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#1 Psywar

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 02:23 AM

Hey Ya'll!

 

I am looking at building a new desktop semi gaming PC in December.

I am calling it my Christmas Bender Build due to the fact I am driving to NY in early Dec. and staying in Syracuse for a little over a week with a buddy of mine.

We are pretty much going to drink beer, make beer and make food the entire week.  We are both also planning on building new PC's.

 

I have spent a couple weeks building and adding parts to my PCPartPicker page.

I think I got it about where I want it. Feel free to take a look at the Link:
 

http://pcpartpicker.com/list/skfYWX

 

I did not add a PSU. I currently have a new PSU: Corsair RM or RX 850 something like that.

I am likely going to get Windows 10 H USB if I have to buy it. If I can get it free through College then I will go that route.

 

The 3 Green Fans.. 1x Rear 2x Top for the case in the build. I am planning on getting 3 of the 120MM Corsair SP fancy fans with the RGB mode for the front. 

http://www.corsair.c...with-controller

 

I went with the 2x Samsung 850 EVO SSD's. I was planning on running them in a Raid 0.

Samsung 950 Pro M.2

 

What am I looking for?

I am just tossing it out here for opinions. Any ways to make it cheaper?

I was considering going to the i5-6600K since I think gaming performance wise it's not really that far away from the i7-6700K. I think some people say it is not worth the extra $100 but some other people are like the extra $100 is just a drop in a bucket for sorta future proofing. 

 

I was originally going with the MSI Nvidia 1080 Gaming X8 but since I am not running 4K and probably wont for a few years. I decided to save around $200 and stick with the 1070. 

 

What are your thoughts and opinions on the build? What could I do better?


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:03 AM

Looks nice, but I personally wouldn't raid those ssd's.  It's just messy if something bad should happen.  And so much easier if you ever want to just move the disks into another PC.  I'd put the OS and some stuff on 1, and then my games on the other.

 

If you haven't bought the drives yet, you should consider an M.2 drive.  They are a little more expensive, but twice as fast, and certainly no need to ever mess around with raid again.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:32 AM

Oh Nice! 
I never even gave thought to the M.2 drive.. That is actually a super idea.

I would probably just go with the 1 drive then. 

Ultimately the only games I am playing are Xenoverse 2, WoW - Legion, Starcraft 2, Diablo 3.

All of that plus the OS and other things fit nicely on the 512GB drive.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:40 AM

That's a solid build, I wouldn't change or add anything.  :cheers:

 

Sounds like a fun week,.. are you going with All-Grain or Extract.    http://beersmithrecipes.com/


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 10:14 AM

I'd have to recommend the Samsung pro 960. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147596

Max Sequential ReadUp to 3500 MBps
Max Sequential WriteUp to 2100 MBps

1.5 million hour life time and 512mb cache

Pretty sure it's killing the competition right now.

Edit: and I said twice as fast, but looking at these specs alone, it's 5-7 times faster than the fastest sata3 ssd ! haha

Edited by Fight Game, 04 November 2016 - 10:20 AM.

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Posted 05 November 2016 - 01:15 AM

That's a solid build, I wouldn't change or add anything.  :cheers:

 

Sounds like a fun week,.. are you going with All-Grain or Extract.    http://beersmithrecipes.com/

Thanks!

We will likely be doing All-Grain since his setup allows for us to do that now.

In the past we were doing mostly extract builds. 

It is sort of up in the air right now, but we are looking at a Russian Imperial Stout. 

 

I'd have to recommend the Samsung pro 960. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820147596

Max Sequential ReadUp to 3500 MBps
Max Sequential WriteUp to 2100 MBps

1.5 million hour life time and 512mb cache

Pretty sure it's killing the competition right now.

Edit: and I said twice as fast, but looking at these specs alone, it's 5-7 times faster than the fastest sata3 ssd ! haha

I didn't realize that the link wouldn't change if I changed my build.

I updated my build link. I do have the Samsung 950 Pro M.2 now.

I think I will end up being really happy with that! Thank you!


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