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Subject: Looking for feedback on some new gear.
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Shawn_M5 Apr 15, 2017 03:34 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I'm thinking of picking up this combo deal and I'm looking to add some ram, power supply and some cooling.

Any suggestions?

Thanks

http://www.ncix.com/detail/ncix-bundle-deal-asus-z170-a-3d-132404.htm

Topic URL: http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2755354

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Shawn_M5 Apr 19, 2017 06:01 AM Reply | Bookmark
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I decided on the following....any thoughts? I currently already have a Nvidia 1060 for my card.

http://www.ncix.com/detail/antec-liquid-cooling-159x120x27mm-a2-131799.htm
http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-supernova-750-g3-80-62-136853.htm?*******=1729
http://www.ncix.com/detail/g-skill-ripjaws-v-16gb-2x8gb-c4-111397.htm?*******=1201

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Doug_the_Slug Apr 19, 2017 08:15 AM Reply | Bookmark
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One thing to keep in mind is that bundles are typically made specifically for putting the bundle on sale. The regular bundle price is likely higher than the components that make it up.

The reasoning for this is simply because prices can fluctuate, but the bundle regular prices rarely if ever get updated, so they are given an inflated regular price as a safeguard.
This of course does lead to a bit of misinformation when you see the $ or % amount of savings between the regular bundle price and it's sale price.

Summary:
regular bundle price > sum of component regular prices
sale bundle price < sum of component regular prices
- wait until it's on sale, or add individual components to your cart.

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Spork™ Apr 19, 2017 01:37 PM Reply | Bookmark
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That bundle is meant for sales and priced higher as those items are becoming discontinued.
Z170 is already replaced by Z270 Kaby lake.

Antec liquid cooler is garbage for the price and is worse than most $40 heatsinks.

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Shawn_M5 Apr 19, 2017 04:21 PM Reply | Bookmark
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So glad I asked :)

So in the end this is what I'm looking at....thoughts? I already own a SSD drive and GTX 1060.

http://www.ncix.com/detail/antec-liquid-cooling-159x120x27mm-a2-131799.htm
http://www.ncix.com/detail/intel-core-i7-7700k-processor-8m-a8-137588.htm?*******=1729
http://www.ncix.com/detail/g-skill-ripjaws-v-32gb-2x16gb-86-118418.htm?*******=1201
http://www.ncix.com/detail/bitfenix-aurora-atx-mid-tower-a9-133493.htm?*******=1729
http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-supernova-750-b2-80-e6-97531.htm?*******=1729
http://www.ncix.com/detail/asus-prime-z270-a-lga1151-kaby-d8-138147.htm

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Spork™ Apr 19, 2017 04:52 PM Reply | Bookmark
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You just went worse. EVGA B2 is bad.
G3 is better that you had. Antec cooling is garbage, that model barely can cool 7700k.
Ram is good, 32GB is a lot, unless you need it for productivity. Gaming not so much.
If you want 32GB, get 2400 which is $5 more.
2x8gb is plenty for majority of builds.

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Shawn_M5 Apr 19, 2017 05:00 PM Reply | Bookmark
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ok I got rid of the EVGA b2 and added http://www.ncix.com/detail/evga-supernova-650-g3-80-18-136854.htm

And picked up http://www.ncix.com/detail/g-skill-ripjaws-v-32gb-2x16gb-86-118417.htm?*******=1500

Dropped the cooling...any other recommendations for the cooling

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Spork™ Apr 19, 2017 07:05 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Problem is the Bitfenix Aurora has limited heatsink clearance of 160mm.
This makes it harder to find good aircooling that supports such a low height restriction.

These are some options for aircooling in 3 different price points all under 159mm.
Liquid cooling is going to cost you $150+ for a CLC which by that price better off with going custom loop.

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computer_guru Apr 19, 2017 10:03 PM Reply | Bookmark
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Don't forget to pricematch ! You can save $20 on that power supply !

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Shawn_M5 Apr 20, 2017 02:16 AM Reply | Bookmark
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Would you mind linking me a couple of cases that you think would be a better solution? And same thing for the liquid cooling.

So many choices it gets a little overwhelming at times.

Thanks so much for your help.

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