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2000$ streaming/gaming build

Jeepshoesmith

38 months ago

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/Jeepshoesmith/saved/C8kTWZ

Please give me feedback on this build before I buy all the parts thanks!

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Most of my suggestions are personal choices, but I'll go ahead and list them out!

  • CPU cooler: The Kraken X61 performs very similarly to the h115i, but is much quieter

  • The Asus A is a good board, but the PCB isn't as black as the pictures make it seem. In reality it's closer to a brown color. My alternative is the Pro Gaming, which has an all-black PCB with white/silver accents and RGB accent lighting

  • Ram: I'm not sure if 32gb is necessary. However, you can save some money by getting two 2x8 kits instead of a single 4x8. (for reference, the 3000MHz ram is essentially the same speed as your 3200 set since the cas latency is lower on the 3000 set)

  • SSD: The 850 EVO is very good, but it's also very overpriced until you start to hit 1TB+ of storage. My alternative is the MX300 which is also very fast and offers some more storage as well, for $40 less

  • GPU is good, I just prefer the Asus Strix since it can cool better and offers some really cool RGB lighting. The power delivery on the card is also superb.

  • The case is great, I actually have one for my current build and I love it, but I just think there are more luxurious options to fit your needs better, like the H440, R5, Define S, or Enthoo Evolv. Take a look at some of those options and see if you like any of those more. They all offer better build quality, cable management, and great acoustic dampening.

Overall, those changes shaved off about $130 without changing performance at all (in fact the motherboard offers better power phase design so OC is better)

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 NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.89 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $153.99 @ B&H
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $68.99 @ Newegg
Storage Crucial MX300 525GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Newegg
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.99 @ SuperBiiz
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $629.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Phanteks ECLIPSE P400S ATX Mid Tower Case $75.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RMx 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $109.99 @ Newegg
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $85.70 @ My Choice Software
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $1857.49
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-06 01:07 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Ram: I'm not sure if 32gb is necessary.

It isn't for gaming or streaming.

All looks good otherwise

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