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Old 19-05-17, 01:03 PM
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Hi All,

I am building a new PC, requiring for it to be reliable having a job as a Web/Software Developer as well as enjoying gaming, I am doing a massive upgrade from a stock Asus PC (Nvidia GT 705, 8GB RAM, i5-4460 with some random "286 w" PSU) to my very own custom built PC, to match my monitor scheme which is White and Blue.

I would really appreciate if some of the community members here at OC3D would be able to look over my build and offer their support to my questions as well as their constructive criticism... I really appreciate it!

My List:
- Intel Core i5 7600
- Corsair Vengeance LED 16GB (2x8G DDR4
- Corsair Air Series SP120 Blue LED Fan x 4
- MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Armor OC 6GB
- ASRock B250M-Pro4 Motherboard
- Seagate FireCuda 2TB Desktop SSHD
- Phanteks Eclipse P400 S Tempered Glass Glacier White
- Be Quiet! Pure Power 10 500W CM Power Supply

Budget Status: Just about maxed out with these specs, however willing to invest in a better PSU so I don't ruin the rest of the build (See question 1)

Overall, I have a few questions I would like answered, and yes I know many people have biased opinions about some of these questions and I overall just want to hear constructive feedback.

1. Will my PSU be sufficient for my build? And... Is Be Quiet! A recommended brand? I don't want any Power issues to ruin all the components of my build... Parts are expensive

2. I am not too sure about the SSHD's, are they any good, do I invest a lot in a smaller capacity SSD or stick with an SSHD? A friend of mine said they are great for desktops when on a budget and know you don't have to defrag them like you do on a Hard Drive

3. What is the recommended place to put an anti-static wrist strap when building?

4. I was looking at the Cablemod series and was confused what cables I would need to buy to put all of my components together for the build, what is the recommended cables for attaching my PSU to the Motherboard etc?

5. Any extra veteran tips you may add

I appreciate the replies I will hopefully get from this thread!

Kindest Regards ~ CreedJr

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Old 19-05-17, 02:29 PM
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What is your full budget? It makes things a lot easier when we know how much money we are working with when speccing out a rig.
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Old 19-05-17, 02:36 PM
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I've not heard that the Be Quiet PSU'S are bad so you should be ok with that brand although I always recommend Superflower
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Old 19-05-17, 02:48 PM
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The 2TB Firecuda is pretty useless for replacing an SSD. It only has a 8gb buffer in which to store imporant files (that are basically learned by the drive). I have a review in this month's Custom PC and yeah, not very good. You are far better off with an SSD and HDD.

They said that if the drive was 4TB and had a 64GB buffer that it would work much better than it does.

I would not buy a BQ PSU either. Firstly they sometimes come with a weird power cable and secondly they are very expensive for what they actually are.

I also would not buy any Intel CPU right now unless it were the Pentium with HT for a budget machine. You would be much better served now and in the long run by a Ryzen 1600.
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Old 19-05-17, 05:05 PM
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1. 500W is enough. BQ are good but i would recommend Corsair, Seasonic, Leedex,... BQ PSU is also not modular. So you can't swap the cables.
2. 120GB any SSD and a 1TB HDD would be enough for start. You can always add another drive latter. Don't go with hybrid drive.
3. I never used them. Just touch something with ground, or big metal surface, and you are good. If you want to use strap, you can connect it to any part of your skin.
4. Build your PC, and then replace the cables you used. Just make sure you select your PSU brand and model.
5. Go with Ryzen.
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Old 19-05-17, 05:09 PM
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1. 500W is enough. BQ are good but i would recommend Corsair, Seasonic, Leedex,... BQ PSU is also not modular. So you can't swap the cable.
3. I never used them. Just touch something with ground, or big metal surface, and you are good. If you want to use strap, you can connect it to any part of your skin.
5. Go with Ryzen.
!. Superflower make the Leadex series as well as the EVGA supernova

3. I always earth myself out by touching the PSU

5. Agreed
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Old 19-05-17, 06:03 PM
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Definitely better off with a Ryzen build over a 7600. And assuming you meant just the 7600 and not the k version, you're losing a lot of performance there, which makes Ryzen that much better for you. Cheaper too.
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Old 19-05-17, 11:31 PM
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What is your full budget? It makes things a lot easier when we know how much money we are working with when speccing out a rig.
I'm an Aussie. So around $1,500 to $1,800 AUD
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Definitely better off with a Ryzen build over a 7600. And assuming you meant just the 7600 and not the k version, you're losing a lot of performance there, which makes Ryzen that much better for you. Cheaper too.
I heard Intel is better? I play Arma 3 which requires more cores as it is CPU intensive. (That's as far as I know anyway) being used to Intel I am shy to try an AMD CPU
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AMD Ryzen is totally new. It has completely changed the ballgame

Take a look at some videos. They have a lot better price vs performance.
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