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My buddies and I decided to build to join the Master Race. We wanted to do the right things.

I want a much better gpu, but the current price... (You know what I am talking about). Will be upgraded when hopefully a bunch of good 1080s and up are available after late to the game crypto miners try to recoup as much of their investment. One can dream.

Build and post went pretty smooth except I did have trouble getting my ethernet to work, but I finally just downloaded the newest LAN driver. Smooth sailing after that.

I actually walked one of my buddies through his build and post over the phone because he didn't do his due diligence. Good thing he basically used my part list.

I am plan on upgrading the 2 stock Phanteks fans and the Corsair LED. I didn't know what color scheme I wanted so I went with a white LED on the Corsair. Not the happiest about it but will be an early thing I upgrade.

Anyways, let me know of what you think of my first build with no tech/computer experience.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

it's a good build, from your description you did not have a lot of problems like my first build I would suggest if you don't care about the looks to take noctua fans instead of the ones that you're thinking of it's better for performance if that's the thing you care about the most,for me I don't think they look horrible like most people I think it looks good I don't know how or why it's just that for me know on the GPU part, don't rush the upgrading process try to squeeze as much as you can from it before you upgrade I'm not saying overclock it to me I don't like to overclock GPU's because when I buy them I plan to keep them for a long time but let's say for example you're thinking of upgrading the GPU after 2 years try to extend that to two and a half maybe 3 years by overclocking your GPU, and because your motherboard does not support SLI or Crossfire when you upgrade your GPU you could use the second slot to have the 1050ti as a physics card if you don't want to sell it you know instead of just having it and not using it,good luck.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I did have a few problems, but I solved them as they arose.

I plan on keeping this GPU for a while, but I am going to see how it performs before any future upgrade.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

About to start buying everything for my PC and bloody hell, the 3GB GTX1060 I'm buying is $389... which was the price of the GTX 1060 6GB Strix a couple months back... wish I bought that card then...

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

he is an EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SSC 6GB listed on ebay for$350 (it's used, but looks like new from the pictures looks like he want to profit from the crazy GPU prices) I don't blame him (:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-GeForce-GTX-1060-SSC-6GB-GDDR5-Gaming-Graphics-Card/273065783733?epid=2255299848&hash=item3f93fd31b5:g:JrkAAOSwmuVagO55

good luck with your buy

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

it does not ship to Australia, but you could use a third party to ship it to your country, I use WS1 basically it's going to be shipped to a PO Box that you going to be given from WS1, then you could enter your address and they are going to reship it to you, WS1 gives you 45 days of storage for free after that you need to pay for it I'm sure a lot of companies do that free storage for a certain time

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

You're an absolute legend thank you for the link.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

no problem (: good luck.

  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

I think R5 1600 would have been a better investment. Especially if you're planning on getting GTX 1080 later on.

  • 21 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you think you chose the right amount of coolers/fans?

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

if you can try to buy a GPU that support SLI or Crossfire and don't forget to buy a motherboard that supports either SLI or Crossfire or both instead of replacing the GPU or using it for physics you could just buy another one of the same type,and if you can't buy it new you could buy it used.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

to be honest I can't just tell you that's good that's and good that's and good it depends on a lot of things for example the fan noise and power consumption and the power that you actually need what kind of games you like what kind of CPU you have are you willing to overclock are you willing to do an SLI or Crossfire what kind of company do you like AMD or nvidia....ect so the best advice that I could give you is to search and if you have some friends that have PC's try them, for example I have built two pc's one with two 1070's in SLI and one with an R9 270x ,the 1070 is stronger than the R9 270x by 174% approximately, I have chosen the GPU for the second system based out of my budget and the space that I have in the case that I have chosen and the power consumption and the fan noise and most importantly the 1050 ti is only 7% stronger than the r9 270x but of course the 1050 TI has. 4GB of vram and the R9 270x has 2GB of vram and i didnt need the 4GB vram anyway because if there were any game played on this PC it will be light games like Minecraft for example and for that price that's a very good deal, I hope I was helpful.

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  • 23 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah, it really sucks GPU prices are the way they are.

Good luck on your future build!

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