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bobbylightdw

38 months ago

I need to know if there is any way I can get more out of this build.. budget cap is $2500 Canadian. that includes the tax (13%) looking to make this build purely for gaming, there wont be any content creation or video editing. also looking to keep an upgrade path on the build. wont ever be using SLI configuration. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor $327.68 @ NCIX
Motherboard MSI B150A Gaming Pro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $180.78 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $146.88 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Kingston SSDNow UV400 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $57.61 @ Newegg Canada
Storage Western Digital Blue 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive $107.33 @ NCIX
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card $638.43 @ Newegg Canada
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $107.33 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $124.71 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $135.58 @ Newegg Canada
Wireless Network Adapter TP-Link TL-WN881ND PCI-Express x1 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi Adapter $28.23 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor Asus PB278Q 27.0" 60Hz Monitor $564.98 @ NCIX
Keyboard Logitech MK120 Wired Slim Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $18.08 @ Newegg Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2437.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 11:04 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The 6600 is a good place to start from, but DUDE,180 dollars for a b150?Try a z170.2nd: RGB LED's are not necessary, try the ZOTAC 1070.3rd: 550 Watts is too much since you won't be going SLI in the future.Finally, I changed that monitor to a MUCH better one.The one I chose 144Hz refresh rate, and 7ms 1ms respond time.Everything else is good(AND BUILT IN SPEAKERS!!)

FYI, I live in Canada 2!!!

Updated version

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

appreciate the effort. but with taxes. that build is ALMOST $250 over my top end budget

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

changed cpu from 6600 to 6600k so you can overclock, changed motherboard from overpriced msi b150a to msi z170a so you can overclock, changed ram to far cheaper ram but same speed and capacity and leaves more slots on motherboard so you can upgrade in the future, changed ssd to more reliable and slightly cheaper ssd, changed hdd to a faster and cheaper hdd with same capacity, changed gpu from 1070 to 1080 because it fit in budget and is much much faster, changed wireless network adapter from a 802.11n to much newer and faster 802.11ac, plus its cheaper, changed monitor to monitor with a much higher refresh rate, lower response time, much cheaper, changed keyboard and mouse bundle to a more gaming oriented keyboard and mouse bundle. in the end you get a much more powerful build in every way for the same price.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $306.75 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $34.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $129.99 @ NCIX
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $89.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $51.40 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $92.93 @ Vuugo
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 8GB AMP! Edition Video Card $824.99 @ Newegg Canada
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $94.99 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $104.99 @ Memory Express
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $115.50 @ shopRBC
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $14.72 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $529.99 @ Memory Express
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $34.99 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2426.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 12:03 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

aqppreciate that. but with taxes that build comes to 2935 in canda

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

oh, ok. if you wanted to bring the price down, just switch the 1080 out for a 1070. also I live in Canada too (:

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

well this is what the build has come to now. I just prefer the reliability and warranty backing of the WD black series. I hear a lot of bad things about Seagate barracudas PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $346.62 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $39.53 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $146.88 @ NCIX
Memory GeIL EVO POTENZA 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $101.68 @ Newegg Canada
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $58.08 @ DirectCanada
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $169.48 @ Amazon Canada
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card $638.43 @ Newegg Canada
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $107.33 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.63 @ Memory Express
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $130.51 @ shopRBC
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $16.63 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $598.88 @ Memory Express
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $39.53 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2512.21
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 12:57 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

where have you heard bad things about seagate drives? I have heard pretty good things about them

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

from anyone that I have ever spoken to. you are the first person I've heard saying that they are good. I understand they are a cheap option. but I've never personally heard anyone say good things about them

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

is this the final build?

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $346.62 @ Vuugo
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler $39.53 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard MSI Z170-A PRO ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $146.88 @ NCIX
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory $124.26 @ NCIX
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 120GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $58.08 @ DirectCanada
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $105.03 @ Vuugo
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1070 8GB STRIX Video Card $638.43 @ Newegg Canada
Case Phanteks Enthoo Pro M ATX Mid Tower Case $107.33 @ NCIX
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.63 @ Memory Express
Optical Drive Lite-On iHAS124-14 DVD/CD Writer $16.93 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $130.51 @ shopRBC
Wireless Network Adapter Edimax EW-7811UTC USB 2.0 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $16.63 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor BenQ XL2730Z 27.0" 144Hz Monitor $598.88 @ Memory Express
Keyboard Cooler Master CM Storm Devastator Gaming Bundle Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $39.53 @ Amazon Canada
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $2487.27
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 13:47 EDT-0400

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