What fan is that? Is it really lighting up the whole case or do you have an LED strip?
Man, that is such an awesome case. Everything fits in there great, nice work!
Under normal load I'm at about 55C. Idle, I've dropped from 45C to around 35C which is a pretty big improvement. I'm only running a 212 EVO, after all.
Is it safe to have my voltage setting at Adaptive mode?
I have a TEAM 240GB SSD in the list. You can't see it in any of the pictures because it's mounted in the drive bays.
Thank you so much! I'm glad you found me and I'm glad you enjoy seeing them as much as I enjoy building them!
If you wanna see even more interesting build you have to check guitpicker007 out. I think he holds the record for most builds on here, haha.
I would look up a specific tutorial on youtube for a similar motherboard and RAM you get.
You may or may not notice a difference between an M.2 and a SATA SSD. I would look up benchmarks for your specific workloads, as well. It's all about your budget and what's worth it to you.
Otherwise, your build looks good although I would suggest getting a slightly cheaper CPU and a better GPU. You'll get better performance overall in games.
I'd go with this one. Maybe an RX 580 instead if you want 8GB of VRAM. Otherwise, this would be a great build for 1080p gaming at 60FPS.
I've used a 2x2GB kit of that Sector 5 ram before in a budget build. Never seen it anywhere else, haha.
I love the 2400, too. That along with the 1050 Ti is a great combo.
You don't have to worry about that. What it's basically saying is that with your M.2 SSD has to steal bandwidth from 2 of your SATA ports on the motherboard. When you have the SSD installed, 2 ports will be disabled/in use.
This won't be an issue because you will only be using 1 of the 6 ports on the motherboard for your 2TB SATA HDD. Your SSD will use 2, and you'll have 3 left over.
1) I gave you a higher quality motherboard. I also brought down the price of the M.2 SSD to a comparable model. I also made sure you had a great PSU. Otherwise, all of the lists are very similar. The two most important factors in determining the performance you'll get out of each build are the CPU and the GPU. The 2700X and the 1080Ti are both top-of-the-line units. You won't find much better.
2) The monitor has FreeSync, yes. I would highly recommend watching this video on FreeSync/G-Sync. It will explain it a lot better than I can. In short, no, it's not necessary, but it is nice to have.
How about this? I know it's $50 over budget. I'd change to a normal 2.5" SSD if you want to bring the price down. Maybe a B350 motherboard instead. Decisions, decisions...
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
Very cool! Great combo for CAD work.
That MOBO looks so cool. Never seen anybody paint it like that.
Could we see some pictures of inside the case?
Very nice build for the price. I have the exact same combo and I'm loving it. You won't have to do a CPU upgrade for a long time.
You can add a custom part via link. Amazon links usually work the best, but sometimes there's not 100% of the info there.
Nice build, by the way!
I didn't realize that. I will go to tomshardware for my PSU reviews from now on.
jonnyguru gave the 750W G3 a 9.8/10
That's what I was going off of.
This thread is gonna get long...haha.
I totally didn't realize that GPU was that expensive. Huh. In that case, we can even get an 8600K:
More cores is also an option, yeah. Might be a bit cheaper too.
Eh, I'm not loyal to a brand, I just pick whatever is going to suit my needs. It's not going to make a huge performance difference.
You're totally right. Didn't even notice the price.
The 1060 6GB will shell out a bit more frames, it looks like. If you wanna spend ~$50 more you could go with that.
Note the guy in this video is using a 7700K as his CPU. You're frames will be a bit lower, but not by too much. He also has everything cranked up all the way. Mess with a few settings, and you should have no issues at all.
Yeah, that'll work too. Good luck with the build! Everything else looks good to me.
I'd go with the Intel build, then. I'd wait for the 2080Ti on your budget. Change the 8700K to the 8086K as well.
I got you faster dual channel RAM and a cheaper but still nice SSD:
Otherwise, everything looks great!
Depends what you wanna do with it. Intel will win out by a bit for gaming, but Ryzen is better value and more cores for productivity.
It comes at a slightly higher clock speed and it's unlocked. Those are the only differences.
Big coolers can be a pain. Might as well have 32GB if you want it to last a long time.
If you're not overclocking, your cooler is more than enough.
A 1070Ti is WAY more than enough for what you're doing. I downgraded you to an RX 570 which is still going to be overkill if you're not gaming. With the extra money in your budget, I was able to get you a gorgeous 4K IPS monitor which will be great for anything.
PS. Yes, 3 fans will be more than enough. The case should come with some anyways.
If you're not planning on gaming, this build will last you forever. You're drives are going to wear out before you have to replace any other components.
I would recommend putting it into a PCPP list format to make it easier for other people to read. Looks like a nice build, though. Depends what your budget is.
Your SSD should be fine. It depends if you want to spend the money or not for piece-of-mind.
Nice and cheap don't usually go hand-in-hand with case fans, ahah. Usually fans won't make too much of a difference in cooling/airflow but if noise is a concern I'd definitely do some research.
Have you thought about switching to an 8600K and a 1080TI? You PSU might be cutting it a bit close, though...
Ryzen is going to be a little better for gaming and 16 threads will be more than enough for streaming. I would go with the 2700X if I were you. That also left room in the budget for a 1080Ti.
I messed with your SSD setup a bit. I would recommend having one bigger drive rather than a bunch of small ones. It will make things easier.
I also got you better monitors since there was room in the budget. No need to worry about upgrading later!
What's your Twitch? I'll give you a follow.
Take a look at this guy's build: https://pcpartpicker.com/b/Dq7WGX
It's really hard to tell, but it looks like he did it. The link you posted wasn't working for me, but that video should be a good resource.
I hope you're planning to build this, haha.
16GB is more than enough for gaming, but I got you 32GB.
Those SSDs are WAY overpriced.
If you wanna game, the 8086K is the best. I got you a better cooler, too.
I got you super fast RAM because why not.
If you wanna go all-out, wait for some blower 2080tis. I'm assuming you want nothing less than the best you can get.
Don't forget your OS!
You won't need that thermal paste. There's thermal paste pre-applied to the cooler included with your CPU. I also got you 16GB of faster ram. You can upgrade later if you'd like, but 16GB is more than enough for gaming and productivity.
What exactly are you planning to use it for? I could give better opinions on the parts if I had a bit more information.
Your list looks good, but I don't think switching to the 8700K is a good idea. The 14 cores of your i9 is going to help you out in rendering a lot more than the 8700K. You're not getting much better gaming performance switching, in my opinion.
Also, gaming AND rendering at the same time is only going to work if you make sure to manually dedicate cores to each process. Otherwise, it's going to spread it out over all cores and inhibit your gaming performance, as far as I know.
You might be better off buying a pre-built off ebay. There's some really nice Dell Optiplex desktops that would be perfect for their needs.
I would adjust your cooler 90 degrees so the fan pushes air out the back of your case. It might improve airflow.
Also, I wouldn't worry about your card being used for mining. Linus Tech Tips did a great video on performance degradation over time.
Those X3430 Xeons are so cool. I gotta get around to going on the forums and see if we can get them as an official part.
EDIT: I found it by adding in a custom part by URL. Some info is missing, though. And it's listed as other, so it won't show up in the part list correctly anyways. :/
You have to get a riser card. It doesn't look like your case has the bracket space for it, though.
I second this list. It'll kick some serious butt, for sure.
A more expensive motherboard won't give you better performance unless you're trying to overclock.
It all depends exactly what games you're playing and how many you want on your SSD. I recommend a 480GB at your price point.
The monitor looks good to me, but I would definitely get someone else's opinion because I'm not too picky about my monitors.
Now, if you DO insist on getting a 2070, you're going to have to make some compromises to hit your $1600 price point. I switched you to a Ryzen 2600 along with a different SSD, RAM, and a higher quality PSU.
If you're dead-set on getting the 2070 I won't stop you, but it's gonna be tough finding one at MSVP.
I love how Sheldon silently judges me in the background of any build you post.
I actually don't. I have an 8700K.
I used to run an 8320, but then I decided to spoil myself with the best I could get whether my wallet liked it or not, haha.
Wow, that really is a stark difference. It's always so satisfying cleaning up an older PC and getting a fresh install of the OS. It makes it like a whole new computer.
You can't get 8 threads any cheaper than that. Nice build!
Looks brand new! I'd love to see a before and after pictures if you have them.
OP, I'd also go with this build. Looks very nice.
Very cool. You just added an easy 5 years to your build. That 4790K still kicks butt.
Yeah, it seems unlikely it's the thermals. If it's only happening with Dota 2, it might be some freak issue with your GPU and Dota. Did you end up resolving issues in Shadow of the Tomb Raider?
Replacing the GPU might fix the problem, it's just whether or not you feel that would be worth the money/effort.