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Looking to build first PC $2000 (already have peripherala)

Designeddw

39 months ago

Looking to build PC for gaming. I enjoy the total war series as well as FPS type games. The budget of $2000 is a soft budget, so I could go a couple hundred over. First time building and I wanna do it right. VR isn't a big deal for me. However I'm looking to stay relevant as we go into 2017.

Any advice will help. My general idea is posted below. Let me know what you would swap out so I can pull the trigger and get this baby ordered. Thanks guys.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $139.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $144.82 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $699.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA NEX 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $78.49 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.00 @ Amazon
Sound Card Asus Xonar Essence STX 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card $260.05 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1915.99
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 10:52 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 3 points
  • get an SSD
  • the H100i is way overpriced
  • NEX 650 isn't a good psu choice
  • get that sound card outta there

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $86.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Ultra Gaming ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $162.00 @ SuperBiiz
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Intel 600p Series 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $112.30 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $54.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $699.99 @ B&H
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case $97.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home Full 32/64-bit $119.99 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1824.12
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 11:20 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I was thinking the same thing lol, and always go corsair vengeance for the ram.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Is there a reason you're spending so much on a sound card? Most motherboards have good enough audio that they're really not needed. Get a different PSU. Get a G2 from EVGA or a Corsair RMx unit. Much better quality for a similar price. Also at this budget, I see no reason not to have at least a 250GB SSD. Use the money from the sound card to get one of those instead. Will make your build much quicker overall.

Edit: you also have an OEM version of Windows but don't have a ODD, so keep that in mind.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 0 points

Because that version comes as a CD. You'd need an ODD to install the OS.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

But it comes with an activation key too, and you can use that and a usb media created on another PC.

That's what I did anyway.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I know that, but I was just letting him know. Not everyone knows you can make a bootable drive, so calm yourself.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Not everyone knows you can make a bootable drive.

Then why didn't you say he could make one in your original comment?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Why do you need a sound card? Most modern motherboards have great built in sound.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $124.85 @ B&H
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.88 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GAMING X 8G Video Card $699.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.00 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1805.45
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 11:16 EDT-0400

Got you a better watercooler (h100i is pretty trash compared to this).

Better PSU.

Beter motherboard.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

first of all get an ssd, what games are you playing that require a 1070?, and why did you buy a sound card?, are you producing music?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk X400 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $237.00 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $679.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $170.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2010.48
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2000.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 16:34 EDT-0400

How about this guys?

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.89 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ B&H
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M5 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $172.88 @ OutletPC
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage Sandisk X400 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive $237.00 @ Newegg
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $679.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 450D ATX Mid Tower Case $119.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $170.99 @ Amazon
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2010.48
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2000.48
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 16:34 EDT-0400

How does this one look?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

not great. and the psu is simply ridiculous, the motherboard offers little to nothing over boards $30 cheaper, too many good options to consider the 450D. the build I posted has better connectivity on the motherboard, a case that is more flexible and comes with better fans, doesn't look as aesthetically scattered (black/white cooler, black/red mobo, silver/black gpu) if you even care about what you see through the case window and a much faster main drive.

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