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I'm looking at getting a new pc.. I already ordered one which should hopefully be getting changed tomorrow morning.. but here are the specs of the one I'd like to order..

any comments before I place the order around 10am tomorrow will be greatly appreciated.. i just want to create a monster which will last.

Motherboard Asus TUF X99 Sabertooth Intel X99 (Socket 2011) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Processor Intel i7-6800K 3.40GHz (Broadwell-E) Socket LGA2011-V3 Processor - Retail
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit - Black (CMK32GX4M4A2400C1
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit DVD - OEM (MS-FQC-08929)
Build Time Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
Case Lighting NZXT Hue+ RGB Dual Channel LED Controller - Black
Case In-Win 805 Aluminium Midi-Tower Case - Black
Solid State Drive 1 Samsung 500GB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-75E500B/EU)
Solid State Drive 2 Not wanted
Mechanical Hard Drive 1 Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DX002)
Mechanical Hard Drive 2 Not wanted
Keyboard Not wanted
Mouse Not wanted
Speakers Not wanted
Monitor BenQ Zowie RL2455 e-Sports 24" 1920x1080 TN Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
Gaming Chair Not wanted
Soundcard Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - OEM (30SB150200000)
Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 300Mbps 802.11B/G/N Wireless PCI-E Network Adapter
M.2 Solid State Drive **For Operating System If Selected** Not wanted
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i 1200W '80 Plus Platinum' Digital Modular Power Supply (CP-9020070-UK)
Security Software Bullguard Anti-Virus 2017 - 1 PC 1 Year **Offer Price**
Graphics Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X RGB 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card
Graphics Card (Crossfire/SLI) Not wanted
Headset Not wanted
Optical Drive **Please Check Chassis Support** Asus 24x DVD±RW DRW-24D5MT SATA ReWriter - Black (OEM)
 
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any comments before I place the order around 10am tomorrow will be greatly appreciated.. i just want to create a monster which will last.

Motherboard Asus TUF X99 Sabertooth Intel X99 (Socket 2011) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Obsolete
Processor Intel i7-6800K 3.40GHz (Broadwell-E) Socket LGA2011-V3 Processor - Retail
Obsolete. AMD Ryzen is better at a fraction of the cost
Memory Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit - Black (CMK32GX4M4A2400C1
3200Mhz is where it's at. Do you NEED 32GB? Few people do.
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock 3 CPU Cooler
This is the biggest PITA in the world to mount and will make you curse your very existance
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit DVD - OEM (MS-FQC-08929)
Build Time Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
Case Lighting NZXT Hue+ RGB Dual Channel LED Controller - Black
Case In-Win 805 Aluminium Midi-Tower Case - Black
Solid State Drive 1 Samsung 500GB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-75E500B/EU)
Solid State Drive 2 Not wanted
Mechanical Hard Drive 1 Seagate FireCuda SSHD 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache - OEM (ST2000DX002)
This is not a desktop drive
Mechanical Hard Drive 2 Not wanted
Keyboard Not wanted
Mouse Not wanted
Speakers Not wanted
Monitor BenQ Zowie RL2455 e-Sports 24" 1920x1080 TN Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
Gaming Chair Not wanted
Soundcard Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - OEM (30SB150200000)
Network Adapter Asus PCE-N15 300Mbps 802.11B/G/N Wireless PCI-E Network Adapter
M.2 Solid State Drive **For Operating System If Selected** Not wanted
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i 1200W '80 Plus Platinum' Digital Modular Power Supply (CP-9020070-UK)
Security Software Bullguard Anti-Virus 2017 - 1 PC 1 Year **Offer Price**
Graphics Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X RGB 8192MB GDDR5X PCI-Express Graphics Card
Graphics Card (Crossfire/SLI) Not wanted
Headset Not wanted
Optical Drive **Please Check Chassis Support** Asus 24x DVD±RW DRW-24D5MT SATA ReWriter - Black (OEM)

What graphics card do you have at the moment? You will need one with this setup, or a Ryzen setup

Suggested:

Ryzen 7 1700
Noctua NH-U14S (AM4 version)
Strix B-350-F
2X8GB DDR4 3200
1.2TB Samsung 960 Evo
2TB Seagate ST2000 barracuda
Seasonic SSR-G-650
GTX 1070 (or use your current GPU)
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv atx tempered glass
 
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Asus Strix X99 Gaming Intel X99 (Socket 2011) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Intel i7-6800K 3.40GHz (Broadwell-E) Socket LGA2011-V3 Processor - Retail
Team Group Elite 16GB (4x4GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C16 2400MHz Quad Channel Kit - Black (TPKD416GM2400HC16Q
Alpenfohn Matterhorn White CPU Cooler - 120mm
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit DVD - OEM (MS-FQC-08929)
Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
NZXT Hue+ RGB Dual Channel LED Controller - Black
In-Win 805 Aluminium Midi-Tower Case - Black
Samsung 500GB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-75E500B/EU)
Seagate BarraCuda 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (ST1000DM010)
BenQ Zowie RL2455 e-Sports 24" 1920x1080 TN Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - OEM (30SB150200000)
Asus PCE-N15 300Mbps 802.11B/G/N Wireless PCI-E Network Adapter
Super Flower Leadex II 850W 80 Plus Gold Modular Power Supply - White
Bullguard Anti-Virus 2017 - 1 PC 1 Year **Offer Price**
EVGA GeForce GTX 1050Ti SC Gaming 4096MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

This is my original purchase? does this work better??

If so, i may not edit the original purchase


Orrr. i could have



Case In-Win 805 Aluminium Midi-Tower Case - Black
Mechanical Hard Drive 1 Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (ST2000DM006)
Mechanical Hard Drive 2 Not wanted
Optical Drive **Please Check Chassis Support** Not wanted
Case Lighting NZXT Hue+ RGB Dual Channel LED Controller - Black
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit DVD - OEM (MS-FQC-08929)
Build Time Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
Motherboard MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AMD X370 (Socket AM4) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 Eight Core 1700 3.70GHz (Socket AM4) Processor - Retail
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler
Memory Team Group Vulcan T-Force 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit - Grey (TLGD48G2400
Keyboard Not wanted
Mouse Not wanted
Speakers Not wanted
Monitor BenQ Zowie RL2455 e-Sports 24" 1920x1080 TN Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
Gaming Chair Not wanted
Soundcard Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - OEM (30SB150200000)
Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac Dual-band Wireless AC1900 PCI-E Adaptor
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i 1200W '80 Plus Platinum' Digital Modular Power Supply (CP-9020070-UK)
Security Software Bullguard Anti-Virus 2017 - 1 PC 1 Year **Offer Price**
Headset Not wanted
M.2 Solid State Drive **For Operating System If Selected** Not wanted
Solid State Drive 1 Samsung 500GB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-75E500B/EU)
Solid State Drive 2 Not wanted
Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Windforce 2x OC 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Graphics Card (Crossfire/SLI) Not wanted

please let me know // edit the choices. ideally just want a decent PC under £2700 including monitor
 
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did you end up ordering either one in the end? I take it they were pre-built systems, as some of the components, such as the HX1200i, seem like massive overkill. A 1070 with 32gb of ddr4, and an i7 seem at odds with a 1080p tn display.
 
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Ended up ordering :

Case In-Win 805 Aluminium Midi-Tower Case - Black
Mechanical Hard Drive 1 Seagate BarraCuda 2TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache HDD - OEM (ST2000DM006)
Mechanical Hard Drive 2 Not wanted
Optical Drive **Please Check Chassis Support** Not wanted
Case Lighting NZXT Hue+ RGB Dual Channel LED Controller - Black
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit DVD - OEM (MS-FQC-08929)
Build Time Standard Build Systems - Dispatched within 7 working days
Motherboard MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium AMD X370 (Socket AM4) DDR4 ATX Motherboard
Processor AMD Ryzen 7 Eight Core 1700 3.70GHz (Socket AM4) Processor - Retail
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler
Memory Team Group Vulcan T-Force 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 PC4-19200C14 2400MHz Dual Channel Kit - Grey (TLGD48G2400
Keyboard Not wanted
Mouse Not wanted
Speakers Not wanted
Monitor BenQ Zowie RL2455 e-Sports 24" 1920x1080 TN Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
Gaming Chair Not wanted
Soundcard Creative Sound Blaster Z High Performance Gaming Sound Card - OEM (30SB150200000)
Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC68 802.11ac Dual-band Wireless AC1900 PCI-E Adaptor
Power Supply Corsair HX1200i 1200W '80 Plus Platinum' Digital Modular Power Supply (CP-9020070-UK)
Security Software Bullguard Anti-Virus 2017 - 1 PC 1 Year **Offer Price**
Headset Not wanted
M.2 Solid State Drive **For Operating System If Selected** Not wanted
Solid State Drive 1 Samsung 500GB 850 EVO SSD 2.5" SATA 6Gbps 32 Layer 3D V-NAND Solid State Drive (MZ-75E500B/EU)
Solid State Drive 2 Not wanted
Graphics Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Windforce 2x OC 8192MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card
Graphics Card (Crossfire/SLI) Not wanted


Total price was £2300 (including £150 monitor, free chair & razer chroma keyboard.). all done through the overclockers selection process. In terms of the monitor, I'm not too fussed, will upgrade to dual monitors eventually. The system was the main factor
 
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Too late now ha, people say about upgrading ram, then downgrading, upgrade this, hen someone else says downgrade that. I guess there's no right or wrong build, and in terms of ram I can always click it on. It's no biggie. It's a first computer and I only play one or two games.

If there was any major issues I'm sure overclockers would have pointed them out to me, there might be a few snag issues but it will all be good :) the memory issue? I've never met anyone that's went over 500gb so the memory should be an issue.

The motherboard and processor, I went with Ryzen as someone suggested it, and the motherboard was just the top option available. Maybe a snag issue? But it's no big to me.

I'll put this into context.. I've been using a MacBook for the last three years. I'm not doing a pro build, only a mid level entry build, maybe if I get into the pc I might buy a better one in a year or two but we'll see. Thanks very much for everyone's help putting this together, a lot of people have input on this forum and other threads x
 
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Too late now ha, people say about upgrading ram, then downgrading, upgrade this, hen someone else says downgrade that. I guess there's no right or wrong build, and in terms of ram I can always click it on. It's no biggie. It's a first computer and I only play one or two games.

If there was any major issues I'm sure overclockers would have pointed them out to me, there might be a few snag issues but it will all be good :) the memory issue? I've never met anyone that's went over 500gb so the memory should be an issue.

The motherboard and processor, I went with Ryzen as someone suggested it, and the motherboard was just the top option available. Maybe a snag issue? But it's no big to me.

I'll put this into context.. I've been using a MacBook for the last three years. I'm not doing a pro build, only a mid level entry build, maybe if I get into the pc I might buy a better one in a year or two but we'll see. Thanks very much for everyone's help putting this together, a lot of people have input on this forum and other threads x

-There is definitely right and wrong builds
-Overclockers wouldn't point out that you chose slow RAM. I'm sure they'd build you a pistachio with a heatsink on it if you wanted one.
-I've used my entire 3TB storage capacity just for game installs. I have hundreds of games.
-It's not too late to contact them (phone is faster) to swap the RAM to 3000Mhz. It takes them 2 seconds to do the work and another couple of minutes to configure in bios and test.
 
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You also don't need anywhere near a 1200W psu. A good 750W would be plenty for SLI or 550W for a single gpu.

I would have also gone with 16GB 3000MHz Ram instead of 8GB 2400MHz.

A soundcard is also a bit of a waste. The onboard is very good these days.

Also for purely gaming the R5 1600 would have been fine.
 
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