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Dominatus101

New Member
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Jan 24, 2018
I fell out of PC building right around when DDR3 was the new thing. Had a NForce 680i motherboard that I just kept upgrading even though it didn't support DDR3. Ended with a couple of GTX 460 factory OC'd in a sli setup that lasted me till end of 2016. Far as I can tell, the ram slots died on the old 680i. Will run with one ram inserted in slot 1, try anything more and lucky if she boots. Lots of good gaming sessions were had on that rig... And my old account on here is lost...

Anyways, wanted to try to use the two GTX 460 and the SilverStone DA750 power supply with newer budget stuff so I can game again when time allows. The two GTX 460's should run PUBG and other hot stuff and backlogged titles until prices are more affordable.

Trying to stay around $700, thought at the moment I am over that.

The list I got after a day on newegg and similar sites got me this:

SilverStone DA750 power supply (from old rig)
Two eVGA GTX 460 Graphics Card (from old rig)
Antec ATX case (from old rig)
Blu Ray / CD burner (from old rig)
GA-H270-Gaming 3 motherboard ($125)
G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2400 ($170)
Intel Core i7-7700K Kaby Lake Quad-Core 4.2 GHz LGA 1151 91W ($340)
XPG SX7000 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe TLC Internal SSD ($165)

total is $800 :-/

I could just get some mechanical drives in raid setup, that is what I had before. LOTS more space and $100 bucks cheaper. The fancy new M.2 stuff is just so fancy fast. Could even use the old drives I had, just mechanical drives do eventually fail and those ones have already been used daily for 6-8 years.

The two GTX460's will be the bottle neck of course, but I thought this pick of items might let me grow later.

Any missed shortcomings, bad pairings, or better picks would be greatly appreciated.
 

trents

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 27, 2008
Your 7700k is an overclockable CPU but your H270 motherboard is not. Now a days you have to move up to the Z class motherboards to be able to overclock.
 

maxfly

Member
Joined
May 7, 2005
if i were building a budget rig right now it would be with amd components. the motherboards are generally cheaper and their quadcore cpus will be more than enough to push your gpus. ideally i would wait to see what amd comes out with in the next couple of months but if you want to build now i would go with something like this.
a quadcore 1300x cpu and x370 mb $275ish
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113445
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813145009
some solid gskill ddr4 3000 $174
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231873
and a
samsung 850 evo 500gb $139
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147373
if you need some added storage i would go with a wd blue 1tb, usually less than $50 anywhere.
all for less than $650.
 

Mandrake4565

Mr. Clean Senior Member
Joined
Jan 12, 2012
I think the suggestions above are all good, though I'll add, junk the Psu. While it may have been a good unit 8-10 years ago for a new setup and spending good money why risk the possibility that the Silverstone may fail and take out the rest of the components.
 

Daleon

Member
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Jul 7, 2004
I'd go 8600K. 6 cores should be plenty for what your doing and knock $130 off.
I would also really try to squeeze a 1050 ti and ditch the aging SLI but I can understand waiting for prices to come back down, if they ever do.
 

||Console||

Member
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Jul 26, 2004
If you are ok with used keep an eye on the classy lots of good deals and have seen a few 6700k/7700k's go
 
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Dominatus101

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Jan 24, 2018
Lots to think about, thank you everyone!

New plan is to go with this:

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New plan is to go with this:

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Lots to think about, thank you everyone!

New plan is to go with this:

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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C14D-16GVR

ASRock Z370 Killer SLI/ac LGA 1151 (300 Series) Intel Z370 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.1 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-8600K Coffee Lake 6-Core 3.6 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) LGA 1151 (300 Series) 95W

Noctua NH-D15 SSO2 D-Type Premium CPU Cooler, NF-A15 x 2 PWM Fans
 

corpsejockey

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Joined
Mar 3, 2005
Location
Indiana
Looks good if you're dead set on intel. If not, ryzen 1600 and b350 board would give you 6 cores/12 threads and overclock support for cheaper. Intel has better ipc, but amd would save some cash. 2nd hand gtx 970 can still be had for about 1050ti price and is imo a better option, but your sli setup should tide you over until something shakes loose in the gpu market.
 
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Dominatus101

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Jan 24, 2018
Looks good if you're dead set on intel. If not, ryzen 1600 and b350 board would give you 6 cores/12 threads and overclock support for cheaper. Intel has better ipc, but amd would save some cash. 2nd hand gtx 970 can still be had for about 1050ti price and is imo a better option, but your sli setup should tide you over until something shakes loose in the gpu market.

Yeah, I'm just not ready to jump off the intel ship yet.
 

trents

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Dec 27, 2008
What case will you be installing in? That Noctua cooler is 165 mm tall with fan. There are a lot of mid tower cases that will not accommodate that cooler, at least not unless you leave the side panel off. You'd better research that.

https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15/specification

I'll tell you if it was me and I was building a system from scratch right now I would likely wait a month or so and go for something in the soon to be released Ryzen 2000 series. This whole Meltdown and Spectre thing is making Intel a lot less attractive to me.
 
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Dominatus101

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What case will you be installing in? That Noctua cooler is 165 mm tall with fan. There are a lot of mid tower cases that will not accommodate that cooler, at least not unless you leave the side panel off. You'd better research that.

https://noctua.at/en/nh-d15/specification

I'll tell you if it was me and I was building a system from scratch right now I would likely wait a month or so and go for something in the soon to be released Ryzen 2000 series. This whole Meltdown and Spectre thing is making Intel a lot less attractive to me.

It is a monster of a case. If I had money I would maybe get something more... slimming?... but at least I know it fits everything...

Think this it, surprised they still make something similar after all this time.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA98C5DB5877me.