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Final Opinions of £1500 Gaming/Modelling ITX PC

HappyHambo

39 months ago

Here is my finalized build-

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £210.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £67.25 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard EVGA Z170 Stinger Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £178.28 @ More Computers
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £78.17 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £133.08 @ Aria PC
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card £409.97 @ Amazon UK
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case £59.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £73.84 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan £17.70 @ Ebuyer
Other QNIX QHD27​30R £257.00
Total £1485.28

I've asked for opinions of my builds many times on this forum and I think that this is the final product. The only thing I might change in the future is the CPU for one of the new Kaby Lake ones that are coming later this year.

Once the SSD gets filled up I'll probably get a 500GB HDD and I'll also get more case fans for the top two spaces (Silent Wings 2 probably).

I know that the DRP3 will be a tight fit but I think that it'll look pretty cool (NCIX fit a NH-D15 in it so it will defiantly fit).

I'm just wanting peoples opinions on this finished list :)

Thanks for reading

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

I would get another motherboard. While I really like EVGA products, I would like to say this is one of the worst motherboard (itx Z170) and that price is insane. You can get a much better one for much less. If you are worried about a color theme, don't worry as with that cooler you wont be able to see the motherboard. Here u=is a build using the asus motherboard, EVOLV itx case and dark rock pro 3 cooler..

https://pcpartpicker.com/b/b3qkcf

As you can see, no way you can notice anything on motherboard.

As for the GPU, I would get the EVGA FTW which IMO is the best 1070 or the ACX 3.0.

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Pshj4D/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-ftw-gaming-acx-30-video-card-08g-p4-6276-kr

http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/product/Tv38TW/evga-geforce-gtx-1070-8gb-sc-gaming-acx-30-video-card-08g-p4-6173-kr

Gigabyte card seems to have issues with coil whine, and EVGA has a way much better warranty/customer service than any other company with GPU.

As for the PSU.. it is EXCELLENT... Only 550 watts psu comparable is the corsair RMX550

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor £210.00 @ Amazon UK
CPU Cooler be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler £67.25 @ Amazon UK
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard £134.99 @ Amazon UK
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory £78.17 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive £133.08 @ Aria PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB SC Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card £409.98 @ Ebuyer
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case £59.99 @ Novatech
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply £73.84 @ CCL Computers
Case Fan be quiet! SilentWings 2 60.4 CFM 140mm Fan £17.55 @ Ebuyer
Other QNIX QHD27​30R £257.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total £1441.85
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-25 14:41 BST+0100
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the help. I had noticed that the motherboard was lacking on features but I left it there just because it was the nicest looking but now that I know you won't even be able to see it, I'm not too bothered about looks. I also hadn't done much research into into the GPU but I had remembered the G1 gaming being a really good 970 but I didn't know about the coil whine on the new ones.

Anyhow, thank you :)

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

You're welcome!

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