Description

Hey guys, finished my first PC build for gaming the other day and really happy with it. I've upgraded components before but this was a fresh new build everything new (not including monitors or peripherals!).

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $249.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $129.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $218.89 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $49.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $87.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $309.99 @ Newegg
Case NZXT H440 (White/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ NCIX US
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1285.22
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1265.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-22 18:16 EST-0500

Looking to overclock soon and seeing what people recommend going to.

Comments

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Would of recommended going for an R9 390, as it is the same price, but better in my opinion. But very nice build!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! Was stuck between those two cards for a while and the conclusion I seem to have found from research was the R9 390 was better stock but the GTX 970 had better overclocking abilities. But hope it's not too much of a difference anyway :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 2 points

Oh, okay, fair enough, I guess if you spend the little extra on the 970 you could overclock it, but personally I'm not a huge overclocker.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm not either but I wanted to start trying it out :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I think ur motherboard is really to big for u current build but it's only my opinion and i have a questions, what are the 2 monitor we see on the picture ?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I went for this motherboard because I originally planned on the M3 but I got a deal on the M7 which made is only slightly more expensive than the M3, so decided to go with that for future purposes too :) The main monitor is an old hans-g 1080p monitor I've had for a while, can't remember model number and the other one is just a cheap one that isn't even HD unfortunately. But I've order an Asus VG24QE to replace the Hans-G, which can then replace the cheaper one! :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking of getting this case but I did not know how I was going to download windows so I ended up getting a different case, how did you do it?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Not the author but I can answer your question... You can boot from a USB penstick with windows.

People comment on NZXT's minimalism movement a lot, first they removed the ODD, now some case does not possess a reset button.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Cool thanks for the help

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yup, I put windows on my USB from my old PC before I built up the new one :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

ohh kk thanks

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

I just did my build with the H440 too and installing Windows via USB was a breeze.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

most use a usb external dvd drive

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

ok thanks

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

dank build son, that mobo gives you the option to SLI later on if you choose so :D

(upvotes)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you! That will be tempting haha :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Basically my build :P

(how did you put your parts on the comment section like that? i would like to do that as well :P)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

or not....

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

probably copy and pasted the link

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry I hadn't seen this (not been logged on!). On your parts list at the top there's different buttons you can press to give different formatting for reddit etc, there is a button for pcpartpicker and it will format your build to create a table like the one I added, then just copy and paste it :)

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

ah, gotcha, i will look into this.

Thank you :)

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have LED strips, where does the light come from ?