I'm building my first computer this week and i want to know if anyone had any tips to help make everything go smoother or if there's anything I missed.
GFX=EVGA GeForce GTX 950 2GB GDDR5
Power supply=EVGA Nex650G 650watt
CPU Cooler=Corsair h80i v2
Tower=In Win 303 White SECC Steel/Tempered Glass Case ATX Mid Tower, Dual
CPU=Intel Core i7-6700K 8M Skylake Quad-Core 4.0 GHz LG
Ram=G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4
The case is fine. I actually quite like it, but I was assuming the budget is a concern in which case I'd rather spend a little less on the case and a bit more on the CPU and storage. For example, the Corsair 100R is $20 cheaper and it's still a fantastic case. Also, I'd highly recommend a SSD if you could swing that in your budget. The Crucial MX300 275GB can be had for just $70, which I think would fit your build well. Later on if you find yourself running out of storage, you can always add a HDD or upgrade to an even bigger SSD. To save on budget you can also downgrade the PSU to something like this EVGA 600w 80+ Bronze. The RX470 is very power efficient, so you won't need a whole lot of power.
That setup should run games pretty well. I'd personally swap out the case, PSU, and mobo for a less expensive one and either upgrade to an i5 or go with a SSD. What type of games are you looking at playing?
how well will these specs run pc games?
cpu - i3 6100
motherboard - msi z170-a pro atx
memory - corsair vengence lpx (2 x 4 gb) ddr4
power supply - evga 650w gq
case - phanteks p400
gpu - rx 470 xfx
Hdd - 1tb western digital blue
Or is there something better for a similar price? Thanks.
For this one, mount the PSU with the fan facing the mesh at the bottom. The fan is designed to draw air in, so you want fresh air from below your case to go into the PSU to cool it. Unless you have some sort of obstruction at the bottom blocking the port, the cool air from below the case will be better than the hot air inside the case.
For this one since there's no top ventilation, you don't have much of a choice but to have the PSU face whichever direction has access to air which in this case it'll have to point towards the motherboard.
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I was wondering if you would be able to assist me please.
I have two Crosair power supplies and need advice on fitting them.
The first one is a CS560M power supply going into a Crosair Carbide case. I added fans to the case so now it has: two fans on the top, two on the front and one on the rear. The case has a bottom mount for the PSU fitting, and at the bottom of where it goes is a small mesh filter. My question is should I fit the PSU with the fan pointing upwards (towards the MB) or downwards (towards the mesh?)
The second case is a mates old NZXT case with a top mount for the PSU. The case has no top vents, only front, side and back vents where he has fitted fans. His old PSU is rubbish so I ordered him a Crosair VS450 to replace it. As the old PSU didn’t have a fan, and so in a similar manner I am stuck as to whether to fit this PSU in this NZXT case with the fan pointing downwards (towards the MB) or with the fan pointing upwards (towards the top of the case?)
I hope this is all clear and you will be able to assist me.
I look forward to hearing from you over the next few days.
Hey Jon, I'd recommend checking out our recommended high end workstation build to get started.
For graphics I'd suggest picking up either the Quadro M2000 or Quadro M4000 depending on how much is leftover in your budget.
Im looking for a new computer rig that can handle 2d and 3d cgi. Basically to use on high performance the following programs: Zbrush, 3ds max, photoshop, clarisse ifx, keyshot etc. high polygon count modeling and rendering.
and then im interested in another rig for movie editing, coloring etc . Programs used like adobe premiere and adobe after effects etc.
budget wise im thinking 2000-3000$ budget, each.
Would love to hear some of your opinions! i admit im not quite a techhead when it comes to pc building.