Hey there! So the hdmi input on the front of he case is pretty much an HDMI cable that is already preinstalled into the case. So it runs from the to I/o, then behind a small whole on the top right next to the red bar and goes through to the rear of the case where it can be easily plugged into your graphics card. No need for any extra cables or anything to set up that input. So right now I don't have it actually plugged in and the HDMI connector is just hanging out of the back of my case.
thanks! Really happy with how everything has turned out and I have even been able to hang some more awesome red sox/patriots memorabilia on the walls too!
Just a general note - with the quality of parts you are planning to buy you are actually better off saving a few bucks and getting lower speed RAM. RAM speed has little to no improvement on performance when you have a CPU of that caliber. If you can find some good RAM at 2400 I would suggest that and cut a few bucks off the price and either save it or reinvest it to a lacking part of your build. Cheers!
Thank you sir! Let me know how your build turns out! :D
Yeah this should do just fine! I dont know if youll get much over 100fps on big AAA games at maxed out settings but games like LoL CS:GO and Overwatch you should have no problem at all :)
1 - a micro atx MOBO in a mid tower case is kinda goofy - I would get a different/larger mobo
2 - I would stay away from the NEX PSU and get the G2 or the G3 - they are newer and higher quality - never cheap out on a PSU
3 - There is no need for a sound card - take that money and put it towards a better mobo
4 - Monitor is a good starter but with a 1070 GPU I would pair it with either a 1440 resolution or 144hz monitor to really get the
most out of your $350+ graphics card - the monitor is a bit of a bottle neck in this case
do you mind dropping a link to those options? they sound right up my ally
I have "average" hands - I am currently using the Reddragon Mammoth as my everyday mouse and i really like that. My grip is right between palm and claw - i like more ergonomic mice
Agreed with the CPU/MOBO - for the psu I'd get something in the range of 650w as well but don't get the next it's an old model. Go for the EVGA G2 or Corsair RMx
What do you plan on using the computer for? What games do you play?
The notes just are saying that some of the drive bays in the front won't be useable because of your graphics card - not a big deal. And that the SSD will make reduce the. Inner of data ports available to you - not a big deal either
That's not quite true. The monitor he will be getting has a high refresh rate and a 1070 won't be able to get much above 60fps for 1440p making that feature useless, the 1080 is the right choice here. However - I wouldn't go into SLI especially with the 1080ti coming right around the corner, it may be best to hold off on the gpu until it comes out, sli doesn't scale very well and you won't get very much of a performance boost over having just a single better graphics card. I would also question the ssd since that is pretty seriously expensive but hey, if you like it everything looks good! One last opinion/looks based thing though. LED fans typically look pretty tacky and in a build of this quality everything should look good, I would suggest non-led case fans and adding an led strip - like the cablemod wide beam rgb to light up your case, it'll look 1000x better
I would strongly suggest getting an EVGA G2 or a Corsair RMx power supply, the NEX is old and not nearly as reliable. I would also suggest getting cheaper ram if youre looking for a way to save some cash. The speed of ram makes almost 0 difference in this build so you could save a few bucks there and have the same performance
The water cooler is total over kill here. I'd suggest getting an evo 212 (or even stick with the stock cooler) and put that extra money to a 1070 graphics card. Otherwise looks pretty good!
Looks to me like you have everything you need!
As for lights I HIGHLY recommend the cablemod wide beam rgb case lights. They are magnetic super easy to set up and look beautiful. I have them in my build if you wanna check them out. I personally think led fans look kinda bad unless you get the really expensive rgb ones and at that point just get the case led strips for better lighting anyways
Hey my man! What do you plan on using this build for?
1 - if you're doing any build that isn't purely a budget build you NEED and SSD, I would suggest replacing one of the HDD with at least a 500 GB SSD
2 - having two 1070's will give you less performance than one 1080, I would get a 1080, a titan or wait for the 1080ti to come out, at this budget two 1070's is a waste
3 - there is no need for the sound card with a $500 mobo, you're better off investing in better headphones with that money
Let me know if you have questions about the new suggestions
could you just put a link to the parts list itself? way easier to view it that way and make edits/suggestions
can you add a link to the parts list that you already have?
For the budget you are in the B2 is a bad choice, look to get something with a gold or higher efficiency rating for sure (I always recommend Corsair RMx or EVGA G2 as good options)
Looks like you have a build that will handle all of the games you listed very easily, really nothing that needs improving other than possibly the PSU, but that is just because I don't like to cheap out on the one thing sending power to the whole PC haha. My only suggestion for building is TAKE YOUR TIME! If you install something and realize that you skipped a step in the process, dont try to find a quick way to get it, go back and do it all the right way and don't get frustrated. It is supposed to be a tough but enjoyable process but also one that is very easy to do perfectly
Yeah your observations are correct. I would either get a monitor that has 144Hz or that is 1440p otherwise just get something like a 1060. I would also say that he should look for a better power supply, seasonic is an okay brand but thats kinda a cheapo psu, I'd suggest and EVGA G2 or Corsair Rmx.
My only suggestion would be to find more affordable ram, that is a whole lot of money for 16GB and its mostly because you are buying the RAM at the highest speed, which doesn't add any noticeable performance anyways with the high quality parts you already have. Either way, it looks like you have parts that will work together and a build thatll do great
Hey thanks for the suggestion! Any chance you could explain why these would pair well with my Kanto yumis?
It has been outstanding so far. The in board audio is a nice upgrade from my old lap top and as a whole it was worked very well and looks stellar
Thanks dude! I was super picky with all my parts to make sure it matched really well, even my wifi card is red
The usb is a wireless adapter or you can get a wireless adapter that is installed in a PCIE slot on your mobo. I have one that I installed in the PCIE but that is because I wanted a really good wireless signal and had no way of having a wired connection. End of the day if you are just playing games casually and browsing the internet then a USB should do you just fine.
Yeah your mobo will have an eithernet port built in so just buy a usb or pce for wifi and you are good to go
Okay so here are some general suggestions -
1 - SLI does not scale very well so having two graphics cards is kinda a waste. Best bet is to get a Titan or to wait for the 1080 Ti to come out and get that bad boy
2 - find a kit of RAM that is either 2x16 or 4x8, typically have better luck with your ram that way
3 - you are grossly over paying for that sound card. the mobo you are getting is of such high quality that you are better off just getting better sound equipment or an external amp/dac for improved sound quality (don't know too much in this area but I DO know that sound cards are typically only needed if you have a super basic mobo)
Totally overlooked that point, would this cooler even fit in the case? the thing is pretty huge haha
Hmmmm that is an interesting question.... I THINK you should be okay, as long as you dont use the first RAM slot right next to the CPU, maybe look to see if you can get RAM with a lower profile just in case? cuz that is a goofy looking cpu cooler that is pretty gigantic lol
for $90 bucks might as well have more storage than youll ever really need, not a terrible idea
This is a pretty solid option and below your budget. The only downside is that it is not an IPS panel but its 144hz and will look great with your set up and the games you play will be super smooth
With a 480 1440p would be a bit of a struggle if he wanted maxed out settings. Do you have a budget? Thats a pretty seriously important questions for monitors
Okay so your concept for the build as a whole is a little goofy but this will make it much better
1 - Better CPU cooler
2 - Better SSD and HDD
3 - Better PSU (never cheap out on the PSU ESPECIALLY if you are thinking of overclocking anything)
4 - Z-170 MOBO because you need an Z-170 chipset to overclock your cpu
5 - This should have enough cables for you to get going with everything
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Poking the bear lol
If you could tell us what you are planning to do with this build that would really help gauge if it is overkill.
I mean he is probably just looking to get a quick opinion deciding between the choices, not everything needs to be statistical and scientific, maybe he is fine just going off of the opinions of others rather than benchmark numbers?
1 - I would get a nicer CPU cooler than that given the price range you are in
2 - You are grossly over paying for that ssd holy moly I dont think anything is fast enough to be worth $600 - I would downsize if I were you
3 - Thats a bad PSU - especially given the price range you are dealing with. Dont cheap out on the the thing that can single handedly destroy all of your components at once if it craps out. Get the EVGA G2 or Corsair RMx
Those are nice headphones but not like top of the line, getting a sound card would just be "bottlenecked" by your headphones. If I were you, I'd look to make an upgrade in my headphones, especially if you are just using them for casual listening of music and playing games you really shouldn't need a sound card - especially with a MOBO of that high quality
What headphones are you currently using?
Yeah, sorry about that my man. I was just trying to help your build as a whole to look as good as possible, cuz tbh stock coolers completely ruin any good looking build IMO. For case fans you can't go wrong with corsair SP or AF quiet edition. They really arent silent, but if you are ever using any amount of sound or headphones you wont notice them and with the white rings that add a really clean look to a PC
Yeah try to re-link your new list - it isn't showing up
Oopsies! I didn't notice that! Well you can't go wrong with one a be quite! or Cooler Master CPU cooler so I would highly recommend putting in another $20-$40 for the higher quality and better looking cooler
If you are going for a build with a theme I would HIGHLY suggest an aftermarket cooler. Check out this cooler that would look pretty great with your build http://pcpartpicker.com/product/93Crxr/cryorig-cpu-cooler-h7
Looks great to me! Only suggestion would be a larger SSD - you'll only fit your OS and like one game on that one. But if that is okay with you it looks like it should be good to go!
Yeah, I mean crossfire or SLI looks and sounds super cool, but neither are particularly effective. Depending on pricing the 480 vs 1060 would be an interesting choice because I am always torn which one would provide the better value and performance, really cant go wrong with either for 1080 gaming though
Looks pretty good to me! to be honest I would suggest against crossfire, especially if you are just playing in 1080. That card will be 100% good to go with anything in 1080 and when you need an upgrade I would suggest selling that card and just upgrading to a newer/better one since having two GPU's doesn't scale very well and you would get better performance, and probably save some $$, if you just bought a newer GPU down the road. I would also possibly look for a better PSU - Check out the PSU tier list on Linus Tech Tips forums as a good reference, as a whole that PC looks good to go!
In this build I couldn't use the RAM slot closest to the CPU because the cooler is so big. But where the RAM is now doesn't block any air flow through the cooler so there is no issue at all - it is working like a charm and I have never seen my CPU get hotter than 45 C