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Can I do better than this for the money?

wallywally

39 months ago

I thought buying parts / building was cheaper, but given my lack of build experience and the availability of things like this:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/cyberpowerpc-gamer-supreme-liquid-cooled-desktop-intel-core-i7-32gb-memory-geforce-gtx-1070-240gb-solid-state-drive-3tb-hdd-black-orange/5374302.p?skuId=5374302

I just don't know. What am I missing? This seems almost at the price of parts and comes with warranty, etc.

Can I beat this with $1500? I'm stuck, so far I have this build:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $149.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $92.89 @ OutletPC
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Video Card $449.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1084.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-23 20:58 EDT-0400

And it's already over $1k, with no OS, no power supply (wouldn't know where to start with that), no case (don't care about looks), no network adapter, etc.. What should I do here?

EDIT: It's probably relevant to add that I use Adobe graphics software extensively, as well as dabble in 3d modeling (not rendering much at all), and game development.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 4 points

Easily, its wasting money in a ton of places just to have bigger numbers for the sake of having bigger nubmers and it has a crap PSU so you would want to throw in $80 more to replace it so you are looking at spending ~$1600.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $227.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $123.99 @ Amazon
Memory Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $69.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 750GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $169.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1570.61
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-23 21:07 EDT-0400

You don't need a i7 for gaming. 32GB of RAM is just stupid for gaming its a huge waste of money and the RAM is faster which can make a difference. It has a MUCH bigger SSD. It also has a much better GPU. A better case and a PSU that is likely light years ahead.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok, I see what you're doing there. This doesn't include wireless adapter or a decent keyboard (not that the one on that PC is one either). Adding those, I see it at around $1625. Making me $125 over budget without so much as an extra cable or misc cost during build (thermal paste if needed, etc.).

Any thoughts?

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

The Bestcrap PC doesn't include a wireless adapter either. It would still come out to be about the same amount once you added both of those items to each build. Also you won't need any extra cables or extra thermal paste or anything. Also you can save money with this build by going with a smaller SSD and/or getting the normal non acrylic Pro M.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

You could drop down to a 1070, then you'd have the money for a keyboard and adapter. You don't need aftermarket thermal paste; pre-included paste will work just fine.

For adobe/game development/3D Modeling, I'd definitely try for the i7-6700K. You may try visiting monoprice, they are currently having a sale on the i7-6700K processor.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Looking at the inputs, and the fact that I'd like to have the option to push further into 3d and such, I've come up with this: I decided to include monitor and needed peripherals just to see what I'm looking at. 27" monitor is a must, I'm moving from an iMac and I LOVE my 27" monitor and having 2 browsers or browser/software open on same monitor. Thanks everyone!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG M9i 48.4 CFM CPU Cooler $19.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $118.49 @ OutletPC
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport LT 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $136.99 @ Amazon
Storage Crucial BX200 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $69.99 @ B&H
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $414.98 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $74.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $80.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit $109.98 @ My Choice Software
Monitor AOC Q2778VQE 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $260.99 @ Best Buy
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $26.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1753.35
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1713.35
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-23 23:35 EDT-0400
  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

What is your goal with this build (i.e. primary purpose)?

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated. Thanks.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

This topic has been moved from "General > General Discussion" to "Systems > Part List Opinions Wanted".

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I've updated what I'm thinking in a new comment below. Thanks!

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