domingo, 25 de junio de 2017

Some leftover hardware, some plans to expand... best component choices? (Workstation+gaming+HTPC+NAS builds) pc building site custom pc builder

Hi,

I've currently got a workstation and a gaming PC, and 32GB of leftover DDR3-1866 RAM. I want to end up with those two machines, plus an HTPC and a NAS. For what it's worth, the HTPC will be connected to a TV in the living room, and I'm planning for the NAS to occupy about 6U of spare rack space, somehow. (I'd like to fill it up with storage, if possible.)

Now, I've got a few confusing choices to consider.

  • I figure that since Broadwell is the latest that can handle DDR3 RAM, I can look within and up to that range, and since I have no plans for the mobo+CPU on the HTPC and NAS, it would probably go into one of those.

  • On the other hand, I could also transplant the ASRock Z68M-ITX/HT from my gaming build into either the HTPC or the NAS. I have 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1333 in there and an i7-2600k.

  • If I transplant it, then would the HTPC be a better choice? I'm not sure if an HTPC would need more than 8GB of RAM, and the i7-2600k is probably a capable chip for that. It would only be handling 1080p signal to the TV, and 0-2 concurrent streams to mobile devices if I install Plex or Subsonic on it, for example.

  • Then would a NAS use 32GB of RAM, and is non-ECC an issue? I would be storing media and also my photography work on it most likely, so I suppose I can accept a tiny bit of risk if it's reasonably low.

  • If so, what's a good reasonable low-power CPU/platform to build a NAS on? I don't want to use something that's too high-powered because I plan to keep it on 24/7, but then again, I don't know whether to build a dumb NAS or to also put Subsonic on it. I guess I could also keep the HTPC on 24/7 as a Plex / Subsonic server as well.

I'm about 60% set on doing that transplant and eventually building a mini-ITX Ryzen build in the Node 202, but that's not really the point of this selfpost. I'm mainly trying to get some feedback on the advisability of the above points of thought. Am I forgetting or overlooking something important? Is there anything I could do better or more efficiently? Thanks!

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I assembled my build last week and everything was working perfectly. When i was turning it on yestertay the fans started, and the CPU LED was on, and it did not post. Through troubleshooting with the help of people from /buildapc, i have determined that it is either the CPU or the mobo that is faulty. Is there anyway to know which is the faulty part?

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Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor $199.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI - B350 PC MATE ATX AM4 Motherboard $83.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Trident Z 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $126.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial - MX300 275GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $97.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card -
Case Phanteks - ECLIPSE P400S TEMPERED GLASS ATX Mid Tower Case $99.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.75 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $767.01
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $737.01
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $326.49 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $181.99 @ B&H
Motherboard Asus - STRIX Z270F ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $173.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Kingston - Savage 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $199.98 @ Directron
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $814.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - H440 (Matte Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ B&H
Power Supply Corsair - 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1937.31
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I'm going to replace all the stock fans on the x62 and h440 with Noctua fans, but i dont really know what the optimal setup for fans and radiator would be, im thinking that the radiator should atleast be mounted at the top? I don't really have a clue when it comes to cooling, so would i would appreciate the help.

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $326.49 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Noctua - NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $69.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus - STRIX Z270F ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $173.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $117.99 @ Best Buy
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $99.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB STRIX GAMING Video Card $814.98 @ Newegg
Case NZXT - S340 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $64.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair - RMx 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $119.99 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan $21.33 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1867.93
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1857.93
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New build. Does ont POST. CPU debug LED flashes once. pc building site custom pc builder

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $187.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler MSI - CORE FROZR L 71.3 CFM CPU Cooler $49.94 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI - H270 GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $113.98 @ Newegg
Memory Kingston - HyperX Fury Black 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $147.99 @ Amazon
Case Fractal Design - Define C ATX Mid Tower Case $64.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $87.99 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $682.78
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $652.78
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Hi

I'm doing a new build. Everything is new. I have not done this for a few years and have run into a problem. Currently the mobo is on top of the cardboard box, cpu and CPU cooler installed and the power is connected. The usb and on/off cable are wired from the case to the mobo. When I turn it on my fans move just slightly and the red led on the mobo for "CPU not found/CPU not detected" flashes for less than half a second. If I turn it off and on there is nothing. If I leave it off for one minute and try again the fans spin just slightly and the led flashes briefly.

I have tried this with 1 stick of ram in each of the 4 slots and no ram installed. I have tried with RAM in slots 1+3 as manual shows. I have tried with and without a GPU + SATA drive installed as well. Same result

I have carefully read the motherboard owners manual.

I have 2* 4 pin connectors going into the CPU power connector and the CPU fan cooler is plugged into the CPU fan pins next to the CPU. Same result

I have tried plugging the Intel stock cooler into the CPU fan pins next to the CPU. Same result

I have the 24pin motherbaord power installed via 20+4 cable. All the power cables came with the CPU.

I have removed the BIOS battery for 2 minutes and reinstalled . No improvment.

I have removed the CPU cooler, cleaned the thermal paste with isopropyl alcohol and coffee fiters, reseated the CPU, applied new thermal paste, reinstalled the cooler and have the same results. The pins looked fine, but there are really small however when looking from the side they all followed the same pattern so I don't think any are bent.

I would have thought that even if the CPU is the problem the fans would keep spinning. I have tried connecting case fans to the fan pins on the mobo and they also only spin for a fraction of a second. My HDD has a SATA power cable to the PSU but it does not spin up either.

Any thoughts? Thanks

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Build Help/Ready:

Have you read the sidebar and rules? (Please do)

Yes

What is your intended use for this build? The more details the better.

Games and recording gameplay

If gaming, what kind of performance are you looking for? (Screen resolution, framerate, game settings)

Playing Overwatch on 1080p@144fps, for other triple A games on 1080p@60fps is enough for me
EDIT : I intend to run Overwatch on low settings to avoid too much visual effects

What is your budget (ballpark is okay)?

1000-1300€

In what country are you purchasing your parts?

France

Post a draft of your potential build here (specific parts please). Consider formatting your parts list. Don't ask to be spoonfed a build (read the rules!).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i7-7700 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor €284.99 @ Amazon France
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler €49.35 @ Amazon France
Motherboard Asus - PRIME B250-PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard €97.00
Memory G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory €139.30 @ Amazon France
Storage Samsung - 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive €96.41 @ Amazon France
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 750GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Purchased For €0.00
Video Card EVGA - GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card €290.31 @ Amazon France
Case Corsair - 200R ATX Mid Tower Case €69.90 @ Amazon France
Power Supply SeaSonic - G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply €89.90 @ Amazon France
Monitor BenQ - XL2411 24.0" 1920x1080 144Hz Monitor €254.90 @ Amazon France
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total €1372.06
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I'm coming back to France after a year abroad and playing on a laptop and looking for a build to replace my old rig. It's pretty close to being finished, but I wanted to know your thoughts on it, and if optimizations can be made. Also I really like that case because of the handles : https://pcpartpicker.com/product/WT8Zxr/cooler-master-case-rc902xbkkn2 but I'm worried about airflow in that one, do anyone know if that's a good case ? Thank you all

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor $294.49 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock - AB350 Pro4 ATX AM4 Motherboard $87.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Team - Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $61.98 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston - SSDNow UV400 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive Purchased For $64.99
Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.44 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI - GeForce GT 710 1GB Video Card $32.99 @ Amazon
Case NZXT - S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $54.99
Power Supply Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $26.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $89.89 @ OutletPC
Software Microsoft - Office 365 Personal (1 Year Subscription) Software $0.00
Other ATTAV RGB Magnetic LED Light Strip Full Kit for PC Computer Case, Fixed by Powerful Magnet, Multi Function Remote Control, Color Changing, 12-Inch 18 LEDs(Included 2 LED Strip) $19.00
Other External Optical Drive USB 2.0 DVD/CD Player For Mac Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Win 7/ Win 8/Win 10,Ultra Notebook PC Desktop Computer+Dustproo Bag Case,Black $13.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $824.75
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $794.75
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