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Is the monitor I have the best for my build?

MattxXx18

39 months ago

Just what the title says - Simply wondering if I have a good monitor to go with this build? If not, what monitor would be better utilized with the hardware here?

Thanks for your time!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor $204.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $11.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI B150 Gaming M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $111.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $69.98 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $93.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.71 @ OutletPC
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GAMING X Video Card $299.88 @ OutletPC
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro ATX Full Tower Case $99.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $80.98 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer $18.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Quiet Edition 67.8 CFM 140mm Fan $17.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair Air Series AF140 Red 66.4 CFM 140mm Fan $12.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.69 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Corsair SP120 57.2 CFM 120mm Fan $12.69 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor $140.98 @ Newegg
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $40.03 @ Amazon
Speakers Logitech Z506 155W 5.1ch Speakers $63.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1484.17
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1434.17
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-27 14:07 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Just a heads-up on something else: the Z506 speakers are kinda ****. Either go with a 2.1 channel system like this or if you still need the 5.1 system go with this. You still can use the Z506, but the sound quality will be lacking.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm actually really glad that you commented on that. I was going to add that if anyone wanted to provide some input on the speakers that that would be appreciated as I don't know much at all about them, but opted to just leave the focus on the monitor. So thank you very much. I wouldn't be able to extend my budget as far to get that 5.1 system, but might be able to make the stretch to get the Z623's.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Well that's good. To explain it simply, speakers are "rated" for 155w, but only at certain frequencies. This is also the explanation of how cheap they are compared to the 906's: they don't fulfill the entire audio spectrum. In short, scum-baggy marketing tactics are scum-baggy.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Understood.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Also, how do you post the actual list here instead of the link? I'm not sure how to do it like that.

  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

On your part list, where it has the URL you use to share, you should see a PCPP icon. Clicking on it will reveal a formatted part list text field that you can copy and paste.

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  • 39 months ago
  • 1 point

Sweet, thanks man!

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

No prob. And yes, your monitor is fine.

  • 39 months ago
  • 2 points

Alright, good to know! Wasn't sure if there was a better option or not. Thanks again!

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