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    • OS: Windows 10
    Need help picking parts
    « on: October 10, 2017, 09:51:13 PM »
    Hello all!

    I am building a new computer and I haven't really been keeping up with the new hardware since I built my current one about 5 years ago. The three main things I am worried about with this computer is that is a bit more future-proof, I don't have any parts that bottleneck or are overkill, and that it is relatively quiet. Here is my current (very rough) draft of parts:

    CPU - Intel Core i5 7600k
    CPU Cooler - CM Hyper 212 EVO
    Motherboard - MSI Z720-A Pro LGA 1151
    RAM - Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-300
    GPU - Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB
    Power Supply - Seasonic EVO Edition 620W

    Here is a link to the list : https://pcpartpicker.com/list/DpdtvV

    Things to note:

    -I only really play games and don't do any editing or things like that
    -I play at 1080p max, definitely not 4K and I just learned that 1440p is a thing
    -I have a hdd on this computer that I would like to keep, I'm just really confused on if I would need to buy windows 10 again in order to put it on an ssd and then delete it off of this hdd...?
    -I have no idea what to do about the case, motherboard, or power supply because there are just so many out there
    -I kinda want it to all look nice and cohesive with colors and all that but I don't need anything with flashing RBG lights or remote-control nonsense
    -How big would the ssd have to be if I just wanted it to be the OS and maybe a few games?

    In conclusion, the amount of parts to pick from is really starting to get to me. I am by no means an expert at this but I do have a general understanding of what each part does and what the numbers mean. I am not too worried about the price as long as it stays around $1300ish. One thing I very much regret is that, while building the computer I have now, I bought what I could using the money I had available and didn't wait until I could buy what I really wanted. Any help is very much appreciated and if you see any blaring problems with my draft, please don't be mad!   :'(

    Thanks so much!



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    Re: Need help picking parts
    « Reply #1 on: October 14, 2017, 03:47:53 AM »
    Why not use an i5 8600K and a Z370 motherboard? You will have 2 more cores and more performance.