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Blog Post "Kaby Lake Build - Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 / i7-7700K"

KniHowChowCow 1 point 26 months ago

No problem. The p400+ z270e+rog 1080 all work together in unison in aura. RGB lighting, and the motherboard had another header for rgb cobtrol as well. Its going to look sweet

Blog Post "Kaby Lake Build - Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 / i7-7700K"

KniHowChowCow 2 points 26 months ago

Check out the price to to performance air and water lists on my profile. That should be ideal. The z270e has wifi and bluetooth.

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/KniHowChowCow/saved/mXyHxr

https://pcpartpicker.com/user/KniHowChowCow/saved/KfvD3C

Please note that I have my filters set up to automatically include tax based on my state sales tax of 4.5% on amazon and jet.

Blog Post "Kaby Lake Build - Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 / i7-7700K"

KniHowChowCow 2 points 26 months ago

1700? Coming right up

Blog Post "Kaby Lake Build - Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 / i7-7700K"

KniHowChowCow 2 points 26 months ago

That parts list was just something I pulled together, and is kind of overkill! The logitech peripherals are great. I have a cheaper mouse but the headset and keyboard are pretty damn good. The headset is insanely comfortable.

Whats your budget for your whole setup? I can whip up a top price/performance ratio list based on it.

Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

KniHowChowCow 1 point 26 months ago

Its talking about those optional SSD mounts you can see in the case picture with the side view window. There are mounts in the cable management space in the back window and underneath in the PSU shroud so you're fine.

Also no, you'll have to use an external drive. I personally think Optical drives are really outdated, and I haven't really found a case with optical drive slots that I like. Ask around, I'm sure someone will give you a good recommendation..the Corsair 100R is alright I guess.

Blog Post "Kaby Lake Build - Gigabyte Z270X Gaming 7 / i7-7700K"

KniHowChowCow 2 points 26 months ago

For the same price you can literally get an entire gaming setup

Includes:

4k Monitor Mouse Keyboard Headset Chair Desk RGB Lighting in and out of case A power supply that won't blow up

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/MJ2FHN

Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

KniHowChowCow 1 point 27 months ago

Then in that case you would need to get a different case and use the dvd blu ray read/writer you obviously already have for your content creation storage.

Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

KniHowChowCow 1 point 27 months ago

By weaker I mean worse power distribution. You can increase the motherboard budget by the savings you get from going from 67k to 66k and get similar performance. It would just be easier to push the cpu to 4.6 7 8 with a better mobo.

That is still 15-20 AAA games on one terabyte. I dont think anyone regularly plays that many games. I would remove some! I have used a 320 GB hard drive for the past 3 years with no issues gaming.

Blog Post "$1500 Gaming PC Build"

KniHowChowCow 3 points 27 months ago

This is just my opinion based on hours and hours of reviews and benchmarks done across multiple sites.

  1. Grab an air cooled i7 6700k instead of a water cooled 6600k. Reason: The base clock of the i7 allows slightly weaker motherboards to be able to get to the 4.4 ghz pretty darn easily. Also if you plan on ever doing any sort of content creation such as streaming or editing youtube videos it will come in handy if you ever want to dip into that sort of thing. There are pros and cons of going with air over water but the main reason is price to performance. The cryorg H7 is an amazing cooler that will keep the i7 6700k well below 80 C Whilst overclocked and costs half as much as the 240mm rad. I do recommend that if you're trying to do a much higher OC say 4.6 4.7 you would do better with a water cooling solution but at that point you would have to upgrade your motherboard as well to handle the overclock.

  2. Cut down on the storage. I really cant see a reason for such an insane amount of storage and it is severly eating into the overall budget of this build. If you are a gamer and you are using over 1 TB of storage then I think you need to drastically cut down on your high definition video downloads. In addition the brands of storage do not fill me with confidence. Pretty much just common sense here.

  3. Increase the power supply. For the gtx 1080 and being able to make the most out of the turbo boost 3.0 I would go for the minimum of the EVGA G2 650W, getting the 750 watt version if I would like headroom for adding SLI later.

  4. For the savings on the storage you can get a significantly better model of 1080 going with the Asus ROG Strix Look up some benchmarks. That card is amazing.

Here is the link for my 1500 dollar build. One of the other nice things about this selection of parts is the fact that all of the lighting in this build comes with it. The mobo gpu and case all work in unison with Asus' Aura software.

https://pcpartpicker.com/list/HpKMM8

Edit: added link and blah blan

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