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Is this build good/compatible? (First build)

Hello guys, This is my first time trying to build my own pc and I want some help
I've been thinking about buying the following:
-Case Tower: Raidmax Ninja II Black/Orange
-Motherboard: MSI Z270 Gaming Plus LGA1151 ATX Motherboard
-CPU: Intel Core I7-7700 Kaby Lake Quad-Core up to 4.2GHz
-GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1050 TI 4GT OC 4GB DDR5
-RAM: G.SKILL TridentZ RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4 3000 Mhz
-HDD: Western Digital Caviar 1TB 7200RPM (WD10EZEX)
-PCU: Xigmatek Tauro 700W 80+ Bronze Full-Modular
-Optical Drive: Asus Internal DVD Writer DRW-24D3ST SATA

So...What do you think about this build? Is it good/compatible?
Should I change something?
Reply to BaselFX
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  1. Mostly looks good. You should pick up an SSD drive for improved all-around performance though.
    If you plan on gaming get a better video card as well.

    Not sure how good the cooling will be with that case. What will you use the computer for?
    Reply to alceryes
  2. y a z270 mobo for a non k cpu? if u want to overclock, get the 7700k or go for b250 n save some cash. never heard of that psu. look for a seasonic s12II 620w psu or xfx ts or antec HCG 520w.
    the cpu is superior to the gpu. y not a rx480/rx580?
    do u really need an optical drive?
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  3. Lucky_SLS said:
    y a z270 mobo for a non k cpu? if u want to overclock, get the 7700k or go for b250 n save some cash. never heard of that psu. look for a seasonic s12II 620w psu or xfx ts or antec HCG 520w.
    the cpu is superior to the gpu. y not a rx480/rx580?
    do u really need an optical drive?


    I don't want an AMD video card because I use Adobe After Effects
    changed from z270 to b250 as you recommended
    seasonic and antec are currently out of stock in the store and are more expensive mine is about 60JOD which is 84$
    and yes I need the optical drive
    Reply to BaselFX
  4. alceryes said:
    Mostly looks good. You should pick up an SSD drive for improved all-around performance though.
    If you plan on gaming get a better video card as well.

    Not sure how good the cooling will be with that case. What will you use the computer for?


    Will get a SSD once I get more money, my budget is limited so I can't buy anything else

    I plan to use it for gaming and video editing
    I'm not a hardcore gamer so I think I would be fine
    The cooling will be fine(searched about it)
    Reply to BaselFX
  5. I would recommend at least a Silver+ PSU for this build. Or you could get a 550w or 650w Gold+ for the same price. A 650w Gold will perform better than a 700w Bronze, quite a bit better. If you can't find some of the brands listed so far, maybe EVGA? If you can get a hold of one.
    Reply to ProfDigity
  6. ProfDigity said:
    I would recommend at least a Silver+ PSU for this build. Or you could get a 550w or 650w Gold+ for the same price. A 650w Gold will perform better than a 700w Bronze, quite a bit better. If you can't find some of the brands listed so far, maybe EVGA? If you can get a hold of one.


    Ok, I changed from the Xigmatek tauro to EVGA SuperNOVA 650 GQ 650W 80+ Gold w/ Active PFC

    I've got a question: what's the difference between a full-modular and a semi-modular?
    Reply to BaselFX
  7. the nvidia equivalent of rx480 is the gtx1060. if u can, go for it. the 6gb version
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  8. Lucky_SLS said:
    the nvidia equivalent of rx480 is the gtx1060. if u can, go for it. the 6gb version


    tbh its nearly impossible (100JOD difference between 1050 ti and gtx 1060 6GB)
    any other suggestion?
    Reply to BaselFX
  9. Best answer
    adobe after effects take advantage of opencl too. the rx470 is also better than 1050ti.
    but if gaming is not ur preference, the 1050ti would do.
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  10. Lucky_SLS said:
    adobe after effects take advantage of opencl too. the rx470 is also better than 1050ti.
    but if gaming is not ur preference, the 1050ti would do.


    I've changed alot of things in the build:

    Motherboard: ASUS PRIME B250M-A INTEL B250 DDR4 MICROATX (can handle 4x2133ghz) (up to 64gb)
    Cpu: Intel COre I5-7500 Kaby Lake Quad-Core up to 3.8GHz
    Ram: Downgraded to 8GB of hyperX fury 2133GHz
    Storage: upgraded to Seagate SSHD 1TB + 8GB SSD
    GPU: Upgraded to Asus GTX 1060 6GB dual
    PSU: EVGA - 650W ATX Power Supply (100-N1-0650-L1)

    Do I need to change something?
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  11. is that sshd a fire cuda? i think a 1 tb HDD+240gb ssd makes a better value than sshd.
    also, is that evga a nex or b or w series? if so, dont go for them. u have the corsair cxm450 in a deal now. its only 30 bucks.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel - Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.59 @ SuperBiiz)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte - GA-B250M-Gaming 3 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Team - Dark 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory ($60.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor - M7V 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $742.40
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-09 10:01 EDT-0400

    updated with the current best choices ;)

    for slightly more, would suggest this overclockable ryzen build :

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: AMD - Ryzen 5 1600 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor ($217.88 @ OutletPC)
    Motherboard: MSI - B350M GAMING PRO Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard ($78.88 @ OutletPC)
    Memory: G.Skill - Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Plextor - M7V 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate - BarraCuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($46.88 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte - Radeon RX 580 4GB Gaming 4G Video Card ($198.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Case: NZXT - S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case ($61.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair - CXM 450W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($29.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $829.59
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-05-09 10:05 EDT-0400

    choose ur pick !
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  12. Hey just putting in my two cents here. You definitely want to get a better power supply. A lot of people make the mistake of buying an inexpensive
    PSU in their first rig to cut costs and spend elsewhere (I.E that extra $50 might be headed to a better GPU).


    This is a terrible mistake, when you think of PSU's, always keep "Buy cheap, buy twice" in mind. Ultimately everyone has developed their own brand preferences, Corsair has never done me wrong personally.
    Reply to Arel Sickler
  13. ^ dont worry, the cxm r pretty great. they r on discounts now.
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
  14. ^^ unfortunately, the crosair cxm is currently out of stock in the store im going to buy from
    so i went for a evga superNova GQ 650 +80 gold is it good?
    Reply to BaselFX
  15. its a solid choice. Cheers mate !
    Reply to Lucky_SLS
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