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New Desktop Build - Good / Bad ?

akpuggy 338 60 November 24, 2015 at 08:44 PM
I was waiting to hear some more information on the new Inter 3D XPoint Optane memory next year and to whether it will require new motherboard architecture, but since Black Friday is coming along I think I may go ahead and build my new PC anyway to refresh my 5-year-old i7-2600K and P8Z68 Deluxe.

Here is what I compiled so far and would definitely like some feedback if the components seem to be off from each other. I just picked out based on reviews so do not really have a preference of what to get expect that it should last for at least 5 years Smilie

- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mHbtzy

The Video card and the PSU on that list I already have.

Thanks!

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Very similar to my build I am purchasing this week. I like the H100i cpu coolers. I also raid 1 my storage drives.
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Nice. I'm still a bit caution of the water cooling although I'm sure they are a ton better than ever before. I decided not to bother with the storage raid because I backup everything to cloud and NAS daily so should be ok (fingers crossed Smilie )

BTW, I don't think I'll actually go with the z170 Deluxe since there is a great deal on the Maximus VIII now at Newegg making it almost twice as cheap. I don't even know if any features on the deluxe that i would use over the Maximus. Only obvious one is the wifi, but I connect via LAN.
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alot of bad reviews on newegg. i didnt read them... but $80 is pocket change when your spending over 2k on a build. Ive been hopping around deciding on motherboards too... i think im gunna grab the msi.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6813130870
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alot of bad reviews on newegg. i didnt read them... but $80 is pocket change when your spending over 2k on a build. Ive been hopping around deciding on motherboards too... i think im gunna grab the msi.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6813130870 [newegg.com]
I agree, spending a little more on what literally is the mother piece of your system that you will be using 3-5 years is nothing. However, the Deluxe has similar bad reviews (% wise to total), so each have their bad apples. All can technically have problems so I guess it's just a matter of who has better support of replacing/fixing those problems and general features (considering it's not a lemon). I didn't really compare all the functionality, but is there anything in the MSI one that stands out?
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Intel 3D XPoint Optane memory

I am so excited on this too. Samsung has been dominating on SSD. I think Intel got great potential with 3D xPoint Optane memory.

Anyway, you want to get M.2 PCIE x4 SSD? It is faster
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Decent setup. M.2 SSD might be good since you are building a high-end machine.

I'd probably save a bit on the monitor. Can't say I see much reason to get the specific monitor you have over other very nice monitors of the same size or even barely smaller with a huge savings.

Optane stuff really should sit in the open market for a while before adopting. I personally like the real world benchmarking to back the marketed claims and for the price to subside instead of being the first adopter. The alternative options are not slow so I don't see Optane as a cost-effective decision in the first release.
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I was actually shooting for the Intel 750, which is actually under $300 now, but read that it's actually a bit slower for an OS drive because of some overhead. I don't know if the Samsung M.2 SSD have similar downsides, but I just through the Samsung 850 Evo or Pro will be more than sufficient for my needs.
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I was actually shooting for the Intel 750, which is actually under $300 now, but read that it's actually a bit slower for an OS drive because of some overhead. I don't know if the Samsung M.2 SSD have similar downsides, but I just through the Samsung 850 Evo or Pro will be more than sufficient for my needs.
It depends.

If you get the M.2 SATAIII SSD, you get the same speed or similar as a regular 2.5 inch SSD.

If you get the M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD, you will get twice the speed, supposedly. So far, only samsung is selling those. Those are bootable SSD.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-XP9...B00JOSM3TK

Should remind you this. Your motherboard might not even support this new ssd yet. The BIOS upgrade is coming though. Dont know when. ASUS is doing beta testing. Check before installation.
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It depends.

If you get the M.2 SATAIII SSD, you get the same speed or similar as a regular 2.5 inch SSD.

If you get the M.2 PCI-E x4 SSD, you will get twice the speed, supposedly. So far, only samsung is selling those. Those are bootable SSD.
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-XP9...B00JOSM3TK [amazon.com]
Twice the speed is probably not worth a PCI slot. You can raid 0 two Samsung Evo 512GB SSD and get the same speed, twice the storage, almost double the warranty and for cheaper. Plus, you can always reuse them just about anywhere, while you are limited how many and what devices support the M.2.
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Twice the speed is probably not worth a PCI slot. You can raid 0 two Samsung Evo 512GB SSD and get the same speed, twice the storage, almost double the warranty and for cheaper. Plus, you can always reuse them just about anywhere, while you are limited how many and what devices support the M.2.
That true. Do whatever you please.

Btw. You are not taking up your PCIe slot. The interface of the M.2 is PCIE x4.
You are just taking up the M.2 slot.

The form factor of PCIE x4 allows larger bandwidth
http://www.tomshardware.com/answe...width.html
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alot of bad reviews on newegg. i didnt read them... but $80 is pocket change when your spending over 2k on a build. Ive been hopping around deciding on motherboards too... i think im gunna grab the msi.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...6813130870
BTW, I was looking at some boards and the looks pretty great, in some aspects better than the Asus one: GIGABYTE G1 Gaming GA-Z170X-Gaming 7

- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...13-130-870
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I don't know if M.2 drives are really worth the cost atm. If money isn't an issue and you want the best, go for it. I think the speed increase is minimal, but ultra m2 is faster
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