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First Time Build - Thoughts?

smitty05

39 months ago

Morning all. So I am looking to build a entry/mid level system, primarily for gaming but nothing too intensive. CS:GO and a few other FPS games. Few areas I would love addressed: - mobo: I will need wifi. better to go with a regular board and add an adapter? - gpu: do I need a 6gb or would a 3gb suffice? also, reviews seemed solid with this model - monitor: looking for 1ms or 2ms, 144hz isn't in budget currently. maybe future upgrade around Christmas - ssd: I will add a SSD in the next few months and transfer Windows over

Any areas of improvement or advice, please lay it on me!

Thanks

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $267.72 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard MSI B150I GAMING PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $141.73 @ NCIX
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $52.48 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $64.99 @ Memory Express
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $354.99 @ Memory Express
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $83.98 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.43 @ NCIX
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F120MP 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $19.95 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor BenQ GL2460HM 24.0" 60Hz Monitor $179.99 @ Memory Express
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $29.90 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1320.16
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1300.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 13:16 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I think 144hz will fit in the budget with room to spare:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $254.98 @ DirectCanada
Motherboard ASRock H110M-ITX/ac Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $83.00 @ Vuugo
Memory Crucial 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $38.37 @ Amazon Canada
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $74.98 @ DirectCanada
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB SC GAMING Video Card $289.99 @ NCIX
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $79.99 @ Newegg Canada
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Fan Phanteks PH-F120MP 53.3 CFM 120mm Fan $19.00 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor Acer GN246HL 24.0" 144Hz Monitor $249.99 @ DirectCanada
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $28.00 @ Vuugo
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1243.29
Mail-in rebates -$35.00
Total $1208.29
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 13:41 EDT-0400

Also, don't start with the HDD. Start with the SSD, add the HDD later.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for feedback! Makes sense regarding the SSD and HDD. I actually just switched that monitor in about 3 minutes ago after reading a post regarding that exact same one. I did have that PSU in a couple weeks ago when first making this list, but the G2 gold was on sale and do not mind spending the extra 20 bucks to have that. As for the H110, will that restrict or limit any benefits or possibilities in comparison to the B150 or H170 boards?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Nothing wrong with going for the G2, it's a great buy.

Biggest difference between H110 and the B150s and H170s is the single-channel RAM configuration. It'll accept as much RAM as the board can fit, but it won't run in dual-channel mode. This has only shown to be an issue in niche use cases. I wouldn't worry about it unless you're planning to do a lot of rendering/editing tasks. Gaming shouldn't be affected.

H110s also use PCIE 2.0 lanes, not 3.0, but I don't think even the 1080 comes close to saturating the bandwidth.

The other differences are mostly on a board-to-board basis. Just make sure it has all the connectivity, I/O support you need.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Makes sense. Reviews seem to be average at best with the H110 mobo after reading up on it. Would it be worthwhile to drop to a i3 6100 to keep a better motherboard and allow for better peripherals considering I will never be doing anything extremely CPU intensive?

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