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First time building my own PC

JTCatapult

38 months ago

How did I do picking parts? I'm open to suggestions and advice. I have a budget of $1500.

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
Thermal Compound Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver 3.5g Thermal Paste $7.28 @ Amazon
Motherboard Asus Z170-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $149.99 @ B&H
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $85.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $69.00 @ B&H
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB ACX 3.0 Video Card $404.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Define R5 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $84.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA P2 650W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $99.98 @ Newegg
UPS CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS $193.27 @ Amazon
Other SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB $129.99
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1508.25
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1478.25
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 02:50 EDT-0400

If you have any questions, or just think this build is good, please let me know. :)

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd go like this, but I am unsure about that M2-card:

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 MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ B&H
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $84.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $49.49 @ OutletPC
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card $414.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fractal Design Define R5 w/Window (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply Corsair RMx 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $69.99 @ Newegg
UPS CyberPower CP1500PFCLCD UPS $193.27 @ Amazon
Other SSD 960 EVO NVMe M.2 250GB $129.99
Other White RMx cables $70.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1540.46
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $1500.46
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 04:12 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions. :)

The M.2 card is something new from Samsung. It's supposed to be shipping out this month.

Here's the product page and a press release on it:

http://www.samsung.com/us/computing/memory-storage/solid-state-drives/ssd-960-evo-m-2-250gb-mz-v6e250bw/

http://www.samsung.com/semiconductor/insights/news/25661/960pro-960evo

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I don't trust new releases. I want to see benchmarks before I buy stuff :/

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Probably a good policy to live by. I mean, just look at the Note 7. XD

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  • The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is a relatively low end overclocking CPU cooler. I suggest putting in at least $10 to get one with more overclocking potential like the CRYORIG H7.

  • You don't need aftermarket thermal paste.

  • Motherboard is a bit expensive. If you cut down a bit on that you can gain your money back from the CPU cooler upgrade.

  • Memory is way overpriced. At that price you can get faster frequencies like 3000 or 3200.

  • WD black is not the best value for the money. You don't need more speed than a WD blue especially when you already have a really fast SSD.

  • If you use mail in rebates you can get a triple fan GTX 1070 that should cool better and is also cheaper

  • To be honest, this PC will be just fine with this cheaper PSU

  • Why do you need a UPS?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hey, thanks for the advice. :)

The UPS is because my neighborhood has brownouts all the time. I had a PSU fail on my last PC because of it. I'm pretty sure that's what happened to the one I replaced it with, and it's only been a year since I put it in.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the suggestions. :)

Yeah I guess the flashiness kinda got me a little. :P I was thinking the whole point of an ssd was to be fast and these M.2 types are supposed to be even faster than the sata ones. Although, for twice the gigs and not much extra dough, I'll have to consider that.

I think I will definitely be changing the power supply to a 550 watt.

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  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Hmm, hadn't really thought about synthetic vs real world benchmarks. Good point. Thanks for the advice.

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