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leonardotmnt

38 months ago

I'm putting together a build mostly for Lightroom but maybe eventually some Photoshop. Otherwise it's general duties like web browsing and word processing. I'm trying to future proof a little since I only upgrade once every 5-7 years. I may overclock some but nothing crazy. What do you think of this build? Any suggestions?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $328.99 @ SuperBiiz
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $34.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $193.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill TridentZ Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3400 Memory $109.88 @ OutletPC
Storage Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $158.57 @ B&H
Storage Seagate SV35.5 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $122.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $89.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply Corsair RMx 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $89.99 @ 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
Monitor Dell U2415 24.1" 60Hz Monitor $244.83 @ B&H
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1497.76
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1477.76
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-05 14:49 EDT-0400

The cpu/mobo/ram is a combo deal on Newegg right now. I know I may not need the i7 but am thinking about it in case hyperthreading becomes more prevalent before I upgrade again and the clock speed is higher than the i5 6600. The motherboard should be good if I want to overclock and has good connectivity options.

Thoughts on the build? And if anyone can say if I'd notice any real world difference for the SSD choices that'd be helpful. I'm thinking of the Samsung 850 Evo or Sandisk x400. I can't decide which one to go with and if the Samsung is worth the extra money over cheaper options. Thanks!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Looks pretty solid. Definitely go for the 850 EVO, way better than the X400 in every aspects. You might see faster boots with the 850 compared to the X400.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The EVGA G2 550W is slightly cheaper than the RMx at the moment.

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