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  1. thepageunit

    thepageunit Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey guys, have been wanting to build a new gaming PC for ages as I have been using a crappy desktop that I got free from school. I am just about to buy the parts and make it.

    Here is what will most likely be in it.
    Please tell me if I'm making any mistakes.

    Intel i5 - 6500 CPU
    Nvidia GTX 970 4GB Graphics Card
    16GB of RAM
    1tb HDD
    240gb SSD
    Windows 10
    Corsair 850w Fully modular power supply
    MSI motherboard

    These are not all the parts I'm buying but just the main ones

    Please help and thanks :)

    Overall price is 2600 postage and handling AU dollars

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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Seems good. That PSU is a bit overkill though, not sure why would you want so much power, unless you are planning on SLI, which is not very smart, in my opinion.
    What else would you like to know?
     
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    TomJGX I HATE BGA!

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    Get a 650W PSU + 6600K instead...
     
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    Thanks

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    thepageunit Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey killkenny just wondering if I would need water cooling if I got the the 6600k


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    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Will you be overclocking it?
     
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    thepageunit Notebook Enthusiast

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    Probably not

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  8. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    Then spend money on something more useful. If you don't plan to OC you can also go for a non K 6600.
     
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    If you aren't overclocking, get something like the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 Evo for a CPU cooler. Best cooling in terms of price/performance. Most tests/reviews have shown that the only time AIO watercoolers significantly out-peform the 212 Evo is under extreme situations (aka heavy OC + torture tests). Under all other scenarios, the temps/noise levels are comparable, except that the Evo costs 1/3 to 1/4 as much. It also doesn't present the risk of a leak or of having the pump fail.

    In terms of PSUs, it can get confusing. I personally went with a Tier 1 PSU, in terms of quality.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2547993/psu-tier-list.html

    An EVGA SuperNova GS (made by Seasonic) is usually pretty cheap, and is one of the top-rated PSUs.

    A semi-modular PSU is just as good as a fully-modular one, as the only difference is that the CPU/MB power connectors aren't modular, but you have to use these anyway. So in my opinion, a fully modular PSU doesn't really warrant the extra price/consideration.

    In terms of how big of a PSU you need, your GPUs' vendor will have a recommended minimum listed. You can also use this page to get an idea of what you'll need (its not a definitive answer, but is a pretty good estimate).

    http://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator

    Most people tend to WAY over-buy their PSUs (aka they buy a much beefier PSU than they'll ever need).

    Keep in mind some games are still iffy on Windows 10, you may want to buy Windows 8 then take advantage of the free upgrade to Windows 10 once some of the bugs are ironed out.

    I'd highly recommend you don't cheap out on the motherboard or case. Once you've worked with a quality MB/case, you'll regret having ever cheaped out on those components in the past, trust me.
     
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    thepageunit Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks Ramsey for the information. I did downgrade the PSU to 750w instead of 850w. My mother board is hopefully going to be good quality and I'm going to spend 200 to 250 on it. In Australian dollars it would probably be worth around 300. Thanks for the suggestions

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