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    New PC build - Looking for advice on parts.

    Hello everyone! As title says im looking to build a new PC and hand my current one over to the wife.

    Budget is around 2000$
    Intended use: Gaming mostly.

    What im looking for:

    Looking to put in a nice clean gaming motherboard because of the case design. I would prefer one that lights up nicely. I would also need RAM, SSD's, Power Supply, amazing fans, and a CPU water cooler wich I was thinking the Swiftech H220 X (I will likely not watercool this tower but I might in the future.) So the fans would need to be good for the temps and low noise.

    I am looking to overclock the CPU as well.

    Case I pre-ordered: EVGA DG-87
    GPU I was thinking the 1070? I think the 1080 is a bit too pricey.
    Monitor resolution: Currently using 1920x1080 but would consider upgrading for a good price.

    Thanks for your time! Any questions please ask.

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    Hi Omyth and Welcome to ROG
    Here is an example of a good Gaming rig that would meet your budget.
    Go to the site and modify to your hearts content.
    Prices are in US dollars and does not include your choice of monitors or case as I could not find a listing for EVGA DG-87



    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($494.00 @ CPL Online)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS VII HERO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($134.00 @ IJK)
    Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($189.00 @ PLE Computers)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card
    Case: Corsair 780T ATX Full Tower Case ($259.00 @ CPL Online)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($264.00 @ IJK)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit
    Other: Braided cables (Purchased)
    Other: 6 pin and 24 pin braided
    Total: $1340.00
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-06-17 13:59 AEST+1000

    Have fun with your build
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    Hello omyth

    Welcome to the ROG forum !

    Since you budget is $2,000.00, let's do a z170 build.

    I would like to see you upgrade your monitor to at least 1440p, the GTX 1070 would do well at that resolution and likely overclock well but we'll see where we're at then you can decide on a monitor.

    Motherboard with RGB lighting - Maximus VIII Hero Alpha or Maximus VIII formula, the formula costs more but you have the option to liquid cool the vrm's as your cooler is expandable.

    Hero 8 Alpha - $229.99 with rebate card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813132699
    Formula 8 - $399.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-265-_-Product
    PSU 1000w - $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-010-_-Product
    Swiftech H220X2 prestige - $189.95 http://www.swiftech.com/h220x2prestige.aspx
    Ram - $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-205-_-Product
    1TB SSD - $306.76 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-374-_-Product
    Fans RGB - 53.99 https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-R...=1&*entries*=0
    GTX 1070 - $449.99 https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeFo...words=gtx+1070
    i7-6700k - $314.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-559-_-Product

    Total with the Hero 8 Alpha - $1785.65
    Total with the formula 8 - $1955.65

    Taxes and shipping may apply. You'll need fittings for the vrm's on the formula (if you go with it) and to expand your cooler(compatible fittings).

    3/8 x 5/8 tubing is a good size and you will need a bottle or two of coolant. Will you need an operating system?

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    I would also recommend a Z170 build, Nate's build is excellent
    I have to give my opinion on the Swiftech cooler, although they seem to get very good reviews and look very nice, come with some of the best fans, I purchased a 240X from Newegg that came with a leak, fortunately it was leaking in the box so I never installed it, which could have been very bad, they didn't have any more in stock so I returned for a full refund, I then purchased one from Performance PCS with the same outcome, it was also leaking in the box, I also returned for a full refund, which took much longer from PCS as the refund had to be approved by Swiftech, I probably will not try Swiftech again

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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    For MeanMachine:
    You suggest buying braided cables and braided pin? Where would I buy those? I would love if I could have everything neat and tidy.

    Nate:
    I love the build parts, and yes I need an OS because im handing this PC to my wife so I will need one for the new PC as well. I do not particularly like that H220x2 look, not as sleek as the H220x, is there a big difference in performance between them?

    I like the Formula 8 look way more so I will go with that for sure.

    If I do get the h220 should I add the vrms to the loop? I was not planning on doing that to begin with.

    With the resolution issue, would I need a new monitor? and if so, any suggestions?

    Menthol:
    I will keep that in mind and hope for the best. I am in no rush

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    Graphics Card #2EVGA GTX 1080 hybrid
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omyth View Post
    Thanks for the suggestions!

    For MeanMachine:
    You suggest buying braided cables and braided pin? Where would I buy those? I would love if I could have everything neat and tidy.
    You can purchase braided cables from a number of companies EVGA for example supply kits to suit your PSU.
    Google around for best prices and suppliers.

    BTW: NATE has suggested a better build than what I showed as an example. I merely wanted you to be aware of PartPicker.
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    MB:ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero/WiFi GPU:EVGA GTX 1080 sc PSU:Corsair AX-1200i
    CPU:
    AMD R7 2700X Cooler: Corsair Hydro H115i Case: Corsair Carbide 780t

    Memory:G.Skill TridentZ F4-3200C14D-16GTZR SSD:Samsung 500GB 960 EVO M.2



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    Quote Originally Posted by Nate152 View Post
    Hello omyth

    Welcome to the ROG forum !

    Since you budget is $2,000.00, let's do a z170 build.

    I would like to see you upgrade your monitor to at least 1440p, the GTX 1070 would do well at that resolution and likely overclock well but we'll see where we're at then you can decide on a monitor.

    Motherboard with RGB lighting - Maximus VIII Hero Alpha or Maximus VIII formula, the formula costs more but you have the option to liquid cool the vrm's as your cooler is expandable.

    Hero 8 Alpha - $229.99 with rebate card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813132699
    Formula 8 - $399.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-265-_-Product
    PSU 1000w - $129.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-010-_-Product
    Swiftech H220X2 prestige - $189.95 http://www.swiftech.com/h220x2prestige.aspx
    Ram - $109.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-205-_-Product
    1TB SSD - $306.76 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-374-_-Product
    Fans RGB - 53.99 https://www.amazon.com/Thermaltake-R...=1&*entries*=0
    GTX 1070 - $449.99 https://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-GeFo...words=gtx+1070
    i7-6700k - $314.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...-559-_-Product

    Total with the Hero 8 Alpha - $1785.65
    Total with the formula 8 - $1955.65

    Taxes and shipping may apply. You'll need fittings for the vrm's on the formula (if you go with it) and to expand your cooler(compatible fittings).

    3/8 x 5/8 tubing is a good size and you will need a bottle or two of coolant. Will you need an operating system?

    +1... I would go maybe on Hero non ALPHA, and look to save every dollar for investing in cheapest GTX1080.
    I think cheapest GTX1080 cost arround 600-610$. 20$ on PSU (850W instead 1000), 30-40$ on motherboard(Hero instead ALPHA), 2 case fans for 25$(corsair Twin Pack) instead of 50$ and little buy little you crawl closer GTX1080.
    Except that this configuration is best... who will pay 2000$ for Z97 and 4x4GB RAM and 260$ for PC Case and 4790K... .
    Last edited by Vlada011; 06-17-2016 at 02:57 PM.


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    Hmm.. So I do agree with Vlad in lowering some parts.

    Im thinking of doing this:

    Hero 8 Alpha: 230$
    i7 6700k: 315$
    Swiftech H240 X: 150$
    16Gb Ram: 110$
    6 Noctua fans: Not entirely sure on what ones yet, but say 240$
    1TB SSD: 310$
    1080 GPU: Price?

    Thats a total of 1355$ not including the GPU. I get so confused with the 50 types of the same card from 15 different makers that I have no idea wich one is best bang for your buck so to speak.

    I have also taken into consideration the warning of the swiftech and still I think im gonna go with it. Ive done a lot of watching vids and reading forums and they all point to it being the one I want. But thanks for the heads up.

    I need at least 6 fans because im going to replace the stock fans and there is 2 on both sides plus the 2 on the rad. Quiet is best for me, but I do not want to sacrifice performance by lowering the fans rpms just for it.

    I can also take 1 of the 250Gig SSDs from this current PC, and buy a smaller say 500Gig SSD for storage instead. That would also lower my price down a bit I feel. In fact scratch that, I will just take all my SSDs from this PC, and put them in the new one so that saves me 310$ and just swap her current drive into this tower. lol
    Last edited by Omyth; 06-18-2016 at 08:19 PM.

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    just as an sugestion, have OS on one ssd and games on the other.
    and do not overfill the ssd's.

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    I've tried several aio coolers including the Swiftech H240 X and the best of the bunch is easily the EK Predator. With them you need no software, they are controlled from the MB bios.

    edit to add...... They have quick-connects for adding gpu's to the loop.
    Last edited by Heini; 06-19-2016 at 10:45 AM.

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