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Just ordered the parts for my new PC!

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Hey guys just wanted to share. I just ordered some new parts and finally building a PC after having this one for 9 years. I just bought a GTX 1060 6GB for this PC but after a couple days of usage I just decided that a whole new computer would go well with this card. So...

Going from:
Q9450
8GB DDR3
Intel DX38BT
GTX 1060 (going to new buld)
1TB HDD (going to new build)
850W corsair PSU (going to new build)
EVO 212 (staying here but bought one for the new build)

Going to:
6700K
Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 mobo
512GB M.2 SSD
GTX 1060
Corsair Carbide case
16GB DDR4
EVO 212
1TB HDD
GTX 1060 6GB
850 W PSU

Pretty excited to see some performance improvements. My current built got better with the 1060 up from a 590 but there are still some micro stutters in some games and I still cant max them out so I decided to just get a whole new computer. Almost thinking about returning the 1060 and going with the 1070 but not sure If I want to spend the extra $200.
Edited by M3Stang - 10/1/16 at 11:46pm
post #2 of 12
If you're gaming at 1080p, the GTX 1060 is probably enough for you. If you have a 144hz monitor and can't play games maxed with 144 FPS, just dial a few settings down to achieve the desired FPS. You're going to see the biggest difference with drive performance from your SSD.
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It's up to you, but I wouldn't bother with the M.2 Drive. Studies have shown that with load times between the M.2 drives and the SATA III 2.5' SSD's is almost nothing in most games (some games like GTA V and FO4 are faster) - But in day to day operations, you will notice almost no difference what so ever.

Other than that, I would personally go a GTX 1070 for 144hz 1440p, or as Chessmyantidrug said; if its 1080p or 60hz, then the GTX 1060 will be fine.

And a 750W PSU (850 is good, but 750 will SLI 1080's)
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He's salvaging the PSU. I don't have a problem with that as long as it's a quality unit still under warranty.

As far as M.2 versus SATA, the price difference is negligible these days. Unless we're talking about an NVMe drive then there's definitely a premium. If that's the case, I would suggest bumping down to an AHCI SSD and spending the difference on a new 550W PSU or putting the money toward a GTX 1070.
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Thanks guys. Just 1080p on a 60Hz here nothing special. Its a Corsair TX850 I believe that I bought about 4 years ago. The M.2, Ram, and cooler are already here. Gotta love amazon prime next day. The M.2 and AHCI SSD I was looking at were $5 difference for 525GB so I just went with the M.2 since its new and supposedly better. I mostly play GTA V so I guess im good there. Mostly just COD and GTA. Fallout 4 I have but dont really play since its just about un playable on this PC but im sure the new one should be able to run it decently so Ill probably get back into it.
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I think you misunderstand. Most M.2 SSDs are AHCI. The more expensive (faster) ones are NVMe. There's very little difference between M.2 and SATA variants of the same SSD, i.e. Samsung 850 EVO.
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Your going to enjoy the performance of your new build. just wanted to post to say, enjoy it! jealous lol
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Originally Posted by Cloudforever View Post

Your going to enjoy the performance of your new build. just wanted to post to say, enjoy it! jealous lol

Lol thanks been planning this one for about a year now!
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I think you misunderstand. Most M.2 SSDs are AHCI. The more expensive (faster) ones are NVMe. There's very little difference between M.2 and SATA variants of the same SSD, i.e. Samsung 850 EVO.
I did misunderstand my mistake. I just figured I might as well get the M.2 its smaller and fits nicely into the motherboard and ill have less cables snaking around the case and less clutter because I won't have to mount a 2.5" drive. Now that I have it in hand I must say im shocked as to how small it is. Never seen one in real life.
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SSDs don't even have to be mounted. When I had a NZXT Tempest, I had it tucked behind the hard drive trays out of sight. My Define R4 has a mount for it behind the motherboard tray, but with no moving parts they don't actually have to be mounted anywhere.
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Lol thanks been planning this one for about a year now!
I did misunderstand my mistake. I just figured I might as well get the M.2 its smaller and fits nicely into the motherboard and ill have less cables snaking around the case and less clutter because I won't have to mount a 2.5" drive. Now that I have it in hand I must say im shocked as to how small it is. Never seen one in real life.

We're not trying to bash the build just FYI lol. its a solid righ that will last you a long time, and so long as you are happy with your purchases and the build, then thats all that matters smile.gif

We're just offering some insight that might save you some money and get some better performance gains is all smile.gif

Congrats on the new rig man, you will love it smile.gif I also upgraded from a GTX 590 myself recently to a GTX 970 (then up to a 1080) the performance increase was astounding. Your's will have the same effect on you i sure smile.gif
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250GB Samsung EVO 850 (SSD) WD 4TB 5,900rpm Corsair Hydro H75 (p/p) Windows 10 PRO 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Predator XB1 28" 4K UHD G-Sync Logitech G910 Mechanical EVGA SuperNOVA 750W G2 80+ Gold Modular NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) + 2x 140mm NZXT Case Fans 
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Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
250GB Samsung EVO 850 (SSD) WD 4TB 5,900rpm Corsair Hydro H75 (p/p) Windows 10 PRO 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer Predator XB1 28" 4K UHD G-Sync Logitech G910 Mechanical EVGA SuperNOVA 750W G2 80+ Gold Modular NZXT S340 (Black/Blue) + 2x 140mm NZXT Case Fans 
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