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dantheman4075

38 months ago

Red and black theme. CPU cost is not an issue (I have a completely unfair employee accomodation which allows me to purchase a 7th gen i7 for 100 bucks) My main 2 concerns are the cost effeciency of the extra $60+ for the 3 extra gigs of vram, and possible lack of case fans which would lead to improper cooling. I also plan to dabble in overclocking, so if I am currently ill-equipped, please let me know!

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $100.00
CPU Cooler Deepcool CAPTAIN 240 EX 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $86.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI Z170A Tomahawk AC ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $139.99 @ SuperBiiz
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $39.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING X 3G Video Card $224.99 @ B&H
Case NZXT S340 (Black/Red) ATX Mid Tower Case $66.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $767.93
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-10 03:52 EDT-0400

Comments

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Don't need an i7 for gaming. Also changed your SSD to be cheaper with more storage. M.2 drives don't actually show any real world difference, only in benchmarking difference. You have about $75 left for case fans if you're really worried, but I think you'll be fine with the fans on the GPU, PSU, and your CPU cooler.

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 Deepcool CAPTAIN 120 EX 76.5 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $68.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard MSI H110I PRO AC Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $88.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $39.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $46.00 @ Amazon
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6GB GAMING X Video Card $289.89 @ OutletPC
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply EVGA 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $949.80
Mail-in rebates -$25.00
Total $924.80
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-09 22:12 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks for the input. About the cpu, if I were paying full price, I would definitely buy the i5 6600k, however, I work at Best buy and we get ridiculous holiday deals through intel retail edge. A 7th gen i7 would cost me about 100 dollars and an i5 would cost me about 80 through our employee accomodation (yes, I am completely serious lol). I'm perfectly fine forking over an extra 20 bucks to overkill.

  • 38 months ago
  • 2 points

Alrighty then, definitely go for the i7! It'll help in CPU-intensive games and give you 10-20 more FPS in general.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Might want to get a Board that supports Overclocking if that is part of your master plan.. Cough Z170..

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Oh, right! Sorry, I completely forgot about even looking at the motherboard. Right, for an i5-6600K or an i7-6700K you'll need a Z170 motherboard.

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Certainly you can do better than a non-modular PSU. Hitachi doesn't make very good hdd's. A seagat Barracuda or a caviar blue are more reliable

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Went a bit over your budget as I almost always do.. BUT this has a Z170 board for Overclocking the CPU and using XMP profiles to get the Memory up to speed as well..

You want something with a 240 Rad like the X61 to do real cooling for a decent overclock with a 120 Rad you might as well just go with a mid range air cooler and save some cash.

Stepped the GTX 1060 down to the 3G model because for 1080p Gaming that is plenty..

Dropped in a Good Semi-Modular Power Supply that is a Great Deal at Newegg right now. It will help eliminate extra cable clutter making the build look better over all..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $114.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $168.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $39.98 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive -
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING X 3G Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1096.90
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1076.90
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-09 22:56 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks, I was just in the process of updating the mobo and picked the same one you did. The cooler I picked had a 240 version, but I looked at previous completed builds and the 240s looked a little crammed in the confines of a mini itx, but is a sacrifice I'm willing to make if necessary. Could adding a case fan on the rear panel provide ample cooling if I do chose to stick with a 120?

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

Here is an example of a 240 AIO working just fine.. http://pcpartpicker.com/b/MDWXsY

You could mount the X41 as the Rear Exhaust https://pcpartpicker.com/product/3VrG3C/nzxt-cpu-cooler-rlkrx4101

Here is the build with an Air Cooler and a Rear Exhaust Fan..

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor $339.99 @ Newegg
CPU Cooler Cooler Master Hyper 212X 82.9 CFM CPU Cooler $39.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Asus Z170I PRO GAMING Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard $168.98 @ Newegg
Memory Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory $81.99 @ Newegg
Storage A-Data Premier SP550 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $62.99 @ Newegg
Storage Western Digital BLACK SERIES 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $122.99 @ Newegg
Video Card MSI GeForce GTX 1060 3GB 3GB GAMING X 3G Video Card $239.99 @ Newegg
Case Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case $69.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply $39.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan Corsair ML140 Pro 97.0 CFM 140mm Fan $29.99 @ Newegg
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1216.89
Mail-in rebates -$20.00
Total $1196.89
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-10-10 01:23 EDT-0400
  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

I have modified my build to a mid tower. I feel the hardware would be crammed in the previous case, so I went with the nzxt s340 because it looks easy to build in. From what I can see, I can install 2 120mm case fans on the vents on top and in the back. I will also be able to install the 240 liquid cooler on the front of the case. This should optimize space fairly well

  • 38 months ago
  • 1 point

If you would still rather go with an ITX build then go and have a look at completed builds using the Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX case. Plenty out there that fit the CPU and cooler without issues and it doesn't look too cramped in my opinion. Although for an ITX case, the Evolv is on the larger side!

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