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First time building a computer

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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:02 PM
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I've always bought PCs already built and set up but it's time I started learning to build them so that I can upgrade, fix and just know more about how things work. I deal with very graphically intensive stuff for film and video projects so from a little research I've compiled some components that I believe could give me a great amount of ease and speed when editing, rendering, simulating, etc.

I would love some expert opinions and advice on the combination I've made and if I've missed anything or might run into any problems. Thanks in advance to everyone who've checked in to help out!

Motherboard: (Asus Z170 Pro Motherboard)
GPU: (ASUS STRIX GTX 980 Ti)
Processor: (Intel Core i7 6700K Processor)
RAM: (Kingston HyperX FURY 32 GB 2133 MHz DDR4)
HDD: (WD Black 4TB Performance Desktop Hard Disk Drive)
SSD: (Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB x2)
Cooling: (Corsair CW-9060021-WW Hydro Series H100iGTX)
Ext Audio: (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2)
Case: (Corsair CC-9011059-WW 780T)
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PSU: (Corsair CP-9020074-UK Professional Platinum Series HX1000i)
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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:19 PM
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a reply to: jonwhite866

Are you planning on using the 2 SSDs in a RAID 1 configuration?
I'm assuming the HDD is for data rather than backups. I'd recommend getting another drive (internal or external, doesn't really matter) that you can use for a dedicated backup drive.
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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I was planning on a RAID 0 config. I've already got 2 4TB drives which I backup files on.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:28 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I was planning on a RAID 0 config. I've already got 2 4TB drives which I backup files on.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:29 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I was planning on a RAID 0 config. Yes that's correct, I've already got 2 4TB drives that I use to backup.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: trollz

I was planning on a RAID 0 config. Yeah that's correct, I've already got 2 4TB drives that I use to backup.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:34 PM
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Nice build. Nicer than any of my computers and I get review items I can keep (ASRock z97 motherboard, 3TB HDD, Corsair HX850I power supply, and my gaming mice and headphones are all review items)

So even though a good portion of my current computer was 'free', I can still only afford so much to put in it. The nicest parts of it was free though...

Anyway, don't forget your power supply (or PSU for short). Don't cheap out on one either, you'd be sick if you lost thousands of dollars in parts due to a shoddy PSU. The higher end Corsair, Antec, or Seasonic are the only way to go. Oh, and leave yourself headroom when it comes to wattage, and modular PSUs are much easier to wire-manage.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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Not sure but I think more RAM would benefit your uses. How many moniters do you plan on using? I recommend water cooling, just prefer it over large fans. And they're maintenance free and quieter.
For building, YouTube "should" have every video you need to help you along. Building is fun, I've built all of mine since 2003and have never looked back.
Good luck and happy building.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:39 PM
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a reply to: Aldakoopa

Yeah, great point. PSUs are often overlooked and are a major block in the build. In your case, I would go platinum level with at least 1000 watts. That gives you room to grow, if you need to add another video card later.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:41 PM
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originally posted by: rollanotherone
a reply to: Aldakoopa

Yeah, great point. PSUs are often overlooked and are a major block in the build. In your case, I would go platinum level with at least 1000 watts. That gives you room to grow, if you need to add another video card later.


Go with a fully modular PSU if you can. The cables can be a huge PITA otherwise.
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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 03:56 PM
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a reply to: Aldakoopa

Yes I forgot to mention that! I've heard never to go cheap on the PSU. How's a Corsair TX750M?
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posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:00 PM
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I was going to use 2 monitors. I'm sticking with 1080p for now as although 4K's nice, it's not really needed when editing, etc. The building I'm not so worried about, it's just making sure I have the right bits and hoping they all work together smoothly, haha.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:09 PM
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originally posted by: jonwhite866
a reply to: Aldakoopa

Yes I forgot to mention that! I've heard never to go cheap on the PSU. How's a Corsair TX750M?


Corsair is a trusted PSU manufacturer. As long as the PSU has all the connectors you need, you'll be ok. The TX750M seems to be fine.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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Looks like a cool build although I'd be inclined to go for a 1070 over the 980ti.
Both great cards but the 1070 is slightly greater.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:12 PM
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For your GPU you should look at the gtx 1070 or 1080, the 1070 is cheaper than the 980 ti and faster.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Yeah? Thanks I'll take a look.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:15 PM
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a reply to: AnotherUnknown

How much better is the 1080 over the 1070? I've heard it's at the top of the food chain but is that extra £150-£200 really worth it?



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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Check out the Thermaltake Core V71 case. I have it and it's pretty great.



posted on Aug, 15 2016 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: AnotherUnknown
For your GPU you should look at the gtx 1070 or 1080, the 1070 is cheaper than the 980 ti and faster.


Hey, happy first post



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