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Help with new gaming build. (Resolved).


Best Answer phillpower2 , 01 April 2016 - 08:00 AM

Hello Petko, Nice build   Did you notice the compatibility issue flagged up by PCPartpicker regarding the length of the video card possibly affecting the drive bays. The on... Go to the full post »


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Hi guys,

 

Some time ago I got really good help from here when I was building my first pc. Now I want to help my friend make a configuration of his own.

 

The current theoretical setup is as follows:

 

 
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler  (£56.90 @ Amazon UK) 
Motherboard: Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard  (£122.98 @ Amazon UK) 
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive  (£121.47 @ Amazon UK) 
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE Video Card  (£286.94 @ More Computers) 
Total: £1065.24
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-04-01 14:37 BST+0100

 

In addition to the list this Wi-Fi adapter will be purchased (couldn't find it in pcpartpicker):
http://www.amazon.co...rds=Alfa AC1200

 

Biggest concern so far is if all the parts are compatible with each other and if the choice of power supply is correct. If there are some parts that are better and wouldn't add too much to the price we are open to suggestions. The build will be mostly used for gaming.

 

Apart from the hardware specs we wonder what the best monitor for that kind of setup will be. 1080p , 1440p or even whether 4k makes sense for up to 25inch screen. Also thinking about going with a dual monitor setup where one will be the main monitor for gaming and the other will be for side things. Are there any considerations we should make regarding the hardware if we go with 2 monitors?

 

Thanks for the help!

 

Best regards,
Petko


Edited by Petko G, 01 April 2016 - 07:43 AM.

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Hello Petko,

 

Nice build  :thumbsup:

 

Did you notice the compatibility issue flagged up by PCPartpicker regarding the length of the video card possibly affecting the drive bays.

 

The one thing that I would change is the PSU, Corsair is most often my chosen brand for system builds but the CSM range is not on my shopping list due to it only having a 3 year warranty, I would opt for the more powerful but less expensive EVGA 750 GQ ATX with 5 year warranty from here

 

As much information that you can wave a stick at regarding gaming monitors here


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Hi philpower1,

 

Thank you for the quick reply!

 

If I understand correctly regarding the note in pcpartpicker that would mean that not all slots for ssd/hdd can be used? In the case that we only need 2 that shouldn't be a problem, right?

 

Regarding the PSU - parts will be purchased from or shipped to Denmark. The Corsair PSU costs 727DKK while the EVGA one will be 824DKK here. Purchasing the EVGA from the site you linked would be 702DKK + 148DKK delivery so I am not sure if the price increase is justified. Is the price increase worth it? If you have any other models in mind you can do a quick price check at pricerunner.dk


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Hi Petko,

 

That is correct but as the chassis can accommodate up to 10 (8 x 3.5" and 2 x 2.5") drives it should not pose any real problem, was just checking that you were aware of the compatibility flag.

 

Apologies, I could only base my suggestion in comparison to your list of parts, as you know the costs in general are lower here in the UK than in Denmark and was not aware of the outrageous shipping costs involved.

 

In answer to your question, I would pay more for a PSU with a better warranty but would not pay over the top shipping costs as part of the deal, a better PSU closer to home for you Corsair RM750x 750W with 7 year warranty 799DKK from KOMPLETT.dk here on special offer so be quick, please check the shipping cost before ordering.


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