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1st PC build need some sugestions.

Im going to build my first pc so i need some help with what components to buy. I already looked some of the components and i maybe if they are good in combonation to use them. Build is mainly focused on gaming, but it will may end up being for my studies (programing) too.

Cooling: I dount know about liquid cooling much, so i was thinging about air cooling.
Storage: I dount know wich ones are good, but i would like to have 1 SSD and one HDD (HDD is for main storage and SSD for games and os maybe.)
Graphics card: I would like to use nvidia geforce gtx 980 ti.
CPU: Maybe one of the 6th generation intel i5.
Motherboard: I know its really important, but there are so many of them and i dount know which are good.
Cases: I doynt know how to choose one. Whats the most important thing on them.
Memory (RAM): I would like it to be from 8-16, and what kind to put in or are they all the same?
Power supply: this thing is the last i gues when all the parts are picked, but any sugestions how powerful they should be?

I dount know if i missed if i did please tell me and thank you for reading and the help.
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    There's a lot of unanswered questions before anyone can properly advise you...starting with your budget and PC purpose (I'm guessing gaming)

    Why 980ti, when the pascal 1080 will be released any day now?

    CPU...to overclock, or not to overclock, that is the question...

    Color scheme?

    Case...it's all about airflow and cooling, and what size mini, midtower, full tower??? Front panel USB 3.0? Optical drive bays in front?

    How much storage capacity?

    PSU, from the Tier 1 or Tier 2 list and powerful enough to run all of your components, maybe with a little reserve if you intend to add a second GPU, more case fans, case lights, overclock...anything that draws more power.

    All that said, here's a suggested build:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($233.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($34.50)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Micro Center)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($34.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($63.45 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive ($89.88 @ OutletPC)
    Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case ($70.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($87.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($18.89 @ OutletPC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($83.89 @ OutletPC)
    Other: GeForce GTX 1080 ($600.00)
    Total: $1458.53
  2. Agree that we really need a budget.
  3. Garilia said:

    Color scheme?

    Case...it's all about airflow and cooling, and what size mini, midtower, full tower??? Front panel USB 3.0? Optical drive bays in front?


    I would add weight to that list as well. A good number of my clients are willing to pay a little more for an aluminum case because of that.
  4. logainofhades said:
    Agree that we really need a budget.


    Since the OP named a 980ti, I figured $1,500. But that was reading between the lines for sure.
  5. trifler said:
    Garilia said:

    Color scheme?

    Case...it's all about airflow and cooling, and what size mini, midtower, full tower??? Front panel USB 3.0? Optical drive bays in front?


    I would add weight to that list as well. A good number of my clients are willing to pay a little more for an aluminum case because of that.


    Good point. I'm not a professional, so I don't have any clients coming to see me. I'm not a LAN gamer taking my case to parties, so I'm not a weight wienie. Even on my road bike, I figure the best way for my bike to ride faster is for me to lose 50 pounds, rather than shave off 6 oz on my derailleur. ;) So I tend not to think of case weight. I am a bit of a weight wienie when it comes to backpacking, but again, it's more about me shedding some body weight. :D
  6. Hello again sorry for the inconvenience. I dont really know how corectly to whrite this (first time) really sorry for this.

    Talking about the price its about: i dount know exat amout in dollars, but in euros it would be about from 1300€ to 1500€ (dollars i gues its about from 1450$ to 1700$ if i lm not mistaken)

    The location where i live is in the Baltic States if you know where it is.

    Talking about the overclocking. I really dount know about it much so sorry about it. If i reacal it boosts the performance. And still its nothing i gues.

    About the cases i dount know how they are different so thats a hard one. Plus i really dont cear how it looks it just has to be eficent.

    About 980 ti and pascal 1080 i dount know the differences. Theres still a lot i have to learn.

    Thank you for the sugesten build i still just looking for parts so im not in a rush to buy it so i will wait for that pascal if its that good and sorry abou not whriting this proerly (i looked at how to whrite) im whriting this on the phone so its a bit hard. I will be waiting for more advise further if you guys will be wiling to help.
  7. Read this and post back. This will help us help you.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/353572-31-build-upgrade-advice
  8. I hope i did it right now.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2-3 months.
    Budget Range: 1300€-1600€ about 1450$-1800$ Before Rebates; After Shipping.
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, studies, surfing the internet, watching movies.
    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers.
    Are you buying a monitor: Yes (have one (1680x1050), but i want to buy second one))
    Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Its required for new pc? Right?)
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Dont have ones.
    Location: Lithuania, Baltic States.
    Parts Preferences: I would like to have Intel CPU and GPU Nvidia Geforce.
    Overclocking: Maybe (preferably Yes).
    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (SLI)
    Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC (if possible).
    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading/Buying: Need a new PC old one is to old (not worthy to be upgraded).
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Components:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (suggested by Garilia).
    GPU: GeForce GTX 980 Ti or to wait for GeForce GTX 1080 (suggested by Garilia).
    CPU Cooler: Not yet decided. (air cooling).
    Motherboard: Not yet decided.
    Memory: Not yet decided (8-16GB)
    Storage SSD: Not yet decided (preferably 250GB-500GB. For games (if it makes sense) and OS)
    Storage HDD: Not yet decided (1t-2t Hybrid).
    Case: Not yet decided. (Preferably simple design, but efficient, because i dont know how to choose one.)
    Power Supply: Not yet decided.
    Optical Drive: Not yet decided (I mainly use Steam so nothing super special, simple, but efficient.)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home or Pro.
  9. TomG1n said:
    I hope i did it right now.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2-3 months.
    Budget Range: 1300€-1600€ about 1450$-1800$ Before Rebates; After Shipping.
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, studies, surfing the internet, watching movies.
    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers.
    Are you buying a monitor: Yes (have one (1680x1050), but i want to buy second one))
    Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Its required for new pc? Right?)
    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Dont have ones.
    Location: Lithuania, Baltic States.
    Parts Preferences: I would like to have Intel CPU and GPU Nvidia Geforce.
    Overclocking: Maybe (preferably Yes).
    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (SLI)
    Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC (if possible).
    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading/Buying: Need a new PC old one is to old (not worthy to be upgraded).
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Components:
    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (suggested by Garilia).
    GPU: GeForce GTX 980 Ti or to wait for GeForce GTX 1080 (suggested by Garilia).
    CPU Cooler: Not yet decided. (air cooling).
    Motherboard: Not yet decided.
    Memory: Not yet decided (8-16GB)
    Storage SSD: Not yet decided (preferably 250GB-500GB. For games (if it makes sense) and OS)
    Storage HDD: Not yet decided (1t-2t Hybrid).
    Case: Not yet decided. (Preferably simple design, but efficient, because i dont know how to choose one.)
    Power Supply: Not yet decided.
    Optical Drive: Not yet decided (I mainly use Steam so nothing super special, simple, but efficient.)
    Operating System: Windows 10 Home or Pro.


    If you look at the build I put up,the Cryorig H7 is air cooling. If you can't find that through your sources, try to find the .Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo

    In fact, the original build I suggested checks all of your specs. If you don't like the Gigabyte Z170 board I suggested, look for ASRock or Asus motherboards. That motherboard (the Gigabyte) is capable of 2-way SLI. This is an Intel/Nvidia build.

    I put in a 256 gb SSD, and a 2TB Hybrid.

    Instead of an internal optical drive, you could get an external one that plugs through USB, and use it on multiple computers. You are right that optical drives hardly get used any more. Except on the occasion when you really need it.

    The Phanteks case is really good. Fractal Design also makes really nice and simple cases. The only thing I didn't add was a monitor. I stayed on the low end of your budget, hit all your marks, the money saved can be spent on a second monitor.
  10. Best answer
    Here is a build, in Euro. Just swap the 980ti, for a 1080. I just have it in there to help insure case clearances.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor (€235.88 @ Mindfactory)
    CPU Cooler: RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (€32.31 @ Mindfactory)
    Motherboard: MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard (€127.73 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Memory: G.Skill Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory (€63.21 @ Mindfactory)
    Storage: Sandisk Z400s 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (€69.23 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Storage: Seagate 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Hybrid Internal Hard Drive (€98.68 @ Mindfactory)
    Video Card: KFA2 GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Hall of Fame 8 Pack Approved Edition Video Card (€607.89 @ Mindfactory)
    Case: Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case (€61.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (€96.89 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) (€99.78 @ Mindfactory)
    Total: €1493.49
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-20 15:08 CEST+0200
  11. Ok i checked both of the builds and i have few questions:

    CPU Cooler:
    RAIJINTEK THEMIS 65.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler
    CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
    They have some similarities, but they are different in noise level and fan rpm.
    Power Supply:
    SeaSonic 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply
    or
    EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply
    whats the difference between these two?
    Motherboard:
    MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    or
    Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
    From what i looked i guess the MSI one is better?
  12. CPU Cooler
    Don't know about the Raijintek one. But Cryorig H7 one is better than 212 evo, evo is one of the best and most purchased air cooler.

    Power Supply
    Simply put the EVGA G2 is better quality power supply than the seasonic one listed here (G650). The G2 outputs clearer and more stable power than the other. G2 is the best power supply for the money right now. Comes with 10 years of warranty.

    Motherboard
    I always prefer Gigabyte for motherboard. Always. It's my personal preference though. Still here the MSI has some more feature than the gigabyte one, which i am 99% sure you would not use.
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