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#381 Outlaw213

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 04:24 PM

Opinions on CPU cooler. The 2 Ive looked at getting are:

Deepcool GamMAXX GT
https://www.pricespy...t.php?p=4475823
 
 
Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML120L RGB
https://www.pricespy...t.php?p=4523422
 
Now obviously one is air and the other liquid. Both will do the job, Its be on an i7 8700k, I'm just looking at something that will be good at running at stock for now. I might  upgrade the cooler in a few years while I decide to OC the CPU, but for now just ideas on  these and similarly priced CPU coolers, RGB is nice but if something similarly priced without RGB but offers alot better cooling then Ill definitely go for function over looks. Though those Noctua ones I dont think I can ever look in at that poo brown aesthetic they have going on , even if they are great lol.

 
If you're going with stock speed then maybe just go with air cooler for now, get something like the BeQuiet! Pure Rock - I maybe wrong but don't think DeepCool coolers do a good job of cooling. You can read up on BeQuiet! coolers if you like but they're one of the better options over DeepCool.
 
https://www.mightyap...e-rock/24534570
 
The Noctua ones are great but yeah the brown colour doesn't look that great, but you can always just use an RGB fan on the cooler lol the 120mm Cooler Master Liquid Cooler you've picked is also a good option.
 
 

The other question is on HDD. 
Going M.2 Ive read that gaming and gaming loading isnt or is barely affected by the M.2 speeds. So is it pointless getting a Samsung 960 Evo or Pro 500/512GB M.2?  Would I be better just getting a Samsung 960 Evo 250gb and use the saved $150+ on a secondary drive like a 500gb sata or larger 1/2TB IDE HDD?
I was reading people put just the OS and programs on the M.2, and put their games and media on their secondary (slower and higher capacity) SATA or IDE? 
 
If the latter is the case would a SATA or IDE be better in terms of games and music/video/photos? . (Next year I will connect a 4k TV to this rig to play games in 4k60 and play 4k movies through, so therefore would a high capacity IDE like a "Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM008 64MB 3TB" be ableto transfer the 4k data well and still have good endurance?


I don't think you can get IDE anymore, not that you'd want to anyway, don't think motherboards even have IDE slots anymore. U.2/M.2 is the better option but they do cost a bit more - I'm currently running my OS on a M.2 (128GB) for quick boot up etc, then my frequently used applications on a SATA SSD (250GB) and everything else on a SATA HDD (4TB).

 

So maybe go for a 250GB M.2 for OS and games and then put all your media on a large capacity SATA HDD like the Seagate Barracuda 3TB you mentioned.


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:50 PM

Sorry showing my age and how long its been since I put a PC together. Have always just called the large 3.5"drives... IDE lol I should know they are SATA.

 

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So is putting games on the M.2 worth while? Because I read the load times are minimallly improved. I guess if im only installing a few games at a time its no worries but Im just thinking about Morrowind and Skyrim with large texture mods etc and a few other large games on there all at once.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 09:05 AM

And in that case when talking about game installs and loading times etc, is there much difference from a SATA SSD vs a SATA 3.5" HDD?


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:29 PM

https://pricespy.co....4228958,4208943

 

If I can get a 1080Ti from inno3d for $1288 should I jump at it?  Or just pay the extra $250 for my desired Asus Strix? 

The card is the same of course, but its not overclocked and so running at lower core and boost clocks out of the box. It seems easy to overclock it to the same mark though from what I read (though only from one comment),. Its actually hard to even find any info on this brand and card tbh, no real reviews or comparisons , so its making the decision more tricky.


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Posted 15 February 2018 - 04:54 PM

The only thing I can find is that it runs a bit hotter than other aftermarket brands, but it does only have 2 fans against less surface area so that makes sence. You could overclock it manually, but I did see one post on reddit saying that MSI afterburner does not register the card, so they had to use something else. 

Gaming wise, I think they all overclock very similar, the difference is just in cooling and noise. 

But I cant find any decent reviews for it either. That is a nice price difference. 


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Posted Yesterday, 07:24 AM

Any recommendations on a SATA HDD? 

Any brand better than another?


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#387 argsy

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Posted Yesterday, 12:30 PM

https://www.lifewire...d-drives-833475

https://techguided.c...ng-hard-drives/

https://www.techrada...isk-drives-2016

 

So the consensus from Mr G.Oogle is Seagate Barracuda for value/storage/performance. Assuming you'll have games etc loading from SSD then speed isn't king anyway. 

 

This is going to be the most anticipated PC of 2018 - hurry up and build the F#&$(@N thing already!  :D


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Posted Yesterday, 09:28 PM

https://www.lifewire...d-drives-833475

https://techguided.c...ng-hard-drives/

https://www.techrada...isk-drives-2016

 

So the consensus from Mr G.Oogle is Seagate Barracuda for value/storage/performance. Assuming you'll have games etc loading from SSD then speed isn't king anyway. 

 

This is going to be the most anticipated PC of 2018 - hurry up and build the F#&$(@N thing already!  :D

 

Thanks for those links and advice Args.

Might go with the 2TB Firecuda hybrid.

Will get an M.2 256Gb for the OS and programs (maybe the most played game or long loading game), and chuck all the rest of games and media on the HDD , as its only going to affect loading time of games which doesnt worry me really, but if i do have a super long loading game Ill put it on the M.2.

Been umming and aghing about going to a 500gb M.2 but its a decent bump in cost, and the savings i got from that I decided to throw into a far better CPU cooler...

 

Nearly there mate, Bought the CPU a few weeks ago, Bought the RAM from the US today, and in negotiations with 2 PC component NZ companies for the rest of the build. So Ill have all the parts in the next few weeks all going well.


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Posted Today, 07:12 AM

No worries, I have no idea what I'm talking about so take my advice with a grain of salt! When you've finalised all your components etc I'd love to see a list of everything you have used in your build. 

 

Jordogg's looking forward to showing you around the PUBG maps - watch out though, he can be a bit of a loan wolf sometimes and could use some driving lessons. 


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Posted Today, 01:09 PM

I dunno if i will still be playing PC in 2025 though?
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