I haven't been online in a while, however, I updated the part list for you!
You should be able to run overwatch easily at epic/ultra. PUBG needs more development to run lag free, though. But, the GPU will let you play on ultra settings or very close to it depending upon environment you are in. (Cities lag)
Nice build, description, and reviews! FYI: LGA 1151 is the socket, not the chipset. Z170 is the chipset. +1!
Very good build, I am doing the same thing for my mom for Mother's Day! She has an old laptop hooked up to a monitor and my part list looks nearly identical to yours!
Could, but the i3 has hyper threading, better on board graphics, and more performance. Plus, the chipset doesn't support overclocking so the i3 is the way to go.
I have built two computers with them for other people, no issues whatsoever. I think a lot of bad Newegg reviews have to do with people who are uneducated about them or from the original release when it had the new platform bugs. Plus, many people automatically blame the motherboard for computer issues when it can be the operating system or another component.
Also, I have a list of all the 850 EVO SSD's ranging from cheapest to most expensive. Some might be out of budget but I included them all
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
You're welcome. You can add as many hard drives or SSDs in your build as long as you have SATA ports to plug them into. When building, only put the SSD in to ensure to Operating System is installed on it. After installing, put the HDD in the computer and initialize it within Windows. Your motherboard comes with 4 SATA cables so you can have 3 HDD/SSD's and an optical drive
I would just use the stock heatsink that comes with your i3 processor. Also, if you are upgrading to a new motherboard model you will need a new product key for your operating system.
Looks good, I would still recommend adding a SSD to be your boot drive and to put applications on for better system performance.
Depends upon how much storage you need. SSD's are pricier but faster. Either way, you need at least 1 SSD or HDD to store data.
Should not have to. I am still running a Bloomfield CPU on X58 from 2011 and I am looking to upgrade now finally. Intel's CPU's usually perform well for a few cycles past their prime
Also, since this is a build that will be gaming centric, you may be better off with the i5-6600K to save some money.
It's fine. A SSD is a Solid State Hard Drive. It uses flash memory to store data rather than a magnetic disk and spindle. They are faster for booting, loading applications, and all around data use.
I think the rest is pretty good. Although, you should get a SSD if you can afford one! Samsung 850 EVO or PRO are very good models
Well, for starters you don't need a wired network adapter or sound card. Both are included on the motherboard. Unless you have high end headphones, the onboard audio is good.
I'm going to add more comments as I look into it more.
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. I wonder how much further we are going to get in resolution, considering I can't really discern 4K from 5K at the 27" screen size. More is better usually, but I wonder how far it's going to go before bandwidth becomes a bottleneck. Thunderbolt 3 can carry two 4K streams at 60fps over one cable, I wish Thunderbolt became the new standard on motherboards and GPU's! No such thing as a lowly gamer, I don't game much anymore (no time lol) but it's still fun! I wish a lot would change in the industry tho.. P.S. On my profile, I have a build guide for $1000 gaming PC, but it needs a Skylake update lol
Very nice build!! Always nice to see people upgrading their PC's and not just completely rebuilding! +1
Rules. Probably because water pumps are associated with fish tanks.
3D modeling, graphics and vector illustrations, photo/video editing. Sometimes these programs run simultaneously. I am tired of needing to walk across campus every time I need a workstation PC, plus it's a sketchy neighborhood at night... Safer in my dorm lol
I was thinking about a 980 Ti or a 390X, I don't know which way to go. 390X has better compute performance but 980 Ti performes better in CUDA based. Any opinions?
Looks very good! I really don't have that many suggestions, the components all look good. Although, stepping up to a 980 is something I recommend if you can afford it. That is going to be one sleek looking build with the red and matte black!
That's true, really wasn't thinking about the liquid cooling equipment aspect. Thanks for the clarification of your point :)
Not really an extremely low powered CPU, what's in my laptop is extremely low powered. Will he be able to run every game max settings, probably not. It'll still offer an enjoyable gaming experience for a few years. Plus, the build is a work in progress so he might have gotten an excessive GPU with plans to upgrade the rest in the future.
Unless the games being played are CPU dependent he should be fine; nothing's wrong with a little more GPU power.
It's fine, as long as the two 4GB DIMM's are in the same channel and the 2GB DIMMS's are in the other
Good budget build! It's always fun to see people's reactions to the real life speed of a SSD! Also, 16GB of RAM is not too much, you'd be surprised how fast 8GB can fill up with Internet tabs and multiple word documents open!
Thanks for the input! Looks quite a bit like what I had too! I will look at it some more later, but the only thing is I don't need quite that much storage... Maybe 2TB at most!
Thanks for the build, but I do not think I will be able to drop to a quad core. I am looking at 8+ cores with hyperthreading, at least, for my workload.
I built two X99 systems with an ASUS X99 Deluxe. Solid motherboard without all the gaming branding. If you can find/afford one, the ASUS X99-E WS boards are excellent. I have used ASUS for years and built systems for friends using them. I have never ran into an issue, and I have never used another manufacturer, so my recommendation is an ASUS mobo. Even the entry X99 board is a good choice if you don't need the extra features. I would avoid Newegg and retailer reviews, it seems that very few people actually leave reviews, and most that do are biased negative. Also, many people seem to lack knowledge about what they are buying in the product reviews.
For my next editing rig, I am most likely going to acquire an ASUS X99 Deluxe or WS board with a 5960X or Broadwell-E chip that might launch sometime this quarter. I have worked with some various X79 motherboards from GIgabyte and they were nice. I do not know about MSI or ASRock.
So, with some more searching I found the card on a United Kingdom retailer. Put it here in case anyone else is wondering!
For under $150, your best bet would be a micro ATX board because strong overclocking boards in mini ITX carry a premium price tag. You have to remember that a manufacturer has to fit all of the power delivery system onto the little motherboard. I will look for a few and post them in the next comment! I hope you can stretch your budget by $10-$20, this one has the best power delivery at the price point!
Plenty of clearance in the Fractal Design Tower, plus the Corsair DIMMs are low profile.
Okay! I think I will get a larger Noctua heatsink. The D15 should be good and is only $50 more.
So, would you recommend a higher quality Noctua heatsink? I do not like the idea of water flowing through sensitive computer with websites and data for about 15 local businesses.
A GTX 980 would be better for those programs with more CUDA cores. But, I doubt I will see a large benefit because most of the photos/vectors I edit are smaller and simple for display on websites. I was thinking about going with a 970 because I worry about the demand of two 4K displays on an entry level card.
Also, I was thinking about overclocking the i7 to a 4.4 or 4.5 GHz range for max. What are your opinions on the cooling system?
It's old so the last few ones on the retailers are for a pretty penny, that's why it's so expensive on PPP.
This was the build I have been scouring the web for! I was trying to find out if that Moho could fit into a Fractal Design R5 and it does! Awesome description and great build! +10
One plug is plenty for a 5960X stock. Only a high end Xeon or serious overclocking needs both EPS headers. I used the board when building for a friend and I am probably going to get one for my next build.
Glad I could help! I will still probably update the build guide for Skylake :)
This will definitely run those two games at high-ultra at 1080p around 62-70 fps (BF4 will get high 70s low 80s). If you want I can create a new part list for you as an update to Skylake, it won't take too long and Skylake has some very nice improvements.
I think our thoughts sum up my next build. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/build.a.pc/saved/gTR8TW
Thanks for the correction, it's good that we can have a friendly conversation even when I misread a word. I also didn't realize that about the monitor and other peripherals. I strongly agree that the monitor should be one of the most expensive parts because it's what you look at the most. And yes, with this budget people should be looking at high end monitors for gaming and not a platform designed for heavy workloads.
That is a very good point, always offer some constructive criticism but don't be slamming peoples' builds because you would have spent money differently. You don't need a 5820K for gaming but it will do great if he is a multitasker. One suggestion for your build nolanrules, get a second 8GB RAM Kit so you can fully unlock the potential of a 5820K for multitasking and a better overall experience :)
"Very insufficient?" I'm pretty sure a 970 is very capable of 1080p gaming at very high and ultra settings. Money could have been spent differently but he spent it where he wanted to and that's all that matters.
Great job on the cable management with a semi modular PSU!
This is an excellent build! Good job for building a PC for your significant other, I build and fix them for my girlfriend's parents. Just one question, where is the ssd mounted?
It always can be spent better but he is a gamer and he spent it where he felt it was best for him. I know my next PC will be about $2500 and I know I'm getting 1440p IPS and 1 TB SSD.
The build is definitely good but not the best balanced, some sacrifices were made for dual 980 Ti's. But overall it is a killer build and he got what he wanted so it's all good :)
It's a matter of opinion really. I use both and notice a performance boost on desktop but the MacBook Pro is portable amd very useful if you travel or cannot be stuck at a desk