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Ahabsmaster

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Re: The TBG $1,500 High-End Gaming PC Build
« Reply #165 on: January 11, 2017, 04:05:46 AM »
Ahoy, All!

I am currently travel in South America, but when I return home, Feb 22, I will be building based of this build! As I have been following it and comparing I came up with a recent question and I cannot see if I am missing something.

When it comes to the Patriot 2x8GB Viper Elite DDR4-3000 Red I noticed on Amazon that if you choose the color option as Blue the price drops about $7.00. Am I seeing this right and if so I thought you may want to change this small detail in the build to make it that much cheaper.

Cheers!

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Re: The TBG $1,500 High-End Gaming PC Build
« Reply #166 on: January 11, 2017, 06:40:17 AM »
Welcome to the forum, Ahabsmaster! You're actually completely right. The Patriot DDR4-3000 Blue model is a better deal right now, in fact red is actually sold out. I'll update the guide shortly. Just as an FYI, red is typically the favored pick due to better matching the color of other components, but the two RAM models are identical otherwise so either will work perfectly.

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Re: The TBG $1,500 High-End Gaming PC Build
« Reply #167 on: January 11, 2017, 09:25:00 AM »
I am a blue over red guy myself, but I wouldn't have noticed otherwise! I am glad to be following these builds along and cannot wait to see my best options for a month from now when I place my order!

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Re: The TBG $1,500 High-End Gaming PC Build
« Reply #168 on: May 05, 2017, 11:56:55 AM »
  Good afternoon. Thank you guys for such great place to get good info about DIY PC building. Going to build my first tower my self and wanted to ask your opinion on next build (I used your $1500 build as base) - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2bCwnn
  I went with NZXT Phantom 410, my questions are:
1) I am planing to use GTX 1070 SLI (thanks to your comparison for 4K gaming page), will I be able to put a second GPU on that mover board and will it fit in Phantom? Also will I need any extra fans to keep it cool? Whats your advise about power block - 550W wont be enough to power such train.
2) I didn't include optical drive to that build, in you opinion can i put internal blue ray drive, any recommendations if so?

Thank you so much in advance.

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Re: The TBG $1,500 High-End Gaming PC Build
« Reply #169 on: May 05, 2017, 12:16:00 PM »
  Good afternoon. Thank you guys for such great place to get good info about DIY PC building. Going to build my first tower my self and wanted to ask your opinion on next build (I used your $1500 build as base) - https://pcpartpicker.com/list/2bCwnn
  I went with NZXT Phantom 410, my questions are:
1) I am planing to use GTX 1070 SLI (thanks to your comparison for 4K gaming page), will I be able to put a second GPU on that mover board and will it fit in Phantom? Also will I need any extra fans to keep it cool? Whats your advise about power block - 550W wont be enough to power such train.
2) I didn't include optical drive to that build, in you opinion can i put internal blue ray drive, any recommendations if so?

Thank you so much in advance.

Welcome to the TBG Forum, kopcap999!

A few thoughts about your proposed build:

(1) As shown in TBG's review of the 1080 Ti, it no longer makes sense to use 1070 SLI unless you plan on buying one 1070 now and upgrading to two much later on. That's because it ends up being more expensive with less consistent 4K performance than buying a single 1080 Ti today.

(2) The Phantom 410 is an old case and no longer recommended on TBG. If you want a case with similar looks that has good cooling, unlike the 410, then go for the SilverStone PM01. If you want a case that can hold a Blu-Ray drive, then go for the Phanteks Enthoo Pro M. Any Blu-Ray drive will work in that case, including the LG 14x BD SATA Drive.

(3) To run either a single 1080 Ti or dual 1070 cards, you should use the EVGA Supernova G3 650W. A 550W power supply will be working too hard and will run hot.

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Re: The TBG $1,500 High-End Gaming PC Build
« Reply #170 on: May 05, 2017, 01:22:21 PM »
  Thank you for prompt respond. I wish I can get 1080 but its $350 more and my budget is $1500 or so... Plan was to add 2nd 1070 later on, hopefully when nice 4K monitors with high refresh rates will be available. Do you think if I go with SilverStone case I don't need any extra fans, since it has 4 already or do i still need one for CPU (like Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler)? Probably will add external blue ray later also... Thanks again, best wishes!

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« Reply #171 on: May 05, 2017, 01:28:52 PM »
  Thank you for prompt respond. I wish I can get 1080 but its $350 more and my budget is $1500 or so... Plan was to add 2nd 1070 later on, hopefully when nice 4K monitors with high refresh rates will be available. Do you think if I go with SilverStone case I don't need any extra fans, since it has 4 already or do i still need one for CPU (like Thermalright - Macho Rev.B 73.6 CFM CPU Cooler)? Probably will add external blue ray later also... Thanks again, best wishes!

In your situation, GTX 1070 SLI does indeed make sense. Go with the $1,500 Build, but upgrade the case to the SilverStone PM01 and the 650W power supply as suggested above, and you'll be fine. You don't need to add any fans at all. The second GTX 1070 SLI will work without any additional upgrades when you are ready to purchase it.