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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,425
    1) If you want the motherboard to have WiFi, on pcpartpicker.com's motherboard selection look at the options on left size and from there select Wireless Networking. That'll show you motherboards with WiFi.

    2) That case shows currently unavailable in Amazon. You may not be able to select it because it may not be for sale anywhere

    3) Will you be ok with just 500 GB of hard disk space?

    If you want more and really fast SSD, then 970 EVO Plus is good. Here's 1TB version:
      https://pcpartpicker.com/product/Zxw7YJ
      https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-970-Pro-NVMe-PCIe-M2-512GB-vs-Samsung-970-Evo-Plus-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/m498971vsm693540
    Or for cheap but still decently fast SSD Intel 660p is good choice
      https://pcpartpicker.com/product/9nhKHx
      https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-970-Pro-NVMe-PCIe-M2-512GB-vs-Intel-660p-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/m498971vsm602553
    Even something like that Intel 660p is twice as fast as an older SSD that goes to SATA port. Here's a comparison to Samsung 860 Pro
      https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-860-Pro-1TB-vs-Intel-660p-NVMe-PCIe-M2-1TB/m434505vsm602553





    Otherwise that build looks like good enough. Some of your choices seem like they're more expensive than needed, especially the CPU cooler. But they'd do the job well, and I guess you're wealthy enough that you don't need to care that much if some part costs a bit more.


     
  • ConnmacartConnmacart Member UncommonPosts: 720
    edited June 2019
    I agree with Vrika that some parts seem unnecessarily expensive. 

    The Samsung 970 Pro, unless you have a very good reason for wanting that version, won't be that much better than a Samsung 970 Evo (Plus). The Evo or Evo plus will more than meet most peoples demands and for a good bit less than the Pro.
    Get 1TB minimum, or get a cheaper sata SSD for storage on top of the NVMe.

    Corsair - 850 W 80+ Platinum. Yes it is slightly more efficient, but not to the point that it truly matters. Suggest getting Gold rating instead. Also 650 or 750 Watt will be more than enough. I like Seasonic. Have a Seasonic Focus plus 650 Watt Gold myself.

    If you aren't going for an RGB filled case, than grab some non-RGB DDR4 over the RGB ones. Generally cheaper.

    Now as for the Asus motherboard. You picked out quite a few more expensive parts, but when it comes to the part that needs to connect everything you seem to be going cheap. The TUF brand is entry level same as the Prime series from Asus. I love Asus, maybe their Crosshair VII Hero is a bit to expensive though.
    I suggest Asrock x470 Taichi. It comes with integrated Wifi on the board and has one of the better power delivery setups for x470. Meaning it will produce less heat. There is also an Ultimate version, but that is priced similar to the Crosshair from Asus. The Taichi should also be able to handle the upcoming 12 and 16 core CPUs from AMD without breaking a sweat.

    Nothing much to say about the rest. I prefer Aircooling myself over Watercooling and the difference between a top aircooler and AIO watercooling, like the Kraken, is minimal. I don't want to worry about potential leaks down the line. 
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,876
    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/9RTwRJ

    I got this going. 

    Seems like a good deal. I guess i need to research more to learn about computer stuff, it is pretty interesting. 

    I found this website:
    https://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Samsung-970-Pro-NVMe-PCIe-M2-512GB-vs-Samsung-950-NVMe-PCIe-M2-512GB/m498971vsm38554

    Seems pretty interesting. 
    I just built my newest rig with the case below. It's pretty awesome, and cheaper. Might check it out. I loaded it with a Corsair H100i RGB PLATINUM SE and white Corsair LL Series fans. When you set all the the LEDs to a blueish white it looks nice, but still lowkey.





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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,960
    You guys are awesome. So helpful, how do you guys know all this stuff. 
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  • xD_GamingxD_Gaming Member EpicPosts: 2,672
    edited June 2019
    Tiller said:
    not a fan of gigabyte, Would go with ASUS or MSI if you can. 
    Why? Unless you are basing that opinion for 5 years ago, Gigabyte has stepped up their game recently with the Aorus series boards. I'm running the Aorus Master myself and it's pretty damn good. I looked at a lot of MBs before settling on it, including a few ASUS boards. But some of the issues people were having with them, steered me away.



    every gigabyte board I had always had some issue in the bios. I've ggone from Biostar  which worked for the Bulldozer , to  ASUS and have no problems with my FX series cpu. 

    I tried a build with a ryzen chip and Gigabyte board last year, sent it all backk for a refund. Gigabye has also clipped support in the bios for old OS's, another minus.

    Even is Biostar is a bit inferior to Gigabye, I neve rhad issues with them either, seems to only be gigabye.

    Everyone has that one brand that never seems to work, mine is gigabyte.
    Gdemami
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,876
    Tiller said:
    not a fan of gigabyte, Would go with ASUS or MSI if you can. 
    Why? Unless you are basing that opinion for 5 years ago, Gigabyte has stepped up their game recently with the Aorus series boards. I'm running the Aorus Master myself and it's pretty damn good. I looked at a lot of MBs before settling on it, including a few ASUS boards. But some of the issues people were having with them, steered me away.



    every gigabyte board I had always had some issue in the bios. I've ggone from Biostar  which worked for the Bulldozer , to  ASUS and have no problems with my FX series cpu. 

    I tried a build with a ryzen chip and Gigabyte board last year, sent it all backk for a refund. Gigabye has also clipped support in the bios for old OS's, another minus.

    Even is Biostar is a bit inferior to Gigabye, I neve rhad issues with them either, seems to only be gigabye.

    Everyone has that one brand that never seems to work, mine is gigabyte.
    I get that. Before the board I currently have I had the multiple Bios issues with an old EVGA board that they never fixed over the lifetime of the board, (like waking from sleep mode needed reset button push) so decided to never go with them again for a MOBO.

    I looked at a few other brands and saw too many complaints over build quality which steered me away so ended up going Gigabyte for the first time. I'm running Intel 9700k on an Aorus Master, the new BIOS Gigabyte uses seems fine so far. Maybe it's just AMD. I can't say I like their APP Center and how it wants to install 3rd party crap every time I update a program in it, but that could be said about any program.
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  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,726
    Ridelynn said:
    Quizzical said:
    But that's a big "if", as a lot of people wouldn't have any real use for a ton of CPU cores.
    This is an aside and totally off topic, but it does make me wonder about the sustainability of the current CPU push.

    Very few people, gamers included, have a reason for high core counts. Sure, you can say "If they don't have it, software can't use it", and that's true. But for the vast majority of people, the cell phone in their pocket is enough power to do what they do on a daily basis.

    The new push to get more cores and all the excitement that is generating right now, I love it. And I really want to build a rig that shows up 64 threads in Task Manager, just for S&G's.

    But I don't need it. I can't use it productively for anything at all. Even transcoding video, which I do from time to time, can't take proper advantage of all of that power. It's exciting to see, but it isn't practical for anything at all. It could be years, maybe even never, before software actually finds ways to be useful on all of that (Wirth's Law not withstanding) for a typical home or commercial user (I do realize data centers are a different case). Maybe I could learn to 20-box my favorite MMOs and actually get some load on 50% of the cores I would have available.

    So how long until Wall Street figures out this new arms race in core count is mostly just marketing fluff, and isn't going to translate into mass sales figures... because people aren't going to go rush out and buy 8-12-16-32 core chips just because they now exist... just so they can do what they already do on their phones on a desktop. Once investors realize the desktop really is still dead as a mass-consumer product, what happens then?
    Well I have to disagree with you.  I have 6 or 7 apps going when I game and the extra cores would definitely help.  I think I am pretty much the norm for gamers these days.  I think many people don't realize how many applications are running when the game.
    Gdemami
  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,960
    @Ozmodan

    Which apps do you have running other than Pornhub? j/k. 
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 22,099
    Unless you're stupid about it or have unusual needs, other applications that you have running in the background may eat a lot of memory, but usually don't use much processing power.  Having 6 or 7 processes running in the background that use about 1/10 of a single core when all added together doesn't justify needing a 12-core CPU.
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  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,960
    I'm going to shelve this contest till after 7/7/19 and then i'll get something then. $50 is still going to go to someone. 

    Either way, I hope i make affiliate in twitch, but since i work too much, and stream at odd hours of the day, i doubt it will happen. 

    Unfortunately, I don't have any cleavage to entice viewers. 
    Catch me streaming at twitch.tv/cryomatrix
    You can see my sci-fi/WW2 book recommendations. 
  • OzmodanOzmodan Member EpicPosts: 9,726
    edited June 2019
    @Ozmodan

    Which apps do you have running other than Pornhub? j/k. 
    Antivirus, Twitch, internet browser, Discord. a macro program, and one or two others depending on the game.  Just check your task manager for all the threads running concurrently, yes not all are active at once, but enough are.
    Gdemami
  • Superman0XSuperman0X Member RarePosts: 2,220
    You can save some money by just using some duct tape instead of a case:

    https://tr1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2015/05/07/3ff024fc-f486-11e4-940f-14feb5cc3d2a/build-xbar.jpg
  • CryomatrixCryomatrix Member EpicPosts: 2,960
    You can save some money by just using some duct tape instead of a case:

    https://tr1.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2015/05/07/3ff024fc-f486-11e4-940f-14feb5cc3d2a/build-xbar.jpg
    Oh dude, i should build it out of legos, I love legos. 
    Ridelynn
    Catch me streaming at twitch.tv/cryomatrix
    You can see my sci-fi/WW2 book recommendations. 
  • MrJatobiMrJatobi Member UncommonPosts: 56
    Where's my $50 Steam card?  :D
    Tiller
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