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What do you think of this build? (First PC Build)

Hi Guys,

Below are the specs for my intended PC build. My primary purpose is to stream/game. What do you think of this? Since this is my first PC I'm ordering, I want to make sure there are no problems, .e.g the PSU being too small, motherboard not good enough etc. Thank you!

PC SPECS:

CASE: IN-WIN 101 Mid Tower High Air Flow Gaming Case w/ Tempered Glass Full Size Window (Black Colour)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Six Core OC 4.70 GHz 12MB Cache LGA1151 + UHD Graphics *** Extreme OC ***

GPU: MSI GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Video Card VR READY [+396] (Single Card)

CS_FAN: Default Case Fan

COOLING FAN: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator (For Ultra Silent/High Performance -- Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition High Static Pressure Fans, 1450rpm in Push-Pull Airflow *** Extreme OC *** [+12])

HDD: 500 GB Samsung 850 EVO SATA III Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+72] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 1TB Seagate SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 7200RPM Hard Drive (Single Hard Drive)

MEMORY: 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4/3200mhz Dual Channel Memory [+79] (Corsair Vengeance LPX w/Heat Spreader)

MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte Z370 HD3 INTEL Z370 Chipset, ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, USB 3.1, 1 x PCIe x16, 2 x PCIe x4, 3 x PCIe x1, 6 SATA3, 1 x M.2

POWERSUPPLY: 650 Watts Power Supplies [+51] (Corsair 650 Watts RMx Series RM650x 80 Plus Gold Gaming Power Supply)
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  1. How about the InWin 303? I suggest it over the 101 cuz the 101 has even worse airflow than the 303.
    Second, I'd get a better CPU cooler. The H60 is low end. Get a H80i or good aircooler.
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  2. envy14tpe said:
    How about the InWin 303? I suggest it over the 101 cuz the 101 has even worse airflow than the 303.
    Second, I'd get a better CPU cooler. The H60 is low end. Get a H80i or good aircooler.


    Hi envy, thanks for the suggestion. So instead, I've adjusted the CPU cooler to "Corsair Hydro Series H100i V2 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 240mm Radiator". This cooler is 240mm.

    If this cooler is OK, I need to find a case which matches this 240mm cooler, from this website I see a bunch of cases, but none of them are the InWin 303. I don't want to spend too much on the case, so a price similar to the InWin 101 would be ideal. Could you possibly help me out by suggesting which 240mm/240-280mm case to get from the list provided by this website?

    The website is: https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/system/Infinity-X88-Gaming-PC

    If you scroll down, you should see a list of cases that I can choose from.
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  3. Best answer
    The H100i is an excellent cooler.

    How about Corsair 460X?

    Did you consider buying parts separate and having a friend or store to assemble it for you? Saves money and allows you more freedom in part selection.

    What monitor are you planning on getting? I'd get a 1440p monitor, with 144Hz.
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  4. envy14tpe said:
    The H100i is an excellent cooler.

    How about Corsair 460X?

    Did you consider buying parts separate and having a friend or store to assemble it for you? Saves money and allows you more freedom in part selection.

    What monitor are you planning on getting? I'd get a 1440p monitor, with 144Hz.


    Awesome, thanks on this, the Corsair 460x looks pretty nice and is defo affordable, so I don't mind getting that.

    Unfortunately I don't have many friends that can help assemble this for me :S It would defo save me a lot of money/provide more freedom, but I would prefer a professional to do this for me, since these parts are quite expensive and they take full liability if anything wasn't fitted correctly etc haha.

    Right now im using a 1080p 60hz monitor, but will order a 144hz monitor very soon, just need to save a bit more for that. But yeah, there will be a brief period where I use this PC with a 60hz monitor before I get the 144hz.

    With regards to everything else, does it look OK to you? Especially the PSU, since I hear its very important that I get this right, is the one I chosen enough you reckon?
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  5. As for the case, look into how many fans come with it. The more the merrier. Good airflow helps to keep your PC smiling.

    If you are using 1080p 60Hz and moving to 144Hz, can I assume you are still choosing 1080p? The 1080ti is a beast of a GPU and it really shines at 1440p. Dell makes a really good 1440p 165Hz monitor. if you will stick with 1080p then consider getting the gtx 1080 instead of 1080ti. Save some money and direct it towards the monitor.

    That Corsair RMx line has been excellent. Lots of good reviews and it is high quality, so don't worry about it. And yes a good PSU is important.

    All in all you got an excellent build that will last you for many years. Although you might want to upgrade the GPU in 3yrs. Nice going...
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  6. envy14tpe said:
    As for the case, look into how many fans come with it. The more the merrier. Good airflow helps to keep your PC smiling.

    If you are using 1080p 60Hz and moving to 144Hz, can I assume you are still choosing 1080p? The 1080ti is a beast of a GPU and it really shines at 1440p. Dell makes a really good 1440p 165Hz monitor. if you will stick with 1080p then consider getting the gtx 1080 instead of 1080ti. Save some money and direct it towards the monitor.

    That Corsair RMx line has been excellent. Lots of good reviews and it is high quality, so don't worry about it. And yes a good PSU is important.

    All in all you got an excellent build that will last you for many years. Although you might want to upgrade the GPU in 3yrs. Nice going...


    Awesome man thank you so much.

    As for the fans, on the website I chose the option "default case fans", so I get the fans which come with the case. The below link shows the specifications for it, and says :
    Front: (x3) 120mm or (x2) 140mm
    Top: (x2) 120/140mm
    Rear: (x1) 120mm

    https://www.cyberpowersystem.co.uk/spec/getspec.aspx?n=CAS&g=1&sid=CAS&pid=CS_CRYSTAL&v=Corsair%20Crystal%20Series%C2%AE%20460X%20ATX%20Mid-Tower%20Gaming%20Case%20w%2F%20front%20%26%20Side%20tempered%20glass%20(non%20RGB)

    So all in all, 5/6 fans come with the case, which im guessing is more than enough. Thank you so much for your help, looks like im set on the PC ! :D
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  7. The specs you listed for case fans are what the case is capable of. However, it only comes with one front 140mm Red LED fan and a 120mm rear fan. That's ok for now, but you can always buy fans later once you know what color you want them. Then look into Corsair LED fans, or if you don't want LED there are tons of options.

    http://www.corsair.com/en-eu/crystal-series-460x-compact-atx-mid-tower-case
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