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post #1 of 6
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I am taking my first big step and building a dedicated system. I would like the system to stay small as possible. And try to stay under $2000-$2200

Let me know what I have wrong or should change out.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($369.98 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H97M-D3H Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($83.88 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($154.85 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Founders Edition Video Card ($699.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: Fractal Design Node 804 MicroATX Mid Tower Case ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit ($128.75 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1835.28
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-30 13:46 EDT-0400

Note: As far as keyboards, monitors and other items go. I have spares laying around. I also plan on using team viewer or some remote access system to manage it.
post #2 of 6
Several things I would change if its strictly a 24/7 folding rig.

1)Ditch windows, Linux is free and you will get better PPD
2)No need for SSD, get USB 3.0 flash drive to use as boot drive for linux.
3)Don't buy FE, if staying with evga buy SC model with acx cooler
4)4790k is way overkill. I would buy an i3 which would support 2 nvidia gpu's.
5)A quality 600w psu will be more than enough to run one 1080 (probably handle two 1080 fine)
6)I also would go cheaper on the case since its just a folding rig. My folder is an Antec ONE which works just fine, and is $55
7)You have memory listed twice, figuring thats just a typo, otherwise 8gb of 1866 is fine
Edited by bigblock990 - 6/30/16 at 11:12am
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by bigblock990 View Post

Several things I would change if its strictly a 24/7 folding rig.

1)Ditch windows, Linux is free and you will get better PPD
2)No need for SSD, get USB 3.0 flash drive to use as boot drive for linux.
3)Don't buy FE, if staying with evga buy SC model with acx cooler
4)4790k is way overkill. I would buy an i3 which would support 2 nvidia gpu's.
5)A quality 600w psu will be more than enough to run one 1080 (probably handle two 1080 fine)
6)I also would go cheaper on the case since its just a folding rig. My folder is an Antec ONE which works just fine, and is $55
7)You have memory listed twice, figuring thats just a typo, otherwise 8gb of 1866 is fine

1. Ah ok, will do that
2. Got a ton of those laying around
3. Ok changed it.
4. Would the Skylake version still be overkill?
5. I will go with a 650w for a nice little buffer

Heres an updated list

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i3-6300 3.8GHz Dual-Core Processor ($141.99 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($24.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B150M-D3H DDR3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($83.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($47.98 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card ($649.00)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 431 Plus (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($46.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Other: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Purchased For $0.00)
Other: Muskin 3.0 USB Thumb Drive (Purchased For $0.00)
Total: $1074.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-30 16:55 EDT-0400
post #4 of 6
Everything looks good except for the the MOBO. The second pcie slot is only x4, so if you would add a second gpu one would run x8 and the second x4. You will want a MOBO that is rated for SLI(even though sli isn't needed to fold), which will be x8 and x8. For optimal ppd ofcourse. The x4 slot will work, but may potentially be a bottle neck.
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigblock990 View Post

Several things I would change if its strictly a 24/7 folding rig.

1)Ditch windows, Linux is free and you will get better PPD
2)No need for SSD, get USB 3.0 flash drive to use as boot drive for linux.
3)Don't buy FE, if staying with evga buy SC model with acx cooler
4)4790k is way overkill. I would buy an i3 which would support 2 nvidia gpu's.
5)A quality 600w psu will be more than enough to run one 1080 (probably handle two 1080 fine)
6)I also would go cheaper on the case since its just a folding rig. My folder is an Antec ONE which works just fine, and is $55
7)You have memory listed twice, figuring thats just a typo, otherwise 8gb of 1866 is fine

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I would go cheap i5 just to be safe.

I went from a Dual 2.66Ghz CPU to a Quad 2.4Ghz CPU and gained a few thousand PPD.
 
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX100 128GB SATA III SSD (OS) Western Digital 2TB SATA III (Data) Crucial MX300 275GB SATA III SSD (Game) LG SATA Light-Scribe DVD+/-RW Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Pull x2 Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit SP2 Hisense 55" 2160p 60/120Hz TV/Monitor Dell SX2210 DVI 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard  Corsair Professional Series HX850W Rosewill Thor V2 Black/White L.E. Full Tower Case Logitech Ball Pro 
Mouse PadAudio
What Pad? >_< Logitech Z4 2.1 Stereo System  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ ~3Ghz MSI 775 Aftermarket Mobo Nvida GTX 770 LE 2GB @ ~1,300+ 2x2GB (4GB) 800Mhz DDR2 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 160GB DVD/CD Writer/Burner Cooler Master 92mm Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Basic 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 18" LCD DVI Dell QWERTY Corsair CX500 500W PSU Spartan Series 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Dell Laser N/A Internal Speaker 240mm Fan to Cool GPU 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Dell T7400 Dual Xeon Nvidia Quadro 290 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB Samsung ECC RAM DDR2 800Mhz Seagate Barrcuda 500GB 7,200RPM (OS) DVD/CD Writer/Burner Dual Intel Xeon Heatsinks w/ 200mm Delta Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Dell Precision 18" LCD DVI  Dell Precision 104 QWERTY Dell/Delta 850W Dual Rail PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Dell Precision T7400 Server Case  Dell Precision Laser N/A Internal Speaker 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 5820K @ (Not Stock) ASUS X99-A Nvidia EVGA GTX 1080 Ti FE @ 2,000+ Kingston HyperX DDR4 3200Mhz (4x4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Crucial MX100 128GB SATA III SSD (OS) Western Digital 2TB SATA III (Data) Crucial MX300 275GB SATA III SSD (Game) LG SATA Light-Scribe DVD+/-RW Drive 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
Corsair H100i Pull x2 Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit SP2 Hisense 55" 2160p 60/120Hz TV/Monitor Dell SX2210 DVI 1920x1080 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G11 Gaming Keyboard  Corsair Professional Series HX850W Rosewill Thor V2 Black/White L.E. Full Tower Case Logitech Ball Pro 
Mouse PadAudio
What Pad? >_< Logitech Z4 2.1 Stereo System  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Q6600 @ ~3Ghz MSI 775 Aftermarket Mobo Nvida GTX 770 LE 2GB @ ~1,300+ 2x2GB (4GB) 800Mhz DDR2 RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Seagate 160GB DVD/CD Writer/Burner Cooler Master 92mm Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Basic 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Dell 18" LCD DVI Dell QWERTY Corsair CX500 500W PSU Spartan Series 
MouseMouse PadAudioOther
Dell Laser N/A Internal Speaker 240mm Fan to Cool GPU 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Intel E5410 2.33Ghz Dell T7400 Dual Xeon Nvidia Quadro 290 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
16GB Samsung ECC RAM DDR2 800Mhz Seagate Barrcuda 500GB 7,200RPM (OS) DVD/CD Writer/Burner Dual Intel Xeon Heatsinks w/ 200mm Delta Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 64 Bit Ultimate Dell Precision 18" LCD DVI  Dell Precision 104 QWERTY Dell/Delta 850W Dual Rail PSU 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Dell Precision T7400 Server Case  Dell Precision Laser N/A Internal Speaker 
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