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Any bottlenecks? - copper905 - 12-06-2016

Hello, this a PC I will be building soon:

I was wondering if all the parts are compatible, the build is balanced (no bottlenecks) and is relatively good for the future. What games on what resolution could this set up play?

It will be used mostly for playing games (new titles included), browsing and some Photoshop editing.

I'm also wondering how would this set up preform if I wanted to watch a stream/Photoshop/game(light games such as hearthstone) simultaneously ?

Does it need more ram? Should I upgrade to i5-6500? (trying to keep costs down)

Alternative build:

RE: Any bottlenecks? - MathieuB - 12-07-2016

I'd upgrade to the Core i5-6500 if you want to watch a stream/Photoshop/game at the same time without lag. Current/Future games and Photoshop will definitely benefit from the Core i5-6500 and your PC will last you longer before requiring an upgrade.

Looks compatible to me. Power supply is overkill though, the EVGA 430 W1 would be a far less expensive capable of handling your build. If you can't find it in Canada, look for an Antec 450-500W.

8GB is fine for gaming, but it may not be enough for multitasking, especially if you have multiple heavy files in Photoshop. You could get a single stick of 8GB now and add a second 8GB stick in the future if/when you need the need and have the budget for it.

RE: Any bottlenecks? - copper905 - 12-09-2016

Okay, thanks!

RE: Any bottlenecks? - copper905 - 12-09-2016

Wait, one more question, with this case

and the current motherboard, could I connect the usb 3.0 in the front to the motherboard? Would I be able to connect all three case fans to the motherboard? If not, where would I connect the third fan?

Is this a good power supply?

Sorry for all the questions...

RE: Any bottlenecks? - Dan-H - 12-10-2016

(12-09-2016, 10:45 PM)copper905 Wrote: Wait, one more question

I think that was more than one question Big Grin

It looks like the board has a standard USB 3.0 connector next to the power connector on the bottom. [Image: 1024.png]

The specs list it as 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 connector (supports additional 2 USB 3.1 Gen1 port so I think it will work with the 3.0 cable provided. Not entirely sure.

fan headers:
- 1x 4-pin CPU fan connector
- 2x 4-pin system fan connectors

I would get a Y-splitter cable so you could run two front intake fans on one header, the exhaust fans on the other and the CPU Fan on the one made for that.

And I have no idea on that PSU, nor what is generally available in Canada.

RE: Any bottlenecks? - MathieuB - 12-10-2016

The case has an integrated fan controller, so the fans will connect to it. You'll have to provide power to the fan controller.

The motherboard is a fine choice. USB 3.1 Gen 1 is the same as USB 3.0, so the case USB 3.0 ports will connect to the USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) header.
USB 3.1 Gen 2 is the faster, different variant.

Stay away from AeroCool power supplies, they are poor quality.

EVGA 500 W1 would be a much option, same price as the aerocool.