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Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC
10/04/17 10:31 AM


> eta: https://pcpartpicker.com/guide/Lj7Ycf/enthusiast-intel-gaming-build
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> This is the "enthusiast" (rig) I was referring to. I might go by that when I have
> time to study it more closely... To see what parts I picked and how it compares to
> this.

I agree with their choice for power supply. Seasonic is the best.

I think the water cooling is overkill but I guess if overclocking is the goal, then it's probably necessary with that CPU.

I only buy ASUS motherboards. I don't trust anything else.

I would buy a Samsung SSD over SanDisk.

For the "normal" hard drive, I always go with a 5400 RPM Western Digital Green or Red. Slower RPM means it runs cooler, uses less power, and generally has a longer life. I've never had one fail.

For memory, I'd go with G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series. Whatever is the best seller on Newegg.com and compatible with your motherboard choice. G.SKILL sells a LOT of memory and they have a very good reputation for compatibility.

$500 is a lot to spend on a video card, but if you want to play the latest games with all the eye candy turned on, I guess that's required. I only play older stuff so I think a $150 GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is more than enough.

For your build, have you considered building a "compact" PC? Start with either a Mini-ITX board or a Micro-ATX board and pick an appropriate small case. With modern PCs, most of the case will be empty. In my opinion, there's no reason to have a giant case.


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Subject Posted by Posted on
* 'Been considering building a Gaming PC Tomu Breidah 09/30/17 03:32 PM
. * Mini ITX case build... Tomu Breidah  10/06/17 01:22 PM
. * MY_Mini ITX case build... Tomu Breidah  10/06/17 05:27 PM
. * Re: MY_Mini ITX case build... krick  10/06/17 10:24 PM
. * Re: MY_Mini ITX case build... Tomu Breidah  10/07/17 06:46 AM
. * Re: MY_Mini ITX case build... Tomu Breidah  10/16/17 05:39 AM
. * Build order and other newb antics.... Tomu Breidah  10/21/17 02:43 AM
. * Re: Build order and other newb antics.... krick  10/21/17 01:34 PM
. * Re: Build order and other newb antics.... Tomu Breidah  10/21/17 03:43 PM
. * It's working... Tomu Breidah  10/24/17 11:36 PM
. * Re: It's working... krick  10/25/17 02:12 AM
. * Re: MY_Mini ITX case build... krick  10/07/17 11:03 PM
. * Re: MY_Mini ITX case build... krick  10/07/17 01:05 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC TrevEB  10/03/17 12:44 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC Tomu Breidah  10/04/17 02:49 AM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC krick  10/04/17 10:31 AM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC Tomu Breidah  10/04/17 02:13 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC Sune  10/02/17 09:10 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC Tomu Breidah  10/03/17 12:16 AM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC TrevEB  10/04/17 12:09 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC krick  10/04/17 02:50 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC TrevEB  10/04/17 09:01 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC TrevEB  10/04/17 12:14 PM
. * Re: 'Been considering building a Gaming PC TrevEB  10/04/17 12:14 PM
. * Re: Edited my reply. TL:DR skip the sound card, get case fans! Sune  10/03/17 12:32 AM

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