First PC Build & Over Budget----NEED HELP

Laquer Head

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Well I do want this PC to be fast, thats one of the reasons for the build and why my current PC is getting the boot. Like I said earlier I am not a huge gaming fanatic but sometimes I play for a few weeks then drop it for a month or longer but I spend a lot of time on my PC doing other work both for my business and leisure browsing. I also want to get into some video editing with all the home movies we've accumulated over the years so it will need some 'grunt' for that as well.
Just take my word for it, spend the extra on the Samsung 950 Pro it's a far superior SSD than previous gens and competitor offerings.
 

AMD_man

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Just take my word for it, spend the extra on the Samsung 950 Pro it's a far superior SSD than previous gens and competitor offerings.
I´m not saying that´s not true, I´m saying is not worth the cost. Also he said he is going to do some video editing. Isn´t it worth it to spend more on the CPU than on the Storage?
 

Laquer Head

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I´m looking at the 950 Pro pictures and that doesn´t look like PCIe at all. What do you mean?
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If you're a heavy workload professional searching for an SSD, look no further.The next-generation Samsung 950 PRO delivers exceptional performance for professionals.This cutting-edge V-NAND-based NVMe SSD supports PCI Express® Gen 3 x4 lanes,providing a higher bandwidth and lower latency than SATA SSDs.Presented in a compact M.2 form factor, the 950 PRO is ideal for professionals usinghigh-end PCs and workstations.

850 EVO = Sata M.2 SSD

950 PRO = PCIE NVME M.2 SSD

There is no comparison in the performance... the 950 is the clear choice

I´m not saying that´s not true, I´m saying is not worth the cost. Also he said he is going to do some video editing. Isn´t it worth it to spend more on the CPU than on the Storage?
So fine, we step into an i7 and the price goes up $200 anyhow..

but then if I'm going to an i7.... I definitely want the 950PRO.. so now our price is back to 2000 again..
 
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Folks, when i say video editing by no means did i mean on professional level so its really no big deal if the i5 is a little less suitable than the i7 mentioned.

I will however look at the latest build link by AMD man but there are still a few components not in there yet so likely the price will be right back to the latest build i posted above.

One question and mybe its just me but that Zotac video card just dont look like its as big as the Gigabite GTX in my current build, is it as capable.......comments?
 
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Laquer Head

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i5 is gonna be fine.

As far as difference in GPU sizes..yeah, I'm sure they all vary to an extent. Not something I really think about or care about in a full-tower, I'd just check the length of card you want and what the case you have chosen supports.
 

AMD_man

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Folks, when i say video editing by no means did i mean on professional level so its really no big deal if the i5 is a little less suitable than the i7 mentioned.

I will however look at the latest build link by AMD man but there are still a few components not in there yet so likely the price will be right back to the latest build i posted above.

One question and mybe its just me but that Zotac video card just dont look like its as big as the Gigabite GTX in my current build.......comments?
Disregarding the size, Zotac isn't that great. That's just a parametric choice, made by PCPartpicker.
Complete my build and see how it looks.

There is no comparison in the performance... the 950 is the clear choice
If it only depended on performance, of purse. I would also get a Titan X and a 6950X. But that's not how it works.
 

Laquer Head

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..If it only depended on performance, of purse. I would also get a Titan X and a 6950X. But that's not how it works.
I'm not sure what a 10-core, $2200 CPU and $1200+ GPU have to do with the comparison I was making with regards to storage devices.....?
 

AMD_man

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I'm not sure what a 10-core, $2200 CPU and $1200+ GPU have to do with the comparison I was making with regards to storage devices.....?
All I'm saying is, performance is not the only thing that matters... The 950Pro is a great drive, but it seems too expensive for this budget.

Anyways I'm a bit confused now. I have no idea what this guy plans to do with the computer.

I've already given him directions so my work here is done.

@Newfiestang50 If you need anything else just quote me. Best of luck.
 

Laquer Head

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All I'm saying is, performance is not the only thing that matters... The 950Pro is a great drive, but it seems too expensive for this budget.

Anyways I'm a bit confused now. I have no idea what this guy plans to do with the computer.

I've already given him directions so my work here is done.

@Newfiestang50 If you need anything else just quote me. Best of luck.
Performance, Price, Value.. those are really all that matter, a balanced combo is the ideal situation.
 
https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/Ty9KKZ

This looks good. Needs no cooler because there will be no overclocking and the motherboard doesn´t need to have the Z170 for the same reason.
I would like to explore this option, I will continue to add components and see where the price lands. Than I guess we discuss the pros & cons. I am definitely over budget with the current build but at the same time I would rather spend a little more then end up with a build that I'm not gonna be happy with. Now that dont mean that my budget is endless either, I'm definitely stretching it with current build after i add the taxes and freight......its likely gonna approach $2000 I would say, its now $1750 with taxes.
 

Laquer Head

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I'm confused now too, we are bouncing all over the place... you need to pick a budget range factoring in taxes etc.. that last build is back to $1000 range with lesser components.
 
Sorry guys, dont mean to add confusion. I started out thinking I could build a quality PC for $1000, then after some research I quickly found out that was not going to happen unless i was really going to limit the abilities of the PC. Next I went to $1500 which is considerably more than my original thoughts and quite frankly is where I would like to be taxes included, I wont worry about the shipping, I will just have to absorb that cost as well.

So based on that can we explore components with that budget. One thing I would like to keep in mind though is that should I want to upgrade later to get to a higher performing PC I would like to do so. In other words if I want a better graphics card I dont want to find out down the road that I can install that for some reason. With that said if someone feels that I cant achieve some quality gaming and some light video editing with this budget than please say so and i will abandon this for now until my budget increases. I really want the previous build but I have to be honest its just not realistic right now to dish out $2000 for a PC. Once again sorry for the confusion and wasting your time.
 

AMD_man

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This was the build I thought made most sense.. just need to grab a small tube of arctic silver for $10

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/myXfnn

And down the road, if you want a more powerful graphics card, for example, that 650W psu should be fine.

I run a GTX 1080 overclocked on a 650W
Looks good. The lack of SLI is not really a deal breaker. If you want to upgrade in the future just sell the 1060 and get a something better.

http://ssd.userbenchmark.com/Compar...2-256GB-vs-Samsung-850-Evo-250GB/m38570vs2977

In case there is confusion, the 950 Pro is worth it. It´s up to you to spend the money or not.
 
This was the build I thought made most sense.. just need to grab a small tube of arctic silver for $10

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/myXfnn

And down the road, if you want a more powerful graphics card, for example, that 650W psu should be fine.

I run a GTX 1080 overclocked on a 650W
Which is the one I really want and have saved however it puts me at $1713 taxes in with the few added components (see below). Man this is stressful....lol. If only I could get free shipping on all the parts I would somehow make this one happen since I know if I go with less I will always caomparing it to this one...lol. Just curious but will the CD/DVD drive in my Dell run in this new PC.

https://ca.pcpartpicker.com/list/J98Z9W
 

Laquer Head

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MemoryExpress, for example only charges $8.99 for shipping on orders up to 50lbs.. I've shipped several full systems across the country with them at this price, that includes full size cases along with parts... thats pretty cheap so shipping cost is really a non-issue, its the 15% tax (thats guessing you live on east coast) but regardless its the HST that is the bitch!
 
MemoryExpress, for example only charges $8.99 for shipping on orders up to 50lbs.. I've shipped several full systems across the country with them at this price, that includes full size cases along with parts... thats pretty cheap so shipping cost is really a non-issue, its the 15% tax (thats guessing you live on east coast) but regardless its the HST that is the bitch!
you are 100% correct, the HST her in Newfoundland is painful. We also pay through the nose for shipping as well. I've never heard of Memory Express but I will check them out......not likely they will have all parts though I guess?
 
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