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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 12-13-2018, 03:47 AM - Thread Starter
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Advice on new build

Hi Guys

I am planning on building a new computer and have chosen the following parts.

Could you please offer me advice on if the parts sound good, or alternatives I could research before I choose my final part list.

M/BOARD: ASUS Prime Z370-A II Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7 8700

RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK16GX4M2B3000C15

GPU: ASUS GeForce RTX 2080 Turbo 8GB

COOLING: Corsair Hydro Series H100i RGB Platinum

NMVE DRIVE: Samsung 970 PRO M.2 NVMe SSD 512GB

STORAGE: Western Digital WD Black 4TB WD4005FZBX x2

CASE: Corsair Carbide SPEC Omega TG RGB Case Black

K/B: Razer BlackWidow Elite Chroma Mechanical Keyboard

DISPLAY: ASUS VZ27AQ QHD 27in IPS x2

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Need a little bit more info - do you plan on overclocking, editing videos, playing games? Seems like a solid build - but I would swap the 4TB for a 1TB SSD, just gonna be so much faster for data reading/writing.

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No overclocking, no editing videos, playing games, the 4tb is a storage drive and the second 4tb is a backup drive of the first.
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If you're just gaming, I would go with the overclockable i5 8600k(maybe the 9700k but it's within 1%) for pure gaming. Strongest quad and single core action all around, and that translates to better gaming experience on most* games out there. And if space is not a problem, I would grab one more SSD of some kind. That 512 will fill up fast if you're loading windows and your games on it (which you definitely want to do). Also, see if you can find a faster and lower latency ram kit too if you can. Having lower timing for everything your computer does and storing and accessing everything faster is definitely worth it.

(If you're going water cooled, might want to think about overclocking if you want to get every bit of juice out of every game)

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I typed a lot out, & the forum lost it. I should know better. Sorry, this will be the condensed version...

Buy an air cooler instead of that CLC, & use the savings to upgrade to the 8700K.
Unless you do something that benefits from a PCIe SSD, buy a higher capacity SATA SSD for cheaper.
Consider switching to an internal exhausting GPU. I don't know enough to recommend a specific one though.
Consider switching to a nicer case, like the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M (or even the full size Enthoo Pro if you don't mind a large case).
Don't forget a PSU or OS.
https://pcpartpicker.com/list/3qpjCb

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ASUS G75VW
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i7-8700K
Motherboard
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
GPU
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW
RAM
GSkill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200
Hard Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 2280
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Optical Drive
LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Writer
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2
Cooling
Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL
Case
Enthoo Luxe
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Visio E601i-A3
Keyboard
Logitech K400
CPU
i7-3630qm
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Samsung 840 EVO
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DVD
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Lots of things that can be done better and the first thing is drop the CLC cooler and buy a good air cooler instead
https://www.overclock.net/forum/61-w...lc-cooler.html

Second ditch the NVME SSD for gaming and OS its not in any way faster or better than a drive using the older AHCI protocole so waste of money
The Samsung 860 Evo also comes in M.2 form so you can save some money there without it being any slower

Do you already have a PSU? if not the Seasonic Focus Plus or the Prime Ultra are both good options and you dont need more than a 650 watt for a system with a single GPU
As said look at a better case Phanteks are a good option

And as a last note Seagate HDD´s are sometimes cheaper than WD HDD´s and they now have a slightly lower failure and RMA rate than WD has

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Hard Drive
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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Asus PG279Q
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@shilka /@dlewbell What would be considered a good air cooler? I was considering a Noctura model?

@flavorysphinx What latency numbers am I looking for? I was led to believe lower the numbers the better? I could be wrong on that though
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@shilka /@dlewbell What would be considered a good air cooler? I was considering a Noctura model?

@flavorysphinx What latency numbers am I looking for? I was led to believe lower the numbers the better? I could be wrong on that though
There are other good coolers from Thermalright, Be Quiet, Phanteks and Cryorig
Noctua is not bad but is somewhat overpriced

Seravee
(31 items)
CPU
Intel Core I7 6850K
Motherboard
Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming
GPU
EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2
RAM
Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo 500 GB
Hard Drive
Samsung 860 Evo 1 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 8 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf 12 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB
Hard Drive
Seagate Ironwolf Pro 12 TB
Optical Drive
LG CH12NS30
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt
Cooling
x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX
Cooling
Noctua NH-D15S
Case
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Tempered Glass
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64 bit
Monitor
Asus PG279Q
Monitor
LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV
Keyboard
Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB
Mouse
Roccat Kone EMP
Mouse
Roccat Sense Metor
Audio
Sennheiser HD 598
Audio
Onkyo TX NR646
Audio
Dali Opticon Vokal
Audio
x2 Dali Opticon 2
Audio
x2 Dali Opticon 1
Audio
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Audio
Sennheiser HD-599
Other
CableMod E series PSU cable set
Other
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The cooler listed in the pcpartpicker link I added is one I would suggest:
Thermalright LeGrand Macho RT
Other good options include:
Noctua NH-D14
Noctua NH-D15
Phanteks PH-TC14PE
Cryorig R1 Ultimate or Universal

TV Gaming PC
(13 items)
ASUS G75VW
(6 items)
CPU
i7-8700K
Motherboard
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
GPU
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW
RAM
GSkill Ripjaws V 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-3200
Hard Drive
Samsung 950 Pro 512GB M.2 2280
Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
Optical Drive
LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray Writer
Power Supply
EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2
Cooling
Phanteks PH-TC14PE_BL
Case
Enthoo Luxe
Operating System
Windows 10 Pro
Monitor
Visio E601i-A3
Keyboard
Logitech K400
CPU
i7-3630qm
GPU
GTX 660M
Hard Drive
Samsung 840 EVO
Hard Drive
7200 RPM HDD
Optical Drive
DVD
Operating System
Windows 10
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I have a 4TB WD Gold with is basically a WD Black with another firmware and I hate it sooooo much is very annoying. because is the drive even without doing I/O every 5s the drive does a seek sound (PWL). In the WD Black I think is less pronounced. When the drive is writing sound like a old transmission with broken gears I never had a drive so f*** noisy.
Get some Ironwolf that are 5900RPM less noisy and perform really close to a 7200RPM drive. For store files don't go to 7200RPM only if you are planing doing a Steam Library

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