Solved So what do you think? Opinions please

September 28, 2016 at 08:23:28
Specs: Windows 7
Well after many MANY numerous hours of research, videos, etc. I have decided to build my own PC.
Please view my selections and advise.
My one variable that I am concerned with primarily is the use of water cooling.
It seems air is darn near just as good and no leak issues. I chose to select air.
Are AIO's dependable in terms of leakage long term?
My motherboard selection had the built in wi-fi as this will be the  method of connecting on this one. This was and important issue for me. My current wi-fi is smokin' fast @ a consistent 100 mbps
 
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Ray-in...
 
My usage is lots of internet, vids, etc.....only occasional gaming. I wanted the gaming capability for when my kids come home from time to time.......(graduated college and finally gone! )
 
I looked at all the prebuilts and decided I could make a far superior future proofed system. I tend to keep my computers for more than 5 years before ungrading with new.
My others are so old they are good for donations only.
 
My display of choice for the monitor will be the Dell curved 34 inch.
Dell UltraSharp 34" Ultra-Wide Monitor (U3415W Black)  which I have found for $649 online now. 
Thank you in advance for your opinions and suggestions. I appreciate your recommendations.

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September 28, 2016 at 21:07:42
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I strongly feel that air cooling is more than enough for most uses if up get a quality air cooling system appropriate for your uses and hardware choices. The Noctua cooler is similar to one I now use on my Devil's Canyon CPU and it idles in the low 30C range and has barely ever touched the 50C so there is plenty of room when I feel the need to OC it.
I see your parts pick and I see a disconnect with what you say your uses are. "My usage is lots of internet, vids, etc.....only occasional gaming." says to me that you are spending two to two and a half times what is needed. Occasional gaming could be done with a GTX750Ti, GTX950 or GTX960 very well. A motherboard between $100. and $140. could easily satisfy your needs and a Wifi card is not very expensive an addition. I do not see the need for a monitor that is more than five times what my 24" monitor cost me a few years ago unless you are doing extreme gaming.
I see that for your listed uses a 6600K would be more than enough and save over $100. over the 6700K CPU.
An SSD drive that is going to be your OS drive with your programs installed and not generally used for storage (which is what the hard drives are for), needs only be 240GB or at most (if you like the space) a 480GB. I have 130GB free on my 240GB SSD after a year and a half almost.
I do suggest WD Black series hard drives for the conventional HD's but that may only be my preference. And why two hard drives, you cannot seriously considering RAID 0 for a storage drive unless you were doing serious Photoshop, Autocad, or video editing.
You can spend what you want of course, but I see your needs being more than fulfilled for $700.00 to $900.00 plus maybe $200. more or less for a good monitor. What you have listed is for very high level gaming.

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September 29, 2016 at 03:08:01
thank you for this detailed response. It was very much appreciated!

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#3
September 30, 2016 at 08:43:36
Sir

You Can Choose Any Graphic Card, HDD, ... For Your System.
But, In PC Systems, Three Parts Are Very Important, Choose The Bests !
1- PSU (Power Supply Unit)
2- RAM (Quality, Speed, and Compatibility With Mainboard/MOBO)
3- Mainboard
Those Parts Are The Source of many Problems.
Choose Them Carefully.

Good Luck.



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