I'm sorry, I don't have firm answers but my Trident Z 3200mhz ran just fine with my old R3 1300X. I honestly wasn't really aware of RAM that is either compatible or not compatible with certain CPUs. As long as the advertised speed was compatible with the motherboard, I thought that's all that matters.
That should definitely help but personally, considering how much you're spending here, I would just go ahead and get a new case along with everything else. That's just my opinion of course, you're more than welcome to build it inside of your current case. Regardless, fans will help.
16GB is quite a bit. You won't have any problems with needing more RAM. SSD makes a night and day difference between an HDD. 500GB will be more than enough for your OS, all of your programs, quite a few games and even enough room to work on your edits, modelling and rendering. But then, you have your 2TB HDD for everything else.
Absolutely. You won't have a problem with doing all of that. Depending on the programs you're talking about, maybe consider pulling the trigger on 16GB of RAM. Or, go with 8GB at first, and if you need another 8, toss another 2x4 kit in. Just make sure they are exactly the same of course.
I understand that you already own that case but I would really go a different route on that. Reason being, that case looks very restrictive as far as air flow is concerned. Packing an air cooled 8700K and a GTX 1080 into that could potentially have some heat issues. While you did choose a good air cooler, I still think that may not be enough to keep everything cool.
This is my version of a build within your budget and including a monitor.
I chose the H115i PRO AIO because of it's ability to stay at 20.4 dbA since you want something rather quiet.
I added three be quiet! fans for additional air flow and again, they stay around 16.4 dbA.
Do you really need 32GB of RAM?
I swapped the 1TB SSD for a 500GB SSD but I did add a 2TB HDD for mass storage. I downgraded the SSD purely for cost reasons.
I also changed the motherboard for cost reasons. The Z370-E also has WIFI and overclocks great. I have my i5-8600K at 5.0ghz no problem.
I chose a 1080p 144hz monitor. You mentioned using it for Art? I'm not sure if maybe you want a 1440p monitor? That will definitely add to price but a 1080 can very easily run 1080p144 at max settings for any game. I've also read some reviews and apparently color accuracy is quite good on this panel so again, that will be nice for the art segment of your build. I'm curious to know what kind of art you're doing?
Lastly, I chose the Meshify case for it's open front panel. It has good airflow as well a tempered glass side panel and it's great on cable management. I use the same one and I love mine. Fantastic build quality.
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No problem! I don't like the stock Intel one either.
It isn't really needed like it is on a Ryzen build. I would say to go with 2666-3000mhz but anything more than that is just overkill. Not to mention that you won't get the advertised speeds without overclocking anyway.
You could go with a cooler, although don't spend much on it since it's a locked CPU.
I would spend a little more money for a better power supply and I would also really try and squeeze a 128-250GB SSD in there if you can go that route. Otherwise, it's all good!
For your uses, I would go with the i5-8400. Six cores and six threads will definitely last you for the next few years. If you were interested in streaming and stuff like that, I would suggest the Ryzen over the Intel chip. Everything else looks great though!
That's correct. Go first gen Ryzen with your original build, X470 motherboard with your original build or look into contacting the manufacturer and see if they're able to do the bios update for you.
It all looks very good. I'm very confused on your choice of motherboard. That seems incredibly overkill in every way. I would just call it a day with an Asus ROG STRIX Z370-E or something along those lines.
Won't be worth the risk when that build goes up in flames..
So, there's a couple things you can do.
Change components to counter the cost of an X470 board that will be compatible out of the box with the 2600X.
Go with a first generation Ryzen CPU and stick with your current build. A B350 or X370 board may need a BIOS update in order to work with the 2600X since that CPU is very much new. If you don't have another compatible CPU to use with the B350/X370 to update it, you're kind of out of luck. I've also heard of manufactures performing the update for you before they ship it to you, that's something you can look into. I've also heard of boot kits that they send you beforehand in order to make the update.
In this build, I went ahead and swapped out your PSU. Not only is this one better but it's also fully modular and cheaper - all at the same time. I swapped out RAM and tossed in the X470 board.
How is that? My 1060 6GB barely gets past 80FPS in most games on high settings. Depending on the game of course.
Looks great. Few things to consider:
Rather than going with that motherboard and a WIFI adapter, you could spend a bit more for a motherboard with built in WIFI like the ASRock Z370 board. There's even a few B360s that are cheaper with built in WIFI.
16GB is a bit overkill if you're only gaming and using photoshop lightly. You can play any AAA game with 8GB of RAM no problem. I would say to only go with 16GB if you use Photoshop very often. Keep in mind that at a later point, you can always toss in another 2x4GB kit for 16GB total if you truly need it.
1060 6GB will run mostly everything on high at 1080p60 but mine has trouble with Ark haha. I use the Asus Dual Series 1060 and Ark gets about 45FPS on high. Just so you know. Everything else is great. On Ark, I run medium with render distance on high to achieve about 65FPS.
PSU is a bit overkill too. You could save a bit with the G3 550 and still have enough leftover for future upgrades.
EDIT: Also, Nullarc77's advice above is good too.
the 8400 is cheaper and the 300mhz difference is not tgat (that* :)) big
the 8400 is cheaper and the 300mhz difference is not tgat (that* :)) big
XPS 15 is fantastic in both the battery and build quality departments but you're absolutely right, I really wish they packed a 1060 into that. Especially with that price tag..
I'm not sure of your budget but here's what I would look into:
Asus ZenBook Pro w/ 1050ti
Microsoft Surface Book 2 w/ 1060 6GB. Obviously, this is more of a 2in1 but offers great build quality, awesome battery life and a 1060 6GB. Keep in mind, you only get the dedicated graphics when docked to the keyboard. It switches to integrated when detached.
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin. 1060 6GB or 1070 8GB, 8th gen six-core coffeelake i7, near bezel-less screen, etc. Might lose some battery life with this option and according to reviews, it has great build quality besides some flex in the upper keyboard section. Personally, that's no big deal to me but your mileage may vary.
Now, take this with a grain of salt but even the new Alienware 13. Yes, you'll overpay for it but it does have great build quality, decent battery life and the OLED screen is beautiful.
LG Gram is good but I don't think I would say it's equal to or equivalent to the Razer Blade. From my experience, Razer is on Apple's level of build quality and that by itself is, unfortunately, much harder to find in the PC world.
So, I changed a few things.
With Ryzen, RAM speed is very important so for just a couple bucks more, I would bump up the RAM to 3000mhz.
I would really try and get a more 'brand name' SSD. I've never heard of the Team L5 LITE and can't seem to find many reviews. I'm not saying that it's bad but I know I would feel more comfortable with something like a Kingston.
I would also avoid the BT PSU as it hasn't had any professional reviews or stress tests. Again, not saying that it's bad, but it's just something to be cautious of. I replaced it with a SeaSonic Fully modular PSU for not much more. It's a bit older but still has all the same functions. Wattage is definitely overkill but hey, at least you have room to upgrade in the future.
Sorry, I went over a bit. This is the best I could come up with after redoing it a few times. Really tried to go with an 8th gen Core i5 with 16GB of RAM but I couldn't without being way over budget.
Bump RAM speed to 3000mhz. Ryzen thrives off of fast RAM.
You'll probably end up needing more storage. I would try and get another 500GB-1TB HDD in there. If you're gaming, 240GB doesn't last long. I won't change that in the build but that's just something to consider. That can also easily be installed in the future.
The G3 550 PSU is actually cheaper and is the newest iteration of the EVGA 550.
The motherboard isn't going to matter as much if you don't plan on overclocking just as Brett_5s stated. If you plan on overclocking, then definitely spend the money for a quality board.
This build will do you just fine depending on the motherboard. If overclocking, you'll want a good X370 versus a B350. You could go with an aftermarket cooler like the one that Brett_5s put in his build but the wraith that comes with the 1200 is good with clock speeds and decent with a slight overclock. Really no need to spend that money unless you want to.
I'm not sure what cheap is but this would be a stellar system that would be very capable of just about everything. I chose the 8600K but if you don't plan on overclocking and want to save a few bucks, opt for the i5-8400 and get a cheaper motherboard. You could also drop down to a 1060 and use the stock cooler of the 8400 to save quite a bit of money. I'll leave that version below.
As far as the power supply goes, that's definitely pushing it a little. I would look into a 1000W that way you have some headroom for future upgrades, overclocking or just so your PSU isn't constantly maxed out 24/7.
Looks good! I wouldn't change anything. Although, as Isaac_The_Pooper stated, 140GB isn't going to hold much. After programs and OS, you may have room for 2 or 3 games. I would either try and squeeze a 500GB SSD into the budget otherwise, add a 1TB HDD for the majority of the games and put your most played on the SSD.
My 1060 6GB has no problem running my Oculus, you'll be just fine!
Fair enough, I can understand your reasoning for that. If all you're doing is occasional rendering and light gaming, a 1060 might be better suited for you. A 1070 is mostly for high refresh rate 1080p gaming or 1440p gaming while a 1060 is strictly 1080p. Honestly, that's probably enough for you in that case, my 1060 easily runs all AAA games in high details at or above 60fps. Plus, you'll have the i7 over my i5.
Typically boot loops are caused by either a bad component or a driver issue. Honestly, I would check all your drivers, maybe delete them all and download the latest ones again. Otherwise, try performing a full reset on Windows before spending the money on a PSU. Just back up all of your stuff first. Unfortunately you'll have to download all the games again but I would give that a shot first, if it's not a constant issue, I'm willing to bet it's an issue with a driver(s). If the PSU is bad, I doubt you'd be able to turn the computer on at all.
Worth it huh? RAM and CPU cooler should be fine. I had the LPX RAM in my last build and it's actually fairly low profile when you compare it to some others.
Oh gotcha. Considering Ryzen 2 has a pretty steep TDP as well, absolutely go ahead and get a larger capacity PSU.
Like three days haha. But it's been great!
It's in a boot loop?
1) GPU. 1060 3GB. For the most noticeable performance with games.
2) CPU. i5-8400 + H360 motherboard / Ryzen 5 1600 W/ B350 or X370 board. For the most noticable difference in day-to-day tasks
3) RAM. 8-16GB. 3000-3200mhz. You'll need DDR4 with any modern motherboard.
That would be my order. But after all that, you almost may as well get a new PSU and case and make a completely new build haha.
Frankly, I think an SSD and even a newer CPU would be a wiser investment.
Here you go! PSU seems overkill but it's actually one of the best, least expensive options.
Did you actually purchase everything already?
Haha I guess so. I did send Fractal an email the same day just to see what they thought. Have yet to hear anything back. Thanks. Eventually I want to get a simple external DAC that will use the rear IO anyways so I won't need to use the front IO. Still, it's just a little frustrating. Besides that, it's the best case I've had!
Looks good. I would just bump up RAM speed to 3000mhz.
This should be more than enough for your needs. Honestly, an i5 will be too but the i7 fits the budget no problem so may as well. 8700 also has the UHD Graphics 630 so that will again, do what you need it to. I put 16GB of RAM in there that way you don't even need to worry about multitasking - even with two monitors. This motherboard has enough IO for dual monitors.
EVGA G3 550.
That's far more than enough.
32GB of RAM to 16GB.
Toss the 960 PRO and get a regular 2.5" SATA SSD.
Downgrade motherboard. No point in paying that much if you aren't gaming and overclocking.
Do you really need 8TB?
Looks good. That should give you a huge boost in performance.
8600K will be just fine for your uses. Actually, more than enough. I have my 8600K at 5GHz with the Asus Z370-E and it was super easy to do. That motherboard should handle it. Personally, I would just go with the 3000mhz RAM, there's no need for 3600 at all with an Intel build. Plus, you can save about $40. I run 3200 with my setup.
No worries. Looks great though, enjoy!
Looks great! You should have no problem with 1080p60. I would very much recommend a very small >150GB SSD if at all possible.
Please format your builds in the future, makes it a little easier for us to follow.
That all looks awesome. You should have no trouble with achieving 1440p144. For that price of range of RGB strips, you can go with the Phantek strips on Amazon. Comes with two that are magnetic. For $50, you can go with Corsair's Lighting Node Pro if you want 4x strips, a controller and pretty good software to control all of it.
Haha no problem!
Storage would depend on your editing.
If you have a 250GB SSD,
Windows 10 will take about 15GB.
You'll want to account for your programs that you use. Look up the size requirements.
You'll also want to, of course, account for the edits. Are you keeping all the raw+edited reels on your computer? Are you deleting the raw after the edit and keeping the edit? Are you deleting everything after upload? This will be the most important factor in that decision. Can you get away with 250GB or should you just front the money for that extra 1TB HDD? Or maybe, get an even smaller 128ishGB SSD for purely the OS and programs and keep any and all footage off the SSD and on the HDD. That will counter the price of the HDD.
For RAM, I would definitely recommend spending the money for 16GB. Here's your build but with a smaller and cheaper SSD that counters the price of the 1TB HDD. Also includes 16GB of RAM. The Ripjaws V is actually cheaper than the 2x8 Vulcan.
Between the 1080 and 8700K, you should be able to achieve that. Especially on games like Fortnite and CS:GO.
However, I have a few edits of your build:
Better CPU cooler, especially if you plan on overclocking that 8700K. I would really recommend an AIO but it isn't needed.
Dual channel memory. Instead of 1x8, go 2x4. Increased speed a little bit. I would suggest 16GB for this price point but in reality, no more than 8 is needed for gaming.
Better PSU. BQ has not been professionally reviewed nor stressed. As far as PSU is concerned, you definitely want a quality one as it powers everything.
I would also suggest a different case but I left that alone. Fractal Design Meshify C or even the Focus G would be a better choice due to the open front. More airflow to that 8700K and 1080.
I agree with everything here. +1
Changed one thing:
As far as your SSD situation, you really won't notice the difference of boot times between the NVME and SATA SSD. It's barely an improvement as far as boot is concerned so honestly, I would take that £188.84 and apply it towards a regular 2TB SATA SSD or something else entirely. Maybe even the i7-8700K if you want some serious CPU power. The only time you should spend the money on NVME is if you truly need those transfer speeds. Which, if you're moving around a lot of 4K footage, it might be worth it in your case.