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Llamadeus
Dec 20, 2005


Most higher end coolers (and even the Wraith Spire) contact with copper though.

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Rexxed
May 1, 2010

Dis is amazing!
I gotta try dis!


Llamadeus posted:

Most higher end coolers (and even the Wraith Spire) contact with copper though.

It damages copper, too, just not quite as quickly.

M_Gargantua
Oct 16, 2006

STOMPIN' ON INTO THE POWER LINES

College Slice

https://youtu.be/4HKpMYJ-6go

Iím sure itís fine

BIG HEADLINE
Jun 13, 2006

Make your move...'cause mine's gonna be ugly.

Pimp Drakula posted:

Folks I'm completely out of the loop and haven't built a computer in like 6 years, and I've been asked to put together a parts list for a graphic design business computer. It'll be running things like Illustrator and Corel applications geared towards embroidery, so loads of vector graphic stuff, and all I know it'll be good to have is plenty of RAM. Beyond that I don't know if any applications in that sphere can take advantage of powerful CPUs or GPUs or if the Pentium G4600 in PCPartPicker's budget home/office build that I'm using as a starting point with its integrated graphics will be more than enough for this sort of thing.

This is the build as it sits, the friend I'm building this for already has an SSD ready, and I'm basically just curious if this system would be totally adequate or if it could benefit meaningfully from a dedicated GPU or an upgrade to an i5/i7. Could the PC Building thread lend me a hand?

CPU: Intel - Pentium G4600 3.6GHz Dual-Core Processor ($77.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: *Gigabyte - GA-B250M-DS3H Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($59.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: G.Skill - NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($167.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill - RANGER-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case ($39.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: *SeaSonic - 300W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply ($40.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: *Lite-On - iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer ($13.89 @ OutletPC)
Total: $400.63

You'll want to wait as the 5xxx series Pentium "Golds" are due out "Soon(tm)," and you'll be able to put them on a board that'll accept an 8th Gen CPU later on.

Also, spend just a little bit more on the PSU and get this instead: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...N82E16817151203

Ghostpilot
Jun 21, 2007

"As a rule, I never touch anything more sophisticated and delicate than myself."

Killer deal on a i7 8700 K from Walmart of all places!

https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsa...ing_this_right/

If you have ordered from Newegg in the past 2 weeks, you can get it price matched here: https://kb.newegg.com/Article/Index/12/3?id=1361

The only thing keeping me from being all over this is learning about Intel's and AMD's security issues with their silicon process.

http://www.silicon.co.uk/security/s...81db83d478b4ecf

Ghostpilot fucked around with this message at Feb 23, 2018 around 01:23

headcase
Sep 28, 2001



Ghostpilot posted:

Killer deal on a i7 8700 K from Walmart of all places!

https://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsa...ing_this_right/

If you have ordered from Newegg in the past 2 weeks, you can get it price matched here: https://kb.newegg.com/Article/Index/12/3?id=1361

The only thing keeping me from being all over this is learning about Intel's and AMD's security issues with their silicon process.

http://www.silicon.co.uk/security/s...81db83d478b4ecf

Wow thanks! saved me $37

pod6isjerks
Feb 17, 2005
Don't expect any mercy in the robot wars.

Pillbug

Aside from a new video card here and there, I haven't upgraded internals since late 2011. So far it's been running fine for the games I play but, now I have the VR bug. I need something that's gonna power through Fallout VR, etc. Money isn't an object... well, within reason. Suggestions or tips?

Things I'll need:
Motherboard - Leaning towards MSI and away from Gigabyte. I'm open to overclocking but I don't have much experience with it, so if there's one with features that make it easier that would be cool. I'm also interested in that new ac(?) WiFi standard.
Processor - (Currently i5 760) Still sticking with Intel so, probably an i7-8700k? Is there something else out or on the horizon? I plan on getting a delidder tool and applying the paste.
Memory - (Currently 8GB of DDR3 1600) I'll want at least 16GB. Are there any appreciable benefits from more? What speed to shoot for? Nothing too gaudy or bulky, I'll need it to play nice with my Noctua cooler.

Things I might need:
Power Supply - I have a Corsair 550W now. Should I bump that up? I'm looking to go full modular if so.

Things I probably don't need:
Graphics Card - I have a 1080 I bought about 6 months ago before all this crypto nonsense. I wish I'd gone with the Ti but, it's too early to upgrade again?
Storage - Gonna reuse the 3 SSDs from my existing build, unless the performance has improved so much to make upgrading worth it. Are those M2(?) drives worth messing with?

Things I don't need:
Case - Very happy with my Lian-Li

Thanks.

Rhaegar
Jul 16, 2006


Ok I think I'm final on these parts now.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/Rhaegar/saved/cDJpbv

CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor
Mobo Asus - ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING
RAM Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory
SSD Crucial - MX500 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive
PS EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+
Cooler Noctua - NH-D15S 82.5 CFM CPU Cooler
Case Phanteks - Enthoo Evolv TG (Black) MicroATX Mini Tower Case (Already own due to NCIX going out of business and needing to spend a gift certificate ASAP!)

Note I'm sticking with my current video card for now. MSI GTX 950.

I decided not to go with liquid cooling. The Noctua NH-D15S is perfect given the smaller size of the micro ATX motherboard and shouldn't impact the video card or RAM. One question is whether it comes with thermal paste? Even if it did should I get different, better, thermal paste?

Llamadeus
Dec 20, 2005


Rhaegar posted:

I decided not to go with liquid cooling. The Noctua NH-D15S is perfect given the smaller size of the micro ATX motherboard and shouldn't impact the video card or RAM. One question is whether it comes with thermal paste? Even if it did should I get different, better, thermal paste?
All Noctua coolers come with NT-H1, it's within one or two degrees of the best pastes: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...son,5108-9.html

Also personally I'd swap the PSU with an RM650x for the longer warranty and quieter fan.

jonathan
Jul 3, 2005

11 years' worth of cyclists' butts and counting

Thanks for the input on thermal paste. I'll do liquid metal underneath and whatever on top. Or maybe the cpu will break and then its 8700k time.

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Mr E
Sep 18, 2007

Thank you very much! Your post's totally hot!


Anything I should change on this?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel - Core i7-8700K 3.7GHz 6-Core Processor ($313.05 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua - NH-U12S 55.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($57.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock - Z370 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($221.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($184.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital - Red 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.88 @ OutletPC)
Case: Fractal Design - Define R6 Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($138.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1000.87
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-02-23 14:48 EST-0500

I have a 1080 w/ 1440p and Gysnc on my monitor, and my CPU is dying/dead so I need to replace it. I'd like Ultra settings for the most part so I went with the 8700k - I wasn't sure if I should go with that or the 8600k. I already have some SSDs and just need to replace my storage/games that don't benefit much from a SSD drive.

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