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    Please check my build before i order it.

    Its the first time im building my own desktop. Please check my build. If you could improve it in any way please do so. My budget is 1600 GBP, live in UK. 1080p Resolution. Need peripherals. Nothing to be reused. no need for os.

    [PCPartPicker part list](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BvZp2R) / [Price breakdown by merchant](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/BvZp2R/by_merchant/)

    Type|Item|Price
    :----|:----|:----
    **CPU** | [Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/t...bx80662i76700k) | £296.90 @ Amazon UK
    **CPU Cooler** | [Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/g...ler-phtc12dxbk) | £51.52 @ More Computers
    **Thermal Compound** | [Zalman ZM-STG2 3.5g Thermal Paste](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/8...l-paste-zmstg2) | £5.54 @ Amazon UK
    **Motherboard** | [Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Q...herboard-z170a) | £127.43 @ Amazon UK
    **Memory** | [G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/4...42400c15d16gvr) | £70.91 @ Amazon UK
    **Storage** | [Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/3...ve-mz75e250bam) | £72.99 @ Amazon UK
    **Storage** | [Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/X...ive-wd2003fzex) | £99.99 @ Amazon UK
    **Video Card** | [MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/f...70-gaming-x-8g) | £429.98 @ Novatech
    **Case** | [Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/c...e-fdcadefr5wtw) | £99.99 @ Amazon UK
    **Power Supply** | [Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/R...ly-cp9020091na) | £89.99 @ Amazon UK
    **Wireless Network Adapter** | [TP-Link TL-WDN4800 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/G...card-tlwdn4800) | £24.90 @ Amazon UK
    **Monitor** | [BenQ GL2460HM 24.0" 60Hz Monitor](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/m...nitor-gl2460hm) | £121.52 @ Amazon UK
    **Keyboard** | [Corsair STRAFE Wired Gaming Keyboard](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/N...rd-ch9000226na) | £84.99 @ Amazon UK
    **Mouse** | [Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/L...0101210100r3u1) | £63.99 @ Amazon UK
    **Headphones** | [Kingston HyperX Cloud II 7.1 Channel Headset](http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/t...ones-khxhscprd) | £67.60 @ Amazon UK
    | *Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts* |
    | **Total** | **£1708.24**
    | Generated by [PCPartPicker](http://pcpartpicker.com) 2016-08-20 12:08 BST+0100 |

    Thank you!

    Could someone also recommend any keyboard mouse and headset? that would be very nice because im not sure what to get.
    Last edited by deathskiller; 2016-08-20 at 11:08 AM.

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    Main thing I see is, if you ever install any games on that HDD, and not on the SSD, your performance will suffer due to the slower speed, as opposed to a WD Black. If it is only going to be mainly for storage, Red is excellent, and quiet.

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    Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive any good ?

    Edit:
    Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    any difference?
    Last edited by deathskiller; 2016-08-19 at 06:30 PM.

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    I always prefer the Black models simply because they are the best performing ones. Blues are more economical versions, at the expense of performance. The only time the Blues pull ahead is if you go way up in size, like say 5-6 TB.

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    Alright replaced the red HDD with Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive

    Anything else ? Do i need more fans ? added thermal paste too

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    It looks like it has the ability for 2 top fans. You might wish to toss a couple of fans there. More personal preference though. I have mine set up to cause the airflow to go from bottom to top, which is better than from front to rear. If you want to go this route, add 2 fans exhausting up top, and another intake fan at the bottom, if it supports a bottom fan. Hard to tell from the pictures.

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    This SSD is VERY bad. The case is not worth the money. Look towards Fractal R5 or Phanteks Enthoo Pro M. Absolutely no reason to get WD Black as a secondary drive - Blue will do just fine, the performance difference is pretty small.
    i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz | ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000/CL15 @ 3200/CL14 | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | 256GB Samsung EVO 850 PRO | 2TB WD2003FZEX | 2TB WD20EFRX | Creative Sound Blaster Z | Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme | Corsair RM650x | Cooler Master HAF X | Logitech G400s | Tt eSPORTS POSSEIDON | Kingston HyperX Cloud II | BenQ XL2411T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderball View Post
    This SSD is VERY bad. The case is not worth the money. Look towards Fractal R5 or Phanteks Enthoo Pro M. Absolutely no reason to get WD Black as a secondary drive - Blue will do just fine, the performance difference is pretty small.
    Black - 5 year warranty

    Blue - 2 year warranty

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    Changed SSD to Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

    Changed case to Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case

    - - - Updated - - -

    Keyboard/mouse recommendations? Any bundle ? Mechanical keyboard or not?? thank you for this

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    Switched to blue HDD to save up 50 GBP to use on peripherals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgodeus View Post
    Black - 5 year warranty

    Blue - 2 year warranty
    So? It can be lifetime (I have a server grade Seagate HDD that has lifetime warranty) - it doesnt mean anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathskiller View Post
    Changed SSD to Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive

    Changed case to Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (White) ATX Mid Tower Case

    - - - Updated - - -

    Keyboard/mouse recommendations? Any bundle ? Mechanical keyboard or not?? thank you for this

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    Switched to blue HDD to save up 50 GBP to use on peripherals.
    CM Storm Devastator is pretty decent bundle. Also, did you edit this cooler just now or I missed it? Anyway, it's pretty bad (I'm talking 212 EVO performance and louder), get a decent air cooler, something like Thermalright HR-02 or be quiet! Dark Rock 3.
    i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz | ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000/CL15 @ 3200/CL14 | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | 256GB Samsung EVO 850 PRO | 2TB WD2003FZEX | 2TB WD20EFRX | Creative Sound Blaster Z | Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme | Corsair RM650x | Cooler Master HAF X | Logitech G400s | Tt eSPORTS POSSEIDON | Kingston HyperX Cloud II | BenQ XL2411T

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    Okay I want to switch cooler but i am confused. I want a pretty decent air cooler since i have had overheating problems with other computers and i dont want to deal with that again. Both of the ones you recommended have medium reviews and lower RPM than other fans that ive seen more highly rated. Since i do not know about air coolers could you choose for me ? why is Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler highest rated/

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathskiller View Post
    Okay I want to switch cooler but i am confused. I want a pretty decent air cooler since i have had overheating problems with other computers and i dont want to deal with that again. Both of the ones you recommended have medium reviews and lower RPM than other fans that ive seen more highly rated. Since i do not know about air coolers could you choose for me ? why is Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler highest rated/
    People dont buy more expensive coolers often.
    i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz | ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000/CL15 @ 3200/CL14 | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | 256GB Samsung EVO 850 PRO | 2TB WD2003FZEX | 2TB WD20EFRX | Creative Sound Blaster Z | Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme | Corsair RM650x | Cooler Master HAF X | Logitech G400s | Tt eSPORTS POSSEIDON | Kingston HyperX Cloud II | BenQ XL2411T

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderball View Post
    People dont buy more expensive coolers often.
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/4...u-cooler-nhd14
    Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler

    What about this? will it fit my case?

    or this

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/g...ler-phtc12dxbk
    Last edited by deathskiller; 2016-08-19 at 07:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderball View Post
    So? It can be lifetime (I have a server grade Seagate HDD that has lifetime warranty) - it doesnt mean anything.

    Your post is not relevant. We are not talking about server grade HDDs now are we? The fact of the matter is the Black edition is better built and more durable than the Blue, hence the longer warranty, while outperforming it slightly at 4TB and below sizes.

    The fact that you state the warranty means nothing is laughable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deathskiller View Post
    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/4...u-cooler-nhd14
    Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler

    What about this? will it fit my case?

    or this

    http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/g...ler-phtc12dxbk
    D14 is a decent choice but it's massive, not pleasant to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgodeus View Post
    Your post is not relevant. We are not talking about server grade HDDs now are we? The fact of the matter is the Black edition is better built and more durable than the Blue, hence the longer warranty, while outperforming it slightly at 4TB and below sizes.

    The fact that you state the warranty means nothing is laughable.
    The only difference between them is a controller.
    i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz | ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000/CL15 @ 3200/CL14 | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | 256GB Samsung EVO 850 PRO | 2TB WD2003FZEX | 2TB WD20EFRX | Creative Sound Blaster Z | Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme | Corsair RM650x | Cooler Master HAF X | Logitech G400s | Tt eSPORTS POSSEIDON | Kingston HyperX Cloud II | BenQ XL2411T

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    Phanteks PH-TC12DX_BK 68.5 CFM CPU Cooler

    I think ill go with this.

  17. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderball View Post
    The only difference between them is a controller.

    The speed of the Black is superior to Blue, due to Black's 6 ms response time vs Blue's 15 ms response time, and this is what comes into play when running programs. It has been proven over the years to be a more reliable drive as well. The burst speed of the Black is far superior to the Blue. The Black has a dual core processor. The Blue does not.

  18. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgodeus View Post
    The speed of the Black is superior to Blue, due to Black's 6 ms response time vs Blue's 15 ms response time, and this is what comes into play when running programs. It has been proven over the years to be a more reliable drive as well. The burst speed of the Black is far superior to the Blue. The Black has a dual core processor. The Blue does not.
    You do not run programs off your secondary hard drive, you run them off SSD. I'm not questioning Black superiority as a primary storage option, I'm questioning why would you need a fast HDD for storage.
    i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz | ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000/CL15 @ 3200/CL14 | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | 256GB Samsung EVO 850 PRO | 2TB WD2003FZEX | 2TB WD20EFRX | Creative Sound Blaster Z | Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme | Corsair RM650x | Cooler Master HAF X | Logitech G400s | Tt eSPORTS POSSEIDON | Kingston HyperX Cloud II | BenQ XL2411T

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderball View Post
    You do not run programs off your secondary hard drive, you run them off SSD. I'm not questioning Black superiority as a primary storage option, I'm questioning why would you need a fast HDD for storage.
    When only using a 250GB SSD, many times you will end up with programs on your HDD. Just WoW and Windows takes up something around 70 GB alone. Add a few more games, and you will likely end up putting many programs on the HDD to save room on the SSD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorgodeus View Post
    When only using a 250GB SSD, many times you will end up with programs on your HDD. Just WoW and Windows takes up something around 70 GB alone. Add a few more games, and you will likely end up putting many programs on the HDD to save room on the SSD.
    Someone needs better disk managing skills.
    i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz | ASRock Fatal1ty Z170 Gaming K6+ | 16GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3000/CL15 @ 3200/CL14 | MSI GTX 1070 Gaming X | 256GB Samsung EVO 850 PRO | 2TB WD2003FZEX | 2TB WD20EFRX | Creative Sound Blaster Z | Thermalright Silver Arrow IB-E Extreme | Corsair RM650x | Cooler Master HAF X | Logitech G400s | Tt eSPORTS POSSEIDON | Kingston HyperX Cloud II | BenQ XL2411T

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