Looks good! Have you got a drain valve anywhere?
He did say that it's an old build.
He'd also have to upgrade the CPU, motherboard AND ram, so its not exactly the most cheapest part to upgrade.
If you can spend a little more money, maybe try out this build:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
If you absolutely have to stay in budget, you can always swap the 2070 out for the 2060.
I would replace the 9700K for a 9600K and a few parts and get a 2080ti if you can afford to spend $100 more. Instead of getting the 3 RGB fans, you can get a couple of LED strips which will be much cheaper. The X62 is kind of expensive compared to the H100i, and since you're going for a 9600K you won't need quite as much cooling.
The thermal paste which comes preinstalled on AIOs is more than good enough.
If you're not going to overclock, you can save a lot of money by not buying an overclocking motherboard and CPU cooler. Non-K CPUs from Intel come with a cooler already.
Yes of course, the GPU in the parts list is just a random one I found :). I've taken it out of the budget already.
Here's the parts list (explanation is below):
i9-9900K: Currently the best gaming CPU bar none. 8 cores/16 threads running up to 5GHz will be fantastic for both gaming and software developing. With the overclockable motherboard you will be able to tinker with it in the future should you wish.
H100i Pro: 240mm CPU cooler will keep those temps nice and cool. Plus, it looks nice! I'd recommend installing this in the front of the case.
Trident Z Ram: This happens to be RGB, but is actually very well priced. I've opted for 2x16GB sticks which leaves you two slots free should you wish to upgrade to 64GB in the future.
Storage: I've put in one 500GB M.2 SSD to house your OS and favourite games/applications for really fast boot times. Theres also a 1 TB SSD for the rest of your storage. Should you wish the case has more than enough room to fit an HDD in the future should you want more storage.
RTX 2080: A good GPU. Not much else to say. It'll demolish most of what you throw at it.
Meshify C TG: The Tempered Glass will add another dimension to how your build looks, and really make your components pop. The PSU shrould will hide most of the cables and it has plenty of cable management area behind the tray. Two included fans (which I would recommend moving to the top and bottom of the case for neutral airflow) is great too. Fractal really know how to make good cases.
MG279Q: My personal monitor and my favourite. 144hz, 2560x1440p and IPS makes gaming, watching videos, just about doing anything on this monitor an absolute joy. The IPS is especially nice- colour reproduction is amazing. Tweaking will be needed to be done personally, as is with the same with all monitors fresh out the box. 144hz is also not to be underestimated- you may not notice the biggest of differences upon first playing on it, but once you go back to a 60hz monitor- my God THAT'S when you notice it. Once you go 144hz, you never go back.
K70 with Cherry MX Brown: Corsair make good keyboards. MX Brown in my opinion offer the best balance between clicky-gamer style keyboards and general typing pleasure whilst not being too loud.
G502: One of the most popular mouses of all time for good reason. Satisfying mouse clicks with enough buttons on the side, optional weights to be added if you like it to be heavier, as well as an infinity scroll wheel makes for a very, very comfortable mouse.
If you do want to go balls-to-the-walls with the budget, there are two options; you can either go for a second monitor, or you can go for a 2080ti. Whilst you can always add another monitor later, switching GPUs later will be much, much more expensive.
I hope that clears a few of my choices up :).
With this budget you are far better off going for a non-overclockable build. It will save you a lot of money which would otherwise go into an overclockable CPU, a heatsink as well as an overclockable micro-atx board which are more expensive than their atx counterparts.
The saved money means more money can be put towards an RX 580. For skyrim (and most games) the GPU is going to be more important.
The case has 1 fan preinstalled in the back so I've put two more in the parts list for the front. There's a small SSD to install your OS and Skyrim so they load fast.
Great gaming CPU and plenty of overclocking potential with a beefy CPU cooler- this can be replaced with a slightly less expensive one if RGB isn't your thing- same with the RAM.
In mind of aesthetics, I've put a case with tempered glass in to make sure it looks as good as possible- again replaceable with a cheaper case.
GPU is just there for placeholding.
Ok, first one is a non-overclocking build which enables more money to be put towards a more powerful GPU. This should be good if you are predominantly gaming with a little streaming to the side. 6 cores is more than good enough paired with a 2070. There is an SSD which will house your OS and a few of your favourite games/applications, with an HDD to house everything else.
This is one with an overclockable, more powerful CPU but a less powerful GPU:
In both builds there's a little money left over to buy an RGB strip or two to put into the PC.
If you aren't going for OC then you don't need an AIO, or any aftermarket cooler. You can instead use that money to get better components elsewhere, such as more RAM, a better CPU even.
Here's one to your specifications though: there is 1 1TB SSD instead of two, separate smaller ones:
I'm pretty sure this in contention for one of the most powerful (and expensive) builds on PCPP at this point in time, if not ever.
Congratulations for reminding us mere mortals of our place.
I would criticise you for not doing bends and just using fittings instead, but in reality I'd probably do something similar.
Another Define R6 custom loop! Great case isn't it?
uwaaa~! Jinbei-chan ohayoooo~! hehe ~ (⁄ ⁄•⁄ω⁄•⁄ ⁄)⁄
Thanks man, let me know when you complete the build and post it here!
My Icebound Frostbrood Vanquisher is actually my default mount for my toons, I try to mog all of them to fit it when I can!
This is my first Fractal Design case and I am very impressed. The 32GB of RAM does indeed prove useful when making YouTube videos!
Another soft tube build!
Just make sure to get compatible parts if you wish to expand your build in the future. The fluid gaming series is made exclusively out of aluminium parts so make sure to get just aluminium in the future.
lol I hope so, never had a feature before. There are loads of other builds which are far better than mine though!
Probably, but it'll be nice n quiet and looks cool!
Oey another 6700k oldboi :D +1
And yeah, I made sure to look up reviews for Bykski products before I ordered it- the guy who sells them on ebay also has a stellar rating so that helps! I was initially surprised by how heavy it was- I've never had a GPU waterblock before so I didn't know what to expect, but its hefty- definitely copper and nickel plated for sure!
I used more fittings than needed- I could have just used the basics, but the 90 degree fittings really, really helped with keeping things neat.
It’s a fantastic case. So much space, compatibility, build quality is through the roof- you won’t regret it. Watch the hardwarecanucks video on it if you want more info!
All the LEDs are RGB so I can if I wanted to, but blue is by far my favourite colour lol.
Might overclock soon, have no need to at the moment.
Good use of your budget! High quality components across the board.
Please tell me you're a medic IRL, put those Mercy battle healing skills to the test!
Called it :P
Add more photos and beef up your description and you have yourself a feature. This build is too clean to not feature.
They have! The PC-O6SX springs to mind but...
It's really expensive xD
Much better off going for cases from more popular companies such as NZXT or Phanteks, they've both released Tempered Glass versions of some of their most popular Micro-ATX cases so they might be worth checking out :)
Maaan this is a beast of a build. Full custom loop done in glass, using up all the available space well, good colour coordination, full blocks for the motherboard, positive airflow AND good cable management?
Not to mention the very impressive parts list, colour me jealous! +1
I wouldn't buy a 1080ti for SLI when the time comes around. I used to run two 1070s in SLI before switching out for a single 1080ti and the difference is huge. Not all games support SLI and it can be a hassle configuring your system to match certain games' requirements. You'll also have to deal with more noise, higher thermals etc.
My personal rule of thumb is to go for a single more powerful card over SLI. After all if you sell the 1080ti on ebay/wherever and then get a new, more powerful card you won't be losing out on too much.
If only all of them were a little bit cheaper and easier to build in. I believe their newer cases coming out soon are much better though, might be worth having a look :).
Get a smaller one. Temps are good but if you plan on going SLI in the future it'll be really difficult.
Yep, this case is looking really darn nice.
Good build! Nice that you stuck with the colour scheme all round :) +1
I'm actually curious to see how this would perform ahaha
Don't forget to put in a Quadro, those cards are good for gaming aren't they ;).
Exactly man- although your part list isn't too bad at all :).
Right, this is ridiculous.
Every single last one of your topics has been asking others to come up with builds with a ridiculous budget.
This is your 5th forum post, all of which are on the exact same topic. Not even two weeks ago you were asking about a build for $10,000. You obviously have no intention of building any PC from any of the budgets from any of the forum posts you've made. You said you were going to build one of the builds suggested on your 1st forum post and then proceeded to ask for a $10,000 build, now asking for a $3,500 one.
Instead of wasting everybody else's time, educate yourself with PC components and come up with part lists yourself.
You can save a little money on getting different RAM- your motherboard supports speeds of up to 2666 MHz, so I got RAM of that speed. I also went with a different motherboard which is slightly larger but will look far better in an ATX case (same price too).
I would save a lot of money and go for a slightly slower SSD- while the 960 Evo is a fantastic SSD, a more standard SSD would be more suitable for the budget.
I would get a better quality PSU and a nicer case- the S340 is one of the best value ATX cases ever made and has a ton of really good features. It'll really make your build pop- I'm of the opinion that if you're going to be spending a decent amount of money on a build you may as well make it look good with a good case.
Lastly, I would go for a more powerful Wi-Fi adapter which slots into a PCI slot.
You've gone for an unlocked processor with a locked motherboard- you won't get any overclocking done. I've changed the motherboard to one which is suitable.
I'd honestly go for a top-notch air cooler than a 120/140 liquid cooler, you'll probably find you'll get better temps and noise levels.
PSU is fine, good quality.
The motherboard has USB type 3.0- the old one has plenty too if you want to go for a locked build.
I would spend a little more money on getting a quality case with tempered glass. The S340 Elite is a fantastic choice- went with the white variant to offer more contrast in the build.
I would also spend $10 more to get a substantially larger and better SSD from Crucial.
Lastly, the GTX 1070 you chose is a little pricey- you can get one from EVGA which is around $50 less.
Any questions feel free to ask.
You'll find Ryzen far better for the Rendering and 3D animation in terms of times. For gaming, the Intel build is better.
8 cores is enough for both streaming and gaming.
No need for the extra thermal paste, the one included with the CPU cooler is more than good enough.
Would personally go for the Strix motherboard, offers pretty much all of what the Hero offers at a lower price.
Personally using both a 1080p and a 1440p display I would go for a 1440p one. The extra real estate and size of the monitor will do wonders for gaming, and you can always buy a second monitor in the future :).
A budget would be very useful here :)
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You will be getting far above 60FPS on maximal graphics settings on most titles. You'd be hitting 60fps on most titles with GTX 1060 let alone a 1070.
No point going for WD Black, WD Blue will do the same job at a much better price.
I reckon the white S340 Elite will be better, it has both black and white elements inside and outside the case and will fofer much better contrast to your build.
Lastly, I presume you're keeping the Window open to SLI- I would get a 750W PSU to keep optimal fan and efficiency curves for the PSU as well as giving you pretty much unlimited overclocking headroom.
Look at cablemod for both cables and LED strips.
Kyle from Bitwit did a review on that case, and it overall came across as a little...disappointing. The fans aren't anywhere near as bright as they look in the photos. Dust filter on top is razor-sharp and could result in some nasty scratches. Going for something like a Corsair 460X or a case from Phanteks would be a better bet.