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What do you think about my build?

Opencircuit74

39 months ago

I am trying to make a build in the $1600 range. The theme is red and black, and I am going for a setup. It seems good to me, so what do you think about it? I am going to use it for general purposes and gaming. It also should last a while, it does not become outdated too quickly.

The link is here - http://pcpartpicker.com/list/7mr4M8

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

First save money on that antivirus. Just download free AVIRA which is better.

Arctic cooling mx4 is my favorite paste, but you can save that money also as cryorig paste is very good.

I hate to do this to your build, but at this point the FX series doesn't make sense. OUtdated with no upgradability and I love amd. If you wanted amd you would have to wait for ZEN which is coming end or beginning of 2017.

Those are 1080P monitors. A GTX 1060 or RX 480 would be perfectly fine. Unless you are planning on going with 144HZ monitor or 1440P, the 1070 would be overkill.

Get a better psu. Went with the GQ 650 which should be enough if you still decide on going with the 1070, and even with two 1070s

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170MX-Gaming 5 Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.27 @ Amazon
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $66.54 @ NCIX US
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $37.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $53.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB WINDFORCE OC 6G Video Card $265.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair SPEC-03 Red ATX Mid Tower Case $66.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer $53.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VX238H 23.0" Monitor $119.99 @ Newegg
Mouse Redragon M902 Wired Laser Mouse $35.99 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G230 Headset $34.99 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $63.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1530.84
Mail-in rebates -$60.00
Total $1470.84
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-18 14:06 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the advice! I got rid of the mobo, ram, cooler and cpu. Also upgraded to new power supply. I kept the 1070 because I got 144hz monitors. Waiting for new processor:)

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Youre welcome!

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