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1st CAV Military build (1st time build)

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bobbyb3

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Oct 7, 2016
Hello I am working on my first build. I game, video edit and edit photos using PS and LR. I will be water cooling with my taxes just building the system first. I want to see what everyone thinks of the parts before I order. The color scheme is black, yellow and green to go with the 1st CAV theme. Yes I am a soldier that has proudly served with them. Here is the logo that will be put on the case. 1st_Cavalry_Division.png

Component Selection

CPU - Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor

CPU Cooler - Corsair H115i 104.7 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler (will use till put in custom loop then will move to my wife's build)

Motherboard - Asus MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard

Memory - G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory

Storage - Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive

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

Video Card - Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card

Case - Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ( Bought )

Power Supply - Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ( Bought )
Total: $1769.56
 

GTXJackBauer

Water Cooling Senior Member, #TEAMH20HNO
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Location
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:welcome: to OCFs and thank you for your service. :salute:

Component selection looks good to me. :thup:

Can't wait to see some images of this build.
 

ihrsetrdr

Señor Senior Member
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May 17, 2005
bobbyb3, That will be a cool project, will be waiting to see the finished product.

Vietnam Veteran here[U.S. Army], would stop at a Cav compound when in the Mekong Delta, they had a banner at the entrance of the compound that said: "If you ain't CAV you ain't $h!t"

:salute:
 

Lochekey

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Sep 13, 2015
Is there a reason you choose the formula mobo over something like the ranger or the alpha. Don't get me wrong the formula is a great board but if you are not using the features on it you are spending a lot of extra money for it that could be put elsewhere.
 

Blaylock

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Go Blue!
Welcome Bobby. I'm a Gulf War vet myself so I'm eagerly waiting to see the results.

The components look great. I'm mobile right now so I can't check compatibility like I like to but the only thing that I might question would be whether or not you need an 850W PSU. Seems a 500-600W PSU would be ample.

I also agree with Lochekey. If you're not planning extreme cooling (read sub-zero) then the formula is likely overkill. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
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bobbyb3

bobbyb3

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Thanks and nice to see so many vets on here. For the banner yeah we are a little proud. To Blaylock, the 850 psu was just on a heck of a sale one day and figure out it will last throught upgrades. To you and Lockekey, the mobo I like for when I water cool it. Yes I know some don't cool vrm. I looked long at the Alpha just didn't want to take all the red off it. Though will look at it again would work for what I need. The ranger doesn't have the wifi, it has a lower end M.2 and few other short falls.
 

GTXJackBauer

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I almost forgot, if you wait 6-7 weeks, you might find a ton of bargains during black friday and cyber monday week.
 
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bobbyb3

bobbyb3

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Yeah been thinking about that just wasn't sure if they ever have anything good or it is just stuff they want to get rid of.
 

Conumdrum

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Small town Emlenton, PA
Retired Military here. It's worth waiting if you can. You could save on a few things, letting you get a better monitor, umm, keyboard with ultra fast Unobtainum keys. An other fun things. Myself, I just bought it and lived with what I got. Careful on what watercooling you buy when it comes to fittings etc. Some are good, some not so. You gotta make it fit, and 4 wrong fittings can mean $50 easy. So take the time to figure it out.

Best of luck, I' m retired almost 20 years now. Check out my stickies in the stickies, had fun back in the day.
 
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bobbyb3

bobbyb3

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I honestly will probably end up waiting. I payed child care all year and now being reimbursed. Though yall vets it could take 30 days for it to hit.
 
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bobbyb3

bobbyb3

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OK I will be using this system for gaming, video editing and editing photos using PS and LR. From what I have been seeing it might be better to go with a X99 set up not a Z170. I was hoping that I could get yalls input on what pros and cons for both. thanks
 
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bobbyb3

bobbyb3

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Hey from what I see on PCpartpicker now is one of the best time to get my part. Even with upgrading to a X99 and 6800k I can get it all from newegg right now for $1,692.55. Should I pull the trigger now or wait to see if it gets any better on the BF/CM?
 

mimart7

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Hey from what I see on PCpartpicker now is one of the best time to get my part. Even with upgrading to a X99 and 6800k I can get it all from newegg right now for $1,692.55. Should I pull the trigger now or wait to see if it gets any better on the BF/CM?

If you live anywhere near a Microcenter, it is well worth the trip. They usually have great pricing on motherboard, cpu combos.