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Been staring at parts a bit too long...

JTMC93
  • 55 months ago

I have been looking over and reconfiguring my own builds for far too long. Finally decided to just ask for some advice.

Budget: No real limit just good performance per dollar Location: Southwest Missouri but can run to St. Louis and similar if it could save a large amount of money. Use (Gaming, Rendering, etc): Gaming mostly Killing floor 2, Space Engineers, heavily modded Minecraft, Rainbow 6: Seige, Fallout 4, and Final Fantasy XIV. Prefer 1080p60 Recording and Streaming are included. Peripherals required (monitor, keyboard/mouse, etc): monitor, Keyboard, mouse, and headset recommendations please. Operating System required: Windows 10 Special: I would like to keep with Nvidia Cards do to most games being built using Nvidia based features. Also needs to allow for an Elgato HD60 Pro PCIe card. If possible I would like a Red/Black based theme in the Fractal Design Define R5. The goal is to use this as a full use then later on once I build a more modern unit when Z170 and DDR4 are cheaper making it into a server. So a maxed out Z97 or an easily upgraded X99 platform would be ideal.

The system will be built over varying stages from base platform, downloading games and saving up cash,to full gaming, leveling up my skills again, then completed recording machine.

Please help, and thank you for taking the time to read my request. Sorry for the hassle.

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Dude, just go for a Z170 skylake now because it'll save u a lot of hassle in the long run :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

I would end up having to building up 2 PCs. I still will need a Server for my end goal.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

But, a server can be really cheap to make because you don't need that much to make one. You definitely don't need a full fledged system for one.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe. Hmm... Wonder if I should have added the server in as well. (Still trying to catch up to server grade hardware after my 2-3 year hiatus from tech.)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

And what quality do u want? 1080p @60fps on all of those?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Sorry meant to put that in... Yes. Mainly since that is what the Elgato records at.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

This one will run anything you want at it 1080p 60fps

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £219.98 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £60.98 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard £117.81 @ Amazon UK
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory £79.99 @ Aria PC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £59.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £50.34 @ Aria PC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card £259.98 @ Amazon UK
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case £83.90 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £67.98 @ CCL Computers
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) £72.30 @ CCL Computers
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1073.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 17:16 GMT+0000

Monitor and Peripherals recommendation:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
Monitor Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $241.73 @ Amazon
Keyboard Razer BlackWidow Chroma Wired Gaming Keyboard $159.99 @ Directron
Mouse Razer DeathAdder Chroma Wired Optical Mouse $58.68 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $56.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $517.39
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 12:34 EST-0500

:)

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  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $229.99 @ Micro Center
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler $89.90 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $122.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $94.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $79.84 @ Amazon
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 970 4GB Twin Frozr V Video Card $319.99 @ B&H
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Amazon
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $99.98 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1322.64
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $1297.64
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-14 12:51 EST-0500

There we go :)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks. Just out of curiosity what would you recommend as the upgrade path if I was looking to upgrade to an i7 with an AIO and had to worry about dust? Like what case, AIO, etc.

Sorry bout all the questions. Just trying to get a clear picture of what is possible with the new platform.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

You don't need an i7 really, in regards of dust, just make sure all the case fans have dust fans on and clean your PC out once a month. If it gets particularly dusty, clean it out. When u clean it be very gentle and make sure the thing your using doesn't have any Static to it.

In regards to the AiO water cooler, it isn't required. Probably the best thing to do is to Overclock the i5 to 4.2Ghz (at most preferably 4.0Ghz ) and the Dark Rock Pro 3 will handle it

;)

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm... Makes sense. And yeah I clean like crazy so that is a given. Mainly I am concerned about good placement on dust filters.

Would the Corsair Vengence C70 work as an alternative case given it is available locally for around 100$.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

So... No particular budget just bang for your buck?

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Yeah. And really I just need a case large enough for my ogre hands to fit and good cable management.

  • 55 months ago
  • 1 point

Because I'm lazy this is basically a modified version of one of my build guides/ saved part lists. What do you think?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $389.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $143.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Mushkin Blackline 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX200 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card MSI Radeon R9 390 8GB Video Card $319.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT Phantom (Black) ATX Full Tower Case $109.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) $90.75 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Apevia CF312SL-UBL (3-Pack) 63.9 CFM 120mm Fans $16.99 @ Newegg
Monitor AOC I2269VW 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor AOC I2269VW 60Hz 21.5" Monitor $99.99 @ Best Buy
Monitor AOC G2460PF 144Hz 24.0" Monitor $259.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard $112.13 @ Amazon
Mouse Logitech G300S Wired Optical Mouse $30.99 @ Amazon
Headphones JVC HARX900 Headphones $57.98 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2094.72
Generated by PCPartPicker 2015-11-15 01:26 EST-0500

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