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sloanb    0

Hi guys,

 

I'm due for a PC upgrade.

 

...I currently am on an old HP notebook (hp envy 17-j111tx).

 

I am considering either building a PC from scratch or buying the MSI GS73VR STEALTH PRO-060 17.3" laptop due to portability which I consider quite highly...

 

The performance requirement is purely for a few games (Cities Skylines heavily modded, Total War Rome 2/ Shogun 2 etc) as well as minor photoshop work and minor video editing... 

 

With regards to building the PC, is there anyone that can confirm if the following hardware will work together? Any thoughts? Feedback? Considerations?

 

Or is the MSI laptop just as good as the PC build (and should go with the MSI for portability)?

 

PC hardware I am considering...

 

MOBO
a) ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC) LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z370 ATX Motherboard with onboard 802.11ac WiFi, Gigabit LAN and USB 3.1 for 8th Generation Intel Core Processors $254.99
or

b) ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 Z370 ATX Motherboard with onboard 802.11ac WiFi and USB 3.1 for 8th Generation Intel Core Processors $208.38
CPU: Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor $349
CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO RGB 280mm Radiator Dual 140mm ML Series PWM Fans Advanced RGB Lighting Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060032-WW) $139.99
RAM: Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3600C18 VENGEANCE RGB 16GB DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18 Desktop Memory for Intel 100/200 $299.99
GPU: 

a) EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0, 6GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 06G-P4-6267-KR $474.95
or

b) MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 DirectX 12 VR Ready (GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G) $379.99
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM) $349.88

 

Thanks in advance (Y)

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patseguin    1,186

Great setup to me. I have the Maximus Hero X and can't recommend it highly enough. 

 

As for cooling, I use this with my 8700k and I am overclocking it very nicely:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00L7UZMAK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

For RAM, I bought this for $237 and it runs like a dream:

 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MTDEYHU/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

As for SSD, try and get a 960 m2 if you can.

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Mindovermaster    1,473

I like G.Skill. I never had an issue with them.

 

(well, one was DOA, but it never gave me a problem, per se)

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+DevTech    1,227
8 hours ago, Mindovermaster said:

I like G.Skill. I never had an issue with them.

 

(well, one was DOA, but it never gave me a problem, per se)

G. Skill is the most tested brand for QVL so a person would need a very compelling reason to use any other brand and I have yet to find such a reason.

 

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Mindovermaster    1,473
3 minutes ago, DevTech said:

G. Skill is the most tested brand for QVL so a person would need a very compelling reason to use any other brand and I have yet to find such a reason.

 

They are normally cheaper than the big boys, too..

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+DevTech    1,227
19 hours ago, sloanb said:

Hi guys,

 

I'm due for a PC upgrade.

 

...I currently am on an old HP notebook (hp envy 17-j111tx).

 

I am considering either building a PC from scratch or buying the MSI GS73VR STEALTH PRO-060 17.3" laptop due to portability which I consider quite highly...

 

The performance requirement is purely for a few games (Cities Skylines heavily modded, Total War Rome 2/ Shogun 2 etc) as well as minor photoshop work and minor video editing... 

 

With regards to building the PC, is there anyone that can confirm if the following hardware will work together? Any thoughts? Feedback? Considerations?

 

Or is the MSI laptop just as good as the PC build (and should go with the MSI for portability)?

 

PC hardware I am considering...

 

MOBO
a) ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero (Wi-Fi AC) LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z370 ATX Motherboard with onboard 802.11ac WiFi, Gigabit LAN and USB 3.1 for 8th Generation Intel Core Processors $254.99
or

b) ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING LGA1151 DDR4 DP HDMI DVI M.2 Z370 ATX Motherboard with onboard 802.11ac WiFi and USB 3.1 for 8th Generation Intel Core Processors $208.38
CPU: Intel BX80684I78700K 8th Gen Core i7-8700K Processor $349
CPU COOLER: Corsair Hydro Series H115i PRO RGB 280mm Radiator Dual 140mm ML Series PWM Fans Advanced RGB Lighting Liquid CPU Cooler (CW-9060032-WW) $139.99
RAM: Corsair CMR16GX4M2C3600C18 VENGEANCE RGB 16GB DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18 Desktop Memory for Intel 100/200 $299.99
GPU: 

a) EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SSC GAMING ACX 3.0, 6GB GDDR5, LED, DX12 OSD Support (PXOC) Graphics Card 06G-P4-6267-KR $474.95
or

b) MSI GAMING GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 DirectX 12 VR Ready (GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G) $379.99
SSD: Samsung 850 EVO 1TB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E1T0B/AM) $349.88

 

Thanks in advance (Y)

You did not state a budget.

 

If the config is at your budget limit, I would lower the cost of as many parts as you can to get a better GPU and a Samsung 960

 

- MOBO: save money here if you can. unless you plan to overclock you don't need top line mobo.

 

CPU: fine

 

COOLER: fine

 

RAM: see if you can get ordinary G. Skill for less money.

 

GPU: get a 1070 or 1080 for longevity both in games and also moving to 4K monitor in future.

 

SSD: Samsung 960 Pro or 960 EVO is night and day above everything else with specs that rival Enterprise Drives. Really worth the extra money in real world day to day use. For video editing, you can't store many versions or stock assets on 1 TB so maybe consider a 512 meg Samsung 960 Pro combined with a fast large TB hard drive such as WD Black 6 TB

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822235281

 

 

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sloanb    0
On 24/03/2018 at 1:35 PM, DevTech said:

You did not state a budget.

 

If the config is at your budget limit, I would lower the cost of as many parts as you can to get a better GPU and a Samsung 960

 

- MOBO: save money here if you can. unless you plan to overclock you don't need top line mobo.

 

CPU: fine

 

COOLER: fine

 

RAM: see if you can get ordinary G. Skill for less money.

 

GPU: get a 1070 or 1080 for longevity both in games and also moving to 4K monitor in future.

 

SSD: Samsung 960 Pro or 960 EVO is night and day above everything else with specs that rival Enterprise Drives. Really worth the extra money in real world day to day use. For video editing, you can't store many versions or stock assets on 1 TB so maybe consider a 512 meg Samsung 960 Pro combined with a fast large TB hard drive such as WD Black 6 TB

 

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822235281

 

 

 

Thank you to all.

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