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ImperatorNecro

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:D Hello all!

 

This is my second rig after six glorious years of use on the old one. As it stands now though I'm having problems with pcpartpicker saying that the Chassis and the Cooler I've picked out are incompatible, as well as needing advice on the overall build. The specs are as follows:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($359.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X60 98.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3400 Memory  ($266.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($164.00 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($17.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($97.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2088.39

 

I've been recommended to use the X61, but it's the same 280mm size as the X60, so the problem would be the same I believe. Any advice or criticisms would be most helpful.

 

Thanks in advance!


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:welcome: ImperatorNecro.

The R4 case  Max cooler fan width is 140mm, 2 side by side with 15mm centre gap, = 265mm > http://support.fract...-the-top-panel-

The RL-KRX60-01 fans 140 x 140mm x 2.   Rad is 138.4 (W) x 312.5 (H) x 27.0 (D)mm so would not fit, a bit too long, > http://linustechtips...ctal-design-r4/

The issue, according to the specs, "Intel LGA 2011, 1366, 1156, 1155, 1150 CPUs" Socket 1151 not supported, https://www.nzxt.com...-x60-cpu-cooler


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Thanks for the explanation iammykyl. :laughing:

 

Do you have any suggestions for a different cooler? Before it was recommended I use that one I was going to use a Corsair H100i. Do you think that's a good choice for this build?

 

Also, any other suggestions or ideas?


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Socket compatibility.

Intel’s new chips may necessitate a new socket, but they've done right by the enthusiast community by sticking with the same mounting system as their previous mainstream platforms. That means that any cooler that was compatible with LGA 1150, LGA 1155, or LGA 1156 will be compatible with the new LGA 1151.

Source: http://www.corsair.c.../skylake_primer

 

will get back about the case. 


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Cool. Thank you again! :D


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As it stands, this is the rig:

 

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor  ($359.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler  ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VIII HERO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  ($219.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws 4 Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3400 Memory  ($266.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  ($163.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive  ($45.89 @ OutletPC)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card  ($659.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case  ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 760W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply  ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer  ($17.89 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit)  ($97.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $2203.27


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You are very welcome :thumbsup: 

 CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW

Pros: For all ya'll who wonder whether it fits into R4 Fractal Design, yes, yes it fits. It's close but it's fine. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835181060

 

The H100i Extreme Performance  same size rad, whould fit.

 

The  H100i GTX Extreme Performance, same. 

 

Re, RAM.  8GB (2x4GB) is more than enough for gaming, 16GB+ if video/photo editing.   If still wanting 16GB, best practice is 2x8GB = 16GB, leave spare slots if wanting further upgrade. 

 

Looks a fantastic build.   I hope you have good display to take full advantage of the performance.

 

Good luck. 


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You are very welcome :thumbsup: 

 CORSAIR Hydro Series H105 Extreme Performance 240mm Liquid CPU Cooler, CW-9060016-WW

Pros: For all ya'll who wonder whether it fits into R4 Fractal Design, yes, yes it fits. It's close but it's fine. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835181060

 

The H100i Extreme Performance  same size rad, whould fit.

 

The  H100i GTX Extreme Performance, same. 

 

Re, RAM.  8GB (2x4GB) is more than enough for gaming, 16GB+ if video/photo editing.   If still wanting 16GB, best practice is 2x8GB = 16GB, leave spare slots if wanting further upgrade. 

 

Looks a fantastic build.   I hope you have good display to take full advantage of the performance.

 

Good luck. 

 

Awesome! I'll change it up a bit and look into those coolers.

 

Thanks again!


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Tips.

Check that your GPU will fit in the case.

Download user manuals for your hardware.

Recommend you add a MB mini speaker, like this, > http://www.amazon.co..._=sr_1_2&sr=8-2

 

Do you need any build tutorials?

Please let us know how the build goes.


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This will be the second rig that I've built so no need for tutorials, and I'll update once it's complete. Is there a specific subforum I should post it on?

 

As for the GPU, it should fit. The card is 11.1" (282mm) long, and the case is 20.55" x 9.09" x 18.27", with a maximum GPU length of 11.61" (295mm). It'll be a tight fit, but nothing impossible.

 

I can't access the link you send about MB mini speakers. :upset:


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As for the advice on memory, I can't find any G.Skill replacements that are 2*8gb but also 3400 save for the TridentZ Series, which is $100 more than a similar Ripjaws V set at 3200.

 

On the one hand, the TridentZ is faster, but is it really worth $100 more?

 

And just after posting this I noticed that there is a TridentZ 2*8gb 3200 set as well for the almost same price as the  Ripjaws, as well as another set of Ripjaws that's 3200, but optimized for the Z170 chipset that I'm using in my mobo.

 

Here are the sets in question:

 

  1. TridentZ 3400 $229: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231916
  2. TridentZ 3200 $130: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231929
  3. Ripjaws 3200 Optimized $145: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231902
  4. Ripjaws 3200 $122: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231941

What do?

 

 

 

 


Edited by ImperatorNecro, 18 October 2015 - 06:38 PM.

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the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO motherboard has a speaker built onto it so i wouldn't worry about the broken link because you won't need one.

sorry think my memory is playing me up because i can't find a confirmation for this, so you may need to buy a speaker if one doesn't come with the case.

 

here's a link to one. :- http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B002W4M0DW

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 18 October 2015 - 06:52 PM.

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the ASUS ROG MAXIMUS VIII HERO motherboard has a speaker built onto it so i wouldn't worry about the broken link because you won't need one.

sorry think my memory is playing me up because i can't find a confirmation for this, so you may need to buy a speaker if one doesn't come with the case.

 

here's a link to one. :- http://www.amazon.co...r/dp/B002W4M0DW

 

:popcorn:

 

 

I already have a set of speakers, so I should be good on that front.


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they not used for sound output while the pc is in use, which is what your set of speakers are used for.

an internal motherboard speaker is only used by the motherboard so it can beeb at you if there are any problems. ;)

 

:popcorn:


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they not used for sound output while the pc is in use, which is what your set of speakers are used for.

an internal motherboard speaker is only used by the motherboard so it can beeb at you if there are any problems. ;)

 

:popcorn:

 

Huh. The more you know. Never knew about this.

 

Thanks!


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