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VinnyGS1984

38 months ago

Building a Gaming machine for <$1500 with a main focus on aesthetics (cause I like my stuff to look nice) and a secondary focus on performance per dollar. Wanting to do a White/Black build with Blue LEDs. How do you think think this'll look all put together with the white case and blacked out hardware? I'm wanting to do overclocking so the Z board and K chip are a no brainer with the more efficient AIO liquid cooler. The Avexir ram is just about the LEDs on the heat spreader cause name brand ram is all the same and doesn't matter for games right? lol and went with 4x4 instead of 2x8 care filling up all four dimms looks dope. Went with the RX480 because #teamred and it's bang for buck is off the charts. Definitely want the 8GB with new games sometimes pushing 5.5g utilized VRam. But the OC cards... worth the extra $40? Some reviews say the OC cards are ~15% faster. Couldn't I just OC the card myself? MotherBoard is a Pro class one because I don't need to spend extra for the word "Gamer" to be printed on the box, its all black, and has crossfire(see next sentence). The PSU is 850w cause I plan on buying a second RX 480 as a christmas present to myself. The SDD is for the OS and games I'm currently playing. HDDs for the library. WiFi adapter cause it would cost almost $500 to get CAT5 run up to RJ45 jacks in the office. Sorry I'm not falling through my own ceiling.

I'm gonna play Skyrim + Graphics Mods, Forza Horizon 3, WoW, CS:GO, Division, Deus EX, you know... good modern games. Want them on at least High to Ultra.

Lastly I'm wanting to be ready for VR. As soon as there's wide Dev support in games, I'll be upgrading my 27" 1080p to a Vive.

Anything that would either lower the cost, increase the performance, or look better here?

Please don't recommend a GTX 10~ card. Outta my budget and just wanting to hold over till Vega cards next year (finger crossed). AMD is better on DX12 and Vulkan anyway.

Considered waiting for ZEN, but I think I'll be sticking with Intel chip for now. CPU's don't make that much of a difference anyway, and I won't be getting a GPU the 6600k wouldn't be able to instruct for quite some time.

Thanks!

~V

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $240.98 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $95.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard MSI Z170A SLI PLUS ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $112.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $39.99 @ Newegg
Storage PNY CS1311 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $119.99 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.50 @ Amazon
Storage Hitachi Ultrastar 7K3000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $55.50 @ Amazon
Video Card Sapphire Radeon RX 480 8GB NITRO+ OC Video Card $278.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case NZXT S340 Elite (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99
Power Supply EVGA 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $118.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $84.88 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC68 PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $92.95 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1429.62
Mail-in rebates -$10.00
Total $1419.62
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-07 22:28 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

A 650W G2 would be better for your build and its the same series so it should look roughly the same. Also, if you go down to a G2, you could definitely put in a GTX 1060 6GB. You said you don't want a 10-series GPU but the 1060 would be better for not a lot more and if you go down to the 650W PSU then it might cost less than even your current build.

Also, your CPU Cooler is not compatible with your case.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

PSU/GPU- Another reason I went with AMD is because FreeSync Monitors are WAAAAY cheaper than GSync ones. Besides, the monitor I already have is FreeSync. So I could entertain the idea of a 1060, but dual RX 480s (in games that support it, which is a lot) tickle with 1070 territory for less. For a number of games almost even touches the 1080. I very much want expandability within system, and the 1060 not having SLI is kinda a killer for me, and dual 1070's is never gonna find room in the ol' wallet.

Cooler- Currently communicating with NZXT. The compatibility check here is assuming dimensions for the previous S340, rather than the S340 Elite. Verbiage on the NZXT page for the case is that it fits the full line up of Krakken Coolers. Will update with confirmation.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Alright.

Thanks for the information about the S340- Didn't know that!

Your choice of the 480 makes sense then. You can get a second one in the future and use it with your FreeSync monitor.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Updated parts list.

Was able to keep the cost basically the same but managed to just barely squeeze in a 1080!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor $237.49 @ B&H
CPU Cooler CRYORIG H5 Universal 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler $46.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard Asus Z170-E ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $103.98 @ Newegg
Memory Avexir Core Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2666 Memory $42.99 @ Newegg
Storage Samsung 750 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1080 8GB STRIX Video Card $649.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case $79.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $74.99 @ Newegg
Wireless Network Adapter Asus PCE-AC55BT PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $34.92 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1431.22
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1401.22
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-14 17:01 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I would change the Cpu Cooler to Scythe FUMA

http://pcpartpicker.com/product/dVwqqs/scythe-cpu-cooler-scfm1000

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

any particular reason? the h5 gets damn good reviews.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

The Scythe FUMA is a very good cooler and it has really good Bang for the Buck. If you tighten it far enough it can actually beat the Cryorig R1 and the Noctua D15 performance wise.

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