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Hi guys! So i´m changing my pc (my current one is too old (from 2013) and with its 4gb ram, i3 3320, and r7 260x i cant do much) i want it to use mainly photoshop (i know it sounds stupid but trust me, with my current pc even that is an achievement) i want it to run fine without lag and all that. I´m a casual gamer not a pro one, and i am willing to play approximately 2-3 hours per day in the week, and 5-8 hours per day in the weekends. I play mostly strategy games, i´m not desperate to play the latest games with super graphics you know….with rome 2 total war running well i´m fine. That being said, i was wondering if you could help me, or at least advice me on pc stuff, because it´s been a while since i don´t do this. So i will start putting on the components i was thinking, because i have done some research and found some good prices, especially in newegg.com and in amazon. Also, i have a Budget of 1100-1200 dollars. GPU: i´m aiming for an Nvidia Ge Force GTX 1070, not Ti, just 1070. Until now, the ones that i found affordable and good at the same time are this two: 1: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814126111 2: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125871 Both have 3 coolers. So with the GPU i think i´m the most decided, comparing with the other PC parts. i just want one of that two. CPU: For the CPU i was going for an Intel I7 7th/8th generation (i would like to have 9th generation but you know, money). Now, i don´t know if it was my impression but i saw 7th generation prices very similar to the 8th generation ones, so i picked just two i7-8700 and one i7 7700 but that doesn´t mean i´m between those, i´m open to any offer. 1: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117826 2: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819117827 3:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N0L41N7/?coliid=I11O5L7U3NATBX&colid=2BHAZTSW97A4I&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it Now, i don´t know anything about GHz, Turbo frecuency (i think that it is something like an overclock (?)), and Cores at all, i just see a higher number and tend to think it´s better but if you can help with that it would be good. RAM: With ram i first wanted 12gb ram because i said, well it´s in the middle you know, between 8gb (that i consider to be enough but in a couple of years maybe not) and 16gb (that i thought it would be too much for my actual needs) but after thinking it for a while and seeing that most of the motherboards have dual socket, i now consider 16gb (2x8gb) to be better than 12gb(3x4gb). So i searched for 16gb of ram, 2x8gb actually, and i found a lot of offers but the problem is that i don´t know any RAM memory company. The only thing i know is that a friend of mine told me that 3000MHz DDR4 is better than DDR3, so i just picked the ones that said that. I picked a lot of RAM memories because there are a lot with the same prices. 1:https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233852&Description=16%20gb%20ram%20ddr4&cm_re=16_gb_ram_ddr4-_-20-233-852-_-Product 2:https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232298&Description=16%20gb%20ram%20ddr4&cm_re=16_gb_ram_ddr4-_-20-232-298-_-Product 3:https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232546&Description=16%20gb%20ram%20ddr4&cm_re=16_gb_ram_ddr4-_-20-232-546-_-Product 4:https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232417&Description=16%20gb%20ram%20ddr4&cm_re=16_gb_ram_ddr4-_-20-232-417-_-Product I can continue with the list because there where too many, so i´m not considering any of these to be the definitive one, if you know about something good just say it. SSD DISK : So i was planning to do a hybrid storage, with an internal 500gb SSD (in wich i would install Windows OS, Photoshop, a couple of useful programs, and maybe some Photoshop files) and a normal 1tb Hard Drive (in wich i would put normal files, like the rest of the programs, games, files like music…..you know the rest). I don´t have any problems with the HD, i´ll just go and buy it, but the thing is the SSD. It´s my first time buying one so i don´t know much about it, i don´t know which companies are the best. And i don´t even know if buying a 500gb instead of a 250gb would worth it, because like i said i don´t plan to fill it that much, just the OS, Photoshop and maybe a couple of things more. Anyway, i picked the next ones: 1: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147674 2: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA6ZP6837576 3: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820301381 4: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820156173 5:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LWQ9LYV/?coliid=I1F0LYPE04DTHL&colid=2BHAZTSW97A4I&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it 6:https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072R78B6Q/?coliid=I2RYSJKWVWB84A&colid=2BHAZTSW97A4I&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it MOTHERBOARD : Well i consider this to be the hardest one, because i don´t have any idea of motherboards, about which one is good or which one is bad. I also don´t have much idea about which motherboard is compatible with the stuff i listed before. For that reason i couldn´t search that much. I was going for the z270 because my friend has it, and he has a very similar setup, but i found that it´s not compatible with 8th or 9th generation Intel processors, so i looked for the z390 and that´s all. I don´t want a fancy motherboard, i don´t care about it´s decoration or light effects or anything, i just want it to be functional and affordable, something like between 150 - 230 dollars because my Budget would be running low at this point. ____________________________________________________________________________________ Okay, so until here i would use my Budget (1100-1200 dollars), with the GPU, CPU, RAM, SSD Disk, and Motherboard. But i want to ask you one more thing: POWER SUPPLY: So i have a problem with this because i was going to use my current Sentey Essential EPP650 – PS of 650 Watts of power with the new PC. But today i entered to https://outervision.com/power-supply-calculator to know if it would be enough to run all the things i listed above, and the result said that i need 850w to run this PC. So that means that i have to expend more money on a new power supply. I wanted you guys to tell me if this is accurate, if i really need to change it, and in that case what power supplies you recommend. ___________________________________________________________________________________ I know that what i ask is a lot, really, but it would very helpful to me since i really need a new PC, anyway i hope that some PC or Tech fanatics answer my call. Thanks!!!
hi i'm building my first pc. i'm 80% sure that this build is compatible except for the g skill ram. on amazon(https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MTDEYHU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) it says "Chipset: Intel Z270 Platform / Intel Z170 Platform CPU: Kaby Lake (LGA 1151) / Skylake (LGA 1151)" i have a z370 chipset motherboard. but when you go onto the g skill site it says that the ram is compatible with z370 motherboards. overall i don't have a clue about the ram. but if there are any of the other parts which don't go together please let me know and it would be nice if you suggest a replacement of similar performance and price. my list: https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/jQYfYr any help is appreciated thanks! :)
Current system. * CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1100tBE. *MOBO - asus M5A97 EVO. *RAM - 8 gb corsair vengance DDR3. *GPU - Gtx 970. *SSd - Samsung 850 evo "I have a 2x1080p display right now but i will upgrade it soon" Its been serving me great for a long lime but i think its time to upgrade. Use for the system - 3D animation/modeling and gaming software i use - Maya/3DS max/Z brush/premiere pro/AfterEffects/few render engines That sort of stuff Country - INDIA *CPU - Ryzen R7 1700 *MOBO - ASROCk X370 taichi *GPU - Gtx 1070 or vega (What do you guys think) *PSU - corsair CS750M (already own) *ssd - Samsung 850 evo (Also Have) *RAM - 32 GB (2 X 16) I wanna clock it to 3200 mhz. (Now this is where i really need help due to ryzen performance increase with high ram speed But it also has compatibility issues).