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    Hi guys i am building my very first gaming pc starting this October i am really hype to get started so i need i few tips before i get started here my first question where can i buy my stuff i am planing to order all of them at amazon.ca is it a good place to order the items i need from that site ????

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    Well that question did not go well here a other question for you guys it about how to install window 10 can i install a free version of window 10 or do i need to buy one for my new gaming pc if there is a free version where can i find it ?????

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    Like anything else Windows 10 is not free so unless you have the rights to install it on more than one PC (unlikely) of course you have to buy a new copy. There are, apparently, alternative solutions but this is not a place where such discussions are likely to be allowed.

    The important thing when building a PC is budget and if it is a gaming orientated one then you need to spend as much as you can on the graphics card without compromising the quality/performance of the other components.

    I'm not one to advise you on specifics as I've not built a PC recently so am not up to speed as regards any current components. The last PC I built was for general use and 'completed' over two years ago now and most of the research I did for the stuff that went into that is over three years out of date.

    In general though some things are still relevant. If money is no issue I'd go all SSD but if not use a SSD for your OS/Programs and larger HDD for storage. A SSD of the same capacity is typically up to four times the price of HDD storage. How you balance your storage requirements between the SSD and HDD is up to you and your budget.

    PSU - absolutely no need to use a significantly over-spec unit unless you think you might upgrade the PC later ie. fit a bigger graphics card. So work out what you need for the system you've built using an online calculator and it will be fine and save you money. However do make sure the PSU you choose comes with all cabling and connection options you need.

    MB - you can spend a lot on a MB which will give you no significantly better performance than one at half the price. But do look at the connection facilities ie. the number of SATA ports and things like the number and positioning of the RAM slots.

    The MB will determine not just the RAM type you can fit (DDR3/4) but also what specific RAM modules. Those with heat sinks may be unusable as they foul the CPU heat sink and fan(s) due to the MB's layout design.

    CASE - don't ignore its importance, not just its design/mounting capacity but also its build quality. There is nothing more annoying than a case that rattles when all the fans and GPU are working hard as is likely the situation with a gaming PC.

    Also make sure to research your graphics card's and CPU heat sink/cooling fans' dimensions before setting your mind to a particular case. Especially if you think you may want to upgrade the GPU in the future make sure the case has enough space to allow that.

    RAM: 8GB is still good as most of the work you're interested in using the PC for is going to be done by the graphics card anyway. 8GB is not going to be a significant bottleneck with most games at present but if you can afford 16GB, even at lower spec ie. DDR3, it is worth considering.

    CPU: on money grounds alone I'd still go mid-range ie. i5 or equivalent.

    When I last built a PC I worked out what components I wanted and then spent a lot of time finding out who could supply them and at the cheapest price factoring in shipping cost of course. I bought the main components from five different places; Amazon was one but most of the others were PC component specialists.

    Even with the extra shipping costs the result was a useful saving than if buying from one place.
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    I think you for got about what type internet connection i can use don't you think that also important.

    Speaking of the internet i have a interesting question about that, i want my gaming pc to have wifi internet however the motherboard i pick might not have any so what i want to no is how can i install wifi internet on my gaming pc ????

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    If a mobo for some reason doesn't have integrated wifi it's a simple matter to just get a wifi card or even a usb wifi dongle. You're talking like 10-15 bucks here for either. Plus any board would have an ethernet port anyway for a wired connection.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zaladane View Post
    If a mobo for some reason doesn't have integrated wifi it's a simple matter to just get a wifi card or even a usb wifi dongle. You're talking like 10-15 bucks here for either. Plus any board would have an ethernet port anyway for a wired connection.
    I see well however i can't connect to ethernet i only use wifi the wifi card look nice however i will go with the usb wifi dongle it look less of a hassle is there one you can recommend ????

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    Hi guys here a update on my gaming pc build i got a "Corsair Carbide SPEC-04 Black/Grey Mid-Tower Gaming Case" from my brother in law he also gave me a few tips the first tip he gave me is when i buy a motherboard i need to by a motherboad and cpu combo which is super neat i fond a nice combo for me on amazon "Intel Core i7-8700K + ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E" now the second tip that bother in law gave sounded a little "lazy" i ask him about the case he gave how many fans i can put in it what he told me is " I don't need to install any extra fans if my computer get to hot all i need to do is open the side panel and put a normal fan next to it and that would solve the problem" i will put five new fans in my case to keep computer cool before i do that i need some help i want to get a cpu fan for the i7-8700K i have no idea what to buy for this cpu can anyone help me ?????

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    I'd just look at some review sites for info on what are currently considered the best CPU coolers. Until you get into water cooling the differences in real life performance between one CPU and another is not that significant IMHO. But almost all good quality third party coolers are consistently, demonstrably better than the stock Intel supplied ones, that is undoubtedly true.

    https://www.overclockersclub.com/rev...r212_evo/4.htm

    The latest version of the Cooler Master 212 Hyper Evo, an earlier version of which I use with an extra fan for an i3, is still getting good reviews and you can find it for under £27/$35, a bargain. With an i7 using a second fan would be recommended.

    But if money is no object then the Noctua NH-D14 £77/$100 would look to be a very good choice if you're not worried about the fans hideous colour. Its essentially two fans and two heat-sinks bolted together so you'd expect it to perform better than any cooler with just one fan. It would be interesting to see how the Cooler Master performed against it with the extra fan I recommended using.

    The mounting system and socket type support should be good for all currently available CPU/MB but sensible to check just to make sure. Also remember what I said about RAM heat-sink clearance, there is specific warning from one customer review I've read about that with the Noctua NH-D14 cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAbysmalDark View Post
    I'd just look at some review sites for info on what are currently considered the best CPU coolers. Until you get into water cooling the differences in real life performance between one CPU and another is not that significant IMHO. But almost all good quality third party coolers are consistently, demonstrably better than the stock Intel supplied ones, that is undoubtedly true.

    https://www.overclockersclub.com/rev...r212_evo/4.htm

    The latest version of the Cooler Master 212 Hyper Evo, an earlier version of which I use with an extra fan for an i3, is still getting good reviews and you can find it for under £27/$35, a bargain. With an i7 using a second fan would be recommended.

    But if money is no object then the Noctua NH-D14 £77/$100 would look to be a very good choice if you're not worried about the fans hideous colour. Its essentially two fans and two heat-sinks bolted together so you'd expect it to perform better than any cooler with just one fan. It would be interesting to see how the Cooler Master performed against it with the extra fan I recommended using.

    The mounting system and socket type support should be good for all currently available CPU/MB but sensible to check just to make sure. Also remember what I said about RAM heat-sink clearance, there is specific warning from one customer review I've read about that with the Noctua NH-D14 cooler.
    Ya i did some research about the cooler master 212 evo and the noctua nh-d series but i though it was the noctua nh-d 15 was the best for a cpu like this well anyway i think there a other cpu cooler that might work a "Cryorig h5 universal" i believe on what i hear the h5 universal can beat the 212 evo with better cooling performance for the i7-8700k also it will not take up any ram slots space but i am worry about that i won't be able to put 2 fans on top of my case because how big the cpu coolers are .

    Also about water cooler well they freaking scare me a lot the reason is they might sprung a leak and that can ruin all the important parts of my gaming rig so cpu water cooler for me are a VERY SUPER EXTREMELY BIG NO NO sorry if i offend anyone i no some people have good luck with cpu water cooler but i will stick with air cooling if that alright with you guy ???

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    Hi guys i have a other update i spoke to my brother in law the other day and i told him about the "Intel Core i7-8700K + ASUS ROG STRIX Z370-E" combo i fond on amazon so i can get his opinion on it well he said the combo i super pricey and he is right it around $900 witch is pretty high, my budget for my cpu + motherboard combo is around $620 to $820 now he recommended a website that sell computer parts for a good price, now i fond two combos that are in my price budget range The first one is "Intel Core i5-8600k + MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS" they sell it for around $510 the other one is "Intel Core i5-8600k + MSI Z370 TOMAHAWK" they sell this one around $536 they both look promising would you guy recommend any of them as budget friendly ????

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