Forget watercooling, you can't even overclock and you still wouldn't need watercooling if you could.
Save your money. Get a good air cooler and put that money into a part that matters.
Get an evo 212, it'll do the job.
As for the case, why not get the much cheaper fractal 5 ? It's silent and good looking and it also has a side window as an option. You also spent too much on the power supply.
i5 4690 (from an earlier build)
Corsair SF600 (when it's released)
GTX970 (from an earlier build)
16GB Corsair Dominator RAM (if it fits)
+ whatever storage I feel like buying at the time
Need some help with my First build, I want it to be able to run most games on steam on average quality, I don't need it to be on ultra. just want to be able to play my steam games without issues.
I've purchased everything already but the video card.
any suggestions for a different video card? my budget is 200$ for Just For the graphics card.
Here's the List.
[PCPartPicker part list](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XTc4xr) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://pcpartpicker.com/p/XTc4xr/by_merchant/)
friendly reminder to avoid seagate, wd and kingston when it comes to storage
Dude get a 380 or a 960.
for 200 bucks you only get the 2GB versions but they're still pretty good at that price, especially the 380 which is overall slightly better than the 960
>getting a DVD drive
Also, you don't really need a third party cooler with a non-overclockable CPU. It's nice to have it but you will survive without it
You might want to get rid of the fan and invest that money into a power supply with a bit more Ws. PSU is the last thing you want to cheap out on
To clarify on this: the stock Intel cooler will do its job, which is keeping the cpu cool enough to not fry or shut down
Aftermarket coolers are more for noise reduction and for overclocking, so unless you're really anal about noise (the fan can get a bit loud when the CPU is going all in) you don't need one
is this what you are referring too?
Nvidia has equivalent technologies so really the 380 and the 960 are almost equally as good. Consider a 960 instead if you can find one significantly cheaper
A good 500W PSU will run literally any single GPU card in existence even overclocked out the ass without breaking a sweat. And if you're upgrading in the future, power consumption is likely to remain about the same or even drop.
Which brand of video card is the most reliable?
The best card I can afford right now is a GTX 950 and there are multiple brands offering identical features in the same price point.
Asus, Gigabyte, MSI, EVGA, PNY and Zotac are the main ones. What do you think?
Hope I ain't late to the party g/ents
how is the r9 390? i'm probably getting that, but is it worth the extra compared to the 380 at 1080p?
Are there any downsides to using a non-modular power supply aside from cable management?
Pic related - it's the PSU I'm planning to go with
>Are there any downsides to using a non-modular power supply aside from cable management?
No, but there are downsides to using an imperfect bronze PSU with a bad reputation, like the CX series.
This is only $70, and that's before a $20 rebate
First time build, is this good for a 3d modeling and resource-intensive image editing build? Someone recommended a X99 instead of Z97 but that's kind of over budget for me.
Anything glaringly wrong I should fix?
oh really? i wasn't sure how much better. judging by a bunch of benchmarks I've seen for both, they seem to both be able to comfortable get 60fps on a lot of games. I guess the 390 will be able to do that at the highest settings though too. Didn't realise there was that much of a jump between them.
I want something that will last and will be amazing for however long I have it for though, so for that I will save a little longer and go for the 390. thanks anon.
Well actually the 390 would be more like a 970. Which is still MUCH better than the 960
If you think the 390 is too expensive, consider a 380X which is a bridge between 380 and 390
This is what I've got, I still have no idea what GPU to buy, I'd like to stick around the 1000 pound budget but at the same time I'd like a 6GB card.
My choices so far are:
>MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V (£268)
>MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card (£535)
>EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB HYBRID (£599)
Open to all kinds of suggestions that help improve budget and hardware.
I work a lot on video, photoshop and 3D modeling as a hobby aside from video games so the i7 suits me fine.
>an R9 390 is the better card for the money
I've had nothing but AMD cards for my previous computers, always run into some type of problem with modern games (mainly driver related), I'm looking into investing in a high end Nvidia card for once.
Is the 980Ti Hybrid actually worth the 600 pounds?
Subbed it out for this: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vmzzt6
AMD is super easy to overclock. At all bases, the Nvidia card edges it out slightly, but 4GB VRAM will help you a lot, and easy OC will make it faster than the 950. Being able to disable things like the x64 tesselation Nvidia's GameWorks is so fond of will help too
Been trying to get all the parts together judging from reviews and other peoples builds in this case. Please suggest whatever i could improve on coz im still super new to all this. Would especially like suggestions for a different monitor.
Also I already have an SSD with the OS on it in my current build which ill try and use in this one
600W for the power supply is too overkill for that gpu, also you can get a 960 or 970 or a 770 if you save a little more. Also you don't need that much fans if you don't plan to overclock.
You can also improve a bit the cpu, or you can try an AMD if you're on a short budget.
I didn't actually see that until I went to build a better version of your build. One thing I learned from my year of constant research is that AMD is the budget king. Here you go: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/TgBswP
It's basically my build (>>52298314), but better. Overclocking your CPU will be easy (I recommend an FSB OC of 10), and OCing your GPU will be even easier thanks to the Catalyst Control Center or Crimson Software
Yea you're right with the cooler, but I was planning to overclock
Buys computer, doesn't have a monitor or keyboard to use it.
Guess you're right about the ssd but I don't need a lot of space. Little concerned cuz its Kingston
My build i'll be buying soon.
Already have a 980 for GFX.
Did an enthusiast chipset build aswell, but i like some of the features of the new motherboards.
If you're really going to spend all that money on that high end shit you'd be better off getting a 980ti/fury/titan in SLI.
850w cpu is wayyy overkill for that cpu and gpu combo. 650w max for that if you're running a single card, the new stuff really doesn't use much power.
I'm not knocking your choices, they're good. But at that point the dick is 90% in your ass and you may as well go balls deep.
Friendly reminder to watercool absolutely everything.
Right. And yeah in not going to go with Nvidia, as it seems their similar gpus just arebt as good as their and counterparts. I can save up for the 390 though. I just hope it's worth the extra from the 380, and will last me longer.
First build, have not ordered yet so feel free to tell me if I have missed anything critically important.
Is it worth getting a R9 390X or R9 Fury or will it just bottleneck?
Hey guys, I've seen some discussion in the past here that msi is bad, can someone tell me what's wrong with it?
Got a friend wanting to buy a 390 and if there's something wrong with msi I'd like to let him know in advance. Thanks
Ah ok, well in that case nice build.
I've got a couple of pcs, one is a 4670k/gtx 760 and the other is a 760k/750ti. Will be building a 3rd pc to slap the 760 into (probably another 7/860k build), put a 980ti in the 4670k, and then use the other for my dad to browse and watch movies with.
Where did you get the 980 for $250 at?