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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:31 am 
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Roach412 wrote:
I'm partial to the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 series of coolers. I have a 212+ right now on my rig and it's awesome. I intend on getting the EVO for my next build(not too dissimilar to the one you're putting together here). The stock cooler will be sufficient, but, if you're getting a xxxxK type processor you might as well get a better cooler so you can overclock it.

FWIW, I had my entire OS(win7/win10) and battlefield 4 installed on my main drive using a 128gb SSD. it wasn't the best scenario, but worked for what I needed at the time. I've since updated to having my OS alone on a 128gb, a secondary 128gb for overflow stuff and a 960gb refurb SSD(that I practically stole for the price) for my games library. works awesome, and I have TONS of space yet for games. You obviously don't need to go that big, but just stay in your budget - I'd highly recommend a 128gb for your primary partition, and then just add larger SSDs for your games storage, and traditional HDD's for any document, image or video storage. You get far more GB's per dollar using HDD, it's just not as blazing fast.
you'll not see a difference using 1 or 2 HDDs unless you RAID it.
Regular optical media will work on a burner-type drive.


I don't plan on overclocking. So the stock cooler should be fine?

So a 500GB SSD would be fine for the OS, AntiVirus, Video Drivers, etc. $$wise+storage HDD is for the rest.

Having to only buy a DVD+-RW burner will save me about $50 :)

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I'm sticking with Win10, but that's because I have enough to deal with with Linux, Unix and z/OS at work that I'd prefer it be simple and straight to the point on my gaming computer.


:? Well maybe I'll just go with Win10 for this build. I can always test out Linux on my old PC for a while.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:38 pm 
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BIGMAN131307 wrote:
I don't plan on overclocking. So the stock cooler should be fine?

generally speaking here, intel coolers are generally pretty adequate. as long as your case has some airflow it'll be enough to keep it within temp thresholds no problem.
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So a 500GB SSD would be fine for the OS, AntiVirus, Video Drivers, etc. $$wise+storage HDD is for the rest.

windows 10 only uses (as a cut-down minimalist version) about 15gb - plan for 20-25gb for hibernation files and backup/update space...so, in reality you don't need much more than a 64gb SSD for the OS drive - even if you include all those other "core" software related to the execution of the OS(like drivers, AV, etc.) SSD's are getting pretty cheap for larger capacities - so I wouldn't necessarily recommend skimping. a 128gb is more than enough. but, if gaming I would highly recommend putting your game files(steam library, origin install points, etc.) on an SSD.

BIGMAN131307 wrote:
Well maybe I'll just go with Win10 for this build. I can always test out Linux on my old PC for a while.

that's how I would approach it if you're new to the Linux world. take some older hardware and see what you can get out of it, and whether it accomplishes your needs or not.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:18 am 
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:thumbs: Well I placed my order. This is what I settled on.

PC Case & Case Fans:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811353098
DIYPC J180-W White SPCC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... gnorebbr=1
Corsair Air Series AF120 LED 120mm Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan Twin Pack - Blue (CO-9050016-BLED)

PS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... gnorebbr=1
CORSAIR RMx Series RM850X 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply

MOBO/CPU/Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157636
ASRock Z170 Pro4S LGA 1151 Intel Z170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819117561
Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820233831
CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Desktop Memory Model CMK16GX4M2A2133C13

Videocard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 1UH50R1816
MSI GeForce GTX 1060 DirectX 12 GTX 1060 ARMOR 6G OCV1 6GB 192-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready ATX Video Card

SSD/HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820147373
SAMSUNG 850 EVO 2.5" 500GB SATA III 3-D Vertical Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-75E500B/AM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822178338
Seagate Desktop HDD ST4000DM000 4TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

ODD & OS:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 70F4T50831
Samsung Internal SATA 24x DVD CD +/-RW DL Disc Burner Re-Writer Drive - OEM Bulk
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6832416892
Windows 10 Home - 64-bit - OEM


:D Thx for the help guys! :D Now the fun begins. I can pace [ ()> ()> ()> ()> <() <() <() ()> ()> ()> ()> ] :lol: the floor waiting for the delivery guys.


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I think you will be very happy with that... :D

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that should provide plenty of future-proofing for 1080p gaming for at least 2-3 years I would guess. at that time a re-upgrade on your GPU to something mid-tier(current for that time) would probably get you another 1-2 years out of it before running into CPU bottlenecking.

for reference, my build in my signature is pretty old in general - and my major bottleneck now is the 660ti(which I'm waiting for my cyber Monday 1070 purchase to arrive!). that goes to show you how long some of the core components can last with todays games. even with VR the i5 should suffice for some time...and you can always(relatively cheaply) double your system memory if there were ever a future need for it.

if you spent another 300-400 dollars on your machine in the next 3-5 years I would be a little surprised, mostly because I don't think you'd really need to.

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:o I goofed, the CPU doesn't come with a stock fan.

Intel Core i5-6600K 6M Skylake Quad-Core 3.5 GHz LGA 1151 91W BX80662I56600K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 530
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819117561

So I need to get one now. Would this be a good match for me? Or would something else be a better fit? I'm not planning on OCing.

Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835103099

Or any of these?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... 0601116096


I think I need some fresh Arctic Silver. I do have tube, that's ten - thirteen years old.
Which should I go with?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi ... isNodeId=1



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2016 10:35 am 
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Unless that specific Cooler Master unit you noted has support braces to mount through the motherboard, not the best. Too much unsupported weight, may need bracing to the case to keep it secured. One of the other coolers you noted would be more appropriate, mounting through the motherboard. Go with a ball-bearing model, mid-priced or better. Have used Dynatron K987s on two systems for more than 3 years.. no problems, just the 'annual' dusting out.
Best type would be a copper core, absorbs heat quickly, radial fins for even heat dispersion.

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Cooler master looks good.. Bear in mind though, if it hasen't got the plastic push pin system, you are going to have to remove the motherboard (if you have fitted it) to stick a base plate to screw the tensioners of the heatsink to..

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[quote="icing,]Cooler master looks good.. Bear in mind though, if it hasen't got the plastic push pin system, you are going to have to remove the motherboard (if you have fitted it) to stick a base plate to screw the tensioners of the heatsink to..[/quote]

Which Cooler master would be a better match?

212 Plus
212 EVO
212 LED
212 X
212 X Dual Fan
T2
TX3
T4
D92
Hyper 612 ver.2

I'm not ocing. I just need a new reliable fan cooler.

Should I get some mor Arctic Silver, which? Or is my old tube (10-13yrs old) still good?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:39 am 
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The 212 Evo... Artic Silver should not go off, if you stick it on and it has solidified, wipe it off and use the stuff that comes with the new heatsink and fan..

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