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39 months ago

Hi I'm a complete scrub and I want to build a PC. Will this be alright? Can anyone suggest places where I'm over/under spending?

I really like the Prodigy M case, but I'm worried the GPU might be too big for it. I'd be putting two 3.5" HDDs and a 2.5" SSD into it - is it all going to fit? Am I sacrificing the performance in any way by choosing this case over something bigger? I've heard the handles are a bit flimsy, but it doesn't bother me.

Will mostly be used for gaming and VR.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $324.00 @ Centre Com
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $65.00 @ CPL Online
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $109.00 @ Centre Com
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $208.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $709.00 @ IJK
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Vivid Green MicroATX Mini Tower Case $125.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply Corsair CSM 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $121.77 @ Skycomp Technology
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit -
Mouse Corsair SCIMITAR RGB Wired Optical Mouse $109.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1902.77
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-20 14:11 AEST+1000

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Either you buy a Z170 so you can overclock the i5-6600k or get a locked i5-6500 and drop the cooler..

Get the EVGA FTW 1070 (probably the best 1070), it is also cheaper. ALso get a good psu.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $273.00 @ IJK
Motherboard MSI B150M MORTAR Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $132.00 @ Umart
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $109.00 @ Centre Com
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $208.00 @ Centre Com
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB FTW Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card $679.00 @ Shopping Express
Case BitFenix Prodigy M Vivid Green MicroATX Mini Tower Case $125.00 @ CPL Online
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $122.00 @ CPL Online
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit -
Mouse Corsair SCIMITAR RGB Wired Optical Mouse $109.00 @ IJK
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1757.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-20 14:24 AEST+1000
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Your GPU (279mm) should fit just fine with that PSU (150mm) based on the review over at overclock3d.net.

It's also worth considering that we're using a 160mm long PSU, as to use anything longer would drastically reduce the max GPU length from a very ample 320mm down to a paltry 230mm.

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