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first time build (gaming pc)

tim.m

38 months ago

Any suggestions are welcome. 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 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A GAMING M3 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $142.88 @ OutletPC
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $65.99 @ Newegg
Storage Kingston SSDNow V300 Series 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $44.39 @ OutletPC
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.71 @ OutletPC
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC Video Card $278.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus VX228H 21.5" 60Hz Monitor $109.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Thermaltake CHALLENGER PRIME Wired Gaming Keyboard $26.99 @ SuperBiiz
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $48.33 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.99 @ Best Buy
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1266.11
Mail-in rebates -$50.00
Total $1216.11
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-30 16:53 EDT-0400

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  • 38 months ago
  • 0 points

Some will disagree with the choices, but I shifted funds around a bit to fit in a better display and keyboard:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i3-6100 3.7GHz Dual-Core Processor $110.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $89.98 @ Newegg
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $66.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $63.24 @ NCIX US
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $48.71 @ OutletPC
Video Card Gigabyte Radeon RX 480 8GB Video Card $239.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply SeaSonic 520W 80+ Bronze Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $49.99 @ Newegg
Monitor LG 29UM67 29.0" 60Hz Monitor $263.66 @ Amazon
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Quick Fire TK Wired Gaming Keyboard $70.00 @ Amazon
Mouse Razer DeathAdder 2013 Wired Optical Mouse $39.88 @ Amazon
Headphones Logitech G430 7.1 Channel Headset $39.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1170.41
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1150.41
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-30 18:14 EDT-0400

Ultrawide IPS display with Freesync should pair very well with the 480. Sure, you'll lose some frames dropping to an i3, but I honestly don't think it'll be more than 5% in the majority of titles. The 480 is more than enough for 2560x1080p, so there's not much to worry about.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks

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