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1st timer, switching from console

jpb7373

39 months ago

After 3 weeks of looking at every build I could find, reading comments, and trying (and I feel like probably failing) to understand some of the ins and outs of the various components, I thought this seemed reasonable. I'm not sure that the MB is correct (is SLI with a 1070 likely to be necessary in the next 2-3 years?). Space is not an issue; I just liked the look of the case.

I'm switching over from an Xbox and a "gaming" laptop (y70 with gtx860m and i7-4710), but would like to have something a bit more future-proofed. I'm hoping to play things like BF1, Fallout, Deus Ex, etc with high settings. I'm not excited about VR, but I suppose it would be reasonable to plan for it. This all started when I tried to play Witcher 3 on the laptop and was horribly disappointed, though it did get better with tweaking and driver updates. Any and all suggestions appreciated. Budget is $1200, the closer to $1000 the better, but willing to pay a bit extra for quality.

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-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $166.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $399.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1172.70
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1152.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-19 19:49 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Even if you are not going to SLI, get a better motherboard.

Also I would get the EVGA GQ 650 just in case you want to sli later on. Its a very good psu.

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-Z170XP-SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 850 EVO 500GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $166.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card $399.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply EVGA 650W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1172.70
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1152.70
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-19 19:05 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Great, I'll make the change. Thanks!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Another couple of questions. Is it a bad idea going with the M.2 SDD? I notice most builds using a 2.5". And, if I'm not planning VR stuff, should I scale back to a 1060 and regular i5-6600 (I don't think I will, but the extra ~ $200 would be nice)?

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