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Hi nerds

I’m gonna do a new machine build with @Mitch and need some sugggestions on parts.

From here tho: https://www.scorptec.com.au/

I need a massive tower with space for internal drives, and some basics (gonna get other parts from existing computer).

Need:

CPU

Motherboard

RAM

Doesn’t need to be insane but moderately industry standard would be good. Nothing over $1K.

thx

 

 

 

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what are you using it for? mostly light office work kinda shit with some gaming or more high cpu workloads like video/photog editing?

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I don't want to rip too much out of the old machine. So it's almost a new build.

On 7/1/2018 at 10:34 PM, Scottie said:

what are you using it for? mostly light office work kinda shit with some gaming or more high cpu workloads like video/photog editing?

Just the usual. The card I have will run the games I wanna play. I don't do any huge edits. Even an i7 is fine with a mid-high range cpu that isn't a rip off

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case: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cases/ATX/57222-FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK 8 internal hdd bays

cpu: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/71983-YD2600BBAFBOX intel is a scam atm, for your budget the best you could get is a i5 8400, this gets you double the threads and negligible loss in performance in intel biased shit

motherboard: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72450-X470-GAMING-PLUS - cheapest out of the box motherboard available atm, otherwise you can wait til end of the month when cheaper boards are out and out of the box compatible, or get this https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/67486-GA-AB350-Gaming-3 which would require you to get in contact with the scorptec guys to update the bios before they ship it out to you. Saves you $85, the more expensive one is better but not really $85 better for you

ram: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Memory/DDR4/65348-HX432C16PB3K2-16 ram prices are a fucking scam right now, this is a pretty decent price for 16gb of good ram. Alternatively, you could go for https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Memory/DDR4/67740-F4-3200C14D-16GFX which is more expensive but higher quality, but probably not worth the extra money for your use case. 

All up this should come to just under 1k, maybe a little over if you get the more expensive motherboard AND more expensive ram.

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Fuck that case is boss. How are you meant to fit all those fucking cables for 8 hdds

I could probs salvage the bits from the current PC and just rebuy for it when they're cheaper

Cheers @Scottie

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you could salvage your psu, graphics card, fans and case. If you're upgrading to a new cpu, then there's no avoiding having to get a new motherboard and new ram too

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On 7/19/2018 at 12:20 PM, Scottie said:

you could salvage your psu, graphics card, fans and case. If you're upgrading to a new cpu, then there's no avoiding having to get a new motherboard and new ram too

tbh if it's under $1k for motherboard, cpu, ram and case then it should be fine. I'll move the graphics card over so that's a massive savings.

I'm def gonna switch to that case tho. I have 7 internals that I can move out of the dock and into a tower.

need 5 million sata cables + @Mitch

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if you're looking to have all drive bays filled then you'll need an extra sata slot, most mobos will have 6 at most, unless you spend $300+, then you get 8. There are pci SATA controller cards out there that allow you to have an extra few SATA ports, but I'm not 100% on how they work. mitch might know more

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11 hours ago, Scottie said:

if you're looking to have all drive bays filled then you'll need an extra sata slot, most mobos will have 6 at most, unless you spend $300+, then you get 8. There are pci SATA controller cards out there that allow you to have an extra few SATA ports, but I'm not 100% on how they work. mitch might know more

Tbh happy to spend the dosh here to build the right machine @Mitch motherboard suggestions that would house 8 drives? One is the primary SSD and the rest are bigguns

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https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72502-X470-GAMING-PRO-CARBON and https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72495-X470-Taichi are your two choices from scorptec, both are good and won't be any different for your purposes, but the more expensive one has a couple more quality of life features (inbuilt wifi for example)

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So this is what it's at @Scottie @Mitch @BeatLeSS

Case: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Cases/ATX/57222-FD-CA-DEF-R5-BK (This is pretty good, has number of bays i need, looks sick)

CPU: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/CPU/AMD-Socket-AM4/71983-YD2600BBAFBOX (Any other suggestions for better/cheaper from another store in Melb? PCG?)

RAM: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Memory/DDR4/65348-HX432C16PB3K2-16 or https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Memory/DDR4/67740-F4-3200C14D-16GFX (got any other suggestions? Can buy from another place or online if it's cheaper/better)

MB: https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72502-X470-GAMING-PRO-CARBON or https://www.scorptec.com.au/product/Motherboards/AMD-Socket-AM4/72495-X470-Taichi (Still open to any suggestions/other stores/models)

GFX: Going to use my existing GeForce GTX 1060 6GB

HDD: Use existing (1 SSD with OS on, 7 HDDs to be mounted internally)

PSU: Need a new one. Mad power plus as quiet as possible

 

Then a billion cords I guess.

 

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didn't you buy a new 650w psu recently? That'll be plenty for this build even with a million drives and upgrading cpu/gpu in a couple years. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/x3wWP3 - just over $1.1k with a new psu, but under 1k without. Cpu is about $20 cheaper compared to scorptec, this uses the less fast ram but is $70 cheaper than scorptec's price, motherboard is $10 cheaper. Cpu cooler isn't 100% needed because the stock one for AMD is okay, but the one in the parts list will be pretty much silent and keep your shit cooler

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2 hours ago, Scottie said:

didn't you buy a new 650w psu recently? That'll be plenty for this build even with a million drives and upgrading cpu/gpu in a couple years. https://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/x3wWP3 - just over $1.1k with a new psu, but under 1k without. Cpu is about $20 cheaper compared to scorptec, this uses the less fast ram but is $70 cheaper than scorptec's price, motherboard is $10 cheaper. Cpu cooler isn't 100% needed because the stock one for AMD is okay, but the one in the parts list will be pretty much silent and keep your shit cooler

yeah but I'm leaving everything in my old tower so it can still run

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