First PC... Thoughts?

yorapotato's picture

I have been planning to buy a PC for the past year now. Never got around to it till now (plan to order in the next two weeks or something). Reason being is I still use a HP Pavillion NoteBook. Which cannot run any CAD software like SolidWorks or Revit which is a pain and half my games I play are on the lowest setting running just on 30fps. And the other half is not even playable. which in short terms I’m looking for a new rig that can play games very well but also render demanding software. Help would be appreciated in guiding me in parts and places to order from. (please feel free to recommend parts to me and stores).

Parts I have chosen are below. (all prices Are in AUD. and are from the store shown on the right).

Components Selection Price and Store
CPU Intel Core i7 7700K $469 / Umart
Mother Board MSI Z270 Gaming Pro Carbon Motherboard $280 / Umart
Memory Corsair 16GB (2×8GB) CMU16GX4M2C3000C15 DDR4 $198 / Umart
GPU EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW2 Gaming iCX 8GB Video Card $729 / Mwave
Storage (SSD) Samsung 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB SSD $188 / Umart
(HDD) Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5” 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $98 / Umart
PSU EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $135 / Umart
CPU Cooler NZXT kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler $239 / Umart
Fans nzxt Aer RGB 120mm Fan Dual Pack with Hue+ Lighting Kit $119 / Umart
Case NZXT S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $149 / Umart
Net Adapter TP-Link TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N PCIe Adaptor $49 / Umart
OS Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $149 / Umart
Monitor LG 29UM58-P 29.0” 2560×1080 75Hz Monitor $325 / Umart
Total $3,127


Robag_Jr's picture

2 1080 Ti’s or go home Or a

2 1080 Ti’s or go home
Or a Titan XP

Robag_Jr's picture

2 1080 Ti’s or go homeOr a

And an RGB desk and chair
With dual monitors

Robag_Jr's picture

Or you could wait for the

Or you could wait for the 2000 series cards

Robag_Jr's picture

Are you going to be gatting

Are you going to be gatting any software?

Robag's picture

Now it is my turn

yorapotato Bits

Part Description Price
CPU Intel Core i7 7700K Quad Core LGA 1151 4.2 GHz Unlocked CPU Processor Mwave Bundle with MB
MB ASUS STRIX Z270F Gaming ATX Motherboard Mwave Bundle with CPU $749
RAM G.Skill Trident Z 16GB (2× 8GB) DDR4 3200MHz Memory Mwave $210.99
SSD Samsung 960 EVO 250GB M.2 NVMe SSD MZ-V6E250BW Mwave $188.99
HDD Seagate ST2000DM006 2TB BarraCuda 3.5” 7200RPM SATA3 Desktop Hard Drive Mwave $104.99
PSU Antec EDGE 750W 80Plus Gold Fully Modular Power Supply Mwave $169.00
Cooler Antec Kuhler H20 H600 PRO 120mm Liquid CPU Cooler Mwave $79.00
Case Antec Nine Hundred Two Version 3 Gaming Case No PSU Mwave $174.98
OS Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD Mwave 128.99
Display LG 29UM68-P 29” Ultrawide FreeSync IPS LED Gaming Monitor Mwave $425.00
ALL Total without shipping Mwave $2,869.94

Robag's picture

Reason for the case change

I have two of these cases , love them :D
they have a massive 200 MM Fan at the top and two more 80MM fans on the drive Bays as well
This case pumps a massive about of air through the case to keep your GTX 1070 Cool as bro..

Antec Site Link


Robag's picture

Reason for MB Change

full specs from the ASUS Site
Key Features:
ROG SupremeFX S1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
ROG GameFirst Technology
Ready for Intel® Optane Memory
VR Ready as well

Just like with Chipper’s build I always like to match the Case to the PSU + Liquid Cooler and the MB to the GPU less install problems in the long run


Robag_Jr's picture

might i add one of these are

might i add one of these are painted in the IPX colours.

Robag_Jr's picture

i see that this is missing a

i see that this is missing a few important aspects to it….

chipper's picture


pretty sure you can find a decent 1080 GPU for the same $$ as the 1070. I’ve been trying to hold off in case there was another GPU price drop now that the 1080ti cards are more readily available. though looking at existing price points i’m not sure that will actually happen

Robag_Jr's picture

I was reading somewhere about

I was reading somewhere about 2000 series cards which might bring a price drop

Robag's picture

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Official Price Cuts Are Now Live -USA

Here are The Best Deals, 1847 MHz GTX 1080 Custom Model With GeForce Bundle Under $500 US

Full Story


chipper's picture

I thought they might move a

I thought they might move a bit more but they haven’t budged since the early March drop. Also sucks how Australian price drop wasn’t as significant as the US one.

chipper's picture

bigger SSD?

if you can maybe go for a bigger SSD. I don’t think it will take to long to fill up 250GB even with just core system stuff.

Somtin's picture

Sick PC

What a monster of a PC. I have the GTX 970 and I never looked back. Just play whatever I like and don’t even think about how well it’ll run. The 1070 is a step up again.

As long as you make clever use of the SSD (don’t put movies, music, multiplayer games on it – in multiplayer games you have to wait for everyone else to load anyway so what’s the point) 250GB is HEAPS.

Robag_Jr's picture

He sends me a photo of the

He sends me a photo of the parts and I thought he was going to do an unboxing video


Congratulations on your new PC yorapotato. Much better than your old laptop I’m guessing ;D. Now that you have a proper PC, you should probably look into getting good and stop buying Csgo skins ;(


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