Hi SFFPC owners,
I'm planning to build a rig of my own and wanted to ask some advice from experienced builders.
New to the whole building game, having held back posting asking for awhile as the more I read this thread the more my build changes and I have to double check things to make sure they fit well.
I've got 2 build drafts, one before I learnt about this thread and after:
If you could look at the 'After' build and just offer feedback, I'd more than appreciate that.
But being new, if possible, I'd also like some direction towards the motivations behind my changes - especially if they're incorrect. I'll try to keep them short though!
So here goes:
-[ CPU Cooler] C1 to PH-TC12LS + Noctua NF-F12 Industrial: Chose the C1 cause worrying about temps; realised I'm not overclocking, still worried; cheaper alternative combination found (cheaper as I can order from Amazon, while the C1 here is ~$89); gut feeling: temps won't be too bad.
- [MB] B150i to H110i: Stared at spec sheet, found barely any difference (aside from gaming features, ramdisk and custom hotkeys); Interestingly spreadsheet stated PCI-E 3.0, when h110, h170, z170 comparison articles show Gen 2.0. Hopefully MSI page is right? Else I'll consider reverting back to the B150i.
- [GPU] + [Fans] RX 470: Saw benchmarks showing not too shabby performance with lower heat output; Assumed quieter fans would suffice; Need 1-to-2 PWM splitter (hopefully under the voltage limit - read about that somewhere in the thread but couldn't find much details on limits).
- [PSU] Silverstone to Corsair: Read incidents of the former's being louder than the latter; Making a decision after more research.
- [Accessories] PWM Splitter for case fans, data (SATA?) and power cable for transferred 2.5" HDD (reusing HDD from dead gaming laptop), thermal compound(idk).
Thanks for taking the time to read this!
build drafts. Keep going or turn back?
Note: From Singapore, so prices here are higher than the exchange rate equivalents. Not sure if this is important to point out.Edited by yljjgoh001 - 8/11/16 at 6:34am