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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 06:28 AM

I might pull the trigger on this in the next couple of weeks granted that my finances are good.

I aim to use this rig mainly for gaming/streaming as well as photo editing. I do some photography as well as a general interest in streaming games like Motorsport Manager, PUBG, etc.

I understand I could get a cheaper case but the reason for the Define Mini C is the aesthetics. I am looking at a Phanteks P400 or a Zalman Z9 Neo but would rather stick to the Mini C.

Anything I could improve on the performance of this rig and hopefully save a tad bit?

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:02 AM

The main thing I can see to drop the price is to change to a 6-core CPU. Unless you know that 8 cores will be useful, I'd suggest that a 6-core will be nearly the same for most of what you're doing. The only other reasonable suggestion for decreasing the price that I can see is to change the WiFi adapter.

 

Other than that, your list looks pretty good to me. I'd probably change the PSU to https://pricespy.co....t.php?p=2160334 which might last slightly longer, but the one you've got will work fine too. Ideally you'd get a larger SSD, but that'd raise the price a bit.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:16 PM

Yea at least get a 250GB M.2 as the space will disappear in no time. I am guessing you want your most played games on that drive and the rest on the 1TB. Some games are 50GB now. Extra money but worth it. Also as Ryzen 7 only supports 20 PCIe lanes (16x for GPU and 4x for M.2) if you put in another M.2 the GPU will have to change to 8x PCIe lanes. This may restrict the performance of the GTX 1060.

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Posted 22 June 2017 - 12:55 PM

The 8 core may help with streaming , and editing if you OC .
But for gaming the R5 1600

 

The mb is questionable. It uses a three phase power design with 6 output mosfets
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I have the Gigabyte AB350m gaming3. . Four honest phases , and doing fine

The M.2 drive is slow . The corsair force or samsung 960 are faster especially in the 256 gig sizes

I used the define mini C too . Amazing case with ,almost, too many options . It could be 4-5 cm shorter and taller without all the options I am not going to use .


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