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New Office/Game workstation
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:24:40 PM »
I getting the bug to build a new gaming computer.I will use it 75% for work and 25% to game .
I have a budget for 1200.00 and have a Asus 1070 * GB OC card I can use to get started.
I do have 4 monitors I run 2 x LG 29UC88 and two Dell SE2717 monitors.
Not sure if I should go with Intel and do a i 5 7600k or Go Ryzen 5 1600.
Also try to squeeze the best abng for my buck..
I want to start the build this week.
I do like the new Corsair Case Crystal 570 but also like the Manta ITX case.
I m ready to build..LOL..
Also I run a ASUS laptop to one monitor the 27 dell .

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 01:36:52 PM »
With most of your use focused on work, I'd go with AMD's Ryzen 5 1600. It's just a better processor overall than the 7600K in terms of productivity. Yes, the 7600K will get ahead of it in games, especially once overclocked, but that's not your main focus here. And as games become more multi-threaded, which they do every year, the 7600K is going to fall behind.

But here's the problem: if you want to build right now, and you want to go ITX with the NZXT Manta, you're going to have to stick with Intel. That's because you can't actually buy any Ryzen ITX boards. Only one has been released, the Biostar X370, and it sold out within hours of its launch. While more ITX boards are coming, they probably won't appear until the summer.

So, either you go with the Ryzen 5 1600 in the Corsair Crystal 570X, or you go with the 7600K in the Manta.

In the end, I'm going to suggest a slightly different approach, given that you've mentioned the 570X, which I've seen in person and know looks fantastic. Go for the $1,500 High-End Gaming Build, and substitute in the 570X for the lower-cost SilverStone case in that guide. Believe it or not, once you drop the case and video card and add in the video card you already have along with the 570X, the total comes to just under $1,200, in other words it matches your budget perfectly!

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 01:50:33 PM »
Great Ill check it out

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 01:52:33 PM »
Any changes in fan configuration or CPU cooling

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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 01:58:33 PM »
Any changes in fan configuration or CPU cooling

If you're going with the 570X, you'll still need the case fan that is recommended in that build (the Arctic F12), as the 570X has no exhuast fan (which is not the way you want to run it). The CPU cooler will fit without any problems in the 570X.

By the way, the reason I ended up suggesting this build to you was really based on your budget - given that you have a video card and still have $1,200 available to buy parts, you can really build a higher-end system than you were envisioning. The 7600K and Ryzen 5 are fine, but not with your budget - you can do much better with the 7700K in the $1,500 Guide.

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 04:24:11 AM »
Well thanks for getting me started.
I sold the processor, motherboard and ram yesterday.
Still have power supply and 7970 card to go.
Will order the processor and motherboard today still thinking
of the case I want to use.What are your thoughts
on closed loop coolers like corsair H100i.
Reminds me to sell my corsair 80 today..

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« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 08:02:47 AM »
Well thanks for getting me started.
I sold the processor, motherboard and ram yesterday.
Still have power supply and 7970 card to go.
Will order the processor and motherboard today still thinking
of the case I want to use.What are your thoughts
on closed loop coolers like corsair H100i.
Reminds me to sell my corsair 80 today..

At the budget you're talking about, I don't think spending money on the Corsair H100i v2 makes sense. And that's despite the fact that I use one on TBG's ultra-high-end eight-core benchmarking rig. It costs twice as much as a good 140mm air cooler like the Thermalright Macho, and when used on a Core i7-7700K in a system with a single GTX 1070, doesn't provide a lot of payback. Where I like to use AIO coolers is in ultra-high-end setups that have two hot-running video cards in them. This is where tower coolers can get overwhelmed.

Another case I'd recommend at the same pricepoint as the Corsair 570X is the new SilverStone PM01-RGB. I have one sitting right in front of me that I'm prepping for review, and in matte black with a tempered glass panel, it looks fabulous. Yes, it uses more plastic panels than the Corsair, but it also offers massively-superior cooling, courtesy of four 140mm fans and a mesh front panel compared to the Corsair's three 120mm units and a solid front panel. To be frank, going with the PM01 will do far more to reduce temperatures than upgrading to a liquid cooler would.

And yes, sell the H80. AIO coolers really need a double-wide radiator to outperform air coolers.

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 08:48:57 AM »
I agree... I just bought the last SilverStone Technology PM01W-RGB ATX Tower Case With RGB LED .. I was looking for white and it does look nice...
any thoughts on SSD..

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2017, 08:53:38 AM »
Do you have a favorite in asus for motherboard.. hero or strix

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« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2017, 09:22:24 AM »
Do you have a favorite in asus for motherboard.. hero or strix

I like the Asus 270E Strix because it comes in under $200 while including WiFi, which few boards offer. If you don't have any use for that, then the Asus Z270 Hero is a definite option, with the biggest advantages being a number of additional USB ports and an onboard error code display, which is quite helpful when troubleshooting.

As for the SSD you asked about in the previous post, right now Amazon has a $20 coupon discount for the Plextor M8Pe 512GB, which brings it down to around $200. With standard SATA-based 500GB drives now going for $160-$180, spending a few extra dollars to get a much faster PCIe-based drive makes a ton of sense. With your budget, I wouldn't go any higher than that, however, do to diminishing returns.
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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2017, 09:50:50 AM »
Great I have a few dollars due to all my old build sold within a day. I have a few hundred I can add to build.
Right now i have the Asus Strix 1070 OC 8 gb card
The Silverstone case on order
and ordered the i7 770k
Today I need to order the storage , motherboard and the power supply.

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 10:20:21 AM »
Thanks for all your help here is where im at as far as ordered.
Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)
SilverStone Technology PM01W-RGB ATX Tower Case With RGB LED Fan Guards and Tempered Glass Glossy White
ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 ATX Motherboard with onboard AC Wifi and USB 3.1
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory Kit White (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W)
Plextor M8Pe 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drive with Heatsink (PX-512M8PeG)
4 of 8 Pin PC Cable Comb for 3mm Cables Clear Acrylic 4+4
2 of 24 Pin PC Cable Comb Motherboard Power 12+12 Clear Acrylic 3mm
Macho Rev. B

Right now trying to figure out power supply and another exhaust fan..

Let me know what you think so far..
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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2017, 10:48:26 AM »
Thanks for all your help here is where im at as far as ordered.
Intel 7th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor i7-7700K (BX80677I77700K)
SilverStone Technology PM01W-RGB ATX Tower Case With RGB LED Fan Guards and Tempered Glass Glossy White
ASUS ROG STRIX Z270E GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 ATX Motherboard with onboard AC Wifi and USB 3.1
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 DRAM 3200MHz C16 Desktop Memory Kit White (CMK16GX4M2B3200C16W)
Plextor M8Pe 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid-State Drive with Heatsink (PX-512M8PeG)
4 of 8 Pin PC Cable Comb for 3mm Cables Clear Acrylic 4+4
2 of 24 Pin PC Cable Comb Motherboard Power 12+12 Clear Acrylic 3mm
Macho Rev. B

Right now trying to figure out power supply and another exhaust fan..

Let me know what you think so far..

This is shaping up to be quite a nice system. You really don't need any other exhaust fans with this case, but if you'd like to top-mount a fan, go with the Corsair ML140, which will fit quite nicely in the hood scoop of the SilverStone case. Note that you really want a high-quality fan for use in a horizontal position, as cheaper fans will sound scratchy when mounted like this. The Corsair's magnetic levitation design makes it virtually silent even mounted horizontally.

As for the power supply, I'd go with the EVGA Supernova 650 G2. Great price, amazing quality. You could even run two GTX 1070 cards off this unit and be totally fine.

By the way, I've never used cable combs, but they look like a good idea!

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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 11:23:40 AM »
They were cheap never used them. Some builds look awesome.
Really thanks for all the help..
Just ordered the  Corsair ML140 Pro LED, White, 140mm Premium Magnetic Levitation Cooling Fan CO-9050046-WW
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Re: New Office/Game workstation
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2017, 12:21:04 PM »
finally done
EVGA SuperNOVA 850 G3, 80 Plus Gold 850W, Fully Modular, Eco Mode with New HDB Fan, 10 Year Warranty, Includes Power ON Self Tester, Compact 150mm Size, Power Supply 220-G3-0850-X1
Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler, Black

now I'll need a second M.2 drive and I'm done
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