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So I thought I knew what I was getting a couple of weeks ago, but I feel like I need a little help in what I want in my next PC. Let me share with you what I absolutely need first.

 

  • Very low temperatures, with minimal sound. More emphasis on the low temperatures though!
  • The least amount of wires inside as possible. I'm looking to utilize M.2 storage, for example.
  • Easy to open, and clean out dust. Would prefer a decent look with window, but not my priority.
  • A single 1080, not looking to do SLI. Just one beefy GPU is all I need.
  • phenomenal sound. A motherboard that puts out the best sound(2.1 and headphones setup).
  • Handles, handles would be nice in terms of transporting the case since they're usually heavy.
  • Play any game I throw at it in 1080p at maxed out settings, over 144fps(144hz monitor). 
  • Also will be adding a 2K or 4K 144hz monitor in the future. Keeping current 1080p 144hz monitor as second screen.
  • Also need the ability to stream everything I'll play, at those maxed out settings.

 

 

So a little about me and how I'll be using this machine. I know it's going to cost multiple thousands of dollars, and that is fine with me. As long as I get what I need. I currently live in an apartment, on the top floor. So when it's 70 degrees fahrenheit outside, it's more like 80something inside my room. Yes, I have an AC, which turns my electric bill from 100 bucks a month, to 300 bucks a month. So, that's why I usually don't use it all the time. And thus my PC gets toasty. Also, I love maintenence free. The easier, the better. The less clutter, the better. I would prefer nicer looking cases, but it's the least of my worries. I was eyeing up the CaseMaker 5 for example, since the inside can mostly be removed for better air flow(since I won't need hard drive cages). So for under or around $3,000... What should I be considering? Should I be doing the new Skylake for DDR4? Not worth it? Show me some options, some builds. I look forwards to doing this all soon!


Edited by seanerixon - 7/3/16 at 9:28pm
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If you want a computer that doesn't produce much heat, then you won't have to spend very much because you will need parts that aren't very powerful. Even a computer that produces a large amount of heat (high-performance) wouldn't cost that much. $3,000 is like two high-end rigs. I don't know what the heat output of a GTX 1080 is, but I wouldn't expect a low heat production with that card since it's pretty much top-of-the-line.

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Well that's a relief to hear. I was looking at prebuilds to get an idea, of what was suggested for cool and quiet builds. But I think they may have been a more complex build. Any parts you would suggest?

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post #4 of 15

Oh wow, you're quick. I had to edit my post some and you posted before I was done. Can you re-read it and see if there's anything you missed? I apologize for that.

 

Pre-builts are always way overpriced.

 

I'm too far behind on parts to really make confident recommendations these days.

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Yeah, I just quit playing a game, and refreshed and saw the comment. Timing is everything. But I would need powerful parts in order to play any game on highest settings, I would think. I picked the 1080, mostly since it's the best GPU out, and for once doesn't cost a thousand dollars lol. I'm open to having the GPU cooled in another way. I'm fine with myself being hot, I just don't want the PC to overheat like it currently is lol. I usually get 180fps playing Overwatch, but with the heat recently I dip down into around 30-50fps. Such a drastic difference. 

 

I did more research, and feel like the i7 6700k is probably the way to go. Don't think I'll need more than 4 cores in a CPU. I don't do a lot of editing, and when I do, it's very amateur. Unless streaming software like OBS would greatly benefit? 


Edited by seanerixon - 7/3/16 at 9:13pm
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The 1080 seems excessive for 1080p gaming. Depending on what games you are looking to play, a 1070 or a soon to be clearanced 980 Ti may be a better value
Edited by Slomo4shO - 7/3/16 at 9:25pm
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The 1080 seems excessive for 1080p gaming.

 Is there something cheaper, and cooler? I'm editing the first post now, in the future I'm looking to add either a 2K or 4K 144hz monitor, while using my 1080p 144hz monitor as a second monitor. I will most likely still run games in 1080 though, on the 2K/4K monitor. 

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Yeah, I just quit playing a game, and refreshed and saw the comment. Timing is everything. But I would need powerful parts in order to play any game on highest settings, I would think. I picked the 1080, mostly since it's the best GPU out, and for once doesn't cost a thousand dollars lol. I'm open to having the GPU cooled in another way. I'm fine with myself being hot, I just don't want the PC to overheat like it currently is lol. I usually get 180fps playing Overwatch, but with the heat recently I dip down into around 30-50fps. Such a drastic difference. 

 

I did more research, and feel like the i7 6700k is probably the way to go. Don't think I'll need more than 4 cores in a CPU. I don't do a lot of editing, and when I do, it's very amateur. Unless streaming software like OBS would greatly benefit? 

 

I misunderstood and thought that you wanted to make your computer be less of a space heater.

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I misunderstood and thought that you wanted to make your computer be less of a space heater.


Ha, no worries. I actually enjoy it during the winters! :P 

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post #10 of 15
I just went through a somewhat similar situation a couple of weeks ago with my current sig rig.

For a silent case that is open you have a ton of options now. Everything from be quiet!, Fractal Design, Corsair silent series, and Phanteks P400S. Dampening material and fan choice will help significantly.
I wanted a motherboard that could OC a good bit and that came with good audio, the Asus Hero VIII is a good pick, I've heard good things about the high-end Gigabyte boards as well.

The 6700K is a great choice for OBS, no need for anything higher. I have mine water cooled with a Corsair H115i, I would not recommend it if you're wanting silence. A custom loop would benefit you greatly I think.
Water cooling your 1080 wouldn't hurt either. I have mine set to a custom fan profile and it stays silent when not under heavy load, usually peaks around 55-60C @ 2050MHz (77F ambient) and doesn't get too loud.
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