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Old 11-09-2017, 08:43 PM   #1
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PC: Good to go?

Gaming PC.

Mobo+CPU: R5 1600 + Asus B350 Prime Plus
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 1080 Windforce OC 8gb
Case: Xigmatek Frontliner
PSU: Xigmatek Tauro G 650w
SSD: Samsung evo850 500gb
Ram: 1x8gb 3000mhz Corsair Vengeance LPX ddr4

Recommendations welcome!

Case prefer with 2 front usb3 and <$80.
PSU prefer 550~650w and <$100.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:45 PM   #2
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If budget is not a problem would suggest you get a better chassis then the tecware f3. Tons of good chassis and nice looking ones with tons of features and good air flow cooling available on the market. PSU looks ok if on a budget else get something a little better.
Processor
Intel Core i3 4160 Haswell @ 3.6Ghz
Mainboard
Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2
Graphics Card
PowerColor R9 270 2GB GDDR5 OC
Memory
Kingston DDR3 Ram 8Gb 1600Mhz CL11 in Single Channel Mode
Display
27" inch Dell SE2717H LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p / 32 inch Panasonic Lcd tv
Storage
PNY CS1311 240Gb SSD / 1TB WD Cavier Green
Casing
Corsair Carbide 300R With Side Window
PSU
FSP Aurum S 550W 80 Plus Gold
Audio
Swans M10 \ ATH M50 \ ATH AD500 \ Superlux HD668b \ Go Vibe mini box amplifier
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Windows 10 Professional 64bit

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:48 PM   #3
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Any recommendations?

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:51 PM   #4
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I assume you are going to add another 8gb ram in the future?
Processor
Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Mainboard
MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard
Graphics Card
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080Ti 11GB FTW3 Gaming
Memory
G.Skill Trident RGB Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory
Display
Dell Ultrasharp U2717D 27" 2560 x 1440p monitor
Storage
2 x Sandisk Ultra II 480GB SSD // Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal HDD
Casing
NZXT Manta
PSU
Corsair RM650x Fully Modular PSU
OS
Windows 10 Home Edition (64 bit)

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:56 PM   #5
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I read online that 16gb not really needed for gaming leh.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...you-think/amp/

Should I go 16gb?

Games Im hoping to play is:
PUBG
Monster Hunter World
L4D 3
Overwatch
Lost Ark

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Old 11-09-2017, 08:56 PM   #6
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Maybe at least get something like the Phanteks Eclipse P400, or the define R5?
Over your budget but suggest to spend abit more for those as a good chassis can be use for a long time and also provides you with lots of features compatible with lots of motherboard sizes, beautiful looking and aesthetics looking etc. Good airflow keep your components cool and prolong your hardware lifespan etc. Easy to build as well etc.

PSU maybe a aurum gold psu? 8gb ram enough for now not enough can always add another 8gb stick to make it 16gb.
Processor
Intel Core i3 4160 Haswell @ 3.6Ghz
Mainboard
Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2
Graphics Card
PowerColor R9 270 2GB GDDR5 OC
Memory
Kingston DDR3 Ram 8Gb 1600Mhz CL11 in Single Channel Mode
Display
27" inch Dell SE2717H LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p / 32 inch Panasonic Lcd tv
Storage
PNY CS1311 240Gb SSD / 1TB WD Cavier Green
Casing
Corsair Carbide 300R With Side Window
PSU
FSP Aurum S 550W 80 Plus Gold
Audio
Swans M10 \ ATH M50 \ ATH AD500 \ Superlux HD668b \ Go Vibe mini box amplifier
OS
Windows 10 Professional 64bit

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:01 PM   #7
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I read online that 16gb not really needed for gaming leh.

https://www.digitaltrends.com/comput...you-think/amp/

Should I go 16gb?

Games Im hoping to play is:
PUBG
Monster Hunter World
L4D 3
Overwatch
Lost Ark
you are right. But in future hard to say
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:09 PM   #8
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Actually I not too into aesthetics la. As long as can use ok liao. I do think the F3 looks pretty decent though. It is really that bad?

I see afew shop brochure cant find that aurum brand leh.

Reasons I chose cheaper parts cuz I see some pros recommend to others before and initially I wanted to get 1070 but pricing not worth it so I bought 1080 and that made finance minister abit aggro.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:13 PM   #9
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you are right. But in future hard to say
Actually for ram I bought the 2x8gb bundle la. But I making 2 comp so 1 comp each. When the time comes to 16gb ram sweet spot then I remove from one and put in the other lo.
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:14 PM   #10
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Actually I not too into aesthetics la. As long as can use ok liao. I do think the F3 looks pretty decent though. It is really that bad?

I see afew shop brochure cant find that aurum brand leh.

Reasons I chose cheaper parts cuz I see some pros recommend to others before and initially I wanted to get 1070 but pricing not worth it so I bought 1080 and that made finance minister abit aggro.
Not saying the tecware t3 is bad just suggesting that if you can spare the extra cash is worth it to get a better chassis but if budget is tight then t3 should be fine I guess. Coz if can is worth to spend abit more on chassis because chassis can be reuse for a long long time when you upgrade your parts can reuse also. Then again if budget is a problem then i guess it should be fine. Usually tecware f3 is only recommended for tight budget builds where majority of the budget goes into parts then the left over budget have to skim on a cheap chassis.

Reason the t3 is recommended is because they have to keep it to a certain budget so they use the t3 then the most of the budget goes into the other expensive hardware parts.

Also your parts quite expensive and good but only the psu and chassis is a low budget one hence suggest you go with better ones to match your expensive parts but up to you la if you on tight budget stick your the t3 and hexa psu ba.

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Processor
Intel Core i3 4160 Haswell @ 3.6Ghz
Mainboard
Gigabyte GA-H81M-DS2
Graphics Card
PowerColor R9 270 2GB GDDR5 OC
Memory
Kingston DDR3 Ram 8Gb 1600Mhz CL11 in Single Channel Mode
Display
27" inch Dell SE2717H LCD Monitor Full HD 1080p / 32 inch Panasonic Lcd tv
Storage
PNY CS1311 240Gb SSD / 1TB WD Cavier Green
Casing
Corsair Carbide 300R With Side Window
PSU
FSP Aurum S 550W 80 Plus Gold
Audio
Swans M10 \ ATH M50 \ ATH AD500 \ Superlux HD668b \ Go Vibe mini box amplifier
OS
Windows 10 Professional 64bit

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:18 PM   #11
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Noted with thanks! I dont need them to be good, I just need them not to be bad. Anyway, will take a look on thursday when I go buy and assemble.

Reusability I think nt an issue. After X years I always donate my comp to children who needs it but cant afford. So super unlikely I will reuse.

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Old 11-09-2017, 09:28 PM   #12
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Would recommend u get another PSU with better wattage and ratings as a gtx 1080 alone can hit 200++ W during intensive usage scenarios. Assuming you are gonna overclock your r5 1600, u will also hit 200+W in high load scenarios. Accounting for the rest of other misc parts like HDD or SSD, u might hit around 450w which would be abit too close for comfort as FSP Hexas arent exactly known for delivering clean power. In this case, i would recommend that you dont cut it so close and choose a better PSU instead.

Would recommend at least a Seasonic M12-II 620w or a Leadex superflower 650w silver
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:45 PM   #13
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Noted will change my PSU.

I saw a shop have this promo

Xigmatek Frontliner Casing + Xigmatek Tauro Gold 650w for $159. Good?

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Old 11-09-2017, 10:54 PM   #14
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EVGA B700 $109 or Superflower Leadex Silver 650W $129
Tecware Edge TG $75 or Cooler Master Masterbox Lite 5 RGB (4 fans included) $109 damn worth

Spend a bit more for value product rather than focus solely on cheap.

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Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 w/ Wraith Spire LED (3.60GHz @ 1.25V)
Mainboard
Asus Strix X370-F Gaming (BIOS v0809)
Graphics Card
Asus Strix GTX 1080 OC Edition (OC-ed to 2.0GHz)
Memory
G.Skill Trident Z RGB 3600MHz C16 (3200MHz @ C14) 16GB Kit (2x8GB)
Display
Aftershock Prism+ Z270 (1440p, 60Hz, 5ms GTG, VA Panel)
Storage
Crucial MX300 750GB
Casing
NZXT S340 Elite Matte White
PSU
EVGA G3 750W
Audio
Creative GigaWorks T20 Series II
OS
Windows 10 Home 64-bit

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Old 12-09-2017, 12:52 PM   #15
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Noted will change my PSU.

I saw a shop have this promo

Xigmatek Frontliner Casing + Xigmatek Tauro Gold 650w for $159. Good?
Im not sure of xigmatek other than the fact that they are a german brand so i cant advise, sorry. Best if you try to find reviews online at reputable PSU reviews sites like jonnyguru. But based on the paper specs of the Tauro, it would seem like its a value buy
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