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Suggestions for my new pc build.
« on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 21:15:01 PM »
So I'm halfway-ish done with my pc build. And I wanted to see if anyone has any recommendations for diff parts. Lemmie know what y'all think/any suggestions you may have for diff parts.

**Current Parts Bought**

--Mobo--
ASUS ROG Maximus IX Apex
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132953

--CPU--
Core i7-7700k 4.2Ghz
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117726

--GFX Card--
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814487245

--RAM--
G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16BG DDR4 3200
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232476



**Parts I'm Looking At**

--Hard Drive--
I have room for 2 M.2 drives. So I'll prob add a second M.2 that's listed below.
Samsung 960 EVO 1TB M.2
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147595&cm_re=m.2-_-20-147-595-_-Product
Samsung 850 EVO 500gb SSD (For storing random stuffs)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820147373

--Case--
There aren't too many cases that look good. So this is the only one I've found that I kinda like.
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133359&cm_re=thermaltake_view_71-_-11-133-359-_-Product

--PSU--
I'm going to add another EVGA 1080 FTW to run 2 of em in SLI a few months after the build is finished.
CORSAIR AX1200i (1200w 80 Plus Platinum)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817139039

--Sound Card--
Creative Sound Blaster Zx
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102049&cm_re=creative_sound_blaster_zx-_-29-102-049-_-Product

--CPU Liquid Cooling--
NZXT Kraken X62 (Have been recommended this since I want to OC my cpu to 4.6 or 4.8)
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA85V5735272

--DVD Drive--
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827135256

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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 21:38:32 PM »
You woulda been better off getting a single 1080Ti than SLIing 1080s. The performance gain of having two 1080s isn't that great and then you have the added headache of worrying about SLI support in games.

You also might be interested in this if you like the tempered glass cases: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139087&cm_re=corsair_crystal_570x-_-11-139-087-_-Product

Also, I will always recommend an external DAC over a sound card.

A bit unrelated, but are they really selling fullsize motherboards with only 2 ram slots now? Odd.
« Last Edit: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 21:41:40 PM by KiLLaMaN »

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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 22:06:34 PM »
My mobo won't fit in that case. It's an E-ATX mobo (12.0" x 10.7"). So I'm kinda limited on cases. I mainly bought it due to the DIMM.2 feature it has. It's got other great features, but that's the one I like the most.

And as far as DAC and sound cards go, I'm not too knowledgeable in the area. Care to elaborate and maybe recommend what I should go with over a sound card. I do plan on getting studio grade headphones and a standalone mic down the road. 

And as far as the 1080 goes, I bought it like 5 days before the ti was announced. I was SUPERRRRRRR fucking pissed. But now I'm stuck with it.
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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 22:14:10 PM »
My mobo won't fit in that case. It's an E-ATX mobo (12.0" x 10.7"). So I'm kinda limited on cases. I mainly bought it due to the DIMM.2 feature it has. It's got other great features, but that's the one I like the most.
Ah I didn't notice that. Gotta get a full tower. That case you posted does look good though.

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And as far as DAC and sound cards go, I'm not too knowledgeable in the area. Care to elaborate and maybe recommend what I should go with over a sound card. I do plan on getting studio grade headphones and a standalone mic down the road. 
The 2 main reasons for suggesting a DAC is because sound cards are typically "gamer" type of products. They're all flash and very little substance (like gaming headsets). An external DAC is typically geared towards audiophiles more and focuses more on the sound. Also, A PC has a lot of electrical noise that may interfere with the analog signal after the card converts it from digital. This might not always be noticeable since these cards tend to have some sort of shielding but nothing perfect. Also, if you plan to use the front audio ports you're running an unshielded wire across your entire case.
Since an external DAC is getting the digital signal and converting it outside of the case it's much less of an issue.

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And as far as the 1080 goes, I bought it like 5 days before the ti was announced. I was SUPERRRRRRR fucking pissed. But now I'm stuck with it.
Ah, that makes sense. The 1080 is a beast of a card though and if you don't have a 4k monitor there's very little use in getting another one to SLI. I'd wait until you can't max everything you want to and then there will be better single cards on the market.

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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 22:29:05 PM »
4k = 60hz. So nah. I don't want one. Although: http://www.pcgamer.com/asus-and-acer-delay-feature-rich-4k-144hz-monitors-with-hdr-until-2018/

Maybe I'll get one in a couple years when the price comes down.

And as far as an external DAC goes, what would you recommend I go with.
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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 22:32:52 PM »
4k = 60hz. So nah. I don't want one. Although: http://www.pcgamer.com/asus-and-acer-delay-feature-rich-4k-144hz-monitors-with-hdr-until-2018/

Maybe I'll get one in a couple years when the price comes down.

And as far as an external DAC goes, what would you recommend I go with.

I don't really have any recommendations. I got mine a long time ago and it was a relatively cheap one ($70). I'd just do some research, maybe ask on a sound forum or something.

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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 22:44:59 PM »
I don't really have any recommendations. I got mine a long time ago and it was a relatively cheap one ($70). I'd just do some research, maybe ask on a sound forum or something.

Alright will do. Thank's for the input tho.

On a sidenote, I've had a bunch of people tell me to go with 32gb of ram instead of the 16gb I've already bought. I really don't see the need for 32gb since all I do is game.
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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #7 on: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 03:02:43 AM »
Spanky's take on DAC's and such (with a link) from a few years back:
http://aao25.com/forum/hardwaresoftware/gaming-headsets-quality/msg47009/#msg47009
Not sure how relevant it would be today, but can't be totally off, he's a bright guy :)

--DVD Drive--
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16827135256

Wow, why do you need one if you don't mind me asking?


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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #8 on: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 05:55:55 AM »
Wow, why do you need one if you don't mind me asking?

You never know. It would be nice just to have one handy just in case. And it's only $30 bucks.
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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #9 on: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 09:54:09 AM »
You can overclock ddr4 2133/2400MHz~ to 3MHz/3,200MHz. 3MHz memory is only worth where CPU is bottlenecking(like 1080p), not much difference in 4k.
Get a BlueRay driver instead of DVD driver. If you want a normal HD get: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822179010&cm_re=st1000dm010-_-22-179-010-_-Product
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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #10 on: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 19:04:56 PM »
Alright will do. Thank's for the input tho.

On a sidenote, I've had a bunch of people tell me to go with 32gb of ram instead of the 16gb I've already bought. I really don't see the need for 32gb since all I do is game.
Na, 32GB of ram is way overkill for gaming.

As for the CD drive, you never know when you might need one. I have a lot of older games on disc I like to play. Plus it's an external drive so you don't have to have it hooked up all the time.

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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #11 on: Monday, October 30, 2017, 07:59:30 AM »
Alright. So a buddy of mine is gonna buy my 1080 off of me, so I'm gonna pick up a 1080ti instead. Here's an updated list on what I'm pretty much gonna go with:
https://pcpartpicker.com/user/itsxScrubz/saved/VB2kTW

Check it out and lemmie know what y'all think.
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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #12 on: Monday, October 30, 2017, 10:27:21 AM »
$800.00 for a video card that's nuts..  What else you doing with it

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Re: Suggestions for my new pc build.
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 18:28:39 PM »
Just gaming. But with the ti I won't have to upgrade any time soon.
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