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First Ever Time building a Computer

Loganed16

38 months ago

I haven't ever built a computer but I have done extensive research on the topic and I feel like I have sufficient knowledge to being building. I would like some advice from those who had already built computers and if anyone would be willing to critique my build that would be wonderful as well. I would like to keep the price under 1250 dollars. https://pcpartpicker.com/user/Loganed16/saved/

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  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

What is this rig going to be used for? If for gaming, an i5 is more than enough as the difference between an i5 and i7 in gaming is negligable. I recommend the i5-6600K if you are going to OC. Get the CRYORIG H7 if you plan on overclocking the CPU a lot or the M9i if low or moderate OC. For a rig with a 1060, 450W PSU should be enough. I recommend a better unit sucj as the EVGA GQ 650W as it has a better design than the NEX for about the same price.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would be using this computer for my main computer. I would be used for gaming as well as everything else I would do on a computer (document editing/creating, occasional photo editing, and web surfing). And thank you for the advice.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I changed to the i5 as your usage doesnt sound like you need the i7. I also changed to a better cpu cooler which has better performance and is quieter. I also changed to a higher quality psu as that unit is bad value for money. The G2 is much better quality and has a much longer warranty. Finally I added an SSD to help with boot and load times.

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 $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $74.89 @ OutletPC
Storage Crucial MX300 275GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $67.99 @ SuperBiiz
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB SC GAMING Video Card $259.99 @ B&H
Case Corsair 200R ATX Mid Tower Case $59.99 @ Newegg
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
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse -
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1103.08
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1093.08
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-05 21:53 EDT-0400

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