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Thoughts on this computer build?

Discussion in 'Computer Tech' started by sethmachine, Dec 30, 2017.

  1. sethmachine

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    Roommate computer enthusiast helped me put together this build. What are your thoughts? So far I just purchased the GPU and the motherboard (I'm buying the rest on the 1st to take advantage of credit card bonuses).

    System Builder - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core, GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO, Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower - PCPartPicker

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    CPU [​IMG]
    Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor

    $279.99
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    NZXT - Kraken X52 Rev 2 73.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler

    $134.89 $134.89 OutletPC Buy
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    ASRock - Z270 Killer SLI/ac ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

    $119.99 -$30.00 FREE $89.99 Newegg Buy
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    G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

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    Samsung - 960 EVO 250GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

    $114.99
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    Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 8GB TURBO Video Card

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    Fractal Design - Define S w/Window ATX Mid Tower Case

    $79.99 FREE $79.99 Newegg Buy
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    Corsair - RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply

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  2. andreasaspenberg

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    you should get a 32 gigabyte memory kit(2x 16 gigabytes). your graphics card have a terrible cooling so it would fry quickly( i had a 660 ti with the same cooling and it fried.) you need a graphics card with better cooling(2 or 3 fans). SSD harddrives is expensive(and short lived) so rotating harddrives would cost less and give you more space. the chassis limits the number of harddrives you can have(think that one should have room for 2). your power supply should be powerful enough. you cpu should be powerful enough at the moment and you can switch it with another one later.
     
  3. sethmachine

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    Thanks for the review.

    I was wondering about the single fan on my GPU. I've already used both the GPU and the memory, I don't know if I could even return them, I'd have to see the return policy.

    I figured 16 GB would be enough memory for my purposes, I was trying to go mid tier computer rather than go all out, but perhaps its better to go all out.

    The Samsung SSD I bought is pretty small, it's like a tiny flat chocolate bar. How much smaller are rotating hard drives?
     
  4. jason84

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    From the news about the Intel vulnerability, I think to ryzen better.
     
  5. andreasaspenberg

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    there is some small ssd harddrives that fits on the motherboard and some larger ones that takes up space in the chassis. rotating harddrives is larger than the small ssd harddrives but takes up the same chassis space as the big ssd harddrives. i used a gtx 1070 with similar cooling and it overheated, preventing me from using the pc until the next day. i returned that pc because of it.