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    • Current system. * CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1100tBE. *MOBO - asus M5A97 EVO. *RAM - 8 gb corsair vengance DDR3. *GPU - Gtx 970. *SSd - Samsung 850 evo "I have a 2x1080p display right now but i will upgrade it soon" Its been serving me great for a long lime but i think its time to upgrade. Use for the system - 3D animation/modeling and gaming software i use - Maya/3DS max/Z brush/premiere pro/AfterEffects/few render engines That sort of stuff Country - INDIA *CPU - Ryzen R7 1700 *MOBO - ASROCk X370 taichi *GPU - Gtx 1070 or vega (What do you guys think) *PSU - corsair CS750M (already own) *ssd - Samsung 850 evo (Also Have) *RAM - 32 GB (2 X 16) I wanna clock it to 3200 mhz. (Now this is where i really need help due to ryzen performance increase with high ram speed  But it also has compatibility issues).
    • Newegg has a VERY, VERY good deal on a case and motherboard right now if you're looking for both. As a gift for purchasing the ASRock Z270M Pro4 motherboard, they're throwing in a Phanteks Eclipse P400 case which is a $69.99 value. The price for the entire combo is $114.99 + $5 rebate bringing the price down to $109.99. Shipping is free for ShopRunner, otherwise $3.99.  
    • Best Buy has a deal going on for $30 off the Western Digital Red NAS HDDs bringing the 4TB capacity drive down to $119.99. Shipping is free as is in store pickup. Check prices at Amazon here.  If you need a great NAS drive for your NAS unit, this is a good choice. 
    • Ebay has a Good deal on the Amcrest IP2M-841 1080P IP Cam for $64.90 + Free S&H. We used it in our Build a DIY Video Surveillance article. Great little cameras at a reasonable price. 
    • Quick deal alert. Amazon has a great deal on a Cooler Master Hyper 212 LED CPU Cooler if you guys are in need of a cheap, but very good CPU cooler. It's basically the Hyper 212 with a LED fan. Carries the same design as the tried and true Hyper 212. It's currently $24.99 - $5 using the promo code GDC20. Then there's a $5 rebate on top of that bringing the total down to $14.99. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime or if you spend $35 or more. 
    • Hmm... your build actually has some issues. The Intel Core i7-7700 CPU won't work with the X99 Gaming motherboard. They're on different platforms. You need a Z270 like the Z270 PRIME-A. An easy way to tell if they're compatible is by their sockets. X99 is LGA2011v3 and the Z270 boards are LGA 1151. That should put you under budget.  For the power supply, that one is fine. Super Flower makes some good stuff. Why two GTX 1060's? If you're buying a new system, always opt for a single more powerful card vs two. Gives you options down the road, less heat, and scaling isn't always 100% so your actual performance is never actually double what a single can do. Not to mention there's usually some driver issue that screws everything up. I'd only buy a second if it's actually the only option such as with the higher end stuff like a GTX Titan X. As for the cooler, that NH-D15 is great, but considering you're not getting a K series SKU, I'm assuming you're not planning on overclocking. If that's the case, you don't need something that powerful or that expensive. A Hyper 212 EVO will do the job just fine. 
    • Dear Comunity,  I am planning on building a Custom PC that I can use for 3D Rendering, Animation, Video editing and gaming to some extent (not a priority though). However I have never built a custom PC, which is why I don't know which components work best together. I am on a budget of maximum 1.500 Euros (1590 US Dollars). As well as this I am planning on keeping this build for the next 4-5 years, so that it isn't outdated in the next 2. At the moment the only component that I have bought is the tower, (Phanteks Eclipse P400),  CPU: Intel Core i7-7700 RAM: HyperX Fury Black 8GB DDR4 2133MHz (2x) Motherboard: ASUS ROG STRIX X99 GAMING PCU: Super Flower Leadex Gold 650W? I am not sure how to determine which is best. Graphic Card: GeForce GTX 1060. Two if possible CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D15. Again, I am not shure if there is a better solution for cooling, that keeps it on budget. If I add up all the components as listed above, (2x the gtx 1060, as well as 2x he RAM) it adds up to 1610 EU (1700 US Dollars). Which is over my budget. Could you help me in changing some components so that the budget fits? Thank you very much, Anton Rabanus
    • Yeah, I hear ya. Aside from the bandwidth, something a bit more powerful gives you some options for other things as well like a IPS as well as an upgrade path. I figured size would be an issue with the ProLiant as well.  Any reason why you went with a mATX platform case/mobo? Figure mITX would probably save you some space over mATX if you're looking for something small. You could get something like a Silverstone ML05B for pretty cheap. Toss in a mITX board. Still have room for a PCIe NIC or you could invest in a board with multiple Ethernet ports like the Gigabyte H97N mITX
    • 890 Mbps is not bad, but 940 Mbps is better. That said, I could live with 890 Mbps if it was consistently 890 Mbps. Nearly always, whenever the blurb on some item says "up to 890 Mbps" the disclaimer is "up to" ,and basically means you may get that on a good day, but don't count on it. The problem with the HP ProLiant is the size. Already have a space-hog (Cooler Master CM Storm Trooper) for my PC. Having another for my router is too much. My goal was to have a DIY router near the size of a brand-name one. The one I'm doing is about twice the size of a store bought one, so I failed with that, but the size is tolerable.
    • Since reviews aren't out, I can't say for sure whether the 1800x or 1700x is the way to go. The 1800X is supposedly a more overclockable chip than the 1700X, so if you're looking for maximum overclocks, then I'd probably go that route otherwise, I think the bang for the buck chip for AMD's initial launch will definitely be that 1700X. As for mobos with multiple M.2, generally you aren't likely to find motherboards that feature more than 1 M.2 slot, even on the Intel side. I know Gigabyte came out with one that has like 3x M.2 slots a while back, but that's probably the one board they made just to test the market. You'll probably do better with just a board with a lot of PCIe slots then just putting multiple M.2 expansion cards in to get what you need. I'm sure someone will develop a dual or quad M.2 expansion card with some PLX switches or something in it down the line as M.2 becomes more popular. They currently exist in the enterprise, but haven't trickled its way down yet. What are you trying to do with all those M.2 960's anyhow? Just curious. If it's capacity, Samsung has 2TB Samsung 960 PROs out.  As for Optane, yes so far that's a Intel only feature and it's not even compatible with most Intel stuff. Either way, if you get a Samsung 960 PRO, I highly doubt a 3D XPoint caching solution will be much faster. Never had much faith in caching when it comes to these things. Go full solid state or don't. Go full 3D XPoint or don't. That said, I haven't seen any performance demos or anything for Optane, so that's just my 2c.  https://www.custompcreview.com/news/intel-optane-limited-kaby-lake-7th-gen-intel-core-processors/38396/