PC Build - Suggestions

jasonlogical

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Hello all,

I am building a computer using these things:

EVGA SuperNOVA 750 G2 80+ GOLD, 750W ECO Mode Fully Modular NVIDIA SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply 220-G2-0750-XR

LG WH16NS40 16X Blu-ray BD/BDXL/MD M-DISC Burner Drive 3D Playback + Sata Cable Kit
Seagate 2TB Desktop Gaming SSHD(Solid State Hybrid Drive) SATA 6Gb/s 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive

Kingston HyperX FURY Black 32GB Kit (4x8GB) 2666MHz DDR4 Non-ECC CL15 DIMM Intel XMP Desktop Memory (HX426C15FBK4/32)

Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-ALPHA Mid-Tower Gaming Case

Gigabyte LGA1151 Intel Z170 2-Way SLI ATX DDR4 Motherboards GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

Intel Boxed Core I7-6700K 4.00 GHz 8M Processor Cache 4 LGA 1151 BX80662I76700K

Do you have any suggestions on what else I would need? I wasn't sure if I would need a heatsink. I don't plan on overclocking. Any suggestions based on your experience?

Thanks for your time
 
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Yes you need a cooler for the CPU. If you don't plan on overclocking you can go with a H170 motherboard and the i7-6700 CPU. For that case a Hyper T4 Cooler would fit fine. The Blu-ray drive wont go in that case, there is no optical drive bays. You can get an external one instead.You should go with two stick of RAM instead of four.
 
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Yes you need a cooler for the CPU. If you don't plan on overclocking you can go with a H170 motherboard and the i7-6700 CPU. For that case a Hyper T4 Cooler would fit fine. The Blu-ray drive wont go in that case, there is no optical drive bays. You can get an external one instead.You should go with two stick of RAM instead of four.
 

jasonlogical

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May 30, 2016
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Thank you Pawacorn. I didn't realize the case didn't have an optical drive bay. I will probably change it to an external. Thank you for the motherboard/processor suggestion. I will look into that.

Is there any reason why I should go with 2 sticks of RAM instead of 4?

BadActor, I plan on using this PC for programming, watching movies, basic gaming (nothing that would require a dedicated video card), working with spreadsheets and databases, remoting into servers, and other basic things.

Thank you
 

BadActor

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I think you could accomplish what you want to do for substantially less money. Your paying a huge premium for the little extra performance you would see over using a locked processor, less expensive motherboard, PSU, etc.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.89 @ OutletPC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170-HD3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($97.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($47.49 @ OutletPC)
Case: Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case ($53.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG WH16NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($54.88 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan ($17.48 @ OutletPC)
Total: $1083.67
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-30 19:37 EDT-0400
 
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Upgrading in the future with four sticks means you have to sell off the whole kit rather than throwing in two more sticks. H170/Z170 is dual channel so using four sticks won't make it any faster. Also by going with two sticks it is slightly less power use. A hyper T4 Cooler is what I recommend for the i7-6700. It's better than the stock cooler and doesn't cost much. So I re-did your build so you can use an internal Blu-Ray drive. This case also comes with three fans. I added a couple more more for the top of the case.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($297.89 @ OutletPC)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper T4 70.0 CFM Rifle Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($76.98 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston FURY 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($117.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Sandisk SSD PLUS 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($112.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($53.50 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($61.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($45.85 @ OutletPC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Case Fan: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition (2-Pack) 62.7 CFM 120mm Fans ($21.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $957.15
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-30 20:03 EDT-0400

Note: if the motherboard doesn't have the video output port you need (it has a DVI-D port), I can suggest a different model.
 

jasonlogical

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Hi BadActor and Pawacorn,

Thank you so much for your input. It really makes things easier to get input from experts about this.

Pawacorn,

I NEED at least 1 HDMI out. Preferably 2.

Would you be willing to give me a couple suggestions for motherboards with 1 or 2 HDMI outs?

Thanks so much
 
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You're welcome.
Here's a couple with one HDMI port:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157639
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813132575

With 2 HDMI ports the motherboard price jumps to the $200 range. Probably not worth it, if you really want 2 HDMI ports, you may as well buy a graphics card like this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125824
 

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