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First Serious PC Build - Suggestions?

RX 480 or step up to 1060?

  • RX 480

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Currently saving for my first PC, any suggestions for change in this build I have? I think it's pretty nice. What do you guys think? It will be used for light content creation, and heavy gaming usage. (also apologies if this is the wrong thread to post this in)
update: Planning on Windows 10 Pro (I know it says OEM but I will purchase normal copy). Added a Samsung M.2 SSD 250GB, Western Digital Blue 1 TB HDD, PowerColor Red Devil RX-480, and i5-6600k (due to recommendations).

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Do you need that big of a hard drive? If not, consider a SSD instead. The slowest SSD will run circles around the fastest hard drive. They cost more, but when you consider the cost spread over the life of the computer, it is well worth it.

I don't see an OS listed. New computers typically need new licenses. OEM licenses are not legally transferable under any circumstance.

Excellent choice for a PSU.

While 8GB of RAM is enough, with the horsepower you are putting in the CPU and graphics, I would round it out with 2 x 8GB of RAM.
 
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Do you need that big of a hard drive? If not, consider a SSD instead. The slowest SSD will run circles around the fastest hard drive. They cost more, but when you consider the cost spread over the life of the computer, it is well worth it.

I don't see an OS listed. New computers typically need new licenses. OEM licenses are not legally transferable under any circumstance.

Excellent choice for a PSU.

While 8GB of RAM is enough, with the horsepower you are putting in the CPU and graphics, I would round it out with 2 x 8GB of RAM.
Thanks! I am using windows 10 pro, and noted with the RAM choices. Appreciate it!
 
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I'ld go with a z170 over the x99 platform.
 
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Usually 4 channel memory is used for this CPU . i7 6800K is newer . Hope the cooler will not override/block the two RAM sticks It s a nice rig .

For the same money , may get this :

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CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($298.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($79.88 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card ($449.95 @ B&H)
Case: Deepcool TESSERACT SW ATX Mid Tower Case ($39.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($62.17 @ Amazon)
Total: $1071.45
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Thanks! Appreciate the input!
 
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you should go got 6700k and z170 if u want OC and 6700 and B150 if u dont want OC. Also im not a fan of AMD so i would go for GTX10xx
SSD is a must
 
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For light content creation (and heavy gaming) I would not bother with hyperthreading and go straight for the 6600(k). If you dont plan on OC'ing, go B150 + 6600 (non-k) instead. Seriously consider the added price of M.2 NVMe SSDs, as they are noticeably faster than SATA-SSD's. Don't budge on the 16GB, and make sure it's 2 modules of 8GB, so you can upgrade to 32GB whenever you feel like it.

GPU-wise, I'd either go RX470/480 4GB or jump straight to GTX1070, the cards in between are (IMHO) never worth their premium.
 
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Usually 4 channel memory is used for this CPU
While the CPU must support it, it's really the board, not the CPU that determines if the system will run in dual or quad mode. And that board is dual-channel.

That said, note if you google quad-channel memory motherboard, you won't find any! And if you look at the benchmarks (and that PC World article), the advantages a quad RAM setup offers over dual is insignificant.

So if worried about it (I would not be), get 4 x 4GB, but if not, 2 x 8GB is just fine. If me, I would stick with 2 x 8GB and if worried later, get another 2 x 8GB. 32GB is serious overkill, but oh well. Its good for bragging rights! ;)

By the way, when it comes to power and heat with RAM, size doesn't matter (much). That is, 4 x 4GB will consume almost twice the power and produce almost twice the heat as 2 x 8GB even though both equal 16GB.

I still would get a SSD over a HD. Newegg has 256GB SATA III SSDs for as low as $65 that will blow the socks off the fastest hard drives (even hybrids). 256GB will easily support your OS and ALL your program files and user created files (Word docs, Excel spreadsheets, emails, etc.). You are spending good money on the latest technology CPU, motherboard, RAM, and graphics, why bottleneck those components with a slow, archaic, legacy, clunky, noisy, heavy, electro-mechanical slow (worth repeating) hard drive?

Note I have 64-bit W10 Pro, Office Professional (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Office Tools), all my installed programs (including security, HW monitoring, browsers, cleaners, etc.) and all my "Documents" on my 256GB Samsung 850 Pro and still have over 100GB free.

If you really need more space, you can always add a hard drive as a secondary drive.

And I would stick with the EVGA "Gold" PSU. They make a great 550W too and that is plenty, but 550W leaves less heat room for future hardware additions and updates than the 650W.
 
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Seriously consider the added price of M.2 NVMe SSDs, as they are noticeably faster than SATA-SSD's
Nosada posted while I was typing. I agree with his comment that M.2 SSDs are faster. But the performance boost between SATA SSDs and M.2 SSDs is much smaller than between a hard drive and a SATA SSD.

At this point, I would just like to see any SSD instead of a HD, but yeah a M.2 (PCIe) SSD is the faster choice.
 
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It would help if you told us more specifically why you want the Core i7. If it's for gaming you won't see much benefit, but if you do a lot of encoding, there may some debate. Or if it's just for bragging rights :)

Everything else looks good. I noticed you have a mid-tower case. Trying to fit all those components might be a tight fit, but I'm sure it's doable. The modular PSU will help.

EDIT: Windows OEM disks will work fine, but if you upgrade your MB in the future or it breaks, you'll have to get another license. I have heard of rare cases where Microsoft will transfer the license, but that was years ago.
 
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Currently saving for my first PC, any suggestions for change in this build I have? I think it's pretty nice. What do you guys think? It will be used for light content creation, and heavy gaming usage. (also apologies if this is the wrong thread to post this in)
update: Planning on Windows 10 Pro (I know it says OEM but I will purchase normal copy), and added 500gb ssd. Replaced 5820k with 6700 and a asrock z170 pro4 mobo. Still 16gb RAM. Kept RX 480 to get price under the 1200 dollar mark. (

PCPP Link: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/JWHBcc
Edit: Sorry I missed the "Light Content Creation" part of the post. Thats my bad and I will make adjustments accordingly on another post.
 
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Google need to get the search bots going to look for quad channel motherboards. That one is. :) I stand corrected. Thanks.
 

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Total: $1206.70
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If you want quad channel add another one of those ram kits, it is definitely not required in any way shape form or fashion though.

Google need to get the search bots going to look for quad channel motherboards. That one is. :) I stand corrected. Thanks.
Memory controller is on the CPU. If the board has at least 4 slots it will function in quad channel with X99. There are also tons of quad channel memory kits.
 
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There are also tons of quad channel memory kits.
I know. But, the board must still support quad. X99 does, but not all chipsets do - even if the board has 4 slots. That's what I was getting at earlier. Moot point now since the OP changed to a X99 board - though still moot if going with just 2 sticks.
 

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Windows 10 Pro he can add it whenever he feels the need. As a person who read the first post I assumed he was more than competent to add it on his own.

I know. But, the board must still support quad. X99 does, but not all chipsets do - even if the board has 4 slots. That's what I was getting at earlier. Moot point now since the OP changed to a X99 board - though still moot if going with just 2 sticks.
Only mute if he never plans to change anything inside the case ever again. It isn't exactly difficult to slap 2 more sticks of ram in.
 

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EVGA 500B is not good for this rig And GTX 1060 instead of GTX 1070 ???
You are in the wrong thread. He has an RX480 in his build the 1060 I posted is $10 cheaper and performs better. The EVGA 500B is more than enough PSU to handle that CPU and GPU. He would be looking at a 300-350W load.
 
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Only mute if he never plans to change anything inside the case ever again. It isn't exactly difficult to slap 2 more sticks of ram in.
Which is what I suggested long ago. Not understanding your points - because they are moot at this point too.
 

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Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P

peche

Thermaltake fanboy
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System Name Athenna
Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
again 6 core ?
whats the point of recomending X99 ?
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
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System Name All the cores || Into the Blue
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Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
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Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
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Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
again 6 core ?
whats the point of recomending X99 ?
What's the point in 4 cores? There is already games using the 6 cores and showing a performance increase.
 

peche

Thermaltake fanboy
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System Name Athenna
Processor intel i7 3770 *Dellided*
Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Rev. 1.1
Cooling Thermaltake Water 3.0 Pro + Tt Riing12 x2 / Tt ThunderBlade / Gelid Slim 120UV fans
Memory 16GB DRR3 Kingoston with Custom Tt spreaders + HyperX Fan
Video Card(s) GeForce GTX 980 4GB Nvidia Sample
Storage Crucial M4 SSD 64GB's / Seagate Barracuda 2TB / Seagate Barracuda 320GB's
Display(s) 22" LG FLATRON 1920 x 1280p
Case Thermaltake Commander G42 Window
Audio Device(s) On-board Dolby 5.1+ Kingston HyperX Cloud 1
Power Supply Themaltake TR2 700W 80plus bronce & APC Pro backup 1000Va
Mouse Tt eSports Level 10M Rev 1.0 Diamond Black & Tt Conkor "L" mouse pad
Keyboard Tt eSports KNUCKER
Software windows 10x64Pro
Benchmark Scores well I've fried a 775' P4 12 years ago, that counts?
What's the point in 4 cores? There is already games using the 6 cores and showing a performance increase.
its better to chose i5 / i7, and also get a UPS for giving extra care to that rig instead 6 core processor, the performance shown in some games which also are a minor quantity does not justify the extra penny they worth ...
 

cdawall

where the hell are my stars
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System Name All the cores || Into the Blue
Processor 2990WX || 5960X
Motherboard Asrock X399M || Asus X99M WS
Cooling CPU-XSPC RayStorm Neo, 2x240mm+360mm, D5PWM+140mL, GPU-2x360mm, 2xbyski, D4+D5+100mL || TBD
Memory 4x8GB G.Skill Trident Z 3200 CL16 || EVGA 3200 2x8GB
Video Card(s) (2) EVGA SC BLACK 1080Ti's || EVGA 1080Ti FE
Storage 2x Samsung SM951 512GB, Samsung PM961 512GB || OCZ Vector 180 480GB
Display(s) Dell UP2414Q 3840X2160@60hz || TBD
Case Caselabs Mercury S5+pedestal || Supermicro S5 (GS5A-753K)
Audio Device(s) Fischer HA-02->Fischer FA-002W High edition/FA-003/Jubilate/FA-011 depending on my mood
Power Supply Seasonic Prime 1200w || Seasonic Snow Silent 750w
Mouse Thermaltake Theron, Steam controller || TBD
Keyboard Thermaltake Poseidon ZX, Steam controller || Corsair K70
Software W10P || W10P
its better to chose i5 / i7, and also get a UPS for giving extra care to that rig instead 6 core processor, the performance shown in some games which also are a minor quantity does not justify the extra penny they worth ...
There is next to no price difference over the 4 core i7.
 
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Processor i7 10700K 5.1ghz (24/7) / 2x Xeon E52650v2 / AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
Motherboard Asus Strix Z490 / Dell Dual Socket (R720) / Asrock X570 ITX
Cooling RX 360mm + 140mm Custom Loop / Dell Stock / Noctua L9i (Yes L9i)
Memory Corsair RGB 16gb DDR4 3000 CL 16 / DDR3 128gb 16 x 8gb / Corsair RGB 3200 16gb
Video Card(s) GTX Titan XP (2025mhz) / Asus GTX 950 (No Power Connector) / GTX 970 (Temp)
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