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Opinion on Building My First Racing Gaming PC

Hoosier6

38 months ago

Hello, HELP! I'm just getting into iRacing and building my first PC. I'm hoping I can get some expert advise and opinions on two options but I'm open to suggestions (I'm trying to get up to speed on the components). I'm hoping to stay at $1500 or less and plan on using it primarily for racing and general computing. I'm planning on running 3 monitors. I don't know if this will do a great job for now and in the future or if I don't need to go this deluxe.

Option 1 Estimated Cost $1250: CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K Motherboard: MSI Z170-A Pro Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Windforce

Memory: Patriot 2x8GB Viper 4 DDR4-2666 Red Solid-State Drive: SanDisk X400 1TB Case: Phanteks Eclipse P400S Silent Edition

Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 550 GS CPU Cooler: Arctic Freezer i32 OS: Microsoft Windows 10

Option 2 Estimated Cost $1500

CPU: Intel Core i7-6700K Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 3 Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 SC Memory: Corsair 2x8GB DDR4-3000

White kit Solid-State Drive: Toshiba OCZ Trion 150 960GB Case: Phanteks Enthoo Pro M Acrylic Anthracite Power Supply: EVGA Supernova 650 GS

CPU Cooler: Thermalright Macho Rev. B Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10.

Thank you very much!!!

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go with option 1 with few minor tweaks.

Get the GTX 1070 instead. An good aftermarket cooler, I recommend CRYORIG, since you are going to OC correct? For gaming, 8GB of RAM is enough. Going with an SSD and HDD instead of a giant SSD will be cheaper but that's your choice. Get the G2 instead.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi Amazian, Thanks for the info. To be honest, I wouldn't know how to overclock the processor so I'm not sure. Wow, there are a lot of things to consider but I'm trying to learn. I'll chek out the G2 hard drive. Do you think I'll have any issues if I use 3 monitors? Thanks again!!!

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually the EVGA G2 PSU. It's a bit better than the GS.

Do you think I'll have any issues if I use 3 monitors?

With a 1070, I would think not.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thank you for your information and your help Amazian, I really appreciate it!!

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