more ram. PSU should be enough for 2 cards in SLI and im not too worried about efficiency since im not paying the bills ;)
Looks like it payed off! Nice!
Great job on cable management! +1