I wanted a CAD workstation with ability to do light video editing (gopro) without issue.
Why the 7700k and 3000 ram with the B250 board?
I know, really strange choice of mobo, RAM, could have other uses. He needs to elaborate more so we understand better and not having to make assumptions.
What do you mean? Instead of 3200 ram? This was my first build and didn't know exactly what to get. I wanted a fast processor that would carry me for awhile and the mobo I purchased was actually the B250M bazooka opt boost but that wasn't on here.
With RAM, it is really application-dependent, and I don't know enough of CAD applications if they really can take advantage of faster RAM. The capacity is no issue.
With the board, you paired it with a K-series SKU, which those CPUs like the i7-7700K can be overclocked, but the H-series and the B-series of boards do not support overclocking. Only the Z-series of motherboards support overclocking.
The CPU will carry you for a while, yes, but we (me included) feel that the overclocking capabilities were wasted by being paired with a board that does not support overclocking. If it isn't a K-series SKU (i7-7700), then it's a fine choice.
Ahh I see, thanks for the info. I had no interest in overclocking due to the type of work I do. I also got the CPU for $280 on eBay, so it was a no brainer for me.
Soildworks is very Memory hungry if you are doing any FEA I maxed out 16 gb no prob
Damn, you really sold me on the case. I've been looking at it for a good while against others. Looks good man.
Its really clean and simple. Plenty of room even with a micro ATX board.
The H7 is a great CPU Cooler, but if you wish to overclock then better get a liquid cooler or one of these $80 CPU Coolers
Yeah.. if you run the 8700k stock it might be enough.. but if you overclock it get an AIO or a high-performance Air cooler
I don't wish to overclock. Any CAD programs (CREO, NX, Solidworks) won't require it. My work computers are lesser machines and they work just fine.
You will OC once you start to run heavy simulation
Works fine for my uses. I probably could have gotten away with a lesser cooler, I don't game but the price was right and I liked the looks.