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First build since 1991

Slugnutty

38 months ago

Yah I'm an old goat. I've lurked here for a bit and have read A LOT of review web sites.

Generally all of my PC's have been purchased for me by work, I'm an electrical engineer focusing on Automation - and those PC's have been good though not great for gaming. But lately we are getting more and more specialized PC's and far more security conscious with customers IP pn our computers, and our IT department is putting a lot of nanny programs to watch what we are doing - so in that light, I decided to build my own PC and keep my gaming on a separate box.

Personal limit is about $2500 U.S. - I could be talked in to ~$2800 MAX I waffle a lot on - cooling but think I will stick with air, while the 212 is in the list, a Noctua is also appealing. The Corsair 600c is appealing as my PC's have always been on my left - so why not be a little different? The other tow on the list are the Define R5 and the NZXT H440 - the top choice changes daily... I NEED a new monitor, the ViewSonic I use now is 22" TFT purchased in 2002 it maxed out at 58 Hz... sigh I could also replace the 2TB Black with a 1TB SSD - but not sure if I need to, so to keep the cost with in reason, storage went HDD.

Just looking to for creative input from you all here that most certainly know more about the ins and outs of builds than I do, looking for a sanity check, would a different part in any location work better than what I have chosen? And I came in $5.30 under my personal limit. (so far)

This is strictly gaming with web surfing the only other thing I'll do with it. No office, no video editing, no steaming, no VR interest. Gaming and that is it for this build.

I plan on purchasing this in 2 to 4 weeks time - so their is still time to adjust or discuss. I am not desperate to purchase. If people would like to know - the gaming I am interested in - The Division, Battelfield1, I love the Bioshock type games I miss being able to play WarThunder (they made video changes and I can no longer play it)

I suppose with out further a due.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $24.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $202.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $96.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $162.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $122.99 @ Newegg
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $414.98 @ Newegg
Case Corsair Carbide Clear 600C ATX Full Tower Case $129.55 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $95.98 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $102.98 @ Newegg
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 165Hz Monitor $799.99 @ Newegg
Other
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2549.30
Mail-in rebates -$55.00
Total $2494.30
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-30 16:40 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Tried to fit in a 1080:

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 H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $202.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory $96.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $162.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 8GB G1 Gaming Video Card $624.99 @ NCIX US
Case Corsair Carbide 400C ATX Mid Tower Case $97.49 @ Amazon
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 $84.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 27.0" 165Hz Monitor $799.99 @ Newegg
Other
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2496.16
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $2486.16
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-30 17:26 EDT-0400

I think it looks really solid! That Swift is a beast of a monitor and a 1070 is crazy powerful, but very few of the demanding titles are going to hit 165 FPS, especially at 1440p. A 1080 will more reliably do so, or at least come closer.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I7 is a great cpu however as of today's standards and in the next few years a i5 should be plenty.as for air cooled fans if you are looking to over clock then a h7 would be a better option if not then the one you have should do fine and the 750w power supply is a little over kill.cases are more a personal choice if you are not looking at clocking for sure then you could go with a h170 mobo and a 6700(k is for overclocking) and save some but still get some great performance. http://pcpartpicker.com/list/B2nBqk if you are looking at over clocking this is what I came up with

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