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Hello all,

it's been a while since I've posted here but I'm back again asking if anyone could lend their experience/expertise into telling me if they see/feel anything wrong with a build I have planned in the next week or two.

The parts are all listed here: http://PCPartPicker.com/list/bf7MCy

I just wanted to know if anyone sees something that could cause issues in the future (i.e. using that 950 pro with the 1080 might run out of room, or the 1080 won't fit in that case). Things like that.

Again thanks in advance.

Also if you know of any other products that are better for not much more cost I'm always all ears! smile.gifsmile.gif
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Why the Xeon? What will you be using this build for? That xeon is most likely not the best cpu for your workload.
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Sorry, missed a character in the URL. Should be good now...
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Originally Posted by SergeantCC4 View Post

Sorry, missed a character in the URL. Should be good now...
Oh lol! Looks good to me, but why founders edition? You probabably will also never need 32gb of RAM, so you might as well go with a 16gig kit and save some money.
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Yea my main concern was that the cooler wouldn't work in that case or things like that. As for the rationale behind the 32gb of RAM I figured that the cost difference from 2x8gb to 2x16gb was around 40 bucks. So I can keep my RAM density higher so if I upgrade in the future I can just get another set of 2x16gb instead of potentially needing to replace the 2x8gb ones as well.

Also I'm not quite sure why the Founders. If you have a good reason against it I'm all ears, but it's just easier to head out to the store and I can grab the Founders today than wait for another one.

Also my budget at this point is up-in-the-air i.e. super flexible (also contributes to my higher than needed RAM choice). I've been trying to build a decent gaming computer for..... more than 6 years now so I just want to make it good to last wink.gif
Edited by SergeantCC4 - 9/27/16 at 11:39am
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Originally Posted by SergeantCC4 View Post

Yea my main concern was that the cooler wouldn't work in that case or things like that. As for the rationale behind the 32gb of RAM I figured that the cost difference from 2x8gb to 2x16gb was around 40 bucks. So I can keep my RAM density higher so if I upgrade in the future I can just get another set of 2x16gb instead of potentially needing to replace the 2x8gb ones as well.

Also I'm not quite sure why the Founders. If you have a good reason against it I'm all ears, but it's just easier to head out to the store and I can grab the Founders today than wait for another one.

Also my budget at this point is up-in-the-air i.e. super flexible (also contributes to my higher than needed RAM choice). I've been trying to build a decent gaming computer for..... more than 6 years now so I just want to make it good to last wink.gif
If you can afford it, go for it! Everything else checks out, although that case is ugly in my opinion, but that's just me.
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I personally wouldn't use an AIO liquid cooler. I'd rather use a heatsink/fan so I wouldn't have to worry about pump failure. I had a Nepton 140XL that failed on me after a few weeks.

I would rather have a video card with better cooling than the founder's edition provides.

You wouldn't need an 850W PSU with that build. I'm pretty sure 650 watts would be enough.

For RAM, I recommend a 3000 MHz kit. Higher RAM speeds have been shown to improve frame rates and 3000 MHz is the sweet spot at the moment.

Is there a reason you need Windows Pro?
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Sorry for answering these out of order but the Windows pro was on the list just to be on the list. I already got a copy of it lying around that someone got for me. If I was paying for it, absolutely I'd just get the Home version.

As for the Power Supply there are two reasons:
1. I wanted to get the 850 for future upgrades (maybe another 1080 down the road, or other add-on cards), I know the add-on cards will be negligible but the extra 1080 would put me just south of 650 so I wanted a little more room.
2. I wanted to get the EVGA one because there are some good reviews for them and the 850 was one of the few ones in that range.

The RAM sounds like a good idea. Perhaps this one instead?

Is the fan on the Founders really that bad? I've been hearing that from some people but it seems kind of stupid for Nvidia to put something on their card that sucks... but then again who says things always make sense frown.gif

Any heatsink/fan recommendations? I picked the AIO because it just seemed easier overall, but I see your point about failure.
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I didn't notice the power supply you picked out was way too expensive for any sane person to buy. Get the G2 version or Corsair's RMx.

Blower-style coolers are inferior to what AIB partners put on their cards. The one advantage blower-style coolers have is exhausting heat out of the case instead of keeping it inside the case. I'm sure the blower-style cooler does an adequate job of keeping the GPU cool, but will likely limit overclocking headroom. As far as SLI goes, it's something I'm probably never going to suggest. Some games either don't play nice or are not compatible with SLI. I'd rather not have to worry about those issues and have a single card that provides the graphics processing I require. Then again, DX12 appears to be changing the game when it comes to multiple video cards so time will tell how much support improves.

Since you've picked out a 91W TDP CPU, I'd recommend something along the lines of the Phanteks PH-TC12DX. It's a 120mm tower cooler with a push-pull setup out of the box. You could opt for a twin 140mm tower cooling solution, but I think that's overkill for Z170 processors.
post #10 of 12
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Yea that power supply (t2 vs g2 was just overkill in that aspect). I get what you mean about the DX12 too. Like I said before, why do things that make sense.

For the cooler, Phanteks PH-TC12DX looks good but do you have any personal experience? One reason I chose the AiO cooler besides the ease of use is that I wouldn't run into the problem of the heat sink potentially colliding with the RAM sticks (an issue I've had in the past). I've never used any form of liquid cooling before so that I am understandably hesitant to use but would prefer for the reason I just mentioned.

Any rec on the graphics card?
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